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A ride, a wreck, roadrash and a dip in the pool? Don't do it(8 posts)

A ride, a wreck, roadrash and a dip in the pool? Don't do itPaulCL
Nov 16, 2003 3:28 PM
They say that the 'average' cyclists hits pavement every 4-5000 miles??? I've been below average, having not gone down for over 15,000 miles until today. Wet roads, sharp turn, pavement surfing, roadrash, etc... Nothing bad, nothing broken on me or the bike. Just RR on the knee and right hip. An elderly lady in the car (that I almost skidded into) at the intersection had her eyes bugged out as I went down. The look of shock on her face as I poppped up to inspect the bike was almost laughable. I mouthed an "I'm OK" to her and waved. She looked visibly relieved.

Now don't do what I did. I have been promising all weekend to take the kids to the indoor pool at our club. I promised to take them Sunday afternoon after Dad's bike ride. Ever take a dip into a heavily chlorinated pool with road rash??? I wouldn't recommend it. I hurt like hell at first, then went numb. If anything, the chlorine may have killed some germs. I followed up the pool with a very hot hottub. REALLY don't do that.

Oh well, a memorable weekend. Now to drink some wine to kill the pain. Cheers.

Paul
Ouch!!! Did you say you are a doctor?Live Steam
Nov 16, 2003 4:09 PM
Sorry to hear about your meeting with the pavement. What were you thinking though? Chlorinated water and cuts don't go together well!

I hope the wine is tasty!
And hot tubs ... well...baylor
Nov 16, 2003 4:13 PM
my doctor calls them "seething cauldrons of rectal bacteria." Ahem.

But perhaps it is safer at a health club/rec center than at a hotel or resort where it is used as the "party pool."

Take care of those wounds!
You've got a pointPaulCL
Nov 16, 2003 4:42 PM
I did hit the shower minutes after the hottub. My wife (she's the doctor, not me) said the pool was OK, but chastised me a bit about the hottub. "seething cauldrons of rectal bacteria" - how nice. How gross. My club empties the hottub daily, or so they say.

Actually, the pool felt good. Initially a little bit of pain, then numb. It felt good swimming around. What hurt the worst was standing in the shower stall just after the wreck, cleaning the wound, then dousing it with hydrogen peroxide. OUCH!
Yeah, pardon the gross part.baylor
Nov 16, 2003 6:02 PM
It has been 11 years since that doc said that, and as you can see the phrase has stuck in my mind, and comes screaming into my head whenever I get into a hot tub (which I still do).
Hey; call Rush. Maybe he can set you up with GOOD painkillers =)KG 361
Nov 16, 2003 4:09 PM
He, he. Sorry, couldn't resist. Glad you're OK. I'll keep that in mind. Guess a dip in the ocean would be a bad idea, too =)
Sorry Rush, but the wine is doin' finePaulCL
Nov 16, 2003 4:43 PM
A couple of glasses of cabernet and I just don't care anymore. Besides, pain pills just get me wired and don't kill the pain. I know, weird.
Drink one for me; I'm at work.KG 361
Nov 16, 2003 4:57 PM
They frown on us drinking on the job.