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7/26/09 9:14 P

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bob has a broken pinky finger, but is also pretty banged up. last i heard he was laying on the couch "watching the dog breathe". he is pretty banged up and on some medication. he is an experienced cyclist and used to race, so i am pretty sure he has been involved in some crashes before. poor guy!

he is lucky he didnt break his collar bone, i hear that is very painfull, and you are off the bike and probably just about any activity for a while.

i would think he could ride before his pinky is healed, he may have to ride with it sticking out like when at an english tea party. lol



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7/26/09 5:51 P

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Glad everybody was good. Can Bob ride with a broken finger. I was drafting off someone in April this year. Someone behind us yelled. I glanced back. Couldn't have been 1/2 second. Hit the guy I was drafting off of. I wasn't screwing around, just had a momentary lapse in judgement. I got mine, broke collar bone, broken helmet, tore up tape on my bars, sliced front tire. The guy I bumped was fine. He didn't go down. I was glad for that.

I imagine that 18 year old won't horseplay anymore. That was my first crash. Now, myy pulse jumps like 10-20 points when I'm in the middle of a group. Even small groups. I'm always looking for a way out, paying VERY close attention to the back tire in front of me, ...

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7/25/09 9:04 A

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three cheers for BF's quick thinking!

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7/24/09 7:33 P

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I'm glad everyone is ok, hope the kid learned his lesson.

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7/24/09 7:05 P

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WOW. Sounds like everyone was lucky it was not worse. It only takes a second and bam. I have not yet taken a spill. Came close a few times. Keep us posted on Bob and the BF.

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7/24/09 4:07 P

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thanks.
it was a small group of 6, we were pretty much pace line or 2 abreast when in low traffic areas. as for an escape route, i didnt know where the person behind me was,and she was kind of new to group riding.
i thought that maybe i should have gone off into the grass after it all was done but wasnt sure if i would run into her... but instead i chose the route right over my boyfreind! but that ended up working out well for me lol. ends up "bob" has a broken finger,but other wise is okay. he also wasnt wearing gloves, so his scaped knuckles are pretty painfull.
my boyfriend has a little bit of a stiff neck, but he used to race motorcross so he says its nothing. he is used to it. He said he was so used to crashing that he was able to think quickly to grab my bike while he had just fallen himself due to his old motocycle days....

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7/24/09 4:02 P

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MAGELLAN:
Glad to hear the BF is OK! I hope that Bob is too, sliced calf from chainring is nasty (and surprisingly common!)

This is why some roadies out there seem unfriendly. You get some yahoo horsing around in the group and it can have some pretty dire consequences. The guys I ride with don't tolerate any squirrely behaviour and we quickly point it out - hey, I even get jumped on occasionally if I'm not paying attention. Newcomers are treated with suspicion until they've proved they can ride properly, a good thing when we're cruising down the road at 22+ mph...



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7/24/09 2:31 P

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Glad that you're all ok

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7/24/09 9:22 A

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Wow. Glad you and BF are ok. Sucks for the Mom's BF, but sometime you have to be adult enough to tell a college kid to stop it. I hope Bob's going to be ok with the hand, etc, though.

I like the idea of always having an escape route. I don't usually ride in big groups, but the last big ride (over 200 people) we never rode more than 2 abreast, so everyone had an "out".

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7/24/09 8:08 A

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How unfortunate for the accident as a result of horse play; but very fortunate that you did not get seriouly hurt or BF as well. Glad your bikes are fine too.

Hopefully the young college student realizes the dangers of horse play in group ride. This could have been more serious.

Often times in my group ride I'm trying to see if I have an escape route if something happens. I must naturally do that from my motor cycle riding days. There are often times where I do not have an escape route. Any thing could happen without horseplay involved and at the speeds we are doing at times (20-30 mph) things could seriously go wrong.

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7/24/09 7:39 A

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last night there was a small group of us riding, one of the riders was a kid back from college. his moms boyfriend(bob) was also in the group. the kid was goofing around shouldering bob, they hooked handlebars and went down at about 18-19mph, my boyfriend was behind them and i was behind him. we were comming out of a section of rough road, so luckily weren't right on each others wheels.

so bob went down hard, by bf ran into him and went down. bob has scrapes on everywhere and hit the back of his hand on the ground and most likely broke his hand,he has a "bite" make in his calf from my BF big chainring. luckily he was in the big ring, or he probably would have sliced his leg open. his handlebar was also broken. he laid there for a least 2 minutes befor he got up and walked around.

so my bf was down and i was trying to avoid him, didnt know if there were cars behind me. i did slow down quit a bit before i hit him in the hip with my scewer. i was waiting to go down, but my bike stopped. here, he had reached up and grabbed seat tube and was holding the bike so i wouldn't fall on him. he is my hero! so i was fine. he is a little banged up. scrapes, stiff neck, but no trip to the ER and bike is fine.





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