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i wiped out on my way to work

Old 06-15-09, 11:45 AM
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i wiped out on my way to work

I was going down a steep bumpy driveway and tried to brake thinking I was gonna wipe out and...wiped out anyway. Went forwards and to the side and tried to save myself with my right arm. I think I was only doing maybe 15 kmh. Arm is messed up, think I gimped a tendon in my wrist and my rotator cuff is not amused. I put my handlebars out of alignment. Put them back in alignment but the ride home is gonna suck with my gimpy arm. Blargh. Great start for Monday
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Old 06-15-09, 11:58 AM
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must be in the stars. last night i went for a short ride that ended up with me planting front tire into a ditch (Mnt bike). Sprained left wrist jammed right elbow bruised three ribs. worst part was ruining front rim
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Old 06-15-09, 12:01 PM
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Be careful out there... and here's hoping for a fast recovery for you.

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Old 06-15-09, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by G-man45 View Post
must be in the stars. last night i went for a short ride that ended up with me planting front tire into a ditch (Mnt bike). Sprained left wrist jammed right elbow bruised three ribs. worst part was ruining front rim
Ouch! that sucks! U gonna be ok?
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Old 06-15-09, 12:10 PM
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Ouch! Hope y'all are feeling better soon. I did an endo on my commute a while back, walked the non-ridable bike home and drove in. That was on my second attempt at cycle commuting; it's a wonder I didn't give up!
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Old 06-15-09, 12:41 PM
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Bummer. FWIW I think on bumpy surfaces I pretty much only brake w/ the rear. If you brake the front when it's in midair and the wheel is locked when it comes back down, over you go. Here's hoping for a quick recovery.
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Old 06-15-09, 01:04 PM
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I hope ya'll get well soon, those scraps at low speeds can really hurt too!
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Old 06-15-09, 01:07 PM
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This is starting to look like this oughta be a MS Paint Your Mishap thread like this one http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=514470

Sorry about your accident Luddite but that's what you get for trusting a newfangled machine like a bicycle.
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Old 06-15-09, 04:39 PM
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Sorry to hear about yours and the other folks recent mishaps. I hope you all make a speedy recovery.

I have not had a wipe out in years and try to keep it that way...these old bones and ligaments don't heal up as quick like they use to...
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Old 06-15-09, 05:10 PM
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Ouch! Seems like we commuters are (literally) feeling each others' pain... Sounds like we need a triage nurse as much as a moderator... Folks are dropping like flies.

Hang in there, Luddite. Glad the damage appears only temporary.
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Old 06-15-09, 05:14 PM
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Almost got hooked by a car this afternoon, but didn't fall off. Heal up. Injuries aren't much fun.
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I went through a series of unclipping at a stop accidents for about a week straight at the end of last month.

Last Monday my rear axle snapped and with no LBS I had to wait until Friday for a replacement to be shipped. Rode into work on Saturday with no problems only to pop the rear tube on the way home. A lovely 3 mile walk home after a very long day.

I can only be thankful my run of bad luck hasn't involved any injuries beyond a skinned knee.
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