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Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« 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:

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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.


onb

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Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2009, 12:09:03 pm »



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FatBloke

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Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2009, 12:25:51 pm »


Best I can do.  :-\
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Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2009, 12:45:39 pm »
Post 2- i count fourteen stitches?

(and regret slightly starting the thread)

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Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2009, 12:56:04 pm »
Post 2- i count fourteen stitches?

14 staples I think you'll find.
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Fixedwheelnut

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Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #5 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.  ::-) :)

 

"Don't stop pedalling"

onb

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Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2009, 02:23:36 pm »
Some mighty fine pickin' on this one:



Belonging to a fixie chick late of this parish:



(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...

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Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2009, 03:27:42 pm »






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Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2009, 03:32:04 pm »




Shocking looking Brown Ant infestation you had there.

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Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2009, 04:27:54 pm »
Pothole hidden under an innocuous puddle results in trashed frame, forks, wheel & face:




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Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #12 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  |  24hrs later
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

pdm

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Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2009, 07:49:42 pm »
Not quite as gory as some: The result of a fork failure one dark November evening.....


Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #14 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.

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Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #15 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!
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Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2009, 09:16:23 pm »
Not quite as gory as some: The result of a fork failure one dark November evening.....



Ouch! Nice interpretation of the Jupiter storm cloud though.
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Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2009, 09:53:08 pm »
Black ice.



Note the jersey was unscathed and is still for sale, for Liz's TRAT fund  ;)
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Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #18 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.









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Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #19 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.
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Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2009, 11:45:32 pm »
After sticking my foot in my front wheel on the dunrun a couple of years ago:



The scab under my nose was the worst. 

Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2009, 11:54:27 pm »
Me after headbutting the pavement in November:

It didn't look at all like that in the photographs

Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2009, 12:19:55 am »
Your forum name suddenly makes sense.

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Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #23 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  :)





Here's the bike:



::-)
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Re: Cycling injuries- the gorier the better.
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2009, 01:55:37 pm »
After falling full weight onto the end of another riders handlebars-


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:
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