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Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-( 3477

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Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« on: July 15, 2014, 03:29:40 PM »
I went out for a ride today,it was a last minute decision as i was going to go to the gym (safer lol )well i was 5mins from my house when a lady driver overtook me and cut me up and then slamed on her brakes,i went straight into the back of her  :-\ well words was said. She argued back  :think: and off i went oh yes the story isn't  over ,i finnaly got the where i ride off road,well off i went flying down a dust track and got to the corner and boom nearly hit another cyclist  :ahhh luckily i drifted around the corner and missed him,nope not finnished yet  :D off i went through my local heathland thinking this isnt a good ride stopped for a drink and food,well off i went as had a important meeting at work so headed in that direction via my docs to get my prescription, came towards a main rode i was ok on the left and ok on the right but there was a council pickup going passed very slow,i decided i could easily make it onto the main road but sadly the car on the right decided to exelerat and over take the council van so boom she hit me full on at about 40-50mph i came off her bonnet went about 12ft high and hit the tarmac with a smack to my head, :-\ well luckily the helmet saved my head and got a few cuts and grazes,front wheel bent tire pushed off chainring bent and bar tape ripped,but all i can say is thank god for cycling helmets,im a bit saw now and got a headache but im ok,so stay safe out there guys n gals  :tu:
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2014, 03:36:39 PM »
Good lord Zed what a horrible chain of events.  I'm just so glad you are ok but the headache and the head injury should be checked I think.  I'm glad you are experienced enough to wear a helmet. 

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2014, 03:40:40 PM »
Cheers mate,ive wore a helmet since 89 as head injuries are one of the main traumas coused to a cyclist,i got checked out and just got back from AE,ive got to take it easy today,i really ache now but things could of been a lot worse .
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2014, 03:55:55 PM »
Is a helmet optional in the UK? Here in Canada it is the law to wear one.

As for the rest of it...good lord. Talk about an ill fated ride. Happy to hear your doing a lot better than the events would suggest.  :salute:

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2014, 03:57:59 PM »
What an extremely unlucky chain of events... Were these people aiming for you  ???

So glad you had the helmit and got checked out.

Take it easy and feel better :cheers:

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2014, 04:02:17 PM »
sorry to hear about this, what a bad day

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2014, 04:06:19 PM »
Holy crap Paul, you had a bloody day from hell!  Hope you heal up quick, and feel better soon!!

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2014, 04:12:14 PM »
Ouch.  Glad you're ok.  Did you get the driver's details?
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2014, 04:21:50 PM »
Damn :o  Glad you're ok buddy :tu:

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2014, 04:27:25 PM »
I´m glad to hear you made it out quite ok!
Although I suspect there is not much to hurt in that noggin...My wife always says "it´s hard to crack a soggy bread" when I hurt my head and i´m not sure its a compliment.

JK - I wish you a speedy recovery and hope there is not too much damage doen to the bike.
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2014, 04:38:38 PM »
Thanks guys,feeling sore now but ok,got the night off work,yes got the girls number and she had mine,she was also shook up and she rang me too see how i was,bikes okish,i bent the chainring back but the front wheel needs trueing,ill do that another day and fit the tire back on  :tu: im just glad ive not broke any bones  :tu:
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2014, 04:57:17 PM »
Geesh Paul,did you forget to payback a Wonga loan or something? Glad to hear your mostly intact :tu: Time for some body armour? :think:

Chako,sadly helmets are optional extras for cyclists :rant:

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2014, 04:58:46 PM »
Now now chaps.  Helmets are optional in the UK and there are good arguments both for and against wearing them.  MTO isn't the place to be having these discussions. :cheers:
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2014, 05:06:49 PM »
Here in Jacksonville I think even the drivers of cars should wear helmets, they're so reckless and stupid.  ::)

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2014, 05:17:26 PM »
Bugger me that's a crappy day mate :(

Sounds like you at least dodged the bullet mate :)

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2014, 05:31:44 PM »
Glad your OK. Sounds like it could have ended a lot worse :(


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« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2014, 05:41:11 PM »
Im not saying that cyclist should or shouldnt wear a helmet but mine definitely saved me from serious head injury  :tu: thanks for the kind words guys  :salute:
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2014, 05:46:01 PM »
Helmets should be mandatory. I cannot see an intelligent argument against this.  :think:

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2014, 05:52:24 PM »
Helmets should be mandatory. I cannot see an intelligent argument against this.  :think:


It would get my vote mate  :salute:
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2014, 05:52:31 PM »
Ouch mate!  Very glad to hear it's not any worse than it is.  :salute:

Maybe time to stop wearing this shirt though?


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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2014, 05:57:07 PM »
Helmets should be mandatory. I cannot see an intelligent argument against this.  :think:


It would get my vote mate  :salute:

I took a big tumble off the low side of my mountain bike one night many years ago. Landed head first. I still reckon I gave myself a concussion. Soon as the bump went down,I got my first helmet,re painted it in Jarno Saarinen's colours,and have worn one ever since.

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2014, 05:58:09 PM »
Helmets should be mandatory. I cannot see an intelligent argument against this.  :think:

I'm not particularly swayed one way or the other on this topic, and obviously having one on help Paul today, but there are arguments against the wearing of helmets: http://bicyclesafe.com/helmets.html

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2014, 05:59:00 PM »
Ouch mate!  Very glad to hear it's not any worse than it is.  :salute:

Maybe time to stop wearing this shirt though?

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 :rofl: thats how i felt Gareth  :-\
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2014, 06:14:41 PM »
Helmets should be mandatory. I cannot see an intelligent argument against this.  :think:

I'm not particularly swayed one way or the other on this topic, and obviously having one on help Paul today, but there are arguments against the wearing of helmets: http://bicyclesafe.com/helmets.html


I guess it all depends on how you value your life ,i got off well from this accident but due to the impact that my head hit the tarmac the helmet possibly saved my life  :salute:
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2014, 06:20:46 PM »
Helmets should be mandatory. I cannot see an intelligent argument against this.  :think:

I'm not particularly swayed one way or the other on this topic, and obviously having one on help Paul today, but there are arguments against the wearing of helmets: http://bicyclesafe.com/helmets.html


I guess it all depends on how you value your life ,i got off well from this accident but due to the impact that my head hit the tarmac the helmet possibly saved my life  :salute:

As I said; I'm not remotely anti-helmet, but I do think it should be a case of personal choice rather than totally mandatory.  :) 

I'm VERY happy that you were wearing one today. :tu:

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2014, 06:34:01 PM »
Helmets should be mandatory. I cannot see an intelligent argument against this.  :think:

I'm not particularly swayed one way or the other on this topic, and obviously having one on help Paul today, but there are arguments against the wearing of helmets: http://bicyclesafe.com/helmets.html

I totally agree Gareth as we are our own people  :tu:
I guess it all depends on how you value your life ,i got off well from this accident but due to the impact that my head hit the tarmac the helmet possibly saved my life  :salute:

As I said; I'm not remotely anti-helmet, but I do think it should be a case of personal choice rather than totally mandatory.  :) 

I'm VERY happy that you were wearing one today. :tu:
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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2014, 06:40:37 PM »
Helmets should be mandatory. I cannot see an intelligent argument against this.  :think:


It would get my vote mate  :salute:

I took a big tumble off the low side of my mountain bike one night many years ago. Landed head first. I still reckon I gave myself a concussion. Soon as the bump went down,I got my first helmet,re painted it in Jarno Saarinen's colours,and have worn one ever since.
That dude was a legend :)

I wear a lid everyday too as it's just not worth taking a chance IMO :?

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2014, 07:30:39 PM »

  Thats a nice looking bike there Zed. Is it a cyclocross bike?

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Re: Now i feel like ive been hit by a car :-(
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2014, 07:34:24 PM »

  Thats a nice looking bike there Zed. Is it a cyclocross bike?



Cheers mate,it was my road bike that's evolved for on and off road, :tu:
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