Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Finally, I crashed

Old 10-21-08, 05:58 PM
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Finally, I crashed

After reading all the crash reports the past few years I thought I better post my first crash.
I was on a solo 60 mile training ride and about 5 miles returning to my house when I noticed a strange "pulling" sensation, as if my bike was pulling to the right. I eyeballed my brake pads while riding and didnt notice anything as I proceeded to turn right at around 22mph... well, something happened and im not sure what.. the front wheel felt like it locked or maybe it just came out from under me when it hit some dirt. In the aftermath I noticed the tire was flat but im not sure if that was a result of the accident or the reason for it? Anyways, no breaks, but some nice road rash on the elbow and hip. Its funny but I have a bruise the shape of my Ipod on my hip.....after I crashed I was really shaking and started vomiting, I guess it was from the adrenaline.. anyways, I bent my rear derailer but have already fixed that, my shifters some how were pulled 90 degrees and kind of shoot out sideways from the hbars now, weird, I must have held onto them as I went down.. could have been a lot worse...I plan on repairing it all tonight and getting back on asap...

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Glad to hear it wasn't more serious. I've only been riding for a year and haven't crashed yet (other than the obligatory stationary crash when first using clipless, LOL), but am sure it's coming.
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it wasnt too bad actually, didnt feel much pain until I tried to remove all the gravel/glass and stuff. Thank goodness I didnt have an impact type of crash, I probably slid like 15' across the road..

everyone always told me that if I rode enough it would happen, I was just approaching 16k miles when it happened so thats not too bad. I just want to make sure I understand WHY it happened. It could have just slid out but i think my tire may have been partially flat..

good luck with never crashing!
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Vomiting can be a sign of head injury are you SURE you didn't hit your head -- look at your helmet.

Hope you are ok, crashes suck.

P.S., please post warning in thread title when attaching gory photos!!!
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Originally Posted by valygrl View Post
Vomiting can be a sign of head injury are you SURE you didn't hit your head -- look at your helmet.

Hope you are ok, crashes suck.

P.S., please post warning in thread title when attaching gory photos!!!
I should have done that, im sorry.. I cant re-edit the title..

yea, I checked my helmet and never hit my head.. I was just amped or maybe in shock.. couldnt stop shaking. I've been reading about using duoderm/tagaderm for the dressing, I originally let it dry out and that definitely is not the answer..
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Lots of no fun there. Glad you're mostly ok. Strange about the vomitting though.
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Originally Posted by momod View Post
I should have done that, im sorry.. I cant re-edit the title..

yea, I checked my helmet and never hit my head.. I was just amped or maybe in shock.. couldnt stop shaking. I've been reading about using duoderm/tagaderm for the dressing, I originally let it dry out and that definitely is not the answer..
No problem...

Glad you didn't hit your head. The RR will heal. I had a crash with a head injury and a little less road rash than that on my shoulder, the hospital put the shoulder in some kind of tagaderm type dressing, seemed like a good thing.
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got something to say, botto?
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battlescars rock.
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Nice,

First thing to do after a crash "is the bike ok?"
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Oh dude, I hate that sick feeling after crashing. Had it many times. Never spewed though!
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Originally Posted by C_Heath View Post
battlescars rock.
My best ones were on a BMX pedaling fast as possible when my chain flew off the rear sprocket and landed between the axle and the wheel, so my back locked up which resulted in me flipping over forwards. I then slid on my chin/face and my knuckles were still under the handle bars with my legs over the back of my head. I couldn't feel my mouth cause I smashed it. I was seriously expecting to pull my hand away with blood and teeth shrapnel on it. I didn't think I had ANY teeth left, I couldn't feel my mouth one bit. Sooo lucky.

Now I've got scars on every one of my knuckles.

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Wait til you see the lovely black and blue colors your impact areas will take on in a day or two. Take that picture!

The impulse to hurl after something like that isn't abnormal. Twice I've nearly cut my fingers off while sawing. Once while using a table saw and a hacksaw the 2nd time. In both instances I was using my fingers to hold something small close to the blade when the piece slipped or the blade jumped. Gink, fingers right into the saw blade. Very deep cuts to the bone. Both times I feared the worst and covered my injury with the other hand, afraid at first to look at the damage. It was during that period of time of not looking and my heart pounding from the fear and shock that I felt sick to my stomach. I had to lay down on the floor and compose myself until the ill feeling went away. A mild shock I suppose.
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Originally Posted by C_Heath View Post
battlescars rock.
exactly... right next to a huge scar I have from getting my elbow reconstructed. I think it was probably less painful due to the nerve damage I received in that previous operation.. kind of like a bionic elbow..
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Originally Posted by KiddSisko View Post
Wait til you see the lovely black and blue colors your impact areas will take on in a day or two. Take that picture!

The impulse to hurl after something like that isn't abnormal. Twice I've nearly cut my fingers off while sawing. Once while using a table saw and a hacksaw the 2nd time. In both instances I was using my fingers to hold something small close to the blade when the piece slipped or the blade jumped. Gink, fingers right into the saw blade. Very deep cuts to the bone. Both times I feared the worst and covered my injury with the other hand, afraid at first to look at the damage. It was during that period of time of not looking and my heart pounding from the fear and shock that I felt sick to my stomach. I had to lay down on the floor and compose myself until the ill feeling went away. A mild shock I suppose.
ouch.. I think the adrenaline surge did it to me, I also had some tramadol (mild opioid like analgesic) in me and that can cause nausea.


I have it all torn apart now, there was a small/slow leak in the front tire that had to have been there before the crash, my tire must have been partially deflated as I cornered. The right derailer shifter was 90 degrees off kilter and the extra pull tore half the cable out of the stop, its kind of shredded but I think the shifter is ok, just beat to hell.... not too much damage, ill have to rerun my cables but no biggy... im riding tomorrow!
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Ouch. Nerve damage is risky ****. I had a friends dad that shot himself in the foot with a 12 guage when he was younger. Now, if he gets the smallest rock in his shoe/sandle it hurts worse than the actually gun shot.
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Ah but a flesh wound!! Hope you recover fast
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Ouch. Nerve damage is risky ****. I had a friends dad that shot himself in the foot with a 12 guage when he was younger. Now, if he gets the smallest rock in his shoe/sandle it hurts worse than the actually gun shot.
ouch, that sucks.. mine was just kind of numb... It should hurt more than it does..

anyways.. on further inspection ill have to replace a shifter, but its functional for now. Just an excuse to get some Dura's on there. I pulled the reynolds carbon fork cause im paranoid, but it looks ok... the frame is Ti and never really took a big impact.. I think thats about it though, not so bad..
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got something to say, botto?
yes, the OP is an idiot.
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Get a Tegaderm bandage on that road rash. I fried of mine once touched wheels in front of me with the next rider and took us both down. One of us used Tegaderm the other didn't. Guess who's skin looked better a few weeks later?
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yes, the OP is an idiot.
thanks little man
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thanks little man
feel better now that you posted your boo boo?
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Originally Posted by oboeguy View Post
Get a Tegaderm bandage on that road rash. I fried of mine once touched wheels in front of me with the next rider and took us both down. One of us used Tegaderm the other didn't. Guess who's skin looked better a few weeks later?

I did last night, had to use the whole pack.. it would be nice if they made them 4x4 or so... stuff works great though and I have zero pain and even showered with it on. Im going scuba diving this weekend but I doubt it will hold up to that.. oh well, im pretty happy about not hurt badly.
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feel better now that you posted your boo boo?
lol at you..... off to work, have a nice day...
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lol at you..... off to work, have a nice day...

i already have.
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