Making things short since I don't care to get into to deep of details, but last friday on the way to work, I lowsided on some oil in Brighton on the street (I admit I was at some fault and didn't dodge the spot) and hit the ground really hard. Hard enough to break 6 ribs and a collar bone. At 20-30 mph, I didn't think this was even possible, but the bike's acceleration and it coming down on me, I guess, did enough.
Anyways, I was wearing full gear (sidi vertigo corsas, icon persuit jacket, icon back protector, held full gauntlet gloves, and a icon airframe helmet) and the boots kept my ankles from buckling underneath the bike, and the helmet kept me conscious and didn't even let me get a headache. My head hit before my shoulder/side did, and seeing that my ribs are all kinds of broken and I have a bruise the size of texas on my side, I think it did pretty damned good.
Anyways, ride safe everyone. I've got to chill for the rest of the year and heal. Then figure out if I should track-or-ize my bike or but some ebay fairings on it and sell it. It faired great due to the sliders on it, but the front fairing top broke off when I slid into a car infront of me. Doh. Go figure, eh?
Hooray for gear saving my ass. Broken ribs suck balls, if you haven't had any yet.
Last edited by flintoid; 09-22-08 at 07:00 PM.
Ribs suck bad.....I did 4 in and had a collapsed lung also. NO FUN at all
heal up quick and get back out
Heal up quick! How bad is the helmet? Any cracks?
that sucks, I hope you have a speedy recovery. Any pics of the damage? particularly to the gear? Interested to see how it all held up.
yep, i did 7 broken ribs/collapsed lung/3 broken vertebra on the Mountainbike once. I can feel your pain. Heal up, glad your noggin is in one piece! It is important 'cause that is where the beer goes in!
glad you are ok! i just got a mainfraime. hope it does as well as your airframe.
You guys that have had broken ribs and collapsed lungs are tough bastards. I had a 'bruised' lung, and I was coughing up blood when they dragged me off of the street and into the ER.
I posted pics of the helmet and jacket and bike. The gloves are in perfect shape. I was wearing my icon merc gauntlets, not my Helds. Also, my boots don't even look they they have scratches on them. My big toe had a slight 'poke' on it, and my waist had a giant bruise with slight rashing. You can see the lower part of the jacket buckle and how it's worn. It' kicked up when I slid and exposed a bit of my skin. Not bad rashing at all.
Oxycodone is what they gave me. It's pretty nice. How long do the ribs typically hurt like a bitch? A week?
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Last edited by SVRACER01; 06-11-10 at 07:16 PM.
I broke just 2 ribs in late July (baby highside) - landed on head/shoulder/elbow and my elbow broke the ribs. I was just so glad not to have broken my collarbone, I'm sorry to hear you weren't as lucky. Anyway, for the ribs, it definitely took a turn for the better after a week (I went off the oxycodone after about a week), but I sneezed two weeks after it happened and I swear that put me back to square one. Avoid anyone with a cold at any cost, and have a taser on hand at all times for anyone who makes you laugh (some people, who shall remain nameless, got a lot of amusement out of trying to make me laugh).
It's been almost eight weeks and it is SOOOO much better, although it still hurts getting out of bed in the mornings and when my Dobie lunges after a squirrel - it just takes a while (not my first time with broken ribs, unfortch). Good luck!!
ICON is HJC. They make a good helmet.
at least I am not the part of the squid definition that does stunts and such on the street - i value the lives of other people which is why I dont do that stuff; not saying that u are squid pittenger
It's good gear made well, I have a few Icon things....
the ICON helmets use an old HJC mold,format, from what i understand not necessarily the SAME thing as HJC but damn close
It's a pain to get in and out of bed.
So, I just got a notice in the mail that someone is filing a claim against me. Evidently, my bike slid into a girl when I crashed. I guess that's what insurance is for.
I did look her name up on facebook, and yeah, she was as hot as I remembered her to be. Wish I would have been in good enough shape to hit on her or something.
I was impressed with the lid. I literally bounced my head off the ground. The back is messed up when I landed it again on the ground. And I was able to remember the whole ordeal... I didn't really pass out or anything.