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Talk about a bummer(19 posts)

Talk about a bummerIndiana Rider
Aug 31, 2001 10:45 AM
last sunday I completed my first century ride...on a down hill I laid it down and got major road rash... I trashed my heart rate monitor when I was sliding on my side and chest... to top it all off...I was so tired that when I changed clothes and headed home I forgot I had laid my bike up against the back of my truck and I backed up over it. Broke the frame in 3 places.... you have got to love it. At least I have no more excuses to not buy a new bike.
Let the dust settle...Cima
Aug 31, 2001 10:54 AM
Lady luck is currently not on your side, so wait to buy a new bike until she is. Take up a different sport to stay active this autumn/winter, then hit the roads again in 6 months.

GOOD luck!!!

CC
Oh my.bill
Aug 31, 2001 11:21 AM
Wow. In the interest of avoiding a critical mass of misfortune that may endanger the world, I must caution you against coming anywhere near a young lass named Kristin, who lives uncomfortably close to you (Illinois is faar too close to risk this sort of disaster). You must move east or west, but you must move, or you'll blow apart the country. (You're still a good sport, aren't you, Kristin? I always read your posts first, and, please believe me, never to laugh at you, only with you.)
Your hearty sense of humor about it all, however, is inspiring. I must disagree with the advice to lay off; it appears that you have used more than your quotient of bad karma, so that you must go buy a bike immediately, before it returns (and before bikes get expensive again in March).
yep, never quit or lay offTig
Aug 31, 2001 11:26 AM
After my bike vs. car fun, I was riding 6 weeks later as soon as the casts came off. I still had the pin sticking out of my thumb and every bump sent a buzzing pain through it. However, getting "back on the horse" was an important step to recovery, both mental and physical.
LOL - Welcome Back!!Kristin
Aug 31, 2001 12:00 PM
Bill, Are you returned from your hiatis, or just stopping by to ruffly me feathers? :P

Don't forget that wonderful advice given me in days gone by. You can excorcise bike demons by outrunning them on a downhill @ 45 mph or so. Though I'm not sure our friend from Indy is recovered enough yet to go screaming down a hillside.

Indiana, If your up to it, definately get back in the saddle again soon!!
Hey Kristin! Just been busy. Checking in, but not taking a lotbill
Aug 31, 2001 12:18 PM
of time to participate in the last few weeks. I've been building up my new Pegoretti, so that anything that smacks of bike-building advice, I have paid the most attention to.
The Pegoretti is not on the road just yet -- I've been going reaalllly sllooowwwllly. Measure twice, cut once. I've been measuring thirty times, and then another twenty, and I've still managed to screw up some things, although nothing irretrievable, thank heavens. I've had some do-overs, but that's okay. It's been fun.
Not a recommended buying programTig
Aug 31, 2001 11:22 AM
...Not that you have any choice now. It will be nice to get a new bike, but nicer if it was something planned and not as a result of an oh-sh;t. I'm sure there are a few people in here that have done similar things like forgot about a bike on the roof rack while driving under a low clearance. At least the injuries to the body weren't any worse. Skin heals much faster than bones, or wounded pride.

After recovering from a car that broad-sided me a long time ago, I had the joy of replacing my bike with insurance money (theirs!). I told everyone that is wasn't worth the pain of a week in the hospital and surgery. However, going from Shimano 105 to Campy Record sure was sweet after I started riding again! In other words turn something bad into something good. A week in the hospital sure made me want to get super healthy just to stay out. From them on I became a "serious" cyclist.
I'm planning to do this next week.9WorCP
Aug 31, 2001 11:53 AM
But I might run over the bike before the century ride in order to avoid all the hard work and sense of accomplishment. However, I don't approve of your method for aquiring a new HRM, there has got to be a better solution.

Regards, I feel a certain kinship to you.
"Hoosier favorite frame builder?" sorry couldn't resist (nm)RhodyRider
Aug 31, 2001 12:03 PM
Insurance!!!Kristin
Aug 31, 2001 12:06 PM
Okay, this is certainly your call. But the damage to your bike should be covered under your auto policy. Yup yup yup. Believe it or not. If you have good standing with your insurance, you might be able to pull off a claim without a sur-charge. But it will be a blemish on your record. Your call. But hey, that's what you pay the insurance company for. I guess it would also depend on the market value of the bike.
Insurance!!!Indiana Rider
Aug 31, 2001 12:14 PM
I have already ordered the new bike... My home owners insurance is covering for replacement value... I have up graded to 2002 TCR1 with ultegra for my deductable of 250 bucks... so there is always a silver lining.
ExcellentKristin
Aug 31, 2001 12:57 PM
I'm glad to see that your not shying away from the roads. It must be great to say, "Holy cow a new bike with Ultegra for $250!!" Congrats.

So will we see you at the Hilly Hundred??
ExcellentIndiana Rider
Sep 4, 2001 8:29 AM
Actually...Yes... I am looking forward to it.
weirddigger
Aug 31, 2001 12:07 PM
What made you think of this in the middle of the day on Friday, hours after other posts? I would have this this would be a first-thing Monday morning kinda post.
Hey, admitting this sort of thing takes a lot of courage. Givebill
Aug 31, 2001 12:12 PM
the guy some credit for EVER outing himself, cybername or not.
well, he's already mentioneddigger
Aug 31, 2001 12:17 PM
his road rash/crash and totaled bike/insurance claim in some other posts.
weirdIndiana Rider
Aug 31, 2001 12:16 PM
must have been the fact that the road rash is seeping through my pants at work again. ;)
planes trains and automobiles for bikes - good luck - nmMJ
Aug 31, 2001 12:38 PM
shoud have sued yourself for the road rash! -nmfiltersweep
Sep 1, 2001 8:14 AM