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Post by Henrik on Fri Mar 19 2010, 20:06

So, spring has really been in the air the last couple of days, and thiss afternoon it was almost 20° outside with beautiful sunshine. I figured I would take the bike for a spin.

So, I set out, taking it very easy. Head up one of the better bike roads just behind our house after asking a biker if the conditions were good. Excellent conditions, and I cruise up at a leisurely pace. No need to go fast, as it is just so refreshing to go from corner to corner leaning in gently just to be sure. I turn around and come back down again, and everything is perfect.

Checking the time, I figure I better head back home, and fifty meters from our house I slow to turn in to our little private road. Major patch of gravel on the paved road, and in a millisecond I am on the ground! Fuck!

I must have been going about 5 kmh, but I am very happy I wore my leathers and not a pair of jeans. WIth the gravel, I would have been spending some time in the hospital scrubbing gravel from the wounds, but as it is I just hit my knee pretty hard on the ground. The padding took most of it, but right now my right knee is a fair bit bigger than the left. Took a hit to my right calf as well, which is turning a nice colour blue as I type.

The bike didn't get much damage, but the rear brake pedal is a write off, and I think the handle bar might be bent too.

Fuck!!!

It just doesn't matter how careful your are, riding a bike will catch you out from time to time. Just make sure you are protected when it does, no matter how short the ride, or how close to home you are.

Oh well, I was going to bring the bike to the shop next week to do the last repairs from the parking accident I had last year, so now they will have more work to do....


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Post by eso on Fri Mar 19 2010, 23:44

That sucks! Sorry to hear about it Henrik.

Luckily no real serious damage from the sound of it.

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Post by gueuzeman on Sat Mar 20 2010, 02:11

I just doesn't matter how careful your are, riding a bike will catch you out from time to time. Just make sure you are protected when it does, no matter how short the ride, or how close to home you are.




Umm,protected? I guess I need a condom.

Glad to hear you and the bike are not damaged too badly
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Post by H8R on Sat Mar 20 2010, 04:41

Good words Henrik.
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Post by Henrik on Sat Mar 20 2010, 13:36

The swelling of the knee has reduced over night, but the colour is now rather interesting. I suppose it will be a bit tender for some time. My calf must have taken quite a beating too because it is really sore when I use it, but no pain when resting. I'm beginning to think that the brake pedal must have been bent against my calf actually.

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Post by da silva on Sat Mar 20 2010, 16:16

Ah yes, scrubbing gravel out of your raw flesh, you're lucky you didn't have to endure that, one of my fave all time experiences. NOT.

Glad to hear you're ok.
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Post by TopContender on Sun Mar 21 2010, 23:39

Sounds like a good excuse to upgrade the bike.
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Post by Revs on Mon Mar 22 2010, 02:01

ouch!

badluck Hen! pale
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Post by Henrik on Thu Mar 25 2010, 00:13

So, I have been to the hospital to check out my knee, and there is no serious damage. It hurst, and I cant bend it all that much, but it is getting better each day. It is funny also because on Monday I discovered a major bruise on my heel, so I suppose I must have taken a hit there too. Made me think what the foot would look like if I hadn't been wearing my boots...

Insurance will be paying for new leathers, which is great. I guess I just can't stress enough the importance of proper gear! Also, the damage to the bike will be covered by the insurance, except for about $500 that I have to cover. So, in the end nothing too serious in any way.

Now I just need to get it fixed quickly so I can get back on the road.

One final thing. On Monday morning I was hearing some noise outside, and I saw a big vacuum/sweeping truck go up and down the road clearing out all the gravel! I guess I just went riding a weekend too soon...

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Post by Trixie on Fri Mar 26 2010, 15:23

Wow, glad you are OK Henrik!

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Post by Henrik on Sun May 02 2010, 14:11

Yeah I saw that. They actually showed it on the news here this morning.

Promise, it wasn't me!!

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