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    The Crash/ Accident/ Close Call/ Injury Thread

    So yeah I think this could be a cool thread tell us your awesome stories about the worst experiences you have had on a fixed gear or single speed crashes, close calls, injury's sustained. post the pictures of yourself, your crashed ride, or videos, ext. Lets get creative people intricate stories please...

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    sɹɐʇsɟoןןnɟsʇıbɟɯo jdgesus's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

    next step is recumbent.




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    sɹɐʇsɟoןןnɟsʇıbɟɯo jdgesus's Avatar
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    and note: that vitamin water was still good
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    crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

    next step is recumbent.




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    Hi, I'm Bryan. jimmytango's Avatar
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    Damn dude, what happened?
    I am not the company I keep.

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    sɹɐʇsɟoןןnɟsʇıbɟɯo jdgesus's Avatar
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    don't remember (missing about 45min of memory)

    alls good now, no worry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

    next step is recumbent.




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    Ouch!!!!




    Closets call for me was about 6 months ago. Right after dusk a lady driving with her lights off almost took me out.

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    30 miles out when a group being led by a Coyote crossed in front of me somewhere near 48 heading to SPI. There was some yelling and chasing and me sprinting like a mofo.

    Generally, "close calls" here don't count because they're too common to be seen as unique experiences. Welcome to riding in Northern Mexico.

    Also, in before the "thread-thread" xplosions.
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    Hi, I'm Bryan. jimmytango's Avatar
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    A while back, a chick ran a stop sign and I T-boned her. Bent fork, dislocated/permanently separated my shoulder, three cracked ribs, cracked helmet. **** sucked.
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    i smell bacon yummygooey's Avatar
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    i got nuthin on jdgesus

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    feb 2009. rear ended at night, hit and run, cuncussion and memory loss. for some reason I decided to wear a leather jacket that night and it saved my skin, literally! Lost my first road bike. Of course, I have had crashes since, but nothing remotely this bad - bike or body. No bones broke but I had some horrible bruising to my legs/feet and could not rest any weight on them for a month, my knees took even longer to fully recover. It is suspected that my bike and I were dragged about 20 feet
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    I got doored a few summers ago when I was first getting into cycling which destroyed my first bike. I made contact with not the outside, or the inside of the door, but the pointy, sharp, metallic middle. Missed cleaving my forehead and snapping my index finger by millimeters. Pretty stoked.

    Also, got hit on the first day of classes this year on my way home from the grocery store. Partially my fault because I decided to salmon in the hopes of hitting the residential streets and taking the long way home instead of waiting a few minutes for traffic to subside so I could cross.

    In short, tl ; dr, I was kinda stupid.
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    ugh. according to witnesses I was hit from behind by a sedan. I dont remember anything between just casually riding in the bike lane and waking up on the sidewalk with a stranger above me and feeling a lot of pain. I fractured my lower orbital under my eye, cracked my skull open and dislocated my shoulder as well as getting 4 stitches above my eye. my bike was wrecked and the driver drove off so i didnt even get any insurance.

    ive been hit and in scraps since then, but nothing serious except for a black eye from getting punched by a driver. but then that was just stupid

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    Insanely close call for me. I t-boned a VW going 30 miles an hour. I slammed my brakes and braced for impact.

    Flipped over the hood, legs hit the bars, landed on my head on the other side without a helmet.

    After a few seconds of "WTF just happened," I got up, looked at my totaled bike, felt my bruised legs that I could barely walk on...

    Since that day, helmet always, never bomb stop signs. I got a sweet colnago master x light out of the accident though
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    I got t-boned once by a car running a red light while I was on my way home from work. Hit and run. I went over the car, feet still in the toe clips, and hit the ground hard. Some bystanders helped me out, called the police, got me to a hospital where I found that (luckily) I had no serious injuries. Totaled the front end of my bike and bent the frame pretty good as well. Never got the driver's license plates or anything. No justice, but I was happy to be back in the saddle a week later. At the speed s/he was going I could've been killed.

    Another time, a girl making an oncoming left turn didn't see me and I didn't have enough time to avoid a collision. The back end of that bike got run over, and that's how I ruined a Fuji Obey. The frame is still in my garage, rear triangle bent up. I've been meaning to get that frame to a mechanic to see if it's salvageable. Again, no injuries. I think I have a guardian angel.

    And one time I got doored by an ambulance. That was just plain absurd.
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    I was making a right turn onto a parking lot, going about 20 miles per hour. A minivan makes the right turn as well, cutting really close to the curb. The minivan did not see me. I cut the corner as much as I could, hitting the slope of the driveway curb. I braced for impact, but I was about 2 inches from the side of the minivan. I rode off.

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    T-Boned a white truck. Going down a hill and car turns into me right in front of a driveway into a restaurant. I change direction into the driveway, can hear both my tubes pop as i hit the embankment, and then jump the curb and hit a truck parked at the stoplight. Went handlebar first so bike ok. Got a bruise on my left thigh, left an inch dent in his car though. Perpetrator drove off >:[ Nothing compared to your guys' stories, however.

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    Ay!

    Where did you get my X-rays!? Mine broke just like that with collarbone stuck out a little. (Didn't break skin. Thank Gawd!) I got a titanium reinforcement. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. Did you break your thing falling over head, too?

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    here's a good one...

    as i was leaving from the end of a group ride on my bike last summer i got t-boned by some dopey woman, who actually rode in it too, driving her suv out of the parking lot at the meet-up place. of course she had a phone stuck to her ear...


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    I've been one of the "lucky" ones, all my close calls are just that and unworthy of joining the discussion of some of these posts. I alsohaven't even had a spill from wet roads, loose gravel, fast turns, etc since I was a teenager. *knock on wood*
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    I got hit by a taxi that pulled into the bike lane to pick up passengers. Dude pulled away before I collected myself enough to realize I was more injured than I thought, or collect a license plate number. My collarbone also broke in multiple places, X-ray looked just like Jaytron's. It still sticks out all crazy-like.

    Actually, had a wipe-out when the same thing happened a couple weeks ago - taxi pulled into the bike lane - but this time I slammed the front brake and went over the handlebars. Arms hurt from catching myself on the asphalt, but nothing broken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomo_Ishi View Post
    Ay!

    Where did you get my X-rays!? Mine broke just like that with collarbone stuck out a little. (Didn't break skin. Thank Gawd!) I got a titanium reinforcement. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. Did you break your thing falling over head, too?

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    I fell right on my shoulder, I don't remember exactly how, I must've gotten tangled up. But I opted for no surgery. I have a sweet bump there now haha. (didn't break skin either)
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    i smell bacon yummygooey's Avatar
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    Oh yea, I almost slammed into the side of a car when it decided to make a right turn in front of me without signaling. Scary sideways skid turn on wet pavement is scary.

    And one time I T-boned another kid on a bike because he decided to veer across two lanes of traffic without looking behind him. Dumb kid is dumb.

    And one time I rear-ended a lady in a Land Rover cuz... well, stoops yummygooey is stoops. She thought it was her fault though, so that was pretty funny.
    // yummygooey

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafiki530 View Post
    The Crash/ Accident/ Close Call/ Injury Thread
    This is the "They are all threads. Why do you need to put 'thread' in the title?" comment.

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    I was waiting for that.
    // yummygooey

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