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  • scherweeet πŸ™‚ I was planning on going out with the roadies for some pain/coffee/cake on Sunday morning, but other than that I’m free.

    Can we have a row in this thread about whether there should be a separate thread or not?

    NO

    *basks in the irony of argueing about whether to split the argument from the original thred*

    hilldodger
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    philconsequence – Member
    funny how a thread asking after the wellbeing of a fellow rider has turned into TJ trolling everyone, i say funny… i mean sad.

    another day in stw-land, same old attention whore……..

    Premier Icon timmys
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    Have to agree with you there for once, it can’t be that extreme seeing as you’ve got your Mum on the back of your bike.

    TJ taking part in an extreme sport

    Tandem leaving Fealar Lodge by paul.newman4279, on Flickr

    batfink
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    seeing as you’ve got your Mum on the back of your bike.

    Please: lets leave peoples mums out of this. Although she looks a bit like my mum too…..

    Premier Icon deadkenny
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    TandemJeremy – Member
    Of course you can get injured. You can get injured doing DIY or mountaineering or fishing – all of which have far higher injury rates than cycling

    DIY perhaps in terms of minor injuries. Mountaineering maybe due to a very low number of people compared to cyclists. Fishing though? !! Hmm.

    So yeah sure, it’s not dangerous. That’s why mountain biking is one of the top causes of clavicle breaks, with contact *sports* being the other main cause. The frequency of these is relatively huge. I’m almost getting to the point where I’m losing count of the number of people I know of who’ve done it.

    Can’t be dangerous when ambulances are called out to Swinley on a frequent basis (must be weekly I’d say), air ambulances fairly often too. I’m sure they just go there for the fun of it.

    And yeah, me in intensive care knocked out for a couple of days with broken back and potential of spine injury (again Swinley)… nah, it’s not dangerous at all.

    TandemJeremy
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    rewski – Member

    …………… it’s a dangerous sport,

    All I did was question this. πŸ™‚

    thread was dull anyway.

    rewski
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    thread was dull anyway.

    the original post was concern over a possible fellow rider, and sharing knowledge regarding damaged trails. It really is quite immature to try and prove yourself right all the time.
    There’s other threads if you find this one so dull.

    TandemJeremy
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    the original post was concern over a possible fellow rider, and sharing knowledge regarding damaged trails.

    which is over in 3 posts.

    I find the posting about injured riders that no one knows somewhat ghoulish anyway.

    then there is the whole question of calling ambulances for minor injuries as well

    if its that dangerous a sport you ow it to yourself and everyone else to gain the knowledge and experience to deal with the danger and the consequences.

    edlong
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    There’s other threads if you find this one so dull.

    Why did you have to go and tell him??

    rewski
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    which is over in 3 posts

    only because it was hijacked.

    I find the posting about injured riders that no one knows somewhat ghoulish anyway.

    then why hang around, you come across as trolling. Chances are someone will know them, and one broken wrist might be minor, I would say two is pretty major.

    Mark N
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    Less that one page before the usual bickering. Nice one, pat yourselves on the back.

    Back on topic, healing vibes to the Swinley faller.

    atlaz
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    then there is the whole question of calling ambulances for minor injuries as well

    Deadkenny walked back to the car park with a broken back and mashed up face if I remember correctly. Not sure that’s on the list of things to do with potential spinal injuries but one advantage of serious concussion combined with adrenaline; they can’t figure out how hurt they are. You know, in a totally non-dangerous way.

    bwaarp
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    @ TandemmJeremy

    thanks for giving me a smile lol, this thread is brilliant! :mrgreen:

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    @TJ – a lot of my mountain biking takes place in a largely uncontrolled environment, almost all the trails I ride are unofficial, the obstacles haven’t been sanctioned, checked for safety and are surrounded by trees to crash into if you get it wrong. An unofficial trail through the woods can be less safe than a black run in the alps.

    @deadk, max respect for getting back on the bike.

    Healing vibes to the injured biker.

    Premier Icon dday
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    Definition of “Sport”: Anything that requires specialised footwear..

    slimjim78
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    TJ – statistics please. where are your injury facts coming from?

    20+mph, downhill, packed between trees and flying over loose/rocky/muddy changeable terrain and wearing nowt but a polystyrene lid is dangerous in Chuck Norris’ book.
    Take a troll pill

    Premier Icon deadkenny
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    Anything that requires specialised footwear..

    And Five Tens do make you look a bit “special” πŸ˜€

    martinh
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    Just back online, ’twas me. Overcooked the tabletop and landed hard. Out cold for two minutes and can’t remember the crash, the period waiting for the ambulance or 1hrs riding previous to it.

    End result 6 nights in hospital. Dislocated one wrist, broke the other into many pieces. Broke the radius in the arm with the dislocated wrist. Plates in both arms, plus a pin and screw in the right one. I’ll be off the bike for a while. Special thanks to my riding buddies who stayed with me while waiting for the ambulance during which I am told a kept asking the year, month and where I was

    hugor
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    😯
    Shit man those are some nasty injuries. Good luck.
    Must have had quite a significant blow to the head to have that period of amnesia.
    Lucky nothing serious there.

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    Glad to you have you with us Martin.

    I’ve broken both wrists (separately) off my bike. If it’s any consolation, the physio hurts more than the break!

    Do anything you can to keep the fingers moving – curl/uncurl etc.

    But if you’re not dead TJ won’t believe that mountain biking can be dangerous!

    You should blame Phill and me, he was talking last week about learning to jump on those tabletops, and then I pointed out they’re not accessible to the ambulances!

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Your legs still worked, I’m sure TJ will suggest you made your own way to hospital….

    Hope you make full recovery.

    rewski
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    Ouch, that sounds very nasty, have a speedy and full recovery. If it’s any consolation you’re memory should come back, mine did apart from the point of the actual accident, which is no bad thing.

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    @martin – thanks for posting (perhaps that’s the way to rehab the fingers !) best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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    Nasty. Frimley?;-) Not too bad a place, aside from the food.

    rootes1
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    Nasty. Frimley?;-) Not too bad a place, aside from the food.

    Shame the chippie closed down – his chips where ace, fresh cooked to order…

    martinh
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    Thanks for the kind words. I believe there was a debate about Frimley or Royal Berks. Royal Berks won as can be seen on Strava

    Food was much better than expected

    glad you’re alive dude!

    i’m suddenly much more hesitant about going and spending an afternoon trying to get those tabletops down 😐

    rootes1
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    get better soon

    rootes1
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    double post

    Mark N
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    Great news that you are back with the land of the living. All the best on a speedy and full recovery. What shape is your helmet in given that you have forgotten a chunk of time. I assume you will be replacing it. If not I would suggest that you bin it and get a new one before you get back on the bike.

    BTW any pictures or in STW words “it did not happen” πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    How’s the bike?

    Premier Icon deadkenny
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    I believe there was a debate about Frimley or Royal Berks. Royal Berks won as can be seen on Strava

    πŸ˜€ nice. Strava is great πŸ™‚ – http://app.strava.com/rides/2064440

    Anyway, healing vibes. Hope it doesn’t keep you off the bike too long.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    I believe there was a debate about Frimley or Royal Berks. Royal Berks won as can be seen on Strava

    According to Strava, you ended up in Frimley. Or perhaps the part of you attached to the GPS watch.

    martinh
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    three dents in the helmet . i will be replacing it

    Reluctant
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    Good luck with a fast and full recovery πŸ˜• ( i think we’ve ridden together a few times a few years back…..with the old i-Bike crew?)

    allthepies
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    Martinhuutch wrote:

    According to Strava, you ended up in Frimley. Or perhaps the part of you attached to the GPS watch.

    Wrong person dood πŸ™‚

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    Wrong person dood

    Aha! 😳

    I wonder if there is now a segment covering the trolley ride between A&E and wards.

    Royal Berkshire is a nice hospital, though. Wishing a quick recovery to the latest Swinley victim…

    Premier Icon deadkenny
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    Yeah, was just comparing hospital GPS trips, mine was Frimley πŸ˜€

    I did edit out the rest of it after arrival. It ran for 5 hours after that before the battery died but inside the building the GPS just went nuts.

    mcboo
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    I’m just glad you were wearing a helmet fella. Although who would be stupid enough to ride a mountain bike without one?

    Hang on

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