BIKE CRASH

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Gooty, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. Gooty

    Gooty Guest

    Hi all

    Just wanted to make sure all you night riders are packing good lights ,

    I had a major incident off road last night, hit a furrow edge of a field ,
    over the bars , landed on big frozen lump of mud, thought broken back , cant
    walk now .

    SO moral of the story slow down more than you think you need to at night ,
    ride in groups, and carry a phone

    Take care

    S
     
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  2. David Martin

    David Martin Guest

    On 15/12/04 8:22 pm, in article [email protected],
    "Gooty" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Hi all
    >
    > Just wanted to make sure all you night riders are packing good lights ,
    >
    > I had a major incident off road last night, hit a furrow edge of a field ,
    > over the bars , landed on big frozen lump of mud, thought broken back , cant
    > walk now .
    >
    > SO moral of the story slow down more than you think you need to at night ,
    > ride in groups, and carry a phone


    Looking where you are going is always a good thing.. Hope you are OK and
    have been checked out by the medics..

    As they say, experience is what we get just after we needed it.

    ...d
     
  3. David Hansen

    David Hansen Guest

    On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 20:22:56 GMT someone who may be "Gooty"
    <[email protected]> wrote this:-

    >SO moral of the story slow down more than you think you need to at night ,
    >ride in groups, and carry a phone


    Many people need to ride at night. It is called getting to and from
    work, the shops, the library and so on. Hopefully this does not
    involve many of them in crashing into furrows in fields.



    --
    David Hansen, Edinburgh | PGP email preferred-key number F566DA0E
    I will always explain revoked keys, unless the UK government
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  4. Amos E Wolfe

    Amos E Wolfe Guest

    "Gooty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi all
    >
    > Just wanted to make sure all you night riders are packing good lights ,
    >


    I can heartily recommend the Cateye Daylight which I bought from
    wiggle.co.uk around 6 months ago. It has twin beams (10watt each), one broad
    and one spot, which can be used together or separately, and lasts a good
    hour and a hlf to 2 hours on a full charge. It reflects off road signs etc
    almost as well as car headlights.

    -=# Amos E Wolfe #=-
     
  5. MSeries

    MSeries Guest

    Gooty wrote:
    > Hi all
    >
    > Just wanted to make sure all you night riders are packing good lights ,
    >
    > I had a major incident off road last night, hit a furrow edge of a field ,
    > over the bars , landed on big frozen lump of mud, thought broken back , cant
    > walk now .
    >
    > SO moral of the story slow down more than you think you need to at night ,
    > ride in groups, and carry a phone
    >
    > Take care
    >
    > S
    >
    >

    I am afraid it isn't possible for me to ride in group on the way home
    from work.
     
  6. Dan Gregory

    Dan Gregory Guest

    Gooty wrote:
    > slow down more than you think you need to at night ,
    > ride in groups, and carry a phone

    Good advice but where I am the phones don't work when you're away from
    the villages ...
    All the best
    Dan Gregory
     
  7. Sue White

    Sue White Guest

    Gooty <[email protected]> whizzed past me shouting
    >
    >Just wanted to make sure all you night riders are packing good lights ,
    >

    Yeah, but they're still not as good as daylight. The light comes from a
    source fairly close to your head, so you see the lit side of everything,
    no shadows, no contrast. So it's easy to miss something.

    >I had a major incident off road last night, hit a furrow edge of a field ,
    >over the bars , landed on big frozen lump of mud, thought broken back , cant
    >walk now .
    >

    Bummer. Off-road and falls do go together though.
    Has a doctor seen it? It sounds like a sick note job, so you'll need
    to. It's a lot of waiting about, but they'll give you some pro-strength
    painkillers.
    Get a repeat prescription so there are spare painkillers for next time.

    >SO moral of the story slow down more than you think you need to at night ,
    >ride in groups, and carry a phone
    >

    Riding slower means more falls, and then you land on the phone and
    squash it, but someone else in the group can call an ambulance - to the
    wrong place, as they'll panic when asked for the location.
    Nobody in the group will have anything effective to keep you warm, and
    an injured person can't wriggle into lycra. So carry a couple of
    binbags yourself - they're dead useful in emergencies.

    --
    Sue ];:))

    What goes down must come up again - Confucius' Law of Mountain Biking
     
  8. Danny Colyer

    Danny Colyer Guest

    Sue White advised:
    > Nobody in the group will have anything effective to keep you warm, and
    > an injured person can't wriggle into lycra. So carry a couple of
    > binbags yourself - they're dead useful in emergencies.


    The small first aid kit that lives in my pannier includes a foil
    blanket. There have been times when I've been really glad to have it,
    just in case.

    Come to think of it, I believe I *have* slept in binbags when touring.

    --
    Danny Colyer (the UK company has been laughed out of my reply address)
    <URL:http://www.speedy5.freeserve.co.uk/danny/>
    "He who dares not offend cannot be honest." - Thomas Paine
     
  9. David Martin

    David Martin Guest

    Danny Colyer wrote:

    > Come to think of it, I believe I *have* slept in binbags when touring.


    And I spent a month sleeping in orange bivi bags in the Dolomites.

    Interesting time, you learn a lot about what you do and don't need.

    ...d
     
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