Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The aftermath

I wish this was the only damage. Oh well, I had a nagging rear brake problem I need to investigate, and that will mean unwrapping the bar.






Hmmm, something seems amiss here. Maybe some duct tape could fix it. You think?






Yeah, a little duct tape should do it.







On second thought, maybe not.














I thought my face to most of the impact, but apparently the wheel did








But my face took a lot










ALWAYS wear your helmets when riding, kids!










Shoes got a little scuffed, but not bad.









Somebody isn't quite as happy today as yesterday.

But, I'm trying to keep my spirits up. I would like to sincerely thank everybody for the good wishes, prayers, and kind words. It means the world to me! :-)

As I was finishing this off, Scott and Robin came over and delivered a custom made present to me. It's a mixed beer six pack with a personalized label:

Wham!Bulance Ale
We cure what ales ya!
All proceeds benefit the David blood drive

18 comments:

Bob Gentile said...

WTF!! meaning "What the FLAW" happened?!! How can the bar holding that wheel snap like that? Flawed? defect? seriously, that is a crazy break to the bike...do u have an idea David on how the Flock did that happen?

Well take it easy, you look umm like you need a few cold beers:) umm more then a few.

Take care & heal well

David said...

Well, when you run your front wheel into a concrete wall at 30mph, soft parts tend to exibit deceleration trauma. It seems the carbon fiber front forks, wheel rim, and my face were the softest of the bunch.

Mendy is not allowing me to have any cold ones at present. Maybe one right before bed, to help me sleep through the aching and burning. I can only hope...

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

Oh man...I had pictured it bad, but seeing it in your head and in real life are two very different things. After seeing the pics of the bike, you are so lucky to not still be in the hospital. I'll be sending healing vibes your way.

Wes said...

Man, oh, man :-) We got you whole. You'll be all pretty again in no time. Hang in there, bro!

Marcy said...

YIKES!! I cringed after each pic. Oy, oy, oy after seeing those bike pics it's a miracle nothing is broken or even worse. Thank God homie. That was one n-a-s-t-y spill. Have you ever been in a biking accident before this?

Diggin the thumbs up :-) Knowing you, you'll probably be back on that baby before anyone wants you to be LOL

And don't worry, even with a little road rash you're still a handsome lad ;-)

Nikki said...

OMG OMG OMG!!! I'm sorry I so late in giving you some cyber hugs and rubbin!

WTH? THat is a serious crash and I have to say that you lucked out? What did the other guy look like?

Put yer feet up and get some rest...looks like your body has been trashed!

Scott said...

Man you look like shit ! ! !
Robin and I will be checking on you periodically over the next few days. Really glad to see that you were "semi-ok" and that nothing was broken.
After you get done with the "WHAM-BULANCE" beer we brought you, I will bring another six pack...the "PADDED PILLOW" pale ale.

Later bro...great to see you this evening and will call tomorrow to see how you are.

Gotta Run said...

Glad you are still with us!!! You are one lucky person but I am sure you know that.

Nurse Mendy is taking good care of you and so is her assitant Grace. Now take some more pain candy and get to bed!

J~mom said...

I can't even imagine how bad you are hurting. I know you are already itching to get back out there. Rest up and get well super fast!

Bob Gentile said...

Wham!Bulance Ale
We cure what ales ya!
All proceeds benefit the David blood drive
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
LOL Now that's sounds like some good beer, very nice friends u have :-)

and ya I guess a concrete wall would do the job to that wheel, I didn't see that in ur report...sorry, missed it :-(

Jason The Running Man said...

OUCH! hang in man, you'll be back out there before you know it.

scott keeps running said...

what a spill. wow! at least your thumbs up lets us all know you're doing just fine. p.s. you have something on your nose. ;)

Jess said...

Oh my goodness! Those pictures look like some gruesome wreckage -- thankfully you're okay, but you look so beat up! At least, now you'll have some cool scars and a good story (don't ya remember when you were a kid and you picked at your scabs so they'd become scars b/c scars were cool? right? right? tell me that wasn't just me)!

Paul said...

Just a flesh wound. Walk it off! (only kidding)

Seriously though, it could have been much worse. Heal fast and make a quick come back. I'm glad to see you're keeping your spirits up. Take care.

J~mom said...

Whambulance Ale!! That is good!! They are good friends!


re: your comment....refuel as in oreos and coffee? No, no, no...fueling and nutrition was wicked bad yesterday. Great thought, I think you are right. Swimming is making me so hungry and I have yet to tap find something to take the edge off. I am thinking I need some protein powder? Open to all suggestions!

I know sometimes after an accident you feel a lot worse before better, I hope the worst is behind you now!

Michelle said...

Hi, David.

I found you and Mendy through JavaMom's blog. She is a longtime buddy of mine (running and mommy-wise) and she mentioned your accident the other day.

I am so sorry that happened!!! I think the pictures tell the story.

Hope you're healing now and starting to feel better. And hope you're able to fix your bike soon, too!!!

Neese said...

ohhhh bless your heart! I didn't imagine you were that banged up til I saw that photo...hang in there bud

Pat said...

God's Speed on your healing.