Not be an alarmist, but make sure you clean out the road rash wound thoroughly and keep some type of antibiotic ointment. A lady in my riding group fell, got major road rash that ended up getting infected.
Also, I am a frequent faller, but haven't had that experience!
Had a very similar experience a year and a half ago on a trail I frequently ride. Wasn't watching very closely on an "S" turn and missed the bank. Walked away with blood running down my arm and leg and a painful bruised rib but could have been a lot worse. Always a good story when my daughter asks why I make her wear her helmet!!
Fitness Minutes: (12,394) Posts: 518 4/26/08 7:47 P
Wouldn't you know it...on my last mile of my ride today and I went down hard!
I went down on a section of the trail that isn't paved. Instead of being composed of dirt, small gravel or sand, it's made of coarse granite chunks (about 1 1/4"). I know! What was that park engineer thinking? Hmmmm...let's see. Let's not pave this area and instead of using sand or leaving just dirt, we're going to fill it with sharp, coarse-cut granite. And while we're at it, we'll make sure that at the bottom of the hill the depth of this gravel is at least 6" deep!! Eeeeek!
I didn't realize my tire was so close to a rut in the road and my bike just slid right into the groove and I went right down. Ouchie! Big gash on my arm and lots of rash on my shoulder, hip and knee. Oh well, makes for good war stories!
Hope everyone had a great cycling day! Despite the ending to my ride, the rest of it was great!!
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