2022 Pre Season Chat Thread

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  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 7,114
    Not good. Fingers crossed he makes a full and rapid recovery.
  • roscoe
    roscoe Posts: 475
    Fingers crossed for a full recovery.

    Young enough to come back as strong
  • yorkshireraw
    yorkshireraw Posts: 1,632
    Sounds bad. First hope is he can get back to 'normal' health with no ongoing issues.
  • bigmat
    bigmat Posts: 5,134



    Broken knee cap is horrific

    Don't say that, I just broke mine! :'(

    Best wishes to Egan, sounds like a really bad one.
  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 19,101

    “New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!
  • gethinceri
    gethinceri Posts: 1,558
    A vertebrae?
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,189
    It looks like a similar injury list to Froome's crash.
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,447
    Jaysus, sounds like a "will he ever ride again" question rather than "will he ride the '22 tour" again.

    Not what i thought when I saw the first news 😥
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  • roscoe
    roscoe Posts: 475
    That's horrific
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 7,114
    He put one hell of a dent in the back of the bus if you find the photo.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,252
    Forgive me if this comes across as harsh but I am simply curious.
    How do you manage to go full pelt into the back of a parked bus?
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,447
    Gradually, then all at once...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    Head down not looking up. Many years one of the local rising stars near me managed to crash into the back of parked bus on the local bypass. As the rear engine cover was up he ended in the engine.
    I think it was fatal.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,252
    edited January 2022
    webboo said:

    Head down not looking up. Many years one of the local rising stars near me managed to crash into the back of parked bus on the local bypass. As the rear engine cover was up he ended in the engine.
    I think it was fatal.

    That is so sad.
    I imagine Egan just highlights the difference of experiences between a top end racer and a commuter/recreational cyclist. The only time I am heads down is on a trainer.
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,844
    I have faint recollection someone on the commuter side of the forum cycled into the back of a parked van and lost use of his legs.

    I might very well be wrong.
  • redvision
    redvision Posts: 2,958
    edited January 2022
    pblakeney said:

    Forgive me if this comes across as harsh but I am simply curious.
    How do you manage to go full pelt into the back of a parked bus?

    Trust me, it happens more often than you think. Oct 2018 I had very similar accident - such an impact that the bus was actually written off! This Bernal accident has brought back some really horrible memories (well, of the aftermath as I still have no recollection of the crash or moments beforehand).

    Really hope he makes a full and fast recovery.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,252
    I'm sorry I asked now.
    Be careful out there.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,595

    I have faint recollection someone on the commuter side of the forum cycled into the back of a parked van and lost use of his legs.

    I might very well be wrong.

    Optimistic Biker. He returned as “Optimistic Biker Reborn” for a short while post-accident.
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  • salsiccia1
    salsiccia1 Posts: 3,725
    I did it as a teenager, going about 30 on a slight downhill with tailwind, on a road where there were never usually parked cars. Thankfully it was a Sierra hatchback so I rolled up onto the top of it. Still got a badly broken arm and a very bent Peugeot 531pro, as well as a caved in back end of a Sierra
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,945
    Friend: "TheBigBean, do you know that gate at the bottom of that downhill track that is always open".
    Me: "Yes"
    Friend: "It isn't"
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,844

    I have faint recollection someone on the commuter side of the forum cycled into the back of a parked van and lost use of his legs.

    I might very well be wrong.

    Optimistic Biker. He returned as “Optimistic Biker Reborn” for a short while post-accident.
    That was it. Was awful, really felt for the guy.
  • He got some mechanical legs and walked his daughter down the aisle on BBC news.

    He blacked out for no reason and went into the back of a car, awful.
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,662
    Irving Caplan is his name, there was mention of a blog, but I couldn't find anything.

    Last on this forum in 2020 it would seem - I hope he is doing well.
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  • The 2023 Grand Départ looks interesting as it's going to be in Pais Vasco territory.


    "The three Basque provinces will feature on the programme for the three days that will mark the start to the 110th edition. From Bilbao to San Sebastián, the pack will also ride through the streets of Vitoria and tackle often steep roads on which the most glorious pages of Spanish cycling history have been written.

    "The relief of the Basque Country will incite the punchers to move into action and conquer the first Yellow Jersey on the Tour de France 2023 in Bilbao."
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,844
    JA licking his lips
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,494

    I have faint recollection someone on the commuter side of the forum cycled into the back of a parked van and lost use of his legs.

    I might very well be wrong.

    Local tree Surgeon owner I’ve seen twice in the past year. First time I saw him hid just cycled into the back of a parked car, plenty of scrapes bruises and fractured ribs. Last time he’d cycled into the back of a cyclist in Richmond park and broken his hip! What the hell!?

    Anyway, Pidcock believes the extreme TT position is to blame for Bernal’s crash and others.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/60127250
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  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,252
    seanoconn said:

    I have faint recollection someone on the commuter side of the forum cycled into the back of a parked van and lost use of his legs.

    I might very well be wrong.

    Anyway, Pidcock believes the extreme TT position is to blame for Bernal’s crash and others.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/60127250
    That is quite logical.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
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  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,662
    edited January 2022
    Interesting and logical take from Pidcock - I wonder if Ineos are happy for him to talk so freely, delighted he does though.

    Wasn't Froome's crash into the wall also when he was aboard a TT bike?
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,844
    daniel_b said:

    Interesting and logical take from Pidcock - I wonder if Ineos are happy for him to talk so freely, delighted he does though.

    Wasn't Froome's crash into the wall also when he was aboard a TT bike?

    Yes, though from memory that was being caught by an unusual gust of wind at a bad moment.
  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,906
    edited January 2022
    daniel_b said:

    Interesting and logical take from Pidcock - I wonder if Ineos are happy for him to talk so freely, delighted he does though.

    Wasn't Froome's crash into the wall also when he was aboard a TT bike?

    My memory is awful, but didn't Froome crash while trying to take a jacket off with both hands off the handlebars while descending at silly speeds on a blustery day, riding with someone else?

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