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    • CommentAuthorj-dogg
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2009
    OOOOWWWWWWWWWW That hurt just looking at it. I recorded that Stage on my HDDVR but haven't watched it yet.

    So, what happened to Jens Voigt is exactly what happened to me, except he was going twice as fast and turning the other direction.

    Glad to hear he's okay, he would have been fucking dead on impact had he not worn his brainbucket.

    If memory serves me correct a few years ago a rider went down and died because he wasn't wearing his helmet. The guy who always wore his bandana when he rode. I can't remember his name but he was called the Pirate.
    • CommentAuthortoroadie
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2009
    • CommentAuthorRuffinit
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2009 edited
    Cheers to you all that have made the commitment to wear your helmets. Too bad we don't or can't learn from the "poster children" of pro helmet. I know that I didn't need one until I did... just like all of you who have smacked the melon and found that your head IS softer than the pavement. I comes up awful fast. One note though, is that if your helmet has been dropped by itself more than 36" to the ground, it is supposed to be replaced. That includes motorcycle helmets. ANY wreck in which your head is in the helmet and touches the ground should result in a new helmet. IF you don't, the next time it may not stay together long enough to keep the grey matter in.
    My son-in-law just started riding seriously this spring and found out yesterday what it is like to have road rash from shoulder to ankle.. Hopefully his very "pretty" Trek 2.3 will have faired as well as the Ciocc.
    • CommentAuthorRuffinit
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2009
    Follow-up.. My son-in-law touched his front tire to the rear of the guy he was riding with; a classic crash scenario while learning to draft on road bikes.. Doesn't make it hurt less. He's fine though with rash on leg and shoulder. Bikes fine. Pride is bruised.
    • CommentAuthorj-dogg
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2009
    I can walk.

    I can fucking walk!!!

    I had a thorough look at the bike now that I can move it and pick it up, the bike is fine. Just VERY dirty, hasn't been washed in 100 miles and it's white.

    The shifters will need some trim pieces replaced before the Ft. Lauderdale Bike Show in November. I am actually half-tempted to put my downtubes back on. The Ultegra Flightdeck setup just makes for all-around good bike porn though.

    I may try to ride again on Monday-ish. Or Sunday. Nothing crazy, no 25-mile rides, just to say I can still ride.

    back to bed. muscle relaxers and sleep meds are kicking in.
    • CommentAuthorLoneWolf15
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2009

    The trim pieces can be replaced. I needed to do the same with my 6605 shifter pods after a low-speed end-over trashed them. A shop can order the parts from the QBP catalog, and you can replace them yourself; once you do, they'll look close to new (barring any other road rash they may have).

    Glad to hear you're okay. A helmet has saved me from a nasty concussion, and I still keep it around with its crack in the foam and friction burns on it to remind me of the event. Make sure you get good follow-up with the doctors, to make sure those ligaments/tendons heal correctly.

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