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Accident(7 posts)

May 29, 2003 5:26 AM
Well I never thought I would have another car accident after the hit-run in 1992. I was wrong! I was cut-off by a car, hit some gravel, and voila! I have broken ribs, major road rash, and a painful shoulder and right leg. At the ripe old age of 60 (6/16) I don't heal as fast. I am in the best bike shape of my life. I was riding 30-50 miles per day. Why does this happen?
re: Accidentnetso
May 29, 2003 5:39 AM
Thought I would say my Canny R4000si was unfazed, a few minor scratches on the brake lever!
Bad luck but good karma...KeeponTrekkin
May 29, 2003 5:50 AM
It could have been a lot worse.. Sorry it happened though; it's not much of a birthday present.

Hope the healing beats expectations....

Rules to live byMR_GRUMPY
May 29, 2003 6:35 AM
1) Sometimes bad things happen to good people
2) Sometimes good things happen to bad people
3) Practice crashing on soft ground.
Why Does This Happen?Jon Billheimer
May 29, 2003 8:08 AM
Chaos theory, Netso. In other words, there's no good f#%*& reason! The only faintly positive aspect is that since you're an athlete and in great shape you'll heal faster than the ordinary couch potato and then you'll be back out on your bike. You sure as heck have my sympathies. Stay in touch with all us Freds while you're convalescing. It might help make the time pass a little faster:)-
Get well soon, and in the meantime...PdxMark
May 29, 2003 9:07 AM
keep moving, walking, whatever, as best you can. And check your helmet for any evidence that it hit the ground. Replace if it did. A new helmet is always fun...
Get well soon, and in the meantime...netso
May 29, 2003 9:47 AM
My helmet did hit the ground. It saved my head. However, I have not checked the helmet itself. Yours is a good idea.
Because my accident is with cars, I wonder if I am doing something wrong? Maybe I just piss them off? I can tell you broken ribs hurt!