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    NNC Fail - Pavement vs Face: Pavement WINS!

    Went out this afternoon for a ride with a coouple friends, just enjoying the nice weather and taking some photos.

    Riding paceline, about 20 MPH, tail end position. The first person apparently ran over a stick, about 1/2" in diameter. It bounced off the second person's helmet, hit my handlebars, and somehow wedged itself in between the fork and the tire against the brake caliper.

    Slow-motion of me going OTB and to the left into the lane, stopping myself with my face. I managed to take a quick stock of my body, noted I was dripping blood, and scrambled to get my bike out of the lane (myself too.) Went to the ER to have a really deep gash in my chin glued shut, and I have road rash next to my left eye, on the back of my left hand, my right wrist, and my right hip and somehow I think my chest skidded across my bar end plug, because I look like I have a scar from the top of my sternum down to my belly button.

    First thought was if the bike was OK (some torn bar tape, scraped up saddle, scraped up pedal, but otherwise seems ok.)

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    is the bike ok?
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    Ow. Glad you are mostly ok.

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    Yikes. You were very lucky to only get away with those injuries.

    Heal well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees
    is the bike ok?
    Edited to include the status of the bike being ok.
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    I have a scar on my chain about the same size as that, except mine's dead center on the tip of my chinny chin chin. Chicks dig it.
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    I have symmetrical scars on each side of my chin from separate accidents. One got stitches, one didn't, and now they're about the same. I don't know if it was more embarrassing for a coworker to see me and give me a ride home, or have to walk home and have most pedestrians point out the local firehouse for me.

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    My right knee has a scar in the form of a genuine happy face - two red eyes and a red smile.

    No kidding.
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    What? No pics as you were falling? C'mon. Where are the actions shots?

    Glad you're pretty much ok. Sounds like you'll be in pain in the coming days.
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    that little small wooded road looks gorgeous. Glad to see you're ok.

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    glad to see you are not too badly banged up.
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    It's because you bar tape is not wrapped properly.


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    It was a hundred to one shot do...shoulda used fusili pasta!
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    You didn't mess up the road, didja? You know, this year, county highway department budgets are stretched extra tight and I'm sure they wouldn't appreciate any more stuff to fix.

    //Looks like you were pretty lucky with this one!

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    damn bud, glad to hear you came out of it with just that. Going to be SORE tomorrow.
    I know we just met and this is crazy....

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    Glad you're pretty much ok - make sure the bike isn't going to explode.

    // Last time I did an OTB I dislocated my jaw, had a severe concussion, and broke a rib or two - I was going about the same speed as you. Tough guy. Must be a hard life made of stone and rusty nails.

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    All things equal... I think handsomerobs pics were grosser.

    Sucks yo. Wear it like a badge of pride, tell the chicks you got it in a knife fight. You will heal.
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    Aren't you gald that the bar plug didn't pop out before it made the contact......
    Glad you are ok.

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    Glad to see your are ok

    Glad to see you are ok.... Wounds will heal, chicks dig scars, and bikes can be fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sojourneyman
    that little small wooded road looks gorgeous. Glad to see you're ok.
    +1 I love fall riding, cept when the leaves are *on* the road
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    Glad you're okay and the friction from the stick didn't catch your crabon fork on fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robdamanii
    Went out this afternoon for a ride with a coouple friends, just enjoying the nice weather and taking some photos.

    Riding paceline, about 20 MPH, tail end position. The first person apparently ran over a stick, about 1/2" in diameter. It bounced off the second person's helmet, hit my handlebars, and somehow wedged itself in between the fork and the tire against the brake caliper.

    Slow-motion of me going OTB and to the left into the lane, stopping myself with my face. I managed to take a quick stock of my body, noted I was dripping blood, and scrambled to get my bike out of the lane (myself too.) Went to the ER to have a really deep gash in my chin glued shut, and I have road rash next to my left eye, on the back of my left hand, my right wrist, and my right hip and somehow I think my chest skidded across my bar end plug, because I look like I have a scar from the top of my sternum down to my belly button.

    First thought was if the bike was OK (some torn bar tape, scraped up saddle, scraped up pedal, but otherwise seems ok.)

    Pics from the thrilling ride attached.
    Interesting how blood on beautiful fall leaves looks like candle wax. It almost looks like they stitched you up right there on the road. Good job! At least it looks like the Garmin jersey came through unscathed.

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    What bad luck! I'm having a hard time envisaging the path that the stick must've taken to end up there...it's so big, and it's in such a small spot (not koad)!! This is making me rethink the odds on the single-bullet theory...

    ...anyway, glad you got through it without anything that will keep you off the bike: maybe equal amounts bad luck and good!!
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    It's good to see someone around here HTFU, finally. Somebody send this guy a sticker.






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    Ouch! That stick in the fork looks painful. Glad to see you made it through relatively well. Although the pained look on your face isn't very tough. Just saying.....
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