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Worst "off" for a while.

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by spindrift, 23 Jun 2008.

  1. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    Worst off for a while this morning. less than half an hour ago, I'm approaching a green light, ped on a mobile is walking across oblivious, staring straight ahead, I ping, no reaction, front wheel locks and I'm straight over the bars. Road rash on elbow and shoulder and a badly bashed rib, two geezers helped me up.

    The lady went:

    Ooooh!

    into her mobile and carried on as I lay winded.

    I'm very sore.
     
  2. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Commiserations spindrift.

    Get the lady to split the £250 with you if they show her phone vid on You've Been Framed.
     
  3. Wolf04

    Wolf04 New Member

    Location:
    Wallsend on Tyne
    Unlucky! Glad it wasn't more serious. Obviously she was making an important call:angry:
     
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Bad luck old boy, at least you have a few more scars to impress the grandkids with though! :wacko:
     
  5. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Blimey !
     
  6. OP
    OP
    spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    I'm trying to take a photo of the huge graze on me shoulder. My rib is really hurty, you when you can't cough or sneeze? The company nurse isn't in today so I'll just take some parrotseatemall.
     
  7. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    'S OK, skin scrapes heal, bruises fade, pain fades ... on the other hand ... paint and parts damage have to be 'seen to' (and paid for £££:wacko:). You need to get back on a bike as soon as possible (ignore the pain - it's character building anyway:evil:) and go somewhere nice and quiet and ... practice your braking technique :smile:. Hope you don't hurt too much and get better soon :biggrin:.
    PS
    Hope the bike's OK.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    Bike's fine, a kind chap handed me the light that came off and the Airzound came of the bracket, easily fixed.

    You are a bloody smashing bunch of great lads.
     
  9. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    for a second it sounded just like some bloke at borough Market this morning, then noticed the time of your post and it was about 15 minutes afterwards
     
  10. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Nasty! The mobile lady should, at the very least, have stopped to check that you were ok.

    Unfortunately there is no fine for walking whilst using a mobile phone.....:wacko:;)

    I hope the wounds heal quickly.
     
  11. OP
    OP
    spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    I was the one in the white T shirt and black jeans, lying in the road!
     
  12. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Had some guy in a suit on a phone try and walk out infront of me the other day. In town, turning left in the left lane, he looked at me and just went to walk across. He got a loud 'oooiiiiii' and stopped where he was and looked at me.
    Had a women cross the top of my road without looking. I had just come off a main road where cars often shoot down the road. I saw here and slowed down. When i turned in i said 'hello, you know you should look first' and she just gave me an evil look. She was lucky, i normally go round that courner doing at least 20mph.
    Bad luck you came off. I wouldnt be too happy if i came off because of a ped'.
     
  13. Wolf04

    Wolf04 New Member

    Location:
    Wallsend on Tyne
    Amazingly I've just had the opposite happen to me. Walking between buildings on campus crossed at a zebra crossing, little green man and everything, cars stop but a prat on a bike decides to change direction overtake the cars and RLJ, missing me by inches. I think he is now fully aware of my opinion on RLJing!!
     
  14. Absinthe Minded

    Absinthe Minded Veteran

    Sorry to hear of your off, old bean.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
     
  15. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    nae luck Spindripped. What a fandan.