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Old 03-31-11, 05:11 PM
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broken collar bone (or clavical).

So the story is that I was coming home from school (and I was riding on the sidewalk that day, I alternate), and when i was passing in front of a drive way in typical moron who can't drive fashion a man stops in the middle of the sidewalk before checking for pedestrians (or cyclists). I had to stop (obviously) so I slammed on my brakes (only having a front brake and going over 20 mph didn't help either) and flipped over my bars onto my shoulder breaking my collar bone. I didn't know it at the time and after sitting for about two minutes i walked home with my front wheel rubbing the breaks.

Anyone have a similar story? What'd you do to cope with not being able to do anything ?
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Old 03-31-11, 05:55 PM
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No, but then again I don't ride 20mph on a sidewalk. Personally I think that's idiotic.
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Old 03-31-11, 05:57 PM
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No, but then again I don't ride 20mph on a sidewalk. Personally I think that's idiotic.
I think my shoulder would agree with you.
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broken collarbones are a rite of passage , 20 mph on the sidewalk is daft , try not to do that again .

when I'm on the sidewalk its not much more than a easy joggers pace.
My collar bone break was high-siding a down hill corner and going off the pavement.

I was like 12 , and JFK was still alive.
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Old 03-31-11, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
broken collarbones are a rite of passage , 20 mph on the sidewalk is daft , try not to do that again .

when I'm on the sidewalk its not much more than a easy joggers pace.
My collar bone break was high-siding a down hill corner and going off the pavement.

I was like 12 , and JFK was still alive.
Ouch. What'd you do with all your downtime ?
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Both times I went to work, walked the dog, paid bills. Pretty much everything I kind of normally do except use the one arm and bicycle.
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Originally Posted by Alex carnavas View Post
I think my shoulder would agree with you.
Hopefully you heal up quickly. Never broken that bone but I've heard it sucks.
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I broke a collar bone, once. Compared to the fractures of the pelvis at the same time, it was definately small change.
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I broke a collar bone, once. Compared to the fractures of the pelvis at the same time, it was definately small change.
Do I hear a story coming on ? What happened exactly ?
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I broke my collarbone the morning of Halloween on a charity night ride. The only real problem I had was sleeping, I just couldn't get comfortable with the type of sling I wore. Later that evening at my girlfriend's we went trick or treating, she with her son and I with a neighbor's daughter and that's when I discovered I'd also cracked a bone in my ankle.

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