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    So I fell off my bike today...

    I was on my way to school and I was stopping at the corner to wait for traffic to pass. I stop, and I go to put my foot down on the ground to keep my balance but my shoe got stuck in the strap! So I fell over, on the ground, into some gravel/rocks in the street. I scraped up my elbow, my knee and I had little rocks embedded in my palm! Not Fun!
    "He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them. But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side; if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion" --John Stuart Mill




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    Re: So I fell off my bike today...

    My husband had a spectacular crash on his bike a few months ago. He went end over end and flipped over. I was shaking for days afterward, he cracked his helmet in half and was really banged up. Mostly, I was angry because no one stopped to help him and he was in shock and rode home that way. And Portland is Bike City USA!

    It was the fault of Performance Bikes, he'd just taken it in for a tune up and they left something loose. They replaced everything from his helmet to his gloves, to his custom handlebars. A thirty-second screw up cost them about $500 to fix.

    I'm so sorry you fell--it can be really scary!!

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    Re: So I fell off my bike today...

    Ouch. Sorry, TB minnie. Starbucks usually helps in situations like this...

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    Re: So I fell off my bike today...

    Noo! Not Starbucks. Chocolate... lots and lots of chocolate!!!!




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    Re: So I fell off my bike today...

    Oh ouch! I'm sorry that happened. And penguinsoda is right, this situation calls for external application of ice and internal application of chocolate (at DL whenever possible).

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    Re: So I fell off my bike today...

    Chocolate would have been good! Instead, I kept riding to school, cleaned myself up in the bathroom, and bummed some advil off a friend of mine. My arm is a little sore this morning but not too bad.
    "He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them. But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side; if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion" --John Stuart Mill




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    Re: So I fell off my bike today...

    Did you ever consider these?



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    Re: So I fell off my bike today...

    Quote Originally Posted by Druggas View Post
    Did you ever consider these?

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    "He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them. But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side; if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion" --John Stuart Mill




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    Re: So I fell off my bike today...

    Quote Originally Posted by Druggas View Post
    Did you ever consider these?

    Training wheels!
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    Re: So I fell off my bike today...

    Hey, at least it sounds like a little tumble..

    I haven't rode consistantly since my 'big one'. Front Fork folded in half on a landing doing about 25mph.. face plant right over the handlebars into concrete.. Luckily no real damage.. only 16 stitches and scars on my nose, cheek and upper lip.

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    Re: So I fell off my bike today...

    I'm glad you're ok! Flipping over my handlebars was the introduction to my bike. Totally my fault, but still kind of shook me up anyway.

    I've also fallen over just like you did on my mountain bike. Put my foot down, soft sand, ankle folds over, and down I go.
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    Re: So I fell off my bike today...

    Quote Originally Posted by alphabassetgrrl View Post
    I'm glad you're ok! Flipping over my handlebars was the introduction to my bike. Totally my fault, but still kind of shook me up anyway.

    I've also fallen over just like you did on my mountain bike. Put my foot down, soft sand, ankle folds over, and down I go.
    Yeah.. this was going full steam.. jumping successive small groups of stairs. I was all strapped in, so that combined with the speed gave me no real options. I honestly thought at first my front wheel had come off because I landed and just kept going forward. It wasn't until I got up and saw that my bike now looked like a chopper! The front wheel was wedged into the handlebars.

    The 1.5 mile walk home carrying the bike bleeding every where pretty much sucked too. Had to walk across campus not really knowing what I looked like. Luckily I had my gym towel with me so I could hold it against my cuts, but wasn't until I got home that I knew what the damage was.

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    Be thankful that's all that happened, but i'm glad you're ok

    I think my brother's got you beat.

    He was a freshman in high school and I was in 8th grade. We lived up the street (on a hill) from our elementry school, so after school and on weekends, we'd ride our bikes up there all the time, bring basketballs and such with us and just have fun.
    Well, we weer coming back and he had the basketball in one arm and wanted to change gears, so he switched the basketball into his other arm and fell. He was lucky because he wasn't wearing a helmet.
    His right arm was scrapped up good, but it didn't hurt much, but my mom took him to the urgent care anyways because it didn't look right. He fractured his arm in like 3 places, had surgery to put in a metal plate and 6 screws into his elbow. Had a catapiller scar (puffy one) on one side of his arm.
    A few years ago, it was bothering him, so he had alot of scar tissue build-up, so he had an outpatient surgery to clean it out (the doctor is the guy who woks on the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cincinnati Reds), and was sent to phyical therapy, aggressive one. Well, stitches broke open uring the session, so he went back to the doctor to get it checked out, just in case it was infected, he just looked at it and said it was fine, gave him a band-aid and sent him away. Turns out, he developed a staff infection, so he had to have another surgery, so he has a matching scar on the other side of his elbow.

    My old friend Erin wasn't wearing a helmet when she fell, cracked her skull, had to have brain surgery to allieviate the pressure or something and she still doesn't really remember what happened.
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    Re: So I fell off my bike today...

    OUCH! I think I might walk to school from now on.

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    Be thankful that's all that happened, but i'm glad you're ok

    I think my brother's got you beat.

    He was a freshman in high school and I was in 8th grade. We lived up the street (on a hill) from our elementry school, so after school and on weekends, we'd ride our bikes up there all the time, bring basketballs and such with us and just have fun.
    Well, we weer coming back and he had the basketball in one arm and wanted to change gears, so he switched the basketball into his other arm and fell. He was lucky because he wasn't wearing a helmet.
    His right arm was scrapped up good, but it didn't hurt much, but my mom took him to the urgent care anyways because it didn't look right. He fractured his arm in like 3 places, had surgery to put in a metal plate and 6 screws into his elbow. Had a catapiller scar (puffy one) on one side of his arm.
    A few years ago, it was bothering him, so he had alot of scar tissue build-up, so he had an outpatient surgery to clean it out (the doctor is the guy who woks on the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cincinnati Reds), and was sent to phyical therapy, aggressive one. Well, stitches broke open uring the session, so he went back to the doctor to get it checked out, just in case it was infected, he just looked at it and said it was fine, gave him a band-aid and sent him away. Turns out, he developed a staff infection, so he had to have another surgery, so he has a matching scar on the other side of his elbow.

    My old friend Erin wasn't wearing a helmet when she fell, cracked her skull, had to have brain surgery to allieviate the pressure or something and she still doesn't really remember what happened.
    "He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them. But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side; if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion" --John Stuart Mill




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    Re: So I fell off my bike today...

    Sounds like an "Artie Johnson"--typically happens when a cyclist is new to clipless pedals and doesn't get disconnected in time. The bike comes to a stop and the hapless rider tips over, still attached to the pedals.

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