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Offline Chaos

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well crap...
« on: June 18, 2019, 01:47:23 AM »
Started out as a nice 25 mile ride with my son and his new Trek.  Ended up riding to the Hospital in an ambulance.  Wiped out on a 3 mile curvy downhill section of bike path, nothing broken but lots of bruising and abrasions. Wish I had my Schuberth instead of bike helmet but it probably kept things from being much worse.  14 years ago hit a deer on the BMW and broke my arm, I guess every decade and a half between get offs isn't bad.
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Offline billday

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Re: well crap...
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 07:38:56 AM »
Jeez we all hope you feel better soon!
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Re: well crap...
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 07:39:16 AM »
I hope your recovery from this unfortunate encounter with gravity, physics, First Response and the medical-industrial complex is a rapid one, Chaos. I'm glad that you were geared up and are tough enough to an extent that allows you to keep contributing here. Thanks for the charming photo.  :2thumbup: There are some stylish eye-patches out there. Don't miss this opportunity to make a fashion statement.

You've got over 5000 days now to raise two-wheeled hell—until the next event. That's something, anyway.
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Offline Martin

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Re: well crap...
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2019, 02:36:29 PM »
Hope you have a quick recovery. Dangerous things those bicycle contraptions.
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Offline Barry in IN

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Re: well crap...
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2019, 12:54:24 AM »
Wow!  THAT is a shiner!
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Offline Motorhobo

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Re: well crap...
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2019, 05:13:05 AM »
Not pretty but could have been a lot worse. Which is why after 10 years of militant bicycling in Seattle I traded in the non-moto two-wheeler for the motobrick. Now, when I get on a bicycle I'm scared shitless.
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Offline Chaos

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Re: well crap...
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2019, 10:38:59 AM »
We're lucky to have a great network of biking paths around here.  This happened on a downhill stretch of a bike path at about 22mph.  I try to avoid sharing roads with cages for obvious reasons.
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Offline Mongrel

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Re: well crap...
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2019, 04:16:47 PM »
Not pretty but could have been a lot worse. Which is why after 10 years of militant bicycling in Seattle I traded in the non-moto two-wheeler for the motobrick. Now, when I get on a bicycle I'm scared shitless.
My wife has pretty much cycled her whole life and the first twenty-five-odd years of that were in Seattle, so I know too well what you're talking about.

That was heaven compared to cycling around when we lived in Baltimore though (an opinion we both share).
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Offline Mongrel

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Re: well crap...
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2019, 04:26:25 PM »
And of course, we hope you heal up well, Chaos!

Just tell the ladies you got that magnificent shiner kicking up-country degens out of your local bar. I'm sure you could convince your son to back you up. ;)
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Offline natalena

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Re: well crap...
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2019, 10:40:55 PM »
Get well super soon. My wife just broke her hip in April from a bike crash training for Senior Nationals, and boy is she bummed out! I hope you're rolling again soon. ++ helmets, it kept my wife from becoming a turnip.
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Re: well crap...
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2019, 10:52:31 PM »
Looks like left front of helmet took the hit, liner caused abrasion on forehead, then helmet probably slid down and bruised the left eye.  At first I was dismayed by how little the helmet protected, but thinking about it and the force it dissipated I probably would not be here typing this without it. 
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Offline Hilltopper46

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Re: well crap...
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2019, 11:18:00 PM »
I hope you heal quickly and feel better soon.
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Offline natalena

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Re: well crap...
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2019, 01:05:21 AM »
Looks like left front of helmet took the hit, liner caused abrasion on forehead, then helmet probably slid down and bruised the left eye.  At first I was dismayed by how little the helmet protected, but thinking about it and the force it dissipated I probably would not be here typing this without it.
Like MC helmets, a lot depends on fitting the bike helmets properly and snug ... which tends to be less comfortable to ride with. Gone down hard in the 40+mph range racing, and thank goodness the helmet stays in place, totally useless for clavicles though. I've seen guys get really messed up from cheap sunglasses too. Heal quick!
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Re: well crap...
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2019, 07:51:26 AM »
YIKES!

Hope your eyesight is OK.
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