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Title: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: spindrift on May 28, 2009, 11:44:30 am
Cycling downhill and cornering, after a light shower of rain, fish-tailed on a personhole cover.

Beware bum content:

Picasa Web Albums - solomonsky - richard and s... (http://tinyurl.com/pj6pur)


I'm sure I've seen some better pics here- road rash with grit still embedded, skinned elbows and knees, bruises the colour of rainbows, that sort of thing.

Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: onb on May 28, 2009, 12:09:03 pm
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/onb/off003.jpg)


(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/onb/off002.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: FatBloke on May 28, 2009, 12:25:51 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3269/2949277172_dc6b92a7f0.jpg?v=0)

Best I can do.  :-\
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: spindrift on May 28, 2009, 12:45:39 pm
Post 2- i count fourteen stitches?

(and regret slightly starting the thread)

 :sick:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Greenbank on May 28, 2009, 12:56:04 pm
Post 2- i count fourteen stitches?

14 staples I think you'll find.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on May 28, 2009, 01:53:07 pm
28mph downhill in the rain and hit a patch of diesel and decided to bail out up a gravel driveway rather than have the head on with a car coming up the hill.  ::-) :)

 (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3165/2654058112_8af270c097.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/2654058112/)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3095/2654964349_f762fecd7b.jpg?v=0) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/2654964349/in/photostream/)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: onb on May 28, 2009, 02:21:49 pm
Post 2- i count fourteen stitches?

(and regret slightly starting the thread)

 :sick:


Well you did ask ::-) ,broken collar bone following avoidance of a vauxhall zafira siidsy type ,we didnt collide but I couldnt keep the bike upright after a very acute swerve to avoid .Collar bone had to be plated hence to staples ,I would not recommend it.4 months off the bike 18 months physio to get 90 of mobility back.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Charlotte on May 28, 2009, 02:23:36 pm
Some mighty fine pickin' on this one:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/vicechair/DSC00066.jpg)

Belonging to a fixie chick late of this parish:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/vicechair/69DE0097.jpg)

(busted arm following a busted front axle...)

But if we're talking about horrendous injuries acquired through cycling, I think we ought to consider mental traumas as well as physical ones...

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/vicechair/P7260059.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: MSeries on May 28, 2009, 02:24:16 pm
(http://www.mseries.plus.com/broken-pelvis.jpg)

(http://www.mseries.plus.com/pelvis1.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3277/2666515355_7e227442dc.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Moloko on May 28, 2009, 03:27:42 pm


(http://www.mseries.plus.com/pelvis1.jpg)



Foxy

Foxy

You know you’re a cute little hip breaker

Foxy
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Air Dancer on May 28, 2009, 03:32:04 pm

(http://www.mseries.plus.com/pelvis1.jpg)


Shocking looking Brown Ant infestation you had there.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Rhys W on May 28, 2009, 04:27:54 pm
Pothole hidden under an innocuous puddle results in trashed frame, forks, wheel & face:

(http://homepage.ntlworld.com/rhys.llangefni/lluniau/IMG_0231.jpg)

Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Andrij on May 28, 2009, 06:32:13 pm
The best I can do is the result of a sharp turn at around 15mph on gravel.

Immediately after (http://images.bebchenko.multiply.com/image/20/photos/31/1200x1200/91/IMG-0603.jpg?et=ja8lFrEnm5n9vLIT0pyKWw&nmid=47804104)  |  24hrs later (http://images.bebchenko.multiply.com/image/21/photos/31/1200x1200/1/IMG-0001.jpg?et=JFKaMN4HJN%2C7OGfynfRbcg&nmid=47804104)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: pdm on May 28, 2009, 07:49:42 pm
Not quite as gory as some: The result of a fork failure one dark November evening.....

(http://www.meiring.org.uk/pdm/photos/bruises2.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Giropaul on May 28, 2009, 08:07:27 pm
No picture I'm afraid, but after one crash in a road race sprint years ago a friend had "Campagnolo 52" tattooed on his rear end, together with the teeth profile, for several weeks.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Thor on May 28, 2009, 08:11:26 pm
...after one crash in a road race sprint years ago a friend had "Campagnolo 52" tattooed on his rear end, together with the teeth profile, for several weeks.

Result!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Moloko on May 28, 2009, 09:16:23 pm
Not quite as gory as some: The result of a fork failure one dark November evening.....

(http://www.meiring.org.uk/pdm/photos/bruises2.jpg)

Ouch! Nice interpretation of the Jupiter storm cloud though.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: rogerzilla on May 28, 2009, 09:53:08 pm
Black ice.

(http://www.peeble.com/ouch.jpg)

Note the jersey was unscathed and is still for sale, for Liz's TRAT fund  ;)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: nuttycyclist on May 28, 2009, 10:54:39 pm
The only real injury, so far, was a grade three ligament damage in the shoulder.  (Basically I near enough snapped all the ligaments that hold the collar bone down).

I've got some photos somewhere of a lop sided shoulder, but they don't show much blood or gore.  They lost my x-rays so I can't provide them either :(



So in the meantime, here's a photo of me having got the carrots out of the fridge.

(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q273/nuttycyclist/injuries/ouch.jpg)



(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q273/nuttycyclist/injuries/1staid.jpg)


(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q273/nuttycyclist/injuries/plastered.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on May 28, 2009, 11:19:56 pm
Might have to dig up some photos, if they still exist.  Broke left shoulder, left wrist, left knee, left tibia, left fibula (impressive scars here, both sides of the leg), both ankles, right femur - one crash.  Cars are very heavy.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Phil on May 28, 2009, 11:45:32 pm
After sticking my foot in my front wheel on the dunrun a couple of years ago:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/pnweb/yacf/faceache/face_damage_lo.jpg)

The scab under my nose was the worst. 
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cyclops on May 28, 2009, 11:54:27 pm
Me after headbutting the pavement in November:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3233/2997305626_2f7a7c97f3.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: nuttycyclist on May 29, 2009, 12:19:55 am
Your forum name suddenly makes sense.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Charlotte on May 29, 2009, 09:05:59 am
After sticking my foot in my front wheel on the dunrun a couple of years ago:

Oh yes!  I have some of that  :)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/vicechair/Dun%20Run%2028-07-07/P6290065.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/vicechair/Dun%20Run%2028-07-07/P6290063.jpg)

Here's the bike:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/vicechair/Dun%20Run%2028-07-07/P6290062.jpg)

::-)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on May 30, 2009, 01:55:37 pm
After falling full weight onto the end of another riders handlebars-
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/100_0312.jpg)

We had a coming together during some warm up style fun prior to a Dutch Police training demonstration at the cycle patrol conference  attended in Baton Rouge in 2007. 2 busted ribs anethsatised by lots of free beer :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: rogerzilla on May 30, 2009, 08:05:30 pm
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/vicechair/Dun%20Run%2028-07-07/P6290063.jpg)

Army...Be The Best.   Or at least better than this.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Jacomus on May 31, 2009, 01:33:55 am
Pushing through 25mph, front rim collapsed. There is a broken c-bone in there somehwere too :'(

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t299/jacomus-rides-Gen/DSC00465.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t299/jacomus-rides-Gen/DSC00473.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t299/jacomus-rides-Gen/DSC00472.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t299/jacomus-rides-Gen/DSC00471.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t299/jacomus-rides-Gen/DSC00468.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t299/jacomus-rides-Gen/DSC00466.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on May 31, 2009, 09:17:18 am
Jacomus, when it goes wrong, you don't f**k about do you :o
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Moloko on May 31, 2009, 09:37:10 am


(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t299/jacomus-rides-Gen/DSC00465.jpg)



Early radio headphones needed huge PP1 batteries. Fail!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Charlotte on May 31, 2009, 09:45:10 am
Tell me that you didn't take a mobile phone-cam self-portrait when you were onna spine board, Jac?

:D
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on May 31, 2009, 01:08:06 pm
Tell me that you didn't take a mobile phone-cam self-portrait when you were onna spine board, Jac?

:D

Of course he did. he's nothing if not dedicated our Jac ;D
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: andrewc on May 31, 2009, 01:12:53 pm
I'm trying to work out what his right hand's doing in that last picture....      With that "come hither" look on his face it's like one of Regulators weirder fantasies....
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Regulator on June 01, 2009, 08:37:14 am
I'm trying to work out what his right hand's doing in that last picture....      With that "come hither" look on his face it's like one of Regulators weirder fantasies....


Well.... I did used to be a nurse... ;D


I've lost all the photos of my major off.  :(
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Jacomus on June 06, 2009, 01:29:13 pm
Tell me that you didn't take a mobile phone-cam self-portrait when you were onna spine board, Jac?

:D

Of course not, I couldn't get the angle... I got the paramedic to do it for me :P
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: nuttycyclist on September 16, 2009, 08:41:35 pm
Oh boy, I'd forgotten how much this stings :o 

For the gore...

knee
(click to show/hide)

elbow
(click to show/hide)

Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Jaded on September 16, 2009, 08:43:58 pm
I've lost all the photos of my major off.  :(

Surely with digital it is easy to take some more?  ;D
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Bledlow on September 17, 2009, 12:27:52 am
I should have taken pictures of the bruises from my 2003 crash. There was a very clear handlebar mark diagonally across my torso. Showing all of it would have qualified as NSFW, I'm afraid. Only Mrs B saw the full extent.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Moloko on September 17, 2009, 01:46:42 pm
I've just had to take a course of antibiotics because my elbow injury was still wet
a week later and still leaking what looked like stewed apples and custard.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: DrMekon on September 17, 2009, 04:05:08 pm
mobile version of the site FTW!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: loafer on October 04, 2009, 04:34:38 pm
one our tour group came off going down the glandon..says his helmet did its job...dont think he will mind me posting it

(http://i517.photobucket.com/albums/u333/lonecyclist/bike%20trip%20-alps/johnambrose1.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Rhys W on October 04, 2009, 09:21:48 pm
Now that's a face only a mother could love.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Karla on October 05, 2009, 12:36:35 am
I don' t have any relevant pics of me on t'internet atm, but here's the damage to the car, my helmet and my bike.
(http://greg.blogbound.com/crash/car_1.jpg)
Going opposite ways along the main road in the back of shot, me going downhill.  Driver decides to turn right onto the side road.

(http://greg.blogbound.com/crash/six.jpg)
Note this is cracked, not crushed.

(http://greg.blogbound.com/crash/two.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: SandyV on October 05, 2009, 10:30:45 am
Ouch! I hope you're OK.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: numbnuts on October 05, 2009, 10:34:43 am
WoW very nasty GWS
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on October 05, 2009, 10:37:59 am
Mr Bunbury- that looks like claret stains on the helmet!

Loafer- Ye Gods, painful looking. Hope he's OK now.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Karla on October 05, 2009, 01:37:48 pm
Those were actually from 2005, I just hadn't got round to putting them on here before!  I had to take a year out of university but I'm (amazingly) all fine now, thanks for the concern.

Loafer, Ouch!  GWS to whoever he is.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Bledlow on October 05, 2009, 02:40:04 pm
Mr Bunbury- that looks like claret stains on the helmet!

Loafer- Ye Gods, painful looking. Hope he's OK now.
Both painful looking. The poor bloke with the facial is going to get worse for a little while, as things swell up even more. Eating could be a problem. Ouch!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Sparky on December 05, 2009, 03:03:02 pm
Positively tame compared to most of these, but still stinging...

Yfrog - y2i  - Uploaded by Sparkes (http://img49.yfrog.com/i/y2i.jpg/)
Yfrog - z8y  - Uploaded by Sparkes (http://img154.yfrog.com/i/z8y.jpg/)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on December 05, 2009, 03:42:39 pm
Ha just realised I hadn't updated this thread :)

Result of an almost head on with a car at 20mph when it turned across my lane.
Dislocated ring finger with bone sticking out and broken little finger.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2520/4128982199_a35a3570b8.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/4128982199/)
Title: Interfacing too closely with a hot Santana disc
Post by: thing1 on May 06, 2011, 01:45:56 pm
Poor Thing2  :-*

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_618Yc5hRe_8/TcPsK80VJDI/AAAAAAAABwM/ToONsKkWUsE/s288/IMG_1703.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/wSpIZ2p3XsmyWdgVwepvfPentIscrIehOzHT-5IRWrc?feat=embedwebsite) 
On the day

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_618Yc5hRe_8/TcOd-JEOL_I/AAAAAAAABv0/hYrVfu-9N2k/s288/DSCF2045.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ENTKRfpvVok1pZ5XSjOvlfentIscrIehOzHT-5IRWrc?feat=embedwebsite)  (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_618Yc5hRe_8/TcOd0m8689I/AAAAAAAABvY/hSyzmgvepwc/s288/DSCF2046.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/dP13dFRUn9oxv4Y-ChqpoventIscrIehOzHT-5IRWrc?feat=embedwebsite)
3 & 4 days later
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on May 06, 2011, 01:51:46 pm
Very impressive.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: barakta on May 06, 2011, 01:56:04 pm
OW!

I hope that doesn't permanently scar even if it's AWESOMELY cool looking. (Sorry couldn't resist)

OW!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: andrewc on May 06, 2011, 02:10:05 pm
Yikes ! Get well soon Emma.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Jacomus on May 06, 2011, 03:49:01 pm
OW!

I hope that doesn't permanently scar even if it's AWESOMELY cool looking. (Sorry couldn't resist)

OW!

Fully in agreement
Title: Re: Interfacing too closely with a hot Santana disc
Post by: David Martin on May 06, 2011, 03:57:44 pm
Poor Thing2  :-*
3 & 4 days later

What was that? A very hot disk rotor?

..d
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: numbnuts on May 06, 2011, 03:59:30 pm
ouch  :'(
Title: Re: Interfacing too closely with a hot Santana disc
Post by: thing1 on May 06, 2011, 04:28:21 pm
^^^^ As per the post subject  ;)

What was that? A very hot disk rotor?

..d

Yep.

The photo was taken here (http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=353580&Y=209803&A=Y&Z=115).
We'd had to descend to the pub quite slowly due to the car that turned right across us entering the road and then blocked us all the way down...
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Clare on May 06, 2011, 05:46:55 pm
Ouchy that looks horrible. Hope it is healing OK.

Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Thing2 on May 06, 2011, 06:35:59 pm
The burn is now healing quite nicely - I'll be left with some markings for some time though.....
Thanks for all the GWS's  :-*
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: LindaG on May 06, 2011, 07:43:56 pm
Ouchy!  Glad it's getting better tho'.  I thought at first it was the imprint of a bit of front derailleur.

GWS Thing 2.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kathy on May 06, 2011, 08:50:42 pm
Cool! 8)

I mean: GWS.  ;)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on May 06, 2011, 08:54:28 pm
ooooh!
That's quite impressive, bet it hurt!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: DrMekon on May 06, 2011, 09:35:18 pm
Sorry for the hurt, but that does look awesome.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Andrew Br on May 06, 2011, 11:13:46 pm
Guys dig scars ?  ;D

Someone has to ask (so it might as well be me), how did your leg come to be in contact with the rotor ?



Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Charlotte on May 08, 2011, 05:13:31 pm
Awesome!  Thing 2 wins the whole internets  :D
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: rogerzilla on May 08, 2011, 05:44:55 pm
Bet Thing2 regrets that cow avatar now.

(http://www.americaslibrary.gov/assets/sh/cowboy/sh_cowboy_branding_2_e.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: CrinklyLion on May 28, 2011, 11:15:21 pm
SmallestCub's first proper bicycle-related injury!

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/247288_10150194547586839_551606838_6760895_4530026_n.jpg)

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/252258_10150194548501839_551606838_6760911_5693776_n.jpg)

(Bike's fine)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: rower40 on May 28, 2011, 11:23:54 pm
SmallestCub's first proper bicycle-related injury!

(Bike's fine)
Ouchie - GWS and what happened?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: andrewc on May 28, 2011, 11:28:39 pm
Oh Noes !!

Speshul Healing CAKE required .....

GWS Cublet.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on May 28, 2011, 11:37:00 pm
Aww.  I hope this didn't involve bees or barrel-rolling a balance bike into nettles or anything.

GWS SmallestCub.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: RJ on May 28, 2011, 11:40:29 pm
That looks sore!  SmallestCub looks slightly proud - or is that a lump of medicinal cake being consumed (as prescribed above)?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Deano on May 28, 2011, 11:47:37 pm
Damn, that looks nasty. GWS.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Androcles on May 29, 2011, 12:01:59 am
Owwww...

GWS
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: CrinklyLion on May 29, 2011, 12:06:51 am
Earlier this week, on the way to school.  He misjudged a corner and scraped his hand along a wall.  He was very pleased a) that school gave him a plaster and b) with the idea that we could post pictures for everyone to admire, although having taken said pictures I then completely forgot until today!  He now has a rather impressive scab, but is managing to resist the temptation to pick at it.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: jogler on May 29, 2011, 04:51:41 am
get better sooner 'Zander... you're  8)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on May 30, 2011, 07:46:25 pm
Poor fellow.  But top injuries nonetheless.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Phil on January 14, 2012, 07:27:55 pm
I had a bit of an interface with the pavement yesterday...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/pnweb/yacf/faceache/face-frontal.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/pnweb/yacf/faceache/face-profile.jpg)

*nurses sore head*
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Wowbagger on January 14, 2012, 07:33:06 pm
Ouch! Were you cycling or celebrating your sister's liberation?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: CrinklyLion on January 14, 2012, 07:35:50 pm
GWS!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Phil on January 14, 2012, 07:37:00 pm
Ouch! Were you cycling or celebrating your sister's liberation?

An unfortunate combination of the two.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: CrinklyLion on January 14, 2012, 07:37:49 pm
Oops.  How's the bike?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Phil on January 14, 2012, 07:39:00 pm
The bike's fine fortunately! Not even a scratch, I successfully protected it with my face. 
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Juan Martín on January 14, 2012, 07:44:55 pm
Ouchissimo! GWS
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: andrewc on January 14, 2012, 07:51:53 pm
Oh FFS Phil, that's becoming  a habit!    You'll spoil your boyish good looks if you're not careful.  :facepalm:

Heal quickly and post some more pics when the colours come through.

Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Canardly on January 14, 2012, 08:10:33 pm
Ouch Phil GWS.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hellymedic on January 14, 2012, 08:15:10 pm
Ouch! How are the teeth?
GWS!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fungus on January 14, 2012, 08:15:44 pm
Good work Phil  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Andrij on January 14, 2012, 08:30:05 pm
Ouch!  You don't do things by half.

GWS.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Séamas M. on January 14, 2012, 09:39:12 pm
Phil should sue J's former employers, it was obviously all their fault.  :demon:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Phil on January 15, 2012, 12:05:32 pm
Teeth are OK, the lip has swollen hugely and I have a black eye coming through though. 

Glory lasts forever though, right?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: jogler on January 15, 2012, 12:25:49 pm
you need a scar,however small.For the chicks.

GWS
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Karla on January 15, 2012, 02:07:46 pm
Teeth are OK

Phew!  Sorry to hear this, heal fast.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Charlotte on January 15, 2012, 02:21:25 pm
Glory lasts forever though, right?

Totally:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7150/6701018681_626db5b355_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lyope/6701018681/)
Phil after an argument with the pavement (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lyope/6701018681/) by lyope (http://www.flickr.com/people/lyope/), on Flickr

(couple more here (https://picasaweb.google.com/fixiegirl/120114BikeShow))
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: CrinklyLion on January 15, 2012, 02:25:17 pm
I tell you, them pavement things are treacherous.  Can't trust 'em.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on January 15, 2012, 02:37:03 pm
*wince*

Well done for saving the bike, anyway  ;D
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Peter on January 15, 2012, 02:49:14 pm
I'm guessing the glasses didn't make it?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Charlotte on January 15, 2012, 03:09:21 pm
Nope.  Phil's currently rocking the cycling specs:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GslAJ3LZlm0/TxLi32jNxQI/AAAAAAAAEv4/GyI_3PgcRYM/s720/D7K_1606.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Phil on January 15, 2012, 03:29:30 pm
Sadly not, fortunately though I have spares so I can still admire myself in the mirror. 

Thanks everybody for the sympathy and good wishes, you're all lovely :-*

ETA Thanks Charlotte...
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Bledlow on January 15, 2012, 10:09:49 pm
Teeth are OK

Phew!  Sorry to hear this, heal fast.
Are you sure you meant to say you're sorry to hear that his teeth are OK?

Phil - GWS. If unlucky, you may remember some of those injuries in future years, when your razor catches on the scars (the voice of experience). Let us hope that they heal smoothly, to save you those little "Ouchfuckit!" moments.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 15, 2012, 10:51:52 pm
The bike's fine fortunately! Not even a scratch, I successfully protected it with my face.
Ow ow ouch! But at least your priorities are right.  :-\
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on January 15, 2012, 11:21:51 pm
Were you adjusting the front mudguard with your foot?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Karla on January 16, 2012, 12:22:34 am
So tell me, do you have any other siblings and after Julian's sacking and your pavement interface, are they now watching out for meteorites?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Peter on January 16, 2012, 12:49:10 am
Nope.  Phil's currently rocking the cycling specs:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GslAJ3LZlm0/TxLi32jNxQI/AAAAAAAAEv4/GyI_3PgcRYM/s720/D7K_1606.jpg)

To die for!  (Oh, hang on, you already tried that; please don't try again!)

Get weal (sorry, done that, too)  GET WELL SOON!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: LindaG on January 16, 2012, 04:29:22 am
Owee!  GWS
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 03, 2012, 08:34:53 pm
Oh just seen this...impressively fat lip Phil! Ow.....
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: andygates on February 03, 2012, 08:57:31 pm
Tertiary ablative braking system in perfect working order.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: LindaG on March 17, 2012, 07:02:36 pm
Well, I did promise.   ::-)

Arse
(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm310/lindagordinho/Pub%20ride%20ouchy/063.jpg)

Elbow
(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm310/lindagordinho/Pub%20ride%20ouchy/069.jpg)

Not even any blud on these ones I'm afraid  :P
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fboab on March 17, 2012, 07:10:08 pm
Very pretty. And crucially, you can still tell the difference, which I understand is important.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: LindaG on March 17, 2012, 07:12:55 pm
Very pretty. And crucially, you can still tell the difference, which I understand is important.

Yeah, so I'm told. 

The pictures of the offending oil slick that soaked into my jeans didn't come out so you'll have to imagine them.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Feline on April 08, 2012, 02:55:34 pm
This is probably not gory enough for this thread:
(https://p.twimg.com/Ap6yOinCIAAVJl1.jpg)

First tandem crash, caused by random wild creature who we couldn't find afterwards. From its awesome turn of speed I suspect it was a pole cat (there are a few of them around there).
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: simonp on April 08, 2012, 04:39:58 pm
Animal! Yargh! Splat!

That took a split second to happen. Didn’t have time to react at all before it ran into the right hand side of the front wheel and we fell to the right. No sign of animal after.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7135/7056895253_897520ac7f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27424426@N00/7056895253/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27424426@N00/7056895253/) by SimonP2006 (http://www.flickr.com/people/27424426@N00/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5331/7056894683_5359ffdc69_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27424426@N00/7056894683/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27424426@N00/7056894683/) by SimonP2006 (http://www.flickr.com/people/27424426@N00/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5344/6910809720_a6e2b1b608_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27424426@N00/6910809720/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27424426@N00/6910809720/) by SimonP2006 (http://www.flickr.com/people/27424426@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Clare on April 08, 2012, 04:59:50 pm
Ooof you guys, those look stingy.

Scab well soon.

Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on April 12, 2012, 08:51:33 am
Sorry the gore has been ameliorated overnight, but I didn't have a chance to photograph it yesterday

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0352.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: simonp on April 12, 2012, 09:03:06 am
Ow, that looks nasty.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on April 12, 2012, 02:30:24 pm
*wince*

I'm always shocked by how RED blood looks when viewed through my customised monitor gamma settings.  In real life it's a generic dark colour that's hard to differentiate from mud, oil or poo...
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: jogler on April 12, 2012, 03:35:46 pm
blood is red :o I thought it's green ::-)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Feline on April 12, 2012, 06:10:35 pm
Eeps moar goriness, GWS Clarion  :-* (BTW, is that a knee or an elbow?)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: simonp on April 12, 2012, 06:20:36 pm
Eeps moar goriness, GWS Clarion  :-* (BTW, is that a knee or an elbow?)

If it was yesterday's injury it's a knee, I think.

My elbow has gone yellow and purple.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Arellcat on April 12, 2012, 06:22:15 pm
Cor, Clarion, that's a splendid bit of gore.  Hope it heals up ok as it looks like quite a lot of skin isn't there anymore.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Feline on April 12, 2012, 06:23:21 pm
Eeps moar goriness, GWS Clarion  :-* (BTW, is that a knee or an elbow?)

If it was yesterday's injury it's a knee, I think.

My elbow has gone yellow and purple.

My elbow has now gone black. But I prefer black to gory! The scab on my knee cracks in half and oozes gunge into my leg warmers when I ride the bike.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: simonp on April 13, 2012, 12:13:18 am
Elbow looking a nice shade of yellow:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7204/6926041846_a93946937d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27424426@N00/6926041846/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27424426@N00/6926041846/) by SimonP2006 (http://www.flickr.com/people/27424426@N00/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5235/6926042910_7630516c82_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27424426@N00/6926042910/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27424426@N00/6926042910/) by SimonP2006 (http://www.flickr.com/people/27424426@N00/), on Flickr

Hip

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5032/6926042390_2d7225272c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27424426@N00/6926042390/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27424426@N00/6926042390/) by SimonP2006 (http://www.flickr.com/people/27424426@N00/), on Flickr

Knee - less impressive than Feline's

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7135/6926041354_5068ec921e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27424426@N00/6926041354/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27424426@N00/6926041354/) by SimonP2006 (http://www.flickr.com/people/27424426@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on April 13, 2012, 08:54:25 am

My elbow has now gone black. But I prefer black to gory! The scab on my knee cracks in half and oozes gunge into my leg warmers when I ride the bike.

Adhesion- ouch!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: andrew_s on April 21, 2012, 05:54:50 pm
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t207/andrew_sw/elbow.jpg)

Came off on a wire mesh covering on a bit of bridging on NCN 45, and managed to bend my elbow backwards somehow.
Looks like an adequate amount of gore, but which stayed inside.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fboab on April 21, 2012, 06:24:17 pm
That's going to be a lovely range of colours! Ouch!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hellymedic on April 21, 2012, 07:06:58 pm
Wonderful demonstration of how a watchband limits spread of gore!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 23, 2012, 05:03:13 pm
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t207/andrew_sw/elbow.jpg)

Came off on a wire mesh covering on a bit of bridging on NCN 45, and managed to bend my elbow backwards somehow.
Looks like an adequate amount of gore, but which stayed inside.
Little Cudzo (7) says "That looks like a really bad bruise. He definitely can't go to the Olympics."  :D
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on April 23, 2012, 05:07:57 pm
That is very impressive.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: marcusjb on April 23, 2012, 06:36:18 pm
Cor blimey - or should I say gore blimey!

That's a mighty good bruise.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: FatBloke on April 26, 2012, 09:32:23 am
Ouchy!!!   This is what happens if you pull out of a cleat whilst attempting to accelerate onto a roundabout on a fixie!!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7264/6969023244_0c463b9d69_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on April 26, 2012, 10:02:10 am
Nicely done, Fattersbeswollen!

As for me, I can report that my knee injury has almost stopped oozing.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: FatBloke on April 26, 2012, 10:57:42 am
Nicely done, Fattersbeswollen!

As for me, I can report that my knee injury has almost stopped oozing.
Yeah but it's not fair because all I've got is some nice colouration and stiffness (oo-eerrr Missus!!), and you've got a lovely scab to pick!!    :(
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on April 26, 2012, 11:29:16 am
That lovely scab which got caught on the corner of my desk and is now bleeding? :(

My bruises only went a bit yellow and a bit black, then faded :(
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: toooldforthis on June 19, 2012, 09:01:36 am
Hi everyone - fascinated by all the gory shots and have one of my own to share - standing up pedalling hard when my chain broke sending me over the front wheel, which in turn buckled and cracked under the extra weight. Everything happened really quick but I'm pretty sure I've come down on the side of the wheel and the (very unfortunately) star-shaped nut on the outside of the skewer has gouged this hole in my hip. Its about 4cm, or just under 2 inches long.  The bruising is now all around the area and much more painful than the cut after 3 days. Plenty of other bruises and less dramatic grazes all over as well.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/32085581/gouged%20hip.JPG)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on June 19, 2012, 09:10:17 am
Impressive colour palette.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: toooldforthis on June 19, 2012, 09:19:35 am
Its added that sickly yellow to the bruise now too...
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Canardly on June 24, 2012, 06:50:37 pm
Swoooon outchy.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: CrinklyLion on June 28, 2012, 05:40:45 pm
I'm counting it as a cycling injury since the little bugger, whatever it was, bit me while I was riding...
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/564122_10150977213816839_929249522_n.jpg)
Yup, that swelling does indeed go from 2" above the ankle to 2" below the knee.  And is now getting lovely and oozy. Joy!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on July 02, 2012, 04:22:42 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/gore/IMG_3611.sized.jpg)

Falling asleep at the wheel isn't fun, kids.  It's one thing to do it at 10mph on a recumbent, but it could have been seriously nasty on an upright bike, or worse - a car.

As far as I can work out, these were caused by the handlebar, either during the sudden impact when the kerb (actually a raised verge) grabbed the wheel and sharply applied full right lock, or as I went into ejector-seat mode while the bike decelerated below me.  Possibly both.

I also bashed my left elbow (as usual), and got covered in nettle rash.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on July 06, 2012, 08:10:20 pm
There wasn't much blood with my off, and a dislocation doesn't show, but some of the bruising is coming out now.

Thumb (non-impact side):
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0606.jpg)

Shoulder graze (it's very awkward to photograph this when i have limited mobility):
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0608.jpg)

Couldn't get a snap of the other graze.

Hip (couldn't get the whole bruise in):
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0607.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: LindaG on July 06, 2012, 08:47:36 pm
Ow.  That looks really hurty.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: andrewc on July 06, 2012, 10:46:37 pm
 :o  what pretty colours !

Hope you a both back on the road soon.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: bloomers100 on July 08, 2012, 08:33:23 pm
Quite hairy. GWS.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: spindrift on August 09, 2012, 11:03:04 am
Triathlon road rash:

(http://www.standard.co.uk/incoming/article8022324.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/AN7143193Costa-Ricas-Leonar.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Pingu on February 07, 2013, 07:01:47 pm
Not very gory, but a cycling injury:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8109/8454135572_964563bee7_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8454135572/)
IMG_1244 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8454135572/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on February 08, 2013, 09:02:04 am
That's not a cycling injury!  The tiger's claw marks are clearly visible.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: RJ on February 08, 2013, 12:26:32 pm
A bit out of date now, but:
(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m85/rjevans6/Gore.jpg)
(back of knee and calf ...)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: sojournermike on June 04, 2013, 10:19:14 pm
Post 2- i count fourteen stitches?

(and regret slightly starting the thread)

 :sick:


Well you did ask ::-) ,broken collar bone following avoidance of a vauxhall zafira siidsy type ,we didnt collide but I couldnt keep the bike upright after a very acute swerve to avoid .Collar bone had to be plated hence to staples ,I would not recommend it.4 months off the bike 18 months physio to get 90 of mobility back.


I've still got too much pain and not enough strength to ride or run 6 weeks after breaking my collar bone in two with an off road at night off. Mine hasn't been plated, so now nothing to photograph except the lump, but hoping for a better outcome than 18 months. Sorry to read that.

Bruising was quite good, neck and down side chest to broken ribs.

Mike.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on June 24, 2013, 05:05:53 pm
Running-after-cyclists injuries totally count, don't they?

(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/york-non-rally-2012/Photo0353.sized.jpg) (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=71761.100)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on June 24, 2013, 06:39:51 pm
They certainly do.  GWS, wee Cub.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: iddu on June 25, 2013, 10:50:38 am
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r200/iddu/00000000-Misc/2013-06-25091515_zps46a1e97a.jpg)
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r200/iddu/00000000-Misc/2013-06-25091717_zpsdf432023.jpg)

"Road just leapt out and bit mah leg, boy..."

We'll mark that [DIY] seat bracket a FAIL then (compression on bridge strut not enough, so bottom of recumbent seat was suddenly not attached to anything solid). That'll sting all day.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on June 25, 2013, 11:58:56 am
arse!

Looks painful.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: marcusjb on June 25, 2013, 12:18:21 pm
Nice buns!

That does look ouchy stuff.  Heal fast
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Biff on July 06, 2013, 10:33:16 am
Not me but Tony Martin (OPQS). And to think he's still giving it clog on the front for Cav.  #nails

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOeRnZWCMAA5ysm.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: numbnuts on July 06, 2013, 10:42:01 am
OUCH bloody hell I bet that hurts
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on July 06, 2013, 10:58:19 am
Ooo, nasty
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: delthebike on July 08, 2013, 11:34:53 am
Delthebike not down!  :thumbsup:
Riding along the seafront path at Southend, Western Esplanade  :facepalm:, another cyclist (I use the term quite wrongly as it's just a POBSO (pedestrian on a bike shaped object)). Hops off footway, on his full sus, Argos special MTB, clamps the phone to his ear and can't ride a straight line and talk at the same time. He veers into my path, I'm heading west and on the left side of the two way path, so I shout a warning and start braking. He now pays attention to me and dives for the kerb! The kerb he heads for seperates the bike path from the footway  ::-) so he is now firmly heading straight for me and we collide.  :facepalm:
I call him every name under the sun  :demon: and realising he's not worth any more bother (he only has half his front teeth), the BSO etc. I ask if he's injured (I'm nice like that  O:-)). Then leave him to it.

No bike damage, didn't even move my headlight. Left wrist is sore and will bruise nicely though!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-qYdQE5jKUP0/UdqSvOd3gqI/AAAAAAAAHwQ/jqpqnWY8XG8/s640/p7080707.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on July 08, 2013, 11:44:55 am
Ouch.  Heal quickly.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Peter on July 08, 2013, 08:18:11 pm
Delthebike not down!  :thumbsup:
Riding along the seafront path at Southend, Western Esplanade  :facepalm:, another cyclist (I use the term quite wrongly as it's just a POBSO (pedestrian on a bike shaped object)). Hops off footway, on his full sus, Argos special MTB, clamps the phone to his ear and can't ride a straight line and talk at the same time. He veers into my path, I'm heading west and on the left side of the two way path, so I shout a warning and start braking. He now pays attention to me and dives for the kerb! The kerb he heads for seperates the bike path from the footway  ::-) so he is now firmly heading straight for me and we collide.  :facepalm:
I call him every name under the sun  :demon: and realising he's not worth any more bother (he only has half his front teeth), the BSO etc. I ask if he's injured (I'm nice like that  O:-)). Then leave him to it.

No bike damage, didn't even move my headlight. Left wrist is sore and will bruise nicely though!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-qYdQE5jKUP0/UdqSvOd3gqI/AAAAAAAAHwQ/jqpqnWY8XG8/s640/p7080707.jpg)

Del, are his teeth in there by any chance?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: delthebike on July 08, 2013, 09:10:46 pm
Del, are his teeth in there by any chance?
I think forearm smash to the mouth would have been OTT, just a tad but OTT all the same.  :hand:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fungus on July 09, 2013, 12:58:46 pm
Managed to not hit the front of a car & fly through a windsreen last night.

However:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3832/9245268043_c261caffba_c_d.jpg)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5489/9248054774_2b339b7aee_c_d.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3761/9245274865_990274b67a_b_d.jpg)

Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Feline on July 09, 2013, 01:50:19 pm
Eeps Fungus that looks really nasty  :(
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 02, 2013, 04:54:06 pm
Cycling _related_ at least.....

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/282814_10151708249916839_811199966_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/971399_10151708250106839_885464447_n.jpg)

Home made rice pudding in large heavy quantities for hungry LELers were the cause.  One caused by an awkward tray in the steam oven, and the by the unexpectedly reluctant-to-stay-open ordinary oven door. 

You'll be pleased to know I didn't drop the tray and waste the pud.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: MAC on November 13, 2013, 10:51:09 pm
12mph into pedestrian who stepped out into the road sideways with his back to me. I had no time to stop and nowhere to go as I had a high kerb on the nearside and traffic on the offside. I braked and braced for impact and then...remember getting in the ambulance about 40 mins later. Bike's a wreck and i'll need some dental work too.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1458446_10151764950346186_1538138106_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on November 13, 2013, 10:59:54 pm
Oh bugger.  GWS
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 14, 2013, 10:16:54 am
That does look nasty. Did anyone call the police? Heal well and take your time.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Rhys W on November 14, 2013, 07:15:34 pm
Bloody pedestrians, they don't even pay Road Tax!






GWS MAC.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: DrMekon on November 14, 2013, 09:36:13 pm
(https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/599365_10100677023681280_623607690_n.jpg)

Did I forget to post this?

That's my left hip. Did it going too fast on wet pine needles. I didn't make the bend, and high sided into a flint covered car park. Nurse practitioner suspected fracture, physio suspected bursitis, GPs says probably blood under some sheath around the bone, but nothing to worry about. Whatever; a month later and it's still not right. Knee hurts, Achilles acting up, and the hip just aches most of the time.

Sports therapist / bike fitter in my LBS is saying "go see specialist hip physio", but I must have done several hundred quid on physios over the summer what with the crashes, and running injury. I could have bought a s/h MTB with that!

So, I'm thinking back to the GP. Any advice on what to say to make him take it seriously? I've seen him twice now, and he's not arsed. 
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on November 15, 2013, 11:12:23 am
What do you do for a living?  Office job?

Tell him it is affecting your ability to work (can't sit down at work for protracted periods, or similar statement) and ask for reference to physio.

IME, GPs generally utterly ignore injuries that only affect ability to do hobbies/sport. It it is affecting work, then they act.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Biff on November 16, 2013, 07:06:54 pm
I can see the face of Jesus! Good luck getting the correct treatment.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Wobbly John on November 16, 2013, 07:51:23 pm
I can see the face of Jesus!

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Torslanda on November 16, 2013, 09:29:54 pm
I can see the face of Jesus!

 ;D ;D ;D

That's not a single face. It's a crowd scene!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: MAC on November 26, 2013, 09:08:16 pm
Getting better. Will need root canal treatment for two teeth and a crown before I am fully back to my dazzling good looks but if i keep my mouth shut you could be forgiven for thinking I was normal!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1470323_10151791013606186_444584359_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Pingu on November 26, 2013, 10:15:30 pm
Photofits of the gang have been released by police.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: CrinklyLion on December 09, 2013, 07:56:51 pm
I have a large, extremely purple and quite simply _splendid_ bruise on m'belly.  No pics I'm afraid - I'm all for not fat-shaming, but the internet isn't ready for images of my spare tyres and I amn't ready for the hideous negative body-image repercussions of posting such, so you'll just have to imagine 'em.

I'm used to the semi-permanent bruise on my right buttock from catching the saddle nose getting in and out of the saddle at every stop on Valencia and have worked out that the new one is because, despite the relatively low bottom bracket, every time we stop the tandem I have to get out of the saddle to get a foot - always the left - down when I'm piloting.  The fairly short top tube (with massive stem) means there ain't a lot of room so every time we set off and I have to get back onto the saddle and set off (concentrating on doing so without us losing balance or making the SmallestCub lose the pedals at the back) I end up bashing the opposite side of my belly.  It is also, by happy coincidence, the exact same spot at the stoker bars hit as one manoeuvres said tandem round the corner getting the bike in through the front door.

It is Really Most Impressive.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: delthebike on January 11, 2014, 10:07:28 am
A rather large bruise in a place that normally doesn't show!
 :o
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Feline on January 14, 2014, 11:08:36 am
That's going to fall off Del, both of Simons big toe nails did last year  ;D
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: delthebike on January 14, 2014, 12:10:50 pm
That's going to fall off Del, both of Simons big toe nails did last year  ;D
I partially separated the right one by having it "pluck" on a seam in my cycling shoe (not deliberately  :facepalm:), it was about half way loose, and that didn't fall off. Took six months to grow out and there was a ridge along the nail.
This current one is now a lovely dark purple on the inside and outside edges. It doesn't feel loose at all. I think the nail just got rammed ahead into the toe cap rather than lifted.
I can do more pics if required.  :sick:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: rabbit on January 14, 2014, 02:31:36 pm
Are you sure about this now?

Flat pedal bites
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/littlegirlbunny/427613_3365939586043_1195746167_3551335_811832687_n.jpg)

Wrist rebuild 4 hour op to replace and plate dislocated bone, reattach ligaments, screw scaphoid into one piece from three
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/littlegirlbunny/DSCF2251.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/littlegirlbunny/IMG-20110731-00096.jpg)

Infected gravel rash/bruising to knee - too many times!
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/littlegirlbunny/251253_10150283092617845_599027844_9340941_4409898_n.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/littlegirlbunny/253627_10150285657477845_599027844_9361088_3322930_n.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/littlegirlbunny/20121004_151108.jpg)

Brambles
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/littlegirlbunny/DSCF1049-1.jpg)
Peak dry stone wall
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/littlegirlbunny/DSCN3741.jpg)
Another wall
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/littlegirlbunny/DSCF2045-1.jpg)

Pinned broken thumb
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/littlegirlbunny/Image040.jpg)

I have many more......
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: tiermat on January 14, 2014, 02:36:47 pm
rabbit, I was ok, until the last pic, then I went :sick:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: pcolbeck on January 14, 2014, 02:37:12 pm
Have you considered a tricycle Rabbit ?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: delthebike on January 14, 2014, 02:37:51 pm
And your fingernails have turned green!   :o
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: rabbit on January 14, 2014, 02:42:46 pm
As you can imagine, the 'get some stabilisers' comments get thrown my way rather too much!

rabbit, I was ok, until the last pic, then I went :sick:

I have the video I took of those pins being pulled out from the bone, if you want to see it......
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: tiermat on January 14, 2014, 02:43:58 pm
As you can imagine, the 'get some stabilisers' comments get thrown my way rather too much!

rabbit, I was ok, until the last pic, then I went :sick:

I have the video I took of those pins being pulled out from the bone, if you want to see it......

How can I put this?

NO!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fboab on January 14, 2014, 03:21:45 pm
rabbit, have you considered knitting?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on January 14, 2014, 03:24:37 pm
rabbit, have you considered knitting?

Isn't that on a par with asking Nutty if he needs a sharper blade for his fettling?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fboab on January 14, 2014, 03:27:19 pm
Knitting- a safe indoor activity. Possibly includes a soft landing.
And everyone knows sharp blades are less dangerous than blunt ones.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on January 14, 2014, 03:27:58 pm
As you can imagine, the 'get some stabilisers' comments get thrown my way rather too much!

rabbit, I was ok, until the last pic, then I went :sick:

I have the video I took of those pins being pulled out from the bone, if you want to see it......

There are some nice photos of the inside of barakta's wrist, but they're not eligible for the thread as (being a sensible type who got some stabilisers) no cycling was involved in the process that lead to it being opened.


Knitting's on my list of things to avoid so as not to require similar (though probably less dramatic) surgery.  RSI is a bugger.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on January 14, 2014, 03:32:33 pm
Knitting- a safe indoor activity. Possibly includes a soft landing.
And everyone knows sharp blades are less dangerous than blunt ones.

I think sitting quietly in a darkened room with no sharp objects might be more appropriate.  And I say that sitting here with one side of my clavicle still healing after the break, and the other held together with a bunch of Titanium.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on January 14, 2014, 03:34:56 pm
Knitting- a safe indoor activity. Possibly includes a soft landing.
And everyone knows sharp blades are less dangerous than blunt ones.

yeahbut! All those flailing pointy stabby bits  :hand:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: rabbit on January 14, 2014, 03:47:19 pm
Knitting- a safe indoor activity. Possibly includes a soft landing.
And everyone knows sharp blades are less dangerous than blunt ones.

yeahbut! All those flailing pointy stabby bits  :hand:

Indeed

I'm sure I could have an eye out with one of those  :hand:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: pcolbeck on January 14, 2014, 03:49:28 pm
Then there is the danger from getting caught up in the wool. Tripping and banging your head, strangling yourself etc.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Chris S on January 14, 2014, 03:53:07 pm
... before your brain finally explodes trying to sort out your Purls from your Stockinettes  :hand:.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: graculus on January 14, 2014, 04:09:23 pm
Not to mention the cat taking a swipe at the dangling wool and getting your shin with extended claws.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on January 15, 2014, 08:47:31 am
Not to mention the cat taking a swipe at the dangling wool and getting your shin with extended claws.

Shins?

If I were Rabbit, I'd be 'kin scared of the moggie snagging the femoral artery.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on January 17, 2014, 09:15:40 pm
rabbit, have you considered knitting?

Or hold another pin between thumb and forefinger and start Crochet :D


 As for Rabbit  :thumbsup: 

Learn these breakfalls better than stabilisers; http://judoinfo.com/breakfalls.htm
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: sg37409 on January 18, 2014, 07:04:15 am
Knitting- a safe indoor activity. Possibly includes a soft landing.
And everyone knows sharp blades are less dangerous than blunt ones.

I think sitting quietly in a darkened room with no sharp objects might be more appropriate.  And I say that sitting here with one side of my clavicle still healing after the break, and the other held together with a bunch of Titanium.

Titanium, Shitanium..... Steel is real :-)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7302/11993019014_914b0748a8.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 18, 2014, 08:05:00 am
Must remember to not ride near Rabbit on any audax
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: rabbit on January 18, 2014, 08:32:40 am
Heh, yeah, I seem to have a 100 meter safety zone from others....too close and they get dragged into the vortex of chaos and confusion
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Hot Flatus on January 18, 2014, 08:35:37 am
I can see that from this picture...

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/littlegirlbunny/DSCF2045-1.jpg)

That uncoiled garden hose is just waiting to trip you up

 ;D
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: mattc on January 18, 2014, 04:55:45 pm
Crikey rabbit! I used to think this chap had been a bit unfortunate: http://bostonsbuck.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/tourdefrance.jpg
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Jurek on January 18, 2014, 05:20:03 pm
Rabbit, I've just skimmed all 8 pages, and you are up there with the best contenders  :thumbsup:

The Jacomus on a spine board.
MAC and his rogues gallery.
Phil, who is clearly trying to win teh interwebs by attacking the tarmac with his face not once, but twice  :o :o :o

Remind me to give you a wide berth, should we ever cross paths.  :-*

Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hellymedic on January 19, 2014, 02:09:43 pm
I have lost this game, fair and square. I can't ride at all now and never suffered more than a trivial graze or a big bruise.
There must be advantage to being the lanterne rouge.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Palinurus on March 09, 2014, 06:16:13 pm
I was going to post some injury pictures but after browsing the thread decided I was not worthy.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: delthebike on March 09, 2014, 06:36:22 pm
I was going to post some injury pictures but after browsing the thread decided I was not worthy.
Nonsense!
Any body want a toenail update?  ::-)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Palinurus on March 09, 2014, 06:58:25 pm
Alright then.

(http://i.imgur.com/H8QifaU.jpg)

Featuring Belgian-style winter hat-hair.

(http://i.imgur.com/tt3mmTa.jpg)

Pothole (after repair)

(http://i.imgur.com/pewVPhB.jpg)


Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on March 09, 2014, 07:35:45 pm
Ooh dear! Borkenarm? Hope you heal soon.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Palinurus on March 09, 2014, 08:15:07 pm
Happened five weeks ago. Whopping great cast was only on for a few days and only broke some bones in my hand. Went out cycling this morning so healing fine. I'm also back to playing bass and have pretty good movement although the pinky hurts a bit after a while.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Peter on March 10, 2014, 05:11:30 pm
A bass player who uses his little finger?  You're wasted on a bike!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 10, 2014, 06:10:49 pm
Looks quite gory enough!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Palinurus on March 10, 2014, 06:12:47 pm
A bass player who uses his little finger?  You're wasted on a bike!

I do use four fingers, but only two strings.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Vince on April 15, 2014, 01:42:09 pm
No blood, but the result of bouncing off a curb whilst avoiding the guy with a locked front wheel at 30kph.
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t140/VinceHall/CyclingStuff/20140415_085506_zpsav24bwyj.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Pingu on May 27, 2014, 07:02:50 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3764/14271897052_1c317c1dc9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nKacLy)IMG_3229 (https://flic.kr/p/nKacLy) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people/36539950@N00/), on Flickr

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=26458.msg1691659#msg1691659
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on May 27, 2014, 09:59:50 pm
I think you're gonna have to do better than that.  itsbruce has set the bar very high for head injuries.

GWS
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Pingu on May 31, 2014, 02:01:25 pm
Shoulder and thigh:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5557/14125577687_ec36ed1179_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nweh7T)
IMG_3249 (https://flic.kr/p/nweh7T) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people/36539950@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2895/14311501214_65a20db3d7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nNEbGW)
IMG_3250 (https://flic.kr/p/nNEbGW) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people/36539950@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on May 31, 2014, 02:04:00 pm
Attacked by a tiger?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: itsbruce on June 03, 2014, 02:04:03 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3849/14150500450_4b6206ba37_c.jpg)

Craniotomy scar after an incident.  It looked rather worse when there were three dozen metal staples holding everything together.  Now I have this pale question mark on my scalp.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on June 03, 2014, 02:30:06 pm
Stylish?  Intelligent?  Natty line in hats?  Question mark as symbol?

Your secret identity is unmasked! (http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090721070115/batman/images/c/ce/Riddler_02.jpg)

Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: cyclicalsmith on June 04, 2014, 10:25:53 am
I feel a bit sick now. I've got a corker from a few years ago. Will find it out later and scan it in (pre-digital photos)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Pingu on June 04, 2014, 11:12:53 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3887/14161314819_c8be3ca48b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nzorwk)
IMG_3263 (https://flic.kr/p/nzorwk) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2909/14161324778_8da3c045f7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nzouu3)
IMG_3264 (https://flic.kr/p/nzouu3) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: mcshroom on July 03, 2014, 08:09:32 pm
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-y9uPHShiRW4/U7V_d--0JvI/AAAAAAAAGdw/Utzr2P89-8w/w415-h553-no/IMG_20140703_151654)
My right humerus after yesterday's crash
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Chris S on July 03, 2014, 10:28:21 pm
Ouch! That's going to need a plaster. GWS.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on July 03, 2014, 10:42:33 pm
Zipties & gaff tape, surely?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Andrij on July 03, 2014, 10:43:27 pm
Zipties & gaff tape, surely?

And a couple of spare spokes.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on July 03, 2014, 10:49:34 pm
Zipties & gaff tape, surely?

And a couple of spare spokes.

Probably best.  Just to be on the safe side.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hellymedic on July 04, 2014, 06:13:41 pm
Couple of spare spokes, comme ça!

(http://synapse.koreamed.org/ArticleImage/0043JKOA/jkoa-47-250-g001-l.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: mcshroom on July 22, 2014, 06:02:34 pm
These were the incisions in my arm this morning before the staples were removed
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UiL8Rdbrh4U/U86YDTPIzFI/AAAAAAAAGgc/oY2BYYw4jqM/w415-h553-no/IMG_20140722_112120)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-mSN-PAGspcc/U86YBuA9EnI/AAAAAAAAGg0/kLmsnzy2y0I/w723-h542-no/IMG_20140722_112129)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on July 22, 2014, 07:03:43 pm
I assume you didn't DIY with a set of circlip pliers?  ;D
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: mcshroom on July 22, 2014, 08:28:00 pm
Thought about it when I was getting annoyed with them yesterday. Instead got the practice nurse to take them out while we discussed her recent C2C tour :)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 24, 2014, 12:08:57 pm
This should be a necessary qualification for all nurses.  :)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Basil on July 29, 2014, 07:39:10 pm
Sorry, no picture of the torn foot as that is rather well swathed at the moment.
So here's a picture of my bum instead.  :thumbsup:

Taken last night.  Ten days after the dooring.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140729_0032292_zps55617828.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140729_0032292_zps55617828.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on July 29, 2014, 07:42:22 pm
oh arse!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: zigzag on July 29, 2014, 07:56:22 pm
i've got the whole catologue of cycling injuries, not sure if i want to post them here though
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Basil on July 29, 2014, 08:17:56 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/tumblr_static_tumblr_ml0alrkghh1qmzky5o1_500_zpsc93bb216.gif) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Mobile%20Uploads/tumblr_static_tumblr_ml0alrkghh1qmzky5o1_500_zpsc93bb216.gif.html)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: veloboy on August 01, 2014, 03:32:07 pm
i've got the whole catologue of cycling injuries, not sure if i want to post them here though

Oh go on zigzag! Those battle wounds were real horrow show!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: mcshroom on August 18, 2014, 11:03:38 pm
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-y9uPHShiRW4/U7V_d--0JvI/AAAAAAAAGdw/Utzr2P89-8w/w415-h553-no/IMG_20140703_151654)
My right humerus after yesterday's crash
Couple weeks old now, but this is after they finished screwing me back together
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/WwXx5dGho5RAEsMSCKspwAJ-_TXGaiTNWSD9_AiHO0A=w453-h553-no)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on August 18, 2014, 11:34:10 pm
That's a serious piece of metalwork!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Gattopardo on August 19, 2014, 01:02:18 am
Barely a scratch  ;D
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: marcusjb on August 19, 2014, 07:24:35 am
Wow! That really is a lump of scaffolding.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: itsbruce on September 26, 2014, 10:00:50 am
Ow. Ow. Ow. Was on Loughborough Road, just a couple of minutes away from home, last night, when some lunatic suicide pedestrian came sprinting out of an off-license (as if he had stolen something and was being chased), leapt between the parked cars and landed directly in front of me. Managed to avoid him but not the crap he dropped in his panic. Came off bike. Bastard grabbed his shit and ran. Frankly, hope he ran in front of a car, because I was and am in serious pain.

Good news: no head damage (just very mild concussion for about 20 minutes) and no fractures. Bike ok.

Bad news: ligament strain in both wrists (left in a splint for the next week or so), small bit of skin taken off the back of my right ear.

Spent hours in KCH A&E last night. Appointment at St Thomas's this morning for repair of ear (please not a graft).

Fuck you, you insane cock ped. If it had been a car (or even just a less careful cyclist), you would be seriously injured.

Have the light strength and control in my hands to roll a joint. Wish I still smoked. Anything requiring leverage power and exertion of wrist ligaments is challenging. Am using wooden spoons to lever open the fridge, trun on taps, lever clothing on and off etc.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: itsbruce on September 26, 2014, 10:03:25 am
Small chance of ear going bad and having to be partially removed. Is so, I will post it. Just let me know your address, if interested.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: mcshroom on September 26, 2014, 11:27:06 am
Ouch sounds horrible IB. GWS :)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on September 26, 2014, 11:35:07 am
sounds thoroughly unpleasant.

If I were you I'd douse my ear in iodine - it's still the disinfectant of choice for operating theatres. Really does the job of preventing infections in surface wounds.

Do you have some wrist braces? Hopefully the hospital fitted you with some.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on September 26, 2014, 02:26:38 pm
Check with the off-licence to see if it was a shoplifter?  In the unlikely event they're caught, it's something to add to the charges?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Karla on September 27, 2014, 06:44:49 pm
Ouch, GWS itsbruce.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on September 29, 2014, 03:27:26 pm
Flippin eck, Bruce, that just ain't fair!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 29, 2014, 07:39:52 pm
Oh man, you're not having much luck this year :(
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: itsbruce on September 29, 2014, 09:24:53 pm
Meh.  Just heard back from Kings.  They reviewed the x-rays and there is a fracture in one wrist.  Back in there tomorrow.  Would be handy if they had said which, although I assume it's the one I have a splint on.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: orejas on September 29, 2014, 10:52:44 pm
Sorry to hear that. Scaphoid fracture should about 6 weeks in cast, just had mine removed 2 weeks ago. Hope it heals well.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: itsbruce on September 30, 2014, 11:43:38 am
Sigh.  Two minor fractures.  Thing is, I could *see* them on the x-rays last week.  But the (new and inexperienced) doctor could not and I assumed he knew best.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on October 02, 2014, 08:53:07 pm
Yeah, but how's the bike?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: zigzag on December 10, 2014, 05:12:39 pm
right, if anyone's wondering about my injuries on highlands glens and western isles, here they are :-X:

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 10, 2014, 05:14:41 pm
Damn good effort there zigzag!

(GWS BTW)  ;)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: rabbit on December 10, 2014, 05:16:22 pm
GOOD GRIEF  :o

I am most impressed you kept riding with that hole in your arm in particular

Chapeau sir!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: zigzag on December 10, 2014, 05:28:36 pm
GOOD GRIEF  :o

I am most impressed you kept riding with that hole in your arm in particular

Chapeau sir!  :thumbsup:

that hole in my elbow kept oozing for two months afterwards, before it closed. i should've insisted to have it debraided and stitched. all good now :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: rabbit on December 10, 2014, 05:40:22 pm
GOOD GRIEF  :o

I am most impressed you kept riding with that hole in your arm in particular

Chapeau sir!  :thumbsup:

that hole in my elbow kept oozing for two months afterwards, before it closed. i should've insisted to have it debraided and stitched. all good now :thumbsup:

I can imagine.  Really nasty looking wound that. Glad it healed eventually.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Canardly on December 12, 2014, 03:18:29 pm
Strewth, glad all is well.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hellymedic on December 12, 2014, 08:23:58 pm
GOOD GRIEF  :o

I am most impressed you kept riding with that hole in your arm in particular

Chapeau sir!  :thumbsup:

that hole in my elbow kept oozing for two months afterwards, before it closed. i should've insisted to have it debraided and stitched. all good now :thumbsup:

I suspect it would have taken a while to mend whatever was done; there's a tissue defect there, which would have been under tension if stitched and the elbow was allowed to bend. It might have healed faster with a skin graft...
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: nikki on April 15, 2015, 08:56:21 pm
tl;dr The bike's okay, except the top of the bell sheared off. My injuries aren't especially gory, but I'd like taken into consideration the bits of vegetation implanted into my face.


Today was the sort of day where it was too nice to do the gardening. I don't have a garden; it was also too nice to do spreadsheets and marketing emails. So I decided to give the newly excavated School Bike a shakedown on the trails around Cannock Chase.

There was a lot of this:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8795/16972660469_4c8e4c2d1c.jpg)

A fair bit of this:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8793/17132985176_17b24119f3.jpg)

A couple of these:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8690/16972667209_651b246a54.jpg)

(nothing happened)

Truth be told, I'd rather have been on the difficult Red Route, but even I'd recognised that trying that with a 20+ year-old MBSO and little off-road experience would be a little rash. So I'd opted for the moderate Blue Route instead to avoid any narsty occurences. The Blue Route! What's the worst that could happen?!

Dear Reader, please picture an elongated 12.2 mile 'circular' route. And then, if you will, picture the point at 6.2 miles along that route. Let us for the sake of argument call it "The Point Most Distant from my Parked Car". It was about here that yours truly started hankering for something a bit more challenging than the "wide gravel tracks and forest roads" so on a gentle descent I popped up onto the single-track that had been worn alongside it.

You can see it top right in this photo:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8769/17158916335_8609f0f0a9.jpg)

You can also, perhaps, see where this is going ...and where I failed to until a bit too late for my slightly-too-ineffective brakes to stop me in time or slow me enough to make that tight right hand bend where the track goes around the sharp drop.

I made it down the drop okay, but see that tree stump?
No, I didn't either.

Clipped it with my front wheel enough to send me somersaulting over the handlebars. eep!

Luckily my fall was broken by that bramble patch...

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7671/17132981516_15739180e5.jpg)

I had to spend some time with the self-portrait mode of my phone removing thorns from my face, and I've been doing similarly for my arms since getting home. I'm still finding the blimmin' things!

My left arm, left thigh, left calf and to a lesser extent my right thigh look similar to this (my right arm):

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8771/16971390130_c484d18975.jpg)

I think my right leg must have hit bike before it hit brambles because I have a bruise on my thigh that is turning colours similar in hue to the top I was wearing and I'm not sure what my right knee is going to do, but whatever it is it's going to be very adamant about it when it does. Ice has been applied.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8764/17158916925_4df95a7103.jpg)

I'm not sure what happened to cause that (the bike, not the pile behind it), but it's not a loosely clamped saddle. I couldn't open the quick-release and it took a bit of boshing with both hands to swing the saddle back around again.

I eventually found the top half of the bell that had sheared off in the impact, but I see now that it's lost the spinny ringy thing too. I've checked the tyres and they seem thorn-free, so the bike's still in the boot of the car ready for Bristol duties tomorrow and Friday. I may not be skyving off early to do the Bristol-Bath path as originally planned, however.  :(



Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Basil on April 15, 2015, 09:22:22 pm
 :-*
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on April 15, 2015, 10:01:14 pm
Ouch!!!

Hope being punctured doesn't deflate you. :-*
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Pingu on April 15, 2015, 10:10:06 pm
Good effort Nikki  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Vince on April 15, 2015, 10:15:50 pm
Nooooooo... Not the 88mph bell?

GWS Nikki
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: nikki on April 15, 2015, 10:37:41 pm
I feel a bit of a twonk - 99.9% my own stupid fault, that one!

Fear not Vince! The 88mph bell is safe on The Shiny Tourer That Doesn't Get Used Enough  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: mcshroom on April 15, 2015, 10:38:34 pm
That looks like it stings. Good effort! GWS :)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: andrewc on April 15, 2015, 10:40:31 pm
More  :-*  Hope you are not too sore in the morning.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: marcusjb on April 15, 2015, 10:43:31 pm

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7671/17132981516_15739180e5.jpg)


Good injury skills!

Speaking as a chap, shearing the top of your bell off? Well, it just doesn't get much worse. 

Heal soon!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Deano on April 15, 2015, 10:46:56 pm
Impressive commitment, nikki.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on April 15, 2015, 11:03:49 pm
Nice one Centurion!

GWS  :-*
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: nikki on April 15, 2015, 11:35:15 pm
My face cleaned up pretty well, so I shouldn't be scaring too many small children tomorrow. The stinging decreased a lot after I washed the sun lotion out of it, but the first experimental trouser-wearing this evening was a bit painful!

Bizarrely it's the bit of leg with least blood drawn that stings the most now. Knee and thorny infections are the things to keep an eye on, I reckon.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 16, 2015, 09:36:51 am
Just caught up with the last couple of pages of this. Some gory stuff! From which I hope everyone has recovered or is recovering.

(Nikki: a. That's not you - no smile! b. Bristol-Bath path is closed at Staple Hill tunnel - there's a signposted diversion, but it's a bit of a pain.)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: nikki on April 17, 2015, 08:45:05 am
Thanks Cudzoziemiec. I managed a slow limp of a ride from Bedminster to Bower Ashton, so I don't think there's any risk of a leisurely jaunt over to Bath. Bruises everywhere! I'm deducing the wonky saddle is related to the two big blue patches appearing near my coccyx...

My left arm's not so happy: I may try a walk-in centre later and request someone with keen eyesight, long nails, a pair of tweezers and possible a sharp scalpel.  :-/

Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 17, 2015, 10:25:36 am
If you're in Bristol this weekend, you could do worse than visit Bespoked at Temple Meads.
http://www.bespoked.cc
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on April 17, 2015, 12:50:49 pm
I can also recommend the minor injuries unit at Southmead hospital...  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: nikki on April 17, 2015, 10:00:11 pm
I've just got back to Brum and am intermittently applying needle and antiseptic.

Bespoked looks dangerous - glad I didn't know about that when I walked past Arnolfini a couple of hours ago!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: delthebike on April 18, 2015, 12:22:32 pm
Took a slow speed tumble (anti cycling railings, gravel, slow speed, and gusty wind don't mix  :facepalm:  :-[).
This is post clean in a nearby garden centre cafe otherwise it would've been just black oil stain visible. Surprisingly little blood flowed!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-s936BjKw47A/VTI9Uq05sZI/AAAAAAAAJmo/ccq8g-9jCu0/s720/p4181656.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: marcusjb on April 19, 2015, 02:35:24 pm
^good teeth marks!

Heal well
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: nikki on April 19, 2015, 08:53:48 pm
ow! That looks sore!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: delthebike on April 19, 2015, 08:58:56 pm
It's healing nicely. A bit tight but scabbed over and not really noticeable.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: nikki on April 20, 2015, 10:20:10 pm
BRUISE NEWS!     BRUISE NEWS!     BRUISE NEWS!     BRUISE NEWS!     BRUISE NEWS!




Ever the sartorial one, I've somehow managed a pinstripe  ???

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7675/17028649048_06b4a2871a.jpg)

Presumably the leading edge of a Macbook Air was involved  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on April 21, 2015, 12:06:08 am
You went mountain-BSOing with a Macbook Air in your pannier?  You're braver than I thought...   :o
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: nikki on April 21, 2015, 10:52:36 am
For checking Strava segments, innit.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 21, 2015, 12:53:27 pm
Is "Macbook Air in panneer" a culinary delight we can look forward to at Watlington or Long Itch?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Wowbagger on April 21, 2015, 01:08:37 pm
I have neglected this thread for far too long - at least 18 months' worth in there. Now, lunch.  :thumbsup:

PS - GWS all who have tumbled.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: nikki on May 19, 2015, 02:49:40 pm
FFS! I've just pulled another thorn out of my face! Really hope that's all of them now...
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: menthel on May 30, 2015, 04:51:48 pm
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8867/17649600333_3a7c3d828f_b.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/sTCPh2)Home after the accident! by -menthel- (http://flic.kr/p/sTCPh2)

Hit a van that came out of a side road. Face a mess and a couple of stable vertebral fractures for 12 weeks in a collar!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fboab on May 30, 2015, 05:07:11 pm
Niiiice.
Take care, GWS
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: menthel on May 30, 2015, 05:21:10 pm
Niiiice.
Take care, GWS

Decided not to do things by halves!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Andrij on May 30, 2015, 06:17:11 pm
[oblig]
How's the bike?
[/oblig]

That might be a bit sore in the morning.  GWS!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: menthel on May 30, 2015, 06:36:00 pm
Apparently the bike doesn't look too bad. Haven't looked at it yet as the collar is somewhat restricting! Will have it looked at by condor once I am a bit more with it!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: barakta on May 30, 2015, 06:36:22 pm
Ouch! Heal well soonest.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: perpetual dan on May 30, 2015, 07:15:47 pm
Crikey, GWS. Good to see you made the effort with your hair for the picture though.  :)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Ashaman42 on May 30, 2015, 07:48:29 pm
Ouch. GWS Menthel.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: bumper on May 30, 2015, 07:52:08 pm
Ouch, it's even ruffled your hair :P

GWS :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: menthel on May 30, 2015, 07:59:21 pm
Going for the Kittel look... ;)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: pdm on May 30, 2015, 09:18:07 pm
The result of going over on ice at walking pace in January.
Screwed back together with lots of expensive screws.
Back on the bike now but still about 10% off pace.
Walking only possible with a crutch. Likely to be a good few months before unaided walking will be possible...

(http://www.meiring.org.uk/pdm/photos/hip1.jpg)(http://www.meiring.org.uk/pdm/photos/hip2.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Butterfly on May 30, 2015, 10:33:07 pm
Oh crumbs, Menthel and PDM. They both look rather drastic! Get well soon, both of you.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: menthel on May 31, 2015, 10:14:29 am
The result of going over on ice at walking pace in January.
Screwed back together with lots of expensive screws.
Back on the bike now but still about 10% off pace.
Walking only possible with a crutch. Likely to be a good few months before unaided walking will be possible...

(http://www.meiring.org.uk/pdm/photos/hip1.jpg)(http://www.meiring.org.uk/pdm/photos/hip2.jpg)

Hopefully titanium to keep you light! ;) GWS.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: barakta on May 31, 2015, 11:52:47 am
Nice metalwork PDM!  Sorry to hear you're still rather mobility-limited by it, hope that continues to improve over the next few months.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on May 31, 2015, 12:46:30 pm
Menthel, sorry to see your modelling career is on hold.  Heal well.

pdm, hope you regain mobility quickly and completely.  You need to get back to showing Sheffield's hills who's boss!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: spindrift on June 07, 2015, 09:33:06 pm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/293/18569527082_b2c510ffac_z.jpg)

Mate gambled at a crossing, cabbie hit him in an MPV at about twenty, doctor at A&E popped his collar bone back otherwise it would have needed pinning. Cabbie asked if he was ok, my mate said yeah, adrenaline was running but it was 50/50 anyway.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on June 09, 2015, 08:47:45 am
Ouch.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Canardly on June 09, 2015, 10:13:45 pm
Ouch hope all GWS.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: spindrift on August 28, 2015, 06:00:36 pm
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/578/20688425468_444e127d52.jpg)

Hit a pothole that I knew was there, front wheel twisted, down I went, two women and some French bloke on his bike helped me up, French geezer said "Let me elp you wiz your biake" and I was nonplussed. Bar tape's scuffed, brake hood's got a tear.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: CrinklyLion on September 02, 2015, 08:21:48 pm
Do scootering injuries count?  SmallestCub has instructed me to photograph his knee, following yesterday's unintended scooter dismount, and "show Kim".
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/q81/s960x960/11922906_10153458560911839_3106135648521208259_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on September 02, 2015, 08:34:04 pm
I'd say that counts.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Vince on September 02, 2015, 09:23:52 pm
Ouchy. GWS SmallestCub!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: andrewc on September 02, 2015, 09:33:12 pm
Self propelled on 2 or 3 wheels.   Yes he's a valid entry in the hallowed book.

GWS mate.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Paul on September 02, 2015, 09:39:13 pm
French geezer said "Let me elp you wiz your biake" and I was nonplussed. Bar tape's scuffed, brake hood's got a tear.

But your wordplay function was unaffected?

Knee looked sore. How is it now?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: spindrift on September 15, 2015, 10:53:03 pm
Knee's fine, trousers were very thick but I went down hard riding the hoods so the impact knackered my left hand for a few days. I think all my 13 stone at 15 mph went on my hands on the bars, knee and hip and the side of the bike. For the life of me I can't remember how I ended up, cos I was clipped in toe-clips. I think I ended up sort of kneeling, I'm not sure, then the French bloke turned up and it all went a bit Song of Bernadette, the clouds parted and a ray of sun illuminated a helpful and calm French gentleman.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Arellcat on September 27, 2015, 12:00:03 pm
(http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a470/BeckyT_bike/Miscellany/DSC_2441_2_zpsenaxss5n.jpg)

Monday: Tried to perform a u-turn on my Brompton but forgot I had the Radical trailer attached.  When I reached the limit of sharpness of turn the back wheel jammed on the drawbar and the bike stopped while I was leaned into the turn.  As I fell I twisted the hell out of my ankle trying and failing to unclip.  Then as I crumpled onto the ground the bike fell on top of me and the right-hand crank friction-scraped some skin off my leg.  Lots of ice, lots of elevation, but not much rest until today.  I also sustained three bruises on my knee, but that's not so exciting for this thread.

This was my good ankle, too.  >:(
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fboab on September 27, 2015, 04:38:45 pm
That's beautifully colour-coordinated with the tatt.

Niiiice
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 27, 2015, 05:13:55 pm
Like the purple bruising, the hole in the leg not so much....
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on September 27, 2015, 11:48:06 pm
As we used to say in the accident attending trade- Ouch!

GWS.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Pingu on September 28, 2015, 12:00:59 am
Good effort  :thumbsup: GWS  :-*
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: spindrift on September 29, 2015, 06:27:32 pm
Stunning, such depth to the purple bruise, and you can't tell if the bruising extends under the large flower to the right then you realise it does cos you can see the bruise between the petals. Just beautiful, fantastic job.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on September 29, 2015, 09:52:09 pm
Superb job, Arellcat!   Beyond the call of duty.

But do look after yourself,  and get well soon.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 30, 2015, 09:05:35 am
Arellcat's provocative image forces us to confront the limits of our own mortality and contemplate the fluid boundary between functionality and performance, responding within the limits of our own physical experience to the extremes of pain and sensation she impacts upon us while transcending the interface of the body's physical existence and the representation of that existence, which...

Whaddaya mean it's real?!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: cpcnw on October 03, 2015, 05:37:12 pm
Friday 7th August, 2015 - I was coming back from a quick morning spin on my folding bike, and just round the corner from my house ran over an 1.5" wood screw. The wood screw lodged itself in the back tyre at right angles, rotated round and hit the back of the mudguard. The mudguard compressed and shattered, and a section of the mudguard rotated around underneath the back tyre. Within a single rotation of the wheels I had a shiny piece of pvc mudguard lodged under my back tyre, at which point the frictionless nature of the contact with the road, coupled with the existing forward momentum and downward force of gravity of my 13 stone body, caused the bike to 'pop-out' completely from underneath me, resulting in a left hand superman dive into the tarmac. Due to the instantaneous nature of the above I did not have time to get my arm down and the entire force of impact was taken by my left shoulder.

The rest of Friday was a blur. I had passed out several times with pain, was taken to hospital in an ambulance, given morphine and xrayed... luckily the sharp fractured end did not quite pop out of my skin - just :)

(http://212.159.115.167/wiki/pics/mudguardlarge.jpg)
(http://212.159.115.167/wiki/pics/firstxraylarge.jpg)

A few days later a 2 hour op, 10cm plate and 12 screws - followed by 6 weeks in a sling, no driving or lifting... life on hold  ::-)

(http://212.159.115.167/wiki/pics/clavhardwarelarge.jpg)
(http://212.159.115.167/wiki/pics/postopscarlarge.jpg)

Still doing the exercise to try and loosen up my shoulder - got about 30% of original movement so far...



Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: tom_e on October 03, 2015, 06:42:57 pm
Ouch. Ouch. 

Get doing those gentle stretches and hopefully it'll improve?  I've set an hourly timer on the computer when trying to recover movement before, to keep it frequent but gentle.  It helped me.

Best wishes with it.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Pingu on October 03, 2015, 08:04:56 pm
Ruddy Norah  :o :hand:

GWS  :)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: zigzag on October 04, 2015, 11:53:59 am
gws. (the plate looks like a giant bug on your shoulder)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: cpcnw on October 04, 2015, 12:13:22 pm
gws. (the plate looks like a giant bug on your shoulder)

Lol - your not the first to make that observation  ;D
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: redshift on October 04, 2015, 07:07:47 pm
Bloody hell, Graham!   :o

GWS!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: cpcnw on October 04, 2015, 10:24:23 pm
Bloody hell, Graham!   :o
GWS!

Bloody hell is right! Its been... how shall we say... emotional? Still, could of been worse [bashed head and knocked some sense into me?]

Joking aside, I'll mend - although I am getting somewhat impatient now... reckon it will be another month or more before I get back on the bike or C2 rowing!

Be careful out there guys!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Paul on October 05, 2015, 01:30:42 pm
What a freakish occurance. GWS.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 05, 2015, 02:56:41 pm
Owwww argggggh! Do those exercises (I didn't  :().

Lessons for us all to learn about mudguards there, but I'm not entirely sure how to apply them.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: cpcnw on October 06, 2015, 10:32:34 am
What a freakish occurance. GWS.

Yep - what are the chances? For a while I told myself that it happened to save me from a much worse accident further down the road... [Yeah, right!]

That weekend I got my GF to buy me a lottery ticket. Apparently it doesn't work the other way round!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Reg.T on November 22, 2015, 06:35:13 pm
Not very gory, I'm afraid:
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/56557612/IMG_20151122_175726.jpg)
The result of darkness combined with damp leaves on the Two Tunnels Greenway in Bath this afternoon. Hip also bruised and stiff. Wrist sore too. Bike basically OK and clothes just dirty, not ripped.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Feline on November 22, 2015, 09:42:49 pm
Ouch! What bit of you actually is that Reg?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Reg.T on November 23, 2015, 09:54:43 pm
Forearm, just below the elbow (my hand at the top of the shot).

I also tweeted the pic, which a few folk picked up and passed on to the council, who've now sent workers out to spend a few days clearing the path  :thumbsup:

Hip rather sore to flex today, so have been pathetically shuffling round rather than walking. Hoping that'll improve rapidly in the next couple of days.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 23, 2015, 10:17:20 pm
Ouch! Heal completely.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Peter on November 23, 2015, 11:46:41 pm
Reg, the hip will almost certainly take longer than the arm to recover but it's probably ok.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: rafletcher on November 24, 2015, 09:13:11 am
Reg, the hip will almost certainly take longer than the arm to recover but it's probably ok.

This^.  Mine's still sometimes tender to a prod, and that's after 3 months.  Initial recovery (bruise coming out) after a 20mph low-side took at least a month.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Ruthie on November 24, 2015, 08:42:50 pm
Reg, the hip will almost certainly take longer than the arm to recover but it's probably ok.

This^.  Mine's still sometimes tender to a prod, and that's after 3 months.  Initial recovery (bruise coming out) after a 20mph low-side took at least a month.

I still get pain in my hip after nearly four years.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Reg.T on November 24, 2015, 10:33:54 pm
Yikes. Thanks for the reality check. I was expecting it to take a few days to improve, but hoping to be pretty much over it in a few weeks. Guess only time will tell. I won't post daily updates, but today I've been limping rather than hobbling, and noticing some shoulder discomfort which was probably just drowned out by hip pain yesterday, so at least things are improving.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hellymedic on November 25, 2015, 01:36:15 am
I think a fall onto my left hip caused a bleed into the trochanteric bursa and the resulting swelling took around three weeks to go down.
I didn't have any long-term trouble (but had a soft 10cm mound over the widest part of my hip).
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Peter on November 25, 2015, 05:24:13 pm
It really is odd about the hip reactions people have in falls.  I was helped off a while ago and clattered onto my left side at some speed.  My arm felt a bit sore but I was sure I'd broken my hip, because I could hardly stand, much less walk.  I had to drag myself to the gutter to be out of the traffic.  It turned out that my hip was merely bruised, whereas my elbow was broken into three pieces.  The elbow needed an operation but there was hardly any pain at any time yet my hip was bad for weeks and required no treatment at all!

Get well soon, Reg!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Ruthie on November 25, 2015, 05:28:45 pm
It really is odd about the hip reactions people have in falls.  I was helped off a while ago and clattered onto my left side at some speed.  My arm felt a bit sore but I was sure I'd broken my hip, because I could hardly stand, much less walk.  I had to drag myself to the gutter to be out of the traffic.  It turned out that my hip was merely bruised, whereas my elbow was broken into three pieces.  The elbow needed an operation but there was hardly any pain at any time yet my hip was bad for weeks and required no treatment at all!

Get well soon, Reg!

That sounds just like my hip injury.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Peter on November 25, 2015, 05:35:15 pm
Yes, I wondered, Ruth.  Mine's a bit twangy now the weather's got cold and wet but other than that it's fine.  Hope yours is, too!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: DDCyclist on November 25, 2015, 05:37:27 pm
The old boy that lived over the road from me fell outside and broke his hip. After he was found he was able to stand (with help) and walk inside before the pain and ambulance arrived

Not the best first-aider I've seen. I'd have pulled a blanket under him and let the ambulance crew pick him up where he lay. He was right as rain in short order!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Ruthie on November 25, 2015, 05:48:47 pm
Yes, I wondered, Ruth.  Mine's a bit twangy now the weather's got cold and wet but other than that it's fine.  Hope yours is, too!

Just the same as yours!  It was hurting in bed the other night and I couldn't sleep.  I can tell when it's going to be bad weather now so it's kind of useful  ;D
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: mcshroom on November 25, 2015, 06:33:21 pm
I have been disappointed in the lack of weather predicting powers I received from my arm. Obviously hips are closer to the ground so know better, or summet
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: DDCyclist on November 25, 2015, 06:50:36 pm
My hips ache, sometimes, on a morning (never been injured though). I suspect a touch of osteoarthritis. I've never noticed any enhanced weather predicting ability. I'll be keeping an eye on it from now on to see if there's any correlation.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Pancho on November 25, 2015, 07:39:55 pm
My hips ache, sometimes, on a morning (never been injured though). I suspect a touch of osteoarthritis. I've never noticed any enhanced weather predicting ability. I'll be keeping an eye on it from now on to see if there's any correlation.

Given the human mind's propensity for pattern spotting, I'm sure you'll find something!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Pingu on December 04, 2015, 08:09:40 pm
Today's effort

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5773/23413795722_f5508efe9a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BEZPK9)
IMG_3105 (https://flic.kr/p/BEZPK9) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=26458.msg1954492#msg1954492
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Pingu on December 27, 2015, 06:30:25 pm
And for symmetry, the right hip.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1635/23978717006_15374da4e9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CwVcah)
2015-12-27_03-38-33 (https://flic.kr/p/CwVcah) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: matthew on December 27, 2015, 07:02:40 pm
ooops, I hope the bike is ok and that you don't have other more extensive injuries.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Pingu on December 28, 2015, 10:49:52 pm
Managed to ride the bike 40km home without any obvious issues. On inspection today the rear mech & right pedal are nicely scuffed and a bruise has appeared below the road rash on my thigh.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Pingu on January 01, 2016, 05:06:34 pm
With bruising:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1468/24024616411_a59e2af85b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CAYrsk)
IMG_3171 (https://flic.kr/p/CAYrsk) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 21, 2016, 06:23:47 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1684/25174521625_41e68f70f4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EmA1di)

Bruises to come later, no doubt. TBH I'm more annoyed that I ripped my nice Gore jacket and buckled my wheel...damn you, pothole! >:(
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Ruthie on February 21, 2016, 08:57:48 pm
Oufff!  That'll stick nicely to the sheets later.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Pingu on February 23, 2016, 11:16:11 pm
Nice effort phanta! Sorry to hear about the clothing & bike damage, at least skin heals. Did you report the pot hole to the cooncil?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: spindrift on April 13, 2016, 07:25:52 pm
Disc brake, apparently:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cf774CwUIAEkVRC.jpg)

http://cyclingtips.com/2016/04/ventoso-confirms-disc-brakes-sliced-his-leg-open-calls-for-action-on-giant-knives/
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on April 13, 2016, 07:31:10 pm
http://cyclingtips.com/2016/04/ventoso-confirms-disc-brakes-sliced-his-leg-open-calls-for-action-on-giant-knives/

*wince*

I'm sure they'll have to do a lot to catch up with chainrings in terms of inflicted gore, but that does seem a reasonable argument (if one were needed) to stick to rim brakes for road racing.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Peter on April 13, 2016, 07:39:07 pm
What's the "baler twine" about?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on April 13, 2016, 08:09:14 pm
Nice.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Pancho on April 13, 2016, 08:31:48 pm
What's the "baler twine" about?

It's his cyborg insides showing.

BTW, that is proper gory. Just what this thread was set up for!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Peter on April 13, 2016, 08:36:56 pm
Ha!  Hopefully not a quick-release mech. for the staples...
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on April 13, 2016, 08:46:29 pm
If that was my wound, I would need a medical professional to keep slapping my hand away when I started tugging at the loose ends......
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: spindrift on April 13, 2016, 08:47:12 pm
Big ring scars are useful if you want to explain them by saying you were attacked by a shark with very regular teeth.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hellymedic on April 13, 2016, 09:04:45 pm
If that was my wound, I would need a medical professional to keep slapping my hand away when I started tugging at the loose ends......

I think that blue thing is a drain, designed to vent Evil Fluids away from the flap wound so that the flap sticks and lives.
If blood and goo accumulate under a flap, it can Slough Off and Die.

Once a wound oozes less and the flap looks a Healthy Pink cf a Dusky Blue, the drain can be Pulled Out with ouchiness.

If the flap turns Black, a skin graft might be needed.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on April 14, 2016, 02:32:17 pm
Almost certainly not inflicted by a brake disc
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: zigzag on April 15, 2016, 11:19:24 am
apparently this incident was enough for uci to stop disc brake testing (http://www.uci.ch/pressreleases/the-uci-suspends-disc-brake-testing/) in pro races
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: caerau on April 15, 2016, 01:04:35 pm
Disc brake, apparently:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cf774CwUIAEkVRC.jpg)

http://cyclingtips.com/2016/04/ventoso-confirms-disc-brakes-sliced-his-leg-open-calls-for-action-on-giant-knives/ (http://cyclingtips.com/2016/04/ventoso-confirms-disc-brakes-sliced-his-leg-open-calls-for-action-on-giant-knives/)


Without the blue thing, this looks remarkable like my arm did after an operation in Feb.  I blame the surgeon, no a brake disc there - though he'd probably suggest it might have been an idea not to try cycling on ice.  O:-)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Vince on April 16, 2016, 05:03:02 am
Almost certainly not inflicted by a brake disc
What makes you say that Clarion?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fboab on April 16, 2016, 09:08:29 pm
How does the front of a left leg come into contact with a disc brake?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Tim Hall on April 16, 2016, 10:46:04 pm
How does the front of a left leg come into contact with a disc brake?
Going into the back of the bike in front according to the article.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on April 17, 2016, 12:32:58 am
Perhaps they were flying inverted?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 23, 2016, 07:12:06 pm
More likely to have been his own brake disc as it's a left leg, surely?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: rabbit on May 18, 2016, 02:45:38 pm
I thought I'd put these up here, but hey ho - here they are a bit late. Guess it's no secret I went a bit snap at the end of March. Didn't take long to fix up thanks to some great surgery at Gloucester Hospital.  The screw in my Scaphoid is an old injury.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/littlegirlbunny/12809535_10154060265257845_4935474744037496818_n%201_zpsx7uv0s0j.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/littlegirlbunny/media/12809535_10154060265257845_4935474744037496818_n%201_zpsx7uv0s0j.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/littlegirlbunny/12963847_10154195034487845_8669191578274888633_n_zpswfqylyr6.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/littlegirlbunny/media/12963847_10154195034487845_8669191578274888633_n_zpswfqylyr6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: barakta on May 18, 2016, 03:17:08 pm
Nice metal work there Rabbit. Hope your arm is healing well and you're getting as much use out of it as possible.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: caerau on May 18, 2016, 03:21:48 pm
How is it when the weather warms?


A colleague of mine at work has had a very similar operation recently - he got mugged to get his fracture - nice  >:( :(  - and he says the metal expands and contracts depending on the air temperature so he can feel a storm coming...  He can hardly hold a pen a few months after so I guess it's a little different.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fboab on June 05, 2016, 12:08:22 pm
Brace yourself, crash damage :o:
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Peter on June 06, 2016, 10:05:25 am
Nasty!  How's the rider?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: matthew on June 06, 2016, 10:07:14 am
It's the chip on the top tube that I can't understand how you did it.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Peter on June 06, 2016, 10:28:59 am
Dropped a chip on it?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on June 06, 2016, 01:45:26 pm
Somersaulting bikes and I guess your bars smacked the chip out the top tube.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Paul on June 06, 2016, 05:00:13 pm
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn6/gaydisco/DSCF3130.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/gaydisco/media/DSCF3130.jpg.html)

It was more impressive yesterday when, despite the relatively small damage, it bled enough to fill the well in my sandal with blood quite quickly.

How?

Sock-free, sandal-shod fettling: I dropped a rear wheel (no tube/tyre) on it.

Okay, maybe not strictly a cycling injury...
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Andrij on June 12, 2016, 12:42:14 pm
Wiped out last night avoiding some dozy pedestrains.

I am now minus one pair of dark blue trousers...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mnTYYNxEvi8/V11JUHd6cXI/AAAAAAAAEjY/35e5LjXa6hIe1Gxjq_18TMTir0OXiOlKQCCo/s800/20160611_200456.jpg)

... and a bit of blood.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-heuyF03Vip4/V11JUeTEHXI/AAAAAAAAEjY/U5Bx1tRpVWkiXdwm1h-NNZyE0BXOYGxqwCCo/s800/20160611_202601.jpg)

Above is my left knee.  Other injuries include bruised right knee, scraped right elbow, bruised right hand (base of thumb).  None of these others are really worth photographing.  My shirt maybe still be OK - will see what it looks like after a wash.  The bike seems fine.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Ruthie on June 12, 2016, 12:57:51 pm
Oh, dear, Andrij.  I hope you're not too hurty.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Andrij on June 12, 2016, 01:03:19 pm
Oh, dear, Andrij.  I hope you're not too hurty.

Other than the four contact points, I'm OK.  This comes as a pleasant surprise - my back has been giving me problems, on/off, for ages, so fully expected to be close to immobile this morning.  Thankfully, as is (relatively) well. :)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: zigzag on June 12, 2016, 04:33:46 pm
the tyres skidded on a wet super smooth descent into amalfi and i came to stop by sliding on my hip before the hairpin. lucky escape as other rider broke his femur..

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9n9-b2l2m0s/V11-ZcbB-EI/AAAAAAAAE_E/fN6G61YKmWs6D8AFibACQEFvYFKv8sL1ACCo/s640/2016-06-03%2B09.59.32c.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on June 13, 2016, 01:47:02 pm
the tyres skidded on a wet super smooth descent into amalfi and i came to stop by sliding on my hip before the hairpin. lucky escape as other rider broke his femur..

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9n9-b2l2m0s/V11-ZcbB-EI/AAAAAAAAE_E/fN6G61YKmWs6D8AFibACQEFvYFKv8sL1ACCo/s640/2016-06-03%2B09.59.32c.jpg)

The road rash looks sore but just look at what has happened to your John Thomas :o
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Si S on July 10, 2016, 07:21:49 am
Diesel and wet roads

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7691/28131592601_93931bc3d2_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JRTLoD)
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7315/28175524446_0ba8ecee1c_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JVLVNf)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on July 18, 2016, 08:27:58 pm
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/Photo0283.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/mattlangridge/media/Photo0283.jpg.html)

Not gory but fecking painful.

The mark on my knee is the exact profile of a Shimano SLX shifter lever. When negotiating a narrow gap, my right pedal hit the end of a board and stopped the bike briefly. My forward momentum and pedal action caused my knee to impact on the underside of the handlebar.

Ouch, ouch and fecking thrice ouch!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Ruthie on July 18, 2016, 09:23:56 pm
In a couple of days that will be much more impressive.  You need to photograph it again when it's finished.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Wowbagger on July 18, 2016, 09:26:23 pm
I could put up a photo of my sore arse from the Dun Run, but I don't think you would thank me. I will leave it to your imagination.

Edit: I should add that such a photo does not currently exist.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hellymedic on July 19, 2016, 12:18:24 am
I fell down 7 stairs last Monday.
I have some seriously unimpressive scuffs and bruises.
They are not worthy of a picture.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Peter on July 19, 2016, 12:21:45 am
Are the stairs ok?  (Sorry, but it seems de rigeur!)

Hope you're not too sore, Helly.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hellymedic on July 19, 2016, 01:38:17 am
Stairs are fine.
I am not sore.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Paul on July 19, 2016, 01:47:13 pm
No further steps required, then.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 26, 2016, 12:32:06 pm
I'm not grumpy, I'm bloody surly.
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8721/27945440223_03b770eb5a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JzrFLT)

What a waste of iron!
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8644/28482978511_e2a7db777a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KoWHbp)

The ouchy bit (biggerer and purplerer now)
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8390/27945449503_7df57146b7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JzrJwT)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Pancho on July 26, 2016, 01:09:01 pm
What happened? And what part of your anatomy is that? It must have leaked a bit to get blood all over the bike like that.

Hope you haven't done any lasting damage (to self or bike). A scar would be nice, though. I always feel cheated if I go through the pain of injury but don't end up with a decent scar.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 26, 2016, 03:51:17 pm
That's my left hip, on which I landed. The blood is from my right index finger, which got trapped and cut between brake lever and car door. I suspect it was the car door handle that did the actual cutting (which doc says was technically shearing; the skin has been removed widthwise so a little flap is missing, as opposed to a clean cut from eg a knife). Not long, only four stitches, but nice and deep. I think I saw a bit of bone in there.  :thumbsup:

As for the important stuff, there's a buckled front wheel, which is annoying cos I built that wheel myself, though less annoying cos it was a fairly old rim anyway. And it's not obvious in the photo but the r/h shifter is twisted on the bars; I'm hoping it's just twisted round not bent. Have to get it all checked out and consider whether it's worth claiming from the driver.

I already have a scar so I'm ok without one this time.  :D
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Peter on July 26, 2016, 06:02:33 pm
Cudzo, your bike is the correct colour - well done!  And get well!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: ElyDave on July 31, 2016, 02:23:02 pm
Lost today on my drive, one helping of dignity.

Managed 80km on the new recumbent with no incidents, no launch failures, then turning into my drive at the end of the ride, failed to unclip in time. A combination of hearing down, braking, steering and avoiding the old boy walking down the lane towards me.

Fell off right in front of him "I guess that's harder than it looks" he says.

Bike undamaged, elbow slightly grazed, and angry mark where the bar end caught my inner thigh.  Now more yellow and purple than the photo

(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa370/dneilson01/IMG_20160802_200442_zpsxgbv7nk2.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/dneilson01/media/IMG_20160802_200442_zpsxgbv7nk2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hellymedic on August 06, 2016, 01:02:41 am
Rabbit's posted a gut-wrenching video on Facebook. I don't think the victim is of this parish but it's pretty gory...
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: rabbit on August 06, 2016, 09:27:41 am
Rabbit's posted a gut-wrenching video on Facebook. I don't think the victim is of this parish but it's pretty gory...

He has done an Audax once or twice though  ;)

I've put it on youtube. Warning graphic content!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs2Mnl-v3zY

As one of our friends put it: MTBking. Just say NO!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fboab on August 15, 2016, 09:14:13 pm
(http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae7/fboab/20160815_173554.jpg)

When I go to the Hand Clinic I'll get to see the X-Rays, something I'm very much looking forward to, as one of the 'poses' was flipping the bird.

There's a flake of bone off the joint. I got them to put the lolly stick (I think they call it something else in Hospitals) in the strapping so I could still use STIs.

This is the same finger I broke in 1997. The other 9 have remained intact, seems quite unfair on the poor digit. I now have to decide which is the sacrificial pair of mitts...
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Ruthie on August 15, 2016, 09:17:38 pm
Oh, well done that fboab!  What better way to celebrate your hyper-randonneur year?   :thumbsup:   :facepalm:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fboab on August 15, 2016, 09:29:59 pm
Oh, well done that fboab!  What better way to celebrate your hyper-randonneur year?   :thumbsup:   :facepalm:

By becoming a regular at Redcar minor injuries unit!  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hellymedic on August 26, 2016, 01:51:39 pm
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/richard-branson-cheats-death-in-horrific-bike-crash-on-british-virgin-islands-a3330571.html (http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/richard-branson-cheats-death-in-horrific-bike-crash-on-british-virgin-islands-a3330571.html)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Ruthie on August 26, 2016, 02:03:03 pm
Apparently, he was wearing a helmet.  It saved his life.

Not following his bike over the cliff may also have played a part, I reckon.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hellymedic on August 26, 2016, 02:28:30 pm
I was underwhelmed by some of the injuries TBH but I am a Hardened Doc.
YMMV.

[OT] 'Underwhelmed' features in this week's BMJ.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Ruthie on August 26, 2016, 02:29:28 pm
I felt the same way Helly, he's not really a stoic is he?

You need to try harder if you want to impress us!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: matthew on August 26, 2016, 02:57:51 pm
Unlike the cyclist on a recent BBC 'An hour to save your life' programme who had head butted a cattle grid. he rode a further couple of miles to a pub to seek assistance and then was air ambulanced into A&E. Severe damage to lower lip, jaw teeth etc. and fully lucid but then suffered a stroke in A&E because the head impact had resulted in a tear to his Carotid artery that then shed a clot into the brain.  :o

Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Pancho on August 26, 2016, 08:41:13 pm
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/richard-branson-cheats-death-in-horrific-bike-crash-on-british-virgin-islands-a3330571.html (http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/richard-branson-cheats-death-in-horrific-bike-crash-on-british-virgin-islands-a3330571.html)

These things happen when you cross Corbyn!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: DrMekon on September 21, 2016, 03:48:17 pm
# I gotta broken face,
Uh-hu, uh-hu, uh-hu, uh-hu, ooo

(https://scontent.fman2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t34.0-12/14397891_10101900287011760_692126875_n.jpg?oh=89427af1f65017cd8066e05f7e0e1983&oe=57E4D0F7)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: clarion on September 21, 2016, 04:13:17 pm
Good grief!  How's the bike?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hellymedic on September 21, 2016, 04:41:30 pm
See thread in 'On The Road'...
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: DrMekon on September 21, 2016, 05:58:05 pm
Good grief!  How's the bike?

Trek will write off according to LBS.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: ElyDave on September 22, 2016, 07:09:23 am
bloomin 'eck.

GWS.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on May 11, 2017, 10:08:26 pm
Elbow:
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/gore/IMG_20170511_193753.sized.jpg)

Arse isn't getting uploaded, you'll have to use your imagination.  Unless you're barakta or nikki.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on May 11, 2017, 10:31:45 pm
Will you upload another when it's gone purple?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on May 11, 2017, 10:33:25 pm
Will you upload another when it's gone purple?

I suppose so.  Phantasmagoriana would be disappointed if I didn't.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Basil on May 11, 2017, 10:40:23 pm
Bloody hell, Kim.  Can I suggest that you don't do whatever you did?

Gws..



*Dons Nikki disguise*
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on May 11, 2017, 10:41:56 pm
Bloody hell, Kim.  Can I suggest that you don't do whatever you did?

Yeah.  Having tried it, I'm going to go back to not doing it from now on.

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=11510.msg2166545#msg2166545 for those who haven't spotted the thread yet.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: sojournermike on May 11, 2017, 11:33:55 pm
Ouch, hope you recover quickly Kim.

Mike
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: T42 on May 12, 2017, 08:09:44 am
Hmm, that looks a bit too familiar. Hope it doesn't give you too much grief. Ditto a posteriori.

A thought for chum Lars, who braked with his face in 2011.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on May 12, 2017, 01:13:49 pm
Arse isn't getting uploaded, you'll have to use your imagination.

I think this says enough:

(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/gore/2017_05_12_12_43_11.sized.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Jaded on May 12, 2017, 03:00:57 pm
That'll buff out.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Ashaman42 on May 12, 2017, 03:04:35 pm
I think a buff would tend to stick
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: JonBuoy on May 12, 2017, 03:07:04 pm
I think you definitely need a change of pants after that.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Jurek on May 12, 2017, 03:08:13 pm
I had a pair of motorcycle leathers that looked a bit like that, with key-shaped and coin-shaped holes worn through the rear pockets thanks to an unscheduled  flying lesson along the A40 outside the Guinness brewery.
I think it was the metalwork in my pockets which mitigated what could've been much more serious damage to my arse.
As it happens, I fractured an elbow.
Bike looked good as it overtook me on its side, throwing a plume of orange sparks in an arc across the night sky.
ETA:
Armco barrier looks quite unusual when you are looking up at it.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 12, 2017, 03:09:55 pm
Looks like the pad did protect your arse from worse injury.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on May 12, 2017, 05:19:43 pm
Looks like the pad did protect your arse from worse injury.

Less than it looks, as the damage went down the left side of the pad somewhat, and the pad mostly protects non-sticky-outy-bits.  As far as I can work out, after the right elbow impact I must have been pulling myself up onto the sliding bike with my left arm, which is why that side of my arse took the brunt of the abrasion, and my right leg and shoulder are completely uninjured.

There's a low level ache from my right hip that suggests some unnatural contortion at some point.  I also have no memory of unclipping.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 12, 2017, 05:37:41 pm
Ok, it was just the seemingly undamaged pad being visible under the shredded outer material made me think that.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on May 12, 2017, 05:39:55 pm
It's clearly made of sturdier (or perhaps more heat-tolerant) stuff.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Tom M on May 19, 2017, 10:56:06 am
Cycling friend's MTB related off yesterday. I believe 'stuff' oozing out is fat  :sick:

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/Superted_photos/Stan1_zpsmwlxn9td.png) (http://s81.photobucket.com/user/Superted_photos/media/Stan1_zpsmwlxn9td.png.html)

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/Superted_photos/Stan2_zpsbgmpllvo.jpg) (http://s81.photobucket.com/user/Superted_photos/media/Stan2_zpsbgmpllvo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Ruthie on May 25, 2017, 08:06:22 pm
What did the damage?  A bike component, or a bit of landscape?

In lesser news, it's a good idea to wear sleeveless cycling jerseys if you plan on wearing sleeveless dresses.  Avoids clashing tan lines, y'see.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4274/34758369581_6cbe7a3f8b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UXtJja)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/UXtJja) by Ruth Irving (https://www.flickr.com/photos/106826773@N02/), on Flickr

It seems it's also a good idea to keep up with the yoga.  Not bendy enough to get full coverage.  FFS.  That'll hurt tomorrow.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: zigzag on September 01, 2017, 05:01:37 pm
a really stupid* tumble today, really glad i had my mitts on
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170901/ef2457942ed440c00e9cb39b1e2c5cf8.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170901/5e274c8c193275f66b8de8665c8eee18.jpg)

*jumped on a raised curb without accounting for a heavy rucksack on my back; front wheel slid along the curb, i slid on the pavement
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Paul on September 01, 2017, 07:15:14 pm
In lesser news, it's a good idea to wear sleeveless cycling jerseys if you plan on wearing sleeveless dresses.  Avoids clashing tan lines, y'see.

That'll hurt tomorrow.

Ouch.

(Did it?)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Paul on September 01, 2017, 07:16:55 pm
a really stupid* tumble today, really glad i had my mitts on

*jumped on a raised curb without accounting for a heavy rucksack on my back; front wheel slid along the curb, i slid on the pavement

Double ouch. But it's drying up well. There'll be some good picking there.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Ruthie on September 01, 2017, 10:19:55 pm
In lesser news, it's a good idea to wear sleeveless cycling jerseys if you plan on wearing sleeveless dresses.  Avoids clashing tan lines, y'see.

That'll hurt tomorrow.

Ouch.

(Did it?)

Certainly did - for a few days  ;D

Nice work, zigzag.  Why wasn't your elbow wearing a helmet thobut?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: ElyDave on September 01, 2017, 10:38:17 pm
a really stupid* tumble today, really glad i had my mitts on

*jumped on a raised curb without accounting for a heavy rucksack on my back; front wheel slid along the curb, i slid on the pavement

Ouch! My sister did something similar a few years ago, but also managed to crack her head on something as well.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: spindrift on September 19, 2017, 01:09:57 pm
Happy Birthday Lauren Dolan:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKFIzjIXcAAgNx8.jpg)

Stitched up:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKFMSmeXcAE7mfT.jpg)

https://twitter.com/LaurenDolan_99/status/910092493659803649

Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on October 09, 2017, 09:04:05 pm
Looks like I got a prize to go with the COR award for best route (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=104696.msg2215861#msg2215861):

(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/gore/2017_10_09_20_52_59.sized.jpg)

That's probably the most impressive cycling injury I've achieved without actually falling off a bike.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: andrewc on October 09, 2017, 09:31:22 pm
Blimey  :jurek:   That's impressive  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Pingu on October 09, 2017, 09:39:05 pm
Another good effort, Kim  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: benborp on October 11, 2017, 07:06:41 am
Just checking, but the whole leg is still attached, right?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on October 11, 2017, 02:26:51 pm
Just checking, but the whole leg is still attached, right?

Yep.  It still works, too.  Though I'm staying on-road for the time being.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: mcshroom on October 26, 2017, 12:49:07 pm
Yesterday's leaf related effort on my hip: -
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4505/37235586024_1d32faba38_z.jpg)
No weird colours which is a surprise
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hellymedic on October 26, 2017, 12:52:10 pm
'This photo is no longer available'
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: mcshroom on October 26, 2017, 12:52:33 pm
Try again
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hellymedic on October 26, 2017, 12:53:59 pm
Got it now. Ouchy!
Mend well soon!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Moleman76 on December 05, 2017, 01:33:40 am
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213392954711983&set=gm.880636968771883&type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213392954711983&set=gm.880636968771883&type=3)

not me, fortunately.

Rest of post said they medical staff had to put the cyclist under anesthesia to ease his woes
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: nikki on March 07, 2018, 09:18:51 am
Just ripped off a large amount of toenail after catching it on a brake lever.
I know, I know...
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: andrewc on March 07, 2018, 12:41:30 pm
You are not supposed to steer with your feet on the handlebars  ;)

  GWS.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Torslanda on April 02, 2018, 10:47:53 pm
Just ripped off a large amount of toenail after catching it on a brake lever.
I know, I know...

Probably best you haven't posted a picture.

How the hell did you manage that?(!)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hellymedic on April 02, 2018, 10:52:08 pm
Suspect it were not firmly attached due to fungal or other badness...
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 03, 2018, 07:36:47 pm
Yebbut it's braking with the toes that is... striking.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: nikki on April 03, 2018, 08:21:02 pm

Just ripped off a large amount of toenail after catching it on a brake lever.
I know, I know...

How the hell did you manage that?(!)

Bike upside-down on the floor whilst I changed tyres over. Barefoot.


Yebbut it's braking with the toes that is... striking.

Not as much as braking with the nose.

(click to show/hide)


Do try and keep up...



Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 03, 2018, 08:32:12 pm
Brains for dinner!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on April 03, 2018, 08:37:29 pm
That's the sort of tertiary ablative braking system injury that makes me feel better about losing all the skin off my arse.   :hand:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: andrewc on April 03, 2018, 09:15:18 pm
Blimey !  I remember when all the girls wore make up like that !
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: cygnet on April 26, 2018, 01:00:51 pm
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/943/39907445220_6b80c51476.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23Nu67m)Ouch (https://flic.kr/p/23Nu67m) by Alcedoatthis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/65361243@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 26, 2018, 01:38:04 pm
Very ouch!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fboab on April 26, 2018, 03:58:01 pm
Ow!
Sam- is that really a blue lights selfie??
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: cygnet on April 26, 2018, 05:04:11 pm
Yes, before they started cleaning it/me up!
(It's from 12 days ago, not another injury -  just got round to downloading photographs)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on April 26, 2018, 06:29:07 pm
Ough!  Is the bike okay?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: cygnet on April 26, 2018, 09:40:28 pm
I'll find out next week. (busy bike shop now that the weather is nice for commuters)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: menthel on April 27, 2018, 10:35:55 am
Even earlier than my A&E resus selfie, nice work!

Heal up soon.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hellymedic on April 27, 2018, 02:38:14 pm
Ouch!
Mend well and fast!

Am I correct in thinking there is Much Blood and comparatively small wound?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: mattc on April 27, 2018, 03:04:33 pm
Ouch!
Mend well and fast!

Am I correct in thinking there is Much Blood and comparatively small wound?
A friend was first on the scene of Sam's little incident. If I understood correctly, there was a busted coke bottle involved, so Sam appeared to be lying in about 3 pints of blood from a head-wound. Luckily things weren't so bad  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: cygnet on April 30, 2018, 09:19:28 pm
That is true although everything on my face is/was blood. When I opened my eyes I couldn't see out of that one. Fortunately that was just because of the blood covering it..

Matt; many thanks to your friend BTW.  Of the three that stopped the only one who's name I got was Vicky?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: zigzag on July 18, 2018, 04:37:14 pm
my legs/feet after falling off-road a dozen times, riding through brambles and nettles in wet shoes&socks full of sand for four days solid. is there a way to get rid of "old mop" smell from the shoes?
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180718/8b96d44831a68517b1c35c3789d9b6fb.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Porkins on July 18, 2018, 05:24:41 pm
I'm afraid I didn't get an X-Ray or a scan of my fractured skull and brain damage. It would have been a bit rude to ask when I was legging it out of the hospital to avoid the bill.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on July 18, 2018, 05:28:56 pm
my legs/feet after falling off-road a dozen times, riding through brambles and nettles in wet shoes&socks full of sand for four days solid. is there a way to get rid of "old mop" smell from the shoes?
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180718/8b96d44831a68517b1c35c3789d9b6fb.jpg)

It's enough to put you right off cycling, isn't it?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Hot Flatus on July 18, 2018, 05:37:06 pm
my legs/feet after falling off-road a dozen times, riding through brambles and nettles in wet shoes&socks full of sand for four days solid. is there a way to get rid of "old mop" smell from the shoes?
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180718/8b96d44831a68517b1c35c3789d9b6fb.jpg)

Yes. Some washing machines have a sports shoe cycle.

Then...fill a sock with Bicarb of soda, stuff it in shoe and leave for a few days
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: zigzag on July 18, 2018, 06:10:02 pm
my legs/feet after falling off-road a dozen times, riding through brambles and nettles in wet shoes&socks full of sand for four days solid. is there a way to get rid of "old mop" smell from the shoes?
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180718/8b96d44831a68517b1c35c3789d9b6fb.jpg)

It's enough to put you right off cycling, isn't it?
too right, it is. for three days.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Pickled Onion on July 19, 2018, 07:56:18 am
I'm afraid I didn't get an X-Ray or a scan of my fractured skull and brain damage. It would have been a bit rude to ask when I was legging it out of the hospital to avoid the bill.

Where were/are you?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Porkins on July 19, 2018, 11:55:32 am
That was in San Francisco. But I'm a London resident.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: perpetual dan on July 21, 2018, 10:07:42 pm
Came off on a junction today. After the fact was a flat front tyre, so I'm guessing that as a cause as the road surface wasn't that bad. Grazed knee and elbow, feel a bit bumped and cross, but so far not too sore.

https://twitter.com/between_beyond/status/1020715974947999745?s=19 (https://twitter.com/between_beyond/status/1020715974947999745?s=19)

Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: ElyDave on November 07, 2018, 08:43:50 pm
Elbow first at A&E, then a few days later, bruises developing.

Not broke, luckily, haven't got the pelvis pics yet.


(https://i.imgur.com/gaTecAx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/k8aU6zl.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on November 18, 2018, 05:39:31 pm
Ouch!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: andytheflyer on November 18, 2018, 09:16:11 pm
Elbow first at A&E, then a few days later, bruises developing.

Not broke, luckily, haven't got the pelvis pics yet.


(https://i.imgur.com/gaTecAx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/k8aU6zl.jpg)

After an off on a very rural lane, strewn with gravel, when the front tyre on my 700c 'highracer blew, I had something similar, but with added gravel rash, fortunately not penetrating the joint sac.

I took the hint and bought some elbow protectors - the MTB and BMX guys use them. Needless to say, I've not called them into service yet, despite wearing them every time I ride a 'bent.  They get a bit sweaty in the summer and can cramp the inside of the elbow a bit, but I reckoned that that's preferable to an infected joint.  Had keyhole surgery on a shoulder a few years ago - that got infected.  It was bloody painful,as in screaming in the middle of the night painful, and I spent 17 days in hospital on intravenous antibiotics. Not doing that again......

Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 10, 2018, 12:34:58 pm
Me feeling sorry for myself after my e bike off and rib breakage.

I'm not sure if that is a bit of bruising on the left side of my rib cage? The chin claret is a result of chin/ stem interface when the bike landed on top of me. 2 stitches as a result. Those stick pads hurt going on, even with very light pressure. Some of them hurt coming off as they took hair with them!

Intravenous painkiller line is functioning out of shot via back of right hand.

What a muppet ::-)

(https://i.imgur.com/AI72c9l.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on December 10, 2018, 12:58:26 pm
Bonus points for the machine that goes PING!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 10, 2018, 01:25:55 pm
You don't get many gore points for that photo but it does score far more highly on the worryingometer than some with gallons of blood, splinters of bone poking through skin and the whole explosion in McDonald's effect.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: paul851 on December 11, 2018, 09:13:09 pm
Thrown off the bike this morning and ended up using my face as an emergency brake🙁 Also managed to break four ribs,puncture a lung and break my hip socket 🤕(https://i.imgur.com/r65c2hA.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on December 11, 2018, 09:17:35 pm
Bloody hell.  GWS!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Pingu on December 11, 2018, 09:22:34 pm
Ouchy  :o GWS.

How's the bike?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Paul on December 11, 2018, 09:28:54 pm
That’s awful! I’m stunned that you’re able even to tell us already.

GWS.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hatler on December 11, 2018, 09:43:07 pm
Bloody hell. How on earth did your glasses survive that ?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hellymedic on December 11, 2018, 09:50:59 pm
Ouchy!

Mend well and fast!

Another fractured acetabulum! Seem not uncommon in this parish...
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 11, 2018, 11:27:33 pm
Ouch indeed :o

Take it easy and GWS
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 12, 2018, 10:32:37 am
Oof! Never mind GWS just recover!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: andytheflyer on December 12, 2018, 11:07:37 am
Ow, that looks painful, and the hip socket will take a while to get over, so GWS.

A bit late now, but may I respectfully suggest that you try a recumbent (says he, making the leaping assumption that you fell off a DF bike)?  It's not so far to fall, you almost certainly won't go over the 'bars, and you are less likely to get road rash where it shows!  That's assuming that your nearest and dearest let you anywhere near a bike, of any form, ever again......
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fboab on December 12, 2018, 11:27:26 am
O, you did that properly!

No laughter for you for a few weeks..
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on December 12, 2018, 01:44:00 pm
A bit late now, but may I respectfully suggest that you try a recumbent (says he, making the leaping assumption that you fell off a DF bike)?  It's not so far to fall, you almost certainly won't go over the 'bars, and you are less likely to get road rash where it shows!  That's assuming that your nearest and dearest let you anywhere near a bike, of any form, ever again......

While I am a subscriber to the lying-down-on-the-job-means-fewer[1]-broken-bones-when-you-cock-it-up theory of bicycle crashes, and that given the choice I'd certainly opt to use my arse as a tertiary ablative braking system in preference to my face, I can assure you that serious road rash where you don't really want to show anyone is its own special flavour of type 2 fun...   :hand:

I also note that 'trying a recumbent' is a great way for otherwise experienced upright cyclists to fall off a bike, and certainly not something I'd recommend when it's slippery.


[1] Hips and elbows are still on the agenda if you land hard enough, thobut.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: ElyDave on December 12, 2018, 04:01:39 pm
Ouch indeed.

With a currently healing pelvic fracture 1) I feel your pain, GWS   2) mine was on a recumbent, didn't prevent road rash or other anatomical bits hitting the floor.

If they give you painkillers, take them, that'll sting in the morning.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on December 12, 2018, 04:14:27 pm
That looks proper painful.

Proper job.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: andrewc on December 12, 2018, 05:43:27 pm
Ouch!  Heal well & quickly.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 12, 2018, 08:44:40 pm
A bit late now, but may I respectfully suggest that you try a recumbent (says he, making the leaping assumption that you fell off a DF bike)?  It's not so far to fall, you almost certainly won't go over the 'bars, and you are less likely to get road rash where it shows!  That's assuming that your nearest and dearest let you anywhere near a bike, of any form, ever again......

While I am a subscriber to the lying-down-on-the-job-means-fewer[1]-broken-bones-when-you-cock-it-up theory of bicycle crashes, and that given the choice I'd certainly opt to use my arse as a tertiary ablative braking system in preference to my face, I can assure you that serious road rash where you don't really want to show anyone is its own special flavour of type 2 fun...   :hand:

I also note that 'trying a recumbent' is a great way for otherwise experienced upright cyclists to fall off a bike, and certainly not something I'd recommend when it's slippery.


[1] Hips and elbows are still on the agenda if you land hard enough, thobut.
Last time I fell off (knocked off in fact), I landed on my hip but my only injury was a cut index finger (on car door handle). Obviously this is no guarantee of anything but demonstrates the possibility of landing on your hip from a DF without injuring it.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on December 12, 2018, 09:01:17 pm
I'm reasonably sure that it's possibly to fall off a bicycle without injuring any given body part, with the bizarre exception of the left elbow.  Somehow I manage to graze that even if I fall on my right side.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Ham on December 12, 2018, 11:28:54 pm
Impressive, GWS.

PS trying to win this thread doesn't actually get you a prize.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: paul851 on December 13, 2018, 10:42:36 am
Impressive, GWS.
 
PS trying to win this thread doesn't actually get you a prize.

It’s not the winning though is it ? it’s the taking part   ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: ElyDave on December 13, 2018, 11:09:24 am
Impressive, GWS.
 
PS trying to win this thread doesn't actually get you a prize.

It’s not the winning though is it ? it’s the taking part   ;D  ;D

A new Audax category?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: mattc on December 13, 2018, 03:21:04 pm
BeRTY ?

(Broken bones Round The Year)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: ElyDave on December 13, 2018, 08:32:33 pm
FaRTY

Fractures round the year
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Pedal Castro on December 13, 2018, 08:44:26 pm
Stop it!

I’ve broken at least one bone each of the last three winters (average of 4.3/year), I’m aiming to go the whole of this winter in one piece.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: pdm on December 13, 2018, 09:02:04 pm
Ouch! Condolences, Paul. I feel your pain.
GWS!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: zigzag on February 16, 2019, 02:22:44 pm
mist, greasy negative camber roundabout -> deck

more miffed about the damaged assos kit than the grazes tbh

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190216/6ac1454640c611e386d4bce41f9d518c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190216/b7b846d48baa1d799562ad318d0062c3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190216/407c419f3f3f18fe1a4fc0a81380dc0d.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Syd on February 16, 2019, 04:38:59 pm
Chainring got me on my left leg when I was hit by a car several years ago.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7814/46199972335_faf87e42e4_b_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Syd on February 16, 2019, 04:53:24 pm
Came off on black ice two years ago. Colles fracture:-

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7906/46390032384_c01fecf6a5_z_d.jpg)

And the K-wiring that temporarily held stuff together:-

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7801/40149112813_65440e08b6_k_d.jpg)

How the xray looked with the wires in:-

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7923/47113833711_53d160f65d_k_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hulver on February 18, 2019, 10:30:19 am
Came off this morning. First time in quite a few years.

Going down the hill towards a mini roundabout, lots of traffic queuing on the road I want to join. I decide to cut across the pavement and the pub car park to join the traffic further up. Steering towards a "dropped" kerb, I was thinking "Oh dear, that doesn't look very dropped" and indeed the bike decided that it wan't going up that kerb, but was going to go straight on while I carried on moving to the left.

So, hit the deck pretty hard. Must have looked pretty spectacular. Quite a few people stopped to check if I was ok. The morrisons delivery driver who stopped flagged down a passing ambulance. They had a quick look, and gave me a lift home.

(https://i.imgur.com/ZAkXi8D.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7fYJoTt.jpg)

There is some gore under the shredded longs as well, but I've stuck a dressing on it now and didn't get a picture.

My whole upper body aches, I hit the ground pretty hard.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: perpetual dan on February 18, 2019, 12:02:40 pm
That looks sore. I hope the head (in particular) isn't as bumped inside as it looks outside. I hope you're having a nice cup of tea and taking it easy.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hulver on February 18, 2019, 12:46:05 pm
Aye, it's a bit sore now. Fortunately I think I scraped it rather than bouncing.

Cup of tea consumed, I think i might have another one. Been quite thirsty since, drinking plenty of water though.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: andyoxon on February 21, 2019, 11:49:34 am
Came off this am, early on in the commute, turning right at a mini rab (fortunately quiet at half term).  I picked a line, and not fast either, between the white circle and the arrows and the bike just went from under, so the road must simply have been slippery for some reason.  The tarmac on this section is new and pretty smooth, which is good, and bad.   So I managed to graze my knee and upper thigh, and with the lycra all intact somehow.  Base of thumb aches a bit a lot, but was wearing double mitts - so this probably could have been worse...

Thanks to the driver who parked up, and came to see if I was OK.   :)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7801/47113415692_e618f95708.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eMfz5y)IMG_20190221 (https://flic.kr/p/2eMfz5y) by a oxon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145942400@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7879/47113415742_d0b331fa26.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eMfz6q)IMG_20190221 (https://flic.kr/p/2eMfz6q) by a oxon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145942400@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7886/47113415752_97d7280c80.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eMfz6A)Slippery - 21022019 (https://flic.kr/p/2eMfz6A) by a oxon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145942400@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Paul on February 21, 2019, 11:05:28 pm
That’ll make fine pickin’.

Scab (and heal) well soon.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: andyoxon on February 21, 2019, 11:35:31 pm
yay scabs to pick.   Every cloud...    ;D

Thanks.   :)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: mattc on February 22, 2019, 12:15:00 pm
Glad you've survived another battle with only minor wounds Andy!

Small selfish question from me: can you explain where that is? Even just transcribe the place-names on the signs, I can't read them on the version my PC is serving up :(

(I might be able to unselfishly spread the word)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: andyoxon on February 22, 2019, 01:24:42 pm
 :)  tis here (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.6748357,-1.2869918,3a,75y,183.77h,86.01t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sqVE_X7KVHKGe09sNKHOUWg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DqVE_X7KVHKGe09sNKHOUWg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D355.96375%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100)

The fall really took me by surprise since I wasn't turning fast, and I avoided (I think) the white paint.  Could be fuel on the road - not sure.

On future occaasions I may well turn right by  going to the right of the central circle, so less of an angle of turn.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: zigzag on March 29, 2019, 06:31:11 pm
a minor one - shin/pedal interface with some bonus swelling:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190329/22a34a76949eb0b11391c262485b8a7b.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Wolfie on April 02, 2019, 07:39:30 pm
https://www.flickr.com/photos/cdjohnson12/46608614775/in/dateposted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/cdjohnson12/46800362594/in/dateposted-public/

Unscheduled visitation from a pack of feral dogs.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Paul on April 02, 2019, 07:43:52 pm
Hell’s bells. Are those dog bite/claw marks?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Wolfie on April 02, 2019, 07:47:15 pm
Hell’s bells. Are those dog bite/claw marks?

Yes dog bite and various teeth marks. There were also some on the other side of my calf. The later infection was not good. Antibiotics for 3 weeks and I can advise against having to have rabies injections.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Paul on April 02, 2019, 07:57:24 pm
Where did it happen?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on April 02, 2019, 07:58:55 pm
Looks like Istanbul going by the map on Flickr.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: andrewc on April 02, 2019, 08:39:33 pm
Ouch!  Makes my encounter with a French hound last year seem trivial.  I can still, just about see the teeth marks.  A week of antibiotics, and after a chat with the Pasteur Institute in Paris no need for rabies treatment.


Heal quickly, looks quite a trip from the pics following the bite marks.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Wolfie on April 03, 2019, 04:43:32 am
Thanks everyone, it was Istanbul. There are lots of big feral dogs. It was quite scary really.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: andytheflyer on April 03, 2019, 02:01:18 pm
Thanks everyone, it was Istanbul. There are lots of big feral dogs. It was quite scary really.

I set the world land speed record for a Turkish BSO-MTB some years ago when chased by one of those Turkish sheepdogs out near Gallipoli. Really concentrated the mind for about 30 seconds.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: ElyDave on April 05, 2019, 07:06:28 am
Hell’s bells. Are those dog bite/claw marks?

Yes dog bite and various teeth marks. There were also some on the other side of my calf. The later infection was not good. Antibiotics for 3 weeks and I can advise against having to have rabies injections.

Would that be the purple one? Stung quite a bit iirc
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on April 05, 2019, 12:12:49 pm
As someone who manages her fear of dogs in the same way as her fears of heights and cars.... *shudder*
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: mcshroom on May 22, 2019, 07:11:11 pm
Falling off on gravel stings a bit!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47910085871_fc8ec5df55_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fZDHni)Gravel rash (https://flic.kr/p/2fZDHni) by Marcus Coupe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/128819129@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: iddu on June 14, 2019, 01:41:29 pm
Arse...still sore 3 weeks after avoiding walker while descending Beeding Hill on SDW at R9, getting rutted and coming off, so go to get it checked out.

(https://i.imgur.com/0nj7wyJ.jpg)

Classic Bennett's fracture https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bennett%27s_fracture (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bennett%27s_fracture), 4-5mm longitudinal crack, with joint intrusion that'll probably need sorting once it's knitted...

They're right, we're doomed w/o opposable thumbs ;D
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hatler on June 14, 2019, 08:04:57 pm
Arse...still sore 3 weeks after avoiding walker while descending Beeding Hill on SDW at R9, getting rutted and coming off, so go to get it checked out.
R9 ?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Ashaman42 on June 14, 2019, 08:48:00 pm
A relative speed where R1 is the maximum safe/sensible speed for the given conditions/vehicle.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: hatler on June 14, 2019, 11:05:59 pm
Ah. Thank you. Very familiar with speeds way in excess of R1 on the SDW.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: delthebike on September 05, 2019, 03:45:32 pm
Hit and run this morning!
Took some skin off a finger when it pushed the light cluster in, on the brakes at the time. Driver was stopped, blamed me blah blah, told them to pull over there and they made off behind Rayleigh station. I chased them but they got away in the back doubles there. No reg. no.

(https://i.imgur.com/vaJkbqr.jpg)
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: FatBloke on September 05, 2019, 07:31:04 pm
No reg. no.

Bugger!  Hope it heals quickly!!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Basil on September 05, 2019, 09:43:48 pm
Bad lunch Del. Glad you managed to damage the car's light cluster.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: ElyDave on September 15, 2019, 08:58:00 am
(https://i.imgur.com/81d4ak4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WA5dzHh.jpg)

On a timed run for my on-line TT group, tractor pulled out from my right at a T-junction and I had a choice of go round it possibly into traffic, or hug the kerb.  I hugged the kerb and got clipped by the rear wheel of the trailer as I came to a halt.

Details exchanged
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: perpetual dan on September 15, 2019, 10:20:48 pm
That looks like an unpleasant mix of actually sore and too close for comfort. I hope you heal well.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Chris S on September 16, 2019, 09:03:38 pm
So there I was, still a bit sleepy from sleep - at the Tassimo, getting a coffee sometime around 9am on a Saturday. Fboab was out on a Veloviewer square bagging mission. I've tried to get into that shit, but it's still a Work in Progress.

My phone rings. It's Fboab.

Me: "Hi"
Fboab: "Hfffts...  jddsjhhh askkllojd"
Me: "Huh? You broke up a bit - say that again?"
Fboab: "FFFPpspps hughsga... barrier. I may have passed out"
Me: "Where are you?"
Fboab: "Towton Battlefield trail. Hang on... there's a guy with a dog"

Phone goes dead.

Phone rings.

Me: "Hello"
Guy with a dog: "Hi, is that Chris? I'm here with Li***** Fboab. She's come off her bike, we've called her an ambulance."
Me: "OK, how's she doing?"
Guy with a dog: "She's a little woozy, so she's lying on the grass, but she's talking. Her hands hurt, and she's clearly banged her head"
Me: "Keep me posted"
Guy with a dog: "Here's the ambulance. I'll call you back".

Phone rings.

Me: "Hi"
Guy with a dog: "Hi, OK she's on her way to York A&E"
Me: "Thank you so much for helping her."
Guy with a dog: "No worries. Her bike is here, but there's a lady who can take it back to her house - she has a van."
Me: "That's great, put her on...."

Aaaand so on.

Five hours in York A&E later

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48744957283_c5583bd172_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hgqDxZ)

Also a broken finger. Not the impact kinda break - a bend the finger back so far it breaks kinda break  :sick:.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: ElyDave on September 16, 2019, 09:11:45 pm
Ouch, heal quickly!

I'm now going similar shades down the back of my hand and inside the ankle, though far less painfull than anticipated.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 16, 2019, 10:10:16 pm
Ouch you two! Heal well.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Kim on September 16, 2019, 11:08:53 pm
My phone rings. It's Fboab.

...proving (as if it were needed) that you don't need cars to fuck yourself up on a bike.

GWS!
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Ruthie on September 17, 2019, 08:41:07 pm
Oh FFS fboab.  What are you like.

You look like a domestic abuse victim.  'Sept the perp is your bloody bike.

Are you okay?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: Tim Hall on September 17, 2019, 10:43:18 pm
Oh noes! Get better quickly.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: perpetual dan on September 17, 2019, 11:55:17 pm
I hope that gets better soon. How's the wooziness?
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: fboab on September 20, 2019, 09:24:26 am
There's nothing finer than turning up at a Difficult Supplier Meeting in Livingston looking like yer man likes a drrrrink. Unless it's trying to move house when you can't use your hands.
Title: Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
Post by: PaulR on September 22, 2019, 07:11:11 pm
Not directly cycling, nor do I have a gory photo. I was pottering in the shed sorting out some wall-mounted bike tool storage which involved whittling the plastic holder for a set of Allen keys.  Stanley knife sliced off the top of my left index finger.  Stupid stupid stupid.  Mrs R helped to pack the finger up reasonably well and I finished off some lightweight pottering.  Then I found the tip of my finger on a shelf in the shed and felt a bit queasy. 

Will see how things go.  Need to restock the first aid kit in the morning.