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Offline Kevan

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Be careful on slippery surfaces
« on: July 27, 2006, 05:12:56 PM »
I have heard many stories like the recent one below.  The typical story is from a very good and very surprised rider:  "I was riding my bike slowly along the boardwalk and the next thing I know I was on the ground".  Something to keep in mind during the rainy season.

Example story:

I was out at the Seminole Environmental Center [editor:in Orlando] on Sunday riding around enjoying myself, everything was really wet back there but I didnít think too much of it, went on a boardwalk scenic route just to enjoy the wilderness and BAM!!!!!  Must have slipped on the boards, blacked out and still donít remember what happened must have slipped on the boards.  Luckily I was wearing my helmet (as I always do) because it was cracked all the way through on the side I landed, my butt hurt and wrist was in pain, a complete emptiness was in my head when I called my wife, along with a giant lump, of course she was going crazy because I didnít know what time it was, where I was, or what happened, went to the emergency room and was told I had a concussion, x-rays and CT scan came out good so now Iím just in a lot of pain, canít turn my head in any direction, get dizzy and blurry occasionally and canít ride for awhile, shoot barely get out of bed let alone rideÖ  family physician has ordered more x-rays, physical therapy for my neck (nothing like a good neck rub) and a bunch of medicine.

Just a little note to be aware of your surroundings and never forget that helmet.
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