If Carlsberg did SMIDSYs

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Bollo, 11 Aug 2017.

  1. Bollo

    Bollo Chaaaaaa!

    I was t-boned at a junction yesterday at the junction here https://goo.gl/maps/8NAzkcYcFgu. It's the approach to the very agreeable village of Hursley, home to IBM Research and old Hampshire money.

    I was doing something like 20mph when she just went across me. I've never felt forces on my body like that before and I think I did most of a somersault before landing on the tarmac. I was pretty distressed.

    While I'm lying there crying and hurting waiting for the ambo a passing doctor stopped and made sure I wasn't going to kark it. While he's doing an assessment another guy turns up who happens to be a surgeon. I'm pretty much using up the NHS at this point. Plod turned up and closed the road and cautioned and breathalized the driver. She was a lady in her early 70s at a guess and she admitted to just not seeing me, so there shouldn't be issues with insurance. She was pretty shocked herself.

    Anyways, by some miracle I didn't break anything, but have damaged the shoulder joint and sprained an ankle. I'm beginning to suspect...... I'm ......Wolverine. Arm in a sling for a couple of weeks and no riding for a month.

    No idea how the bike is as it is being looked after by a local who was first on the scene, but the front wheel is totalled. It was, as @Crackle so nicely put it, "the ugly carbon one". Pictures when I retrieve it.
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  2. Jesus! Glad you are ok, mostly.

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  3. Mrs M

    Mrs M Veteran

    Ouch ya
    Hope you get over the shock and make a good recovery.
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  4. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

    South coast, UK
    :sad: Poor Bollo, GWS. Hope the bike's OK.
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  5. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Barmy in Barming
    Nasty. Glad youre not too badly hurt. Gws
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  6. Regulator

    Regulator Scourge of stale, pale, male snowflakes.

    Ouch! GWS.
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  7. Glad you're OK. Get well soon.
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  8. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    heal quickly and get back in the saddle.
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  9. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    I hope you mend quickly!
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  10. Bazzer

    Bazzer Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.

    Sounds like you were lucky, although I suspect the next few hours will reveal more bits which hurt. GWS.
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  11. Nibor

    Nibor Über Member

    Gws all you were missing was a panel of judges to score your somersault
  12. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Central Trumpland
    Lordy. Glad you survived that one intact.
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  13. Ganymede

    Ganymede Veteran

    Rural Kent
    Sorry to hear about that. I hope it's not too bad. You were lucky to have such experts nearby!
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  14. OP

    Bollo Chaaaaaa!

    It might sound odd but I'm not a seething mass of anger. Just after I hit the deck I thought I was seriously life changingly hurt, so to get away with comparatively minor injuries makes me feel a very lucky Hector.
  15. Shut Up Legs

    Shut Up Legs Down Under Member

    Ouch! :B) There but for the grace of <whoeveryoubelievein> go the rest of us. Speedy recovery.
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