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Old 04-26-12, 04:42 PM
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Ever try to hide the evidence?

Yeah, sometimes its something you buy. But specifically I am talking about an injury. Did some body surfing on some rocks yesterday. Promised the wife I wouldn't do that kinda stuff any more. Ruined an old Durango shirt and my left forearm is a tad ragged. But I got through the night without being found out. DANG, busted now.

How bout you, ever try to hide one? Ever promise someone, yeah, I'm not gonna get hurt anymore, learnt my lesson.

Wadda ya do when you get busted or is it better to go home looking for help with some fix me up.
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Old 04-26-12, 04:57 PM
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You gotta tough it out so that by the time they notice anything you can say, "Oh that? I don't remember, it must have been no big deal ..."
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Same as you . . come home, be quiet about it. Come to bed after she's gone to sleep. Couple of days later, she sees the big welt and scab and asks "when did that happen?" Oh, just biffed in a corner on the ride the other night . . . .
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I don't hide it. If she says something other than "Are you OK. Do you need me to fix it up for you?" then I say something like "It's mountain biking. When you're riding downhill on loose rocks and jumps, sometimes you fall. I'll be fine as long as I wear a helmet and keep my cell phone with me." Then she usually asks if I want her to fix it up or a beer. But we're still young. I've heard that stuff does change when you get older.
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Yes... my 17y.o. cousin, who's also my main mountain biking partner, still likes to wrestle me in fun. Trouble is, he's much bigger than me now, took me down a bit enthusiastically recently and I cracked a rib. I knew it at once but hid the ache because both of us would have been in trouble with his parents- I'm old enough to know better, in theory.

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Old 04-26-12, 08:45 PM
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I had it hid, but my forearm starting bleeding again. Messed up the sheets, double jeopardy!
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Old 04-26-12, 09:03 PM
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Nope.
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Never hide it...you have to show that stuff off!
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^^ Yeah, until you're showing it off from a hospital bed with a tube in your chest-cavity .
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Originally Posted by Daspydyr View Post
I had it hid, but my forearm starting bleeding again. Messed up the sheets, double jeopardy!
That is a tricky one to get out of!

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Never hide it...you have to show that stuff off!


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^^ Yeah, until you're showing it off from a hospital bed with a tube in your chest-cavity .
Did that happen? That's pretty hardcore.
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Old 04-27-12, 02:28 AM
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Came home after a ride and my ex, who really never cared much for my two wheeled habits asked how it went and I said it was fine and then took off my shoes... one thing she did know was that I never wore mismatched socks where one was white and the other was a deep shade of red.

Had crashed earlier in the day and opened up the front of my leg from my kneecap to the top of my foot (superficial) and can still tell how many chain ring teeth long my shins are because of the scars... used all the supplies in the first aid kit and finished the ride and rode home but guess I had been bleeding into my shoe all afternoon.
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Haha, awesome. I've gotten some blood on the top of a sock before from a biking crash, but never managed to soak one. Well done.
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Haha, awesome. I've gotten some blood on the top of a sock before from a biking crash, but never managed to soak one. Well done.
I have never been much of a bleeder but I think that because I continued to ride for another 20-25 km the pump was working hard... cuts went into my shin and apparently chipped a little bone as I have some interested divots. This didn't slow me down much but if I had hit my calf it would have been really ugly.

The stuff you can't hide is when you come off the bike and slam your knee into the top tube, rupture the bursa, and open up a cut 3 inches long. the not being able to stand up or walk for a few weeks is pretty hard to conceal.
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^^ Yeah, until you're showing it off from a hospital bed with a tube in your chest-cavity .
I was going to ask how you hide a punctured lung, or broken eye socket?

Now she's pissed cause I should have gotten stitches. But we had a dinner date and I couldn't miss that. Then I tried the "guys with gnar scars are sexier!" I think she is considering that one?
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Not with cycling, but I played goalie in an adult soccer league for years.

One season, the week before the playoffs started, I broke my index finger and dislocated my thumb. Prior to the next week's game, my wife insisted that I switch positions with another player, which I did...

...until halftime. We were down 2-1, the guy in goal was toast and begged me to switch back with him. I had already cut away a big chunk of the cast to accommodate riding my bike to work but still couldn't get my goalie glove over it. I played keeper for the second half.

We ended up winning 4-2. However, I broke two more fingers and had to call my wife from the ER.
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Now we're talking! The real men are showing up.

I think this was dminor at one of the races, might have been ed or crypt, can't remember.
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I used to take my sons and nephews out and tell them that if you don't come back with a little blood on you that you weren't doing it right.



To be fair, I tell my daughter the same thing when we hit the trail and that it is not if you crash, it is when you crash.
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Been single for the greater portion of the last two years of mountain biking so not much to hide in that regard. I do have to hide my injuries from my ma' though.

-A cracked helmet from an endo & a huge bruise on my thigh.
-A busted up motorcycle & some nice cherries from a lowside on my first bike (still can't believe I managed to keep that one a secret..).
-Some mediocre-but-large strawberries from longboarding.
-And most recently, some nice strawberries & a busted face from a 25mph longboarding highside. Knowing the proper way to crash really saved my ass on that one...take advantage of whatever protective gear you have, roll--don't slide, & aim for the grass.

And what fun is this without the pictures you show off to your friends?

Last summer longboarding:


Three weeks ago, also longboarding:


The cool thing about this one^ is that the gash by my eye is from landing face-first & my glasses actually digging into my skin, leaving an exact imprint.

Only had that one bad endo on the MTB though, it's mostly skating that bashes me up.

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^^^That's the attitude!
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2^ Awesome! I had my girlfriend take a couple pictures of the results from my decent crash last year. I don't know if I have them anymore, but if so I'll post em' up. Scraped up knee/leg, chest, shoulder, and cheek/eye area. It wasn't a terrible crash with super deep scrapes, but it made for some decent pictures.
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Luckily I haven't crashed so hard to leave any serious bruises or scrapes.
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^^ Yeah, until you're showing it off from a hospital bed with a tube in your chest-cavity .
Stop riding like a chump and you won't have to worry about that!
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Did that happen? That's pretty hardcore.
Last summer at my first BMX race. Three nights in the hospital. Tally in last three years or so: collarbone; broken knuckle; fractured orbit; ribs/lung. Getting old and brittle sux.
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Last summer at my first BMX race. Three nights in the hospital. Tally in last three years or so: collarbone; broken knuckle; fractured orbit; ribs/lung. Getting old and brittle sux.
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I used to hide injuries all the time when I was a kid, not so much as an adult. My mother was always yelling at me not to ride my bmx bike at the local construction-site-turned-track. My friends were all way better than me, but that didn't stop me from attempting every jump, usually unsuccessfully. I would go back to my friend's house whose parents were never home and try to repair all the wounds there. I still remember the time I scraped up my entire back after botching a landing. My friend poured half a bottle of peroxide on my back in the bathroom while I was holding the sink. I almost ripped the enamel off the sink. Never told my mother about it, in fact I had to destroy the t-shirt that was covered in blood.
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