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heck of a case of road rash!

Old 09-16-02, 11:50 PM
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heck of a case of road rash!

U.S. Postal's Michael Barry of Canada rides on despite crashing earlier during the 174 kilometer (108 mile) 8th stage of the Tour of Spain, Vuelta a Espana, cycling race from Malaga to Ubrique, southern Spain, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002. (AP Photo/Denis Doyle)



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Old 09-17-02, 09:57 AM
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All I can say is OUCH, and replace that bib!!

Okay - OUCH one more time.
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Old 09-17-02, 10:05 AM
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And he rides on!?
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Originally posted by webist
And he rides on!?
I think he's just riding POSTAL.
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Oh, the pain, wait until they have to scrub the dirt out, OH THE PAIN
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Those Canucks are tough!
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Old 09-17-02, 12:07 PM
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To add insult ot injury I believe that he got
run over by one of the official motorcycles. I heard
something about that while watching the stage but
never saw any follow up about it.

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edit note:

Here is Barry's recount of the incident
"I have a lot of cuts, some pretty deep, but no broken bones. At 50 km into the stage, three of us crashed going around a corner at high-speed. I went off the road at about 65kph," Barry recounted.

"I went face-first and ripped open my chin and knees on the pavement but then was hit by a following motorcycle. The front wheel was on my chest when I tried to get up and left tire marks on the back and front of my torso. I think the bike pretty much came to a stop with me underneath as my radio was flattened and the back of my jersey torn to shreds," he said. "All in all, I was pretty lucky as the bike could have done a lot more damage. Anyhow, I am not going to world championships and my season is now over."
the above quote is from Velonews.
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Old 09-17-02, 01:12 PM
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HOLY CRAP!!!
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that looks so bad I'm about to start crying
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I am crying, the thought of a shower is just killing me now!
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Old 09-17-02, 01:52 PM
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Originally posted by Nimrod
I am crying, the thought of a shower is just killing me now!
and you said crashing aint so bad
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Here's Barry under the motorcycle before he
rode off and the road rash picture was taken

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that is a pretty nasty wound , and he is a true bike warrior...
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He won't be rolling over much in his sleep. Those motorcycles are irritating, I'd be ready to kick the poop out of those guys at the end of a race - assuming I had the energy.
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Looks like a typical commute here in San Jose
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not bad.

my face looked like that once after a fall.

seriously.

I still rode the 6 six mile home, after riding for a bit longer w/ my friends.

I was 13 and my parents had just left for a week long vacation, leaving me at home by myself.

ah, the good old days...........
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I hope he shaves his bum otherwise the gravel rash is going to hurt even more.

CHEERS.

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Looks like some kind of TV guy ran over him. Freedom of the press I suppose.
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Yeeeeeeeeeeeooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwcccccchhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

ewww! Man, I have the shivers after seeing that....

Damn, the man is not having muck luck.... Didnt he have trouble last year? Injury? or illness?
 
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Man, I didn't need to see that.

Now it's going to be in my head when I ride.

Thanks a million.

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I'm not sure what is the worst part of the whole thing.
1.Crashing at 65kph
2.Getting run over by a motorcycle
3.Having your backside clearly visible through what used to be your uniform and then have every photographer in Spain take pictures and post them on the Internet...

Barry is a real warrior. How many other riders would have just packed it in once they got run over? He kept on riding...
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Originally posted by Brian_T
Barry is a real warrior. How many other riders would have just packed it in once they got run over? He kept on riding...
the guy he crashed with (i dont remember his name) broke his arm (in 3 places i believe) and rode on.
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I think it was Gadeo from Jazztel.

OUCH! OUCH! OUCH! No wonder Michael barry had to bail out. He'll be a human scab for a while.

I actually felt like a real wuss this week. I crashed on railroad tracks and got up and went on. However, I'd landed on the palm of my left hand- the heel where it joins the wrist, and it hurt so much I couldn't grip the bars or squeeze the brakes. I actually have a very high threshold of pain but this was really really painful. So I had to bail feeling like a sap.

Maybe if I were being paid, maybe I'd have continued, but truly, it was hard to navigate with one hand. However, it could always be worse- all we need to remind us is a photo like this!

I remember seeing a similar photo of some guy from AXA in the Ronde Van Nederland last year- he'd also crashed and his shorts had basically been torn from his butt. YOWCH! On those cobblestones!
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Did anyone notice he was wearing a helmet when he crashed?Just think how bad it could have been without a helmet...
This picture should serve as an inspiration to all of us that do wear helmets. Just see what you can survive with something on/in your head!
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