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Old 09-10-08, 05:14 PM
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3 broken ribs

Ouch. Everest challenge may slip away this year
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Old 09-10-08, 05:16 PM
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bummer. lets see the carnage.
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Old 09-10-08, 05:19 PM
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What happened? Let's get some back story going on.
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Originally Posted by umd
Ouch. Everest challenge may slip away this year
Not good, not good at all.

What Happen**********??
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hit by a car this morning... Right hook. They are going to print out the x-ray for me. I guess it was just 2 ribs. The doc had said 2 or 3 so I went for the more dramatic
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Originally Posted by umd
hit by a car this morning... Right hook. They are going to print out the x-ray for me. I guess it was just 2 ribs. The doc had said 2 or 3 so I went for the more dramatic
Sorry to hear that man. How is the bike?
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Aw man...
damn.

Hope you heal fast!
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Originally Posted by umd
Ouch. Everest challenge may slip away this year
Hey man, that blows... if you need anything at all, feel free to PM me.
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Originally Posted by TeddyKGB
Sorry to hear that man. How is the bike?
Looks fine except the carbon rails on the saddle are cracked.
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Ouch, I went down last year doing around 25 mph and I cracked 3 ribs. It took about 3 months before they felt good again. Hopefully it doesn't take you that long. I was 67 years old when it happened to me and it takes a little longer to heal, at my age. Anyway good luck and get well soon.
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Old 09-10-08, 05:33 PM
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Oh no, that sucks!
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Old 09-10-08, 05:33 PM
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BUMMER!!!!!

Quick someone tell a joke...

Or make him sneeze...

Just kidding...


I actually broke a rib getting thrown off a donkey during a donkey basketball game...

I will never do that again..


Heal Fast...
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Man that blows dude.. Heal fast..
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HTFU! Ok, someone had to say it.

Now that it's said. Sorry, man. You are one of the toughest distance riders on here. I know you've been training hard. I broke a rib snowboarding once and remember how painful it was. I don't envy you.
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Originally Posted by umd
Looks fine except the carbon rails on the saddle are cracked.
Man, that is definitely a bummer. Now you have an excuse just to chill. Get some movies, grab some beer and heal.
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damn, hope you heal before too long!!
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Originally Posted by umd
hit by a car this morning... Right hook. They are going to print out the x-ray for me. I guess it was just 2 ribs. The doc had said 2 or 3 so I went for the more dramatic
Wow, that's terrible. If you were hit by a car, you may be lucky that you only have broken ribs.

I broke three ribs a year ago while participating in another sport. Took a while to get over the pain and it only hurt when I breathed.

Hope you heal quickly. Your bike can be easily replaced.
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So I take it you'll tone it down to about 500 miles a week for a few weeks, just to let it recover
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So the CinQo is OK??

Or did you send it back already...


What were the circumstances...

Will you be retiring...
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Damn. That's terrible.

If it makes you feel better, I rode by an all-white bike on the side of the road with a sign that said "a cyclist was killed here".

It could be worse.
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Originally Posted by TeddyKGB
Man, that is definitely a bummer. Now you have an excuse just to chill. Get some movies, grab some beer and heal.
somehow I get the feeling umd isn't the type to sit around and passively heal ;-)

umd: I bet you've gotten back on the bike at least one time since the ribs were broken just to see how it felt. am I right?

"umd has crashed out of the Tour with suspected broken ribs!"

hope you heal fast. I've done the ribs and collarbone, the ribs were definitely more painful.
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Originally Posted by Flash
somehow I get the feeling umd isn't the type to sit around and passively heal ;-)

umd: I bet you've gotten back on the bike at least one time since the ribs were broken just to see how it felt. am I right?

"umd has crashed out of the Tour with suspected broken ribs!"
I know, I figured that. Just wanted to give him an excuse to drink beer.
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ouch, ribs...
It could have been a lot worse. Glad you are relatively ok
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Just don't sneeze or laugh for a few weeks!
Heal fast!
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Originally Posted by TeddyKGB
I know, I figured that. Just wanted to give him an excuse to drink beer.
amen. crack, hiss, Sam Adams Pale Ale and USA/Trinidad soccer for me tonight. I raise my glass to umd and his speedy recovery.
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