• Broked and collared

    It’s been a while coming. I have been waiting for a big one to happen, and sure enough, Tuesday it arrived…

    We were on a test day with the DH bike and some fast lads at the Moelfre track. Thats not us in the vid, but thats the track we were riding. Some of the CRC Intense team were there too, and perhaps, in retrospect trying to keep up with Matt Simmons and Pagey was a mistake, especially on a borrowed bike (I wasn’t riding our sample).

    I’m still not entirely sure how, but I think I hit a kicker at about 1:55 on that vid, and took off into space . Cord found me about 10-15mins later, barely concious with a very broken bike. Big dints in my helmet and a pain in my shoulder.

    Ed from Greatrock valiantly whisked me to Wrexham Hospital, who checked me over, confirmed the damage – broken collarbone -, and in the process had to cut up my Dianesse suit. And my Icebreaker Merino. And my Aldi long sleeve.

    I have a fracture clinic appointment today, and a 13hr flight to Taiwan on Sunday. ~Hmmmmm.

    Ow.

    Anyone know where you can get new green Travis forks from?

    Anyone know where you can get new green Travis forks from?

     
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    8:39 am on March 18, 2010 | 20 Comments | # |

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  • Paul 9:28 am on March 18, 2010 | #

    Heal fast!

  • Paul 10:15 am on March 18, 2010 | #

    Hope you repair quickly and something my boss says to when I make a mistake “what have we learned from this?” ;-)

  • shedfire 10:17 am on March 18, 2010 | #

    Other mistakes made included my first time out on flat pedals…

  • Cris 10:19 am on March 18, 2010 | #

    Auch! Heal fast!

  • Rich 10:39 am on March 18, 2010 | #

    Is the bike OK?

  • Alex Simon 11:13 am on March 18, 2010 | #

    That bike doesn’t look good. And the gown and wheelchair isn’t a good look.
    Chicks dig scars and all that.
    Thanks for introducing me to the Moelfre track though!
    Take it easy (for a short while)!

  • Jase 12:04 pm on March 18, 2010 | #

    I knew it was bad but …Not the Aldi long sleeve??!!!!
    I bet you’re gutted.

  • Mark 1:41 pm on March 18, 2010 | #

    Wow what a mess. You must have been really moving. Are you really going to try and pull off Taiwan? Surely not.

  • andi 1:55 pm on March 18, 2010 | #

    The seattube angle looks good, but the headtube on that wheelchair, it just isn’t you I’m afraid.

    Get well soon!

  • Damian 3:41 pm on March 18, 2010 | #

    Ouch! Get well soon.

  • Luc "Acadian" Albert 3:57 pm on March 18, 2010 | #

    Bummer..get well soon B!

  • DM 6:59 pm on March 18, 2010 | #

    That’s a bit of a “niche” wheelchair: 2 different sized wheels and in “On-One” beige, too… Get well soon!

  • shedfire 9:00 pm on March 18, 2010 | #

    Got an operation to plate it tommorow. Taiwan flight still booked for Sunday.

  • Finbred 7:40 am on March 19, 2010 | #

    Ooo, just noticed this. Hope it gets fixed properly and heals fast.

  • NBT 9:17 am on March 19, 2010 | #

    Bummer :( Hope you heal quickly.

  • stevo 11:17 am on March 19, 2010 | #

    You hit kickers on your first time out on flat pedals!? Ouch!

  • Terry 2:04 pm on March 19, 2010 | #

    proper job on the forks

  • shedfire 9:54 am on March 21, 2010 | #

    They didn’t operate in the end. Taiwan trip today.

  • Joshtp 10:18 am on March 23, 2010 | #

    Travis was never known as a fork to stay in one piece for very long….. Get well soon though bud…. i really, really respect your work with all the ragley and on-one HT’s… long, slack and fun ht’s are the way forwards!

    oh, and the H/A on that wheel chair needs slackening right off! lol
    hope your back to shredding soon!

  • god 11:03 am on March 25, 2010 | #

    Nasty. Hope the pain is manageable. Heal quick!

    I did genuinely think you’d lost an arm glancing at that first pic though. I thought they’d stuck a temporary Heather Mills foot stump thing to you.

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