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79pmooney

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06/06/2013 12:43 AM
O.C., chalk up another one.  I bought it today.  Blew out a rear tire at 25 mph, lost control and went down hard!  Busted collarbone, probably a cracked rib I will keep quiet about, a hip that hurts like hell and that I cannot put more than about 10 pounds on and abrasions all over my body.

Went forward and to my left, hitting my shoulder, hip and helmet hard then apparently spun very fast as I have a lot of roadrash (and some of my biggest) on my right side.   Two cyclists stopped and helped me, assisting me to a shaded grassy area of the park I was passing, lying me down on the grass, questioning my about number of fingers, day of the week, etc.  I passed that exam.  I then took a taxi to the nearby clinic where I got patched up and X-rayed.  Friend got me home and did an unsuccessful  search for some scotch.  Not a problem.  I have a months supply of oxycodone and am on Vicodin now.  I can navigate my house with one crutch.

Except for the collarbone (and we will see about the hip), I took that crash pretty well.  At least a dozen contact points, following my maxim of the more skin lost, the better.  No concussion.  But tomorrow is going to be a long day!

Jessica aka Team Dumpster came out of it just fine.  I am sure I will see little stuff, but wheeling in between the taxi and the clinic, it felt just fine save the tire.

I think this chair may be my home for a while, so guys, you may just have to get used to me.

Ben
SideBySide

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06/06/2013 01:49 AM
Bummer, sorry to hear that. Heal quickly, and well.
pikeHillRoad

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06/06/2013 06:33 AM
Damn! Heal quick.
Dale

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06/06/2013 06:52 AM
Crap, Ben, that's not what I wanted to read this morning. Heal well
lochness

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06/06/2013 07:28 AM
bummer. Use your free time to militate for better helmets?
Spud

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06/06/2013 07:38 AM
Hope your road to recovery is a quick one. Beware of the danger of those drugs.
huckleberry

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06/06/2013 08:16 AM
Sorry, Ben - heal up quick!
geosurf

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06/06/2013 08:53 AM
Jeez, Ben! Wishing you a speedy recovery!
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." H.G. Wells
Oldfart

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06/06/2013 10:37 AM
Take it easy brother. Medicate and heal.
Keith Richards

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06/06/2013 10:40 AM
Ouch! Sorry Ben. Heal up fast and watch that hip, they can heal weird.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
vtguy

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06/06/2013 11:16 AM
Man that stinks! Hope you heal fast.
Orange Crush

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06/06/2013 11:30 AM
Ughh Ben, anytime is wrong time for that to happen but particularly bad for it to happen just when hard work from training is starting to pay off. Hope you heal quick but it sounds like that's gonna take awhile.

I've been plagued by thoughts of needing to keep it together last little while. A first and not good.

As a group our negative streak this year continues.
Cosmic Kid

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06/06/2013 12:29 PM
Ouch....heal fast!!!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
C2K_Rider

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06/06/2013 03:15 PM
Posted By 79 pmooney on 06/06/2013 12:43 AM
At least a dozen contact points, following my maxim of the more skin lost, the better. 



Wow, Yes, oxycodone will be very useful to get some sleep! Take it easy and forget about everything else for a bit.
79pmooney

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06/06/2013 03:37 PM
C2K, I slept very well last night in exact two hour intervals. Then I'd wake up and it was time for the next pill. Didn't even matter that I was sitting, not lying down. Getting prone with broken collarbones is hard and painful! Two of my best investments ever were a really comfortable leather couch and those Dania armchairs.

BEn
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