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Old 11-19-13, 08:09 PM
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on sunday my face made a date with the pavement. i spent the night in the neuro ICU and now i'm spending some time at home recovering from a substantial concussion. oh... did i mention MY FACE?!

i don't remember what happened. jdgesus saw most of it, he says he wishes he could unsee it... so it was probably bad. LOL. all i can say is that it could have been much much much worse.

my face tho...

nsfw/nsfbfssfg but i know a few of you have seen it on the 'grams.

no bikes for 2 months, says the doctor. just in time for the new bike i was in the middle of building up.
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Old 11-19-13, 08:14 PM
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Get better yummy! We'll love you no matter how ugly you are.
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I saw it on the gram, it was brutal.
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Old 11-19-13, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Jared. View Post
Hope it isn't too serious.

I had bad knee problems for a couple of years, it was a pretty bad feeling. Now they just get sore once in a while. You'll get through it, hopefully you won't have to stop with the bikes for too long.
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Spesh:

Please take my advice and let go of riding for a while - a month or more off the bike is probably smart.

Cycling will always be there. How long you are out of the game at this point is going to be largely contingent upon your recovery habits - don't go out and test your knee all the time. If it feels bad, test it next week with a <30 min flat ride.

I've been there - it sucks. In Dec 2009 I jacked my knee up real bad with a overuse injury that resulted in quadriceps tendonitis, which I still deal with but is under control. I was really bummed because I was putting in huge miles (~18-20 hr weeks, 3 week blocks) and was for sure the fittest of my life; I was going to totally kick ass in the 2010 racing season.
I go in tomorrow for xrays, but the doc was pretty sure it was just inflamed and nothing serious. Whew!

He told me no more centuries or attempts at racing for awhile. He said this weekend I could ease in gradually, like 10 miles or so, lots of spinning, no mashing. He also gave me some topical cream for inflammation and suggested icy/hot before I ride and ice afterwards.

Its killing me not to be able to ride, but I think I'll take the opportunity to try to get a couple of friends into riding. They'd like to ride but were always intimidated by my miles. If we started doing a few miles every week and build up gradually, I think they'll be ready for some longer distances when I'm finally ready for them myself.
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Old 11-19-13, 08:30 PM
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@SpeshulEd Drink pineapple juice. It seriously helps when I get knee inflammation and it tastes good.
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@SpeshulEd Drink pineapple juice. It seriously helps when I get knee inflammation and it tastes good.
I can do that!

Might even mix it with a little vodka. Ha!
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Old 11-19-13, 10:08 PM
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Just made some bomb-ass halibut. Had wild rice and brussel sprouts with it.

10/10 would eat again.
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Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
on sunday my face made a date with the pavement. i spent the night in the neuro ICU and now i'm spending some time at home recovering from a substantial concussion. oh... did i mention MY FACE?!

i don't remember what happened. jdgesus saw most of it, he says he wishes he could unsee it... so it was probably bad. LOL. all i can say is that it could have been much much much worse.

my face tho...

nsfw/nsfbfssfg but i know a few of you have seen it on the 'grams.

no bikes for 2 months, says the doctor. just in time for the new bike i was in the middle of building up.
All you can do is go to the bar and try and pull chicks in a time like that.

Bumstown though, the face is awful to get wrecked.
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Old 11-19-13, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
on sunday my face made a date with the pavement.
Dang, just looked at your photo. Heal fast, man! You'll be back in the saddle in no time.

I had a similar accident riding drunk a couple years ago and had to get the muscle in my eyebrow stitched back together. Such is life.
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Old 11-19-13, 10:49 PM
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Sucks to hear that yummy! Get well soon!

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Get better yummy! We'll love you no matter how ugly you are.
+1 We have plenty of paper bags around.

Don't worry, I've seen worse heal up just fine, good as new. If I remember from the post how you look like thread, you have a lighter skin type so scars shouldn't be too much a problem anyhow... besides I know this from experience
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Old 11-19-13, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
Just made some bomb-ass halibut. Had wild rice and brussel sprouts with it.

10/10 would eat again.
Can't get good seafood here. I'm looking forward to my trip to Dallas next week, gonna eat so much damn fish.
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Old 11-19-13, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by striknein View Post
Can't get good seafood here. I'm looking forward to my trip to Dallas next week, gonna eat so much damn fish.
A family friend of ours goes on a fishing trip up to Alaska pretty frequently. He doesn't eat fish. The guide he uses cleans, butchers, flash freezes, and then next-day-airs it back to California, then he throws it in his freezer and gives it away whenever people come over. Doesn't really get any fresher.

I've probably 5 pounds of halibut and other 5 pounds of salmon fillets. It's awesome.
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dallas, eh?
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dallas, eh?
Yessir. Visiting the in-laws.
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Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
on sunday my face made a date with the pavement. i spent the night in the neuro ICU and now i'm spending some time at home recovering from a substantial concussion. oh... did i mention MY FACE?!

i don't remember what happened. jdgesus saw most of it, he says he wishes he could unsee it... so it was probably bad. LOL. all i can say is that it could have been much much much worse.

my face tho...

nsfw/nsfbfssfg but i know a few of you have seen it on the 'grams.

no bikes for 2 months, says the doctor. just in time for the new bike i was in the middle of building up.
saw it on the grams and UGH it was nasty looking. heal up soon dude, you're one of my BF faves.

if it makes you feel any better, a friend of mine this week fell down some stairs and hit her head on concrete - major concussion and staples in her scalp. at least you were doing something more than just walking when you got hurt.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
I go in tomorrow for xrays, but the doc was pretty sure it was just inflamed and nothing serious. Whew!

He told me no more centuries or attempts at racing for awhile. He said this weekend I could ease in gradually, like 10 miles or so, lots of spinning, no mashing. He also gave me some topical cream for inflammation and suggested icy/hot before I ride and ice afterwards.

Its killing me not to be able to ride, but I think I'll take the opportunity to try to get a couple of friends into riding. They'd like to ride but were always intimidated by my miles. If we started doing a few miles every week and build up gradually, I think they'll be ready for some longer distances when I'm finally ready for them myself.
nice.

Also, how did you crash yummy? Get well soon, that sucks.
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he got too rad on his bike (curb cut jump). hit face and slid on face. its as bad and gross as you can imagine.

kid went limp. thought he was dead. raised his head a little bit, spit out a tooth (and blood) and passed back out for a bit.

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crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

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That's pretty metal.
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he looks like a real life zombi
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next step is recumbent.




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Ouch. Do they sell tagaderm for the face?
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if it makes you feel any better, a friend of mine this week fell down some stairs and hit her head on concrete - major concussion and staples in her scalp. at least you were doing something more than just walking when you got hurt.
i know the feeling....it was tough explaining to the ER staff in august that my 5 year old daughter put me there.
i am still having trouble with memory loss and finding words a couple months later....all because my child has bad aim...i wish i had a more gnar story.

also, today i'm starting to suspect that my shoulder is separated thanks to my crash this sunday.


YUMMY...heal up quick!!!
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Yummy, heal up. Stay positive and find something to do to keep you occupied while you heal up. I redid my bedroom while I was out of commission.

Today I returned from a pretty epic 5 days in Pennsylvania, one of the days included climbing Pa RT 183, climbing past a section of the Appalachian Trail and finishing at the Yuengling brewery in Pottsville. Also the inevitable happened and bought a fluid trainer.
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thanks everyone. i'm recovering solidly. still sore in places, head hurts just a tad here and there, and my face feels like it's melting neosporin... but overall much better than sunday night/monday. i should be back at it soon enough.
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