Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-27-06, 02:55 AM   #1
Rancid
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Rancid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: oPt via Spokane, WA
Bikes: Chromoly Allez comp with Ultegra/DA, IRO Rob Roy
Posts: 842
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
broke my hand tonight

/i was riding home from work at the bike shop in the rain tonight when I crossed through a mall parking lot( you know with all that slick pavement) went through some oil by the gutter on a turn and ate it. The bike is okay, but I broke my 4&5 pinkie and ring finger bones in hand and can't do ish. Can't type, can't ride, can't wrench in the bike shop....total suckage. I can still drink though! At least there were some nice drivers that stopped and asked me if I was okay. one even gave me and the bike a ride to meet with my navy boss to take me to the hospital.
I did scratch my new nitto's but not too bad. At least I'm doped up on oxycodone until I see the ortho surgeon tomorrow.

so yeah, if you write me on here or myspace....responses will take time. One hand typing is pretty lame.....get it? lame?
__________________
I've been here since 2004? I've never felt this old before.
Rancid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 03:01 AM   #2
spud
i am sure that i hate you
 
spud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: 703
Bikes: 'Cha-ruzu Fosuta Orusan Kein' Fuji Track (2005), Schwinn Tank MTB (?), Fuji Royale (1979)
Posts: 3,230
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
were they crushed between the bar and the pavement or were you trying to land on them? heal fast.
__________________
putting the pi back in pirate!
Quote:
It’s an upstanding member of the solar system
Apply the laws of earth and make it a victim
Of Proposition 187
spud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 03:12 AM   #3
Rancid
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Rancid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: oPt via Spokane, WA
Bikes: Chromoly Allez comp with Ultegra/DA, IRO Rob Roy
Posts: 842
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
from what I can tell it was from the impact of the side of my hand hitting the grnd. i didnt try to break my fall with my hand or that would have been a broken wrist. I was haulin a$$ so it actually happened fast and /i came down real hard on the right. I think my shoulder/ankle/hip all came down at once and kind of whiplashed my arm down.

At least thats what I think thats what happened.

the best part was when they went to remove my shoe to clean my ankle's road rash and the nurse discovered I had busted the release mechanism off my buckle. 15 minutes, 1 pen, 2 tongue depressors, and tweezers (that will need to be autoclaved again) later.......we still didn't get it off. So I got up, went out to the car, and brought my messenger bag in. We ended up using my multitool's screwdrivrt just to take the whole buckle off. it was actually really funny
__________________
I've been here since 2004? I've never felt this old before.
Rancid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 03:16 AM   #4
humancongereel
live free or die trying
 
humancongereel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: where i lay my head is home.
Bikes: bianchi pista workhorse, cannondale r1000, mountain bike fixed conversion
Posts: 6,999
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hey, at least there's something to laugh at. heal up fast.
humancongereel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 09:12 AM   #5
jfmckenna
Tiocfáidh ár Lá
 
jfmckenna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: The edge of b#
Bikes: A whole bunch-a bikes.
Posts: 5,440
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rancid
from what I can tell it was from the impact of the side of my hand hitting the grnd. i didnt try to break my fall with my hand or that would have been a broken wrist. I was haulin a$$ so it actually happened fast and /i came down real hard on the right. I think my shoulder/ankle/hip all came down at once and kind of whiplashed my arm down.

At least thats what I think thats what happened.

the best part was when they went to remove my shoe to clean my ankle's road rash and the nurse discovered I had busted the release mechanism off my buckle. 15 minutes, 1 pen, 2 tongue depressors, and tweezers (that will need to be autoclaved again) later.......we still didn't get it off. So I got up, went out to the car, and brought my messenger bag in. We ended up using my multitool's screwdrivrt just to take the whole buckle off. it was actually really funny
Ha Ha yea my bag is like a man purse for me now. If I don't have it with me then I basically have nothing.

Hope you heal up and in the mean time enjoy the arms of Morpheus.
jfmckenna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 09:34 AM   #6
crushkilldstroy
Hello.
 
crushkilldstroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: West Seattle
Bikes:
Posts: 2,902
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
holy ****. another man down. good luck with that ortho surgeon and heal up quick.

enjoy that oxycodone. i sure as hell am.
crushkilldstroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 09:41 AM   #7
Rancid
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Rancid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: oPt via Spokane, WA
Bikes: Chromoly Allez comp with Ultegra/DA, IRO Rob Roy
Posts: 842
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy
holy ****. another man down.
yeah its been a bad set lately for us.....and the oxycodone is the jam
__________________
I've been here since 2004? I've never felt this old before.
Rancid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 09:46 AM   #8
Fugazi Dave
Beausage is Beautiful
 
Fugazi Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Bikes: 2006 Langster, which I actually like.
Posts: 5,457
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
At least you did it while riding! Freshman year of college I punched a wall and broke my right 5th metacarpal, damn near driving it through the skin on the back of my hand. I was taking a photography class *and* a journalism class that quarter, too, so having a cast was a bit of a pain...

Heal fast!
__________________
photo otaku | flickr | davidrmunson
Fugazi Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 09:48 AM   #9
Rancid
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Rancid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: oPt via Spokane, WA
Bikes: Chromoly Allez comp with Ultegra/DA, IRO Rob Roy
Posts: 842
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
At least you did it while riding! Freshman year of college I punched a wall and broke my right 5th metacarpal, damn near driving it through the skin on the back of my hand. I was taking a photography class *and* a journalism class that quarter, too, so having a cast was a bit of a pain...

Heal fast!
nice...what side of your hand did they splint? they splinted up my thumb side which makes no damn sense. I can move lucky number 5 all I want
__________________
I've been here since 2004? I've never felt this old before.
Rancid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 09:49 AM   #10
onetwentyeight 
blah
 
onetwentyeight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oakland, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 5,573
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thats pretty much how i fractured my femur on new years except it was wet leaves instead of oil. No fun my sympathies.
onetwentyeight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 09:51 AM   #11
Rancid
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Rancid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: oPt via Spokane, WA
Bikes: Chromoly Allez comp with Ultegra/DA, IRO Rob Roy
Posts: 842
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
wow...anyone who fractures a bone denser than concrete (femur) is in my hardcore book
__________________
I've been here since 2004? I've never felt this old before.
Rancid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 09:53 AM   #12
Fugazi Dave
Beausage is Beautiful
 
Fugazi Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Bikes: 2006 Langster, which I actually like.
Posts: 5,457
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rancid
nice...what side of your hand did they splint? they splinted up my thumb side which makes no damn sense. I can move lucky number 5 all I want
They splinted the pinky side, though the splint pretty much enveloped my right arm in its entirety up to the elbow. Had that for about 4-5 days without pain meds before I got in to see a traveling orthopedist at the university health center where it finally got set and cast. Ah, crappy rural hospitals with a skeleton crew of doctors...
__________________
photo otaku | flickr | davidrmunson
Fugazi Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 10:07 AM   #13
curlybro
lives in a giant shoe
 
curlybro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: st paul, mn
Bikes:
Posts: 252
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rancid
wow...anyone who fractures a bone denser than concrete (femur) is in my hardcore book
I broke a kid's femur playing soccer sophomore year in high school. He went down and I didn't realize what happened so I took off and scored a goal.
curlybro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 10:08 AM   #14
Rancid
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Rancid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: oPt via Spokane, WA
Bikes: Chromoly Allez comp with Ultegra/DA, IRO Rob Roy
Posts: 842
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
They splinted the pinky side, though the splint pretty much enveloped my right arm in its entirety up to the elbow. Had that for about 4-5 days without pain meds before I got in to see a traveling orthopedist at the university health center where it finally got set and cast. Ah, crappy rural hospitals with a skeleton crew of doctors...
how long were you handless? Is this like a 2 week deal like a toe or a 4-8 weeks deal like a arm?
__________________
I've been here since 2004? I've never felt this old before.
Rancid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 10:09 AM   #15
onetwentyeight 
blah
 
onetwentyeight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oakland, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 5,573
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rancid
wow...anyone who fractures a bone denser than concrete (femur) is in my hardcore book

Haha. WOO IM HARDCORE. or dumb. It goes either way. I landed hard and the bone hit right on the edge of a curb. no fun. kept me down for a month, i have my first check up on it on wednesday
onetwentyeight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 10:09 AM   #16
Fugazi Dave
Beausage is Beautiful
 
Fugazi Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Bikes: 2006 Langster, which I actually like.
Posts: 5,457
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
6-8 weeks. The doctor who took it off said that, personally, he'd probably have left it on for 10...
__________________
photo otaku | flickr | davidrmunson
Fugazi Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 10:14 AM   #17
koyman
Good for Business
 
koyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Madison
Bikes: Team Fooj
Posts: 853
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
**** baby. Heal up, y'hear?
koyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 12:45 PM   #18
ImOnCrank
Yay!11! I has!!!1
 
ImOnCrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastcoast
Bikes: Cocaine the white stallion, Custom Witcomb pista, (Being restored) 80's Pogliaghi Track, (destroyed) RAP Round Breeze NJS, Cannondale Jekyll 900, 84/5 Pinarello Montello (all italian)
Posts: 1,659
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Man I'm right there with ya. Dunno if mine's legit broken yet (too much swelling on the first xray, nother on wed) but the thing sure hurts like hell. My advice, white russians make the painkillers work more good. Feel better man.
__________________
Bloodstains, speed kills, fast bikes, cheap thrills, French girls, fine wine...
ImOnCrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 02:28 PM   #19
Rancid
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Rancid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: oPt via Spokane, WA
Bikes: Chromoly Allez comp with Ultegra/DA, IRO Rob Roy
Posts: 842
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Turns out....they DID wrap it on the wrong side. Flippin IDIOTS
__________________
I've been here since 2004? I've never felt this old before.
Rancid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 04:12 PM   #20
biff
biff-o-matic
 
biff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Austin, TX
Bikes: Moyer Cycles #1 - A fixie of course.
Posts: 305
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rancid
Turns out....they DID wrap it on the wrong side. Flippin IDIOTS

HAHA! That's hilarious. Navy Medical....Full Sp.....All stop.
biff is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:37 AM.