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Offline BigMike

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My Motorcycle Crash
« on: April 08, 2010, 11:01:43 PM »
Thought I would share some pics of yesterday's motorcycle mishap

All I was doing was making a right turn onto HWY180 from north bound Fowler ave when the bike slid out from underneath me. I've been riding for over 5 yrs and have never had an accident before. There goes my flawless record :(

This happened at about 7:20am Wed morning. I was going between 20-30 mph when it happened. Just making a simple routine corner... The bike hadn't been used since last June and I suspect a number of issues may have led to this accident: I have no idea what the tire pressure is, there could have been dust and soot on the tires from me idling my truck in my garage which I do often (with the door up of course), tires and road were cold. There wasn't any sand in the road. Also I lost traction before the cross walk, so the paint did not cause it.

I was wearing my nice riding jacket, jeans, cold weather gloves, steel toed work boots, helmet (of course), and my backpack with my laptop in it. After it happened, I quickly got up, picked the bike up and set the kick-stand, and then walked around the road looking to see if I had dropped anything. I walked all over the place, and then jumped on the bike, turned around, and rode back home.

All that happened to me was a couple raspberry scars on my knees, a small rash on my right forearm, and a couple scrapes on my right hand. Then about 2 hrs later my left ankle starting getting tight. Then it started swelling. So apparently I sprained my ankle as well.

By lunch time Wed I could no longer put any weight on my left ankle and it was fully swollen. I figured it was just a normal sprain, but my wife insisted I go to the FSU clinic to get it checked.

Here are some pics of my battle wounds, my swelling left ankle, and the X-Ray showing a bone chip I sustained...



I took this pic after lunch. You can see how swollen my left ankle had become compared to my right:


And this pic was taken at 9pm. Now the whole ankle was really starting to swell:


Here are the X-Rays from today. They found a small bone chip. But it is strange that this chip is located on the outside of my ankle whereas the swelling is to the inside. The outside of my ankle where this chip is located is not sensitive at all. So maybe this has been here all along? They are not sure and are sending my x-rays to a radiology specialist for further investigation. They told me they will call me on Monday.





I have yet to look at the bike since I parked it. I'll try to get some pics of it tomorrow.

Mike
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Re: My Motorcycle Crash
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2010, 11:59:43 PM »
Update

Here is a picture of the temporary fiberglass cast they gave me today:



and I just took it off for the first time to take a shower, and the skin is now beginning to bruise:



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Re: My Motorcycle Crash
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2010, 12:07:29 AM »
You were supposed to get all those injuries out of you system by the age of 25. I can honestly say I have a chance against you in a foot race......... At least for a week or 2. Heal well.
"I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on wakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning."