Descending Heather Rd just below Stirling this morning and was heading around one of the left handers at about 60ish when my back wheel found a reasonably significant bump, cue the wheel jumping to the right and me going from rubber side down to skin side down quite quickly!Slid across the road and down the hill in to the grass & bushes before coming to a stop.
Can't speak highly enough of the Stirling doctor's, stayed open for us to get back up there & gave the road rash a proper clean before getting the doc to look me over. No significant injuries to myself or the bike but I'm gonna be in pain for a while with a dinner plate sized patch of road rash right on my left hip plus various other cuts & scratches on elbow, ankle & hands.
Yeah luckily I didn't hit my head at all so I think the helmet's still all good apart from a couple of red smears where it got dripped upon.
Thanks for all the well wishes guys & girls. Hopefully I should be back up & riding sooner rather than later.
I hope you have an XL sheet of tegaderm on your hip.... it's going to need it!
Yup one on there at the moment & another spare from the Doc for the joyous bandage change that's coming up.
Its going to hurt but re-dressing it everyday or every two days is the best idea, with lots of betadine inbetween. Trust me I know from experience, they don't call be slammin for nothing!!
Hey, I am no doctor or nurse but have crashed enough times. Leave the tegaderm on till it falls off. if you need to poke a pin hole in there to less plasma out, do it.... If it was clean when the tegaderm was put on it can stay on there for well over a week... if you're lucky it should fall off and leave you with fresh new skin and no scar or scabbing...
Yeah I didn't explain it properly, the bandage change is for the bandages over the top of the sheet of Tegaderm that was put on there first.
Hope you make a speedy recovery.
i started it :)
nice, you should try riding offroad.....
Brings a tear you my eye thinking about it. Hope you heal quickly.
BTW, those socks look dangerously short. That might have been your problem.