Originally Posted by deathrattle
Broken clavicle? Bitter? I honestly laffed out loud.
Not at all that it's big or clever, but I have broken just about eveything that has a bone in it and a few things that don't, but not all on bikes I hasten to add.
I have to tell you though that a broken femur (I've done both of mine), the largest bone in your body, and a compound fracture of the tibia (I've done both of those too) and broken ribs which make breathing difficult and coughing or laffing eye-watering, are in a diffrent league to broken a broken clavicle (I've done both).
But..... there is still little on earth that comes close to sitting on a superbike and twisting your right wrist.
Stephen Fry, that British 'treasure' relates a story that his aunt was booked into London's Moorfields Eye Hospital for cataract surgery only to be informed upon arrival that there were no donor cornea available in-store. He looked out the window and told her " Oh, it's raining! Don't worry, you won't have to wait long now."
If I'd had been more prone at breaking bones in my youth, it might not have been such a big deal. As it was, it was my first such incident. I imagine broken ribs would hurt quite a bit, but I had a fair amount of trouble laughing and sleeping with it broken in three places, to say nothing of the road rash.
I'm bitter because I was wearing the proper gear, gloves, helmet and all - I had dutifully attended riding schools, etc., it was a 4 month old motorcycle - my first - I was on a group ride, where everyone was riding maniacally yet without consequence, and I end up low-siding it around a simple but sharp turn on a back country road where sand had spilled. I wasn't even going over the speed limit (at the time). I'm bitter because I see bozos doing wheelies on 4-lane highways around here sans helmet, jacket, etc., acting like they're The Doctor, and they seem to never get hurt.
If it doesn't have four wheels, it can go fuck itself.