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Old 02-26-11, 08:06 PM
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Vintage injury--good motorist!

yikes! i broke my 1967 collarbone while riding my 1986 Cannondale SR400 today. was descending a road through gorgeous farm country, then hit gravel on an S curve at about 30 mph. I was unconscious for about 1-2 minutes. The driver behind me stopped, called 911, and covered me up for warmth, directing other traffic around.

My Bell helmet is cracked and ground down--needs replaced. Head and neck fine! Left Clavicle is in 4 separated pieces--likely needs hardware installed to repair.

That driver was a good guy! Some of 'em are out there.

Stay safe, keep your helmet on, and hope to see you on the road in few weeks.
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Old 02-26-11, 08:14 PM
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Wow!!! Glad to know your still with us And thank heaven you were sporting your brain bucket!

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Old 02-26-11, 08:16 PM
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Good to hear you're going to be okay! Enjoy the pain meds...
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Old 02-26-11, 08:24 PM
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Yikes! Best wishes on a speedy recovery.
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- But what did the doctor say about the Cannondale?
- Is it going to be OK?

(j/k. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for that collarbone!)
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Old 02-26-11, 08:41 PM
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Glad you are ok!! Wonderful that you had some help, good to know there are still caring people out there!! Hope you have a speedy recovery and return to cycling!!

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Old 02-26-11, 08:42 PM
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Glad to hear that you are mostly ok. I'd send that helmet back to bell and tell them about the wreck. I think they study the damage on them and they may send you a new replacement.

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Old 02-26-11, 08:48 PM
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Glad you're okay, and that you got rendered aid by someone in the right place at the right time! I was lucky a week or two ago myself. I hit a really slick wood bridge with my P-1 MTB, and had a complete front tire washout. I landed on the back of my left shoulder, and my neck snapped back. Nothing but wounded pride, and some REALLY sore neck muscles for about 3 days. Be careful out there guys, and girls!,,,,BD
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Old 02-26-11, 08:53 PM
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C'dale appears undamaged, just scrapes to saddle & bar wrap...if only I was so light & rigid.
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Gezzz,,,, Glad your OK....
Brooms will be brooms and bikes will be bikes but your Left Clavicle is priceless. Glad a good person was there to help another.

WOW I have had a few TKO's on a bike, it's no fun to wake up bloody and hurt in a ditch in the middle of no where.
Get well soon!
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Glad you are here to tell about it!
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I am glad someone (motorist) was there to help and make the 911 call. Sorry about your collarbone. Four pieces! I hope you can get the hardware to set it straight! Mine is pretty crooked after two accidents (one motorcycle, one bicycle) separated by two decades. I like the idea of having Bell examine your helmet.

Glad you and you C'dale will be OK.

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Lucky man! Gravel is scary stuff. Glad you're telling about this and not laid up in Trauma ICU
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Old 02-26-11, 09:21 PM
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Hey man, glad you are alive and typing. Hope you have a fast recovery.
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Praise god, it could have been worse. Heal fast and ride hard!
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Sorry you hit the deck, glad you will heal. Pain sucks

And very glad about the good Samaritan. My experience has been that, when I've needed one, one showed up. For all the complaining we do about drivers (some of it even justified), I think that the vast majority of folks will, in fact, rise to the occasion when help is truly needed. It's just that the kind of person you encountered rarely makes the headlines and we all start getting a little jaded.

Thanks for reminding us that our fellow man can be, and often is, pretty cool.

And get better soon - but don't push it too hard. Trying to come back too soon far too often makes for an even longer time off the bike. Tailwinds.
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Originally Posted by bikenut2011 View Post
Glad you are ok!! Wonderful that you had some help, good to know there are still caring people out there!!

andy

A friend of mine and his wife went down on a rain slicked highway one night on their Harleys about 20 years ago. Two people rushed over to help pull their $200 leather jackets off them while they lay bleeding and disoriented in the middle of the road.

Glad the 'good sumaritin' that helped you wasn't one of them.
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Glad you and the cannondale are okay! Broken bones heal, but broken frames don't.
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