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  1. #1
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    More drama; cycling related

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    I am still in San Diego. Got a call from DH about 2 hours ago that he was in a crash on the way home, avoiding getting hit by a woman who turned left in front of him. He has a broken clavicle on his left side and a broken pinky on the right. He was lucky. Unfortunately, they aren't sure if the shoulder will heal without surgery, and he has to see the orthodo tomorrow. He's currently at our friend's house pumped full of Vicodin.
    I don't get home until tomorrow night, so there's nothing I can do.
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    So sorry to hear your news, but it sounds like it could have been much worse and he is in good hands now. Just take a deep breath, and you'll be home before you know it.

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    Ugh. I'm glad it wasn't more serious, and I hope it goes well with the surgeon.

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    Wow. You must be very anxious to get home. What a bummer accident that he (you) could have done without. Hoping for a speedy recovery.

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    Yes, it's never a good time. I have a limo picking me up. Hopefully, if he needs surgery, it can wait until Friday.
    He already said we are still going to the Berkshires next month, he just won't ride and I can ride with our friends.
    We do have a commitment to lead a ride in July, but it is with another person. Since it's down in Mystic CT, we are staying down there.
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    How frustrating! There really never is a good time - so true. There are also too many idiot drivers out there. Hopefully the driver at least stopped. Grrrr....

    I'm glad he is (mostly) in one piece. I have actually heard several people with broken clavicles say that they wanted the surgery - because they were able to be mobile much faster and had much less pain overall. Either way, I hope he heals well and quickly. Hang in there - I'll be thinking about you (and him).
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    He said she didn't stop at first, but came back. Someone had her plate number and called it in. She was cited on the spot for failure to yield. He was going about 20 and I think that drivers just don't realize we can go this fast and try to beat us.
    The surgeon is really good; we used him for when DH had 2 broken wrists(not cycling related) and also my son saw him for various issues when he was racing.
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    Ugh. So sorry to hear that. Hope he heals up quick. Glad the driver was cited anyway.
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    Wow, that sucks! I'm so sorry to hear that. Hope you get good news tomorrow.
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    Crankin,
    I am so sorry to hear about what happened. I am sending prayers your way for a speedy recovery. I hope everything works out for both of you!
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    Ouch!! Sorry to hear he's injured, glad it's not worse. Praying for a speedy recovery!
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    That is the pitts. Sorry about your hubby's injuries. The hard part besides the pain is giving up on what you love to do for the season. I'm praying for him a smooth recovery.

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    Crankin, so sorry to hear about this. And worse to be 3000 miles away.
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    Let's not catastrophize about it being the whole season. Our big trip isn't until October anyway.
    I am going to have to do more group rides, though, and force myself to ride by myself more. I have friends to ride with, but they are slow, which I don't mind, but I am trying to push myself a bit.
    His appt. is at 1:00, so I might hear before I shut my phone off on the plane.
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    Just catching up on this, Crankin. Sorry to hear about DH. Everyone I know who has broken their clavicle and had surgery has been back on the bike pretty quickly. We have a teammate who broke his at a race in May, and still went on his cycling trip to France this month (though he did not have surgery). Came home and was doing a group ride with my DH, hit the deck with another rider, and THEN broke his finger! At least your DH is getting both out of the way at once .

    The NEBC women's ride is still going in Lexington on Tuesday evenings if you are interested - different speed groups, and a pretty safe environment.

    Sending DH healing vibes.

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