Rider down - my son

Discussion in 'Cyclocross (CX), Duathlon and Triathlon' started by DCLane, 12 Apr 2017.

  1. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    North Baddesley
    OUCH hope he get well soon
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  2. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    :eek: glad to hear he's not seriously injured, GWS
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  3. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Scary! Glad he's OK. Hooray for the Emergency services and the NHS.
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  4. It was you, a familiar looking face, whom I noticed first, then checked the Patient listings, & saw the name
    As you no doubt realise, I wasn't being stand offish, but didn't want to intrude too much

    Nope!, but there were some good Senior Doctors on last night, I'd trust them with my daughters life

    Indeed, we shall
    One of my collegues, who I believe you may know, is a 'thorper', but wasn't there last night
  5. Spiderweb

    Spiderweb Veteran

    North Yorkshire
    @DCLane thank God Little Lane is OK and well done NHS.
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  6. growingvegetables

    growingvegetables Guru

    :eek: A GWS for the wee man.
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  7. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Holbrooks Coventry
    Glad he didn't do himself any major damage, my best wishes for a quick recovery.
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  8. Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator

    Yikes, horrible for you. Glad he's ok. Hope the recovery goes well.
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  9. TVC

    TVC Guest

    Good job boys bounce, hope he is fully recovered soon.
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  10. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Get well soon youngman.
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  11. OP

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    Thanks all. He's up and moving fine today although a bit gingerly.

    And before you ask "how's the bike", the X-Wing was returned to us this morning. Apart from a buckled rear wheel and bent mech hanger it's fine. He took the impact of the fall with his head and the bike simply bounced away.

    I'm aware the helmet debate has both sides - but it's another vote of confidence for the Uvex helmets I buy for the family.
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  12. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Oop North (ish)
    Good to hear, his health that is, staying away from the helmet debate
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  13. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    Glad to hear hes up and about , and well done to hospital and emergency services
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  14. Excellent!!
    What time did you get out?
    Was it just x-rays, or a CT as well?
    The Consultant, who was on last night, rides too, & commutes in sometimes (from twixt Selby & Brotherton)

    I won't get into it either, but I have seen 'both sides of the (helmet/no helmet) fence' over the past 20 years, I've been at PGH

    (presume he was at a race/training session, so he'd have had to wear it anyway?)
    Last edited: 12 Apr 2017
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  15. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    In my own son's case, he nutted a tree trunk with a glancing blow but the bike somersaulted hard enough that we found one of his bidons lodged in the hedge about five feet up the bank. The "brow" of his helmet bore scuff marks and the side was broken; he had some scuff marks and bruising to his jaw and temple. If the blow, with helmet, was hard enough to KO him for a couple of minutes I shudder to think what would have happened without a helmet. I have also gone OTB hard enough to leave an imprint of the texture of the road in the helmet shell and for me to see stars. Again, I shudder to think what would have happened if that chunk of styrofoam hadn't been there to absorb and spread the impact.
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