Your Worst Crash...............so far.

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Your Worst Crash...............so far.

Postby pride4ever » Wed Jan 16, 2013 17:17 pm

I know the topic of falling off is somewhat a taboo subject amongst many but over a lifetime its a virtual certainty that it will happen at some point. Now hopefully we,l all brush ourselves down and get back on the bike so with that thought in mind what as been your worst crash? I haven't fallen off for what seems forever but about 10 years ago I came off on a sweeping, narrowing bend on a fast descent and survived with only bad leg rash. Crazily 2 months later I came off on the exact same bend and knocked myself out. On both occasions I was lucky that no traffic was coming the other way on that bend. So whats yours?...
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Re: Your Worst Crash...............so far.

Postby thegreatdivide » Wed Jan 16, 2013 17:24 pm

Shattered right radius (and I mean shattered), broken ulna, metal plate and multiple pins, two operations, permanent nerve damage, brutal elbow road rash.
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Postby pride4ever » Wed Jan 16, 2013 17:26 pm

thegreatdivide wrote:Shattered right radius (and I mean shattered), broken ulna, metal plate and multiple pins, two operations, permanent nerve damage, brutal elbow road rash.


The fact you went back to riding speaks volumes for the love we have for riding lol. Hope your better man.
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Postby TakeTurns » Wed Jan 16, 2013 17:44 pm

Whilst I was descending a hill, a parked car pulled out and I t-boned into it.

Written off bike, broken collar bone which had to be surgically held back together with carbon (I wish). They didn't specify which metal it was. Oh and also road burns, but they heal overtime, hardly noticeable now.

Sh1t happens, gotta' ride on bros. :wink:

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Postby ju5t1n » Wed Jan 16, 2013 17:45 pm

1990 – mountain biking - snapped my seat post in two – and the bit sticking out of the bike stuck in my stomach
1999 - mountain biking (in the dark) – bust a collar bone
2010 – road racing, got caught up in a proper Tour de France style pile-up during a bunch sprint, my most spectacular crash but no broken bones

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Postby upperoilcan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 17:46 pm

thegreatdivide wrote:Shattered right radius (and I mean shattered), broken ulna, metal plate and multiple pins, two operations, permanent nerve damage, brutal elbow road rash.


That's it ??????

Mearly a flesh wound ole boy. :D
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Postby typekitty » Wed Jan 16, 2013 17:53 pm

ju5t1n wrote:1990 – mountain biking - snapped my seat post in two – and the bit sticking out of the bike stuck in my stomach


Farrrrk! Decent effort!

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Postby aleslie22 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 17:55 pm

Been pretty lucky so far, worst I've had is a wee bit of road rash on left leg and once I landed on my head and couldn't look left for a day or two.

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Postby upperoilcan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 18:01 pm

Nothing road related at present,

However in my Downhill MTB racing days i snapped both bones in my forearm and had metal plates put in.

Also had the misfortune of Maisonneuve Fracture to my left leg. (The most painful injury i have ever had).
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Postby noodleman » Wed Jan 16, 2013 19:03 pm

Collision with another cyclist. Broken cheekbone in three places. Severed nerves in two teeth, permanent nerve damage in nose and lip, torn gum and permanent memory problems. Dont want another one like that in a hurry :cry:
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Postby Bobbinogs » Wed Jan 16, 2013 19:14 pm

Injury out of all proportion crash...hitting the deck when pootling on my own at 5mph. Broken collarbone which took two ops (and some metal) to fix but is all sorted now.

One that has left me with nasty flashbacks crash...another low speed off when climbing around Dartmoor in torrential rain which left me with broken teeth, a badly grazed face, a chainring scar on my shin (which is kinda cool) and several other deep scars on my hands.

All looks rather tame though when compared to some of the major offs noted above.

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Postby mike6 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 19:15 pm

T boned by a car on a roundabout. I was on the roundabout and the traffic from the inside lane of the dual cariageway stopped, the guy in the BMW in the outside lane did not and hit me at 40 mph, according to the police.
The only bit of luck I had in this was that he hit the back wheel of the bike, so did not hit me directly or indeed run over me.
Three weeks off work with concussion and bad back. Road rash on most of my right side, torn ligaments in my right shoulder, couldn't raise my arm much above torso level for two months. I still have no nail on my right thumb, but I consider myself very lucky, one of the witnesses from the inside lane cars said " I have never seen a man fly before".
Also the back wheel was crushed where the front of the car hit it. Could have been me.

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Postby Bozman » Wed Jan 16, 2013 19:34 pm

Another one T-boned on a roundabout, she didn't stop and carried on for a few hundred metres before she saw the light, my bike was written off and I was battered and bruised, the collision has kindly left me with Harlequins syndrome where I only sweat on one side of my face, during exercise this leaves me with a clear line down my face where one side is red and sweaty and the other isn't.......... Cheers dear!

The wife thinks that i should move away from two wheels because i have my fair share of offs on the pushbike plus - A car pulled out on me while I was travelling at 70mph on my R1, I didn't even have chance to brake but I walked away with a broken thumb and clavical.
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Postby Cat With No Tail » Wed Jan 16, 2013 19:54 pm

Low-speed off when out on the MTB resulting in Broken tib & fib and grade 3 tears of both ACL and LCL.
6 weeks in plaster followed by 2 months of physio to make it strong enough for the surgery to rebuild my knee - 6hr op involving grafts taken from both hamstrings to repair the ligaments, some sort of plate/screw arrangement and about 50 staples to put my leg back together after (got some awesome pics of that btw :D ).
Worked my ass off and was back on the bike within 12 weeks.

Worst one on the road (so far) was early Nov, came off on ice and landed hard on my elbow. Plenty of road rash and I think I might have cracked the bone or something because it was still painful to put any weight through my elbow right up to christmas.

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Re: Your Worst Crash...............so far.

Postby jagx400 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 20:06 pm

Mine are minor compared to some here, Don't know what happened to this day, but 2 months ago I came off, knocked out for a few minutes, bad concussion, badly bruised and swollen hip, fractured wrist and cuts and bruises to my face.

I have no recollection as to what happened, I got back on the bike and pedalled to work, no idea how as I lost 7 hours of memory that still hasn't come back. Short term memory still affected. Weird feeling.

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Postby Pross » Wed Jan 16, 2013 23:35 pm

40mph in a road race going down a steep descent near Speech House in the Forest of Dean. A sheep ran out into the bunch, a few riders hit it and went down. I avoided the chaos by going on the verge and just as I was feeling smug I hit a drainage ditch cut across the verge and crashed down a 10 foot high bank and into a tree. Injuries weren't too bad - concussion, whiplash, a few cuts and grazes plus a tree branch impaled in the cheek of my ar$e!

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Postby dmclite-3.0 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 05:48 am

I had a crash in a Vets race in Basildon Dunton test track last summer. Bloke went down in the bunch, dominoed out to me, I hit a bike on the deck at 34mph, somersaulted and landed on the concrete on my back. Curled into a ball as my bike has slid down the road and 2 more rider slammed into my back. Result, 3 broken fingers on my left hand, chainring cut on left palm needing 5 stitches, left elbow cut, 7 stitches, dislocated left shoulder and a huge road rash on left shoulder. No damage on bike except the front tyre had split down the middle of the tread for about 8" right down to the canvas and was still inflated ! Fingers still give me jip when its cold and damp.
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Postby musa » Thu Jan 17, 2013 05:52 am

:shock: ouch

just reading some of these

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Postby Secteur » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:12 am

Last March I came off on a fairly inocuous flat stretch of road, in good weather and at not especially high speed... Broke my right scaphoid spectacularly and needed it surgically screwing together. I posted photos of the xrays and the stitches at the time somewhere on here

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Postby NapoleonD » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:16 am

Fell of my Raleigh Strika when I was 7 and smashed my Thundergrip :(
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