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    I had just replaced my forks, and the new ones were so much smoother than the worn out older ones that I didn't realize my front tire was slowly going flat. Took a hard corner, the tire rolled off the rim and tied itself in a knot. I didn't have time for the "OH" in "OH, CRAP!" before I was staring up at the clouds from the middle of the street, cars honking at me, and everything hurt. I had my BRAND NEW cell phone in my pocket, and I fell over the top tube and folded the thing in half. Samsung Galaxy SII, two days old, three weeks after they were released.

    I mention the phone for 2 reasons. First, that sucked, but second because it filled my pocket with glass shards from the cracked screen. Besides the bruises and wounded pride, when I reached into my pocket to get the phone, I got cuts full of glass chips all over my fingers. Nice.

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    Man this past month I've had two and feel like a putz. On a night road ride about 3 weeks ago, approaching a stop, I could not unclip. Must have been me having some kind of brain fart, been on Speedplay since the mid 90s but for the life of me I could not get out of the darn pedal. Fell over at the light like a newbe dork. Jammed my elbow into my ribs. 3 weeks later I can finally take deep breaths and can sneeze without too much pain, so I took out the MTB for my first ride since the fall, last friday. Threw my leg over the bike, and lost my balance. My right foot, with all my weight, tilted over to the right, spraining my ankle. I got religion because I saw Peter Paul and Mary right there complete with guitars. Decided to ride it out, cuz it can't be that bad and it's been three weeks since I last rode. Finished the ride ok, and the ankle felt ok. But by that evening, it was swollen, and still is, on the right side of the foot, where that bump is, it is like twice as big as the left foot. I know I should let it rest some, but I am going to commute to work Tuesday on it so I've been icing it.

    Man I feel like a putz +2.
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    After looking through this all I can say is ouch!!

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    broken wrist

    I had my new Litespeed in the trainer to check my fit set-up and to install the computer. I did not have it tight enough. When I attempted to get on the saddle, the rear wheel popped out, I fell, the bike on top of me. Three days later my wrist was still hurting, broken wrist falling off the trainer.

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    I was looking for my friends where they parked their bikes at an open air food market but when I put my foot down when I stopped, I didn't notice there was a big empty flower pot buried on the ground and landed my foot in it. I consequently dropped to the ground like a moose shot with a rifle right in front of 6 tables of diners. And as I fought with the decision to stand up in embarrassment or feign serious injury, I can hear my friends calling out my name. Great, now all the diners knew the name of the klutz on the bike.

    Injury: My pride.

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    I didn't get through 3 stories on this thread and was laughing so hard I was crying. This stuff is pure comedic gold. It's only fair that I share one of my lamest.

    Just two weeks ago, my riding buds and I reach the top of steep climb, and stop at the top to shoot the breeze. I'm in the middle of the group, with one foot on the ground and the other leg draped over the top tube. My buddy to my right and slightly behind me says something, and as I turn to respond, I give a little hop/shuffle with the foot on the ground. Unfortunately, I snagged my heel on a rock and lost my balance. When I fell over backwards, I landed on a granite spike directly on my tailbone. I immediately assumed the fetal position, moaning and writhing in agony. It's been two weeks, and I'm still in significant pain with the wrong move or seating position. I thought only I could injure myself riding, but not RIDING. Guess not!
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    two days ago I was riding with my brother and went off the trail to avoid someone coming the other way. There was a low tree limb that I thought I could make it under and it turns out I couldnt and smacked the crap out of my head. Cracked the plastic on the outside of my helment

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt60 View Post
    two days ago I was riding with my brother and went off the trail to avoid someone coming the other way. There was a low tree limb that I thought I could make it under and it turns out I couldnt and smacked the crap out of my head. Cracked the plastic on the outside of my helment
    have done something like that a few times only instead of my head it was the back pack i forgot i was wearing that got snagged
    If you have sex in a car with airbags....does that count as safe sex???

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    I wish there was a facebook style "like" button for these........

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    Hurt right behind my home

    I had been riding some single track and fire roads behind my house. I had been riding for about 2 hours and was on my home. I was coming down a dirt packed road 300 yrds behind our house (we live in a new development that abuts right up to several nice bike trails and fire roads and power line trails) at about 25 mph when before I knew it I was down on my left side still clipped into my Gary fisher 29er Cobia and was riding across my right wrist and thumb.

    Came to a halt and couldn't feel my right hand from the elbow down and can't move my fingers. Crap. After 2 hours I could move my fingers and perform all movements of the wrist except rotation. Rotation caused extreme shooting pain.

    Drove my standard with a busted right hand to the hospital. Got an X-ray and they saw no visible fractures. Possible ligament tear, bruised bones, and horrible sprain. Walked out with a splint from my hand to elbow and a sling.

    I follow up with the orthopedist tomorrow morning to see if there is any ligament damage. I can perform rotation but cannot do it without a little pain and cannot put any pressure or weight onmy wrist.

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    i was getting off my bike at my car which was parked in mud, i slipped and fell and the chain ring sliced open my leg, did not notice till i got into my car it happened so quickly that my English 202 notes came in handy to control the bleeding this resulted in 8 stitches and no riding for 3 weeks worst 3 weeks of my life

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    ..dr nickels...update ?

    What is the word ?

    I get my wrist rechecked tomorrow. I cannot bend it down much (extension or flexion ? always confuse them). 4 weeks since busted wrist. Stayed in a removable splint entire time. Took that sucka off for good on my own over the weekend and have been working on ROM. Been riding the hell outta the trainer.

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    Well, this did say the "Lamest" injury...

    Did this one 2 or 3 days ago when planting my foot on a switchback... mesquite root tore thru my shoe and got me... doesn't look like much, but stings like a biatch...


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    Well, I take my dog for a run on my bike most afternoons when I get home from work. We generally go about a mile up the main road in the neighborhood and then weave our way back through the alleys so I can let him off of the leash to sniff to his heart's content. Normally I take my beach cruiser, but since I have this new fancy schmancy MTB I've been taking it and farting around in the alleys working on basic skills. So lately I've been trying to learn how to bunny hop and manual this 29er. No easy task if you ask me! So last Friday I'm bunny hopping around like a 10 yr old with a new BMX bike and i sprained my dang wrist! No bad, but enough to be annoying for the last week. I did it because I carry his leash gathered up in one hand while he's running around. Since I didn't have a good positive grip on the bar, the heel of my dropped when I hit and I torqued the crap out of my wrist! Stoopid!

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    Don't lie your razor slipped while trying to trim those hairy beast to cut down on wind drag

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasDesertRat View Post
    Well, this did say the "Lamest" injury...

    Did this one 2 or 3 days ago when planting my foot on a switchback... mesquite root tore thru my shoe and got me... doesn't look like much, but stings like a biatch...

    If you have sex in a car with airbags....does that count as safe sex???

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerpindicular View Post
    Don't lie your razor slipped while trying to trim those hairy beast to cut down on wind drag
    You werednt supposed to tell anyone... that was confidential...

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    Wore flip-flops to just putt around the trails close to my house, decided to push my limits, and brushed a rock with my foot, trying to pedal to maintain the speed I was carrying into a short steep uphill. It surprisingly OOZED A TON OF BLOOD OUT. To add insult to injury, wearing flip flops again on a quick morning ride, but on the road this time, taking a turn heading into the neighborhood block from the main road, my rear tire slipped out because of someone's sprinkler overflow, I stuck one foot out and my other stayed with the bike, with me ending up looking as if I were doing a split, and the same exact spot gets damaged! Sad thing is that this kind of injury took me out of riding and doing many activities for a while, in order to let it heal...

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    I was on my single speed and getting my butt handed to me. I got to a climb and I stood and was grinding away. I got too close to a stump and one of the roots stabbed into my shoe. Lots of pain later I'm on the side of the trail trying to get it together. I got my shoe off and saw my little pinkie toe was swelling.

    I broke my little toe and I had 9 miles of single track to go on a single speed that I was not in shape to be on. It took a year to stop hurting. I give that stump the finger every time I pass it while getting as far from it as I can. Lame.
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    I was trying to overtake someone. went to the side of the singletrack (grass) then suddenly the chain came off and I fell on my right side. in front of the resting area where there are around a dozen bikers. yay.

    sprained ankle, scratches on my knee and arm. just because i was too lazy to check the chain tension. lesson learned.

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    I went over the bars on a spinner bike at the local YMCA and broke my ankle...
    True story!!

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    Thanks everybody! My girlfriend sprained her ankle falling off of an a-frame bridge this past Sunday. Reading your various accounts of ignominious injury has made her feel better about hers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny91i View Post
    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
    damn, 15 km per second! it would have been much worse than that

    my lamest bike injury,
    i was preparing for my first trail ride, i check my front wheel by spinning it and my left middle finger snagged into a blunt spoke and bleed a bit badly. imagine if it was the rotor, my hand could be easily cut off

    the next day i was on my first trail ride. i try to impress my older mates by trying to do a skid.. but i bank too much that i fell to the left and my handlebar was slamming on my left hand. i didn't have it checked up to the doctor but it was so hard that i cant move my finger to brake and my wrist is a bit swollen. thankfully they didn't saw me falling then i continue the rest of the trail without even pressing rear brake and without everyone noticing

    when i got home, i got my wrist massaged with a HARDCORE masseur and it didn't help
    the pain keeps coming for about two months until fully recovered

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    Lamest injury so far has just been racking myself while getting my bike out of my car. That's always a good way to start the ride.

    Best story would be my first race though. I was a noob and definitely not that fast so I was constantly looking out for racers behind me so I could get off the trail and let them by (it was a 6 hour endurance race, just being polite). I thought I heard a rider behind me but an time I looked I didn't see anyone so I just kept pushing. I finally hear something that sounds really close, I turn around to check, see nothing and then turn back around only to be facing directly into a tree. I had just enough time to shout an explicative before ramming into it and flipping over the bars and rolling onto the ground. As I sat there cross-legged, cursing about how I would never race again and all other kinds of things, the guy who I had been hearing rolls past and asks if I'm alright. Fortunately I was fine, just a little beat up and amazingly my front tire was not a taco. I plan on doing the race again this coming October.

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    Okay - sitting at my desk....bam slipped disk. Off the bike for 2 months!!! Caused by riding a lot and having tight hamstrings and weak. Oh we'll - I have lost 8 lbs - mostly of muscle atrophy on my left leg.
    My bike is heavier than yours - it does not have Carbon or Titanium parts - I love it!

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    Im gonna go with my last crash where I wasnt aware my front axle was bent and not locked into the fork properly. I was taking some switch backs rather slow and kinda dazing off when suddenly my bike got all squirrely underneath me causing a super slow-mo crash leaving me with 3 cracked/bruised ribs, a bruised knee, a dented and chipped helmet among other aches and pains . Good times.

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    Got my nail shot off the big toe by a flying stone triggered by the front wheel wearing 5.10 impacts. First biking injury without crashing...

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    for me it's a toss up between the junk bike toss (my club picnic a few years ago, I heaved the iron bike and the bars swung around and bash me in the face with everyone watch, yeah) or second, when my cleat unclipped (after a 1hr time-trial training ride on some somewhat technical trails, I was riding home on the flat, smooth, straight, clear street and attempted a final interval when the SPD let loose on the pull stroke sending my leg mass up, the bike just went away and I dog piled into the pavement at a dead stop. everything hurt but nobody saw it so there's that.)
    Feel the Bern!!!

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    After a long weekend of riding and kayaking in the Ozarks in which I amazing didn't get hurt, I slammed my finger in the hatch of my vehicle loading up to leave. Bled like a stuck pig & got to visit the ER in Mountain View, Arkansas. Shots & stitches topped the weekend off.

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    Took my daughters and their boyfriends out for a bike ride 2 years ago; my house is about 5 miles from the trailhead. Rode all evening, then home at dusk. About a mile from home we decided to stop at a convenience store for a treat; crossing the street I tried to bunny hop the curb, then "kiss" the flower bunker with the front tire.

    I was a little too tired, misjudged, skated the sidewalk with the back tire, and unable to correct I ended up laying in some thorny bushes in the planter...in full view of my guests and traffic. Local cop was gassing his car up and ran over, first to render aid, then proceeded to laugh himself silly while he took an "accident investigation pic" with his phone.

    It hasn't ended up posted on my wall...yet. But I imagine it will...

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    I was 14 oro so, and my and a few friends were out with our BMX's. Well, we happend to see a cute group of girls from our school, and decided to impress them.
    There was a small field that led to a parking lot to a strip mall that had a well worn trail in it. I decided that I was going to fly down this trail, up to the lip of the parking lot and jump over the parking block/curb that was there. I remember going as fast as I could, hitting the lip of the asphalt parking lot, and then going OTB, landing on my back and watching my handlebars come and land across my chest.
    The girls left, my friends came up laughing to see if I was okay, and I felt like a huge idiot.

    ahh... what doesn't kill you, haunts you through high school... LOL

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    Climbing up very steep fire road trail, in the granny gear, chain drops, since I'm already going at extremely slow speeds I start to tip over instantly as my feet starting flying around the pedals since there is suddenly no resistance. I can't unclip fast enough. I fall to the side like a rider new to clipless and what happens on my way down? The droper post lever on my handlebar digs into my chest and drags across my nipple. Massive bruising looked like I got whipped by someone holding an giant squid tentacle. It was embarassing as hell.

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    Yeah man, going down my favorite trail, I was crossing the same roots that I have crossed countless many times. No biggee; P This time the bars twisted out of my hands and landed on my right side. it hurt so bad I could not get back on the bike, I finally rode it back and somehow loaded that heavy ass bike into the back of the car. I was out for 3 months from what I later found out to be 2 fractured ribs. That was it for the season, again; ) My sister gets so sick of hearing about my bike injuries; )

    There is more but that is for later.

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    Bonking ... not feelin' well Pretty Lame Fall

    I was riding up a steep hill and i decided to get off, i put my foot down and the hillside crumbled away under me. I fell forwards face planted into the ground and waked my elbow very hard on my frame. I got a very big purple bruise but luckily no major injuries.

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    Was riding around in the parking lot waiting on my buddies to get their helmets on, etc...
    Talking smack and laughing it up with them...didn't notice the grate in the middle of the lot that my front tire perfectly slipped into between the slits...I was still talking as I went over...basically I stayed in the same position on the bike as it rotated over and slammed me into the pavement. It happened so fast I never reacted...my hands were still on the handlebars and I was still clipped in. I still have the scar on the top of my hand and elbow where I busted them. Nothing needed stitches though and nothing else injured. Those guys still bring it up sometimes. Happened 15 years ago.

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    Bunny hopped an old car lift in a garage.. broke my elbow.

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    Back in my roadie days, I was working on my bike in the garage and decided to take it for a quick spin down the street to check on some gear shifting. I rode up the street, made a u-turn and back to my driveway. Instead of going up the driveway, where my car was partially blocking it, I decided to just get up on the curb. I lifted my front wheel up and I just see my wheel roll off. I forgot to lock my quick release back up. I put my hand down and my arm and since I was clipped in, I flipped over, but my hand stayed in place as it was caught in the handlebar. I ended up breaking my wrist and was in a cast for 3 months.

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    Signed up for my first dh race. I had a xc race the previous day (won my age division!), woke up tired and just not "in it." Took the lift up for a practice run - that first run didn't go very well. I was actually thinking about dropping out. The trail was intense and I wasn't riding at my best. The trail was sketchy, and one section in particular ( a steep, loose rock garden) was a bit beyond my skill level. On my best of best days, maybe. But this wasn't one of those days.

    My pride, however, said: Just one more practice run. You'll get in the right mind set.

    Never listen to pride!!

    Standing a top the start ramp, I got the signal to go and I took my hands off the brakes and started down. Just then, someone behind me yelled "wait!" (not sure if it was to me or someone else) I instinctively turned my head and took my eyes off the ramp for just a mili-second. That's all it took. I rode right off the %&% start ramp and fell about 8 feet onto my feet. I landed on a rock and my left ankle exploded. It swelled up the size of a grapefruit in seconds...

    My talas is in about 4 pieces and my tib/fib separated from my ankle. Thank god it wasn't worse. The surgeon said that normally when you apply enough force to shatter your talas like that, the rest of your leg shatters as well. As of now, 5-7 screws and 8 weeks non-weight bearing. We'll see how surgery goes tomorrow.

    It simply proves a point - fate has a sense of humor. I didn't crash on that gnarly rock garden or steep off-camber turn through the trees. No. I shattered my ankle and my season falling off the start ramp of my final practice run...Kinda like when I blew my ACL on the cat track after I hucked that cliff.

    (really fate? really? Can I ever injure myself doing something snazzy? )

    Oh well, here's to 8 weeks of ice cream, beer, and dreaming about some sassy fall riding

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    I was crossing a log on a riverside trail when my leg cramped with my weight on that pedal. I heard my hamstring pop bad, and tumbled over the bank to the river. Most importantly I caught my bike as it passed me so it didn't get wet.

    When I crashed I hadn't been on the bike 2 minutes.

    I could get myself back up to the trail, but I couldn't do me and the bike both so I had to have help recovering my bike. I had to call for someone to come get me because I couldn't risk driving and crashing due to a cramp. The cramps kept coming for hours, both legs, back, under my ribs.

    A week later my hamstring is plum crazy purple, knee to butt, side to side. I've got a nice hot pain that flares up if I put pressure on it in a certain way. I'm learning new ways to use my feet instead of my hands, because I can't bend over, especially to my injured side.

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    Hungry Chainring

    I had a hardtail I converted to a road bike that I was getting ready to use for a charity ride. At the time I didn't have a bike stand so I was oiling the chain with it leaning against my garbage can. I didn't have my pedals on it yet so stupidly I was using my finger to spin the crank arm.

    Apparently I didn't lean the bike onto the garbage can enough because it fell onto me and pushed my finger between the chain and the ring. Instinctively I yanked back and it pulled off the nail. The chainring tooth punctured through my nail and didn't stop until it hit bone.

    Thankfully adrenaline had me just angry with myself rather than wimpering on the ground like I would be otherwise. I ended up just cleaning and bandaging it. The next day I went to work and after 6 hours of me constantly changing bandages because it had yet to stop bleeding my boss made me goto the hospital where it was cauterized and worked on. Thankfully the nailbed was still intact so the nail grew back.

    I ended up riding 31 miles with my index finger bandaged and pointing up in the air.

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    Nothing like the old turn-too-fast-on-gravel. You keep going around the turn but your bike goes forward on its side. Done that a few times.

    My most recent moron crash: had to inflate a tubeless wheel a good deal more than necessary to keep the bead seated. Riding downhill and the big bouncy tire ricocheted off a tiny rock, off a root, and the whole bike just kind of flew out from under me.
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    Went mountain biking for my first time today.

    Fell three times on my side / back while pushing bike up steep hills or down super steep ones. It was funny and I laughed at myself.

    Finally there was a spot that wasn't too steep to go down, so I thought I'd give it a try - was tired of pushing the bike up the steep trail.

    I had my brakes on as much as I could and I had my right pedal in the 6 o'clock position. Pedal hit rock, handlebars went all the way to the left and I did a superman over the handlebars. Landed on chin, hand, and elbow.

    Scariest part was the impact to my chin, because I could feel my spine and getting the wind knocked out of me.

    I was stupid and was a little dehydrated too..

    Not sure if mountain biking is for me or if I chose a trail with too steep a grade with too many rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad85 View Post
    Went mountain biking for my first time today.

    Fell three times on my side / back while pushing bike up steep hills or down super steep ones. It was funny and I laughed at myself.

    Finally there was a spot that wasn't too steep to go down, so I thought I'd give it a try - was tired of pushing the bike up the steep trail.

    I had my brakes on as much as I could and I had my right pedal in the 6 o'clock position. Pedal hit rock, handlebars went all the way to the left and I did a superman over the handlebars. Landed on chin, hand, and elbow.

    Scariest part was the impact to my chin, because I could feel my spine and getting the wind knocked out of me.

    I was stupid and was a little dehydrated too..

    Not sure if mountain biking is for me or if I chose a trail with too steep a grade with too many rocks.
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    i have been riding on and off for forever and still have stupid crap happen to me. Slid out on a group ride landed nice and soft pedal a few feet realize i'm gushing blood from my knee...needed stitches...favorite is crashing and dislocating my big tow. I was wearing my 5.10 riding shoes both times...thats right more then once...who does crap like that. It will get better and if not you'll at least learn to tuck roll and bounce better
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    When I was a kid I used to race road and train a lot, keeping my head down at times to reduce drag. I once ran into a parked car and flew over the car landing on a Grass island by not paying attention. Idiot!

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    I'd just finished a line of jumps, and nailed all of them, and I started cycling up a gentle climb to do the jumps again.

    I hit a small rock at about 2mph and slipped off the pedals, I took the full impact with my balls against the crossbar.

    I've also gone over the top of a really easy berm when I was riding my new bike for the first time and accidentally jumped over a small pond, but i landed on the bank and slammed my thighs into the handlebars.

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    Fast tight singletrack through winding trees in the winter. Cut a corner and leaned in too much and caught a tree with left shoulder. Bounced across the trail into a 2nd tree and when falling landed the small of my back on my pedal. I still can't picture how the hell that happened, and it was too bad nobody else got to see.
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    This isn't my injury, but I was present when this happened. For those of you who have a faint heart, then you may want to stop reading here....

    Back when I was skateboarder, every Sunday, they would close the park down for bikers and skaters and it became a showcase. There was a BMX guy named Darcy. I forgot his last name, but he was this big sponsored guy. He decided to bronco (bunny hop or jump) over 10 people laying down. He gathered up tons of speed and he cleared them by a mile, but as he landed on his seat, the seat broke. At this point, he was losing control and by instinct (I'm guessing) he tried to sit down. Lets just say he got a seat post up somewhere you wouldn't want one. OUCH. People came rushing to help him and I was one of them. It wasn't pretty as he kept squirming with a bike up his butt so the bike was just moving around with him. He turned out to be okay and he returned two weeks later.

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    I had an old Cannondale hardtail I was keeping alive well past it's retirement date. The rear derailleur needed a tuneup before every ride, so I was dialling it in before a planned ride the next morning.

    I took a quick spin up the street to run through the gears after adjusting, and rolling back down the slope of my street, I was looking down at the chain. I had to brake quickly to avoid someone's kid and I was all off balance and only half paying attention as I was preoccupied with my gears.

    My left foot slippped off the pedal forwards, and my right foot kept pedalling. This caused the left pedal to come back around, and catch my left leg right at mid calf. My left calf became trapped in front of and under the pedal, and because I was still pedalling, the pedal crushed my calf muscle.

    3 weeks off the bike, and my left calf muscle is now permanently deformed. I'm a Winnah!

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    Not do I have a myriad of these stories. One of my favorites was last November I was in the garage working on my bike and I had it propped up on a jackstand under the BB. What I was doing escapes me but I was knelt down next to the bike slightly under the metal workbench. I went to stand up real fast and BAM, the metal drawrer on the under side of the table hit my back right around the kidneys. I screamed and hooped and hollered like a baby but it really hurt. I got myself together and walked into the bathroom to check out my back and there was a big gash across my lower back. It really hurt! It's May now and I still have the scar. The Doc actually commented on it when I went for a rountine checkup and she checked my back for sketchy moles 😂. "What did you do to your back!?!?!" I had to tell the story. Along with why my elbow was wrapped up from a crasg the previous day and many other scars haha.

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    A mate I ride w/ had a stiff back a couple of weeks ago... he put it out emptying the dishwasher!?

    I know it's not a biking injury... but we were meeting up to do a weekends riding. Me with my arm in a sling and him hobbling around like Mr. Magoo!?

    It was all rather comical.

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    Sitting on the back of my truck I was removing my riding shoes when some guy on a walmart bike came whipping down from the trail head into the parking lot at warp speed. Trying to show off in front of his girlfriend he decided to try peeling out but his tires dug into the sand instead catapulting him off the bike landing right in front of me some 7 ft from his bike. Covered in sand and gravel burn he sprung back to his feet trying to play it off like he was fine. After asking if he was ok I asked if that was why he was wearing a full face helmet. :-D

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    Ventral/umbilical hernia. Not 100% positive it was from wrecking but around the Sam time I noticed it I had taken a hard shot to exact spot from the stem on my bike. Didn't knock the wind out of me but I had to sit on the trail for a few before I could get back up. Wasn't from jumping or anything was just riding along maybe about 10mph and caught a rock weird with my rear tire

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    I recently was riding in the rain and hit a rooted out spot at speed just like normal and the front tire washed then grabbed and tried to throw me OTB but I jumped sideways. I hit the inside of my ankle on the cable guide on the top tube of the frame. My ankle immediately blew up till my foot went numb and I had to open my shoes. Rode out and went home and iced it. With in a few hours my ankle and half my foot was purple. 2 days later the impact cut it also infected. That was 2 weeks ago and the cut is healing and the ankle is slowly healing.
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    I got one more 2 years ago first day of camping trip at Raystown I washed out in a turn. I had a choice slide left- off embankment, slide straight-hit tree, roll right miss tree. I rolled right onto my knee which grated across rocks like a cheese grater. 2 cuts 2 layers of stitch's deep and 3 hours at the hospital. Missed 2 days of riding and the last night I got to night ride.

    BTW my knee pads were in the tent, I didn't wear them cause it was really hot.
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    drunk and stupid, rode dwn a hill and the hadle bars went forward and no brakes so to slow down i stuck my feet out and went head first over the handle bars, gash on my temple and t7 fracture and dislocated collar bone and took 3 months to heal. have a video of incident from a go pro cam if i can upload it. could not so here is a link to it on facebook. handle bars tightened afterward and brake is now working.
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    Yesterday.......taking off a cassette lock ring......popped a hernia......yup......that really happened.....eff me. Ring was on good from the factory.....pushing the wrench one way while holding a cassette wrench with the other hand......pushed real hard......and my genetic defect gave way before the cassette......

    Had one taken care of on the other side 16 years ago.....now I have a surgical consult in 2 weeks......need to be back on the damn bike and at 75-80% for June.....

    At least it is a small one and I can get it scoped vs. the 3" scar I have from the old one....
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    Quote Originally Posted by River19 View Post
    Yesterday.......taking off a cassette lock ring......popped a hernia......yup......that really happened.....eff me. Ring was on good from the factory.....pushing the wrench one way while holding a cassette wrench with the other hand......pushed real hard......and my genetic defect gave way before the cassette......

    Had one taken care of on the other side 16 years ago.....now I have a surgical consult in 2 weeks......need to be back on the damn bike and at 75-80% for June.....

    At least it is a small one and I can get it scoped vs. the 3" scar I have from the old one....
    Not gonna lie. This had me dying laughing while opening a package of new bike parts I ordered. Hopefully I dont pop a hernia while installing them!

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    Back in 1996 I just picked up my brand new Specialized Stumpjumper M2FS Comp with my first ever clipless pedals. I worked for my town's public works department and I was riding to my town's new multi-million dollar flood control pump station to show all the big wigs and engineers how to run it.

    As I rode up to the rather large crowd at the control panal I came to a stop and when I went to put my foot down I forgot I was clipped into my new pedals. I just fell over on my right side still clipped into my pedals and as I looked up one of the engineers said to no one "And this is the guy that's going to show us how this works".

    I never felt more stupid than I did at that moment, but I got up and unlocked the panal and fired up the pumps showing them I was smarter than I looked.

    After I rode home I read how to make the pedals much eaiser to click out of and that never happened again.

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    cleat was clogged with mud at the end of a ride i went to hop up onto a sidewalk by my place and thought i was clipped in securely. i wasn't. my foot came out and my foot lifted when i came back down my full weight of my right foot pushed the crank backwards and my pedal went pretty deep into my shin. golfball size bump and it got infected and i had to to the doctor. ha ha ha. that was lame.

    also first ride in clipless did good all ride got back home, unclipped right, leaned left.

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    Need to keep this going, some funny stuff!

    One of my lamest: I was riding along the street, standing, with my hands on the bar ends. For some reason, I decided it would be a good idea to switch to the grips without sitting down. Sitting, I could ride no handed, and I'd only be no handed for a second, anyway, so should be easy enough, right? Found myself on the ground real quick! No major injury, just a few scrapes. However, I had my nice watch on, and it cost me almost a 100 bucks to replace the crystal that got all scratched up.
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    I was riding with my son who trains/runs distance, going real slow for a min, I did a slow motion fall to my right clipped in, my thumb caught the edge of a rock and disclocated it. Yanked it back in, right in front of him which earned me good cred and rode out to get films and put in a splint/cast....OR later in the week for ligament repair.

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    My personal one was after work hooligan ride, hopped on a bench at bus shelter, pop front up to wheelie drop the end, started going off the end and my unhelmeted head met overhead beam of the shelter. Didnt knock me completely out, but vision blanked for a few seconds. Found myself on my back, my bike shot out in front and my glassee had ejected off my face. Earned me a couple stitches on head.
    Our friend this past fall Whistler trip fractured his wrist, first day, first ride, less than one hour into ride. When asked, he sheepishly has to say it was in Lost lakes, not the park.

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    No matter how tempting it is don't stick your finger into a moving brake rotor. I was adjusting my front brake, not paying attention, and bam finger goes into rotor. Went into doc and first they took X-ray's finding tip of finger broken. In went the Novocain, first they took the remaining finger nail off then stitched me up with 5 stitches. Really sore next day after 12 hour Novocain wore off!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xcno View Post
    No matter how tempting it is don't stick your finger into a moving brake rotor. I was adjusting my front brake, not paying attention, and bam finger goes into rotor. Went into doc and first they took X-ray's finding tip of finger broken. In went the Novocain, first they took the remaining finger nail off then stitched me up with 5 stitches. Really sore next day after 12 hour Novocain wore off!!
    Ha, I had a buddy that had the top of his index finger cut completely off doing the same thing. The Docs were able to put it back but it does not look as good as new.
    I think of that every time I am working on a wheel with a rotor on it. It totally seems like something I would do.
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    I installed a new stem on my bike to adjust the reach. Being a consummate over tightener of all things that twist I decided to go easy on the stem bolts to not immediately ruin the new stem.

    On the test run I came up to my first down hill roll-over and when my wheel made contact with the trail it turned 90 degrees to my handlebars....because the bolts weren't tight enough.

    Needless to say I went for a ride and broke my fall on the next boulder down hill. Fractured knee cap and wrist. That was 5 weeks ago and I have another 2 months to go.

    I'm a total jackass. However, I now own knee pads, wrist protection and more importantly a torque wrench!

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