Discussion in 'Travelling, Commuting & Safety' started by twinkiex, Sep 26, 2007.

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Have you ever been injured?

  1. I am too smart to be injured.

    15 vote(s)
  2. I am too lucky to be injured.

    33 vote(s)
  3. I broke a bone.

    18 vote(s)
  4. I broke a couple bones.

    13 vote(s)
  5. Had stitches.

    20 vote(s)
  6. Totaled my bike.

    14 vote(s)
  7. I ended up in the hospital.

    22 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. twinkiex

    twinkiex Guest

    My worse bike injury is a hairline fracture to my left ulna last winter. It was on my trusty old Huffy Good Vibrations cruiser. I was jumping off a curb showing off. Bad idea. The bike didnt get a scratch!

  2. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    At various times, I've broken bones. I've had stiches (no hands, standing on the crossbar, that was a good one), I've totaled bikes and I've ended up in the hospital, once for a long time (Cager pulled into my lane, going the other way).
    It seems like during that moment between realization of the situation, and the actual impact, the phrase "Here we go!" runs through my mind.
  3. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member


    I have clear safety glasses and Stihl official "chainsawing tuff" shades. Insects have always been my nemisis, (since I only wear my orange Stihl helmet in urban situations).

    Early evening, when the martins and bats come out to feast is when midges and gnats are worst, so don't smile "wide open", else you swallow a few.

    June bug/Japanese beetle season is OVER, but one of those will put a thunkin' on your noggin.

    And I remember vividly having a bumblebee land on my left shoulder, and he dug his talons into my shirt deeeeeeep, I tried swatting with my throttle hand a few times, had to come to a quick stop to pry him off me.
  4. JemmaUK

    JemmaUK Guest

    Nothing related to bikes so far...

    put my face through a plate glass window when I was 3

    2nd degree burns in church, at the age of 2 years old

    anyone spotting a trend here - so did the authorities.

    since then I've been pretty lucky, its been things like wiplash and so on from car accidents...

    Jemma xx
  5. az cra-z

    az cra-z Guest

    Mmmm, yummy

    They're a great protein source, ya know!:eek:
  6. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest


    iv raced bikes since i was 7 well iv face planted a car head on when i was 10 parked thank god whent skiping down a streat on a lope when it was wet cause of crash blow out on rear of bmx bike then ther was one time slamed in to a mail box when me and 5 others where hill raceing was shvoed off the road then once was haveing a cool idea that was takeing a bmx bike and trying to do tricks on a trampolin well a back flip was not a good idea first try handle bars in the face from afterbonuce knocked out the

    then i did a 12 foot gap jump going down heal no one was ballsy innof to do it so i whent and did it will carshed cliped the lip and when flying head first in to the ground broke my collor bone and still road back home which was 10mil away and whent to the hospital the next day when i noticed my finger could fit inside the collor bone so yeah

    then during a race i messed up in a race and got a tip of the handle bar in the chest ow then there was a time i was blizting down the road at night my freind passed me up and blew a tire maid us crash and almost die do to on comeing traffic have a hole in my leg from the peg

    well had a bright idea to do a tail whip off my house to a quater pipe well nutcraker bally any one my voice ultra sqeakky

    well jumping a van from a kiker ramp when drunk = face plant in to side of van hahaha

    then i did some damge to my bike when i did something called the leap of faith trashed my frame 25 step stair case leap from the top the frame cripled and rims tacoed

    grinding aluminum with metal = sticky pegs propeld off 10 foot high rail to streat

    back woods raceing did jump hit tree. (who planted that new tree in the race path dang hippis!!!)

    then totaled my MB and got that road rash you all saw that then trying to do a weilly at 25 not good hurt my foot

    but yeah ther is much more but cant rmember right now later

    and have only broke one bone unreal but true
  7. spunout

    spunout Member

    there wasn't a "just road rash" option...had plenty of that.
    broken bones were given during fighting and motocrossing, not motoredbiking.

    edit: didnt know if u meant injuries solely from motorbiking or not
  8. twinkiex

    twinkiex Guest

    I did mean bike injuries only, sorry I didnt clarify that!

    oh yeah i did forget roadrash. i have had plenty of that.
    i have learned a trick. i avoid injuries by pretending like i am invisable. i treat every car like they they are going to pop out in the bike lane and make me slam on the brakes. i ring my Electra Bell frequenty and try to make eye contact constantly. i always anticipate the cars not seeing me and slow down to see what they are going to do. A few years ago I was regularly cussing out cars, breaking very dramatically right on the car doors, yelling and screaming. Then my dad had a bicyclist in Berkeley, Ca throw and rock at his drivers window "for no reason because those tight pants-guys are road nazis" and made me consider others feelings, and the fact that they cant see me. Now when pedestrians are in the bike lane, I stop hop off and walk. When people cut me off I just slow down and smile. I guess it all comes with getting older and I just dont have the energy anymore to cuss and yell all the time.
  9. mickey

    mickey Guest

    And everyone else is drunk. Every time I approach a cross street, I look back to see if some fool is going to turn to the right, through me.
  10. twinkiex

    twinkiex Guest

    yeah, my friend got ticket here in Tucson for turning right in the bike lane. The law is you wait and turn right behind the traffic that is going straight. i am educating all my friends and co-workers to be aware of bikes.
    another thing we all know is no matter how bad ther repution of senior citizen drivers, they always see me, its the young people and people on cell phones that dont see us.
  11. dave1490

    dave1490 Guest

    i broke my leg doing a Evel Knevel stunt {12}various,burns,stiches,face plants on my dirt bike {10-16}.now i treat every parked car as if thier door is going to open.also did a face plant testing my breaks,shocks compressed and over i whent.but they stop on a
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  12. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    My worst injury was from a dirt jumping endo.

    Fractured skull
    Broken rib
    Broken neck in 2 places C1 and C2
    Broken back in 2 places T3 and T4

    From this I got a 7 vertabrae fusion of T1-T7. Bone chips were sprinkled on my spine at the fusion so it would grow into one big vertabra. After the first surgery they told me one of the screws was touching my spinal cord so I had to have a second surgery the next day to re-align it.

    Here are some pics...
    the aftermath

    10 screws almost 3'' long and 5mm wide. The rods are about th size of a pencil and the pods they're mounted in are about the size of a finger or thumb. Yes, they are still in my back and will be for the rest of my life. Yes, it hurts...ALL THE TIME. Yes, I still ride the same way I did before I wrecked.

  13. Jim H

    Jim H Guest

    My worst bicycle accident occurred in pitch darkness one night coming home from a local bar. I hit a mailbox and separated my left shoulder, cracked three ribs and messed up my face with road rash. I lay in the road for what seemed like forever trying to draw a breath, straightened the mailbox and limped home. Couldn't ride for six weeks but in the interim installed a 12v motorcycle battery with two headlamps and taillight. That didn't happen again...
  14. About a month ago I was riding my non motorized Schwinn cruiser backwards sitting on the handlebar and the coaster brake got a little tangled up with my footing and I fell on the pavement.
    I like riding backwards. Back in the high school day I rode my BMX bike backwards for three miles non stop around Rockland lake Park in Nyack,New York.
    I'm seriously contemplating riding my motorized bike backwards. It would be a thrill.
  15. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Riding backwards

    :shock:Sounds to me like you don't need gears.:lol::grin::lol:
  16. I got a love bump from a woman in a white minivan. She passed me on the left then decided to turn in to a parking lot and cut right across the bike lane that I happened to be in. I hit my coaster brake but wasn't able to stop or avoid her. I wound up colliding with the rear right corner of her minivan and launching into the air onto the pavement. It was entirely her fault. she completely cut me off. After apologizing profusely she agreed to pay for the repairs to my bike which were minor. I wound up with lots of road rash. I was also wearing flip flops so I got my toes nice and chewed up. I decided it would be a good idea to put caliper brakes on my front and rear wheels. Now with those and a coaster brake I have some serious stoping power. Tough way to learn a lesson. I think I'm gonna get a rear view mirror too because people just don't watch out for us.
  17. twinkiex

    twinkiex Guest

    thats my biggest fear. the ones you cant avoid hitting. i live in fear and i am extremly paranoid. i have excellant breaks, front and rear in one handle on the right hand side, but there has been a few times that I scream and slammed on them.
    a coworker in his 50s who has been been riding his whole life had a bad accident last year. A big truck turned right and slammed him and his bike down, The helmet saved his life but he broke his nose and eye socket.
    i wear a helmet in commute traffic but not when I joy ride...hmmm sounds like a new poll is due..
  18. What's a helmet? :D

    ....I think I best better get one.
  19. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    I had two thugs from school chasing me down this long hill on my stingray and I turned to see if they were gaining on me. That was a mistake because I swerved and ran staight into the back of a pick up truck with his tail gate down.
    I woke up back at my house and both shins were purple and swelled to the max. 2 weeks down time.
    Motocross, hit head on mid air. Jerk was going the wrong way on the novice track.
    broken bones laid up 3 months.
    a lotta road rash motored and unmotored.
  20. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    I still have the burn scar on my left leg from the very first time I rode my motoredbike. No kick stand then and it fell back towards me after i leaned it against the wall. Muffler 1 leg 0. Now I have a kickstand and wear jeans when I ride.