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BIG mistake....my own fault!

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Eat MY Dust, 31 Oct 2007.

  1. I went to overtake a lorry that was stationary in a line of traffic, no cars were coming the other way, as I come around the back of the lorry I see a bus has stopped and car is overtaking it, there wasn't enough room for both of us, so we both do an emergency stop, I had trouble unclipping being caught totally off guard. I managed to unclip but fell slightly towards the lorry I had been overtaking, the lorry was just starting to pull away and it had one of those hooks on the trailer for wrapping rope around, this caught me just inside of arm around the tricep area and ripped all the way through to the flesh. Talk about pain!!!!!! I still had 6 miles of my commute to do, which was done through gritted teeth. What a mess my arm is in!! I can't help think how lucky I am that it was a bit warmer this morning and I was wearing a short sleeve shirt, god knows what would have happened if I had been wearing long sleeves and the hook had caught on that? dragged under the wheels perhaps?!?!?!?

    I feel like a right f_c_ing idiot, I'm usually so careful and aware of my surrounding when cycling!!!
     
  2. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Ooooh, lucky you mate! Crikey that's scary. I once did something very close to that and had my bacon saved by an observant Royal Mail lorry driver.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Eat MY Dust

    Eat MY Dust New Member

    I don't even think the lorry driver was aware that anything, I wonder what his face will look like when he finds a big thick chunk of skin attached to the hook!!
     
  4. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Ouch!

    Glad you're okay. We all make mistakes; live and learn, eh?
     
  5. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Nasty EMD! :blush: Glad the injury was relatively minor. When I posted here about one of my previous videos () someone made a comment about me overtaking a lorry where I could not see beyond it. I have since dealt with situations like this with much more caution.

    Have a virtual shot of whiskey from me to help calm the nerves....:biggrin:
     
  6. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    Glad you're ok.
     
  7. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Yikes. Still, you're moderately OK, and it could have been so much worse...

    Have a cuppa and some cake, for the shock.
     
  8. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    ooyah. Hope you're taking the rest of the week off to recuperate.
     
  9. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Sounds awful! Glad you came out of it relatively unscathed. I'd try and cadge a lift home, if you don't feel up to cycling.
     
  10. ChrisW

    ChrisW Senior Member

    Hang on, i just read this on the other forum!

    Same reply:

    "Bloody hell! Glad it wasn't worse...

    Hope you recover and definitely NO picture please!!!!!!"
     
  11. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Give us a pic EMD
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Eat MY Dust

    Eat MY Dust New Member


    Maybe when I get home!!:biggrin:

    The pain has started to subside a bit, but I'm still feeling a bit sick!!:blush:
     
  13. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    It is not a nice feeling when you realise that you have f#*cked up but it is too late to do anything about it! Hope you heel up quickly and avoid doing it again. Next time hit the car instead of the lorry!!!!
     
  14. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    that sounds gash! (:blush:)

    I'd have thought sod work i'm off to the 'ozzy.
     
  15. OP
    OP
    Eat MY Dust

    Eat MY Dust New Member

    I didn't so much 'hit' the lorry. I had a panick wobble trying to unclip, maged to put my foot down, the though "phew" was about to go through mind, when the hook dug in!!