• 09-02-2013
    Bernieak
    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?
  • 09-02-2013
    lucifuge
    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?

  • 09-06-2013
    Absolut_Zen
    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.
  • 09-13-2013
    seanpatrick77
    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.
  • 09-17-2013
    robinfisk
    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.
  • 11-25-2013
    Bwilli88
    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
  • 11-25-2013
    swoodbrn
    I think you're saying that you sank your brake lever 2 inches into your thigh. Didya? Then, you, pulled it out?
  • 11-25-2013
    JDYMTB
    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!
  • 11-25-2013
    Bwilli88
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    Yep it went in about 2 in according to the blood and meat on the lever.
    the original stab
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    with gauze packing to stop venous bleed
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    post stitching and drainage brusing
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  • 11-27-2013
    keithc1234
    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.
  • 12-12-2013
    SoFloSVT
    As of this week it would have to be a broken clavicle.

    Went down on Sunday and landed straight on my shoulder.

    Sucks...

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  • 12-12-2013
    skyphix
    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.
  • 02-16-2014
    mtbzarg
    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 :)
  • 02-16-2014
    Makinem Kranksturn
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    Attachment 870134Took 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.
  • 02-16-2014
    Scottwax
    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.
  • 02-18-2014
    Orl1exm
    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.
  • 02-22-2014
    NumbNutter
    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!
  • 02-25-2014
    127.0.0.1
    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.
  • 02-25-2014
    PBNinja
    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.
  • 03-01-2014
    stoplight
    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.
  • 03-04-2014
    stevethepeve
    Hello, First time poster, long time rider. Have a bmx background but also have been riding mtb about 20 years. my worst injury happened 5 months ago when i looped out on my bmx and slammed my elbow and scraping my face on the ground. five stitches in my chin, nose glued, and shattered my humerus goining into my elbow. The injury was bad enough to crush my ulnar nerve which controls th pinky finger and half of the ring finger. was told that feeling will never return to my two fingers and outside of my palm because the nerve has not started growing back even after 5 months, Doc also said he is unable to fix with surgert. sux because will make it hard to hold onto the bars. needless to say, wife made me sell the bmx which i am ok with. i'm thinking tha i should be able to continue riding mtb but will have to tape the two fingers together to have enough strength to hold the bars.
  • 03-21-2014
    LCPL Motivator94
    Crazy my boy literally did that last Saturday and had surgery Monday. 4 pieces after taking a trail here in Okinawa Japan a little too fast for the terrain.
  • 03-28-2014
    Skoezie
    Dislocated a finger on my commute on 4 december 2013. They popped the thing back in, had a cast for a week and then got surgery to repair the internal damage. Still not fully functional and I don't think it will ever be, but can do day to day stuff and ride my bike, so don't care that much.

    Luckely i was wearing a helmet, because i also hit the road with my head and passed out for a while, so could have been much worse
  • 04-01-2014
    targnik
    I've damaged the radial nerve in my left arm. When I fall I fall to the left and I've fallen off a few times (pre-xmas) if I tried to do a press up I'd have to do it on my knuckles can't flatten left hand onto ground. getting ongoing physio for it.

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  • 04-03-2014
    phattruth
    When I was 16 I was riding my old Elf 24" cruiser down the street when my chain snapped. My right foot slipped off the front of the pedal and planted on the street while the momentum of my body and bike proceeded to severely hyperextend my knee. The pain took my breath away! Thankfully I did this in front of a friends house. Several minutes later and still writhing in pain I propped myself up on the bike and used it as a crutch to get to his front door. I fell on his floor and told him what happened. He thought I was kidding. He told me to try and bend it and in the process it snapped back in place with an incredibly loud pop. My knee has never been the same, but thankfully I can still ride and I no longer have pain.
  • 04-11-2014
    fooldall1
    Broken Proximal Left Humerus after taking a digger at Alafia- only 3.5 weeks post-op right now and wondering if I'll ever ride again.. the pain is pretty bad.
  • 06-14-2014
    ratskrad
    1994 going down the access road next to the old turn station at Park City Mtn Resort I went to turn right heading to the Sweeney switch backs and something went wrong. I woke up on my back and proceeded to check myself over and was mostly intact. My helmet was crushed and broken and my skull was in one piece. Bike was messed up but I was able to ride down. I loaded up my bike and made the drive to SLC and by the time I got down there I noticed that my back was starting to hurt and I decided to take myself to the hospital. Five hours later, 2 cat scans and an MRI they told me I had fractured C5 and 6. Five days later they put me in a halo and I had to wear that for the next 3 months. Wearing the halo was pain wise much much worse than the pain from the fractures. On a positive note I got the halo off and the next day went to see the Rolling Stones play at Rice Eccles Stadium at the U of U. 20 years later I still ride and snow ski 60+ days a year.
  • 06-14-2014
    Quasi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by phattruth View Post
    When I was 16 I was riding my old Elf 24" cruiser down the street when my chain snapped. My right foot slipped off the front of the pedal and planted on the street while the momentum of my body and bike proceeded to severely hyperextend my knee. The pain took my breath away! Thankfully I did this in front of a friends house. Several minutes later and still writhing in pain I propped myself up on the bike and used it as a crutch to get to his front door. I fell on his floor and told him what happened. He thought I was kidding. He told me to try and bend it and in the process it snapped back in place with an incredibly loud pop. My knee has never been the same, but thankfully I can still ride and I no longer have pain.

    Twisting my knee installing a water heater is what got me into biking, because I couldnt run anymore. I find that the up and down pedal motion and lack of impact is great for the muscles and goes easy on those joints sensitive to twisting forces. I guess I should be thankful for that injury. Cant say that about most injuries.
  • 06-24-2014
    AK170B
    Re: Roll Call - What's your most serious injury?
    I ordered a new frame and all the parts to build my first full suspension bike. The following week I blew out my knee while snowmachining. Now I sit here 6weeks post surgery (replaced PCL and LCL) staring at my completed new bike. Doc says I can ride in two weeks...
    Paul

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  • 08-01-2014
    Stillsearchin
    This looks like a good place for my first post :)

    My most serious injury happened on a BMX when I was 15 (1980). I was riding in the street with friends, and was transitioning to the sidewalk via a driveway. We all utilized the transition as a little ramp, and were seeing how much air we could get. Unfortunately, my landing was less than stellar, and I ate the sidewalk. Severe road rash on my left arm and back. Bruised kidney causing blood in my urine. Ruptured spleen. I spent 5 days in the hospital, and 2 months at home on bed rest.

    The positive side:
    I was on my annual parental visitation when this occurred. Due to the bed rest, and then no traveling after the bed rest, I was forced to stay here in Tampa to start high school. After graduation, I met my current wife, and after a 23 year marriage we now have 3 children.

    Funny how that accident changed the course of my entire life for the better.
  • 08-03-2014
    anitatodd
    Shattered knee and dislocated shoulder from motocross, concussion, separated shoulder and broken ribs from BMX, broken wrist and torn rotator cuff from skateboarding, broken toe from mtb and concussion and ZMC fracture with nerve damage to face just this week from mtb. At 53 things don't heal as fast as they used to but my wife puts up with it and you can't be afraid of life, so there will probably be more. I will settle for scrapes and bruises though.
  • 01-22-2015
    MaxPain
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    Wow this is impressive!

    My worst one was a fracture to my jaw when I flipped over the front wheel and face planted a tree root... it still aches some times!

    I saw a mountain biking clothing website that might interest a few people on this thread.

    BrokenRiders.com :D

    Im hoping they print this X-ray design (https://www.facebook.com/BrokenRider...type=1&theater)
  • 01-26-2015
    Rovert86
    torn ACL, MCL and lateral meniscus in my left knee. opted for light syrgery and have a titanium and carbon fiber knee brace! its sorta badass..
  • 01-26-2015
    sleepyguy1001
    I'm waiting for the MRI results currently, doc thinks I've damaged the ligament on the outside of my ankle. Someone cut a tree about an inch and a half in diameter or so down, but left the stump sticking up far enough that my pedal landed on it and it threw me. I was busy being a fat old dude falling, so I don't really recall how I screwed my ankle up, but when I got up, there was no doubt I had done something to myself. By comparison to most of you folks, it's barely a scratch. Unless I need surgery :/
  • 02-09-2015
    L.t.
    I have three to share with you all:

    1- Worst injury period- Shattered my left Collarbone right next to the Sterno-Cavicular Joint (google it), more like imploded it like a spiral fracture. I did this in a skiing accident on an icy January day at Alyeska Alaska.

    2- Worst accident on a MTB- Took all the skin of the left side of my left calf, some of the middle of the front of my leg, some skin off the left knee, scraped two spots also almost to the bone on my left knee, chipped a tooth (hit my head on the sidewalk), took the tip off my nose, left cheek bone got skinned, left eyebrow got skinned, lips got skinned, my favorite sunglasses got totaled. GOT SOME AWESOME SCARS OUT OF IT! CHICKS DIG SCARS!!

    2b- What happened was I was cruising downtown on my old Diamondback Sorrento to go pick up some new glasses, and then lo and behold, I go to take a sharp turn next to a highway intersection, and I lose all traction, I went right down in a skidding thud and lost all the aforementioned skin, as well as almost ALMOST getting run over by several passing vehicles. Gosh darn public at large, not a single person stopped to see if I was seriously broken (which I kinda was)... surprising considering I was pouring blood from 5 places. LOL

    3- Worst nagging injury- 4 years ago, as I was cruising downtown on an old schwinn, I went to take a lovely, easy, right hand turn at an intersection, pavement and all, but I took it a little too quick, went down, caught my right foot on something, and proceeded to make something in my right ankle tear/rip as I went right and the bike went forward. To this day, if I roll that ankle too much, it lets me know something is not connected down there.

    BONUS:

    4- Dumbest injury- So, common theme here, was cruising downtown on the way to school, took a right hand turn that took me through a rock garden and subsequent sand pit near a local business in the middle of town, no sweat right? Well, as I was about to leave the sand pit, I didn't notice a soccer ball sized hole in the dirt ahead, and my 26er just buried into that hole, and I went flying in magnificent style and face planted on some parking lot pavement. Scraped up my chin real good, all else was fine, including the bike.

    Oh, by the way, I'm only 18 and a half years old, so this is all just the beginning! HAHAHA
  • 02-09-2015
    L.t.
    I have also screwed up something on the outside of my ankle! Let me know what the deal is with that, I'm morbidly curious.
  • 02-09-2015
    mtnbikej
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by L.t. View Post
    I have three to share with you all:

    1- Worst injury period- Shattered my left Collarbone right next to the Sterno-Cavicular Joint (google it), more like imploded it like a spiral fracture. I did this in a skiing accident on an icy January day at Alyeska Alaska.

    2- Worst accident on a MTB- Took all the skin of the left side of my left calf, some of the middle of the front of my leg, some skin off the left knee, scraped two spots also almost to the bone on my left knee, chipped a tooth (hit my head on the sidewalk), took the tip off my nose, left cheek bone got skinned, left eyebrow got skinned, lips got skinned, my favorite sunglasses got totaled. GOT SOME AWESOME SCARS OUT OF IT! CHICKS DIG SCARS!!

    2b- What happened was I was cruising downtown on my old Diamondback Sorrento to go pick up some new glasses, and then lo and behold, I go to take a sharp turn next to a highway intersection, and I lose all traction, I went right down in a skidding thud and lost all the aforementioned skin, as well as almost ALMOST getting run over by several passing vehicles. Gosh darn public at large, not a single person stopped to see if I was seriously broken (which I kinda was)... surprising considering I was pouring blood from 5 places. LOL

    3- Worst nagging injury- 4 years ago, as I was cruising downtown on an old schwinn, I went to take a lovely, easy, right hand turn at an intersection, pavement and all, but I took it a little too quick, went down, caught my right foot on something, and proceeded to make something in my right ankle tear/rip as I went right and the bike went forward. To this day, if I roll that ankle too much, it lets me know something is not connected down there.

    BONUS:

    4- Dumbest injury- So, common theme here, was cruising downtown on the way to school, took a right hand turn that took me through a rock garden and subsequent sand pit near a local business in the middle of town, no sweat right? Well, as I was about to leave the sand pit, I didn't notice a soccer ball sized hole in the dirt ahead, and my 26er just buried into that hole, and I went flying in magnificent style and face planted on some parking lot pavement. Scraped up my chin real good, all else was fine, including the bike.

    Oh, by the way, I'm only 18 and a half years old, so this is all just the beginning! HAHAHA


    Get it out of the way now....you won't heal as fast when you get older.
  • 02-09-2015
    Rovert86
    Roll Call - What's your most serious injury?
    If dumb injury's are game-I popped my knee doing a footjam tail whip in my friends driveway at a party haha spent the next 24 hours on his couch with my knee in an immobilizer "on the moon" if you know what I mean.


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  • 06-10-2015
    Bionic_Hipster
    Last August I was riding in the foothills outside of Denver with my wife and our friend. I was descending through the switchbacks and was doing 30-35 mph. I was approaching a right hand hairpin and my rear tire blew and rolled off the rim. My bike shot out from under me like a rocket and slammed down on my left hip and cheese grated down my left side and then rolled onto my right side for some more grating. I ended up breaking my left hip and tore off two muscles. I spent 10 days in the hospital and the next two months spent 95% of my day in bed or on a couch. I now have a rod going down my femur and two screws in my hip. I had a screw at the bottom of my femur, but had it taken out about 8 weeks ago.

    So I said to hell with getting injured road biking and I'm now going back to Mountain where it's much "safer". lol
  • 06-10-2015
    otis24
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bionic_Hipster View Post
    Last August I was riding in the foothills outside of Denver with my wife and our friend. I was descending through the switchbacks and was doing 30-35 mph. I was approaching a right hand hairpin and my rear tire blew and rolled off the rim. My bike shot out from under me like a rocket and slammed down on my left hip and cheese grated down my left side and then rolled onto my right side for some more grating. I ended up breaking my left hip and tore off two muscles. I spent 10 days in the hospital and the next two months spent 95% of my day in bed or on a couch. I now have a rod going down my femur and two screws in my hip. I had a screw at the bottom of my femur, but had it taken out about 8 weeks ago.

    So I said to hell with getting injured road biking and I'm now going back to Mountain where it's much "safer". lol

    Is this when you became Bionic Hipster?

    That's a pretty rough crash. Glad you're back to riding! I broke my face in a bunch of places but I always say damage to a lower limb or back where you lose mobility would be much worse.
  • 06-10-2015
    Bionic_Hipster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by otis24 View Post
    Is this when you became Bionic Hipster?

    That's a pretty rough crash. Glad you're back to riding! I broke my face in a bunch of places but I always say damage to a lower limb or back where you lose mobility would be much worse.

    Yeah, I came up with that name after the crash for my fantasy football team and decided to keep it.

    Honestly, I would rather have broken my face than my hip. Although my wife might not like me hurting the "money maker" as I like to refer to it with her. I tore off my abductor muscle and my hip flexor, but the hip flexor actually was still attached to the bone and a piece of bone broke off with it. It reattached, but not in the same place. So now I have a sharp pinching feeling when I try certain stretches. Not to mention that I don't have full flexibility yet. We are moving soon and once we get settled I'm going to start doing yoga with the hopes that my flexibility will come back.
  • 06-10-2015
    otis24
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bionic_Hipster View Post
    Yeah, I came up with that name after the crash for my fantasy football team and decided to keep it.

    Honestly, I would rather have broken my face than my hip. Although my wife might not like me hurting the "money maker" as I like to refer to it with her. I tore off my abductor muscle and my hip flexor, but the hip flexor actually was still attached to the bone and a piece of bone broke off with it. It reattached, but not in the same place. So now I have a sharp pinching feeling when I try certain stretches. Not to mention that I don't have full flexibility yet. We are moving soon and once we get settled I'm going to start doing yoga with the hopes that my flexibility will come back.

    Sounds like you basically detached your leg minus the skin and a bit of remaining muscle. Yikes! Good luck with the move and the yoga.
  • 06-14-2015
    kdirk
    Broke my jaw two weeks ago, so here I am on my off days killing time and actually reading these forums.

    I dont know what to do with myself now
  • 06-14-2015
    BushPilot
    I had someone tell me once if you are going to crash, don't do it going fast. Maybe making trail riding a little safer than being on the road.

    Hope you heal well.
  • 07-04-2015
    MEClydeRyder
    DH on my new Intense, taking an easy run down to get some food. Don't remember the wreck, but I broke my scapula, 6 ribs, a transverse process, and partially collapsed a lung. Came to, walked down the hill, went to the ER. Feel pretty fortunate as it could have been worse, and at my age healing isn't as quick.
  • 07-12-2015
    AshevilleMTB
    Found a rider down today. He was riding downhill with his seat way up. Took a crash head down first. Face, arms, legs bruised. He was in shock and had a concussion. Would forget everything every 10 seconds. Walked him to his car and called his buddies who came and picked him up. Doctor checked him and said he's remembering more stuff.

    Ugliest crash I have ever seen. I'll check on him later.
  • 08-14-2015
    woodchips
    Having a widowmaker heart attack at 38 (due to genetic predisposition) is pretty core (I'll be 49 in Oct), but despite this, and breaking numerous bones with dramatic flair, I consider my worst injury stepping off my skateboard at exactly the precise angle to pop a nice chunk of bone out of my ankle. I was 16 at the time, in Cardiff, Ca, and the docs said I would never walk again. My dad wigged-out, and threatened them to fix me, or else. Well, the San Diego Chargers sports med doc (Dr. Linovitz) was called, and he came to perform what would be a 4hr surgery. Two screws, and 6mos later, I was starting to walk again.

    Fast-forward 20yrs, one of the screws was finally making its way out of the bone, so I decided to get them both removed. Made the appt, and said I wanted to watch the minor surgery. The Makita made short work of the smaller screw (that wasn't bothering me) - what a trip that was, seeing and hearing the Makita drill bit spinning, and the screw coming up out of the bone in an instance. I was a total stoner back then so watching something like this was f*cking cool, as hell. Anyways, I didn't feel a thing (due to the local). Well, now, it's time for the big screw, the one that "wanted" to come out ..., the doc puts the drill bit into the head of the screw, pushes the button, and the screw doesn't turn, my leg does.... and with this, all these cracking/splintering sounds ring out. I yell, "I can feel that!". The last thing I remember is the doc saying, "put him out now" ..., and all I see is a mask coming at my face. Game over!
  • 08-28-2015
    jubilatu
    in a XC race, 260m from start, just begun to acccelerate (32km/h), a 20m zone of 50cm deep gravel/rocks, my handlebar mixed with another and boom! 38 km later an emergency crew stopped me because of the blood draining from my knee. after they took care of my wound (20minutes of cleaning & stuff), i wasn't able to continue.
    three weeks later, a MRI revealed a posterior patellar cartilage fissure (sounds bad in a geeky way, but apparently it isn't). Doctor said that is ok to start pedal slowly and get back at any bad sign (pain, swelling, etc).
    next XC marathon i'll be the only one with knee protectors (i bought a dainese trail).
  • 09-06-2015
    jasoncruise89
    Well a bus took me off my bike and planted me into a pole (which said bus/bike lane) I broke my collorbone in 3 places and dislocated my shoulder, that was 3 months ago now in 2days I'll be getting the plate and screws I'm terrified of things like this ha, but the payout will make it all worth it
  • 11-04-2015
    phride
    My worst injuries came from other sports, but my most spectacular biking injury was when I stalled riding up an 8-foot tall whaleback, put my arm out onto a tree to catch myself, dislocated my shoulder, and fell to the ground, popping it back in. It wasn't until the next winter when I crashed skiing that I properly dislocated it and had to get it reduced.

    The worst biking injury was simply aggravating an old back injury by riding a saddle that has broken on one side several days. Laid me up for a couple weeks and made me change my riding style in the end, as it would recur occasionally, even with a proper saddle.
  • 11-04-2015
    harvpat
    I hit a curved wood bridge a little too fast. Face planted, at 55 it was alittle more than I could bare. My neck snapped back, by the next day I could not lift my arm. I herniated the disc and damaged the spinal cord. at four months I can curl a 3lb dumbell 12 times. The improvement is slow but steady. My doctor said it my take a year to get the strength back.
  • 11-08-2015
    Quasi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by harvpat View Post
    I hit a curved wood bridge a little too fast. Face planted, at 55 it was alittle more than I could bare. My neck snapped back, by the next day I could not lift my arm. I herniated the disc and damaged the spinal cord. at four months I can curl a 3lb dumbell 12 times. The improvement is slow but steady. My doctor said it my take a year to get the strength back.

    Sorry to hear that. On my first reading I thought you were curling 31 lbs on the injured arm. :) I was thinking -- wow!!! But then I rearead. :(

    There is no harm in being careful in this sport. :nono:
  • 11-14-2015
    wetworkz
    Yesterday, thought I had more skill than I actually do. Hit the double black diamond hill at landahl park (ish trail). I was doing pretty well for most of it, nailing the smaller jumps going down the big hill. The whole time thinking, "YEAH, HOLY CRAP, YEAH, HOLY CRAP". Got to the bottom of the big hill, feeling pretty good then there is a series of smaller tabletops, hit the first one perfect, the next one not perfect, landed on top not the back. Which made me a little nervous so i slowed down some. Third one, I realized was a tandom, not a tabletop. Not enough room to stop, no way to avoid it, just jumped. Hit the front of second jump at a pretty good speed, taco'd the front wheel, broke two ribs and class2 separation of my collar bone AC. Of course I was all by myself, hadn't even seen another bike on the trail. So I pushed my broken bike about a mile and a half back to my car, then to the ER. That sucked.
  • 11-24-2015
    LiquidSpin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wetworkz View Post
    Yesterday, thought I had more skill than I actually do. Hit the double black diamond hill at landahl park (ish trail). I was doing pretty well for most of it, nailing the smaller jumps going down the big hill. The whole time thinking, "YEAH, HOLY CRAP, YEAH, HOLY CRAP". Got to the bottom of the big hill, feeling pretty good then there is a series of smaller tabletops, hit the first one perfect, the next one not perfect, landed on top not the back. Which made me a little nervous so i slowed down some. Third one, I realized was a tandom, not a tabletop. Not enough room to stop, no way to avoid it, just jumped. Hit the front of second jump at a pretty good speed, taco'd the front wheel, broke two ribs and class2 separation of my collar bone AC. Of course I was all by myself, hadn't even seen another bike on the trail. So I pushed my broken bike about a mile and a half back to my car, then to the ER. That sucked.

    Woah, glad you made it to the ER~ Yeah, adrenaline pretty much saves the day when we need it most. Without it you probably would have waited until someone came to help you out.

    When I attempt anything new and dangerous I always do it while I'm in good company. It also helps to give you more confidence. I remember the first time I hit a table top jump and crashed hard (went too fast). Luckily I was OK except for a messed up elbow gash and face gash. That taught me never to hit or try anything alone.
  • 11-25-2015
    targnik
    grade 2 AC separation... in recovery mode now w/ at least 3 weeks off bike. Murphys law... stops raining and we're in a mini heat wave.
    Oh the humanity!!! :bwahahahaha:

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  • 11-25-2015
    tartis99
    Dec 6 will be my 1 year anniversary of breaking my back in 2 places. T5 & T7 cracked through. 8 screws and 2 rods in my back. Whiplash with my neck wired, and a broken left wrist. What a difference 1 crash makes.

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  • 11-25-2015
    JustinF433
    Spiral fractured right tibia. Broke July 18th and just doing light riding now. Won't be back fully until January i think


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  • 11-25-2015
    bakerjw
    I was doing 25 on the road and was preparing to make a left turn. The driver of a car coming the other direction was oblivious to me so I was paying attention to them. The front tire hit a small but deep pothole which turned the front wheel and sent me over the bars. cracked ribs, broken metacarpals, broken elbow, cuts on my face and all kinds of road rash. And no insurance. It was a nasty hard hit. I remember crawling across the pavement to the ditch while dragging the bike with my legs.

    The only positive was that I did bleed on the drivers cell phone when they offered to let me use it to call for a ride home.
  • 02-28-2016
    Makarmtb
    was two years ago in august. Went OTB after landing a jump hard nose heavy that they had just extended the gap on. Took the hit to the head and the shoulder (right). Did not go to the doctor the night of the accident went home and took some tylenol and went to bed. Woke up feeling like a truck hit me and not being able to move my arm at all. Went to my specialist as ive paid for his car more then once by now and found out i broke my shoulder blade in 5 places and have a permanently dislocated collar bone.

    luckily no surgery (still have the dislocated collar bone as it protrudes out which they say is ok to leave... ) sat on the couch for 3 months and got back to work.

    been riding since released with luckily no more injuries.
  • 02-28-2016
    targnik
    Grade 3 AC separation... 3-4 months ago now. Shoulder still aint right, lately it seems like every 2-3 weeks I notice a little improvement. At 43, I'm not sure it will ever get back to how it was. Just thankful that I'm able to ride again =)

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  • 03-02-2016
    sevenhelmet
    Only in my second year of riding, but I've taken enough minor spills to be cautious.

    My worst MTB injury is embarrassing; I wasn't even riding! This past weekend I was working on my front brakes. I spun the wheel to see if the caliper was centered, and didn't notice that my finger was between the rotor and the caliper post. Crunch... My left index fingertip got cut through the nail and down to the bone, which sacrificed itself to stop the wheel from going all the way through my fingertip. So I type a little funny right now, but I can still work the front brake lever with the now nail-less finger, so I ride on...
  • 03-03-2016
    Energetik
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sevenhelmet View Post
    I spun the wheel to see if the caliper was centered, and didn't notice that my finger was between the rotor and the caliper post. Crunch... My left index fingertip got cut through the nail and down to the bone, which sacrificed itself to stop the wheel from going all the way through my fingertip. .

    I did that too only in my case it was only my finger tip and a small part of the nail. Bled like crazy though and felt GREAT! :madman: I'm sure yours hurt much worse.

    Some of these here are very gnarly injuries! Mine could've been but I got very lucky.

    My worst injury on a bike was at Dirt Fest 2014 in May at Raystown Lake Pennsylvania. There is a trail there called Osprey that is very fast and swooping with oddly spaced rollers to hit as you burn down the trail. I'd rode that demo loop on my XC bike earlier just fine. I wanted to demo some bikes but all that I wanted to try were already out so I went out again.

    Long story short somewhere on that trail I got squirrelly on a roller, locked up my front brake, or just plain fell off at around 20 mph. I have a vague memory of falling OTB off to the left and that's it. I woke up as they shut the ambulance door on my way to a helo ride out to Altoona Pa, about an hour by car. They said I was out for about 10 minutes and had basically wrecked all over the trail. I got extremely lucky though.

    I only had a nasty concussion, headache (obviously), trail rash, some bruises and a gash on the side of my left orbital that took off some eyebrow. (it grew back!) They scanned me 5 times, stitched me up, dressed some of the trail rash and sent me home.

    The only lasting thing is I occasionally get headaches where I took the hit and I have nerve damage where the gash happened but I don't even notice that most of the time.

    My helmet saved my life on that one. If I hadn't been wearing one my stupid self might not have walked away or been seriously disabled from the hit. I don't preach but I do tell people that story when they try to whine about wearing helmets.

    I replaced the helmet with a better one but I kept it as a war trophy. It still has the blood on it. :thumbsup:

    Oh and only a scratch on the handle bar for the bike!
  • 03-14-2016
    snowwcold55
    Was heading into a section of trail I thought I knew pretty well - relatively smooth hard dirt and very windy and flowy with some really fun, fast blind turns, and lots of room for speed.

    Coming into the first bermed turn, I realized (a bit too late, I might add) that the folks who like taking their horses on the trails destroyed all of the little berms so their horses could more easily get by. I had a ton of weight driving the wheels around the turn, but there was nothing to catch them, and before I even knew what hit me my head and shoulder were sliding across packed dirt... hands still gripping ghost handlebars, the bike 6 feet behind me.

    Had a nice scrape/bruise on my face, bloody lip, and my shoulder was killing me, like I had dislocated and reducted it all in one crash (which I had done before skiing.) My shirt had literally ripped at completely at the shoulder.

    I rode down to the trail head, taking things slow, and shook out the shoulder a little bit. It felt like I had just gotten a dead arm, which I took to be a good sign, sucked it up, and finished my ride.

    By the time I made it back to the car to put my bike back on the rack, my right shoulder didn't lift at all. Had to (sadly) ask for help, and then struggled to drive my stick shift home.

    Went to the ortho, got an MRI, and have 2 major and 1 minor tear in the upper shoulder (rotator cuff). Surgery, PT, the whole 9 yards, and now I can ride again just fine. In fact, i rode pretty much the whole time with the injury up until surgery, as it really didn't affect my riding, it just hurt a bit after.

    No pics - sorry - unless you want some arthroscopic surgery pics! It's funny, the horse people get all fussy about biking on the trails - yet they leave their poop literally mid trail. Maybe we should start copying that practice too, riders. :)
  • 03-17-2016
    PantslessWithWolves
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Energetik View Post
    I did that too only in my case it was only my finger tip and a small part of the nail. Bled like crazy though and felt GREAT! :madman: I'm sure yours hurt much worse.

    Some of these here are very gnarly injuries! Mine could've been but I got very lucky.

    My worst injury on a bike was at Dirt Fest 2014 in May at Raystown Lake Pennsylvania. There is a trail there called Osprey that is very fast and swooping with oddly spaced rollers to hit as you burn down the trail. I'd rode that demo loop on my XC bike earlier just fine. I wanted to demo some bikes but all that I wanted to try were already out so I went out again.

    Long story short somewhere on that trail I got squirrelly on a roller, locked up my front brake, or just plain fell off at around 20 mph. I have a vague memory of falling OTB off to the left and that's it. I woke up as they shut the ambulance door on my way to a helo ride out to Altoona Pa, about an hour by car. They said I was out for about 10 minutes and had basically wrecked all over the trail. I got extremely lucky though.

    I only had a nasty concussion, headache (obviously), trail rash, some bruises and a gash on the side of my left orbital that took off some eyebrow. (it grew back!) They scanned me 5 times, stitched me up, dressed some of the trail rash and sent me home.

    The only lasting thing is I occasionally get headaches where I took the hit and I have nerve damage where the gash happened but I don't even notice that most of the time.

    My helmet saved my life on that one. If I hadn't been wearing one my stupid self might not have walked away or been seriously disabled from the hit. I don't preach but I do tell people that story when they try to whine about wearing helmets.

    I replaced the helmet with a better one but I kept it as a war trophy. It still has the blood on it. :thumbsup:

    Oh and only a scratch on the handle bar for the bike!

    If you had said this was 2015, then you would have been the guy who went OTB and landed on his face HARD on the same trail when I was up there shooting photos. He didn't have a concussion, but he had some pretty intense facial trauma. I was newly certified at Wilderness First Aid and the first few minutes of managing that incident were some of the scariest of my life- fortunately, I heard through the grape vine that he was okay, albeit taking his meals in shake form for about six weeks.
  • 03-24-2016
    no_ster
    Fractured radial head and level 2 AC separation of shoulder ligament.
  • 05-28-2016
    evasive
    My GF had a bad OTB this afternoon and is in the hospital with a shattered scapula, a fractured clavicle, 4 broken ribs (one in 2 places) and 4 fractured spinous processes. She was flown off the ridge, which is good because it would have been a 2.5 mile carry, and even the 200 yards to the helicopter were were tough on her.
  • 07-03-2016
    Emax
    August 16th, 2014... rode on a new trail in Ringwood, NJ, too quickly and with bar ends - hooked the right one on a young tree and got ejected, but landed on my left leg (turns out it was a bad thing), then the speed that carried me spun me around causing a dislocation, and spiral fracture to my left ankle - all three bones broken.
    Obviously 10 minutes into my ride, lying on the trail and punching the ground in pain - all I knew is that I broke my ankle - the foot was pointing in the wrong direction and I vividly heard the breaking sound. All I had in my pack first aid wise was bandage and I was able to use it to make a splint, after that I've relied on riders who carried me to the fire road, and then a guy on a quad gave me a lift to the parking lot, from where I called 911. Nothing like that has ever happened to me, and I was amazed at how little pain I was experiencing after the initial break. Adrenaline is amazing in making the pain go away. When the pain hit me in the ER it was as though my leg was on fire - literally the whole foot, ankle area.

    The surgery was next day, got 15 screws and a plate to keep things together. The 2 months in bed, caused my left leg muscles to atrophy, but the biggest issue was the range of motion reduction. It was caused initially by 2 screws holding tibia and fibula together for stability, after they were removed rom improved, but wasn't there yet, took me 4-5 months of pt to start feeling like I'm walking normally.

    My 2015 riding season was unpleasant, while riding on a trainer - it wasn't much of a problem to pedal, but out on the trails, I was too cautious, and that made me fall. I forced myself to ride the trails - there was no passion. Only in 2016 do I feel confident to go over logs, and have the passion back to ride. I feel as though mentally I'm back and I'm now able to build the strength again. These days, I'm able to tell when the weather is going to change, thanks to my ankle, and my left one looks fatter thanks to the plate, but all seems to work fine.

    Any injury takes time to heal, and it also takes time to get over it in your head, the weird thing is that these two don't always coincide - so I think patience is the name of the game.
  • 08-04-2016
    notso
    8-2-16; OTB wreck. Long story short, fractured C2 vertebra. Actually just got home from the hospital about an hour ago.
  • 08-04-2016
    targnik
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by notso View Post
    8-2-16; OTB wreck. Long story short, fractured C2 vertebra. Actually just got home from the hospital about an hour ago.

    Dude!!

    All the best for recovery ^^

    C2!?

    Limbs still working?

    Gods speed...

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  • 08-05-2016
    notso
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    Dude!!

    All the best for recovery ^^

    C2!?

    Limbs still working?

    Gods speed...

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    yes, C2. Yes everything still works. I started another thread with some more details.
  • 08-22-2016
    MyZenNolan
    8/20/2015: Concussion and separated shoulder - Road crash
    8/20/2016: I ummm, managed to bend all my fingers backwards to my wrist. Nothing broken, but my hand looks like someone inflated a latex glove and sewed it to my wrist. Anyone know how long the swelling will last? lol.
  • 08-22-2016
    lucifuge
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MyZenNolan View Post
    8/20/2015: Concussion and separated shoulder - Road crash
    8/20/2016: I ummm, managed to bend all my fingers backwards to my wrist. Nothing broken, but my hand looks like someone inflated a latex glove and sewed it to my wrist. Anyone know how long the swelling will last? lol.

    depends on how much ice u applied I guess
  • 08-23-2016
    MyZenNolan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lucifuge View Post
    depends on how much ice u applied I guess

    Inconsistent amounts of ice. I can still ride and hit jump lines, it's just ridiculously swollen and annoying now.
  • 10-03-2016
    grunghi
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    Had a nasty crash in 2014, I was short on a double, dislocated left elbow with a fractured ulna, yay

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  • 10-03-2016
    Singlespeedmedia
    Posting here on behalf of a friend, who called this his worst tumble ever.
    https://youtu.be/YbdE0yOQAus
    Crash starts @(0:20)
  • 10-06-2016
    monogod
    incomplete amputation of my right foot in moab on june 2nd of this year.
  • 10-06-2016
    cyclelicious
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by monogod View Post
    incomplete amputation of my right foot in moab on june 2nd of this year.

    omg! How are you doing?
  • 10-06-2016
    monogod
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    omg! How are you doing?

    amazing!

    severed 2 major veins in the accident and would've bleed to death on the mountain had i not put a tourniquet on my leg. compounded tib about 3 inches, shattered the fib, and complete disarticuation of the ankle. life flighted to grand junction, colorado and underwent a few hours of surgery where they put in about 20 screws, a titanium plate, and 120 stitches. a week in the hospital, about 2.5 months in a cast, then 5 weeks in a walking boot and 3-5 hours of physical therapy daily. was cleared to resume normal activities as tolerated about 3 weeks ago, still doing 3-5 hours of physical therapy daily to increase range of motion and strengthen the ankle. putting lots of road miles in, but haven't hit any trails yet. hoping to resume mtb within the next week. plate and screws come out in 2.5 months, so i'll be down for about 4 weeks again. total recovery time will be almost a year.

    go big or go home... right??? :ihih:
  • 10-07-2016
    gregnash
    Damn dude that makes my ankle seem like a cake walk!!!
    7/16/16 went on the Wherewolf Memorial ride with a bunch of guys in Auburn, Ca. Never ridden there and we took the road, approximately 4 miles, up to the start of what I believe is Clementine trail. About 1.5 miles of actual trail riding in I am hammering corners chasing the leaders, both fast, and keep thinking "I gotta slow the corners a bit, tire keeps sliding."
    Come around a hard right hander that is a little bit of kitty litter on the corner over some concrete hardpack and rear tire slips completely out to edge of trail. Foot didn't unclip so I went completely down but ended up catching my heel on a root or rut or something. Heard and felt a loud POP in the leg and then vaulted over the bike and off the trail. As I went to stand up get a bit of pain in the ankle and am like "Nah that aint happening climbing an incline."

    Get off the trail and the rest of the ride crew, 11 in all, catch up to me and one guy says, Damn your ankle!. And sure enough the ankle is about the size of a cantaloupe.
    End result was a 1.5 mile hobble out with the bike to go and self medicate at Maria's with beer and Mexican food. Next day visit to the ER proved my thoughts (3yrs of PT and medical training about 10yrs ago), dual spiral fracture to fibula high/mid shaft and complete syndesmotic disruption (blown ankle). Had surgery about a week later after ortho consult, two titanium buttons and titanium line in the ankle (permanent) to correct the syndesmosis and left the leg alone. Just started walking in an ankle brace this week and have another 2wks of PT to go after 4 so far.

    Doc has cleared me for trainer or stationary bike ONLY, with light ROM (range of motion) pedaling ONLY.. Docs words.. "I know you want to get back on your bike but ABSOLUTELY no rollers, trainer or stationary ONLY and I am talking light pedaling..... NO STANDING AND MASHING." Next apt. with the doc is mid-November and he said by that time I should be cleared for normal activity without brace (e.g. walking around, up and down stairs, etc.), all other activity will require the brace for length of time to be determined by me and how ankle/leg feel with activities. Snow has already started here so at most I will be able to get some road riding in with the commuter bike but trails will be snowed in for the most part by the time I can actually trail ride...*sad panda*
  • 10-08-2016
    TeamRWB
    4 broken ribs and a dislocated left shoulder

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  • 10-14-2016
    Ozcruiser3000
    Had my worst bike accident today. Nothing compared to some of the terrible ones on here. Been riding bikes since I was 6. So 30 odd years of riding. Mostly city riding for transport commuting recreational some off road mountain biking.
    I suppose I've been lucky or careful or both. Never had a bad accident hardly even a scratch.
    The past month I've somehow managed to ride into 2 chains across a path at medium speed. First time at night didn't see it, not too fast the bike stopped I stayed on just a scratch on the bike, not a scratch on me just annoyed.
    Today hit a chain again. Daytime, grey chain with grey gravel behind it very hard to see. Saw it hit brakes skidded dived forward off the bike as the bike stopped dead at the chain. Slid on hands for a bit on gravel.
    One hand tiny scratches, nothing. Other hand small cut. Elbow a bit of skin off and that's it.
    Bike has tiny scratches on handlebar and pedal but is fine. Will be very wary of those f*ing chains from now on. If you see 2 poles at either side but no chain slow down you may not see the chain until it's too late. Hope I never f*ing do that again.
  • 11-11-2016
    Cleared2land
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    4 months ago...
    A little tumble...

    Two breaks on the clavicle, fractured scapula, six fractured ribs along spine and some raspberries.

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  • 12-20-2016
    WannaBeMTBer
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    Have about 100 Miles on my first bike and this happened.
    Root erosion drop on a descent, landed wrong knocked myself out and slid down some nice soft rocks.... fast forward 3 weeks to last weekend I got back on the bike and went immediately to the trail and got my redemption day.

    Crash caused a concussion, 13 staples and lots of scabbing. I was wearing a helmet.

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  • 12-21-2016
    Cleared2land
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by WannaBeMTBer View Post
    I was wearing a helmet.

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    Was it attached and properly fitted?

    Hope that you're back to good shape soon!
  • 12-21-2016
    WannaBeMTBer
    It was a cheap Bell helmet and and there's no way it was tight enough. I have since upgraded ton an IXS Trail. The fit is already night and day I also make sure to crank that thing down and have the chin strap oriented.
  • 01-01-2017
    RavenDavey
    1 Attachment(s)
    Greater tuberosity fracture with torn rotator and surgery in January. Followed by a blown tire crash on a rock garden...in June.
  • 01-04-2017
    CamPow
    October 1st 2015 I wrecked at Snowshoe Bike Park, Broke my wrist. Distal Radius. Pretty common fracture I guess. Definitely dont want to go through it again though. Was off the bike for some prime riding of the year. Im back on it now Getting muddy..... :)
  • 01-04-2017
    Cleared2land
    Fast healing and safe journeys to all.
  • 02-05-2017
    passwordusername
    2 Attachment(s)
    This is my most serious injury so far, althought is nothing compared to others.

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    Stupid decision. I did a sketchy drop, I'm not used to that height so my feet lost contact but the left one slipped and the pedal hit my shin. The cut reached the bone. Every f... time these pedals hit my shins the pins act like knives in my skin. I just had a cut of like 1-2cms like a week or two ago just in the side of the new injury.
    It was my fault obviously, but I can't go to the hospital everytime I make a mistake and my foot slips.
    The pedals are Chromag Scarabs. Every pin have one spacer, so I'm considering buying more to have two in every pin, or change the pins or just buy new pedals with smaller pins and different shape (I like them a lot as far as grip and confort).

    Funny thing is that I got close calls in the ride but it was this what cause me an injury.
  • 04-11-2017
    Namlehse
    I can safely say dentistry has come a really long way.. The story behind this belongs in the stupid thread, however the pictures probably belong here.

    I took this picture after seeing the ER Doc cringe several times.


    I spent three weeks with wires holding them in. Four weeks after the first picture, four chip repairs, two lost teeth, four root canals, and some grinding down left me like this.



    The dentist used pictures of his work on his web page to show exactly how bad of an "oopse" he could fix.
  • 05-04-2017
    Nick_M
    Broke my leg and shoulder 3 weeks ago, will not ride at all for 3 more weeks, and probably will not ride gravity for whole season...
  • 06-17-2017
    fatboy43
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    Rock garden took out my knee cap. No surgery required so I lucked out there. I find out Monday how long I'm out for. Me thinks it time for knee pads.....Attachment 1142511

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  • 06-17-2017
    lucifuge
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fatboy43 View Post
    Rock garden took out my knee cap. No surgery required so I lucked out there. I find out Monday how long I'm out for. Me thinks it time for knee pads.....Attachment 1142511

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    fark! ice ice baby