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Crashed hardROOFLE
Jul 15, 2003 11:44 PM
As I was sprinting through an intersection I crashed very hard. I don't know what to say, I'm kinda embarassed. My clavicle tore off of my scapula, severing 2 ligaments. Surgery to graft tendons and wire stuff together is tomorow.

I was riding my beatiful Pinarello amatore track bike. While in a full on sprint the front tire lifted off the ground. When it came back down the lateral force of sprinting tore the Clement tubular off the Nisi Sludi front rim and I crashed heavily.

I cracked my Specialized King Cobra helmet in half. My clavicle now points over my shouler. I bent the drop outs on the left side, broke a couple of spokes, and twisted/tore up stuff that wraps on/is held in place by friction. The bike is now in the shop being repaired.

Please wish me a speedy recovery.
not to kick you while yer down but..desmo
Jul 16, 2003 8:41 AM
did I call this or what.

"Posted by: desmo Jul-09-03, 07:22 PM

Sounds like you've been given a real prize. Treat it right, and re-glue those tires before you wad this one up too."
So let it be written, so let it be done ...Humma Hah
Jul 16, 2003 10:36 AM
Here's wishing you and your Pinarello a full and speedy recovery.

May your helmet rest in peace in a place of honor. Sounds like it may have saved your life.
re: Crashed hardROOFLE
Jul 20, 2003 8:52 PM
desmo: I still have one good arm to beat you with.

Hey man, you live, you learn. I still don't know enough about these bikes to know who is joking and who is serious.

BTW-you come across as a smarmy know it all a$$hole.
just tough love, sportdesmo
Jul 22, 2003 9:26 AM
sorry, but I have no sympathy for crashes due to easily avoidable mechanical problems. live and learn.

as for your personal comments. yeah I'm old, so what's your point.
re: Crashed hardbiggearlover
Aug 24, 2003 3:32 PM
Just read your story; I wish you a speedy recovery and absence of pain. I sympathize: my left upper arm is just being of one piece again after a silly fall some 7 weeks ago.
It also reminded me of a similar occurence 20 years ago: after my training wheels stored against the radiator of the central heating during the winter, I thought it a good idea to put them on the bike for a first spring ride. As I was sprinting out of the saddle through a (red) traffic light, I wrestled the front tubular off the rim, with effectively brought the bike to a halt as the tub unsuccesfully tried to pass through the upper part of the forks.
I continued however and landed on cheekbone, upper lip, chin and adam's apple. Blood flowed from my chin like a small river. But that was all; just scratches and a cut, not even a headache.
Guess some guys are just lucky!
re: Crashed hardbiggearlover
Aug 24, 2003 3:35 PM
Just read your story; I wish you a speedy recovery and absence of pain. I sympathize: my left upper arm is just being of one piece again after a silly fall some 7 weeks ago.
It also reminded me of a similar occurence 20 years ago: after my training wheels stored against the radiator of the central heating during the winter, I thought it a good idea to put them on the bike for a first spring ride. As I was sprinting out of the saddle through a (red) traffic light, I wrestled the front tubular off the rim, with effectively brought the bike to a halt as the tub unsuccesfully tried to pass through the upper part of the forks.
I continued however and landed on cheekbone, upper lip, chin and adam's apple. Blood flowed from my chin like a small river. But that was all; just scratches and a cut, not even a headache. As I never wore a helmet except in races, I didn't get the chance to break it!

Guess some guys are just lucky!