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Rider down - my son

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

  1. 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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  2. 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.
  3. gaijintendo

    gaijintendo Über Member

    Hmm. Interesting thread. Do you get 14 inch turbo trainer tyres? Afraid to let my progeny outside.
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  4. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Well one benefit of my lad having injured himself is that he is now quite circumspect when cycling or skiing. Wisdom has arrived early.
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  5. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Glad he's ok...

    Things have changed.
    I had a big tumble as a kid...one of thousands..i told the teacher I was in a lot of pain..
    I was put in a 4 wheel kids trolley and taken off the field to the reception and left in the trolley legs and arms hanging over the sides..
    Mum arrived..shouted at me for wasting her time..
    Put in a car and off to A&E..more anger from mother..
    4 hrs later I was in a full leg cast tib and fib fracture..concussion ..and severe sprain too my wrist...ahh well.
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  6. Salty seadog

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

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  7. cyberknight

    cyberknight Guru

    South Derbyshire
    Training him well then, were his fist words "hows my bike ? "

    GWS to mini dc !
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  8. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

    Glad your son and the bike are ok. NHS doing their job again as usual and hope this bunch of government monkeys don't mess it up.
    Kids are made of rubber. I know I certainly was given some of the accidents I walked away from.
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  9. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Glad to hear he's on the mend, DC.

    Get him back in the saddle asap. :smile:
  10. OP

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    Yes, first outdoor cross session of the year.

    We were around around 11.30pm, no x-rays or CT scan due to his age just a lot of checking. Apart from him waiting a long while the doctor was kind - please pass on our thanks to Angela.

    No to 14" turbo tyres but his club-mates ride rollers on 20" ones ^_^

    Not yesterday but today on seeing his X-wing was "is that all the damage, it bounces well". I hadn't even posted a photo of the build.

    We will. Whether he races on Friday at York is still to be seen depending upon recovery but he wants to as he wants to use this in anger for the first time:

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  11. Dave7

    Dave7 Veteran

    OUCH!!!...........I really hated it any time I saw one of my kids get hurt so really feel for you. Glad the outcome has been a good one.
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  12. Dec66

    Dec66 Über Member

    West Wickham
    Ouch. GWS DCL Jnr.

    And, what do you do when you fall off the bike? You get straight back on. Well, when your napper stops hurting, obviously.
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  13. Asked as a rhetorical question to Bruce Wayne, twice in the same film

    I also thought of this Calvin & Hobbes cartoon:whistle:

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  14. Salad Dodger

    Salad Dodger Veteran

    Kent Coast
    Kids, eh? They can put years on you......

    I am pleased to read that he is not too badly injured.
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  15. I suspect the helmet data would be much clearer if the you restricted the population of studies to 12 year olds riding cyclocross.
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