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Old 08-21-09, 08:14 PM   #1
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Crashed Today... (Pic)

I crashed today while trying to bunnyhop over a little log. Wouldn't have been so bad if I hadn't slammed into a tree and cracked my helmet. I also got some trail rash on my side and shoulder. What you can see in the picture continues further down my back and side.



So I went to the hospital, they gave me a CT scan, and told me my brain was "unremarkable". Kind of hard to hear for a PhD student. Anyway they told me not to drink or ride for a few days. Bummer because tomorrow I turn 28 so no birthday ride. Anyway my derailleur is messed up and the there is now play in my rear brake lever. Suck.

So what's your worst injury?
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Riding with no hands on a sandy road. Skidded and went down. Tore up a grip, broke a brake lever, scratched the other, helmet, tore seat, scraped fork, pedal, and rear derailleur. Tore up right elbow and leg. Ripped shirt. It really wasn't fun.

I heal, but the bike was dissappointing. The derailleur and seat were 3 days old.
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I forget, was it you who made the most pointless thread on bikeforums a couple weeks ago? Can you say unecessary?
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no that wasn't me.
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Great picture!
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That was someone else, found the thread. Sorry 'bout that
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wrecked foolin around in the yard today. broke a toenail, racked the twig and berries on an upturned handlebar. not fun.
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What you can see in the picture continues further down my back and side.
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So I went to the hospital, they gave me a CT scan, and told me my brain was "unremarkable".
My mom has always said that about me.
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Shopping bag got stuck in the spokes and sent me over the bar. Bent the forks. Hurt me ego.
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wrecked foolin around in the yard today. broke a toenail, racked the twig and berries on an upturned handlebar. not fun.
those are the silly ones that suck...did any neighbors see it happen?
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Smashed part of my face slamming a speedy staircase handrail. Cheek and orbital bones nicely banged up but not broken. Misjudged the corner in middle of the staircase, lost control and slammed. Just glad I didn't go over the handrail, the trip down the mountain would have hurt more I think. Now when I have a head cold I can totally feel the nerve in my face being pressed on by my sinuses, and if I press it I can feel it in between my front teeth. It was the only black eye I had come to think of it. Once I healed I went back and did it again without crashing. Considering all the stuff I've done on my bikes over the decades, I've been pretty lucky....I've crashed , just not gotten hurt too much, now if I was to count skateboarding...
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no that wasn't me.
Yah, that guy SKIDDED on his thingy.
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Good thing you had your helmet on! Screw the Docs, I'd be riding and drinking right away. Rock on.
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Why you all clinch-fist-flexin' like that there? Tryin' to impress Gastro?
Of course. Clearly that's what I live for.


Seriously, though. Road rash isn't the painful compared to having your head slam into a tree. My head still aches and now I have to fix my bike. Suck.
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Old 08-22-09, 10:26 AM   #17
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I lost an eye one time.
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I escapped seriuos energy on my last "major crash."

I was going 20 mph, flat section of trail. I went to hit a jump, some how i messed up, landed wrong, bounced, ended up a tangle of body/gear/bike and flew/rolled/skidded/bounced 25 feet away from the inital jump.

I was bruised and escaped a broken rib by literally less than an inch, and a concussion/broken neck from a tree, by 2 feet.

worse injurys would be BMX related. I went down on freshly "paved" (in Alaska....) road.
my arm and leg and side looked like I went over a cheese gratter.
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Man scars are so sekcy!
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No one else need reply. All are pansies next to Ken.

BTW...he's still on the bike.
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That's a cute scrape you have there.
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No one else need reply. All are pansies next to Ken.

BTW...he's still on the bike.
In a way it kinda sucks that my eye thing didn't happen doing the gnar or going balls-to-the-wall................it was a low speed wash out on a gravelled turn, easy/gentle tip over on the bike, but the eye meets a frikkin stick poking outta the side of trail, skewering said eye. Suckatration, big time.

Wear yer eye protection, kiddies!
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Yah, that guy SKIDDED on his thingy.
That must have hurt like hell. Just tell him to slip a pair of socks in there for cushion and he'll be protected in case there's a next time.
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Duct tape them on just to be sure. You never know, it might slip.
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In a way it kinda sucks that my eye thing didn't happen doing the gnar or going balls-to-the-wall................it was a low speed wash out on a gravelled turn, easy/gentle tip over on the bike, but the eye meets a frikkin stick poking outta the side of trail, skewering said eye. Suckatration, big time.

Wear yer eye protection, kiddies!
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What do you wear now for eye protection?
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