Monday, June 14, 2010

A Pantiliner and an Ace Bandage


I went out for a stress-busting after work ride and I ended up busting my ass. I was taking my beloved loop in the reverse direction and my front tire caught on the train tracks and I went over the high side. I'm okay, but I spent the evening picking gravel bits out of my elbow. The Closet has no real first aid supplies, so right now, I'm treating my wounds with some pain-relieving antibiotic ointment, a pantiliner and an Ace Bandage. It's rather ouchy. Oh, and I took a couple of Aleve. I did however, finish my ride.

10 comments:

  1. Owww!! You are in the real bike club now with the road rash.

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  2. Ouch! I'm so sorry! But way to Boy Scout the first aid, my friend. :)

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  3. Ooh! That had to hurt. But I had to smile cause you got right back on Cha-Cha and finished the ride. Just thinking about picking gravel makes me wince. Way to improvise - totally a mom skill, for sure.

    Thank goodness it was just some scrapes. Glad you're alright.

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  4. Back to Gravel and Rust!
    Good thinking on the quick wrap.
    Dear Roxie - glad you're OK!

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  5. Glad your Ok. Your a true athlete now with the mishap I've had two while running and it does hurt not to mention the pride stinging too..

    Note to self buy some first aide supplies:)If you came to my house I could dr. you up buts its kinda far.
    Hope your feelin better today:)

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  6. You can tell you live alone when, without shame, you use a pantiliner to treat an injury! You're like the Maguyver of first aid!! Hope you're feeling better today.

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  7. Way to soldier on! I admire your ingenuity in fashioning a bandage too. Just glad it wasn't my elbow you were doctoring.

    How's Cha-Cha's rim? Good enough to ride obviously, but it didn't sustain any dents or bends?

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  8. I was going pretty slow at the time, trying to negotiate a sharp turn on the trail over the tracks. I wasn't pushing hard enough with my legs to have enough tension to pop the front of the bike up enough to clear the track, if that makes sense. So it wasn't a high-speed fall and I checked for warps and dings, but saw none. I did get a notice for a groupon for a bike tune up. I may take advantage of that, just to make sure all is well. I could probably use some expert advice on fitting the bike to me, as well as info on a more comfy saddle.

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  9. I'm sorry you got hurt, but had to smile at your improvised first aid. I would have never dreamed a pantiliner could be used in such an imaginative way!!

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  10. Totally have used the pantiliner trick. That is a fast thinking Mom trick for sure.

    Once I was riding the bike and fell right on my face. Got a big ass bump on my cheek. When my entire face went deep purple people would come up to me and tell me I didn't deservet to be treated that. I should leave the rat bastard. People I did not know....lol!

    Be careful. Let me know any good saddle tips. My hoochie was screaming at me Sunday morning.

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We'll try this for a while.