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Old 04-10-05, 07:47 PM
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Smoothie crashed...

And seperated his right shoulder, 3 laps into a 25 lap race.

Some dick T-boned me and took 4 people down, thats racing...
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That sucks! How long will you be out?

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Sucks. Sorry to hear that dude. My race this weekend was a load of bollocks. 14 miles in my back wheel locks up. No flat, just a buggered-up back brake. Loosened it as far as it would go and went off. Raced like a demon and got back on. 7 miles later the bastard locks up again only this time I can't open it up anymore. I was convinced I had a top 5 in that race too - especially after getting back on. Serves me right for thinking my LBS could set up a bike properly. Drove 250 miles with the wife and kids in tow for that one too

How long you out?

[edit] Wow! Two people in this thread I'd really like to ride with ... but I'd steal Mark's PhD. I went ABD and never quite finished ... [/edit]
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not cool.
some guy in my race today had to be carted off in an ambulance. they stopped the crit for 20 min. we all stood out in the cold, those last 15 min were extreamly painful but was still able to get a good result.
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Old 04-10-05, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by MacMan
[edit] Wow! Two people in this thread I'd really like to ride with ... but I'd steal Mark's PhD. I went ABD and never quite finished ... [/edit]
Right back at ya!

Hmmmm ... ABD ... here's what I got;

The Association of British Drivers
The American Board of Dermatology
The Agency of Business Design
Associação Brasileira de Dislexia

I'm stumped.

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Originally Posted by geneman
Right back at ya!

Hmmmm ... ABD ... here's what I got;

The Association of British Drivers
The American Board of Dermatology
The Agency of Business Design
Associação Brasileira de Dislexia

I'm stumped.

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All But Dissertation ... work, life, etc. got in the way!
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Old 04-10-05, 08:35 PM
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Get well soon. I presume a separated shoulder is easier to recover from than an actual bone break. Or am I thinking of a dislocation?

Either way, hope you're back to burying your competitors soon.
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Sorry that happened.
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What category seperation? I've got a permanent lump in my left shoulder from a low level seperation, that had me in a sling for about a week, but I got off lucky...my question is how the hell did some guy get pointed at your side to T-bone you in the first place? Bad turn??
Quick recovery man, and make sure that guy buys you a 6-pack...
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Smoothie: Sorry to hear about the crash. How's the bike? I hope you heal up quickly.
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Bad news indeed. I hope the injury will not steal away too much bike time. Get well soon!
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Smoothie, I've been lucky enough to have experienced three AC shoulder separations. The last one only took me one week before I was riding again. That is unless your's is a severe one and then surgery might be on your dance card.

Either way good luck and I hope you're on your bike again soon.

cheers
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Get better soon and keep the rubber to the road!
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Having experienced a 3rd degree shoulder separation my self.... It hurts....

I still have the hump 15 years later....
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Hang in there.
How long before you'll be back?
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get better soon man.

a teammate recently went down and had shoulder separation. they put him in phys therapy pretty quickly. i guess it can heal incorrectly and leave you with limited motion unless you start working it out right away . . .
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Thanks for all the Well Wishes!!


My Orthopedic Surgeon was at the race, he rides for the club that help organize it. He took a look at it immediatley, and made the diagnosis. I am supposed to go in today for X-Rays, however. Despite the grossly misaligned joint that I saw upon falling, 48hrs later, I feel a lot better. It hurts still, and I have about 30% range of motion. I iced it right away, and slinged it, doped up on painpills and slept for like 2 days straight. Maybe it won't be as bad as I feared. I hope to be able to ride solo within a week.

There were 4 broken collar bones in the races on Sunday, anyone here do the Savannah round of the Georgia Cup?
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Smoothie, "T - Boned" How the hell does that happen?


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Originally Posted by Smoothie104
There were 4 broken collar bones in the races on Sunday, anyone here do the Savannah round of the Georgia Cup?
jeezus!! Were they tight criteriums, or what?
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Smoothie,
Glad to hear your "ok". its a wonder what pain pills and Ice can do.
Hope everything is ok, and the report from the xray and doc
is favourable.

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Originally Posted by Smoothie104

There were 4 broken collar bones in the races on Sunday
holy ****. that's a regular bloodbath. are those related to the crash you were in?
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No, I crashed on Saturday, but saturday was a bloodbath too. hhahahaha...

The courses were just fine, I honestly think it was the calibre of riders in the Geogia Cup. Every Cat 4 thinks they are going to be World Champ or something... bizzare...



T-Boned... 1 mile rectangle 600m by 200m all right hand 90 degree turns, flat with tailwind finish, great course. We were about 2 or 3 abreast coming onto the finishing straight, Right as I passed the apex, some guy fires his front wheel in between my right arm and right hip, from behind. Usually in retrospect, you can think of something you could have done differently, but not in this case, other than turn and look behind me as I go through every corner. Had he said "inside" I would have left him room, hell there was room. But as far as I can tell, he was just going to fast and plowed into us. Dick.

I found out today that a teamate of mine ran me over once I was on the ground. He got back up and got back in the race, only to retire a few laps later. He said the stupidity was only getting worse out there.
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Best wishes for a full, speedy recovery!
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Smoothie,

Hope you get well soon and glad you have a good ortho (I tore my shoulder once lifting such that I couldn't do a 3lb front delt raise, went to an ortho and the jerk said if it hurts don't do it ...).

Have you considered a more docile activity like rollerball for once your back?
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Smoothie, hope you heal fast. Ever considered giving up crits for RR's? No guarantee for safety, but I bet it increases your odds of not crashing.

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