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  • coffeeking
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    Wow, done properly! What was the mechanism of the fall?!? You must have put some serious weight through that onto the ring to do that much damage?

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    yeuuk ! 😯

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    bloody good work that man !!!

    pingu66
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    Shaving cut?

    😯

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    my feet did a little ‘run away’ thing under the table there.

    shorts this summer then πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon stevomcd
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    Seen this a couple of times before and always swap the outer for a bashring now!

    Premier Icon camerone
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    coffee – trundling along at I guess 7-8 mpg, looked over shoulder to see where mate was, hit something tiny and remaining hand on the bars slipped forwards. So i sort of fell on the bars, wobbled abit, then fell sideways. It was one of those where my mate came along sniggering wondering why I was on the floor. no hero points at all just in-attention

    bencooper
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    Good work! I got a similar (though smaller) injury when I was a kid, by trying to take off a jumper while riding no-hands…

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Wow, that’s a proper sharkbite! 😯

    1st pic would be more effective if the right way up…

    Premier Icon Jerome
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    Unlucky bud.
    I opened up my shin a few years back on my pedal I think in a similar speed crash.
    Cannot hold a candle top that though.
    Singlespeed would surely have helped..

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    Awesome! 😯

    don simon
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    You’ve just given me an idea for a tattoo.

    Oh yeah! Nearly forgot… I’m sure it’ll buff out…

    footflaps
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    I’ve seen worse, there was someone on here who posted a photo of a similar accident in the Alps, only it looked like a shark bite!

    Jamie
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    1st pic would be more effective if the right way up…

    don simon
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    😯
    EEeeuuwwww! That’s disgusting!!

    Sui
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    Painful i’m sure and a bastard to heal properly. There was a chap a few years ago at one of the Aston Hill DH events that slid off in the wet near the top sections. For those that ride there you’ll know it’s chalky but also full of flints. The chap upon sliding off, caught the tip of a flint and opened up the side of his leg from ankle to top of his thigh!! twas impressive..

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Nice one Jamie πŸ˜€
    Somehow it’s much more BLUERGH! like that

    kevj
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    Very nice! Has the makings of a very unique tattoo……

    Premier Icon deus
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    i feel a little faint.
    dunno why but bleeding copiously doesn’t affect me any where near as bad as seeing the results of other peoples accidents.

    Premier Icon allthegear
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    Ouch!

    Hope it heals fast!!

    Rachel

    Trimix
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    Good excuse to go double and bash now πŸ™‚

    cranberry
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    That’ll polish out.

    *rushes off to buy bash ring…*

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    😯 Holy F*** 😯

    Best advertisment for a bash guard I have ever seen

    Hope it heals okay

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    Sui – funnily enough not too painful – missed and structural bits so just a flesh wound! bit ‘tight’ feeling now but they had to trim the edges to neaten it up and sew it up…. four weeks on and its healing nicely – no infection, on bike as usual..
    apparently 10-15mm in the wrong direction and it would have done for my achilles….

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    Would you have been better off if the chin was on the big ring at the time?

    Any surgeons in the house who can comment on the stitching? Doesn’t look great to my untrained eye but then it’s a material (human flesh) I’ve never had to work with.

    Another benefit of belt drive. πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Would you have been better off if the chin was on the big ring at the time?

    Of course! No spikey bits then!

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Would you have been better off if the chin was on the big ring at the time?

    Yeah! Split your face open instead πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon camerone
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    So – very pathetic tumble from bike, slow speed etc but got tangled in the bike as I fell. Seems I caught my leg on the outer chainring….
    Overnight in hospital, general anaesthetic to fully clean it out, stitched back up… this was four weeks ago stitches now out and back on the bike.


    DT78
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    Yep got one of those πŸ™‚ 22 stiches on my right calf.

    Remember looking down to see this thinnish red line suddenly open up and show all this bubbly yellowy fat. Surprised how little it actually bleed, though I had a shoe filled with blood.

    Had to get back on the bike and cycle out of the woods to get picked up and then wheeled off to the local drop in centre.

    Only local for me (2 rounds of it). Took quite a while to heal properly I reckon it was nearly 3 months before it was sealed enough to swim

    FunkyDunc
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    Just think, you could have died horribly if you hadn’t been wearing a helmet.

    Mate of mine did similar ish to his arm at mountain mayhem one year trying to take pedals off a bike. πŸ™„

    Jamie
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    Think I might start carrying a roll of gaffa tape with me…

    FunkyDunc
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    Jamie why would you want to gaffer it up? He wasnt bleeding to death was he?!?

    Besides I wouldnt fancy getting to A&E and the nurse saying, ‘right I’ll just rip this gaffer tape off then shall I’

    I think that would hurt lots. Its already infected so a little more fresh air wont harm

    brakes
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    my 1×9 drivetrains are looking like an even better option now!
    what chainrings were you using? were they well worn or did they have that sharkfin profile of well used ones?

    Jamie
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    Jamie why would you want to gaffer it up? He wasnt bleeding to death was he?!?

    Besides I wouldnt fancy getting to A&E and the nurse saying, ‘right I’ll just rip this gaffer tape off then shall I’

    I think that would hurt lots. Its already infected so a little more fresh air wont harm

    I’ll level with you. I wasn’t being 100% serious.

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    Good effort.

    Jamie – Member
    Think I might start carrying a roll of gaffa tape with me…

    A mate of mine came off at afan a few years ago – opened his knee right up. As we were all in the middle of the trail, wondering what the **** to do, one of our mates pulled out a roll of gaffer tape from his bag. We wrapped that around his knee, clipped his other foot in and sent him off down the final descent.

    Then we made him drive himself to Port Talbot hospital, while we sat in Glyncorwg cafe eating scrambled egg sarnies.

    willard
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    Quality injury! None of this minor injury stuff.

    I do genuinely hope that you took the stitches out yourself though. With a Leatherman. It’s what a real man would do.

    pingu66
    Member

    Id gaffer tape that!

    Get a dressing on it, bandage then gaffer tape to keep it dry and make sure it bloody stayed together till hospital. Make sure the tape isnt on the skin just holding a bandage round the leg.

    Good job no infection. Be great scar though.

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