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Old 10-21-2013, 02:45 PM   #1
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Slow Speed Drop

The day I decide to go for a ride, I wore my full leathers, plus full face helmet. I was riding slow speed (maybe 15 MPH ), leaving room between the car ahead and me, thru some hick-town, when I came over this rise in the main road. I was looking away for 2-3 secs., and when I looked back at the road, traffic was stopped dead. Seems a school bus had stopped, and behind it was a transport truck and then 2 cars behind it. I couldn't see the bus's flashing lights. I put on the brakes and slightly turned to my right. Down I went with the passenger foot rest laying on my right ankle. That was the only pain I felt. I looked around and couldn't see any rescuers coming so I put my left foot against the seat and shoved. The bike (all 750# ) moved away, and then I could see people coming. EMS was called and good people moved the bike (hardly damaged) off the road. I didn't hit anything but the pavement. EMS checked me out and said that it didn't seem too bad, but asked if I wanted to go to the hospital. If they didn't think it was too bad, why should I be concerned? No, I didn't think the hospital was needed.
I was 80 miles away from home,,,the bike was ridable, I had just filled up with gas, so, after the EMS and Police were done,,, off I went.
I hobbled around for 5 days and it didn't seem to be getting better (still swollen and pain), so I went to the hospital for x-rays.
Result,,, broken tibia in 2 places, right at the ankle bone. Now I'm in a cast for 6 weeks, no pins or hardware tho.
That's my story.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:27 PM   #2
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Get well soon.

Sounds exciting. I am glad, and sure you will be OK soon!
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:51 PM   #3
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Glad you got a "second opinion" and had that leg taken care of.

As you're sitting there healing, is there anything you could have done differently?

I dropped a bike once going maybe 10mph in San Francisco. It was one of those drizzly, foggy nights. The culprit was a mirror-like cable car track and I wasn't even braking at the time.

When it all goes south, the time from saddle to street is amazing in its brevity.

Thanks for sharing your story.
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