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I've done it too. The worst (and most stupid) was reaching for the ringing cell phone in my pocket, shouting to DW "Don't stop. DON'T stop! DON'T STOP!!" and of couse she stopped and I went over the bars (the right hand had the phone so I pulled the front brake) -- skidding smartly along asphalt and the grass with my bike hooked on one foot, across my back. The hip bruised from waist to knee.

I've said it before but for months, even years, I thought my injuries from this and other falls gave chronic discomfort. But after seven days of guided stretching in the morning during a vacation, a miracle occurred and I was cured (Halleleuia!!!). I do stretching now somewhat religiously.

Back to the story -- a woman in a car, stopped -- thinking the old guy might be dead. I stayed down on my nose, asked DW to get the bike off my back, and eventually got up and got on the bike. Cry??? The nice lady would have thought I was weak. DW knew better. I'm STUPID!

Bob -- Hockeypop
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