A few options had been planned, a few bucks stashed away and days off arranged. BUT NOOOOOOOOO Sun 8/4 (16:40) DGF and I went for a bike ride on Sunday afternoon while baked potatoes were cooking. Not 10 minutes from home, we encountered a set of trolley tracks. You guessed it. She failed to establish a sharp enough angle to cross them and got wheel locked, and subsequently high-sided onto the pavement and curb. Witnesses in cars stopped and I called for them to call 911 for an ambulance, as she immediately went to cover the serious gash to her forehead. (No, a helmet would not have saved this one!) 9:40 Local hospital ER staff stitch her up and take X-Ray and a CT scan. WHOA!!!!! Compound fracture of the top of the tibia. Hospital admits that they're not up to that level of care required. Mon 8/5 00:30 Transfer to the BIG University hospital with great orthopedic surgeons. Swelling in not yet alleviated, so they have to stabilize the leg prior to surgery 21:30 Out of initial surgery, recovering, and final able to consume drink and food! Pain is reduced and changed. Went from a 9 of 10 to 7 of 10. 01:10 Stable and sleeping I had to get home and recover myself. A shower, lite sandwich and a beer, and I was done for the the night CAUTION - UNEDITED Post stabilization pic Worst effect, shes a school bus driver. No working until at least OCTOBER!!! We've got LOTS of recovery time ahead.