Damn Cell Phone

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by PapaYolk, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. PapaYolk

    PapaYolk happy camper

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    So I roll to a stop in the Homedale, ID Paul's Market parking lot, pull my lid and ear plugs, then call my wife. 'Hi, Babe. Ya want me to pick up some hamburger?" I ask as I start to dismount my bike. Then, pain and darkness. I find myself on my back and hear screaming. I know this pain... from years back when a reel of Hawk Missile Launcher data cable slid out the rear of a deuce-and-a-half and onto my knees. I stop my scream and begin hyperventilating a mantra of, "Shit.. Shit...Shit," through clinched teeth. I force my eyes to open. My busted off left mirror lay next to my face and I see pieces of cell phone through the spokes of my front tire.

    When I have a top bag on the rear of my seat I pull my self up with the handle bars so that my right leg will clear the bag. Because I was talking on my cell I only had a grip with my left hand, so I was not leaned forward as much as usual and my right foot hit the bag. Because I had a phone in my right hand rather than a twist grip, inertia transferred to my upper body toppling me off my bike with my left leg pined to the tank...and my knee blew out.

    Note to self: Zero multitasking when in the saddle.
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  2. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    ouch :(
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  3. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    I haven't any idea what happened. The cell phone caused something? What does a blown out knee mean?
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  4. PapaYolk

    PapaYolk happy camper

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    ---Because I had a phone in my right hand rather than a twist grip, inertia transferred to my upper body toppling me off my bike with my left leg pined to the tank...and my knee blew out.

    Trying to be most politic, I will answer your question with a question.

    Is English your second language?

    :huh


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  5. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    Yes, I am unfamiliar with the English so have to struggle manly to be understood here on this board.

    A cell phone caused a momentum shift? How many grams do you mass?
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  6. blackx70

    blackx70 Been here awhile

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    :rofl
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  7. devo2002

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    Sounds awful, lesson learned I guess. Just an fyi , I was born in the states and was equally confused by what happened, it isn't very clear.:deal and it's not the cell phones fault.
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  8. YJake

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    I still have no idea what happened here :ear

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  9. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    Ha ha you say, but is not English not the language of everybody from the womb? Clearly not is. Why are we to only suffer manly our manhood out of confusion about cell phone mass shifts?

    Think on it and maybe you aren't laughing as much after all.
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  10. 74C5

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    Was also waiting to see the part about the asshat driver that nailed you in a parking stall. Wouldn't have been the first.
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  11. PapaYolk

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    I swing leg while "'look mom no hand" ...and tripod turn to be only two hinge so swing over and fall down go boom. Knee no bend sideways. Hurt much myself.
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  12. kabagram

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    So your cell phone got caught in the spokes which pinned your upper body to the top box and a Hawk missile blew out the inertia in your knee?

    Just kidding. Sorry to hear about your knee. ACL, MCL? Get well soon.
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  13. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    Sounds like he fell over the bike and wrenched his knee (still caught) over the saddle.
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  14. _Davi_

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    Damn you, I live in europe and have been unable to get back to sleep for three hours (it's 4 am now). I was just finally nodding off and I almost chit myself laughing at this. FANKS for the lolz. :cry
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  15. livo

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    :lol3:lol3:lol3 How many grams do you mass? Damn, I'm gonna have to remember that one! :rofl

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    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    Do not try this while walking.....
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  17. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    I guess I was the only person who understood that he snagged his right leg on the tank bag while dismounting and that pulled the bike over on top of him as he fell to the pavement, crushing his knee?

    Good luck with that. I bet it would have made for funny video, though.
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  18. Maverick75

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    Phone while still on the bike? Jeesus people do we really need these things at our heads all day?

    Anyhow, glad it wasn't worse, other people on phones are piloting 4T urban assault vehicles while doing their make-up last thing we need is to be distracted by the same shit.
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  19. slide

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    Can't be or he'd have said it.

    I'm sticking with him massing maybe 40 gm and the added mass of the cell phone due to it ringing, over weighted him on the right side. His left knee was on fire due to a passing fire truck. The ringing of the phone was so loud that it disturbed the atmosphere sufficiently to 'blow out' (his words) the fire on his knee saving him.
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  20. NJ-Brett

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    I might rethink the bike you are riding if you cant dismount without a trip to the hospital, phone or not.
    So many riders seem to get hung up riding big or huge heavy bikes that fall over/they drop/crash.

    I am a serious clutz, just ask my wife, but I have not dropped a bike on the street in 35+ years.
    When I had a big heavy bike, I almost dropped it with the wife on the back when my foot slipped on some sand, and I realized that such a heavy bike was a pain in the butt and got rid of it.
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