Well that hurt !

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Cuchilo, 12 Oct 2017.

  1. Cuchilo

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

    Cycling along Richmond riverside this morning and splat ! Taken down by anti slip paving :angry:
    I didnt even have time to unclip :eek:
    Right elbow is hurty and my right hand is numb , a few hurty ribs as well .

  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Go minor injuries at Teddington or similar and get elbow and numb hand checked
    Hopefully nothing serious (like a fractured elbow)
    Last edited: 12 Oct 2017
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  3. Bollo

    Bollo Chaaaaaa!

    Those are spectacularly garbage. Get checked out and GWS
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  4. hopless500

    hopless500 Trundling along

    Ouch. Wot she said ^^^^^^^

    edit/ before Bollo jumped in ahead of me!
  5. Ouch GWS and..........................................................

    Hows the bike?...... (well no one has asked yet)
  6. Tenacious Sloth

    Tenacious Sloth Über Member

    Huntingdon, UK

    Same thing happened to me recently with a water-filled pothole. It really hurts when you hit the deck hard, doesn't it?

    My ribs are still affecting my ability to sleep six weeks later - they seem to take ages to heal.

    I don't know about you, but I've been kicking myself ever since for not concentrating harder. I know it's risky riding through puddles as you don't know how deep they are, as I guess you know to avoid anti-slip paving. A moment of daydreaming is all it takes.

    Get well soon.

  7. MichaelO

    MichaelO Über Member

    Merstham, Surrey

    I've slid a couple of times on similar paving on the cycle pathways around Vauxhall station (when it's wet). Take them very tentatively now!!
  8. Rooster1

    Rooster1 Hornblower

  9. OP

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

    I had moved over as someone was walking down the path , i guess the second set sticking out caught my un aware . You can see my tyre marks on the last ridge . Lucky i wasn't going at any kind of speed ..... Or fallen the other way down the steps :eek: ...... and into the river :eek:
    Bike is scratched on the rear mech , handle bars and brake lever . The forks on the other side are scratched where someone moved my bike out the way and lent it against a parapet wall :unsure:
  10. Sad news (as well as your injuries obviously) I assume it wasn't your TT bike?
  11. OP

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

    Yup . TT bike :cry:
  12. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    That paving got me once...
  13. :sad:
  14. Fonze

    Fonze Totally obsessive , cool by nature

    Ouch ..
  15. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    That looks like it could be the wrong paving for the intended use. It looks like it maybe should be flat-topped ladder/tramline (which is bad enough) but it's round-topped corderouy(sp!) which shouldn't be used near cycling.

    Oh, and it's low contrast too, probably because someone thinks it's a heritage area... but there's black tarmac nearby so there's not really an excuse for not using a slightly different colour to the track.
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