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Old 02-26-14, 03:46 PM
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does injuring yourself on the way to your bike count as a biking related injury

Sigh...yes, I was on my way down the stairs to the garage to get to my bike, when I basically went airborne and crashed to the bottom of the stairs...my left leg (with the gimpy knee) folded under me and I slid (painfully) down to the bottom, about 8 wooden steps. My dogs just looked at me, without offering any help. Anyway, I shook myself, grabbed my gear and went out for a bike ride. Currently I am using the RICE method as my knee is nicely swollen. I was wearing mountain biking shoes, with spd clips, and apparently, when they contact the top of the wooden stairs, there is a magnetic repulsive quality to them. Oh, and to add insult to injury, I am on holiday and was planning on biking every day for the next 3 weeks...
Lesson; bike shoes will now be put on downstairs next to the bike...If anyone wishes to send me sympathy I will gratefully accept it, however, taking the p*** out of me will also be welcome, as I probably deserve it more...
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Old 02-26-14, 03:52 PM
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OH !, I have done this, only in my road SPD's usually. Actually at least 2-3 times over the 12 years at my current house, with the bikes in the basement.

Yes it's bike related, if that's any help.

Heal well.

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Old 02-26-14, 05:33 PM
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Yes. It's a good solid injury.

Anyone tape it? Would you post it on YouTube?
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Old 02-26-14, 05:50 PM
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Yes. It's a good solid injury.

Anyone tape it? Would you post it on YouTube?
only my dogs saw it...and they ain't talkin' or filmin'...
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Old 02-26-14, 05:53 PM
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Old 02-26-14, 07:25 PM
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A Tombay without even getting on your bike. I don't know if this should count and I'm the king of Tombays. There's no photographics and the only witnesses were your dogs. Ideally a Tombay should be witnessed by a busload of nursing students who, for a knee injury, would find it medically necessary to cut your pants off while you lay helplessly on the street corner.

It's good that you were able to complete a ride in spite of your injury. I'm thinking we should wait for at least one day before making a determination of the seriousness of this incident. I sure hope this doesn't affect your whole vacation.
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I'm very disappointed in the non-helpful reaction of your dogs to your misfortune.
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This should have been a poll.
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Only if posted in the 41
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Reminds me of the union activist who caught the flu while on annual leave. He changed his holiday request and took the necessary time off as sick days, thus keeping his annual leave for later when he was feeling better.

Any chance you have the cajones to try this?
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Originally Posted by skilsaw View Post
Reminds me of the union activist who caught the flu while on annual leave. He changed his holiday request and took the necessary time off as sick days, thus keeping his annual leave for later when he was feeling better.

Any chance you have the cajones to try this?
As I am in the military, and our fiscal year ends on 31 Mar, and we need to use up all of our leave...death would probably be a more likely choice than asking for sick leave...however, it is off to the doctor today (swelling and pain have not diminished), so we shall see what occurs...I may be able to do some "in lieu" leave trade off...

yes, a bus load of female nursing students would have been nice, but as a nursing friend of mine once said..."can't get a date, get a nurse"
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Reveille, reveille, reveille, heave to and tryce up, sick, lame and lazy, fall out for sick call....

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Old 02-27-14, 10:35 AM
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so, the Doc said it needs draining, poked the swollen part with needle and withdrew 40 ml of that red coloured fluid...The good news, lie around the house, no walking (no grocery shopping), no biking, elevate the leg, ice, come back Monday for a follow-up, should be better by then...The bad news, the Budapest Bike Show is on this weekend...(maybe I'll sneak out on Sunday if I'm up to it)...
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Only if posted in the 41
"Hot Topic"?
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"Hot Topic"?
Would qualify provided there was a poll.
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Would qualify provided there was a poll.
Precisely.
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In my experience, dogs only have one thing on their minds, "I sure hope he can get up and put food in my bowl..." Cats are even worse, "if he doesn't get up soon, we can eat him..."
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Yes but only because you did the right thing and rode despite your fall. Reminds me of when I bought my first pair of cycling specific socks. I put them on and took off down the steps and slipped. I was in a heap at the bottom of the steps and hurting but limped down to the basement and rode anyway.
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in my experience, dogs only have one thing on their minds, "i sure hope he can get up and put food in my bowl..." cats are even worse, "if he doesn't get up soon, we can eat him..."
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Were you wearing your helmet when you fell? Did it prevent a head injury?
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My MTB shoes are pretty solid, no real worry about slips and falls. My road shoes are another story. Even with the rubber cleat covers they require constant attention to walk in.
Heal fast and get all the sympathy of the female kind you can get. And get new dogs.
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Were you wearing your helmet when you fell? Did it prevent a head injury?
My last Tombay was zero miles per hour on a recumbent tandem so I had less far to fall. I was acting goofy enough that my wife drove me to the urgent care center and they called an ambulance to take me to the hospital. I missed one day of work and, in retrospect, I should have stayed out for one additional day. I don't think there was any visible damage to my helmet. I still wear a helmet (most of the time) but I question how effective they are.
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Ouch. Life can be dangerous. Even more so if a bike is involved. Oh wait, a bike wasn't involved.

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It's kind of like a sleep injury. About once or twice a month I wake up with injuries with no real explanation. I call the sleep injuries. I try not to talk about them and make an issue of them but they are there.
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apparently I did very little damage (to an already wonky knee), and basically, no sports for this week and its back to normal . most happy about the situation, and my speedplay cleats are awaiting pick up tomorrow...so I can try them next week. Now, from now on, the bike shoes go on in the garage and thus avoiding the stairs...of course no guarantee that I won't "stumble" while out in the wilds, but at least I should be either on or near the bike...
and thanks for your kind thoughts....
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