Kevin Hollingshead, aka Polish Pony, was involved in a bike on bike accident this weekend, sending me the above image and report below. Get well soon.
As you already have heard, I am now an official cyclist. They say you are not a cyclist until you go down, 21,000 + miles later and I finally did it. My neighbor and I had already ridden around 30 miles and was returning from Amanda via Rock Mill Rd. We turned west onto Marcy and was going to turn right onto Heister, my neighbor was riding on the inside of my right rear wheel, he didn't see me motion to turn right and I essentially turned right in front of him:-( We both went down at over 24mph and to avoid doing a face-plant on the road I rolled and my right shoulder took the full impact. I jumped right up, turned around and saw my neighbor laying face-down on the road. I yelled if he was alright and he got up with just some road rash. He asked how I was and I tried to raise my right arm and could feel and hear grinding and assumed I had broken my collar bone. Within 10min I was in an awful lot of pain and he called 911. The squad took me to Lancaster Hospital and was administering morphine when a car wrecked right in front of the squad on Rock Mill Rd. The squad stopped and one of the medics attended the wreck while the other two medics took me to the hospital. The morphine really didn't help the pain so they gave me delotin at the hospital, which I must say is better than Jack Daniels! The x-rays revealed I didn't have a broken collar bone, but a grade 3 separation of the AC joint. I have attached a copy of my x-ray and a copy of the grade 3 separation for your pleasure and I won't hold anything against you under the HIPPA law:-)
I have an appt. with the orthopedic tomorrow and not sure if surgery will be required yet. From what I've heard and read I could be looking at 4-6 weeks recovery. Now to the important stuff, the bike doesn't look that damaged and I will be taking it over to Rick tomorrow to let him work his magic. Outside of that I'm gonna miss you guys in the Peloton, but hold my spot:-)