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Old 02-19-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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Um...rider down... (austin)

Just got back into riding this week after recovering from broken leg and multiple torn ligaments.

Today around 4pm... passed by a wreck....like 2 feet away from a guy in full dianese gear on the ground with his bike on top of him...not moving at all... completely lifeless. Ambulance hadnt responded yet. Street right in front of school that I take everyday. Speed limit is 30mph...

Traffic backed up all the way..wanted to stop, but i couldnt do anything and had clients in the car...

Cant find it on the news yet...

So yeah, I'm done. I love riding. It was fun, freeing, and awesome. The two days this week i rode, had a guy cut me off and I had to brake hard to avoid hitting him. Also had a guy left turn from the oncoming lane RIGHT in front of me...had to brake hard then too avoid t-boning him.

I'm done. Consider me traumatized. Stay safe out there guys.
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:46 PM   #2
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Just got back into riding this week after recovering from broken leg and multiple torn ligaments.

Today around 4pm... passed by a wreck....like 2 feet away from a guy in full dianese gear on the ground with his bike on top of him...not moving at all... completely lifeless. Ambulance hadnt responded yet. Street right in front of school that I take everyday. Speed limit is 30mph...

Traffic backed up all the way..wanted to stop, but i couldnt do anything and had clients in the car...

Cant find it on the news yet...

So yeah, I'm done. I love riding. It was fun, freeing, and awesome. The two days this week i rode, had a guy cut me off and I had to brake hard to avoid hitting him. Also had a guy left turn from the oncoming lane RIGHT in front of me...had to brake hard then too avoid t-boning him.

I'm done. Consider me traumatized. Stay safe out there guys.


Track ftw A LOT safer than the street, don't give up, just keep it on the track
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:17 PM   #3
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Track ftw A LOT safer than the street, don't give up, just keep it on the track
+1 A lot of people go this route for your very reason.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:50 PM   #4
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:08 PM   #5
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:22 PM   #6
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where in austin was this?

prayers out for the rider
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:42 PM   #7
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Just got back into riding this week after recovering from broken leg and multiple torn ligaments.

Today around 4pm... passed by a wreck....like 2 feet away from a guy in full dianese gear on the ground with his bike on top of him...not moving at all... completely lifeless. Ambulance hadnt responded yet. Street right in front of school that I take everyday. Speed limit is 30mph...

Traffic backed up all the way..wanted to stop, but i couldnt do anything and had clients in the car...

Cant find it on the news yet...

So yeah, I'm done. I love riding. It was fun, freeing, and awesome. The two days this week i rode, had a guy cut me off and I had to brake hard to avoid hitting him. Also had a guy left turn from the oncoming lane RIGHT in front of me...had to brake hard then too avoid t-boning him.

I'm done. Consider me traumatized. Stay safe out there guys.
I made the same decision after a bunch of near misses one after the other thanks to ignorant houston drivers.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:22 PM   #8
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Riding is just not for some people. Just glad you found out the easy(er) way.
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:41 AM   #9
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glad you are alive and well enough to post this.

your injuries sound painful. pics or ban
to clarify, i passed by a wreck yest., i wasnt the one who wrecked. I went down in november

Here is my leg in November. Break was near my ankle but because of torn ligaments and no $$$ for surgery I had a full cast. Was bed ridden for almost a month and short cast for another month.

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Here is a pic when they switched me over to short cast:

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Stagnant pain was unbearable, esp when upright. Was on pain meds and had to drop out of my Stats class because I couldn't do math on vicodin. My A's dropped to C's :(

Had a limp up until these past two weeks.

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Old 02-20-2010, 11:01 AM   #10
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:00 PM   #11
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If you love it do it.... I mean come on, I read about a guy who drowned in a chocolate vat at the Hershey plant a few years ago. happens just make sure your doing the right thing. We are all on the same path... we're all gonna find the Reeper some day, enjoy life, whatever that means to for you.
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:36 AM   #12
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If you love it do it.... I mean come on, I read about a guy who drowned in a chocolate vat at the Hershey plant a few years ago. happens just make sure your doing the right thing. We are all on the same path... we're all gonna find the Reeper some day, enjoy life, whatever that means to for you.
If I were single and didn't have school or any dependents I would be able to live life like that.

For now, my medical bills are drowning me, I work 45 hours a week on top of full time school while raising a teenager. The timing just isn't right :(
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