On our first full day in Maine I decided to go on a bike ride around a local lake. I did a couple loops during a gorgeous sunlit day and was heading back to our cabin to wrap up a 50 miler when my handlebars snapped on the right side as I was biking up a hill.
Thankfully I was going up a hill and my hands were on the hoods so I fell going relatively slowly but I thought I had broken my shoulder due to the pain there but it appears the right wrist is the issue. I took most of the fall on the wrist and elbow so I can’t rotate that wrist or extend the arm. We are out in the boonies here with no medical clinic nearby so I’m hopped up on ibuprofen and Alleve.
I may have to be driven to Augusta or Portland tomorrow depending on my condition otherwise I’ll have my doctor order x-rays when I get home. Needless to say I have a lot of roadrash on the right side and I will hae to toss some clothing.
I crashed in front of a really nice man’s house and he heard the impact and came running out. He and his wife gave me first aid and were extemely kind to me. Turns out they have relatives in the Berkshires ad are familiar with the area I live in. It’s a small world and I’m fortunate to meet so many kind people.
I’m not sure what to do next: call Trek Bicycles? They don’t really seem to have the kind of info that would help me available on their website.
This crash happened on my Klein Quantum Race, easily my favorite bike ever. The handlebars were aluminum ICON handlebars that came with the bike. The break happened under the bar tape so if there was corrosion I couldn’t see it.
Am wondering if anyone put there has encountered anything similar?
I’m so not looking to seeing how I’ll be feeling tomorrow and the next day.