Broke my right kneecap in half and split the leg open. Left collarbone broken and potential right thumb. Out for 3-5 months.
fucken jesus yes you did mess yourself up properly how did you manage that mtb bike vs tree or bike vs motor vehicle?
Road bike versus powerpole.
:( not good - i hope they have you on some good painkillers!
"Ouch!" is a massive understatement. Sorry to hear this.
REALLY SORRY TO HEAR THIS..!
Jesus Ricky. You're supposed to *miss* the large immovable objects. :/
Nasty. Hope you're able to get yourself right for next season (and that it doesn't screw up life otherwise too much).
That doesn't sound good. Sorry to hear.
You poor bugger :(
Did you bend the power pole?
Broken kneecap. Fractured collarbone. Shadow on his thumb... He is in for surgery this morning. I haven't checked the pole yet but I suspect it's dented.
Sorry to hear Ricky! Hope the mending goes well.
Far out. You don't do things by halves, do you! Taking too much inspiration from all the Tour riders on Stage 1! Hope you heal quickly.
Full on as always. So very sorry to hear this. Fingers crossed for good surgery outcomes.
Surgery went well. Superhuman isn't in much pain. Just complaining about not being able to run the club relays!!!
Aww sorry to hear Ricky, this super sucks. Power poles should be banned
Did you manage to cause a blackout that someone could blame on wind turbines?
No I didn't blackout. Either did the pole.
You missed an N like you should have missed the power pole.
I'm using Tash's phone. Give me a break (preferably not the other kneecap). Stupid thing autocorrects words after I've typed them, sometimes even again after I change it back.
So, you've presumably written lots of emails about 'regaining'...
Ricky, When you type there will be suggested 'words' on the band above the keyboard. The central word is the one the phone will auto correct to. If the central word is wrong press the one you have typed (which is on the left) and you will have no problems.
I hear you Ricky, I seem to have to same problem on my own phone. Sometimes it's desperate to (in) correct me
I have the same problem with every keyboard i use - I type one word but the keyboard adds/removes letters jumbles them sometimes it completely screws the words up, removes ', ... jsut a nightmare.
Almost every keyboard I use has teh word teh inbuilt.
G's phone now knows his spelling idiosyncracies and no longer autocorrects even when it really ought to do so.
Shite! Ignore my email questions - answered above. Awful news all round.
All the best in your recovery, tRicky. At least you still have one good arm to keep your OA award polished. Congrats for that.
Hope you're on the mend soon and that your bike's salvageable
The bike is perfectly fine. No problems there!
Oh that's fine then. We can all move on (well most of us).
Whilst we're talking about nasty bike accidents (hope you're recovering well Ricky) this is a relative of mine last month http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/central...
His first question when he regained consciousness was if his bike was ok.
In the emergency room (with the gaping hole in his knee) Ricky was telling me how he almost forgot to stop his garmin watch! Priorities!!
Hahahahahaha I wouldn't expect anything less.
Also, do you find it doesn't feel like you've done anything unless you have the Garmin trace to prove it.
I find that is a problem for me. If I don't get to log it as exercise then I'm not very motivated to do it! I guess that's why I don't like housework too! No GPS trace to prove it!
Yeah, there's nothing like quantifying the deceleration to know that he really did fall off his bike. You sickos. :p
(there was a certain fascination in watching his Garmin trace overshoot where he fell off on the Wungong Dam road, tbh)
I'll get the trace up if I ever get out of this place. Need to log my PB on Turner Rd!
How long you got to stay? Is the food edible?
Should be out today. Had more hand x rays. Looking at my lunch right now. It's not so bad although the porridge yesterday was awful.
How do they muck up porridge??
A rogainer shouldn't need to ask that question.
I don't like porridge but I was in surgery when the option to choose came by.
So looks like I'm getting my thumb pinned tomorrow, estimated departure now Sunday.
Sorry to hear about the injuries. Having significantly injured all of those body parts, though all from rugby, I sympathise with you. Hope your recovery is quick.
I'm a bit late to find out, but very sorry to hear about the accident. All the best with the recovery.
Ok, so can we have any more details? How did it happen? Or is it sub-judice?
Hmm, thought I wrote it up somewhere. Finishing my training ride in the rain I hopped onto the path to get off the wet road, glanced behind to check for turning traffic into the retirement village ahead of me and slammed into a power pole in the middle of the path.
OMG. That is tragic - something so simple. Have a speedy recovery!
Oh No I thought it was much more complex than that. Thinking now I've seen quite a few power poles in the middle of a pathway, (mostly when I've been setting/vetting Street Series courses) which I've wondered about. So very sorry my fears were correct.
Bloody hell! I don't like to ask what speed you were still doing...
Probably not as fast as Richie.
Irresistible force meets immobile object.
To be fair, it is an amazingly shit place for a power pole
But Juffy, there is a great big arrow pointing to it!
Haha..."Turn here for great justice and a free* bed!"
* for a few days, and it's not really free
Funnily when I was admitted to hospital the woman who asked if I wanted to go private or public said under private I might get my own room but when I was on my temporary stay on Monday, I heard another person say there weren't any single rooms at RPH.
It doesn't look a very sturdy power pole. But then I don't look very sturdy either.
It felt pretty solid. It probably had all the backing of nearby retiree complaints though.
Speaking of stereotyping, I actually heard one old codger in the waiting room today - after he had to be physically collected when he didn't hear his name called for the third time - utter the words 'Are you sure I haven't had this nurse before? Oh well, all Asians look alike' in front of a room full of people!
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