Tuesday afternoon, January 28, I left home at 3:17 PM for my "reverse circuit" as I call it, an afternoon bike ride.
I crashed just east of Meeker Middle School on SE 192nd St. The crank arm snapped just as I was pedaling out of the saddle to get up a small hill.
A passing motorist saw me fall and stopped to help I asked him to take me home because I could tell my shoulder wasn't right and my bike wasn't rideable. The guy's name was Steve Wall, or Hall, I think. I was hurtin' and surely appreciated his help. I spent about the next three and a half hours getting through Kent Multicare Urgent Care Clinic. Their diagnosis: Separated shoulder and possible fracture of humerus.
I got some x-rays, pictures of my shoulder (x-rays) to take to the orthopedic doctor. The pictures are on a CD, but I seem to be unable to share them. Wednesday I went to Proliance Valley Orthopedics, saw Dr. Sue Cero. She gave me the diagnosis: few weeks at least. Class 2 shoulder separation, no fracture. Not much to do but let it heal itself. I feel better already knowing it is going to get better by itself.
Pictures of broken crank:
|Left crank arm snapped. Click to see full-sized picture.|
The crank is a Dura-Ace FC-7800, 180mm. I put it on the bike after about a year and a half, so it's at least six or seven years old.
MapMyRide map of my route.