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Big-chainwheel fixie guy injured - did you see him?

Old 06-30-06, 02:23 PM
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Big-chainwheel fixie guy injured - did you see him?

There's a post over in A&S in which a new member is looking for information about an accident... and it sounds to me like the injured guy might be the older fellow with the huge chainring who rides Central Park and Riverside and who's been discussed here before.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=207438

If you saw him Wednesday, go help out!
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Old 06-30-06, 02:43 PM
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I'm his friend who posted!

That's the guy. With the custom chainwheels (Egyptian symbols, Peterbilt Girls). We can't figure it out. I'm going to post flyers but was looking for people who know who he is because they might remember better seeing him. He's in serious shape, and of course unable to tell us what happened, so along with everything else, we are just crazy trying to figure out the sequence of events.

He has virtually no injuries except to a very direct impact to the bridge of his nose resulting in head injuries. His bike is almost unscathed, front wheel out of true, slight dent but ridable.

Even knowing his usual route out of the park would help, then I could ask people along that route. I'm guessing he exits the Park at 97th Street, or at 100th Street. Anybody seen him on other days even that could answer?

Also, does he ride clockwise around the Park, or counter clockwise?

Any info greatly appreciated. Available to talk also, email me direct and I will call.

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Old 06-30-06, 02:47 PM
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This is scary... I don't even live on your continent, but pls tell us what's up with him... He can't even tell you where he usually rides? Is he unconscious or what?
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Old 06-30-06, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by LóFarkas
This is scary... I don't even live on your continent, but pls tell us what's up with him... He can't even tell you where he usually rides? Is he unconscious or what?
He is unconscious. Thanks for your concern. For others wondering, at the hospital they don't think it's that out of the ordinary that he could have gotten himself home on his own steam. He actually got the bike inside and put away. Or rather, they acknowledge that it is a somewhat eccentric tack for someone to take, but chalk it up to shock, adreniline and cussedness.

If anyone reading could pass the word, like I said (on another forum I think). It's not going to help with the recovery, but knowing what happened would helps. Lots of family in town rallying around trying to make sense of things.

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cussedeness is a wonderful thing. i hope he pulls through on that same sort of cussedness.
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best wishes to him and his family.
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Big-Chainwheel fixie guy lives!

Originally Posted by brokenrobot
There's a post over in A&S in which a new member is looking for information about an accident... and it sounds to me like the injured guy might be the older fellow with the huge chainring who rides Central Park and Riverside and who's been discussed here before.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=207438

If you saw him Wednesday, go help out!

For those who showed their concern. Big-Chainwheel fixie guy (AKA "older gentleman pushing huge gear") lives. Final tally: 26 days in medically induced coma, a couple weeks of rehab/recoup after, and a few weeks of putting the weight back on. Amazing thing, the brain. The guy's back, full on, 100%.

You'll most likely start to spot him in central park again soon, pending domestic negotiations on his part. Doubt he'll be pushing such a big gear to start but almost certainly he'll have a shiny new helmet on.

He's a private guy, so you'll have to get him to tell you his story himself, but I thought it was only fair that a happy ending got shared.

And as a coda to the story, I know it's a controversial topic, but I can't help but looking at all those bare heads riding by in a completely different light these days. Those noggin's look like eggshells, ready to get cracked.

Ladies, gentleman, physically fit, daring, enviromentally righteous riders of the world: Protect your assets! Put a lid on those precious, gorgeous, hirsute (or otherwise) domes!

cheers
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haha...when i first read that last post, i thought it said "protect your asses." i got confused.
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i missed the post initially but i'm glad to hear things turned out ok!
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Originally Posted by jondubois@earth
Ladies, gentleman, physically fit, daring, enviromentally righteous riders of the world: Protect your assets! Put a lid on those precious, gorgeous, hirsute (or otherwise) domes!
cheers
I always wear a helmet 100%, but to me it seems like since he impacted at the bridge of his nose that a helmet might not have done much to protect him. Unless it was full face. Still, helmet is better than no helmet but by no means a free ticket out of a coma.
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Old 10-03-06, 02:34 PM
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So it looks like I'm the only person that cares to ask and since he's doing alright, it's not rude to do so, but: What size chainring does he push and with how many gear inches?
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Old 10-03-06, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Shiznaz
I always wear a helmet 100%...
how do you wash your hair?
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Originally Posted by jondubois@earth
And as a coda to the story, I know it's a controversial topic, but I can't help but looking at all those bare heads riding by in a completely different light these days. Those noggin's look like eggshells, ready to get cracked.
Never to miss a place to plug helmets. Seriously he hit on his nose, how is a regular roadie helmet going to help? It would've done jack and ****.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_helmet
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Originally Posted by operator
Never to miss a place to plug helmets. Seriously he hit on his nose, how is a regular roadie helmet going to help? It would've done jack and ****.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_helmet
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Neutrality is actually a bias by the way.

/slaps eyefloater around with a large trout
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Awesome helmet
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Originally Posted by operator
Neutrality is actually a bias by the way.

/slaps eyefloater around with a large trout
Shut the **** up w/ that oldschool irc bull****.
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Originally Posted by operator
Never to miss a place to plug helmets. Seriously he hit on his nose, how is a regular roadie helmet going to help? It would've done jack and ****.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_helmet
his visable injury was to his nose. that's not to say there wasn't some head impact as well.
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Originally Posted by eyefloater
Shut the **** up w/ that oldschool irc bull****.
he didn't even do it right. It would be /slap eyefloater OR /me slaps eyefloater around a bit with a large trout.
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operator rules!! what channels did you have ops in? what net?
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Originally Posted by some dude
i always wear my helmet 100%
Originally Posted by onceinalifetime
how do you wash your hair?
seriously, you didn't answer my question. if you don't ever take off your helmet, your hair is probably really gross. and so is your helmet. probably.
however, if you do take off your helmet, then you
a) probably have much better hygiene.
b) are a liar.
c) are exposing your delicate head to debilitating, and possibly fatal, nose/face impacts everytime you take a shower.

if you do have really gross hair, then hats off to you for your strong convictions.
if you don't actually wear your helmet 100%, then shame on you, you clean clean liar.
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Originally Posted by Jerseysbest
Awesome helmet
Slightly more awesome/tubular/radical:

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