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What happens when it all goes wrong...

NoizetekNoizetek Posts: 98
edited April 2009 in MTB beginners
Well had my first major off yesterday, what a corker as well...decided to plow down a hill reaching over 30mph, then came to a bend and just could not quite get round it quick enough clipped the back wheel on the grass verge and plowed head first into a dry stone wall...broken jaw, bruised collarbone, bruised lungs, suspected broken rib, bruised hand/bone and severe chest bruising...all good fun :) here is some photos...








  • robmanic1robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    WOW! You nearly lost your beard fella!

    If you're gonna stack, stack good!

    Hope you mend quick
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  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    The broken jaw is a PITA, I feel for you. I had mine wired for 6 weeks and lost nearly 2 stone (I only weighed 10 stone before). I can recommend Complan drinks as a way of trying to stave off the hunger. Oh and surfing with your jaw wired is scary, it's so hard to gasp after you get mashed by a wave!! :D

    Hope you recover quickly and the jaw doesn't give you too much trouble.
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  • blister pusblister pus Posts: 5,780
    edited April 2009
    Ouch! You're one lucky puppy by the looks of it. Could have been a lot worse by the sounds of it. Feel for ya!!.

    If it's any consolation I had my first disaster yesterday too, lost concentration clipped a rock on a rocky decent, lost control of the handle bars and keeled over impaling myself on the bars first and then on rock, a nice solid blunt force trauma on my left rib cage - all the inter-costal muscles are bolloxed and I'm on pain killers to draw breath. I'll get some pics up of the cuts and bruises later. I was lucky compared to you though.

    Hope the pain is duller today for you. :shock: :D
  • NoizetekNoizetek Posts: 98
    The pain is proper grim today...definitly not dettered me from going out again when im better though...i will try and go through the wall next time :twisted:
  • Ouch.

    Might be tricky re-seating that tyre on that rim, might want to try tubeless :D
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  • NoizetekNoizetek Posts: 98
    Was thinking about taking the Kona back to evans for its service like that and telling them that the wheels are not upto much... :D
  • LOL at your "mate" busy taking photos whilst you are at deaths door.

    I broke my jaw playing Rugby, I developed a good relationship with my local curry house who would liquidize my curry so I could drink it through a straw. :)

    Hope you get back on your feet / wheels (whats left of them) soon.
  • timmystimmys Posts: 191
    Consider it punishment for leaving the reflectors on the bike (and the silly pubes on your chin). :)
  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 3,976
    I guess a full-face is on order as soon as you heal?
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  • NoizetekNoizetek Posts: 98
    Oh yes a full face is the order of the day methinks...and I told my mate to take the pictures :D
  • NoizetekNoizetek Posts: 98
    he had already rang the ambulance at this point lol
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    And the dart survived!

  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    Ooof, jesus. That's a pretty showbiz crash, though. Respect :lol:
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  • TorresTorres Posts: 1,266
    Hope you're on the mend soon mate!
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  • deadliestdeadliest Posts: 471
    timmys wrote:
    Consider it punishment for leaving the reflectors on the bike (and the silly pubes on your chin). :)

    Is that hair on his chin ??? I thought it was moss from the dry stone wall :lol:

    Next time pick on someone your own size, Get well soon fella.

    And BigBenj if you are reading this put your helmet on :lol:
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  • weeksy59weeksy59 Posts: 2,606
    Cracking pics... nice one :)
  • mongoosedmongoosed Posts: 315
    Yip thats quite a crash,speedy recovery.
  • Stephen-HawkingStephen-Hawking Posts: 320
    edited April 2009
    You say you're getting a full face soon - is that after surgical reconstruction :wink:
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  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,438
    'Tis but a scratch! :P

    Get well soon!
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  • like how your freind. i mean freind rushed to his camera before helping you :D
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  • miss notaxmiss notax Posts: 2,572
    Blimey :shock:

    All the best for a speedy recovery (and great photos - although i'm not sure 'great' is the right word to use.... :? ) :D
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  • FurkukFurkuk Posts: 71
    Just one question....Do you shave your legs :D
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  • I blame those Ignitor tyres. I hated them when they came with my bike so sold em on ebay! (you didn't get them on ebay did you? ha ha)

    Great picks...speedy recovery!

    Oh yeah, and ouch!!!! :shock:
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