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    u know what works instead? the metal tab at the end of some tape measures. Shaped just like the park tool. Nevertheless, I have the park tool now.


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    Trying to remove seized chainring bolts, flathead screwdriver in the slots on the back.
    Slipped, screwdriver into the forearm, about 2 inches in, poked the bone.
    Bone not chipped, missed median nerve, missed all veins missed all tendons, lucky as hell.

    That stupid tiny little slip of metal that park tools sells as a chainring bolt remover is looking like it's worth every penny right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santacruzer
    After a race one of the local Junior Experts was riding a no handed wheelie, while drinking a coke. When he went to set the front wheel down (still no handed, drinking a coke), the front wheel turned 90 degrees. It had the expected result in front of at least 100 howling racers.
    I've heard this story before, and the guy I heard it from rides a Santa Cruz, but he's not from TN. You must've been at the same race, unless another junior was riding a no handed wheelie at a race while drinking a coke.


    Anyway, my lamest was a road injury, not MTB. We were at William and Mary for a collegiate race, and were staying at the campground. Our cabin was down a little gravel road and the road sloped down towards the cabin. I was riding slowly towards the start line and waiting on someone. I had been turning left at low speed, so my wheel was turned pretty far. As I stopped pedaling to track stand and wait for them, I left my right foot between the tire and the downtube. Clipped in, I did a low speed fall to the right and gouged my calf with my big ring.

    I did my race and then went to the medic to get cleaned up and get the grease out of my leg. She asked me to fill out an accident report and asked which crash I had been involved in. I explained to her that I actually fell over in the parking lot before the race...

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    doing DH runs, I had a contourHD camera mounted to the rear of my bike, and it fell off torwards the end of a run (tethered so it was flopping around), so at the bottom I went to put it back on, and.....



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    on of my friends pulled me on his "new" harley up to about 55 on some little costco schwinn of his with a front disc brake.

    i stopped using only that front disc brake.

    i BRIEFLY touched the rotor, just to see.

    yeah..

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrasian
    Seeing as everyone else seems to have a bike rack story, thought I would add my two cents. I have a bike rack that attaches to my spare tire and it seems to take out alot of people. The first incident involved my sister in law at my other brothers wedding, just before family photos. She is going into my jeep for her purse and forgets that the bike rack is there, she walks into it face first and gets an L shaped red mark just below her nose that showed up bright red in the photos.
    The next notable incident involved a buddy running from his house to get in the jeep at night, forgets about bike rack and hits it full tilt, rocks the car and drops him to the ground for a few minutes. Damage= 3 V-shaped red marks across his chest. Funny thing about that one is that just before he burst from his door at top speed, I said to my friend riding shotgun that wouldn't it be funny if buck didn't see the bike rack and ran in to it. well as if on cue the jeep shakes and we get out to see buck in the fetal position moaning on the ground.
    Lesson learned here is take your bike rack off between rides ( or don't, mine has carved six notches in the last year alone and I can't wait to see how many people it eats in the next year)
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    Ok i got one. I woke up pretty early to meet my buddy to go ride. All the blinds are shut so its dark as hell and after the morning rituals i went downstairs forgetting my chocolate lab who is invisible in the dark sleeps in the middle landing of the stairs. I ended up tripping over him falling down the last of the stairs getting a massive rugburn and a good size bump on my head...By far my saddest injury
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    Had a great ride but it was exceptionally muddy. I decided to shower in the lower bathroom next to the garage but forgot I had no towel. After the shower I was not about to run back upstairs through the house naked so I went to put on my tight padded under shorts on. Not so easy when you are wet. I got one leg in and bent over to try the next. As I stepped in my foot got caught and I lost my balance stepping down on the shorts. I let go of the shorts and went to catch myself and grabbed the first thing I could, the end of the open closet door which promptly slammed shut with all my substatial weight on my thumb which it broke. Yelling in sudden pain I let go of the door and fell forward cracking the top of my head into the corner of the door and splitting open my scalp requiring 7 stitches. It was hard to explain.
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    A long time ago when I had a BMX bike a buddy and I went for a ride around the block. Nobody ever parked on the road except for this day but we were just turning out of his driveway and I was talking to him while not watching where I was going... I hit a parked car dead on and flew onto the hood. The only damage I caused was that I knocked the license plate off and I would have just went on but this guy was a police officer and more specifically a sniper for the SWAT team. So in one of the most embarrassing moments of my life I knocked on his door and handed him his license plate. At least he was cool about it though, was pretty much like, "ok thanks."

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    I got a new bike the day before yesterday and thought I twisted my ankle unloading it from the bed of my truck.

    .....my doctor said it is gout and not a twisted ankle.

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    Botched a tabletop last month flew gloriously through the air, landed on my elbow-protector and broke three ribs on it!

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    standing at an intersection with another trail looking at my gps, i lift the front wheel off the ground to head off to the left. front wheel FLIES out from under me, i hit the ground hands first and end up with a 1.5 inch long 3/4 inch deep cut on my palm. of course i have no insurance until next week so 3 hrs in the e.r., 6 stitches later, i figure i racked up a good $1k in bills. wear gloves next time, idiot!

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    Riding at Oak Mountain State Park in AL. They have a great 19 mile loop. Things were going great, just hit that perfect patch of loose gravel. I never rode here before so in hindsight i should have ridden a slower first lap. On top of that i had a bandage stuck to it this morning. It was still oozing i bit. Sucks i really wanted to do a few laps on Monday.
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    I always get the lamest bike injuries..

    When I was a kid in the mid' 90's I got my first front suspension bike.. no one in the area had one so I felt like a "hardcore", I was "sponsored" by my local LBS (sponsor meaning a free jersey and a discount) and wore the jersey and rode the bike feeling like I was some kind of professional. I was sure everyone was admiring how awesome I looked on my GT Timberline FS

    So I was on a training run and riding along a flat highway, head down concentrating on how awesome I knew I looked and suddenly I see a pickup truck bumper. I remember reaching for the brakes but it was too late, I did a complete somersault in the air and landed in the back of the pickup truck crossed legged. I started asking myself "Am I alive??" and the pickup truck guy got out.. then I realised I had just hit the back of a parked pickup truck. The guy was obviously worried asking if I was ok and apologising (wasn't his fault though), but for the most part I was fine. Ended up with bruised tendons in my wrist, a totaled helmet, and the frame of my bike was pancaked. I was lucky for being so stupid. If the truck had a canopy I might have been dead or in a wheelchair!

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    Went DHing at Plattekill yesterday. Had awesome runs all day. On the final run, stopped to avoid a tricky roller I was too tired for and walked past it. Getting back on my bike, lost my balance, fell onto a rock, dislocated my shoulder. FML.
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    I was working in another state all summer and left my bike at home.
    My wife decided she wanted to ride my bike to work all summer.
    Once I got home I couldn't wait to ride.
    I took the bike out to the local train, pulled it off the car and got set-up.
    I started doing to test runs in the loose gravel parking lot.
    Hit the front brakes and went over the handle bars.
    She had been playing with stuff while I was away it would appear.
    Scrapes and things of the such.

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    I had just gotten my new bike and a buddy I ride with pops by to take a look at it. He hops on it, goes about 2 feet and goes over the bars on my driveway. I guess the new brakes work well...

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    i was bombing down a hill one time and much to my suprise there was a gate at the bottom and it was closed and locked. me being a brakeless rider slammed at somewhere around 20 mph into the gate and broke my finger. luckily that day i decided to put on my fullface. instead of my head i cracked the helmet.
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    Don't remember if I posted this already or not but...

    I had just put on my first set of hydraulic disc brakes, having had mechanicals for a few seasons and I was riding a very familiar trail. I had a good day of XC riding and was heading back to my car down a nice descent that was fairly straight despite being rutted pretty well. At the end of this descent is a hard right angle turn over a flat peice of a flood control berm.

    I let the bike go and got up to a bout 25mph enjoying the speed all around. I began to slow down for the turn and felt my front brake go squishy so naturally I grabbed harder....until it locked and I catapulted OTB at about 20mph. I flipped over and landed straight on my ass, bounced and landed hard. I ended up with a HUGE meat bruise on my right cheek from the bottom of my back to my knee, I had hit my right heel hard and had a huge bruise there as well as numerous little bits of trail rash. I taco'd my front wheel and knocked the handlebars off by 45* or so and bent the brake lever on that side.

    Later I found out I had a hairline fracture in my heel as everything healed up but that for a while.

    Needless to say I had just bolted on the brakes and went. Stupid me didn't think to bleed them before hand.

    To this day I can tell when the weather changes because my hip aches and my heel as well. Very very stupid considering that I had built and tuned up everything else about the bike. Took me a long time to rebuild the wheel as well.

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    Did a short run of 4-8' drops and a few gap jumps and some log obstacles, and got caught up in a pile of leaves heading back to the trail head.

    Broken pinky.
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    My brother got his handle bar caught on a fence post causing him to fly over the handlebars and the bike seat smacked him on the head.

    The hospital thought he had a fractured skull.
    ended up being nothing serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackiecanev2
    Did a short run of 4-8' drops and a few gap jumps and some log obstacles, and got caught up in a pile of leaves heading back to the trail head.

    Broken pinky.
    aint it funny how you can handle all the bigger stuff but all it takes is a pile of leaves to end the day
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    Back in the day I had big bear trap pedals on my bike, I was stopped at a light and kicked the pedals back around so I could get them in position to start pedaling. The pedal wasn't quite where I thought it was and my foot slipped off the back, the pedal did its thing and ripped the crap out of my shin. Boy did I feel stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius
    Back in the day I had big bear trap pedals on my bike, I was stopped at a light and kicked the pedals back around so I could get them in position to start pedaling. The pedal wasn't quite where I thought it was and my foot slipped off the back, the pedal did its thing and ripped the crap out of my shin. Boy did I feel stupid.
    I know this is not mountain bikes but i did the same thing on a old motorbike.
    to kick start it you have to push the foot peg in and as I was kick starting it the pedal popped out and ripped my shin to bits.

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    lamest had to be breaking my wrist doing like a 1 foot drop on a fs
    second lamest was when i went dirt jumping, over shot the jump didn't think i did and landed on the angle of the tranny but like 4 feet away from it. ended up face planting and knocking my self out for a bit, the reason it was so sad is it was on the little line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtygrl
    Have you ever banged your head really hard on the end of your bike rack........like really hard.
    I did this just the other day
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    On a trail I knew like the back of my hand and had ridden thousands of times, I hit a jump, the bike got squirelly and the left side of my head smacked into a tree. My buddy woke me up to find bark lodged in my face. The result was a concussion and mangled left side of my face. Fast forward 2 weeks and I am ironically riding some trails behind a hospital. I come down this hill and see what appears a smooth transition going back up. When I get to the bottom however, that smooth transition turned into a 2 foot drop and I go endo over and face plant on the right side of my face into a bed of gravel. My girlfriend at the time wasn't too pleased with me having both sides of my face mangled.

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    I am a pro at stupid wrecks

    I was commuting to work, it was raining pretty hard, and I went down in a corner. It was a paved path, but the corner was pretty slick with mud and of course I wasn’t in riding mode, still half asleep, but a bone-headed crash on some flat paved ground (and I call myself a mountain biker). End result- sprained wrist and road rash. Stupid wreck. Another one I am particularly proud (ashamed) of happened when my non-biker buddies and I went on a ride on beach cruisers. I decided to stand up on the seat and handle bars and “surf” my bike. End-result – sprained ankle. My buddy one time tried to pop a balloon that was in the middle of the rode after we spent the day riding. He pulled a wheelie and brought his front wheel on the balloon. The balloon didn’t pop, but he went sideways over the bars and decorated his face with asphalt.

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    My lamest crash happened about a year ago. I had my old Canadian Tire bike and i was riding with a few friends outside a mall no faster then 5mph. I go to cross the road and next thing I know I'm flying OTB. To this day I still don't know how I fell. My Front inner tube blew, my v brakes broke, the front tire wouldn't even move it was so bent, and the back tire was bent enough to make it a pain to push. All that happened was a few scrapes, a small cut, and a severely bruised ego.

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    Fell on a twisty, paved bike path, coming home from an afternoon of hitting up the local trails. Absolutely pathetic. All I could think of was WTF?! Of course I was going way too fast (15 to 20 mph) around a sloping blind turn. Front wheel washed out for a split second, then caught traction and the wheel does a 180 and I am ejected instantly. Landed on my side - very sore shoulder, cracked helmet, hematoma on the calf. Skidded upside down on the top of my helmet and landed sitting forward. No broken bones, so it could have been worse. Hematoma gets infected at week 2. Antibiotics, draining by Doc. Four weeks off the bike. Yikes! And I call myself a mountain biker...

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    I'm getting back into riding after about a decade off. Anyhow, I was riding a little loop of dirt trail near my house, stopped at the top of a short downhill section to scope it out, unclipped my right foot, and leaned left. Whoops.

    No serious injuries, just a couple of good scrapes on my left leg and a chainring mark on the right, but damn did I feel stupid. It was one of those crashes where you try to get up quickly, then look around, hoping nobody saw you biff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jds
    I'm getting back into riding after about a decade off. Anyhow, I was riding a little loop of dirt trail near my house, stopped at the top of a short downhill section to scope it out, unclipped my right foot, and leaned left. Whoops.

    No serious injuries, just a couple of good scrapes on my left leg and a chainring mark on the right, but damn did I feel stupid. It was one of those crashes where you try to get up quickly, then look around, hoping nobody saw you biff.

    Ahhh, the 'SPD topple' - I know it so well. Just did one myself the other day. Why is it so often in the middle of town when you are manouevering around some urban obstacles, and where there are dozens of passersby to laugh at your misfortune?!

    P.S. A DECADE OFF?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by markowe
    Ahhh, the 'SPD topple' - I know it so well. Just did one myself the other day. Why is it so often in the middle of town when you are manouevering around some urban obstacles, and where there are dozens of passersby to laugh at your misfortune?!

    P.S. A DECADE OFF?!
    Yep. This was on dirt, on one of the little trails around Bear Creek State Park near my home.

    And, yes, a decade off. My wife got really, seriously, massively ill due to a brain tumor, I took a new job and then we had a kid. By that time, I had so much going on, I didn't think I had time to ride. Stupid.

    But, I'm back after it now, and coming home bloody from an SPD derp beats most other ways to come home bloody.

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    1. When I was younger, I was riding a bike with flipflops. I put my foot on the front tire seeing what it would do. Next thing I knew I was on the ground with my foot jammed between the fork and wheel. Just a bruised ego and minor scratches.

    2. Bought a pair of speakers (2ftx1ft enclosure) from a garage sale. I put them one in a net bag and held it with my handle bar. On the way home with the first one, I clipped fence with the speaker and the front wheel went 90 and I was on the ground with a bleeding elbow. Got home to clean up and went back for the other one. The cut was deep and nasty.

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    Well, I am a n00b, and decided to go clipless...

    I spent a night just in my house learning and getting the feel for getting on and off...

    So, on monday I went for a ride, and fell over not moving, because my foot got stuck. No biggie, it was just tipping over...

    Then after about 8 miles on the trail, I met up with my mom on her cruiser to just kick around on a flat paved bay trail surrounded by parks. Being memorial day it was PACKED with people enjoying the park, but almost no one riding...

    Of course, as you guessed, I fell over again... on grass. But this time in a panic I tried to get off the pedal and drove my (already f'd up from the Marines and skiing, and why I ride a bike instead of run) knee into the ground, with my fat ass and bike going right along...


    Shockingly, no one pointed, but a few people laughed and watched, and now my hip and knee are being cowards and acting like a couple of school girls




    First two times I fell, and both were going zero MPH. great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WACK-A-n00b View Post
    Well, I am a n00b, and decided to go clipless...
    ...
    First two times I fell, and both were going zero MPH. great.
    It's what I keep telling SPD newbies who get the "clipless fear" - wipeouts caused by being clipped in are almost NEVER at speed, but when you are standing still or trying to do something clever while moving very slowly..
    SPD shoes, pedals, cleats and the experience of going clipless. (a work in progress - let me know if I missed something!)

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    Been off the bike for three weeks due a compressed vertebrae (T4), right between the shoulder blades. Was doing laps of a downhill only trail, riding up a fire road and screaming down. Riding up a fire road can be boring, so I was practicing riding wheelies. Leaned back to far fell flat on my back, unfortunately I was smuggling a beer can in my hydration pack. My vertebrae was no match for a full busch lite.

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    I did that, too.

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    I did this just the other day
    Clocked my head on my bike rack. I had a VW GTi with a hatchback strap-on rack. The pole ends where you hang your bike would stick out. So I slammed my hatchback with the rack installed, and BONK!!! Hurt like a mufugger.

    Not a week later, I was riding with Impy from LA. Same thing... I warned her about the hatch, and she slammed it shut, not really understanding what I meant. BONK!! Got her too. IIRC, she had a Hanna Barbara style lump on her head.

    My lamest injury was spraining my ankle badly... I inverted my foot, toe under, put weight on it CRICK!! Hurt like crazy, too. So I did it while.... get this... putting my new bike on the roof rack of my car for it's maiden ride.

    It happened when I didn't have health insurance. So here I am, ankle swolen like mad, black and blue, I'm worried if I go to the ER they are going to hand me a $2000 bill. So, I took pics and sent them to my bro-inlaw who was an ER doc, now more a health administration policy exec. He said, happens all the time, no big... ice, compression wrap, call it good in a few weeks.
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    So I was with some of my family at the local regional park (which has awesome trails, by the way), and they decided to drive to another part of the park to go check out some campsites. I said I'd follow them on my bike, which I did.

    While they were looping around the road looking at campsites, a group of people saw me tailgating the car a bit and one of the guys yelled out and suggested that I try grabbing the bike rack on the back of the car to catch a ride.

    I thought I'd try it, like an idiot, and as soon as my left hand grabbed the rack my bike veered to the right and I ate sh**. Apparently it must've looked pretty bad because a bunch of people started running to my aid. I laughed, told them I was okay, and biked away without a scratch, aside from some bruised wrists and a severely bruised ego.


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    Two weeks ago I got my forks back from Specialized. Picked the bike up after work, ate dinner then decided to check out how they felt.

    Went a couple blocks up from my house to an empty parking lot and screwed around, really liking the feel of the forks. Really happy! Decided to head back and rode off a curb, just popping the front end up to drop off, no biggie.

    Right foot came unclipped from the pedal right when I lifted the front up and went into the front wheel, getting jammed in the spokes. Wheel came down with my foot stuck in it and OTB I went. Was just long enough going over to think to myself "well, this isn't going to end well."

    Cracked my radial head, likely sprained my wrist. Sheared several spokes on the front and warped the hell out of the wheel. Barely able to ride it home.

    Wheel's fixed now, bike is staring at me longingly, I cannot ride

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    Everyone does something dumb every once in a while

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    Somewhere around 35 yrs ago, when my older brother was only 12, we were riding around the neighborhood on 10 speeds (they really had 10 back then) and he put his leg out while making a u-turn to the left. His shoe caught the asphalt and didn't pivot while the rest of him did. SNAP went his femur. He was laying in the middle of the street screaming "I broke my leg. I broke my leg. AAARRRGGGH!!! AAARRRGGGH!!! I broke my leg." (I can still recall it perfectly.)

    Rather than putting a pin in his femur, they drilled a hole in his shin bone and put a rod through it so he could be in traction in the hospital for weeks. I used to bring him real food there. The nurses would get mad, but he told them he wasn't sick...he was broke.

    It wasn't too long after he got better that he was cutting a zip tie off of a fork leg with an x-acto knife with an uppercut stroke. It took a bit of force to cut through it and then up comes the knife right into his eyeball. Luckily, that wasn't a permanent injury, but the C-4? (C-5? Brachial Plexas) injury he got hitting a VW head-on with a motorcycle on Ortega highway left him unable to lift his left arm above his head. No wonder our mom got grey hair.

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    while going uphill.....I managed to crash in an awkward way where my h/b managed to jab and almost implale my left breast......had a huge bruise for weeks that went from below my colarbone and down the side of my femiboob to right under below it. I feared having blood clots for a while.....sucky

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    Been diagnosed with patellar tendonitis for about six months, rested the knee completely (no riding, no nothing except weighlifting for upper body), now my knee is feelin' like I was 18 again.

    Planned on a ride the next morning, the alarm goes off at 6am, I twist in the bed to hit the snooze button, my foot gets tangled up in the bed sheets and pop! There goes a nice tweak to the knee.

    Can't bend, can't walk up the stairs.

    Argh!

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    Two days ago I was riding my bmx bike around the neighborhood with my little brother, and I was following him just pedaling in a circle around the culdesac and I decided to really pump my pedals and ride the sloped edge of the sidewalk like a berm, and I leaned and pedaled left at the same time to get speed and totally rail the berm, but my pedal struck the ground and I high sided and ended up having the bike land on my knees. I got away with just a few scrapes, despite going pretty fast, but my knees are going to look really patchy soon.

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    I was riding my MTB a few days ago.. my shoelace came undone, and got caught in the crank.. i didnt notice, while powering on a straight stretch, that would go uphil...

    My lace immediately tugged me down and i got nutted so bad...

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    This past St. Patrick’s day (before the drinking started) I went out to scout a course I was racing later in the season. I washed out in some sand tooling back to the parking area about 50 yards from the car. I pitched over the bars and dug my left index finger into the ground as I rolled. My finger dislocated and looked like the letter Z. I relocated it and went to see my wife for an x-ray (she’s an ER nurse). I needed surgery to fix the finger and missed 6 weeks of work and riding. If I didn’t need that finger to play guitar I would have had it cut off and gone back to work a lot sooner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markowe View Post
    It's what I keep telling SPD newbies who get the "clipless fear" - wipeouts caused by being clipped in are almost NEVER at speed, but when you are standing still or trying to do something clever while moving very slowly..
    Two weeks ago, had one week on my new 540 spd pedals, unclipped right foot leaned left. Got one finger tangled with the brake lever, broken metacarpus, two weeks on a cast, and now it hurts like hell when riding, doing some rehab and stuff thought.

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    April1st, 2006, I managed to persuade a friend of mine to ride the local trail with me. I loaned him the POS spare bike I had, a Roland, which was way too small for me but fit him fine. We planned to ride the trail, then do some urban assault. After exiting the trail, we decided to switch bikes just for the hell of it. So I was on the POS as we came to a stop at a crosswalk. When it was ok for us to go, I started pedaling across, then decided to stand up and mash for some reason. On the top of the second downstroke of the left crank arm, the chain snaps in half. I go over the bars and land on my left shoulder. I remember hearing a distinct "crack!!" and got up pretty quick. My friend was right behind me and I asked him while showing him my collar bone, "Does this look weird?" and I guess he said yes. I figured it was broke and a nice girl picked me up and drove me to the er. Very painful just waiting around the er. They x-rayed me, gave me one vicadin, then sent me on my way. Got a bill in the mail for $1000, fun.

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    Hey, I get to join the club.

    Yesterday, I went to my storage building and found the old ramp that I had built for my boys to jump with their Big Wheels. It is about a 10" tall ramp so I took it home to jump with the bikes. A few of the neighborhood kids were there so I decided to show them how to jump it. You can see where this is going. We wnet around and around jumping several times and it was great. I had just put a new tubeless tire on the front of my bike and had the pressure a little low. So, my last jump I had cranked really hard and got a good pop up into the air. I landed a tiny bit off angle and the front tire burped off the wheel. I went down on my right side with my upper arm driving into my side. I of course jumped up and told them that's how you "don't" do it and to make sure they had enough air in their tires.

    It was painful, but not hurting too bad yet. I was about to leave for a night ride, so I decided to suck it up and go. I made it about 7 miles before the pain was too much to bear. There were several jolts that made me almost throw up. This morning I went to the doctor to check it out. Luckily, it's only bruised ribs and a ton of pain when I move, laugh, breathe, etc. Thankfully, I decided to make the landing in the grass or it would have been worse.

    So, I have been riding trails, carving hard, doing all sorts of hills and I hurt myself on a stupid 10" ramp in the front yard with the neighborhood kids watching. If that isn't lame, I don't know what is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmboarder View Post
    Hey, I get to join the club.

    Yesterday, I went to my storage building and found the old ramp that I had built for my boys to jump with their Big Wheels. It is about a 10" tall ramp so I took it home to jump with the bikes. A few of the neighborhood kids were there so I decided to show them how to jump it. You can see where this is going. We wnet around and around jumping several times and it was great. I had just put a new tubeless tire on the front of my bike and had the pressure a little low. So, my last jump I had cranked really hard and got a good pop up into the air. I landed a tiny bit off angle and the front tire burped off the wheel. I went down on my right side with my upper arm driving into my side. I of course jumped up and told them that's how you "don't" do it and to make sure they had enough air in their tires.

    It was painful, but not hurting too bad yet. I was about to leave for a night ride, so I decided to suck it up and go. I made it about 7 miles before the pain was too much to bear. There were several jolts that made me almost throw up. This morning I went to the doctor to check it out. Luckily, it's only bruised ribs and a ton of pain when I move, laugh, breathe, etc. Thankfully, I decided to make the landing in the grass or it would have been worse.

    So, I have been riding trails, carving hard, doing all sorts of hills and I hurt myself on a stupid 10" ramp in the front yard with the neighborhood kids watching. If that isn't lame, I don't know what is.
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    that reminds me of a story from when i was a kid:

    we were about 8 and 2 buddys and i were jumping ramps that we built on top of speed bumps on our cul-de-sac. we probably had them up to about 18" or so but they were rickety and unstable as hell. one of the guys parents were heading out for their wedding anniversary to a show and dinner and as the limo circled around the cul-de-sac and they waved goodbye, we hit the jump another time. i went first, followed by the kid whose parents had just left... as i turned to watch him "launch" i saw him complete a full half somersault, land flat on his back and slide a good 10 ft! he staggers up, shirt ripped from his back and bleeding as his parents disappear from view. long evening with my mum picking gravel from his back!!!

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    hopped on my gary fisher opie i used to have, put my foot on the pedal to start off from a standstill instantly standing up, chain snapped, i chest landed on the left pedal, hand went into my casset, and my chin hit my handlebars. chipped my chin-bone-thing, broke 3 ribs, and degloved my finger!!!! lol insanity.

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    And i forgot to mention, i was working on my trek 73 FX disc commuter, and i got my finger caught between a disc spoke and the caliper. degloved my LEFT index finger, and broke the tip. it was really bad and i was sure i cut it off. so i was looking for my finger for a good 15 minutes while my finger was steadily dripping blood, and by the time i got to the ER, i was dizzy and seeing stars, got general, fixed me up, and now my index fingers are like mangled deformed ugly identical twins!!! how cute!!!

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    When I was young and stupid I tried riding no hands to my friends house while holding two sandwiches. I would have been fine but it was a windy day and I was blown off the path. The resulting crash was not only one of my most painful but I also destroyed my Sony Walkman. Was not a total loss, the sandwiches were fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxforce View Post
    When I was young and stupid I tried riding no hands to my friends house while holding two sandwiches. I would have been fine but it was a windy day and I was blown off the path. The resulting crash was not only one of my most painful but I also destroyed my Sony Walkman. Was not a total loss, the sandwiches were fine.
    Thats AWESOME!!!! My bud did the same thing with two bottles of pop and broke his ipod. lol What happened to you though as far as scratches and the like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by caid View Post
    Thats AWESOME!!!! My bud did the same thing with two bottles of pop and broke his ipod. lol What happened to you though as far as scratches and the like?
    Hate to disappoint but it was really only a good bit of gravel rash down my left leg and left arm. The impact on my walkman in my side pocket had me limping a little too.

    In the night some of the scabs on my leg bonded with my bed sheets, I didn't know what else to do so I just ripped the sheet away and it pulled the scabs right off. Then I was all in pain again and bleeding every where. Another lesson learned...


    How was your buddy? Were the bottles glass?

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    Waiting with two buddies at the base of a hill, all standing over our bikes. One guy’s foot slips and at a dead stop his chain ring shreds his calf, blood won’t stop flowing. He needs stitches. The third rider with us is a doc, so sure enough, stitches him up at home.

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    Came up to a super steep downhill on my 26" hardtail, decided not to go down it too late. Put both feet down (like an idiot) and was basically sitting on my bar right in front of the stem. The solution was to jump and stradle over my handlebars, landing on the steep slope, and then have my bike seat punch me in the back, knocking me over and making me slide down the hill with it on top of me.

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    What was the outcome of your accident injury-wise?

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    was not my own injury but one I witnessed (I was the judge)
    2 mates riding down the road decided to see who could go for the longest down the hill with their eyes closed.
    Let's just say one hit the back of a parked car at about 25-30kms per hour.
    Face-plant into the cars back window left him with a black-eye and a bleeding nose.
    The other mate was happy to let him win and admitted to cheating and keeping his eyes partially open.

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    Yesterday I was goofing off on a flat part of the trail so I decided to try riding wheelies. I pedaled a bit too hard and went right off the back and banged my ass bone on the hard pack. I'm ok, but have a nice pain in the ass to deal with.

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    I was out night riding with a friend of mine on a new (to me) trail. I didn't have a helmet mounted light at the time so I was rocking out with the bar light. He was getting a little tired at the end of the ride so I was crushing this climb and as I was cresting the hill I shouted back to him "right or left?". To which he replied "uh...right!". So I dipped off to the right with some speed and not foresight because of the handle bar light and before I knew it I was tumbling down hill because there is not transition and it drops straight off into some pointy rocks and sticks and of course thorns. He rides up on me and he very casually says "Oh my God, dude are you OK? I remember now that is were we turned around at and went the other way, sorry bro."



    Nothing broken, just a bloody mess.

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    was biking at a very slow pace (maybe 5 mph) on a flat section that wasn't technical and on an easy turn my tire hit a small tree stump I didn't see, fell to the left and cleat stayed in the pedal. Tore my meniscus and fractured my tibial plateau. Out for 10 weeks.
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    Probably when I was about 14. Flatted, walked home, patched it, and rode off with friends. Bunny-hopped up the sidewalk to discover the wheel bouncing away from the front of my bike was mine that I failed to tighten up. Instant endo and lesson learned.

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    Riding my Dj bike, super sick session going on a solid 12 foot line.. Stomped a backflip, road away and through the rest of the line..

    turn around at the end of the line doing about 3mph, front wheel slips, I tip over and break my Scaphoid.. 12 weeks in a cast..

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    PICS!!!! --- Finger + Spoke + Spinning Wheel = ...

    Adjusting front brakes....wheel spinning...not paying attention....middle finger finds its way into the spoke/rotor mix...below is what happens....



    All bandaged up now....will be back riding when I can get my finger in a glove...lame sauce most definitely

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    i always fall when riding

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    This is embarrassing...
    Oct 31st 2010...
    I got off work early around 2pm. Decided to ride my bike a mile down the street to deposit my check and dick around a little bit before my commute to my night job. I Thought "hey its a mile, ill be fine without a helmet." WRONG! I didn't make it out of the neighborhood. I was flying down my street, glanced at a pretty girl as i was hitting a sharp turn, over steered, mailbox, i can fly, blood...

    I flew a good ways from the mailbox/bike and busted my head open. Sliced my arm one good time and a bunch of scrapes/bruises all over. Oh, of course i broke my collar bone. Now its still 2pm ish. I only remember bits and pieces between then and the next morning. I specifically remember falling in love with nurse jana <3

    Anyways, i managed to call my step dad and tell him to come looking for me. He said i was calm and didnt say much just that i was hurt but he definitely knew something was wrong. My mom apparently shot out of bed with a "feeling" that i was hurt (crazy catholic hispanic women)
    I remember seeing about 5 people from the neighbor hood around me along with the paramedics. Dont remember any dialogue. Turns out one of the medics was a friend of mine from high school. He said i realized this about 4 times each time saying "Joey! whats up man, remember me?!"
    I found out a month later he was busted with a methlab in his house that he started to help pay his way through college.

    About a mile before we got to the hospital the ambulance was in a turning lane getting ready to turn left. Some dumb sorostitute trys to rush into the same lane and hits us head on. again i ask about 6 times "what happened?"

    From then on all i can remember is the gorgeous nurse jana and cussing out my aunt because she always has something smart to say.

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    I just had an OTH crash, Although i did not get injured, it was cool

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    Six weeks ago I hyperextended my left wrist on the trail less than 3 minutes into the ride. Like a jackass I put my hand down to catch myself since I couldn't get my feet free of the clipless pedals in time...learned my lesson, hopefully won't do that again.

    Last tuesday was my first day back out on the trail (weak wrist had been keeping me on paved bike paths). Within the first 2 minutes of my ride, while on a downhill section, my front wheel washed out on me. Once again I couldn't get my foot free in time and went down on my right side. I did however remember not to put my arm out but my right leg got it pretty good.

    If I could only get past the first 5 minutes of my ride without doing something stupid. I will say I screamed quite a few obscenities when I cleaned it with peroxide once I got home...God that burned!
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    My turn - years ago I was riding Oak Mtn. solo. It was winter and I'd only ridden the trail once before in the summer. I got lost and ended up on a hiking trail that ran parallel to a spillway. It was very narrow and covered with leaves. I was tired, lost, and cold. I should've just walked the bike but didn't. Suddenly my front wheel slipped off a wash out (didn't see it, it was covered by leaves). I fell about five feet vertically onto the rocks edging the spillway. Somehow as I was falling I was in a sitting position. My left cheek (not the one on my face) smacked a very sharp rock mere inches from giving myself a rock enema. I thought I'd broken my hip. I rolled down and sat in the freezing water to ease the pain. Eventually the pain subsided and I had to find my bike (it'd had fallen and was submerged in the spillway). After a few minutes of fumbling around in waist deep water I found it. After that I backtracked (walking using the bike as a crutch) and limped my way back to the car. Nothing was broken but I had a wicked looking purple/black bruise in a very uncomfortable place.

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    someyears ago changed the setting of the steel spring Domain, brought the bike up from the basement i and took it for a test ride.
    I was still wearing shock absorbing pajamas and flip flops perfektly attached to the XT clipless pedals. Went on a straight wooden bench and endoed at the end.
    Result a dislocated shoulder and some bruises and a blackout when the shoulder went back in place.

    The wife absolutely agreed with my sophisticated test procedures...
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    wow, there are some good ones in this thread.

    anyways, I have had some dumb ones that I have eaten it riding around my college campus...

    I have had friends try to clothesline me....ending with me on the ground in the grass next to the side walk.

    a couple days ago though, I had my wheels just slide sideways on me because I was dumb enough to try and go down a hill at an angle....the hill was covered in straw, well....I slid and it hurt lol
    was up before anyone saw, locked up my bike, and sat down.....then I felt the pain. entire forearms bruised (none visible, I rarely can see bruises on me). small amount of road rash, and a sore shoulder/side. and managed to bend my center chain ring more than it already was.....still dont know how i bent the center one and not one of the outer 2.

    thank God for martial arts training and learning how to fall, I probably would have broken a wrist if I had landed on my palms rather than my fore arms
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    Quote Originally Posted by California L33 View Post
    ...which begs the question, how many of us have ridden our bikes in the home "Animal House" style? As for me- I'll take the fifth.
    I tried this after watching weird science as kid....had to explain why there skid marks in the kitchen

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    Dumbest injury was coasting along down the trail, my front wheel dropped into a strangely wheel shaped rut that was about 6 inches deep. Grabbed the tire, stopped it cold, and over I went. Not fast enough to go flying, but just fast enough to tip the bike, apparently. Landed on my lid, rolled onto my back. Didn't help that I had been recovering for months from a lower back injury, and now my back got hyperextended.

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    I was riding in Memorial Park, in Houston Texas (aka Flatistan) up front, by the parking lot, my SID had a leaking air seal, and I knew it, so I was riding slowly back to the parking lot, I came across this little rut that ran perpendicular to the trail, so on a (stupid) whim I bunny hopped it, the SID bottomed out, I went over the bars (FAST) throw my hand out to stop myself, but I had so much momentum that it just drove my elbow into my ribs, breaking 4 of them.

    I laid there on what would be termed a kiddies trail by even the newest of riders, unable to breath, trying to decide if I was going to die, for like five full minutes before I drug myself out of the trail and stood up. If you've ever broken ribs, you can probably voice, for most it initially feels like an extreme tightness in the chest, which is what I had, I didn't know for sure they were broken til I walked the bike back to my car and tried to lift it on the rack.

    It took like 8 weeks to recover from that and get on the bike again.
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    Another quick Houston based crash story... this time at Cypresswood. It was my first ride with my new handlebars. I'd just switched out my old school 24 inch wide bars for some new 28 inch wide bars. Well I knew I didn't need the full 28 inches so I had the grips mounted about 3/4 from the end of the bars but I didn't trim off the excess aluminum prior to the ride. Well the first 17 miles or so of the ride had gone great and me and my buddy were starting to slow down our pace for the last 3 miles or so, so he jumped ahead and was leading us back to the car. Well I'm about 1 bike length behind him as he goes through two really tight trees and he yells back "STOP STOP STOP!!" It's too late for me to stop and unfortunately the trees were too narrow for 28 inch bars to get through. We're going probably 10-12mph and I nail the trees with both bars and the bike stops dead! I go flying over the bars with both knees banging into the handle bars and I land hard on my left leg... I actually came out of it pretty well, with just some big bruises and a hurt ego!

    Needless to say I trimmed the bars when I got home...
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    I was riding with my sons cubscout troop along our local river trail. There was a spot where the trail split and one side went up, the other stayed flat...........we all went up.......when the trails met again there was a gab in between the higher and lower trail that I decided to bunny hop down...........I landed funny, lost control and went over the bars head first and down a very steep embankment. Lucky the part I went down was less rocks and more weeds............it tore my shirt and bloodied up my back..........they funny part was all the scouts rushing to see if I was ok.........I could hear other parents saying "stay back, don't look.....I hope he's not all bloody or gross" .... when I stood up, and climbed out the kids all cheered and were asking if it was fun, and how cool it was.............hehe

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    I hit my nuts really hard when I went to cross a small stream and the was a rather large rock underwater and I smashed into it therefor hitting my nuts on the top tube.

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    I had just finished my ride and was go back to the parking lot. There was this really hot chick wearing almost nothing walking along the sidewalk. I was staring at her ass making muttering and grunting noises..it was hawt. What was not so hawt was when I hit railway tie because I wasnt looking at it, flew forward and really bagged my nuts hard on the stem. I just barely didnt fall over either. A real special moment..

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    today on the bmx bike

    After some impromptu testing i can honestly say that my new Bombshell wheelset for my bmx really are bombproof. I on the other hand


    not so much...Dislocated the hell out of my toe

    Apparently my bike hates me enough to *****slap me in the back of the shoulder. Didn't even know that was there till the woman pointed it out me while sitting in the er.

    Basically i was practicing manuals on my road riding with my 6 year old since its the coolest thing ever to him to ride with daddy with no training wheels. Anyways showing off with my crappy baby manuals (i'm relearning after a 15 year ish break from bmx and bikes in general) I land one but come down crooked no biggy though i ride it out in my neighbors yard. Next thing i know my bike endos and over the bars i go. Hit the damn culvert i forgot all about being there...Of all the stuff i could have broke or hurt its my damn TOE...seriously wtf Now pain and a goofy shoe for 3 weeks all to impress a six year that things boxes are the coolest toy ever.

    not only is this the first time ive gone to the er for a bicycling related incident ( i bmx'd for years and did some stupid crazy things on my bike and came out fine when i was kid) But its also the first time i ever puked and felt like passing out after i hurt myself. No clue why that happened and I've hurt myself much more seriously before.
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    On a bike ride with my girlfriend wasn't paying attention and hit a lot of mud. So I was hopping the bike around knocking some of it off and my foot slipped off. Had to get four stitches.Lamest Biking Injury Ever-imageuploadedbytapatalk1338447554.111240.jpg

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    ouch have done similar on a trailer hitch that i forgot about on a old truck i had
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    Was doing a short road ride with spouse and chilluns on Marrowstone Island up in Puget Sound. Dappled sunlight through the leaves - very pleasant. Clipped in and leaned back with arms relaxed at my sides to enjoy the rays on my face on a slight downhill when "ping!" pause "ping!" and I found my butt slipping backwards off the seat and onto the rear rack with absolutely no way to reach the bar and right myself. Sat on the rack for a lonesome moment then decided I'd rather control the fall than not. leaned right toward the ditch and lay the bike down with an intentional fall on my right butt cheek (hey, I didn't want it to be my spine or wrist or elbow or ...). Pretty good wipeout, road rash, etc.

    Bike was temporarily unusable as the bolt holding the seat to the post had busted. Really?? Really. It came to my memory that I had had to crank it pretty tight the previous week to get the seat to hold in one position, so maybe it was overtightened -- but bust in half??

    Got a lift to the nearest bikeshop, where the guy in charge chided me -- not believing me -- when I told him it happened when I was just riding around. "Oh, so you were just JRA?!," he said, mocking me. Again, "JRA?! Tell me another one." Oh well. I'm an idiot but it was unintentional; he's an idiot by choice. Got a new bolt -- or was it a new post? (don't remember) -- and the incident was trivial, humorous and memorable for the whole famn damily. But I don't think I'll be patronizing that bike shop anytime that I can help it. [And I don't tighten bolts to the breaking point anymore.]

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    I can probably top most although not lame I suppose.
    24h of old pueblo. Luck would have it most of my laps were at night. Even worst my lights started to get dim no matter what batteries I tried. I figure I just follow a bright one. Found the perfect guy speed wise that I can hang with and his light was perfect. We are both coming to a slow poke. He passes and I am left behind him. I said to myself no way I am loosing you. We were holing ass on the back side. Even though we were on the single track I figure I can just avoid anything in my path and get back on the track. Put it in high gear and yell, passing on your left. Didn’t count for a cacti bush. Bike stopped and I went over the handlebars right in the middle of it face first. To summarize it:
    Two ladies in the first aid tent worked on my face alone for 30 minutes. They said they have seen a few but I was by far the worst. Not kidding, 4 months later, I was still picking cacti needles out of my body.

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    My son is in cyclocross camp (once a week) so I decided to bring my mtb and help out. It involves a lot of riding 10 feet, then stopping, helping little kids with shifters and such, and then riding another 10 feet and doing it all over again. Stupid me does it in clips, figuring it would be good practice for clipping in and out.

    Long story short: I am clipped in with my left foot, right foot on the ground. At a COMPLETE STOP. I lean over to pick up a traffic cone on the right side, stand up and TIMMMMMBBEERRRRR!!!! fall over to the left side.

    Landed on a rock. Broke a rib.

    I've never had such a severe injury while riding, but here I go and break a bone while standing still at a kids cycling camp at a public park. Of course, there were about 30 onlookers.

    (Is there a "lamest injury" contest and what do I win?)

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    Three weeks ago following closely behind two younger lads, one of them decided at the top of an very narrow climb that it was to much for him and stopped, the rider behind him crashed into him and I went off to the side avoiding running over them or doing possibly something worse... Wrong !!!
    13 stitches later... been out three weeks now...
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    Easy there Cowboy

    Had a friend roll with me for his first mountain bike adventure. He had MotoX for a few years, but didn't realize how different a bike can be. First hard corner he took he leaned too far inside (expecting to just accelerate through the turn), but instead, just falling on his side then subsequently down a slight hill.

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    had a crash this morning, with my commuter, both bikes were total loss, OTB'd, landed on back [with backpack for school though.], injured my right leg+foot, minor scratch on arm+right knee, and an slight headache (also fallen on my head), could not walk till 1pm. ( it was 8:43am), commuter's total loss, time to go threadless?
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    My worst is my "Chain Ring Tattoo" and I started a thread for other "Tattoo Artists" check it out at:
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    Quote Originally Posted by lmsweatherman View Post
    My worst is my "Chain Ring Tattoo" and I started a thread for other "Tattoo Artists" check it out at:
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    OUCH !!!! Good luck to your recovery !!!
    ENJOY THE RIDE!!!

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    These are just awful. Hope everyone heals up quick! Just today I was riding down a road and managed to slip my hands of the handlebars and subsequently fall and drag my face a nice distance along the ground

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    Fall in Parking Lot, Broke Wrist Bone

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hass View Post
    A couple of years ago I was riding my bike in front of my house without a seat and post. I decided I would try to stop the bike by putting my a$$ on the rear wheel.

    The rear wheel grabbed a hold of my shorts and sucked them into the seatstays along with my a$$ and nuts.

    The bike came to a skidding stop!
    I've been LOL at this one each time I read this quote!

    I was in a parking lot showing someone how to do a quick stop. Unbeknownst to me (dumb me), I was clipped in. There I was, trying to unclip unsuccessfully, and without having time to think of other measures, I fell and broke my wrist bone. I had surgery, and now I have a plate, screws, and scar. Was the parking lot at fault at all?

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    I was getting my bike out of the back of my pickup to take into the LBS before a race. As I jumped down out of the pickup my left foot landed on the curb sideways and twisted my ankle tearing the tendons. That was six months ago and I still have to be careful with it. I did still do the race the next day and finished OK considering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hass View Post
    A couple of years ago I was riding my bike in front of my house without a seat and post. I decided I would try to stop the bike by putting my a$$ on the rear wheel.

    The rear wheel grabbed a hold of my shorts and sucked them into the seatstays along with my a$$ and nuts.

    The bike came to a skidding stop!
    Oh lord, you should be on AFV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hass View Post
    A couple of years ago I was riding my bike in front of my house without a seat and post. I decided I would try to stop the bike by putting my a$$ on the rear wheel.

    The rear wheel grabbed a hold of my shorts and sucked them into the seatstays along with my a$$ and nuts.

    The bike came to a skidding stop!
    Oh lord, you should be on AFV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hass View Post
    A couple of years ago I was riding my bike in front of my house without a seat and post. I decided I would try to stop the bike by putting my a$$ on the rear wheel.

    The rear wheel grabbed a hold of my shorts and sucked them into the seatstays along with my a$$ and nuts.

    The bike came to a skidding stop!
    Oh lord, you should be on AFV.

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    My lamest bike injury,
    About 6 months ago in early March on a trail with a low hanging branch that I have rode a hundred times. I was flying down the trail at 20mph+. I didn't duck low enough and ended up hitting it with my head! I was able to ride it out, but was dazed and seeing stars. Next moring a couldn't get out of bed, went to doctors and I had a herniated disk. My stupid mistake has cost me 6 months of pain and it's still going.

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    I was riding my Trek Fuel EX 9.7 on a wet sidewalk the day after I bought it. Took a corner, fell and sprained my wrist. I didn't even make it out of the neighborhood. Rode back and drove to the ER

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    I've got a good one for this...but to be fair I was only 12 or so when I did it...

    I had my white and pink little bike (fixed gear) and I wanted to be cool like the boys up at the skate park up the hill. So I thought I'd practice some neat tricks to show em up...

    I thought putting your feet out in front of you and doing something might be cool...dumb kid I was.

    I caught my foot in the spokes of the front wheel, flipped over the handlebars and on to my head. Scratched up the handle bars and had a narly headache. Thanks mom for making me wear that dorky helmet -- but I think I'll be "cool" inside today... :P

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    Most embarrassing situation i've been on...I never told ANYbody of it but i guess its ok now...

    I was touring with a friend, we were cycling at a very low speed (15km/sec max) but i had 3 heavy panniers on the back of my mountain bike. It was the first time i was having these things with me so i wasn't feeling comfortable with the handling.
    While chatting i had my hands on the bar ends and i was really close to him, so he clings a bit to the left just enough to get my front tire hit by his rear... You can imagine the rest...
    I'm sure it was a pretty funny scene, we were all alone in the middle of small road and yet we managed to kiss the ground..
    As soon as i fell i stood there for 4-5 seconds to make a quick check i was ok and then as soon as i realized what we just managed to do i stood up reeeeeeeally quick, i took the bike off the ground and got out of the road.
    The good thing was that the bicycle fell over the left side so the derailleur was intact and we managed to continue with no problems.. Excluding some scratches and my cellphone which i had on the bike at the moment so it just flew over me and slammed on the ground pretty hard... And it had yet to fell one more time and open into pieces once again about 40km later... Most sturdy phone i ever owned (htc touch pro 2).

    And some days before this, the day i took the bike back from maintenance i managed to hit a pavement for a split second and did an endo on the ground, luckily without any witness again and of course no casualties either.
    Needless to say i took it back for repair cause it slammed pretty hard on the derailleur side..

    Ok i said it, i'm clean now XD

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