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Crashed on my face, agian

Old 06-01-08, 10:51 PM
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Crashed on my face, agian

If you want to see the picture here it is. Happened in a crit Saturday with half a lap to go.And here I am the first time it happened back in March. First time I fractured my eye socket and check bone. This time I broke 2 teeth and had to have 6 stitches in my lip. I just don't think I can do this anymore.
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Old 06-01-08, 10:53 PM
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Take it easy buddy! Hope for your fast recovery.
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Old 06-01-08, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Cdy291 View Post
I just don't think I can do this anymore.
they can't get you if you are in front!

Seriously, good carnage pics and glad you are generally okay. take a couple of deep breaths, get healthy, dig back in.
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Old 06-01-08, 10:57 PM
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^^ Thats what I did the first time, but now its totally insane. I think I would like to try Cross Country racing though. I just hop my face heals as well this time as it did the last.
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Faceplanting sucks. I nearly did it years ago riding my sister's bike. Bad idea.

Hope you heal up alright.
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Old 06-01-08, 11:00 PM
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my last really bad crash (at speed), I remember being in the air long enought to think "boy, this is really gonna hurt". I was right.
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Take a martial art like hapkido or akido or judo or... these will teach you falling skills which will save your face and other vital parts.

Hope you heal soon.
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Old 06-01-08, 11:05 PM
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The good thing is that it knocked me out and completely erased my memory of the impact.
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put the peanut butter on your feet.

If you're going to fall with your bike, best option is to do an endo and completely flip over so you land on your back side with arms and feet first.
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That really sucks. I honestly don't know if I'd keep racing if I were you, another bad crash and I'd definitely stop. I used to play basketball, but about every week I was getting injured one way or another. I got headbutted in the face and it caused a deviated septum, then I got elbowed in the side and the bruise didn't go away for 2 months, then I stepped on someone's foot and sprained my ankle. I love basketball but I don't play with more than a few people because my rate of injury is just too high. My girlfriend's dad used to race and quit because of the crashes, the sport is quite dangerous in nature. Then again, you've probably already experienced the worst of what will happen to you. That's one way to look at it if you really want to keep racing.
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at least you appear to be young and will probably heal quickly, besides the dental aspect. did you have to get crowns or have them removed?

you're not related to the hansen brothers, are you?

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Doesn't look like the Ford Agency will be scouting you anytime soon.
But seriously, OUCH! I have to show my wife those photos, she's a nurse.
Use some Neosporin on those wounds.
I would use some risk/reward calculations to see if your cycling is worth it for you.
Glory is fine, but real damage is lifelong. Think about all those Xtreme sports guys who get all the "air" and "glory/gory", but have to deal with osteopathic injuries. Who wants to limp for the rest of your life, let alone deal with a serious spinal or head injury?
Some guys will say, "no guts, no glory" but I'd rather minimize risk and maximize movement.
Good luck.

PS-I've done flips skiing and was a gymnast and gymnastics instuctor, so I've caught my share of "air."

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Originally Posted by MonsterMaxx View Post
Take a martial art like hapkido or akido or judo or... these will teach you falling skills which will save your face and other vital parts.
+1

I have no empirical proof of this but I'm convinced that my relatively short Judo training helped me avoid serious injuries while racing. I never took more than 10 months of lessons but at the end I was sprinting at and jumping over five to eight guys standing with just their heads bowed. To imagine what it's like, stand up and look down like someone said "Hey, there's something on your shoe" - then get five to eight guys in a row like that. Now imagine sprinting at them and jumping over them. Yeah. For a martial arts person, not a big deal. For me, now? I couldn't imagine doing it anymore. Anyway, I'd land from about 5 feet off the ground, going at sprint speed, on a thin gym mat with only my hands/etc for protection. If that doesn't simulate an endo I don't know what does.

I fell really hard once at 45+ mph, tumbled and slid for a good 150 feet, but finished the crash standing up, just like Judo. I was dizzy from tumbling around so promptly toppled over but that "end on your feet" move is very similar to the end of a Judo tumble. Kicker was I had no helmet and I was fine.
https://sprinterdellacasa.blogspot.co...rash-ever.html
btw I don't recommend riding without a helmet. I was young and dumb back then.

Anyway, best wishes for fast healing,
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Old 06-02-08, 05:28 AM
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How about a full face helmet?

Good luck with the healing...

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Why do you hate your face?






j.k. Be careful. I've done that once. Totally messed me up. I'm an old fogy so when this happens it really takes a while to heal. Being a young'un you should heal easily. Hang tough.
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I guess I get to be the first one to say that if you are going to keep cleaning the pavement with your face, you need to shave on race day.

So what was the cause of each of these crashes? What skills can you work on to help prevent it in the future?

Heal well and quickly.
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You look like a pro boxers sparring partner, get well soon. I probably would use some Neosporin on that, but watch not to get it in your eyes.
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chicks dig scars
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I bet taking a shower sucks big time...

Looks bad but you'll probably only have scaring on your lip. I've unfortunately scraped up my face numerous times and only get scars when the wound requires stitches.
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chicks dig scars
and bad teeth
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BIKING, YOUR DOING IT WRONG


but seriously youll get better and get back on that horse
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The first time I have no idea what happened, no memory and no one I know who saw.

This time there was a crash a little bit ahead of me and I saw everyone scatter to the left and right to go around. I went left and the person right the freak in front of me went down also. I had almost zero time to react and was traveling quite fast. I think he ran over one of the original crashers arms or bike.
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oh man! hope you heal quickly... and after a few days your spirits are up so you can get back out there and ride!
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Ouch...

Heal up quickly
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Just got back from the dentist. $2800 dental work.
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