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    so i think i mentioned it a little before, but i didn't go into too much detail about it. i managed to break both of my collarbones in the span of one month. the first one happened when i got hit by a car and wrecked my bike as well.



    when i was told i could start riding again, i started training again for track season so i could compete in the last half of the season. this means 25 - 35 miles a day five days a week.

    well! i managed to last only five days on a bike before i caught my front wheel in a grate on the pulaski bridge, flipped over my bars and snapped my other collarbone completely in half. its been a week 'n a half and my arm is still basically useless. also, i now look like a fucking zombie.




    so! what have you accomplished lately? come you fuckers, make it good!flip mode. flip mode is the greatest.
    • CommentAuthorChromeLugs
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
     
    I was doored on Halloween of last year. Some lady was getting out of a cab on Essex and Surface in downtown. She was going to work at 1 Lincoln.

    I immediatley lost use of my arm from the shoulder down. I leaned myself against the cab to figure out what the hell was wrong with me. The cabbie tapped the gas as I was propped against the hood. I said, "what the hell are you doing?" He said, "i gotte get out of here," and sped off. The lady didn't really react to me being clearly injured.

    That is, until I took off my glove and blood started pouring out on the street (quite literally). She then started worrying.

    I was escorted to NEMC via ambulance. I got 4 stitches in the base of my ring finger, a 1" fracture in my ring finger metacarpal, a 3" tear in my bi- and tricep and0 bruised and tore my right-arm radial nerve.

    My bike was fine.I prefer 49x16
    • CommentAuthorCole
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
     
    3 hubs 1 month
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    Pilonidal cyst on my tailbone, I have been told that biking usually causes flare ups. And well it ruptured a couple days ago and shit sucks.

    Also, 11 stitches in my eyebrow as result of a headbut.
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      CommentAuthorKitty
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
     
    hey baby cakes, you wanna hang out ?bake em' away, toys
    • CommentAuthorCole
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
     
    ^^ my buddy got one of those cysts on his ass and they cut it out or something, he was down for the count for a few days.
    • CommentAuthorPugatch
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
     
    I cleaned my room today for the first time since moving in back in december theres not a box of shit in the closet or on the floor in the roomThink of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world
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    congratulations are in order for dan pugatch!flip mode. flip mode is the greatest.
    • CommentAuthorPugatch
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
     
    woot woot! so in all seriousness man how is your body holding up???Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world
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    uhhh...

    i've been better. like, a lot better. i guess i cracked a rib as well, because about an hour ago i tried to stretch out my back, and felt something pop kinda violently. now it hurts to breathe.

    recovery sure does suck the stiff outta the staff.flip mode. flip mode is the greatest.
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      CommentAuthorMr. Shelby
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008 edited
     
    i was hit by a cab the day before my birthday, i am being charged with a felony because of it.

    my room mate and i ended up with nearly $10,000 worth of electronics including a 60" flat screen television that weighs close to 200lbs. no laws were broken to attain these devices.

    after monstertrack in 2007 i was hit by a chrysler crossfire doing a u-turn, i ended up around 20' from the collision. no injuries nor damage to my bike.

    i lost $6,000 in october 2007.

    last december i graduated from art school 6.5 years after starting, during that time i also worked in a school for autistic and emotionally disturbed children, and ran a commercial cleaning business. i was also married for 3.5 years until september 19, 2007.
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    Wow dude! Get well! That looks brutal. I'll post pics of my collarbone. Mine snapped like a half an inch from the center so its really hard to breathe and I can't move my neck. It also keeps popping so that's pretty painful. Canadian hospitals suck.HUUUUUUUUUUUT!!!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorfluff
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
     
    oh man....get better...i used to live right under the pulaski...man people would take shits on the stairs in daylight hahha it was awesome
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      CommentAuthorMungoRocks
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008 edited
     
    IMG00055
    Managed to puncture my RIM, which now has a jagged hole in it and occasionally punctures my tube for the hell of it.
    IMG00056

    Fuck you, 10th Avenue.


    Bonesy still wins though.dongpincher 1000
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    my vote goes to pete.

    i hit a truck who stopped short in front of me on valentine's day. i was on my way to give a presentation for school. i had a story to workshop later that day. 7-9 stitches above my eyes, i don't remember. bike was fine. thanks to zack and hell.You're purposefully attempting to sabotage my degree project. Thanks.
    • CommentAuthorgone
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008 edited
     
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      CommentAuthorKitty
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
     
    On a positive Note for accomplishments,
    I traveled and ended up across the country here in Boston. And I love it.bake em' away, toys
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      CommentAuthorBuckley!
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2008
     
    I ran Erissa's Saabaru off a highway doing like 70 with 3 bikes on the roof down south at like 3am and DIDN'T slam into anything. Oh yeah.

    Also, I managed to break a saddle when I hit a (stationery) box truck while trying not to get doored last summer.The kid's gotta learn that the game never lets up.
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    Kitty:On a positive Note for accomplishments,
    I traveled and ended up across the country here in Boston. And I love it.


    and we love you!You're purposefully attempting to sabotage my degree project. Thanks.
    • CommentAuthorPugatch
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2008
     
    how the fuck does one break a saddleThink of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world
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    I rode a century and got hit by a tandem!
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      CommentAuthorstilgar
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2008
     
    I managed to almost fall asleep at the bars (after a long long bay state bike week in May), on the way home I almost got hit by a giant black truck (mostly because I wasn't paying any damn attention to anything but sleeping), flew over the bars, cracked one of my left ribs, and have been in horrible pain for the last month. Yesterday was the first day I could sneeze without it feeling like someone was shooting my in the chest.

    I would highly recommend that NO ONE break a rib, my heart goes out to you hunter. Expect to have a deep ache in your side for at least a month, potentially much longer, give up trying to do things like taking a deep breath, laying on your side, sitting up, laying down, laughing, crying, sneezing, lifting anything that weighs more than ten pounds, closing a window, reaching above your head, hugging, having sex that isn't really painful, etc etc.

    I had NO idea how many things you use them little hangy ribs for...no idea. In conclusion drink a lot of milk and eat a lot of broccoli (for the calcium) and heal up fast.this wont hurt a bit...
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    I raced a midnight crit in Davis Square on a broken rib. I fell twice (it was wicked slippery) and cracked another rib in the process, then I was chased for several laps by a cop car before the cop gave up and just started blocking traffic for us. Somehow I still got third place. I never collected my prize, though, because I was worried I'd get arrested. Somebody at Russian Revolution owes me some socks! And, yes, broken ribs blow.Word nerd
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      CommentAuthorBuckley!
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2008
     
    Pugatch is 49x18:how the fuck does one break a saddle

    By hitting large vehicles sideways, really hard. I can even show you the second saddle I broke last year, too. That one went when I got rear ended, and the bike more or less bounced off the saddle as it careened through an intersection without me.The kid's gotta learn that the game never lets up.
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    update time! this is more or less what i just told the NYC folks.

    i'm gettin chopped open on friday!

    i saw me some gnarly fucking x rays this morning. i can't really describe what my collarbone really looks like, except that its a bit more than just two separate pieces... ...its in like five or six. and it lookz like a "Z".

    basically the whole right side of my body got impacted inward. the doctor asked me if i ever watched tom 'n jerry, and if i remember that scene where tom gets hit so hard he smooshes up like an accordion.

    then he told me that's basically what i did. the end of my collarbone is jumbled up in my body over an inch to the center of where it's supposed to be. my back hurts so much because my shoulder blade is more or less scrapin' away at my spine.


    so! i get stretched back out and titanium plated up on friday. i was told that even though this is a routine procedure, the screws they use are gonna come REALLY close to my lung, so if i get laid up in the hospital for a few days, its because they stuffed a tube in my chest to keep my breathing until it patches back up.

    hooray!flip mode. flip mode is the greatest.
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      CommentAuthorratattack
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2008
     
    dan had you all beat from the start.

    get better, mr. bones! i miss you!
    • CommentAuthorraff I el
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2008
     
    dude, you gotta ask for adamantium. titanium is what they give people who don't know better.Geryon was a monster everything about him was red.
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    ^isn't that the stuff that wolverine is made of? if so, i say def ask.HUUUUUUUUUUUT!!!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorstilgar
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2008
     
    Holy....Shit....That sucks, be sure to make them give you copies of the X-rays after you are all chrome on the inside. Also if they take any bone chunks out be sure to ask for em! You went through all the trouble of growing that bone ITS YOURS!

    Heal up fast.this wont hurt a bit...
    • CommentAuthorraff I el
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2008
     
    jesse fuckface:^isn't that the stuff that wolverine is made of? if so, i say def ask.


    yes.

    (also, it doesn't exist)Geryon was a monster everything about him was red.
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    oh, and as an unrelated accomplishment,

    I SCORED MYSELF AN AT THE GATES TICKET!flip mode. flip mode is the greatest.
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    raff I el:
    jesse fuckface:^isn't that the stuff that wolverine is made of? if so, i say def ask.


    yes.

    (also, it doesn't exist)

    no shit.HUUUUUUUUUUUT!!!!!!!
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    Hunter S. Chompson:oh, and as an unrelated accomplishment,

    I SCORED MYSELF AN AT THE GATES TICKET!


    which show? i'm doing the 9th in nyc and the 11th in worcester.
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    i got doored in toronto where i bent my fork and smashed my knees into my bars. nothing too serious though i need to replace the fork sooner rather than later.
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    gary, i'm not gonna lie. i'd rather not see at the gates than see at the gates in worcester.

    take that, worcester!

    in new york. the 10th i think.flip mode. flip mode is the greatest.
    • CommentAuthorraff I el
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2008
     
    ^that is a correct attitude towards worcester. even spellcheck hates it.


    not that you need my say.Geryon was a monster everything about him was red.
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    I just finished a PBR in 1 minute. I wasn't trying to either. how cool am I?With relish!
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    nice work, ivna.

    had i been there to witness that, i woulda bought you another. you earned it!

    carioca wins this round.flip mode. flip mode is the greatest.
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    ^are you coming to town or what? lots of dance parties around......With relish!
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    I once finished an entire pitcher of PBR in 2.5 minutes. Pete was there to witness.Word nerd
    • CommentAuthorbluedog
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2008
     
    I've had 8 concussions and apparently no brain damage. I think that's an accomplishment.that's when I reach for my revovler...
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    I crashed through the main gate during a schlitz blitz, winning it for the team, and without getting a scratch on me after my chain decided to break.

    Those were some good times.But the fact of the matter is: Bones heal. Chicks dig scars. And the United States of America has the best doctor-to-daredevil ratio in the world!
    • CommentAuthorCole
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2008
     
    leave worcester alone, place is amazing.
    • CommentAuthorbluedog
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2008
     
    octopus magic:I crashed through the main gate during a schlitz blitz, winning it for the team, and without getting a scratch on me after my chain decided to break.

    Those were some good times.


    yeah they were. I wish scott hadn't been all like "patriots woo" and the blitz finale had happened.that's when I reach for my revovler...
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      CommentAuthorBuckley!
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2008
     
    Cole:leave worcester alone, place is amazing.

    I can't get drunk enough to agree with that sentence. You take that back, sir.The kid's gotta learn that the game never lets up.
    • CommentAuthorpete
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2008
     
    Last night I took a nasty spill walking on a wet floor, and pulled/strained some back muscles -- can't bend or twist at all, and pain all over. Coating my back in arnica, tiger balm, and resting. It's going to be a couple more weeks now before I switch jobs, at least until this heals up. Maybe I can get back on the bike in the next week?
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      CommentAuthorPanameM
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2008 edited
     
    broke my collarbone last year after jumoing on my brake. i was lying in front of the silver line on black falcon until monir helped me up. now i have metal in my shoulder and ride like an asshole.

    also fell this weekend and twisted my neck to protect my head, so now i cant turn my head more than 40 degrees each way.

    oh and saturday i was wearing my cleats and i fell drunkenly down a staircase before heading back tpo somerville.snow
    • CommentAuthorraff I el
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2008
     
    buckley!:
    Cole:leave worcester alone, place is amazing.

    I can't get drunk enough to agree with that sentence. You take that back, sir.


    "what we have here..."Geryon was a monster everything about him was red.
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    i have successfully gone 24 hours without taking painkillers for the first time in over three weeks.

    once i get all the percoset outta my system, i can finally start drinkin' again without feeling like i've been kicked in the kidneys.


    also, the titanium plate and ten screws holding my collarbone together make me that much closer to being a robot than the rest of you.

    mission accomplished!flip mode. flip mode is the greatest.
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    ^We can rebuild him. We have the technology.Word nerd