M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby Alycat » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:00 pm

This morning, "Carl's Group" was coming back from Elizabeth Drive, and coming up Chicken Little Hill to Wallgrove Rd, in the middle of a usual hill climb sprint, Frank Coyle pulled his foot out, almost held it up but crashed. He narrowly missed sliding into a light pole.

We called triple 0 and an ambulance turned up. They neck braced him and took him to Westmead hospital.

Our thoughts are with him.
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby TimW » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:10 pm

Thanks for the info Ken, hope it is not serious,can you keep this thread updated as you hear any news please mate.Tim
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby g-boaf » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:02 pm

Not good. Hope he recovers okay.

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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby Alycat » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:16 pm

I rang after lunch and Frank was still in Emergency. Just got off the phone now, he is in a ward, and all they can say is "he is ok".
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby TimW » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:20 pm

Alycat wrote:I rang after lunch and Frank was still in Emergency. Just got off the phone now, he is in a ward, and all they can say is "he is ok".

Thanks Ken, I left a message on his answering machine, will try and talk to his wife later or tomorrow. Thanks for the update.Tim
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby Cossie Phil » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:59 pm

Ouch, not good. Best wishes to Frank. I can identify...I've been in his position a few times, hopefully he bounces back nice and quickly:)
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby TimW » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:08 pm

Update from Mike Sales, broken nose, cuts to face and arm, heavily sedated atm, scans to shoulders etc done but results not known. Will be in hosp overnight as a minimum. For those who don't know Frank he is a champion and at 75 years young leaves many younger riders in his wake . Hope he heals quick. Tim
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby Alycat » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:10 pm

Thanks Tim. Sounds like no spine problems then.
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby TimW » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:23 pm

Mike did mention the fact he had tingling and pins and needles, hope the tests work out.
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby The 2nd Womble » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:40 pm

Heard about a few incidents like this lately. Is there any particular pedal system that seems to be letting riders down at the moment?
Hope the poor bugger recovers quickly.
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby TimW » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:45 pm

Can't remember what he has Womble, it's definately not speedplay, i think it's possibly look not %100 on that though.
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby The 2nd Womble » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:28 pm

Roger that.
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby g-boaf » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:54 pm

TimW wrote:Mike did mention the fact he had tingling and pins and needles, hope the tests work out.


Oh, that doesn't sound too good at all. Never a good idea to consult Dr Google. :(
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby winstonw » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:37 am

all the best to him. anyone over 60 deserves respect for riding hard.
and a reminder to keep all your gear in tip top shape, esp if riding hard.
many riders wear their cleats down too far, and don't check cleat screws for tightness. these are screws definitely worth consideration of loctite.
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby TimW » Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:29 am

Update as at evening of 27/11
Frank still has swelling at the front of his neck but no spinal breaks. As well as breaking his nose, he has also broken a small bone in his hand. He still has a cervical collar on and this is for 2 weeks. He may be going home tomorrow. Tim
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby leximack » Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:07 am

hoping for a speedy recovery for Frank

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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby Chuck » Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:46 am

leximack wrote:hoping for a speedy recovery for Frank


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Thanks for the update Tim.
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby TimW » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:57 pm

Update, Just spoke to Frank, he has been discharged, and will undergo further tests down the track, but for now he will be resting and recuperating at home, with a neck brace. He remembers the accident, and the impact, and is grateful to the guys from Carl's group who visited him at Westmead. Now that we know Frank is ok, the condition of his beloved Colnago and Campy steed is currently unknown, but one of the lads picked it up from the M7 yards and took it home for safekeeping.Tim
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby Alycat » Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:09 am

I arranged for the M7 man to take the bike to their office and it was picked up from there. From memory handle bars beant, gear lever damaged, frame looked ok.
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby westab » Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:38 am

Thanks Tim and Aly for the updates - wishing Frank a speedy and full recovery.
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby scotto » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:46 pm

The 2nd Womble wrote:Heard about a few incidents like this lately. Is there any particular pedal system that seems to be letting riders down at the moment?
Hope the poor bugger recovers quickly.

i think my speedplays caused a crash for me a while back.
long ride, standing up on the pedal to rearrange myself and foot came out. must have twisted foot around too much. As much as i love those pedals, at times the extra movt and wobble in them doesnt inspire confidence....

glad the ol' fella's ok
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby isabella24 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:03 pm

I don't know you Frank, but as a fellow M7 rider, I wish you all the best.
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby NhiTrac » Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:08 pm

scotto wrote:i think my speedplays caused a crash for me a while back.
long ride, standing up on the pedal to rearrange myself and foot came out. must have twisted foot around too much. As much as i love those pedals, at times the extra movt and wobble in them doesnt inspire confidence....

glad the ol' fella's ok


I've had this once or twice when I got out of the saddle. Caught it each time OK but kinda scary too. Keep thinking of the chain ring tattoo on the side of the leg :?
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby scotto » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:23 pm

NhiTrac wrote:
scotto wrote:i think my speedplays caused a crash for me a while back.
long ride, standing up on the pedal to rearrange myself and foot came out. must have twisted foot around too much. As much as i love those pedals, at times the extra movt and wobble in them doesnt inspire confidence....

glad the ol' fella's ok


I've had this once or twice when I got out of the saddle. Caught it each time OK but kinda scary too. Keep thinking of the chain ring tattoo on the side of the leg :?

i keep thinking of the grazes on my left leg, and the bruise on my right thigh where it cracked the top tube as i came down on it. and the $300 repair job....
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Re: M7 Cycleway Accident Tuesday

Postby superbarok » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:10 pm

just saw this thread today :( hope you heal fast Frank! having passed bigger hurdles before, this is just gonna slow you down for a little bit mate :wink: hope to see you soon. thanks for the updates guys ...
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