Of course you can join! My accident was on a bicycle also, and very similar, but I did not hit the car. I just skidded (wet road) and went down. Open tib/fib fracture plus ankle fracture. Here is a site that I usually mention, to keep you entertained as you sit around with your leg propped up: http://www.mybrokenleg.com/ Once you get the okay to shower (and I assume you have a cast or will get one), I found this cast cover to work very well, and is much easier than having to deal with plastic bags and tape: http://store.drycorp.com/Dry-Pro-Waterproof-Leg-Cast-Bandage-Protector-s/39.htm You have my sympathies. But, it does get better. Hope your healing goes well.