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Jamez Samuelez

damage done to yourself in a crash?

Personally the worst ive done i scrap loads of skin of my arm when i crashed into a caravan awning.....and i thought that was painful

but then i see something like this....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx...;search=mountain%20bike%20crashes
and i think, holy crap

so whats the worst injury you've done to yourself?
bbnaz

Hubby broke the head of his femur when the front wheel washed out whilst travelling around an auto parked in the cycle lane.

I have only severely damaged my pride or exacerbated injuries sustained other than cycling.
mootaineer

I once lost the front end speeding down a hill. My crash was actually at the bottom where it was quite flat so probably could have been worse.

I fractured my scaphoid in my right wrist, "bad" (at least for me) flesh wounds on my fingers and knuckles, grazes to my left cheek, chin and left shoulder.
For 5 minutes after the crash I was winded though managed to move the bike away from the road.
I then cycled to a pub to have lunch (I was with a friend...our ride had barely started so I felt bad and didn't want to let him down) and continued thereafter to the nearest station (rather than a hospital) so that I could go to A&E near home. I didn't want to be stranded in a hospital in the middle of nowhere!

Brings back nasty memories!!
tourmalet

I've been lucky - my worst injuries were generally just daft mistakes when I was tired, like accidentally somehow impaling my ankle on my own chain ring when I was really tired touring round Corsica with heavy paniers. I have a nice scar like a tattoo because of the oil in the cut - my partner has a matching one on his ankle from the same thing when he swerved not to crash into me (I suddenly threw up when cycling to work one morning). Gouged two huge cuts into his ankle - ouch.

Also once fell sidewides into a ditch when I hadn't got used to using cleats and I slowed down at a junction.

I've had a few comedy falls from cycling on black ice in winter, which is something i'd like to avoid in future.

I tried mountain biking and came home covered in cuts from brambles. My mate who went with me broke his wrist another time cycling down steps in Monmartre and had to have surgery to fix it. That put me off.
caligirl147

Had my share of road rash on the leg/hip from sliding on asphalt, and splinters on my ass from the track. No brakes will do that to you! If you're ever in need of some healing salve for your wounds, I recommend "Brave Soldier". Oh, and they have a cool carnage page for your er, ummmmm... commiseration: http://www.bravesoldier.com/1/caring_rr_gallery.php
bbnaz

yeegods Cali. That was enough to make me want a cycling kit that resembles the Michelin dude Shocked
sub7

Liked the photos caligirl. MBR has a monthly 'OldBlokes and girls who should know better slot, Also a selection online if you want to scare yourself a bit more!

http://justcycling.myfastforum.org/sutra2761.php#2761

My worst accident was a few years back - my husband bought me a new bike for my birthday and on it's first run our two hours after receipt I was knocked off by a driver who came straight out of junction into the side of me. I had a bump on my head . various grazes etc and a big thorn in my rear from sitting down at the side of the road to wait for the ambulance. The bike was completely squashed so I supose I was lucky.
'Touch wood ' only minor bramble pulls grazes and the odd entaglement of parts of the body with assorted bike parts since then.
westloopkestrel

Maybe not all that painful, but an interesting-looking road rash was the result of an endo.

You ever notice how when people run and slide on grass, like a footballer, they lift their head and chest back? I'm a pretty skinny guy. Let's just say I took the skin off my protuding hip bones, down to the white stuff, in perfectly symetrical patterns. Wearing pants was a problem for a day or two....they pants kept sticking to the wound before it scabbed.
berck

My worst happened three years ago. I was heading down hill on my MTB. The terrain had a lot more erosion than it did a few weeks before. I was a bit to fast and hit the ground. I was knocked out for a few minutes, broke/bruise a few ribs, and seriously broke my collar bone. The hospital said I didn't until the NEXT day. I told them going in that I did, but the x-rays and the nurse said no. I wasn't experiencing any pain at were my collar bone attaches at the chest. The nurse push on that part of the collar bone and it didn't hurt. The reason was that it wasn't attached to the rest of my collar bone (completely broke).
thunderthighs

a down hill blowout while i was riding as a junoir in udine..

that scared the hell out of me..

ciao
headwind

hip to ankle RR with a grapefruit haematoma on my hip...how it didnt break mystifies me.

in no traffic and riding alone. cornering hard at about 32 mph and lost the back tire.

glad i had a helmet on too Wink

ps. I hd inflated the tire the day before with a CO2 ccartridge. apparently CO2 leaks out of rubber much faster... and I didnt check before hopping on... call me el stupido.
behemoth

This thread reminded me...

On the VS 2-minute recap (argh) of the Giro's first week, they showed a quick flash of some rider with a huge bulge on his thigh. I would have guessed it was a broken bone, except that he was still on his bike. Anyone know what that was?
kellyrocheearly

hit by a car out training a few years ago and suffered a double compound fracture of the tibia & fibula and as the bones broke out through the back of my leg they tore my achilles tendon, calf muscle and the nerve that runs down into your foot.
Ralphnorman

Ouch KRE......luckily for me, I haven't had any serious crashes...jsut a few mishaps with my cleats getting stuck really.....Oh and some gravel on the road Rolling Eyes
Arrive Alive

behemoth wrote:
This thread reminded me...

On the VS 2-minute recap (argh) of the Giro's first week, they showed a quick flash of some rider with a huge bulge on his thigh. I would have guessed it was a broken bone, except that he was still on his bike. Anyone know what that was?


I remember that one too. It was in the first week or so (can't remember the stage), the day started out in pouring rain but the finish was glorious sunshine. Anyway >75% of the peloton hit the deck on a flat straight piece of road that was as every bit as slippery (on my TV the road surface looked like freshly laid tar - but without the stone chippings Shocked ) as that ridiculous "shower gel and paint" strewn finish later on that brought down 95% of the sprinters...

The cameras also focused a lot on Bettini on that stage as he also got pretty well beaten up...
headwind

kellyrocheearly wrote:
hit by a car out training a few years ago and suffered a double compound fracture of the tibia & fibula and as the bones broke out through the back of my leg they tore my achilles tendon, calf muscle and the nerve that runs down into your foot.


holy shit
kellyrocheearly

yeah wasnt much fun, 2 months till i got on the rollers and 5 months till i got back on the road. I remember my first ride on the road being 12 miles on a 42x19 and that was on flat roads!!

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