Girlfriend broke arm!!!!, first group ride/Critical mass Houston,TX
Ok just to let everyone know, we had an absolute blast (despite the accident) and she is already trying to figure out how she's gonna ride in the halloween CM.
Just to give you a run down of what happened... We arrived from Beaumont about 15 min before the ride started. Once we got there and saw the crowd we were instantly pumped! Apparently it was one of the largest yet, estimated 800-1000 ppl!!! The ride was awesome, we rode all through downtown, the city seemed like it was ours. One it was over we followed a group of friends to a lil bar/diner called the moontower. Afterwards we started heading back to the starting point of the ride, and thats when it all were wrong...
this is the seam in the street where her front wheel hit, and as you can see, we are all huddled where she landed!!! it's a good 20-25 feet from the initial impact. FYI I know you can't tell from the pic, but the height difference between the two pieces of concrete is about 4"!!
Once her front wheel hit that uneven patch in the rode, she was trying to keep herself from faceplanting on the ground and ended up riding a front wheel wheelie to the "No Parking" pole where she finally fell off slamming arm first into the pole itself.
We dont know if she bent the pole or if it was already that way, but we like to think that she did the damage to it
Here's her bike.
So she has a SPIRAL FRACTURE on her left radius, contusions all over her left rib area with internal swelling, also a large contusion with hematoma on right side of head.
She is really down... not because of her injuries, but that she cant ride next month. We have decided that we are gonna go to as many group rides as possible once she's healed.
All I can say is, What a trooper!!!!!!!!