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The carnage thread

powpig2002

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freak thing. had rain pants on. think they got tangled in chain and ring? couldn't get my foot down. can't put any weight on it. more pain then when i fractured it. it just blew up. yeah at hollowell. on bucket trail after the nasty switchback. was thinking of you. when we rode it this spring neither of us could make that turn. all the miles you put on you could do it with no hands.....blindfolded........standing on the saddle. you going to warren miller?
 

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Woke up at 3:15 yesterday am with pain in my leg. Saw the PT at school yesterday who thinks it's Peroneal Tendinitis. Have to see a specialist tomorrow but it is looking like the bike/ski plans are on hold until it heals. Probably just from the amount of biking/ gym time I have put in as of late.
 

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Looks like things have healed up nicely. Still a little tender but the doc said I can ride/ ski without much issue. Skiing is going to be no problem. Biking I'll have to ease in to. Now I just need the latest deluge to dry up and I can get out and pass the 400 mile mark. I've missed riding.
 

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after seeing drjeffs nice new ride and his drivetrain issues i thought i'd revive this one...

3 flats, a broken spoke, a snapped derailuer hanger and a deeply bruised/maybe cracked rib so far for me this year


ooooh my 1,000th post too!
 

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after seeing drjeffs nice new ride and his drivetrain issues i thought i'd revive this one...

3 flats, a broken spoke, a snapped derailuer hanger and a deeply bruised/maybe cracked rib so far for me this year


ooooh my 1,000th post too!

Congrats on the 1000th post! And my mtb is back in service, after a just about $150 bill from my LBS, as the serial upgrading of the components 1 part at a time of my hardtail continues! :lol: I figure the next thing on my mtb I'd like to upgrade is to wider handle bars, although I'm hoping that I don't suffer a big enough crash to necessitate me having too!
 

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Fox fork getting sent back for more warranty issues, been about 250 miles since they last rebuilt it because one of the stanchions wasn't pressed in all the way, now it is topping out.

Guess I have to quit all the big airs....

Time to put some miles on the On-One hardtail or road bike now!
 

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I suck at this biking thing. 15 minutes into the woods I hit something slippery which turned my front wheel 90 degrees to the side and threw me over the bars. Couldn't even begin to roll or protect myself. Forehead then neck took the hit. Solo, so I drove myself to the ER. Got my first ever CAT scan. Thankfully everything looked good. Shot of Ketorolac in the ass has me feeling loose now, but not looking forward to tomorrow morning :smash:.

I think the only damage to my bike is a slightly bent brake lever. Be careful out there!

 
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Damn dude, that sucks! Glad you were able to get yourself out and to the hospital.
 

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I suck at this biking thing. 15 minutes into the woods I hit something slippery which turned my front wheel 90 degrees to the side and threw me over the bars. Couldn't even begin to roll or protect myself. Forehead then neck took the hit. Solo, so I drove myself to the ER. Got my first ever CAT scan. Thankfully everything looked good. Shot of Ketorolac in the ass has me feeling loose now, but not looking forward to tomorrow morning :smash:.

I think the only damage to my bike is a slightly bent brake lever. Be careful out there!


The mark across your forehead from the helmet?

I actually like the pool video better!
 

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The mark across your forehead from the helmet?

I actually like the pool video better!

Yessir. The Dr. said he sees it quite a bit. Good indication that the helmet did its job.

:lol: Pool seems much safer.
 

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Took my first solid fall of the year on Friday. Hit a wet slick footbridge to fast, front wheel turned 90 like powbumps, slid, almost recovered then did a vintage superfly snukka down about 5feet into the stream landing on shoulder/back fully submerged. Scraped up arm and bruised shoulder but nothing major. Scared the crap out of me. No major pain after 3 days and 2 more rides so I assume all is well. Wish I had a video of it to laugh at now.
 

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I haven't really ridden as much as I used to but probably my worst race related wreck was back in 1999 (I think?) at the NORBA race at Mount Snow, I was doing the downhill race. I have a picture somewhere, I'll have to dig it up.

Anyway, I was flying down that first hill and wrecked going pretty fast during warm-ups - just endoe'd right over, and busted up my shoulder. I was in a sling and couldn't end up actually racing. I was pretty bummed about it.

Other than that I've never really hurt myself too bad other than the bleeding legs from scraping on a zillion branches.

My worst bike wreck ever was when I was even younger - probably about 15 years old - I was at a friends house and was riding my bike home. He lived on a hill. We used to bunny hop up and down the curbs and use the curbs as ramps to go airborne. Anyway, I hit one way too fast coming down the hell and flew into a bush, which stopped my bike but I kept going. Because it was on a hill this lady's driveway had a retaining wall next to it that I flew over and fell about 5 feet, right onto the driveway with my head.

Knocked me unconcsious for about 5 minutes or so, I think. I ended up going to the house, I had partial amnesia - I asked her to call my parents who picked me up, but when they picked me up I had no recollection of calling them. And when I got home I had no recollection of the drive home. Went to the hospital, had a CT scan, and everything turned out fine. I thank my helmet for saving me in that wreck.
 

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I haven't really ridden as much as I used to but probably my worst race related wreck was back in 1999 (I think?) at the NORBA race at Mount Snow, I was doing the downhill race. I have a picture somewhere, I'll have to dig it up.

Anyway, I was flying down that first hill and wrecked going pretty fast during warm-ups - just endoe'd right over, and busted up my shoulder. I was in a sling and couldn't end up actually racing. I was pretty bummed about it.

Other than that I've never really hurt myself too bad other than the bleeding legs from scraping on a zillion branches.

My worst bike wreck ever was when I was even younger - probably about 15 years old - I was at a friends house and was riding my bike home. He lived on a hill. We used to bunny hop up and down the curbs and use the curbs as ramps to go airborne. Anyway, I hit one way too fast coming down the hell and flew into a bush, which stopped my bike but I kept going. Because it was on a hill this lady's driveway had a retaining wall next to it that I flew over and fell about 5 feet, right onto the driveway with my head.

Knocked me unconcsious for about 5 minutes or so, I think. I ended up going to the house, I had partial amnesia - I asked her to call my parents who picked me up, but when they picked me up I had no recollection of calling them. And when I got home I had no recollection of the drive home. Went to the hospital, had a CT scan, and everything turned out fine. I thank my helmet for saving me in that wreck.

Sounds like it was a good thing you had a helmet on.

My most memorable crash was when I was a kid. I was tall enough that my parents let me take my mom's 10 speed bike out for the first time. We lived on a small hill, so I went zooming down it. At the bottom I wanted to try the fancy hand brakes, since up to that point I'd only ridden bikes with coaster brakes. Well, no one told me to go easy on the front brakes.... So I grabbed a handful of both levers, and proceeded to go right over the bars onto the asphalt. Luckily the hill wasn't that steep, so I wasn't going too fast. I got a little banged up, but nothing serious. This was before people were wearing helmets to ride bikes.
 

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Fox fork getting sent back for more warranty issues, been about 250 miles since they last rebuilt it because one of the stanchions wasn't pressed in all the way, now it is topping out.

Guess I have to quit all the big airs....

Time to put some miles on the On-One hardtail or road bike now!

Bikes done! Sounds like the cartridge went bad and they also rebuilt it under warranty. Hopefully it lasts this time....
 
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