Thought I`d Nailed It !
This happened Sunday 16th. Watch what happens from 1.00 in, steeper than it looks (cameras do tend to flatten gradients) and i made the choice to try and ride it out, just after i passed Paul but the gradient took over. Just note the sheer speed i dissappear (45mph 8O)and then it went a bit wrong……. 🙄
I have no recolection of the crash, was KO`d when i head/face planted into the hillside. It tok the other 2 roughly 20mins to get down to me and then a few mins to get my head back in oreder and then ride off the hill. Went home fist before A&E only to find later that i had a suspect fracture of C3 (neck)……But was ok in the end!
A selfy before i went to A&EPosted 4 years ago
Ouch! As usual, disappointingly slow and flat looking on camera… Epic location though. Why did they think your C3 was damaged? I found that my C2 & C3 were congenitally fused when I landed on my head last year and spent many hours worrying the A&E consultants (and getting rather bored/pained by being immobilised!)Posted 4 years ago
Cos of the swelling round that area. They said that swelling can mask a fracture. From my local A&E to the main hospital (30miles) on a spinal board and neck brace/padding and remained like that for 6 hrs. The results had to be sent somewhere else for a second opinion (another hour) before they were happy. Was kept in anyway as they had`nt ruled out a cranial bleed 😯
My helmet is split in 5 places!!!Posted 4 years ago
Nice to hear from you Mike 🙂
I agree! Fancy trying something like that without adult supervision 😉
Yes the lip still hasnt healed properly, the inside turned into an ulsa the size of Texas and i was offered 2 straws with the first pint (the following tues night) I`m sure you can imagine the crack in the pub……We miss you! 😥
Singlecrack…….A fat bike might just have been the answer! 😆Posted 4 years ago
Just a quick update…..
Allmost healed fully….Still a little “clickiness” in the neck, mid back is allmost cured as well. Been on the tt bike (which would be the wost possible for the neck….but it has been ok…..
I don`t think skis/snowboards would be any faster though….. 😉Posted 4 years ago
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