5/18/09

All I could think is this is gonna hurt...


So Derek and I went for a ride here in Denver, in the Green Mountain area. Cool place, neat trails, little bit rutty with some loose stuff. We are about 50 ft from the car when I hit one of those ruts and the loose stuff. The Lizard Skin Lock-on Grip made an impression when it came in to contact with my thigh. The grip went in 2 inches, missed arteries, but it left a nice hole for the doctor to sew up after the ambulance took me to the hospital. I thought that Derek was gonna pass out from seeing my open flesh wound. This is on my front left thigh half way between the knee and the hip. There are 14 external stitches and about 5-6 internal stitches to sew the muscle together where it was torn. I wanted a before shot but the hospital wouldn't let him take one..Damn! It will be a couple of weeks before I am riding again, but in the mean time I'll be looking for less evil grips!

6 comments:

Brad said...

lock-on = bad

Chino said...

Aside from the lock-ons getting all stabby, is there anything else bad about them?

Adam said...

I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to do that.

Kerry said...

Stabby is bad enough to make me change my mind about them...

I really didn't want to do what happened, but eh, its all good! Got up and walked out of the ER, that is all that counts.

Chino said...

If you had ridden out of the ER, then I'd be impressed.

Kerry said...

Derek wouldn't let me bring my bike in the ER!