Tuesday my bike group was going for a trip East of Gilroy up within the hills. We’d begin at Mendoza ranch car parking zone, so I carpooled up there with our trip chief, my good friend Kris.
We headed as much as the beginning, and took off up Gilroy Scorching Springs street, a good looking mountain trip.
On the way in which again, I began to show onto Canada street off of Gilroy Scorching Springs street. That’s the very last thing I bear in mind till waking up with somebody asking me questions. Apparently I had slipped on some gravel on the junction and went down, hitting my head, and was out for five minutes.
This was out entrance of the CalFire station, so my buddies didn’t even need to name for assist, the firefighters got here working out. The CalFire paramedics verified I used to be coherent, acquired my wounds stabilized, then acquired me on the backboard and fitted with a cervical collar. They shifted me to the ambulance gurney. My buddies waited with me whereas this was occurring. Subsequent I used to be transported to San Jose Regional Medical heart, the closest trauma heart.
At Regional they took a Cat scan and it got here again regular, so no critical head trauma. I had a extra extreme laceration on my face which acquired super-glued, the whole lot else was minor owwies that I’ve to maintain clear. That knee bandage on my proper leg was simply protecting a bunch of miscellaneous minor scrapes. So I acquired to go dwelling, with directions to keep away from bicycling (or another contact sports activities) for a number of days, and comply with up with my major care doc. This might have been lots worse, I’ve scrapes on my palms so apparently caught them out to brace myself as I used to be falling. That would have simply resulted in a collarbone break. And my abrasions had been minor in comparison with critical street rash.
- Select rides rigorously
- Sirrus (skinny drained street bike) is for easy street rides solely
- use solely vado (bike with fatter tires) if something however a easy floor (in fact, this can’t all the time be predicted, we thought yesterday was going to be on easy street floor, however the county is busy repaving these roads).
- scale back quantity of motorcycle driving, crash hazard is proportional to time on street.
After all, crashes can nonetheless occur, however it’s good to take measures to attenuate the hazard. At the moment I’m on the mend. The primary symptom is a minor headache and a few abrasions. All’s effectively that ends effectively!