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Broken and dislocated little finger along with a percussion fracture on my other thumb
Nice cut on my left side of my head along with a small brain hemorrhage.
Somebody decided not to hold their line all that well coming out of a corner and I was trying to move up on his outside. His rear wheel slid out my front and went head first into the pavement. 1 week later, surgery on the little finger, 3 months later after my neurologist cleared me I was back on the bike and racing the following season!
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The only cycling scars I have are from a BMX crash the day before 8th grade started. Nothing better than returning to school as an awkward 13 year old who looks like he lost a fight with a belt sander.
And the worst part was almost freezing to death while waiting for the ambulance.
How many drivers does a buggy have?
So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.
I got a similar Ti upgrade in summer 1998 in the middle of my exams.
The local A&E told me that there wasn't much they could do, but my mum's a doctor and she found a specialist who pretty much rubbed his hands with glee and said "I've been waiting for someone like you to come along!" At 18 years old I was a willing guinea pig if it meant I got a titanium bit!
You guys are hardcore... I'd better not let my wife see this page or I'll never be allowed out again!
Learned some valuable lessons:
- Guys from the midwestern US should not try DH mountain biking in Taiwan.
- If a guy from the midwest US does try DH mountain biking in Taiwan, he shouldn't be goaded into hucking off a ~4m jump because an 18 year old Taiwanese girl just did it.
- If that guy somehow manages to (sort of) land said jump but feels some weird pain in his foot afterwards, he shouldn't wait over a year to see a doctor.
Broke the first metatarsal. Doctor originally thought it had healed out of place; when they did the operation he found the one bone was actually "floating." Unfortunately I don't have any cool x-ray pictures (cortisone injections via x-ray were the most interesting) but there's two substantial screws in there now.
I also tore some cartilage in my wrist in an actual crash on that ride. That procedure was just a scope so the scars are tiny.
Nothing to compare with bikerjulio, though.
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