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Cycling injuries....
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Three years ago, there were fears British cyclist Victoria Williamson may never walk again after she broke her neck, back and pelvis in a horror crash.
Williamson was racing at the 2016 Rotterdam Six Day event, but she remembers nothing of the omnium final, where she collided - in dramatic fashion - with home-favourite Elis Ligtlee.
Despite numerous fractures and dislocations, her skin being "torn" open and suffering a cut so deep it exposed her spine, the cyclist has defied the expectations of medical experts.
On Wednesday, the 25-year-old will complete a remarkable comeback by racing for Great Britain at the Track Cycling World Championships in Pruszkow, Poland.
"If you look at my hospital discharge sheet I shouldn't even be here," she tells BBC Sport.
"I am proud of myself, but more thankful for all of the support from everyone who's helped me get back here."

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#2
Tough feckers those cyclists, not entered many cycling race events (I am just to slow) but on the triathlon events you see people who look like they should be in A&E still racing,
When the going gets tough you get tougher 
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#3
Now then!

Having been knocked off my mountain bike years ago by a loose load on a truck... I’ve never ridden one since...

But! People who sometimes comment about riding a motorcycle in normal jeans state you’ll get torn to ribbons....

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#4
Yeah I'd give her a go
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#5
(28-02-2019, 01:05 AM)MarkW7 Wrote: Yeah I'd give her a go

These elite female athletes tend to go for the ripped chiseled types Mark, don’t let that stop you a good quality hand lotion and a box of Kleenex is the next best thing, cough cough I am reliably informed
When the going gets tough you get tougher 
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#6
The transformation is in progress Buff, I've injured a tendon but taking it easy and plenty of stretching, avoiding movements that aggravate it.
Don't reckon she's worthy of the lotion buff what do you think
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#7
At my time of life Mark a nice brew a long walk or a good book are better value than all that sort of thing

Are you lifting weights I would say you have the build for it
When the going gets tough you get tougher 
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#8
And another cycling accident...

Seems bizarre that this is occurring more often, but there are a lot more now on the road....

Never a good sign when you see Stoke hospital mentioned... ill monitor local press...

A cyclist has been airlifted to hospital following a crash with another bike in Denbighshire.
Emergency services were called to the B5437 near Llidiart Y Parc, Corwen at about 13:30 GMT.
The Welsh Ambulance Service said a man had been taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital by air ambulance to be treated at a specialist trauma unit.
North Wales Police said two cyclists were involved in the crash and the road has reopened.

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#9
These Lycra clad hooligans should be brought to task !! Angel
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#10
I do feel for cyclists. You get a different perspective when your on a push iron on the road. Some proper dodgy cavers on the road.
To the Regiment! I wish I was there.
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#11
There are a lot riding 2 a breast now... and it is legal now!

But on blind country lanes? Really???

Most cyclists are cagers..... so why pedal in the centre of a blind bend at 10 mph ??

Defies me....

It’s not as if they can’t say they haven’t a car drivers perspective.....



The one thing is.... cyclists or bikers.... why do they have this god given right to assume they are always right.... Angel

Let’s be careful out there people....

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#12
Wise words Doc, I always use a bit of common and don’t do two abreast on bends and blind hills , if the roads straight then fine it’s perfectly legal always has been,
When the going gets tough you get tougher 
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#13
(01-03-2019, 08:11 AM)Buffalo Wrote: At my time of life Mark a nice brew a long walk or a good book are better value than all that sort of thing

Are you lifting weights I would say you have the build for it

Clear the mind of thoughts Laugh
Yes pal, I've been on and off in the gym for a few years tbh. This time determined to stick it out.
Started BJJ this year too now that is intense exercise.
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#14
BJJ????? Scared of asking tbh Laugh
To the Regiment! I wish I was there.
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#15
Glad you asked Kev....!

I’m fearing it’s a sticky one.

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#16
Good work Mark nothing feels as good as a healthy body, just that sensation of health and vitality putts a spring in your step so much better than that sensation of dragging 300lb of lard round
When the going gets tough you get tougher 
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(05-03-2019, 10:52 PM)lbk Wrote: BJJ????? Scared of asking tbh Laugh

Brazilian jiu-jitsu, it's like ground fighting / grappling / submission. Basically hugging and choking out guys  Laugh 
Plan is to get the basics and ground work then move on to striking then full MMA basically a combination of all.


No doubt buff, even just stretching and light exercise you feel a million times better.
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#18
You know this question is coming Mark....

A Brazilian.... while you’re being held down?

Waxed or shaved?

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(06-03-2019, 11:05 PM)MarkW7 Wrote:
(05-03-2019, 10:52 PM)lbk Wrote: BJJ????? Scared of asking tbh Laugh

Brazilian jiu-jitsu, it's like ground fighting / grappling / submission. Basically hugging and choking out guys  Laugh 
Plan is to get the basics and ground work then move on to striking then full MMA basically a combination of all.


No doubt buff, even just stretching and light exercise you feel a million times better.
Feck me! We’ll have to register you as a leathel weapon Sparky.
To the Regiment! I wish I was there.
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