America's #1 Balance Bike Destination

America's #1 Balance Bike Destination
America's #1 Balance Bike Destination

16 September 2007

Bob Beal Criterium 2007: Murat takes a fall

Video grabs.. Shredded my knee pretty bad.

Both hands, wrist, fore arm, knee, shin, hip, shoulder and elbow are now skin free!

My shoulder under that tattered base layer looks like calf's liver.
The camera man being yours truly... Murat crashed hard today. At the beginning of the 4th or 5th lap, diving into the hard left hand corner, my rear tire blew out, and I went skidding and sliding on my left side for what seemed like an eternity. Had kind of an out-of body experience in the 2.5 seconds it took to come to a stop.. Saw myself sliding and saying to myself.. "this is bad".. My first thought upon standing up and checking myself, was taking a free lap and getting back into the race. Then I saw my brake levers both bent inwards, my knuckles all shredded, and my rear flat.. I limped back to the car and nursed my wounds. I will post the video soon, which includes gratuitous coverage of my injuries, post-crash..
I counted a total of 25 isolated areas of skin loss, half of them on my hands. My shoulder, hip, elbow, wrist, knee and shin have all been stripped of skin. I bathed when I got home, and scrubbed every wound in the shower with soap.. The most pain I've felt since being hit by a car last year..


dbadioxide mirror said...

hey, gecmis olsun! hope those heal soon..

Murat said...

thank you D..