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Old 01-18-07, 03:48 PM
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My commuting days are done, for now

So this morning I was cut off riding to work. I locked up the brakes, turned, avoided the car but met the asphalt rather abruptly. I apparently passed out, and came to a moment later to find a good samaritan standing over me, making sure I was ok. The cops were called and they gave me a ride home. The offending cager never stopped. So it turns out I broke my elbow and I'm in a cast from my elbow to my fingers. So I'm done, for now.
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Old 01-18-07, 04:00 PM
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Sorry to hear that buddy. I hope you'll be back on your bike in no time.
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Old 01-18-07, 04:03 PM
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Ow. Heal fast.
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Old 01-18-07, 04:04 PM
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Old 01-18-07, 04:07 PM
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Sorry to hear that. I hope you heal quickly!
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Old 01-18-07, 04:12 PM
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Old 01-18-07, 04:18 PM
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Ow, it sounds like you hit your head? Hope you got checked out.

Glad you seem to be mostly OK though!
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Old 01-18-07, 04:27 PM
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wow, sorry to hear that. did you go to the hospital? any lasting head-aches? how's your vision?
hope you heal fast, spring is about 9 weeks away!
like rykaola asked, when you're ready to go again, is your bike ok?
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Old 01-18-07, 04:34 PM
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wow...really sorry to hear that. any witnesses? is there a chance of figuring out who the driver is?
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Old 01-18-07, 04:35 PM
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Sorry to hear that, get better.
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Old 01-18-07, 04:40 PM
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Dayum, that stinks. I suffered a sprained elbow once thanks to a car so I can empathize a bit.
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Old 01-18-07, 05:00 PM
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And I thought my commute today was bad. I slipped on some ice on the bike path and went down HARD. My right elbow and hip are banged up. That sure took the fun out of the daily commute. I think I'll be avoiding the bike path until it melts completely. At least I didn't break anything.

Hope you heal up and are back on the bike soon.
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I had a slow speed collision with the back of a construction pickup truck this morning. I was going like 5mph after the truck, following closely (too closely) when he stopped suddenly, probably to talk to the other workers on the side of the road. Face and knee met truck. Ouch.
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Originally Posted by No_Minkah
I had a slow speed collision with the back of a construction pickup truck this morning. I was going like 5mph after the truck, following closely (too closely) when he stopped suddenly, probably to talk to the other workers on the side of the road. Face and knee met truck. Ouch.
Around here, our construction trucks say "Construction Vehicle. Do Not Follow." Makes you wonder what you're supposed to do if you find yourself behind one!

Glad both you and the OP are okay!
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Sucks to hear it BDP. Get better soon!
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Originally Posted by BigDaddyPete
So this morning I was cut off riding to work. I locked up the brakes, turned, avoided the car but met the asphalt rather abruptly. I apparently passed out, and came to a moment later to find a good samaritan standing over me, making sure I was ok. The cops were called and they gave me a ride home. The offending cager never stopped. So it turns out I broke my elbow and I'm in a cast from my elbow to my fingers. So I'm done, for now.
Ouch. Hope you heal quickly.
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Old 01-18-07, 06:16 PM
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Heal up soon pal, in the meantime we'll keep you entertained and raring to get back to riding again.
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BigDaddyPete: Hope you get checked out in hospital because you passed out for a few minutes. You might have had a concussion they need to at least document for your own health. Hope you get well soon.
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Thank goodness someone watched your back when you were down. Heal up fast and take care of yourself.
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Sorry to hear that. Get well soon.
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Get better, Pete.
And I can't believe that a driver would keep going after that. FÝcker.
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So it turns out I broke my elbow and I'm in a cast from my elbow to my fingers.
Which arm?
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Left. good since I can still do almost everything. bad since I can't hold my daughter easily.
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Hope you heal quick -- and get back in the saddle
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ouch!

always a bummer to hear about one of us put out of action.

get well soon.


at least you can still type.
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