Page 29 of 30 FirstFirst ... 19 25 26 27 28 29 30 LastLast
Results 701 to 725 of 737
  1. #701
    Bro
    Bro is offline
    Where I do my thinking
    Reputation: Bro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    4,416
    ^ That wrist photo makes my wrists hurt!

    Biggest injury for me was a broken collarbone. Somehow slid out on a downhill corner at 30 MPH during a crit mid-April, even though I'd already done that same corner at the same speed over a dozen times before. Went down at the apex of the turn, ended up 40 feet away after tumbling all that way and somehow finding my feet before I ended up going over the curb and down the rocky slope behind it. Got up, pissed that I'd crashed, started cussing up a storm. I was especially pissed at the pavement for getting in my way.

    The course marshals came over, I told them I was fine, just pissed, realized I couldn't move my arm, realized I wasn't actually fine.

    Decided it would be a good idea to go to the hospital, so my teammate drove me to the ER, luckily only five minutes or so away. Got treatment as a trauma patient, I guess because I'd hit my head while tumbling along the pavement (helmet was broken too), the nurses cleaned up all my road rash and put me in a sling, sent me home looking like a mummy with all the gauze covering me.

    Final toll was a broken right collarbone, severe road rash on right forearm, both hands/knuckles (including the fingertips -- ouch!), both shoulders, right upper leg, and right knee. The bike was mostly fine, except for some cosmetic tears and scratches on the saddle, shifters, bar tape, and rear derailleur, and a stripped front brake mounting bolt. I also ended up having to replace the jersey, bibs, helmet, and gloves that I'd been wearing, as the clothes looked like they'd gone through a wood chipper and the helmet had a nice dent on the side. I still have some gravel in my knuckles, knee, and leg that they weren't able to scrub away at the ER.

    I got back on the bike in early June (two weeks earlier than the doctor told me), and everything's been good so far!

    Hardest crash on the mountain bike was during a DH race last fall. Caught my front wheel on a rut that I was trying to cross and went down hard, right on top of a big rock. Not too bad, but it cut up my back a bit (still have the scars from that, too!) and knocked the wind out of me. I also managed to forget that my time was still going, so I chilled with the course marshals where I'd crashed for a few minutes before I remembered exactly who I was heckling as they went by (my competition!)
    I've made some bad decisions like taking the gears off my bike. So here's the warning: Do not as I say, nor as I do.

  2. #702
    Hi There!
    Reputation: thegweed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    773
    This one is bad because of pain and embarrassment:

    there was a small probably one foot little jump on my local trail, just really a root going across and the sand up to it. well we were fairly new but i could get decent air off of it but my friend couldn't.

    one day i said, "here, watch what i do" and i went back about 200 feet from the little bump and hit top speed, hit the bump, went way up in the air, and somehow came down right dead on my left hip. freaking hurt and i'm thinking broken hip. after i came to my senses i tried to ride back to the trailhead but couldn't so i managed to walk it. got home and i was in bad pain.

    got myself to the emergency room and while waiting basically passed out from the pain. finally doc sees me, says the pelvis is the strongest bone in the body and very doubtful i broke it. takes xrays and says "i don't see anything, i guess we can send you upstairs for an mri" so i go up get the mri and yep, fractured pelvis.

    all from showing off about getting air on basically a bump in the trail...never did anything like that again.
    NTFTC

  3. #703
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    290

    I'll add mine - Herniated Disc L5 S1 - BAD - likely surgery

    Still F'ed up. It's been almost 30 days since the initial injury, which mimics a left leg hamstring/pirifomis syndrome muscle spasm. After a few days of valium and hydrocodone, it felt a lot better. So 15 days after the injury, I am back on the bike. BAD move on my part. Totally resurfaced with numb left leg and foot, severe pain, especially buttock.

    Finally got in for an MRI , it's a big herniated disc, lowest one, L5 S1 it's called. I have to wait until the 21st to see a specialist in spinal orthapedic surgery for evaluation. In the meantime, I am in constant aggravation pain. Sitting hurts, standing is better, lying down is not so good either. The damn left foot is numb on the sole , and it's so annoying. Either they will operate and do a microdiscectomy (remove the bits of disc that are putting pressure on the sciatic nerve, or full disc relacement, but that would be extreme I think.

    I'm just bummed because I am not very old, and this likely totally screws the rest of my riding year. The absolute worst part is I did not crash, this started acting up AFTER a ride. The first evening was some pain and soreness, but the following morning I was in agony.

  4. #704
    Big Gulps, Alright!
    Reputation: Berkley's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    3,223
    I was riding my road bike two weeks ago on a flat road with a super wide shoulder. I was cruising at 22 or 23mph and put my head down for 10 seconds, tops. I look up and there's a Jeep Grand Cherokee 15 feet in front of me. Shocked, I slammed on the brakes as hard as I could, but to no avail. I smashed into the back of the SUV and with a previous neck injury, I tried to protect my spine by turning away. I should've put my hands up to stop myself but I think I was so surprised that I didn't have time to think and I was still death gripping the brakes. Long story short I saved my neck but broke my jaw in 2 places. Had emergency surgery at a level 1 trauma center just outside NYC where they installed a titanium plate and wired my jaw shut for 5-6 weeks. I'm 2 weeks in right now. It really sucks, but at least the bike is okay. Turns out the guy pulled off the road to answer his cell phone. Mildly ironic when you think about it.

    Moral of the story: Road bikes are stupid and you shouldn't ride them. But if you must, be careful as ****!

  5. #705
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    278
    jeezus that would've been scary. how do u eat with you jaw wired shut?? some intravenous jobby? take it easy buddy I feel for you


    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley View Post
    I was riding my road bike two weeks ago on a flat road with a super wide shoulder. I was cruising at 22 or 23mph and put my head down for 10 seconds, tops. I look up and there's a Jeep Grand Cherokee 15 feet in front of me. Shocked, I slammed on the brakes as hard as I could, but to no avail. I smashed into the back of the SUV and with a previous neck injury, I tried to protect my spine by turning away. I should've put my hands up to stop myself but I think I was so surprised that I didn't have time to think and I was still death gripping the brakes. Long story short I saved my neck but broke my jaw in 2 places. Had emergency surgery at a level 1 trauma center just outside NYC where they installed a titanium plate and wired my jaw shut for 5-6 weeks. I'm 2 weeks in right now. It really sucks, but at least the bike is okay. Turns out the guy pulled off the road to answer his cell phone. Mildly ironic when you think about it.

    Moral of the story: Road bikes are stupid and you shouldn't ride them. But if you must, be careful as ****!

  6. #706
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    1
    I've been mountain biking for many decades, though nothing too exotic. Rancho PV has IMHO many great trails for exercise and recreation. My downfall was on a paved road where I normally coast downhill at 30 mph. I was not able to avoid a small branch that had intruded onto my right of way. I did not expect it to throw me, and I remember an instant of attempting to maintain my balance before I lost consciousness. The ER doctors think the helmet may have saved my life, but a full face helmet may have saved all the skin on the right side of my face. I was in the hospital two days and have no significant pain now, but I'm still very tired. Expecting a complete recovery in a month or two. How can I convince my wife that this is a normally safe sport with a lot of health benefits?
    Last edited by Bernieak; 09-02-2013 at 04:37 PM. Reason: spelling

  7. #707
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    278
    Not many a sport doesn't have injuries, but the consequences of cycling ones can be severe. But dont tell your wife that lol.

    Hope your'e doing OK man, scary stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernieak View Post
    I've been mountain biking for many decades, though nothing too exotic. Ranch PV has IMHI many great trails for exercise and recreation. My downfall was on a paved road where I normally coast downhill at 30 mph. I was not able to avoid a small branch that had intruded onto my right of way. I did not expect it to throw me, and I remember an instant of attempting to maintain my balance before I lost consciousness. The ER doctors think the helmet may have saved my life, but a full face helmet may have saved all the skin on the right side of my face. I was in the hospital two days and have no significant pain now, but I'm still very tired. Expecting a complete recovery in a month or two. How can I convince my wife that this is a normally safe sport with a lot of health benefits?

  8. #708
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Absolut_Zen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    5
    Tried downhill one time, ended up in the hospital with a severe concussion and broken shoulder...needless to say that was the last time I tried downhill.

  9. #709
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    5
    The worst I've gotten from riding was when I got hit by a car about two months ago. I broke 5 ribs and lacerated my spleen. Spent 3 days in the hospital, pissed blood for a week and completely wrecked my 1992 Stump jumper. Three weeks after that I bought a 1993 Rockhopper Comp and crashed into a grave marker/tomb stone and sprained my collar bone pretty badly.

  10. #710
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    54

    Ruptured Aorta, and lots of broken bones

    Some years ago, cycling home from work on my vintage cannondale SM700 and I got hit head on by a car. Injuries were:
    • Ruptured Aorta (i.e. the main artery connect to my heart was almost ripped off)
    • Broken left ulna and radus, leaving exit wounds where they came out of the front of my arm
    • Broken right femur, again leaving a exit wound on the front of my leg
    • Both wrists broken, I have a broken piece of dead scaphoid floating round my left wrist
    • an awful lot of skin missing from my right leg
    • Front teeth knocked out


    I was unconcious for 6 days, in hospital for 8 weeks

    But riding again before I gave up my crutches

    Sad to say my cannondale was completly destroyed.

    If I wasn't wearing my specialized helmet I would have been dead, instantly. Specalized (all credit to them) sent me a new lid free of charge and since then I have always bough specilized helmets. Mostly because I have a little too much evidence that they work.

    I always set off the metal detectors at german airports because I have too much surgical steel in me, once I even had to drop my trousers and show the security guy my scars before he would left me through.

  11. #711
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    13
    last week I was forced off the road by a truck. It was a dirt road and my front wheel hit the ditch and stuck. I flipped over as I went my right leg pushed the handle bars counterclockwise and I implaled my left thigh on the left brake lever. It punched a 3/8" hole 2" into the front of my left thigh and looked like a bullet entrance wound. the end of the handlebars left a nice bruise also

  12. #712
    mtbr member
    Reputation: swoodbrn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    754
    I think you're saying that you sank your brake lever 2 inches into your thigh. Didya? Then, you, pulled it out?

  13. #713
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Zippy29er's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    137
    Quote Originally Posted by Bwilli88 View Post
    last week I was forced off the road by a truck. It was a dirt road and my front wheel hit the ditch and stuck. I flipped over as I went my right leg pushed the handle bars counterclockwise and I implaled my left thigh on the left brake lever. It punched a 3/8" hole 2" into the front of my left thigh and looked like a bullet entrance wound. the end of the handlebars left a nice bruise also
    I want to ask for pictures, but it sounds nasty!
    MisFitPsycles DiSSent, ALc
    Rocky Mountain Altitude Rally
    Surly Puglsey
    Masi Gran Corsa

  14. #714
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    13
    Yep it went in about 2 in according to the blood and meat on the lever.
    the original stab
    Roll Call - What's your most serious injury?-dsc04489.jpg
    with gauze packing to stop venous bleed
    Roll Call - What's your most serious injury?-img_20131120_085220.jpg
    post stitching and drainage brusing
    Roll Call - What's your most serious injury?-dsc04517.jpg
    Last edited by Bwilli88; 11-25-2013 at 10:54 PM.

  15. #715
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    2
    Was finishing up a ride in Chesebro area and exiting at Doubletree. Next thing I remember was waking up in the fire dept ambulance being asked my age - couldn't remember!
    Visited the ER for a quick brain scan. Basically a minor concussion. Rear right of helmet was crushed and no doubt prevented more serious injury. Only damage to bike was bent seat rail so assume a total endo but my riding buddies did not see anything but a dust cloud. A lot more careful these days.

  16. #716
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    26
    As of this week it would have to be a broken clavicle.

    Went down on Sunday and landed straight on my shoulder.

    Sucks...

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk

  17. #717
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    814
    This is an easy one and an interesting (albeit morbid) thread.


    I did some damage to my knees as a teenager riding downhill on an XC bike with more guts than smarts. Mostly sprains and minor tears that have healed now, many years later, for the most part.

    That same year I was doing some hill repeats trying to get ready for some juniors XC racing and got caught in the rain with no gloves. Bare bar ends are pretty slick when your hands are wet. Hand came off the bar end mid sprint on my way back home and wound up going face first into the pavement at somewhere in the neighborhood of 20mph. Dislocated jaw, 3 cracked ribs, concussion. I was by myself but luckily only about a half mile from home. Tried to get back on the bike but when I went to throw my leg over I felt my ribs and realized I needed to walk. Walked home, went to the ER. The next couple of days are sort of foggy.
    Eric

  18. #718
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mtbzarg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    236
    Recovering from surgery - fractured clavicle after going OTB. Snapped it like a twig. Got a plate, six screws, and 2 pins.

    First time I have broken a bone. Doc said I did a good job

  19. #719
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    5
    Roll Call - What's your most serious injury?-attachment.jpgTook a bar end to the right side of my groin , got a hematoma
    the size of a baseball , ended up having it cut out and the cavity
    packed with gauze for 12 weeks until it shrunk its just closed up.
    Ive been back on the bike about three weeks.
    Last edited by Makinem Kranksturn; 02-16-2014 at 02:14 PM.

  20. #720
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    15
    Grade 3 shoulder separation (right) in May 2011. Got hit head on by some moron who crossed the center line at the park I was riding at. Broke the top tube of my bike clean in half too. Orthopedic specialist said I'd recover just fine without surgery and he was right. Don't even have a visible lump in my shoulder. Full range of motion is back, I can throw a baseball, football and swing a bat as well as always, even had no problems bowling. I can even sleep on my right side without any discomfort. Pretty painful the first month especially though, its an injury I don't recommend.

  21. #721
    StoneCutter
    Reputation: Orl1exm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    38
    March 10, 2013. Caught a tree with the left side of my handlebar that launched me into the air and I landed on my right arm/shoulder. I wasn't knocked out, but I was in a daze except for the pain inside my right shoulder. I was watching the guy ahead of me rather than the trail. That ended the ride for the six of us. We walked 2 miles to an area where an ambulance could get to us and off I went to the ER. Shattered my right humerous in 30 places. Slept on my Lazy boy for 12 weeks, PT for months, and am just now getting back on the MTB. Made the most of my down time but it sucks to see your wife mowing the yard and doing that type of work because you can't tie your shoes or shower yourself. Back on the bike now, but I am slow and too careful yet.
    Turner 5 Spot
    Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

  22. #722
    banned
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    50
    Fell off my moped and scored my knees, nothing compared to something I did 12 years ago: score my right knee open near to the bone!

  23. #723
    mtbr member
    Reputation: 127.0.0.1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    1,002
    severed 2 quads on my right leg


    in a 200 meter finishing sprint crash with pro and cat 1 roadies on a 34 mile club ride in Lake Placid, NY

    300 meters I am number 4, rest of peloton 20 meters behind me

    number 3 hits number 2 wheel and go down, I pile into them. #1 goes off to win

    peloton steamrolls me,
    my leg ends up in a twist,
    as my thighbone snaps it takes out 2 quadriceps
    and rips the leg open

    doc was able to reach up with tongs near my hip and pull
    the quads back down and sew them up. now have a monster
    scar but legs seems 100%. that kneecap always feels a little
    aggravated since the ligature holding stuff together now runs
    a wee bit off the natural path.


    we were racing for bikeshop swag....waterbottles, gloves and a jersey.


    I hate this thread gives me the heebie jeebies and I know I am damn lucky to be able to ride a bike ...good luck to EVERYONE dealing with random BS which is trying to take you off the bike.

  24. #724
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    22
    Mountain biking broke 2 of my ribs a fortnight ago.

    Martial arts has cracked my sternum, broken all of my fingers multiple times and a couple of toes, numerous popped shoulders and elbows.

  25. #725
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    17
    the slow moving fall got me.
    Clipped in slight up hill over some tall roots and hit an area where the front and rear wheel get hung up on two roots and it stopped the bike in its tracks. Attempt to clip out failed. The bike landed on its side with the right bar end pointing up. I landed full body weight on that bar end upper mid abdomen left side. Took about 10 minutes to get my breathing cadence back and my wits about me and decided to finish the ride. Next day the bruise traveled mid abdomen to mid back and when I moved felt like my abdomen muscles were being ripped and torn. Made by way to the ER where the doc says..."do you realize you barely missed your spleen and you could have bled out.?"..Obviously not I say...
    Been 3 years the round end of the bar end remains imprinted as a reminder that going slow crashes can F'n hurt.

Page 29 of 30 FirstFirst ... 19 25 26 27 28 29 30 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Worst Accident & Where? (Pics welcome)
    By Superlight in forum Eastern Canada
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 07-01-2012, 09:37 AM
  2. What is your worst crash ever!!!
    By GiantAC1 in forum Downhill - Freeride
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: 09-12-2004, 10:00 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-10-2004, 11:52 AM
  4. Hip to knee running injury...
    By DCepp in forum Rider Down, injuries and recovery
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-22-2004, 12:17 PM
  5. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 02-15-2004, 08:08 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •