Car crashes happen occasionally. Today, I will share with you how to check your body and bike before going back on the road after a crash.
1 【Stay steady, take your time】
Dr. Michael Rose has seen various injuries from cycling. He also often heard those who crashed say “I’m fine”, but they have difficulty even standing up.
He said that after a car crash, you’d better take a little time, stand up slowly, it doesn’t matter if you spend some time, and then try to see if you can move your body.
It’s best not to rush back to the bike right away, but to see if you are injured, and of course your bike, before you continue. “Before you ride the bike, have you made sure you can walk around freely?”
Michael Rose asked. “Can your arms move as before? Will it hurt when you turn your neck in four directions up, down, left, and right?”
Take a moment to check and see if you can still ride a bike. If not, the most Well, wait for someone to help you.
2【Basic first aid measures】
After a crash, check your body before standing up. Ask yourself a few questions: Are you still conscious in your limbs? Is the bone misaligned? Is there any extensive bleeding?
If you feel that you are seriously injured, do not move your body randomly: instead, you should ask for help (call or see if anyone is passing by), or see if there are pharmacies or medical signs around.
Dr. Ross said that if you can lift the bike, there is no major problem with your upper body. If you can walk around, you can continue riding. ”
All joints should be movable and able to bear the weight of the body,” Michael Ross added.
See if your helmet is broken or broken. The fastest way to check if your head hits, Rose said.
“If you still know what I’m talking about, then there is no problem!” he said. “If you have a slight concussion, you may feel dizzy or confused; if you don’t even know where you are now, Rose said, then you are bad.
“If you are riding by yourself, after a crash You may feel that this is nothing, and that you feel good about yourself.
This is very dangerous. It’s better to take some time to make sure that you are really fine. ”
4【Check wheel group】
If you are sure that you are not sick, just bruises or bruises, then check your bike.
Scott Kelly, the chief technician of the Scott-3Rox event, during the race, he will serve the drivers who come to repair the car at the repair point next to the track.
He usually inspects several key parts of the car.
Under normal circumstances, Kelly will look at the wheels first. Obviously, when a car crashes, the wheels are hit by foreign objects first, so checking the wheels can be the first to find the problem.
No matter how you crash the car, Kelly recommends checking the tire pressure to see if the tire is intact and has not been punctured and collapsed,
the spokes have not broken, and the brakes have not broken. If these have been checked, there is no problem, then you can check other accessories.
5【Check other accessories】
When Kelly checks the bike he has hit, he always looks at the brakes and transmission.
He said that these parts usually displace after a collision, but you certainly don’t want to realize that the transmission is crooked and difficult to shift after riding the bike again.
At the same time, he will check the front and rear derailleur before adjusting the transmission, because he may break the front and rear derailleur when adjusting the transmission.
Next, check the chain: to see if there is a chain or a fixed link. Is the chain intact? Finally, quickly check your cushion to see if it is firm and tightly connected to the seat tube.
6【Check the frame】
The last place Kelly checks is the frame.
You need to take a closer look at whether the frame is broken or severely cracked.
Especially for the carbon frame, it is necessary to check carefully. Because of the material, the carbon frame is easy to break.
If it is broken without checking it, it may cause more serious accidents after re-riding.
This is for aluminum frames and The steel frame is slightly better.
Be fully prepared before riding a bike for the unexpected need after a crash-especially if you and your friends are planning an adventure to a place that has never been visited before and is rarely visited. Bring basic riding-related tools-multi-function toolbox, linker, spare tube, mini pump, and at least some basic first aid supplies, such as a pack of Bundy or gauze, so that after a fall, you will encounter a fracture In case of this, you can fix the splint and then bandage the wound. Of course, if there is a social riding software called “Riding in mind”, through the trajectory positioning of the riding team function, when you encounter a crash, let your teammates find you quickly, it will not be called every day and the ground is not working. Up. In an emergency, don’t get nervous and mess up your mind. Let your mood stabilize. After all, it’s useless to be in a hurry.