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I just saw this while reading the news.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08220/902431-53.stm

Bicyclist injured in East Liberty, but how?
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh police were trying to determine what happened to a 48-year-old man who was found early yesterday morning in East Liberty lying near his bicycle with a head injury.

"It does not look as though he was struck by a vehicle," police spokeswoman Diane Richard said, "but it's unknown at this point how his injuries occurred."

Police do not know if he was assaulted or perhaps simply fell off his bicycle.

The man, who was not wearing a helmet, was found in the 300 block of North Negley Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Police did not release his name. He was unconscious and bleeding from his ear.

The man's wife identified him at the hospital, Ms. Richard said.

The bicyclist was taken to UPMC Presbyterian, where he was listed in critical but stable condition.
First published on August 7, 2008 at 12:00 am

Scary.
 

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One of my best riding buds, who has been racing since the 70's and knows what he's doing, tells a story of waking up in the road on one of his regular loops one time (before helmets, this was back in the 80's). He says, judging from the blood and water spills from his bottles, he was only out for a minute or two. The blood was also the crucial clue - he had a gash /bruise on his head, and on his right index and middle fingers.

As his memory came back, he realized he had reached to brush debris from his sew-ups and caught his hand in the wheel. Doh!
 

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For those non-Pittsburgh natives, if you're in East Liberty at 1:30AM
riding a bicycle, you are out there on the fringe of danger land. Not
exactly a garden spot.
 

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Creakyknees said:
One of my best riding buds, who has been racing since the 70's and knows what he's doing, tells a story of waking up in the road on one of his regular loops one time (before helmets, this was back in the 80's). He says, judging from the blood and water spills from his bottles, he was only out for a minute or two. The blood was also the crucial clue - he had a gash /bruise on his head, and on his right index and middle fingers.

As his memory came back, he realized he had reached to brush debris from his sew-ups and caught his hand in the wheel. Doh!
Ouch! That's got to hurt!

Jay B.
 
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