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BREAKING | Fernando Alonso Hospitalised in Bike Accident

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...because it was alleged that he was listening to music via headphones

Listening to music doesn't sentence you to get hit by a bad Italian driver. Jury put the driver in jail. Supposedly he was going 43 mph (equivalent) in a 30 mph zone.
 
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Sympathies Fernando. Been to the hospital 3 times from cycling accidents - busted hip, large wounds from a dog attack, and the most recent being a face plant that knocked 4 teeth out. What a joy those accidents are. Get well soon!
 
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Good to see/read that Fernando is actively present at social media :thumbsup: . Despite that broken jaw and the surgery he is determined to be ready before the season starts.

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As written by some others above. Shake hands: speedcycling, MTB, Downhilling and motorcycling causes injuries...but happy I can still tell the stories.
 

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Here in Finland (Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo) we have good bike paths to drive safely, I never have to drive or walk among cars, it is too risky!

Still I'm thinking about to buy something like this (picture), good luck can end...

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People ride motorcycles in Switzerland at this time of year? It's -25 Celsius where I live right now. It just so unfair...

Edit: He was cycling. I assumed that, as a petrol head, he was riding a motorcycle.
 
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Used to do some downhill back in the day. Though I do not remember having a proper fall ever up on the hill. On the other hand I flew off my mtb a few times doing regular street stuff and one time I got hit by a car from the side beyond my fault landing 5 meters away with only a bruised knee as a result (and a bent crank arm). Most of the time I got away with minor bruises but about 15 years back I actually bit the ground one time splitting my chin and having a gaping hole to my jawbone. Good memories. Nowadays I am a bit more careful.
 
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Don't worry Fernando, we can rebuild you, we have the technology. You get a nice new carbon fiber jaw with superb aerodynamics and extra bite strength.
 
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Sympathies Fernando. Been to the hospital 3 times from cycling accidents - busted hip, large wounds from a dog attack, and the most recent being a face plant that knocked 4 teeth out. What a joy those accidents are. Get well soon!

I feel your pain, literally. Had one big accident 7 years ago when a car almost ran into me head on. In the end, I broke a tooth and needed root canal surgery. A year later, I almost got killed by some moron driving and texting. Cycling is an extreme sport, in a way, but I like it too much to stop.
 

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I feel your pain, literally. Had one big accident 7 years ago when a car almost ran into me head on. In the end, I broke a tooth and needed root canal surgery. A year later, I almost got killed by some moron driving and texting. Cycling is an extreme sport, in a way, but I like it too much to stop.
As someone who cycles (not in the winter!) I can understand what you've been through even though I've thankfully not been there myself. But had plenty of near misses. Fell off a few times too. Slipped on wet tramlines once and the other time I almost went head on into an illegally parked car (shouldn't have been there) while being blinded by the sun. Just a couple of bruises thankfully. In my case though it's not really a choice. I have to cycle to get around because I can't legally drive in my country due to disability.

To all reading this:
Always stop at your red lights ON the line where you can see everything folks. Ride defensively and don't be an idiot simple as. You just end up giving us a bad name at the minimum and at the max someone actually gets killed
 
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Always stop at your red lights ON the line where you can see everything folks. Ride defensively and don't be an idiot simple as. You just end up giving us a bad name at the minimum and at the max someone actually gets killed

Absolutely right. Here in Montreal, the behaviour of some cyclists, especially in a few neighborhoods, is infuriating and gives the impressions that all cyclists don't care about their safety and the safety of others. That's why I avoid as much as possible riding on busy streets.
 

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As someone who cycles (not in the winter!) I can understand what you've been through even though I've thankfully not been there myself. But had plenty of near misses. Fell off a few times too. Slipped on wet tramlines once and the other time I almost went head on into an illegally parked car (shouldn't have been there) while being blinded by the sun. Just a couple of bruises thankfully. In my case though it's not really a choice. I have to cycle to get around because I can't legally drive in my country due to disability.

To all reading this:
Always stop at your red lights ON the line where you can see everything folks. Ride defensively and don't be an idiot simple as. You just end up giving us a bad name at the minimum and at the max someone actually gets killed

where i live they've done this now

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i live outside the city but can bike to work in about 45 minutes on this separate road all the way from home.

It was VERY controversial as 10km cost aprox 100.000.000 Euros
 
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The real question - how can a bicycle be fun after driving Formula 1?

If i am not completely mistaken Alonso was also the guy who complained about f1 a couple of years ago, that in his opinion f1 is more about pushing buttons and managing the car, than actual racing.
So i assume he gets his fun from racing that bike.

Get well soon!
 
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Get well Fernando. I'm looking forward to your return to the F1 grid. I hope it is no more than the latest report of a fracture of the jaw and some teeth. What would actually concern me more is concussion and the short and long term effects.
 
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