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    On Friday (7/12/2019) morning I took a very hard spill on the Arlington Loop on the boardwalk just after Roosevelt Island. ...
    The diagnosis was a broken hip, specifically the top of the femur near the ball joint. ...
    This morning the doctor said I can ride my bicycle! So I came home and rode. At almost seven weeks since surgery, it felt really great to be riding; God is so good.
    I am so grateful for all the support from my family, church family, friends, and physical therapists.
    Ride carefully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesnick View Post
    This morning the doctor said I can ride my bicycle! So I came home and rode. At almost seven weeks since surgery, it felt really great to be riding
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    Default Report your MVT wooden-bridge accident here. Date, location, circumstances.

    Just went down on the curve coming northbound this afternoon... probably fractured my ulna, hit my head (in a helmet thankfully), and bruised legs. Still waiting on my x-ray.

    Two teenagers had just gone down before me apparently going south. They checked on me. Then a scooter user almost went down going south.

    Iím annoyed. I had two miles left on my Arlington loop...
    Last edited by Amelia; 01-04-2020 at 04:06 PM.

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    Yikes! I had to look up what the ulna is... "long bone found in the forearm that stretches from the elbow to the smallest finger". Hope it's OK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phog View Post
    Yikes! I had to look up what the ulna is... "long bone found in the forearm that stretches from the elbow to the smallest finger". Hope it's OK!
    Thanks! Reading this thread in the ER sent me down the rabbit hole and I saw that the timeline for bridge replacement is 2022!! I saw another note that there are probably dozens of crashes there after rain. Iím lucky, couldíve been much worse. But what can we do, if anything, activism wise to move that process up? Anyone have NPS connections?


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    So sorry this happened. This is a notorious spot. Heal well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    Just went down on the curve coming northbound this afternoon... probably fractured my ulna, hit my head (in a helmet thankfully), and bruised legs. Still waiting on my x-ray.

    Two teenagers had just gone down before me apparently going south. They checked on me. Then a scooter user almost went down going south.

    I’m annoyed. I had two miles left on my Arlington loop...
    Oh no! Hopefully it is just a bruise and not a break. Heal quickly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phog View Post
    Yikes! I had to look up what the ulna is... "long bone found in the forearm that stretches from the elbow to the smallest finger". Hope it's OK!
    I was going to make a joke, but I don't think this is an appropriate time to be humerus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baiskeli View Post
    I was going to make a joke, but I don't think this is an appropriate time to be humerus.
    At what point does a known dangerous situation that is not addressed become negligence? Whether it be bridges that are too slippery to ride on without breaking bones or intersections/roads that result in high rates of car/pedestrian collisions, at some point those responsible for rectifying a dangerous situation should be held accountable, no?

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    It took me 7 years of regularly riding on the MVT wooden bridges, but I finally went down on one.

    The final bridge just north of Mount Vernon got me Saturday morning. That bridge for those of you who don't ride it often has a lip, AND requires a turn once you get on it. You also come at it from a slightly curvy downhill. I was heading south, and hit a slick spot from the recent rain and my bike slid out.

    I can't remember how I landed since I immediately jumped back up to evaluate my injuries (yay adrenaline, but this is a habit I need to fix in case I really do break something someday), but I do know my palms had bruises. I'm worried I put my hands out to brace myself, but I honestly can't say for sure since it also could be from jerking forward into the hoods when I fell. Both of my knees are bruised, my elbow is torn up (only injury that broke through ALL the layers of skin), and my left shin is torn up. My right hip got it the worst though with a cantaloupe sized bruise and some road rash. Also lots of other random bruising on both my legs.

    After falling I got off the trail to evaluate my injuries and my bike, only to watch 2 more cyclists go down on that exact same spot moments later.

    My bike's right brake level got shoved over on impact which was an easy fix, but it is now acting up (shifting fine, but when I brake it acts normal, and then suddenly pulls ALL the way in), so it may need to get to the shop to get looked at. Otherwise, my pretty new pink warbird survived without a scratch. I had an ortlieb on the side that went down which I think cushioned the blow a little.

    On a positive note, no broken bones, and my garmin watch sent an SOS immediately to my boyfriend when it detected the fall, although he was really alerted due to me screaming for him (he was ahead of me) and not the text. I was able to finish the last 12 miles of the ride, and clean off after. PLUS my expensive new manicure survived the crash!

    Bruisey fun:
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    That one is the size of a cantaloupe on my thigh/hip

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    Elbow--only place I went through ALL the layers and had to bandage.

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    Knee. This one snuck up and arrived a day later.

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    Left shin. Didn't go through all the layers of skin though luckily.
    Last edited by Emm; 08-03-2020 at 09:42 AM. Reason: north/south mixup

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