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Adrian_ 05-14-13 08:12 PM

The thing I hate most about road rash, is depending on how deep it goes the spot sticks to band aids (or in my case bed sheets) if you've been in the same spot for a while. Hurts like hell to peel whatever sticks off.

hairnet 05-14-13 09:11 PM

Shave around the wound and get some Tegaderms and athletic tape. no more bandages



Today I slapped two cars on my way to/from work. How oblivious are people to pass me and then later slowly merge into the bike lane as I'm right beside the PASSENGER WINDOW. Nevermind my size and super bright lights.

Muffin Man 05-14-13 09:20 PM

Most of the wounds are on my back/side, so there wasn't hair to begin with. I guess I kinda got lucky with that.

gregjones 05-14-13 09:31 PM

When Cheryl was in the hospital one of the nurses gave me something in a "peel apart" foil pack. She said "Here, use this when you fall off your bike." I just stuck it in the meds basket.

If that doesn't sound like the Tegaderms stuff I can look and see what it is.

seau grateau 05-14-13 09:33 PM

Today I sold my Leader. First bike I ever built with all new parts, and the only one I've ever sold.

seau grateau 05-14-13 10:17 PM

And just stuck the fork back into my Affinity frame. Already scouring Craigslist for wheels to get this thing on the road again.

solipsist716 05-14-13 11:47 PM

Today I'm finishing up the last 1,000 or so words of my last bloated critical literary essay ever and I'm graduating in three days and I wanna throw up.

Also, I went on a study-break with my uncle to the LBS and talked him into a new cdale. He's giving my dad his mid-2000's Trek (he gave me his 1986 560 Pro last summer, too!) so now I'll be living with a riding buddy. One a sad side note, this also means I'm moving back home for a few months. Shiiiiiii. Then again, at least I have somewhere to go.

OneGoodLeg 05-15-13 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gregjones (Post 15626667)
When Cheryl was in the hospital one of the nurses gave me something in a "peel apart" foil pack. She said "Here, use this when you fall off your bike." I just stuck it in the meds basket.

If that doesn't sound like the Tegaderms stuff I can look and see what it is.

I'm guessing that's an oil emulsion dressing the nurse gave her. They're usually in a foil peel pack, the oil tends to permeate plastic or paper. Good stuff.

Jandro 05-15-13 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Adrian_ (Post 15626397)
The thing I hate most about road rash, is depending on how deep it goes the spot sticks to band aids (or in my case bed sheets) if you've been in the same spot for a while. Hurts like hell to peel whatever sticks off.

#1 reason I shave my legs.

:)

Muffin Man 05-15-13 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jandro (Post 15629001)
#1 reason I shave my legs.

:)

Really wish I had shaved my legs. :(
Its not as bad as I thought it would be, so thats good, but it still stings.

sinikl 05-15-13 01:50 PM

Today i rode 33 miles, new record for me. 15 mph out, 18 back (downhill back, with a tailwind) after a break to eat and hydrate and loaf at a restaurant. When i got this bike in November i would never have thought that possible. Today I feel strong :).

Completely spent now, however.

Muffin Man 05-15-13 02:14 PM

Nice.
It feels awesome to reach new PR's.

TMonk 05-15-13 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jandro (Post 15629001)
#1 reason I shave my legs.

:)

I do it for the looks

unlike you guys i dont crash my bike all the time

seau grateau 05-15-13 02:41 PM

When I crash, the ground gets me-rash.

sinikl 05-15-13 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muffin Man (Post 15629240)
Nice.
It feels awesome to reach new PR's.

Thanks, man. I probably could have gone farther with better hydration/nutrition, maybe. Was offered some Gu and turned it down (dumb). For you long riders, when do you food/drink? The ride out was pretty intense such that i was breathing hard enough i didn't drink enough, i think.

Mumonkan 05-15-13 02:54 PM

1 bottle every hour, food every 45 mins

TMonk 05-15-13 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seau grateau (Post 15629345)
When I crash, the ground gets me-rash.

baller.

OneGoodLeg 05-15-13 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seau grateau (Post 15629345)
When I crash, the ground gets me-rash.

Maybe you're allergic to the ground.

hank0604 05-15-13 04:15 PM

Yesterday I: http://app.strava.com/activities/54244314

Board flat 30 miles.

prooftheory 05-15-13 05:06 PM

What I don't get about the leg shaving thing is that when I end up with road rash it is on my hips, shoulders and elbows, never on the leg below the bib. Do you guys shave your hips?

Muffin Man 05-15-13 05:16 PM

I have road rash on my legs right now. Its annoying. The worst of it is on my side though, so relatively hair free.

Mumonkan 05-15-13 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by prooftheory (Post 15629776)
What I don't get about the leg shaving thing is that when I end up with road rash it is on my hips, shoulders and elbows, never on the leg below the bib. Do you guys shave your hips?

if i do shave my legs i cant imagine shaving 3/4 of my legs, that would look completely asstarded naked

Dannihilator 05-15-13 05:46 PM

Today I put the new fork on, out with the unicrown poj, in with the surly steamroller fork.
http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps35e6fea5.jpg

Also picked up a pair of new bibs and got in a fun 40.

blondieyo 05-15-13 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by prooftheory (Post 15629776)
What I don't get about the leg shaving thing is that when I end up with road rash it is on my hips, shoulders and elbows, never on the leg below the bib. Do you guys shave your hips?

As stupid as this may sound, how well do you know how to crash?

seau grateau 05-15-13 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mumonkan (Post 15629836)
if i do shave my legs i cant imagine shaving 3/4 of my legs, that would look completely asstarded naked

It's great! Like having shorts on all the time!


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