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    Lamest Biking Injury Ever

    i had just come back from a pretty decent ride and pulled into my driveway. went up to my roof rack to get the bike down and on the way up SLAMMED my right hand into the frame of the rear window of the car. at this point i did what i've seen everyone in sports do, i dropped to the ground and started crying like a baby. one of the most painful things ever. i regained my composure after 10 minutes or so and went inside for some comfort from my wife. we put ice on it thinking it was just really bruised and went about our day (but jesus did it hurt). i never really thought it was broken because i could still move my fingers, but i did notice my grip was really weak. that was on a saturday. as the week wore on the pain subsided, the swelling went down (slightly), but i could still sense something was wrong. a few days ago i wanted to go for a ride and tried to test my grip on my bike. the result was searing pain. finally went to the doc this past friday for xrays. today i got the call that the results are in and yes indeed i fractured my hand. i go to get it set and patched up on wednesday, but i guess my season is over now , or at least the warm weather riding...

    its ironic that i throw myself down a mountain regularly, encounter bears, snakes, stupid people, huge rocks etc. and have never been seriously hurt other than a couple of chipped teeth, scrapes, bruises and the occasional stitch, but getting the bike off the roof of my car results in a fractured hand. it reminds me of these baseball players that go on the dl because of an injury sustained while taking out the garbage. oh well, guess there's nothing to do but laugh at it. anyone else have any stupid bike related (kind of) injuries to help cheer me up?

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    My bro's bike has a crappy set of V brakes, so when he took his mates hydrolic disk brake equipped bike for a spin around the car park, he didnt expect the to come to a sudden stop and smacked his nuts on the head stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrekFan
    i had just come back from a pretty decent ride and pulled into my driveway. went up to my roof rack to get the bike down and on the way up SLAMMED my right hand into the frame of the rear window of the car. at this point i did what i've seen everyone in sports do, i dropped to the ground and started crying like a baby. one of the most painful things ever. i regained my composure after 10 minutes or so and went inside for some comfort from my wife. we put ice on it thinking it was just really bruised and went about our day (but jesus did it hurt). i never really thought it was broken because i could still move my fingers, but i did notice my grip was really weak. that was on a saturday. as the week wore on the pain subsided, the swelling went down (slightly), but i could still sense something was wrong. a few days ago i wanted to go for a ride and tried to test my grip on my bike. the result was searing pain. finally went to the doc this past friday for xrays. today i got the call that the results are in and yes indeed i fractured my hand. i go to get it set and patched up on wednesday, but i guess my season is over now , or at least the warm weather riding...

    its ironic that i throw myself down a mountain regularly, encounter bears, snakes, stupid people, huge rocks etc. and have never been seriously hurt other than a couple of chipped teeth, scrapes, bruises and the occasional stitch, but getting the bike off the roof of my car results in a fractured hand. it reminds me of these baseball players that go on the dl because of an injury sustained while taking out the garbage. oh well, guess there's nothing to do but laugh at it. anyone else have any stupid bike related (kind of) injuries to help cheer me up?

    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hass
    The rear wheel grabbed a hold of my shorts and sucked them into the seatstays along with my a$$ and nuts.
    Bwahahahaha!!!!

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    the lamo mounting brackets that come w/ certain models of specialized cycling computers have sharp edges--prone to cause lamo injuries. spec's product managers/purchasers would do well to come up w/ a less lame manufacturer so its consumers would suffer less lamo injuries at its hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hass
    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.
    You really earned your handle that day.
    We all get it in the end.

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    Almost as stupid

    Have you ever banged your head really hard on the end of your bike rack........like really hard. I smacked my head on the end, of course in a crowded parking lot before a race and had an egg size knot on my head......very painful when trying to squeeze my noggin into a helmet.

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    Get this one.

    My friend and I had just finished riding Porcupine rim from town and we had both endo'd pretty hard on the ride, but no significant injuries to speak of. When we were pulling into town into our campspot (one of the ones in town) he takes the corner pretty fast, all of the knobs shred off his front and rear tires and he goes down at about 20, ripping his shorts and giving him road rash from his foot up to his shoulder. I told him it was the let down after completing such a good ride, definitely one I won't forget.

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    While moving at a whopping 0 mph

    I managed to cut my leg. Needed 17 stitches to close.

    I was climbing a steep hill and stopped to wait for my friends to catchup. Unclipped my left foot and put it down on a very jagged rock. A portion of the rock crumbled under my foot and all my weight concentrated onto the left side of my calf. Rocks were very sharp and cut me like a knife.
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    Bonking ... not feelin' well

    I was coming around a corner last friday, washed out, and broke my right hand as well.

    TrekFan--- how long are you down for? I'm looking at about six weeks or so.....

    bummed.
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    I inverted my foot

    I twisted the crap out of my ankle while loading my bike on the roof racks. This was the day after I built it up, and was going to be the maiden ride. It fully swolen and turned black and blue like I have never seen before.

    I had really crappy med insurance at the time... like you pay for the first $2000 and then it kicks in. I was unemployed at the time. I sent pix to my bro-in-law who was an emergency room doctor. He said it was prolly fine, just support it, ice it and stay off of it.

    I was off for two weeks, and wore an ankle brace for another 3 weeks after that.

    Oh, and back when I used a hatchback rack, I used to clobber myself all the time. I got the hatch open (VW GTi) getting my gear out, getting ready for a ride. I got it all, and slam the hatch shut... when the rack hits me on the head. Even with a helmet on, it hurts. Impy got nailed by it too. I stopped using it.

    Of course, there was the time when I first got clipless pedals. In the parking lot before the ride, I tipped and scraped the crap out of my knee. It was nearly as bad as any scrape I got on the trail.

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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 smacked my head on the end, of course in a crowded parking lot before a race and had an egg size knot on my head......very painful when trying to squeeze my noggin into a helmet.
    I have two....

    (1)I had my bike on a trunk rack not too long ago. After a ride, I loaded my bike on the rack and went for coffee. I had put my wallet and money in the trunk. Obviously, to get coffee I had to get the money out. I was so tired, I didnt remove the bike, but muscled the trunk open with the bike and rack still on it. I looked in... got the money... backed my head out... LET THE TRUNK FALL - The bike and rack, together, hit me on the face and forehead. Luckily, no major damage. Just scrapes and bumbs.

    (2)I was doing wheelies on the sidewalk in front of my house. Pulled hard on the bars - pedaled hard - COULDN'T CLIP-OUT. Fell flat on my back - no camelbak to break the fall. Fractured three vertebrae. Out for 6 weeks. Finally, riding again.

    I was thinking the same thing - rocks, boulders, downhills, switchbacks - scrapes and bruises. Sidewalk = Broken Back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SabbathU71
    (1)I had my bike on a trunk rack not too long ago. After a ride, I loaded my bike on the rack and went for coffee. I had put my wallet and money in the trunk. Obviously, to get coffee I had to get the money out. I was so tired, I didnt remove the bike, but muscled the trunk open with the bike and rack still on it. I looked in... got the money... backed my head out... LET THE TRUNK FALL - The bike and rack, together, hit me on the face and forehead. Luckily, no major damage. Just scrapes and bumbs.
    Did pretty much the same thing once. Two bikes on the rack, it knocked me to my knees.

    But not as bad as the time I knocked my self unconcious picking up a cat. First thing in the morning one of my hungry cats is bugging me and I bend over to pick it up as I'm walking out of my bedroom. I slammed my head into the doorframe and came too on the floor. Cat was staring a me a foot away. Probably wondering if I was dead and could it eat me.
    We all get it in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrekFan
    . anyone else have any stupid bike related (kind of) injuries to help cheer me up?
    Turned my head to the left to do a farmers blow with my right hand over my nostril. Lost it on a bump on the otherwise smooth trail. Severe endo - broken crossmax spoke, smacked both ankles with something - handlebar? Skinned knee. Worse was I tore the tendon off the last digit of my pinky finger - ouch.

    Worse still, I had to explain to the office mates that I have a splint on my finger because I was blowing my nose while riding my bike and crashed.

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    Mine was lame, public, and painful.

    I was getting used to a 24" wheelset on a jump bike, just tooling around on a sidewalk. Coming up to an intersection I started S-turns to cut speed for the traffic light, and the toe of my inside foot caught the cement. Foot was pulled off pedal as I was still pedaling, and it came back around and raked the back of my bare leg (wearing shorts) from back of knee to bottom of heel, yanking off my shoe. I got 3 huge bloody gashes from my pedal pins all down my leg, and I didn't even come off my bike.

    Braked to a stop, limped over to get my shoe, and at least 4 carfuls of people were staring at me. Nice. Only 2 miles from home, too. Unable to walk for a day, couldn't wear a shoe or sock on that leg for a week. Interesting scars at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VA2SLOride
    I was coming around a corner last friday, washed out, and broke my right hand as well.

    TrekFan--- how long are you down for? I'm looking at about six weeks or so.....

    bummed.

    i will find out in the morning. hope its not too bad, but we went to pick up the xray results today and after sneaking a peek the hair stood up on the back of my neck it looked so horrible. kinda looks like a chicken wishbone after you snapped it...

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    car racks

    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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    The first time I used clipless pedals back in the 90's, I was going around an uphill switchback somewhere on Tam and fell over, off the switchback onto the lower part of the trail I'd just come round. What a tumble. But I fell into a mud puddle (yee-haaa) and when I sat up and looked at my legs, I'd fallen onto a Banana Slug and it was sliming my inner thigh..oooo how romantic!
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    sorry to hear...that is why I don't like roof racks....too tired to put a bike on the roof or take it down
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    Burger down!

    How's this hand story for ya? I was takin' a break from wrenching and was going down to get a burger from a local joint. On the way back to the shop, (both hands full of bags-o-burger,) I was making a right corner onto one of the bridges in town. Some city workers were out watering the flowers. I railed the corner as normal, hit the wet, slick concrete on my Moby Bites. Bike down, busted hand, and burgers/fries everywhere! I got a cast and no lunch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VA2SLOride
    I was coming around a corner last friday, washed out, and broke my right hand as well.
    TrekFan--- how long are you down for? I'm looking at about six weeks or so.....
    bummed.
    I broke my right hand at work six weeks ago, I am hoping to get cleared by the doc this week, but it will probably only be for light stuff. I have been out of the brace for the most part, but have to wear it like a sport brace for any load bearing stuff. I have only been able to put myself on the trainer twice.

    I forgot about it yesterday and shook hands with someone who had a stout grip, man that hurt for a little bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr
    the lamo mounting brackets that come w/ certain models of specialized cycling computers have sharp edges--prone to cause lamo injuries. spec's product managers/purchasers would do well to come up w/ a less lame manufacturer so its consumers would suffer less lamo injuries at its hands.
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    A few years ago in front of our old house I was starting out on a ride. There was a bunch of younger kids on skateboards milling around so I decided to bunny hop off the huge 6" curb to show the kids that I was also an "extreme" athelete. Unfortunately, I had forgotten which bike I had pulled from the rack and was unexpectedly on flat pedals instea of clipless.

    To the junior boarders I suppose it looked like I jumped up in the air specifically for the purpose of crashing my nuts down, full on to the top tube. I tried to ride away with as little whimpering as possible until I was safely around the corner.

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    Back to the trailhead...

    ...on the last 200 yds of gravel road, I popped my front wheel up to see if I could determine where the suspension click was coming from. Landed the front off center, the wheel went sideways and down I went.

    My most stupid crash to date. Of course I had to do it with witnesses present.

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    ouch.

    well i'm on the shelf for 4 to 6 weeks. doctor said the good news is that i didnt need surgery or anything like that. bone pretty much set itself and i need the resin cast for 4 to 6 weeks and then i can start light activity after that. this sucks pretty bad, but it could have been worse i guess. by the looks of these stories it seems these damn bike racks are more dangerous than riding!

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    Not mine but...

    A few weeks ago we were riding and there was a nice log pile so you could clear a large, high log (yeah, yeah, yeah - sanitization, but without this log pile Hans himself couldn't clear this log). On the back side there were a few logs out of place. We stop and put them back in. The last one needed a little nudging and my buddy gives it a swift kick expecting it to fall into place. Well the kick was a little too swift and the log didn't move. He broke his toe. It turned a nice deep purple uck. He finished the ride though...

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    But not as bad as the time I knocked my self unconcious picking up a cat. First thing in the morning one of my hungry cats is bugging me and I bend over to pick it up as I'm walking out of my bedroom. I slammed my head into the doorframe and came too on the floor. Cat was staring a me a foot away. Probably wondering if I was dead and could it eat me.
    Now THAT is funny! I can just see the cat sitting there licking its chops...
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    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.

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    I have one....

    This is dumber than yours Trek Fan. When I got my first FS some 4 years ago I was so excited I took it out for its maiden voyage. Rode to the local trails, rode to work to show a fellow biking colleague than back to the trails. Was so interested in getting everything nice and dialed. Was out for 5 - 6 hours doing a bunch of short loops bak to back. Rolled off a couple small boulders and hit a few jumps I had never hit on my hard tail. Life was good. By now I am getting a bit hungry so I think I will ride to the local sandwich shop. So I go and grab a bite to eat and sit outside looking at my bike all happy.

    When I was all done and getting ready to head home I clipped in with my left foot and rolled off as I brought my right leg over the bike. Before my foot was down on the other pedal I clipped the handlebars into a shopping cart that had came loose off the end of the big train (like they cart boys push into the store) and I was instantly done on the ground. I had been coasting at about 3 mph. Rolled over my hand with my whole body weight and broke both bones in my arm just above the wrist.

    The cart had come loose because some young kid had slammed another into the back of the line. I wasnt mad at him, but it sucked that his mother did not even stop to check if I was okay or offer me a ride. I ended up waling a mile to the local ER. My arm was twisted into a "Z" shape as my hand was pulled back by the tendons. If I could have held out both arms straight the left one would have been a good 5 inches shorter than the right...

    After the 6 hour operation to repair my arm I sat and looked at the bike in my living room for three months before I could ride. I spent some nine weeks with four pins and a bunch of screws connected to a 8 in steel rod that held my arm immobile.
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    showing off in front of son

    I was showing off for my 5 year old doing wheelies in a parking lot. I was clipped in and pulled up too hard and couldn't clip out. Landed right on my tail bone and fractured coccyx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrekFan
    oh well, guess there's nothing to do but laugh at it. anyone else have any stupid bike related (kind of) injuries to help cheer me up?
    First ride on a new hardtail, about 4 years ago. Forgot to tighten up my spd pedals. Go to bunny hop a little 10 inch log, came right out of the pedals, OTB. Broken wrist, actually the scaphoid bone. Horrible bone to break, takes forever to heal. I was out 3 months while my shiny new bike sat in the corner.

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    How about

    Real early in the morning airing up the tires and not thinking I reached from the rotor side of the wheel and pulled the hose of the pump off the presta valve, when it broke loose I backhanded the rotor and cut the $hit out of the back of my hand bad enough for stitches but I didn't want to tell the story to the doc so I just butterflied it. Not even on the bike and I needed stitches

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    Crash in front yard

    A couple of years ago, I had just put the finishing touches on the bike for the upcoming season. I figured I would take it out for a spin in the yard with my flip-flops. I was pedaling up a hill and just ran out of steam for the gear I was pushing. I fell over and shin-dropped the only rock in the yard. I just about passed out after seeing the inside of my leg. Off to the ER, they stitched me up, but three days later got a blood infection (my calf swelled to twice the size as the other). Then ER trip #2. It was a great way to start the season. Ima moron!

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    broken thumb

    I also did the broken hand thing....in my local park which is really, really tame by most standards. Was coming down a small hill, took a right turn way too fast and the bike lost traction on a patch of sand/tiny gravel/dirt mix. After getting up and doing the obligatory "are my legs/arms/head broken" and checking the bike, I realized my left thumb wasn't feeling to great. Removed my gloves and thought it was just dislocated, so I proceeded to try and jam it back in. ( I'm not a doctor but have stayed at Holiday Inn's before ). Anyways, after 5 minutes of that, realized I needed some actual medical help. After the ER visit found out the thumb was dislocated! - but broken nicely too.

    I now have a gorgeous piece of titanium in my thumb. All from my local "easy" park....

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    Junk to Stem w/ Faceplant

    My boy Mackey, and I had just ridden through this creek, on the way back he hit a submerged log. He said later that the base turned purple, and there may have been some blood.
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    Just call me mister wheelie
    4 months ago I was doing wheelie and yes I was in clips ( WHAT AN IDIOT ), and went over backwards.The pisser was my right foot twisted out of my shoe and broke my ankle in 4 places,now after 12 screws,1 plate and 4 1/2 months I am posing as a road rider on
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    ... and if we just ...

    When I was a little kid riding BMX bikes, I crushed my nuts against the handle bar stem by trying to go in between two 2 footer post. Well one pedal caught the post and launched me forward into the stem. Hurts like hell. Wasnt on my knees though, but when I got home and check my Jewels, I found out that I had a small tare on my Nut sack. Man, after that, I was walking like I been ridding a horse for weeks. Learn my lesson ever since.

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    When I was a little kid riding BMX bikes, I crushed my nuts against the handle bar stem by trying to go in between two 2 footer post. Well one pedal caught the post and launched me forward into the stem. Hurts like hell. Wasnt on my knees though, but when I got home and check my Jewels, I found out that I had a small tare on my Nut sack. Man, after that, I was walking like I been ridding a horse for weeks. Learn my lesson ever since.

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    I just broke my wrist with the slowest, lamest endo ever... Now I have to try and type with a wrist brace... sucks

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    My lame crash almost broke my neck

    I was riding with a group up Minnewanka. Near the top of the climbing on the way in, there was a piece of yellow plastic laying on the trail under a tree. This section of the trail is on scree with a long drop off to the lake on the right. The tree is on the left. The best line up the hill is also on the left. I am looking down at the piece of plastic trying to figure out what it is. Just as my brain completes the calculation that the piece of plastic is from a helmet that probably got snagged on the tree, my heads starts getting twisted around until my neck can't go any further. Then I start to loop out and go over backwards in a twisting fall, headed for the edge and the long drop to the lake. I just managed to hang onto my bike and keep enough of my body on the trail to not go over the edge. The group gathered around with everyone wondering what happend. Once the story came out there was a hearty round of laughs. I finished the ride with quite the headache. Two rounds of aggressive physio got my neck loosened up but it was real sore for a couple of weeks. The helmet has a nice branch sized hole poked into the foam in one of the vents.

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    getting the bike out of the truck....

    ...by standing on the truck tire and leaning against the side of the truck only to slip on the tire (the parking lot was muddy) and cracked my head on the top of the truck bed, and cut my shin on the exhaust and mananged to drag the bike out on top of me during all of this and put the pedal into my chest hard enough to knock the wind out of me.

    The whole thing happened with a club standing off to the side looking at me like they should check out the sky to see if a rock was going to fall on me to.
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    head in backwards hooded sweatshirt

    Commuting, i put on a hooded sweatshirt while riding...only i put in on backwards...blinded with my face in the hood...crashed immediately in front of a bunch of teenagers. they laughed their asses off. probably deserve a darwin award for that.

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    How many of us have unclipped right and leaned left? Or versa visa? I did it a few years ago and got a nice little chainring scratch on my right calf. It got infected and I ended up with blood poisoning. Antibiotics for 4 weeks and yoguart after that. Felt like crap for almost two months.

    All because I aint smart enough to unclip the right foot.
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    in the yard

    I was at my parents house using flat pedals trying to learn how to bunny hop correctly. My dad had watched me for a bit before heading out to his workshop. About a 1/2 hour goes by and I take the flats off and put on the clipless and keep practicing. He walks out of his workshop heading back to the house and walks up in front of me so I trackstand. He then starts to go around me and pushes me over thinking I was still using the flats. I went over so fast I didn't have time to clip out. Now I blame all of my shoulder problems on him.

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    OK, so I read this thread early this morning, before sunrise and before my usual morning trail ride... I thought, boy, these are some pretty "funny" crashes! Glad it's not me. I can learn from this...

    So, it rained here over the last couple of days and I did a road ride yesterday as I waited for the trails to dry out. Today I hopped on the MTB and decided to take a chance on the trails.

    My endo this morning wouldn't have been so ironic had I not just spent 10 minutes reading your posts. Needless to say, I was riding the flats on a swell singletrack, listening to the Talking Heads (More Songs About Buildings and Food) on my pod and, generally having a terrific time when I caught the ledge and jackknifed back onto the trail at about 10MPH. Totally caught me off guard. I almost planted my face and, fortunately, the ground was really soft but I caught my shoulder and it felt lilke I about dislocated it for a minute while I hollered in pain. I half taco'd my front wheel and had to stand on it to straighten it out enough to ride to the trailhead. And, wouldn't you know, I never see anyone on the trail as early as I ride and, low and behold, here comes a fellow biker willing to help me out. Pretty embarrassing to say the least. And, my iPod (fortunately my Shuffle) ate the fall and I'll have to dig out the mud with a toothbrush.

    Worst part is, my wife has complained lately about the number of repairs I've had at the LBS. This learning curve is a *****.

    Well, I got to go if I'm going to ride again in the next couple of days. Hope the LBS can build me a new wheel soon!

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    Warm-up ride prior to the road race. Going maybe 3mph, and look down (road bike) and decide I should thwack my front quick-release to make sure it's tight.

    I missed, and my hand went between the fork and the spokes. Bike came to a complete stop, I went over the bars, smashed my helmet, and got a nice compound to the left collarbone. I went home to Arizona.

    Still have the nice scar.

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    1) Had just taken up riding again after a few years break. Was my first disc brake, and it's a pretty decent one to start on (Saint, 8 in rotor). Anyway, there's a bit of a squeal/scraping noise coming from the brakes but I can't tell if it's front or back. I decide to do a little wheelie and lock the front wheel in the air to see if the noise stops, unfortunately I landed with the wheel still locked up and learnt the power of my new brakes. I've never flipped so quickly. Thankfully the injury was reasonably minor, so I guess it doesn't fit too well into this thread.

    2) I got a concussion the other day doing a 3 foot drop. Took a left hand fork on the basic trail riding back to the road, unfortunately the left hand fork had a 3 foot drop that was pretty well hidden, nosedived and ate it, came round with the bike on top of me a couple of seconds later. Thank god for the full face, which was 3 weeks old. Without that I would have lost a fair few teeth and maybe re-broken my jaw on the rock I landed on.

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    Couple days ago I'm taking an easy road ride around the block with my wife. I ride around a guy walking his 2 dogs. I look back at the dogs instead of looking at the curb. Barely more than walking speed when I crashed. The end of my MTB's flat bar hit my little finger straight on- crushing it into the concrete. Broke & split open my finger like a ball peen hammer. Spent over an hour in the OR with a good hand surgeon cleaning out smashed tissue & fixing tendon. May need more surgery later. Still cannot believe I got that much pain & damage from a dumb slow crash

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    well, welcome to the club anyway. the worst part about this damn tragedy is that i am DYING to ride right about now...

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    I was doing my normal ride-around at Umikaze Park when I noticed that everybody else was wearing shin pads but me. So ride over to the car and put on my shin/knee pads. Well five minutes later I decide to take them back off because they were effecting my pedaling. No soon as I take them off I hit the track again and start flying off of jumps. Unfortunately I botched the last jump and wound up on the ground with a giant on top of me and yes some serious scaring on my shins. This was about three hours and a couple Tylenol ago and I can't help but to look back and think of how stupid I was.
    The best part was that this all took place in front of a medium sized crowd riders (kids, teens, and parents) so what little pride I had was promptly squashed as I limped back to my car.

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    First, I am leaning in the hatchback.... WHAMMO... bad lift struts... the deck came down on my head. Headache immediately....

    Second, not paying attention spinning some fine track. Tire shrubbed in some duff on the side of the trail, and onto lava rocks I went... on my shoulder and arm and hip. Pain... blood.

    Next... Smacked the sack to the stem lightly, but ever so perfectly. I had to fetal. I tried to ride it off, but no. Didn't ever really know how I did it.

    Third... Ripping down some great single and a "bug" flies into my mouth and down my throat. I thought about swallowing, but horked instead... Yellow jacket. It stung me in the BACK of the throat.

    That was all on one ride 5 days ago. I still have a sore spot on my head. I have good arm, shoulder, and hip scabs to pick, and my throat is still sore from the sting, but I didn't die.

    My sack is fine, so I guess all is fine really.


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    I think my best one was bmx-ing as a kid. I hooked up with a couple older kids doing jumps and thought I could keep up or do better....so I tried.

    Came off this fairly nice jump (amost a vertical for tricks), lose the pedals in mid air and come hard - I mean super hard - on the seat. When I extracted myself from the bike (or it from me) the older kids were all like "Did that hurt, dude?" I couldn't figure out why they'd ask and why the ball bearings hurt so much that I could barely stand... until I got off the bike, turned around and saw that I had shattered the seat into about a dozen pieces and torn my jeans where the end of the rails were left exposed.
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    That's nothing to sitting on your bike in a hallway in front of your friends. showing them how clipless pedals work, when your handlebars turn and WHAM! down you go onto the floor in a pile.

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    i've got two..

    1. (not so much an injury) post-ride, got the bike off the rack but had popped the trunk while in the car. Came around the other side of the car, but slipped on the curb (had just started to rain after the ride) so naturally i put my hands out to stop my fall. My right hand plants on the rear windshield and my torso slams into the open trunk... but the trunk slammed shut. When my right hand hit the windsheild it slid down the wet glass INTO the open hole behind the trunk. When the trunk slammed shut it pinned all four finger tips inside the trunk.. Luckily the trunk on my honda is flexible.. but my hand was jammed in the crack between the window and trunk. I was also still slidding off the back of the wet trunk in a super awkward position. i regained my footing, but my keys were in my right pocket-had to lay my body on the trunk on top of my hand, reach around to my left pocket and get the keys out but blindly fumble around for the key hole. i had a hell of a time getting the trunk open and my fingers out since i had to turn the key but also give enough room to let it open. that one was completely stupid. luckily no one was around..

    2. this july 4th, came through a turn going super slow manualing. hit an odd transition in the turn and sent me over the back of my bike. As i went over the rear of the bike i started to stand up to try not to land on my tailbone-but was stepping off of my bike-somehow my left foot stuck on the pedal but didn't let loose until the very last second-planting on the ground and kept twisting until i felt and heard an audible POP. I hit the ground-no pain. Stood up and walked around trying to shake it off-knew something wasn't right. laid back down to get my bearings-thats when i noticed my left ankle kind of flopped to the one side. hmm. thats not right. Sat up and tested it again-again it happens-no pain but a odd clicking noise behind my left knee. I get up and get beside my bike and walk about a mile out of the woods. SLOW GOING. its hot out-i'm sweating, the damned insects are eating me alive. Finally get out to the ranger station-meet up with a guy checking traffic to slow them down on the loop. I get up beside him and ask him for some help. His reply "no i can't help i have to go to a high speed chase on the highway..." he puts his truck in drive and starts to roll away. I slam on the side of the truck and call him every name in the book-truck stops he rolls back and is super nice to me stating i was walking so well he thought i was asking for directions. Long story short-broke my fibula high just below my knee, and severely sprained my ankle. 6 weeks in a cast in the middle of summer. hot as all hell through july/august and my wife and i had JUST closed on a house. neat.

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    Many moons ago we had a BMX park at chicopee ski club with some doubles. not mentioning any names but BRAD RANDELL had lost his nut on one side of the front hub and deciding a wing nut would do the trick flew towards the doubles for some narly air to have his front tire come off 8 feet over the gap and front forks dig in to a wicked front head slam. Brad are you still out there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wing nuts bad!!!!!!!!!!!

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    In the early 90s, before I went to clipless, I smacked my shin on the pedal. I had a little gash, but it didn't look serious. As I was driving home, I looked at my foot. Blood was pooling around my sock. After cleaning up, I bought some extra large bandages and tape. A few hours after I had bandaged myself, I noticed I was dripping blood (I was leaving a trail of little dots). I went to the clinic, and the doc said I needed stitches. He was grossing out the nurse by prodding on some muscle that was sticking out of the gash. Big laughs all around. Anyway, I think he put in 11 stitches in all. The worst part was that it became infected and I had to go on antibiotics a week later. I had a nasty looking wound that was purple and festering.

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    Frozen dick, riding at -25 C. Danced around the living room for oh 25 mins.
    Warm shower was way to painful.

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    I was checking out a new section of trail that skirts the allegheny river. I knew after riding on it that it was not made for bikes b/c the rocks were just too plentiful, big, and off camber. I hit a rock on a downhill slope and deadstopped the bike. I kept my ballance for about 5 seconds till i was frantically trying to get unclipped. Finally went down. Down a 15 foot embankment and rolled another 10 feet to the river. Scared the crap out of a guy fishing in a boat. I used my jedi skills to bounce/navigate my way through the rocks and boulders. Only gommered my knee a little. That fall should have broken something. My bike had fallen into a pine tree growing out of the embankment and I had to climb up to it. Needless to say I took my shinguards and arm guards off about 10 minutes prior b/c it was getting hot.

    Same trail system I deadstopped the bike into a fallen log and flew off at a downward angle into a vcut ditch. My head stopped my fall into the side of the ditch. Then I rolled to the bottom for about 20 feet. baseballsized bruise on my elbow and forearm. I had a bruise from the top back of my shoulde to the top of my butt, and across the entire right side of my back. spine to armpit. Thats why I bought the arm guards and leg guards that I wasnt wearing on the recent spill b/c it was hot.
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    Riding by myself this summer, I was heading up a slow ascent through baby-heads, hit one that sent my front tire unweighted, straight sideways. I was going about 5 mph, but was catapulted onto my bar ends when my handlebars turned sideways. If they were any less blunt, they would have impaled me, but instead they simply knocked the wind out of my chest and gave me great whiplash. I jumped up quickly because I couldn't breath and I almost thought my heart had stopped, I hit the sternum so hard. What I didn't know, is that I'd also been launched into a pile of cholla cactus (you might have to know Arizona riding to appreciate this). When I finally caught my breath, I realized I had cactus pods from my shoulder to my calf going up one side and particularly thick in the seat of my pants. Cholla is a wonderful cactus that basically you cannot touch without impaling yourself where ever you grab ahold....so I carefully lowered my shorts and stood naked on the trail picking what I could out of my baggies, just so I could get back on the bike. Good thing this heavily traveled trail was fairly light on that morning...I can't imaging the lame sight of me standing there in the buff picking cactus needles out of my various parts and pieces. Pretty much my lamest wreck!
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    I was flying down a ridge section of trail a couple of years ago and the last 12 inches of a rattler was crossing the trail just ahead of me. I didn't have time to slow down and ran over it's tail. 'Bout crapped myself, and the adrenaline injection propelled me even faster. All I could think was that I'd rather go OTB than see another rattler on this ride. Ten minutes later I felt a trickle of water running down my leg, looked down to find the bite valve on the camelback had popped off. I looked back under my arm to see where it was and for reasons that still escape me, grabbed two handfulls of brake. I flew through the air and landed on my chest, tore the cartilage between the ribs and sternum. It was a slow granny gear ride back to the parking lot, and I had to get someone else to put the bike on the roof rack for me. Ouch.

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    duuude! that sucks! i ran over my first rattler yesterday...i looked down and there it was...leisurely crossing the trail. and like you, i also 'bout crapped myself. screamed like a girl (but i am a girl...so it's ok), and picked up the pace. thankfully i did not eat $hit, but i understand...

    hope everything heals quick!!!
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    When the cabbie cut me off - escalation - and I break my hand on his stinkin skull... as further evidenced by the following message, I concede to being a dumb-ass (part-time!)

    Whack!

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    Oh - here ya go - look before you leap - a lesson learned.

    Riding a route through a local manhattan park - some hi speed pavement to stir gaps, then a nice reatining wall drop about 5-7' -- maybe if I had looked first Id have seen the 10' long 1' diameter log laying across the tranny -- WOW -- crasharoony - herniated c6 and a sprained collarbone (my bones refuse to break, I keep tearing ligaments and it SUCKS)

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    I am a girl, and everything has healed just fine!

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    I was riding a POS Costco Mongoose bike thats rear derailleur didn't work so i was spinning around the block in a low gear, when all of a suddne, my leg fell into the front chainrings and my foot hit the ground, dragging me to a stop. I had a nice view of my bone, and i had to get stictches. it was disgusting because my sock bvecame all bloody too. I still have 5 nice little scars from the teeth going into my leg. Luckily didn't hurt at all because all the nerves were cut.
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    Two weeks afer hip surgery I decided to take my new bike out for a ride. On the trail I decided to jump a small log and ended up crashing the bike and landed (full body weight) directly on my hip. I couldn't ride for a month after that.

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    This was quite a few years ago, back when I was a young buck, but I was urban riding my new mtb and came across a sideways I beam. You know, one that is laying like this: |--|... I figured I'd just wheelie hop OVER it, no big deal, I had the speed and the strength and the new MTB, right? Wrong. Wheelie up, Wheel down, right in the hole of the ibeam. Of course, this is a perfect launching position and speed. Endo launch, no helmet, no pads, no nothing (young and stupid), about 5 foot of asphalt skid on my hands and knees, and a nice long hike-a-bike back home due to the taco'd wheel...

    Whee!

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    1. I was staying in Little Cayman with my wife and another couple. They have these community bikes there - ancient fat tire coaster brake bikes that are you use to get around the island. My friend & I are constantly goofing off, and we spent the whole week trying to see who could do the best fishtail skid on pavement. On the last day we took a dirt road (crushed coral actually) to the other side of the island. I thought it would be a good place to lay down an awesome fishtail, so I got out of the saddle and did my best sprint to build up speed. I was moving along at a good click, when the chain derailed. Both my feet slipped off the pedals toward the front wheel and hit the ground. I flailed along for about 10 feet like this, feet skidding, losing control, with my balls crashing into the top tube the whole time, then something caught and I went flying over the bars. Of course I did not have on gloves or a helmet. The palms of my hands took the brunt of it. The crushed coral turned them into hamburger.

    2. A bad El Nino had turned some of the usual ruts into deep gullies. I came flying around a corner and saw a 2 foot deep trench that had not been there a few days earlier. I got the front wheel over it, but it swallowed up the back wheel and stopped the bike dead. I went flying and landed in my side. I ended up with a bad bruise and road-burn. As I was painfully riding back, some barney came flying around a blind corner and ran me off the trail. I went over the bars again and landed right on my already injured hip. Ouch...
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    I cut a big gash in my forehead when I built a little jump in my back yard in the snow one winter, and I hit my head on the clothesline, snapping it.



    In my defense, the ice covered line was pretty much invisible against the backdrop of snow.

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    Im an idiot

    I was trying out my friends brand new specialized blur(with clets) and we both came to a stop(he was riding my bike) and i couldnt get my feet out of the clets and just slowly started to tip over down the hill(with rocks on it) still with the bike attached to my feet i grinded to a hault. it hurt so much cuts everywhere 6 stitches. my friend was cacking himself (until he saw that his brand new bike was now not so brand new and insted of the orange was now half silver and scratched. he was not a happy camper.(i paid 50 bucks to get it resprayed but so he was back to a happy camper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolling racer
    I was trying out my friends brand new specialized blur(with clets)
    I see the problem: you were on a "specialized blur."
    "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings."

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    Those goddam "clets" didn't help either, I'm sure.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hass
    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!

    Nice one Jack Hass !

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    AHHHHEM, one time i was waiting for my brother to get out of the house and watch my little sister so that me and my little brother could go for a ride.
    So i was on my big brother's bike bunnyhoping over curbs and such, and so i tried to hop over a curb, but the fork & handlebars and everything that goes with it landed off center and i went OTB.
    And of course my neighbour was in his yard and said "are you ok?" so i said i'm fine, then went to the house and had a very bloody elbow.



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    Perth Western Australia.
    Early Ninties I am riding down a suburban street on my MTB doing s turns turning the handlebars backwards and forwards just meandering along.
    What Do I do, turn the handlebars to far, lock the frontwheel sideways and do a most impressive superman. (no helmet, not compulsery in those days), drag my bleeding body 50m to a fast food joint and sit in the drive in section until i recover enough to ride home. Scared the hell out of the serving girl. nice cuts on hands and head and bloody face, luckly nothing brocken.
    Once borrowed my sis's bike. go screaming down the road as fast as usual and have to hit the brakes. Testes and headset made a very impressive collision and it took me nearly five minutes to be able to breath normal again, another couple of days to be able to walk normal.
    My girlfried has found me lying hanging off a short pedestrian bridge having gone sideways at speed on a two foot high wooden bridge after rain, went over sideways slammed helmet into pole (cracked in two places) then went to slide off, had to jam bike to avoid going off completely, had a killer headache and a $40 hanger for rear DR replacement where I bend the f**k out of it going over. She thought it fabulously funny.

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    last week i was cleaning mny bike and i took my seat post out to wipe it off and adjust my seat. well i went to ride it without my seat and i wasnt used to that and when i went to sit down guess where i sat....thats right i ended up bruising my tail bone
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    One day while wrenching on a customers Tandem I somehow got my finger stuck between the timing ring and chain. That f'n hurt. Nothing to do but finish the revolution and wash the grease out. Around the same era (12 years ago) I was out jumping my 24 inch cruiser and the handlebars spun forward on the landing. When the dust cleared my arm was past the elbow between the front wheel and the fork leg. With no tools around to pull the front wheel we simply (with a great deal of force) rotated the tire and out came the bloody skinned arm. Oh yeah, one time while doing some trials I pinned the head of my schlong between the stem and my fat ass. I now know what it feel like to have a period, for 2 weeks That one was the worst, it burned like a ***** every time I had to piss.

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    Was up in shasta on one of the fire roads that leads from the ski park hiway down to McLoud and I took a turn too fast too sharp. there was even a banked turn on the outside corner. Anyways i went over, I was riding too hi and being on an AX Trail bike that'll realy screw you over doing fast downhill turns. Only rocky spot on the trail. Ended up with a tweeked knee (OUCH, but no that bad) and a few gashes on my knee that probly shoulda been stiched (stiches are for sissys tho!). Also had a gnarley one on my right forearm that was bleeding pretty badly. BoyScout knowlage comes in handy tho, stopped the bleading like within 5 seconds. Had to ride back with two open wounds, had no first aid stuff, and no one was with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtails Are Better
    Those goddam "clets" didn't help either, I'm sure.
    My girlfriend loves it when I ride her clet.
    We all get it in the end.

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    How immature.

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    I live in Vancouver and just recently started riding the North Shore, one of the top mountain biking locations in the world. I got into it expecting I might eventually hurt myself, but my first (and only so far) injury has been: a broken nail. I went for a ride and couldn't find my full fingered gloves, so I wore my cut fingers. 10 seconds into the ride, i hit the brakes, my hand slips, and I tore half the nail off my thumb. It had gotten caught on the shifter or something. That was seven months ago and my worst injury yet.

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    Frozen dick, riding at -25 C. Danced around the living room for oh 25 mins.
    Warm shower was way to painful.

    Wear wind tight pants.
    Oh yeah... done that. Holy mother, it hurts.

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    I was riding home from work this may ,it was raining. I stopped at a set of railroad tracks to let some autos go by.When I started across the tracks my front tire got in between the rails and my front tire washed out .I landed on my head and knee and tore my ulnar collateral ligament in my left hand.I had to have surgery on my hand to repair the ligament. I aspirated while going under anesthesia and woke up during the operation.I was put on some kind of a block for the rest of the operation,and lots l of morphine.

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    Might as well throw in my 2 cents...

    about 15 years ago, I had just finished up a sweet trail in the Marin Water district in Novato, California. I was returning home and headed down a very steep hill (on the road now). At the bottom was a "traffic circle" and I suddenly realized that I was going too fast to make the turn, and my brakes were woefully inadequate to the task. I finally accepted that I was going to have to "take it". I attempted to bunny hop the curb, but it turned out to be about 10 inches high instead of the 6 I had guessed - and I had incorrectly calculated my speed because I hopped a bit too early - end result, I came down out of the hop perfectly timed to land my front wheel on the edge of the curb - complete taco and I flew over the handlebars. Fortunately, the traffic circle was filled with grass and bark, and I ended up with fairly minor scratches from my ass to my neck. From the marks in the grass - it was determinied that I flew over the handlebars, landed flat on my back 25 feet away, and skidded to a stop in another 10...

    My other story - a few months ago I was riding Arastradero in Los Altos. There is a clearing with a jump, and all my friends were hanging around it waiting for the rest of our group. I decided to take the jump on my fairly new stumpjumper expert - still not completely familiar with the travel... the bike turns in the air and I come down hard on my elbow - stiff and sore and scraped up pretty bad. Then - the next night, while waiting for a buddy to come down for an on-road conditioning ride - I start screwing around and riding some wheelies - you guessed it - couldn't unclip, lost my right hand from the handlebars (so no rear brake stop) and went over backwards on the cement. Distributed the load between my elbow and my back - and the camelback took part of that. But I could barely walk for a few days and my elbow swelled up with a giant goose egg... after 2 weeks of spongy swelling, I went to the doctor who aspirated a giant syringe full of blood...

    Now - I'm the only guy in the group who wears elbow guards on EVERY ride. And I have landed on the same elbow about 4 times in the past three months - all without further injury.

    Let's face it - some of us need extra protection gear because we just fall too damn much! And, at 40, I don't heal as quickly as I used to...

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    My worst...I was maybe 7 years old on a cold Sunday in February. Had just gotten my first "real" bike for my birthday, banana seat and all. I'm guessing that the training wheels had been off for awhile at this point. I'm out riding in the street and decided to see how fast I could go. I must have gotten preoccupied with trying to stay upright or scared of the speed, so much so that I forgot how to brake!

    I don't remember this, but apparently I watched in horror, paralyzed by fear, as the fence came nearer and nearer to my mouth. Yep, i ate the fence, losing my front two (now that I think about it possibly four) baby teeth. I woke up, bleeding from the mouth, to a nice lady asking me where I lived. I was totally disoriented and must have been unconscious for a minute...I wasn't in my neighborhood but my dad's, so couldn't tell her! I don't think I could even utter a word as I was in shock and so much pain.

    My dad's "first aid" consisted of giving me whiskey to pour over a rag with ice in it! My mom gets involved and finds out that teeth can be saved if too much time doesn't elapse, especially if the teeth are kept cold. Anyway, hours later the dentist put the teeth back in, but the winter olympics were much colder with ice on my mouth for a week...

    This was a good lesson, b/c a couple years later my aunt was hit head on by a drunk driver breaking both legs and losing four or five teeth. My mom knew that teeth could be saved, so she quick drove to the salvage yard (many hours later by now) and found my aunt's teeth in the car. My aunt still has those teeth!
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    first ride on clipless pedals...

    many years ago when i got my first pair of clipless pedals i excidedly installed them, bolted the cleats to my shoes and proceeded to take a spin around the block. needless to say as this was my first set of clipless i hadn't tightened the cleats enough. first time i tried to unclip the shoe rotated but the cleat stayed in place, and down i went. minor scrapes and bumps and plenty of embarassment as the whole neighborhood looked on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hass
    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!
    just one word............................"OUCH"
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrekFan
    anyone else have any stupid bike related (kind of) injuries to help cheer me up?
    well two months ago i was working on my bike (putting on new chain) and as i was taking off the old chain i suddenly moved my hand and i cut my hand on the chain ring. the cut was quite deep and i could not stop the bleeding so i went to the hospital and i got some stiches. also when i cut my hand on the chain ring it was not moving.....i could maybe see cutting my hand if the chain ring was actually moving but it wasn't........it was still so it basicly made no sence to me....but oh well.
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    I got nothing, but I am LMAOFF!!!

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    I've had too many to count! However, one sticks in my mind. I was riding a small drop on a very steep hill one day and got impaled. The drop was only about a foot or two high but was situated about 1/2 way up a very steep hill, at the end of a sharp right hand turn. Some brilliant individual had decided to string a bungee cord along the outer edge of the turn. I got somehow caught in this cord, went over the bars, and landed on my ass. The bike found its way into the cord too and was hung up on the cord and my inner thigh, with around three teeth of my big ring stuck deep in my thigh. I rode for another hour or two because the ride was a good one, and my leg didn't hurt too bad. The wound only kind of oozed some blood, and was full of grease and mud so I left it alone until I got home. I should have got stitches probably, but I got my wife to pull a huge flap of skin out of the hole so I could pour about half a bottle of hydrogen peroxide into it instead. I have a nice quarter size scar now for the price of that uncerimonious bail.

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    I tried to ride a log ride with a thick branch on top of it (horizontally). I don't know why I did this because that branch rolled my front tire sideways so fast that I was on my back immediately. I was bruised from a$$ to shoulders.

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    toooo fast

    just got my the rear shock on my stumpjumper pushed last week and decided i was going to rip it down one of my favorite downhills. set myself up for a jump but because i was going faster than normal i overshot the landing zone. landed in the kitty litter and layed it down shredded my entire left side and broke my helmet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hass
    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 just about wet myself, i was laughing so hard.....

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    tequila enduced endo = trip to ER...1 week on crutches....5 weeks off of bike....plus the right for friends to heckle me for life....need i say more...ugh
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    tequila enduced endo = trip to ER...1 week on crutches....5 weeks off of bike....plus the right for friends to heckle me for life....need i say more...ugh
    That was a lame biking injury. I still laugh about it. And I'm still taking advantage of my right to heckle you.
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    A month ago I landed a medium dirt jump with my ass on the back wheel (Jack Hass style). I'd gone way behind the seat to avoid doing half a front flip. Got sucked into the seat stays as advertised. The bike stopped on landing and I just collpased to wait for God. It was pretty violent but nothing got torn off and I managed to stand up again and ride on. How, I'll never know...

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    Determined not to be outclassed by my (six year old) son at riding skinnies, I decided to practise on the curb on my commute home. What could possibly go wrong? Well, it was dark and wet and slippery. I dropped off the curb once, and tried to get back on while keeping my momentum doen the (steep) hill. As a result, I fell off the bike onto the concrete sidewalk and continued sliding until I ended up ass backwards in somebody's front garden.

    I lay there for a moment wondering what was broken, but nothing was, so I got back on my bike and rode off with my tail between my legs.

    I can only imagine someone peering out from behind their curtains at a 42-yr old man lying upside down in their front garden with a dazzling LED strapped to his head and wondering 'what the F is THAT all about?'

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    stairs up + high top tube = sperm sample

    My local trail has some wooden staircases along the way. Most of them have 2-4 stairs, but one has 7-8. My friends climb them like they're made of butter.
    I tried to climb the latter for the first time, I stuck and couldn't pedal and the bike leaned left. Trying not to fall, I smashed my balls on the top tube. I should have gone 16" instead of 18"...
    Doctor said it is just a "simple" rupture that will heal itself (well, it still shows no signs of healing after a week). The funny thing was that during the examination he found out I had some kind of hernia in my balls, not related to the injury, of course. I ended up giving a sperm sample and I'm waiting for the results.

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    I was about to wheelie off the edge of a smallish drop (about 2foot) when my bike attempted to randomly change into the next gear, i lost all pedalling power as my chain flicked off and my front wheel went straight down and i fell over the front of my bike, landed on my kneecap (which is still bruised and sore) and my bike fell onto me.
    The worst thing was it was in front of a pub full of people that were laughing there asses off at me.
    Ive had some pretty pathetic "over-done wheelies" which have resulted in several bruised tailbones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    tequila enduced endo = trip to ER...1 week on crutches....5 weeks off of bike....plus the right for friends to heckle me for life....need i say more...ugh
    You uh, forgot to mention you were trying to ride up a curb........
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