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Old 07-19-11, 01:52 PM
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Sorry to hear about the accident and I hope you heal up soon. Why the "Be careful out there, people" advice? It sounds as if you could have avoided the incident?
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Old 07-19-11, 02:04 PM
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You were very fortunate to not have more damage. Please keep us posted on your progress and provide more details when you can. That type of hit is the area I give the least amount of thought to. Hope you have a speedy recovery.

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Old 07-19-11, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by exile View Post
Sorry to hear about the accident and I hope you heal up soon. Why the "Be careful out there, people" advice? It sounds as if you could have avoided the incident?
Just a guess on my part but 'broadsided @ 30mph' sounds a lot like somebody ran a light or sign while he was legally crossing an intersection. We need to keep an eye on approaching cars and make sure that they are really stopping. For my part I admit that sometimes I am prone to making the assumptions that could result in an accident if I am wrong. Again that is all total speculation on my part re: FSM's accident & what actually happened. We'll find out the rest of the story later on. But for that's how I'm taking his warning to be careful and applying toward how I ride.
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Old 07-19-11, 02:49 PM
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Ouch. Glad to hear you're recovering and almost home.
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Old 07-19-11, 03:44 PM
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sorry man

hope you're back on the bike soon and the medical bills are covered.

i was hit from behind a few months ago, have no memory of it, and no one stayed and/or saw.... i am stuck with the bills
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Old 07-19-11, 04:40 PM
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Wish you a speedy recovery.
I'm not sure I believe the part about no damage to the bike. You should hold out for a replacement.
When you recover fully, you'll be back on the bike.
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Old 07-19-11, 04:55 PM
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As per "be safe," I assumed that because I had a green light that traffic would stop on red. I won't make that mistake again.
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Old 07-19-11, 05:00 PM
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Ouch! glad you are still alive. Check out the RIDER DOWN forum on mt bike review web site. Lots of encouragement and previous experiences with recovery shared there. You'll be back online before you know it. A car broke my tibia in a similar situation when I was a teen. sure a full length cast on my leg for 2 months sucked, but it turned out to be a fantastic summer even with a broken leg. Make the best of it.
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Old 07-19-11, 05:24 PM
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Sorry to hear about your injury, and tickled that you are eager to see how your bike is. I know I would feel the same way. My prayers are with you, and your bike. Get well soon.
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Old 07-19-11, 09:44 PM
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Sorry to hear about it FSM. I hope you heal up unbelievably fast and get you some external Ti bling to go with the internals. Hey man - a Ti tadpole would be a monster! Just a thought! Seriously, glad you are still breathing and recovering. Hang in there.
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Old 07-19-11, 10:10 PM
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My thoughts & prayers are with you. Best of luck for a speedy recovery.
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Old 07-19-11, 11:32 PM
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Sorry to hear about your accident, and glad to hear that you're relatively intact. Heal quickly and our throughts are with you.
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Old 07-19-11, 11:35 PM
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Bl00dy h3ck.. sorry to hear.

Cool titanium though!
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Old 07-19-11, 11:46 PM
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Glad you're (relatively) okay. Speedy recovery!
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Old 07-20-11, 12:12 AM
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Heal quickly and well. I'm glad you're still with us.

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Sadly, if I get a ti bike, it will likely be a tadpole trike. My leg will not be up for df bike riding until around Christmas...
Watch out for that Triker's Grin; I hear that particular condition is highly contagious. If you don't already have a trike, check out the many delta trikes for modular tandeming fun.

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Old 07-20-11, 05:16 AM
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Sorry to hear about the accident. Hope you have a speedy recovery.
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Old 07-20-11, 06:50 AM
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Get well, be well! Thibodaux is really nice, but I can imagine some folks on the road being not too aware of bikes. Yikes.
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Old 07-20-11, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by FunkyStickman View Post
Well, eventually, got hit by a car. Can't give out details until everything is sorted with insurance and the police report, but basically I got hit broadside @about 30 MPH. Shattered femur just below the hip, no other major damage they were able to find. I haven't even been home to check on my bike yet, may get discharged tomorrow or the next day. I am now sporting titanium in my left leg!

Was wearing hivis vest, 4W LED headlight, solid and blinkie rear, and reflective tape on frame of bike.

Be careful out there, people.
We'll be watching for reports of your recovery. I hope it is a speedy one.
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Old 07-20-11, 07:10 AM
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Looks like I will be discharged today!!! Cannot wait to get home and a real keybaord to start typing out my story. Thanks for all the well wishes, I will post pics of the bike when I get home(eventually.)
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Old 07-20-11, 07:12 AM
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Great news!
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Old 07-20-11, 07:56 AM
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ouch, best wishes for speedy recovery
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Old 07-20-11, 08:34 AM
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I'm thinking the driver who hit you should buy you a titanium bike. Heal well.
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Old 07-20-11, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by FunkyStickman View Post
As per "be safe," I assumed that because I had a green light that traffic would stop on red. I won't make that mistake again.

There is no sense in being down on yourself for what someone else did. Glad to hear you are being discharged and wish you a full and speedy recovery. (as well as a new bike or two ).
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Old 07-20-11, 02:07 PM
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Get better soon
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Old 07-20-11, 02:31 PM
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I am sorry to hear this. Hope you heal faster than expected!
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