itchynackers wrote:Bodily Damage:
$35100 Knee ACL replacement surgery (so far)
Thanks for the share! So keeping hydrated is pretty risky for us bikers. I've tried that a couple times and had some speed wobbles. I'm going to make sure to wait for the lights (there's plenty of them here) to get my next sip!dogman wrote:My big crash happened about 2 months into ebiking to work and back 15 miles one way.
Reaching for a drink from a stupid under the Y frame bottle holder, I stuffed the bottle into my forks. So I was leaning way forward when I stopped my front tire. I was traveling less than 15 mph, yet I flew over the bars, crushed a helmet on the sharp edge of the curb, then hit the same curb with my right shoulder.
Two broken collarbones, one seperated shoulder, permanent damage to my rotator cuffs, one crushed helmet. 4 years later, my shoulders finally don't dislocate daily anymore. Medical bills $15,000 Lost income, about $10,000 per year so far so about 40k.
The right shoulder got a titanium plate. I'm still pissed as hell that for $15,000 they couldn't countersink the screws. Now I have screwheads right where a backpack strap goes.
that was and still is one of my worst fears after i saw the gixxer forum thread where the guy lost his 2 fingers. chains kinda scare me already since mines kept eating my pant cuffs. i wonder if a belt will do the same thing.www.recumbents.com wrote:In 2007 I was out for a nice ride to test my first ebike and the motor kept shutting off. Why I did not know. Reached behind seat to see if motor was warm and brushed something. Ohh. I must be dreaming. Nope. Pedaled back 2 miles toward town. Got a ride to town with a non-english speaking landscape worker who took pity on the guy with blood leaking all over. Took a nice ride in an ambulance.
Patriot4 wrote:Sorry no pics. On the 15th was coming back from the beach on a dirt road I have not been on before. The last thing I remember this is a good dirt road I'll have to take it again. The next thing I am waking up in the ER while there taking more blood. Someone found me unconcious in the middle of the road. The bike flipped forward and I did a faceplant. They did 3 CT scans, head, neck, and pelvis. Released me 2.5 hours later to my father who was notified by a sheriff deputy with the guy who found me following with my bike in his truck. 2 days later hospital called to say they wanted another CT of my head as My brain was bleeding. Did that. Dr. said I was better but wants another CT a week later which I am going to do today. Nothing broke. a little subdermal hematoma, bruises. The next dayafter the accident went to where the accident happened. You could see where the bike flipped and the handlebar dug into the ground. A litlle forward where I was due to some blood, and about 20 feet ahead where the bike landed and stopped. I have come to the conclusion that someone clipped me. I have this big bruise on the back of my left thigh. The road was hard packed, no holes, no sand, no tree limbs. For the bike to flip forward would take a big hole, a big tree limb or other obsticle. I later locked the front wheel in a test and the wheel slid making the bike turn side ways and would have thrown me that way. Due to suddennest and the bruise which would be about fender high I am convinced someone tried to past me as I was almost in the center of the road and wham!
Bike damages, thumb throttle broke in two, left brake handle tweaked, both brake handles scraped pretty good. Handlebar turned. The bike is an old Performance steel frame with a front Brushed BD 24 volt motor now running with a 12s 44 volt 30 amp hour LiCo battery pack. I Had a spare throttle the other stuff was repairable.
Haven't received the hospital bills yet, can hardley wait!
pics or it didn't happenjimw1960 wrote:I slid out going around a corner on a wet street once. My pants got dirty. It was horrible.
Belts can do it too. I highly recommend some of those elastic/velcro straps made just for keeping pants out of chains. I find them at thrift stores every so often, sometimes unopened. Last pair I got was probably 20-30 years old and had never been opened, with it's original LBS pricetag on it, something like $5 or whatever, got htem in a bag of a bunch of stuff for a buck. Easy to make some, too.def215 wrote:chains kinda scare me already since mines kept eating my pant cuffs. i wonder if a belt will do the same thing.
fizzit wrote: I broke my nose and a few face-bones in my cheek from the faceplant, got a moderate concussion,
Really glad you were wearing that helmet!fizzit wrote: I broke the van's windshield and their front quarter panel too!