[mtb] crash this morning
sjh at svana.org
Wed Apr 2 16:10:29 EST 2008
So road riding has once more proven far more dangerous than mtb.
This morning coming downhill through deakin on hopetoun cct in the bilbys
medium bunch. I was on the front onthe left with glen next to me on the
right. Riding fairly fast into the bumpy roundabout above the shops I took
avery wide lineto give glen more space. My wheels lost grip on the bumps and
slid into and bounced off the gutter. I left the bike at some point and
landed on my right shoulder. My bike bounced into the middle of the road in
time for Glen to go over it and get launched over his bars also onto his
right shoulder. Tony also camedown behind us and did some damage to his
I have fractured my right collar bone and also had to get three stitches
around my right eye brow. I have a sling and have to keep the right arm
immobile for a week then will slowly regain movement.
Glen has a level 3 dislocation of his AC joint and is in a fair amount of
pain. Drugs are helping him with this. (Ron will know what this is like as
it looks similar onhis shoulder to Rons deslocaation from the mugga loop a
few years back). I am now at home and Glen should be home soon, he is very
happy no Surgery will be required. Glen will also need to keep his right arm
immobile, for two weeks, then do some extensive physio for awhile.
Thamks to Browny, Tony and the other riders who havve helped today. Thanks
to Dr Julia and the others at the hospital. Lets hope i get better soon and
can get back out there.
Oh also the mtb skills clinic should be able to go ahead this weekend. I
think I can find another coach to replace me.
Typing with the left hand only is slow anddifficult so I willl save you all
from reading a longer blurb.
Steven Hanley sjh at svana.org http://svana.org/sjh/diary
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hoping it will break
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