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Old 03-16-2013, 06:27 PM
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Default over the bars and straight to the hospital...

early this morning, about 5am, after working all night, i was heading to the derelict donuts shop car show in huntington beach when the clamp holding my front drum brake bracket to the fork snapped.

i was doing about 40mph, hit the front brake coming up to a red light, and the bracket snapped, spinning the drum, and wrapping the brake cable up tight.

so, in that slow-mo time machine effect that all great crashes have, i was launched over the bars and slammed to the pavement.

my bike looped it, smashing up both fenders as it tumbled, but i was much worse.

couldn't breathe, couldn't lift my arm, couldn't get my smokes outta my pocket, much less light one.

i felt myself going into shock, so i layed on the sidewalk and forced myself to relax. then i called my roommate, no answer, my co-worker, no answer, and then i called Dale, aka msrfan.

he answered and rescued me. i can't thank him enough for showing up, loading my broken bike and busted body and taking me to the hospital in huntington beach.

seriously, i owe you man...

spent a few hours getting poked and xrayed, shuffled from room to room and gurney to gurney, then got shipped out to the UCI trauma center in an ambulance with sirens blaring.

in california, any crash over 20mph gets you sent to the trauma ward.

awesome.

so, more of the same, except some really hot nurses. who ate poking things into me, instead of the other way around...

i have/had a dislocated shoulder, bruised ribs, heart, lungs, and kidneys, scraped up knees, tweaked left wrist and my right pinkie finger hurts, too.

i'm pissing into a plastic bottle because i can't get up without help and a lot of pain, and they're keeping me overnight (at least) until i can stand up on my own, and to keep an eye on my bruised lungs, etc.

called Dale and the bike's not too bad.

on the up side, i've got great insurance and aflac. i'll be back in the saddle in no time.

happy st. paddy's day...
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:32 PM
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Baird,
keep us informed, buddy. So sorry to hear this. Please let us know how you're doing.

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Old 03-16-2013, 06:33 PM
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Default Re: over the bars and straight to the hospital...

Sorry to hear this. Hope you get well soon!
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:16 PM
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Get well soon and good thing you've got insurance

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Old 03-16-2013, 08:04 PM
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I'm nursing a couple cracked ribs myself so I can relate! Just take it easy and try to avoid those one point landings on your face!
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:24 PM
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Wow, sorry to hear. Get well soon!
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:52 PM
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Default Re: over the bars and straight to the hospital...

Ya know what my big fear is; my big fear is that a lose cone(s) will thread in tight into the bearings causing sudden Handlebaroverocation.
I fear this because when I was a kid I was spinning a front wheel on my bike and it did that, it stopped, and glad I wasn't on the bike going fast, from that point I think about something like that happening.
But never in a million years have I ever considered front hub brakes.

Will this cause you PTSD?

It would me as I fear catastrophic cone-lock bearing seizure, since I was a kid!
43 years old now!

Anyway, Evel Knievel got back on his bike, and I am sure you will too!

I haven't stopped. I'm a cone head.
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:56 PM
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Default Re: over the bars and straight to the hospital...

Ever ride a ferris wheel and look at the bearings next to the chair? I've always imagined one of those bearings seizing and dumping the chair upside down when I was in it.
Same thing.

We're all thinking about your tonight, Baird. Rebound quickly.

Oh yeah, was there a helmet involved?
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:33 PM
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Oh man Bairdco I'm sorry to hear this. What a bummer! Hope you feel better real soon my friend. I am just so glad it was not worse.

I guess all hospitals in Cali operate the same, i was left in the hall way in a wheel chair holding my arm up in the air for hours.

It wasn't until Alex showed up and made a scene to get me attention. My freaking hand and arm was turning blue and every time someone walked by I asked for help but all i got was "somebody will be with you soon"

Never did get a room but they charged me for it, they also charged me for toothbrush, tooth paste and bunch of other stuff that i never received. My room was the hall way the entire time. Very uncomfortable being in pain half naked in a wheel chair with strangers staring at you.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:44 PM
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Man oh man my own worst fear of a bad crash. Get better buddy! Good to hear you are doing this well. Sounds like your taking it OK?
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