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Yes. One of the most embarrassing things I’ve done. I was at an early morning group class and forgot to swap out my skewer before mounting my bike on a computrainer.
I slammed my neck and jaw on the adjusting knob of the empty trainer near me as I fell. So lucky it wasn’t worse.
At first, I thought I was ok and went home to rest instead of heading to work. Refused offers of help at the time but later went to ER on my own as the pain got worse. Most interesting thing to me was how I had to keep repeating the story of how I did it. No one seemed to believe it was possible to fall off "a bike machine at a gym." Someone asked me if I wanted to see a counselor which really threw me for a loop. Finally, someone new started his shift and was sent to talk with me because he was a cyclist. He confirmed that my story was odd but it could happen. I asked him why I was offered a counselor. He explained that I had shown up alone at the ER the morning after Valentine's Day and they had suspected domestic abuse since abuse around Valentine's Day is so common. Ugh.
Here's a *lovely* picture about 5 days after I fell.
@EmilyCocks I happened to hear your interview on NPR this afternoon. I am so sorry you are going through this loss. Your poise and strength to tell your story was amazing. My heart sank when you talked about trying to decide what to take with you. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with others.
Two things I just can't forget about today. 1. Lawrence's Bizarre DNF 2. Race won by an alleged doper, coached by an admitted pedophile, and in victory hugged alleged human rights abuser and then finishes it off by shamelessly spraying sponsor's crappy energy drink. Such a bad look for women in sport.