just crashed off my bike this evening - ouch!

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just crashed off my bike this evening - ouch!

Postby ricky1980 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 20:24 pm

i landed on my hip and then my head hit the floor hard then rolled with the bike. i think i might have taken the corner too sharp, just lost grip. but i couldn't stand up for a good minute or two after the crash and was in quite a bit of pain too. After wards inspected the bruise - its HUGE, all red and purple and have a ghetto bum as well now.

i have to say i do admire how the tour riders come off in a crash and get back on and ride rest of the tours off straight away...it deserves some kind of medal.
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Re: just crashed off my bike this evening - ouch!

Postby southdownswolf » Wed Apr 10, 2013 20:51 pm

soooooooo, piccies? :twisted:
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Postby handful » Wed Apr 10, 2013 20:57 pm

southdownswolf wrote:soooooooo, piccies? :twisted:

+1.....piccies or it didn't happen.

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Re: just crashed off my bike this evening - ouch!

Postby ricky1980 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 21:02 pm

southdownswolf wrote:soooooooo, piccies? :twisted:


lol i think i can do better than that, i can put the video of me crashing if my contour survived the fall :) going to take a picture of the bruise tmr when it is properly black
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Postby southdownswolf » Wed Apr 10, 2013 21:04 pm

Most important of all, how is the bike?
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Re: just crashed off my bike this evening - ouch!

Postby SloppySchleckonds » Wed Apr 10, 2013 21:07 pm

Those roads look awfully greasy after todays rain. It's been fantastic having dry roads for the last month.
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Re: just crashed off my bike this evening - ouch!

Postby ricky1980 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 21:15 pm

southdownswolf wrote:Most important of all, how is the bike?


shifter is broken :( rest of the bike is ok.
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Re: just crashed off my bike this evening - ouch!

Postby stevemclaren » Wed Apr 10, 2013 21:40 pm

Ouch. Sounds like a big crash too. Recover soon buddy.

I crashed one time, I was tailing a lorry to go faster and a bus pulled up, he knew he couldn't fit so he slammed on the brakes and my Cube was a few days old.. I gripped the front (idiot!) and flew over the handles... ate gravel, split my chin, tore my bibtights and brand new jersey.. but I caught the bike to keep it undamaged.. I thought.. my face is free to fix! :P

I always have to time my rides with the the weather channel, I got Ultremo's, rain is a bad idea.

Did anyone help you up?

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Re: just crashed off my bike this evening - ouch!

Postby ricky1980 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 22:38 pm

sounds pretty much similar to mine, but ya there were a lot of nice people around.
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Re: just crashed off my bike this evening - ouch!

Postby eskay » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:11 pm

You say your head hit the floor, did you have a helmet on?

I got knocked off a couple of years ago whilst going downhill by a school kid who was pushing a bike on the pavement and just crossed the road without looking (lucky for him I was not a car). My head hit the floor and wrecked my helmet but it took all of the impact thank god. I had a massive dark purple bruise on my hip a couple of days later though and I cut a couple of my fingers. The kid was lucky as his bike was between me and him, I could have broken his legs as I was doing about 25mph (I told him so.....).

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Re: just crashed off my bike this evening - ouch!

Postby ricky1980 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 19:34 pm

eskay wrote:You say your head hit the floor, did you have a helmet on?


ya i did and always will. the helmet was largely intact, but a few scuff marks now. the tightening mechanism seems to come loose when i force it, it never did that before.
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Re: just crashed off my bike this evening - ouch!

Postby IanLD » Thu Apr 11, 2013 22:50 pm

Roads were really greasy today with first rain in weeks and all the salt covering them. Had the rear wheel slide on the MTB :shock: several times today. Was tiptoeing round quite a few bends as I really couldn't trust the surfaces.

Hopefully going to get some decent rain tonight to wash away a lot of the crap to make riding tomorrow a bit better.

Hope you don't feel the after effects too much. I was surprised how much I stiffened up for a few days after coming off in December and a ruptured bursa gave me pain for quite a while after.

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Re: just crashed off my bike this evening - ouch!

Postby rstabler11 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 23:06 pm

ricky1980 wrote:
eskay wrote:You say your head hit the floor, did you have a helmet on?


ya i did and always will. the helmet was largely intact, but a few scuff marks now. the tightening mechanism seems to come loose when i force it, it never did that before.


Get a new one no matter what.

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Re: just crashed off my bike this evening - ouch!

Postby mhj999 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 08:29 am

rstabler11 wrote:
ricky1980 wrote:
eskay wrote:You say your head hit the floor, did you have a helmet on?


ya i did and always will. the helmet was largely intact, but a few scuff marks now. the tightening mechanism seems to come loose when i force it, it never did that before.


Get a new one no matter what.


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Re: just crashed off my bike this evening - ouch!

Postby typekitty » Fri Apr 12, 2013 17:48 pm

mhj999 wrote:
rstabler11 wrote:
ricky1980 wrote:
eskay wrote:You say your head hit the floor, did you have a helmet on?


ya i did and always will. the helmet was largely intact, but a few scuff marks now. the tightening mechanism seems to come loose when i force it, it never did that before.


Get a new one no matter what.


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Re: just crashed off my bike this evening - ouch!

Postby sswiss » Fri Apr 12, 2013 19:32 pm

got to agree, unfortunately any kind of impact usually means a new lid.....can get expensive but you can't really put a price on your safety.

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Re: just crashed off my bike this evening - ouch!

Postby declan1 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 21:49 pm

VIDEO! VIDEO! VIDEO!!!!

P.S. Hope you're ok ;)

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Re: just crashed off my bike this evening - ouch!

Postby ricky1980 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 09:13 am

the video was very disappointing...it showed a couple of wobbles, then a HUGE bright blur in the middle then it cut off and restarts again some 3-5 meters away and started back on with the lens pointed to a road sign...then i picked it up and switched it off
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Re: just crashed off my bike this evening - ouch!

Postby declan1 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 09:15 am

Where is it then? We still want to see it!!!

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Re: just crashed off my bike this evening - ouch!

Postby James Q » Sat Apr 13, 2013 16:59 pm

You cant tell us about the vid and not post it no matter how terrible it is lol.


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