I am temporarily "out of commission" after breaking my right hip on 11/17/2012.
I was checking over a trail I marked, riding my road bicycle on the twisty & hilly paved trail. When speed got away from me, the brakes were not capable of stopping the bike without skidding, then I finally went over the handlebars after one last firm grip on the front brakes.
It was a relatively clean break. It was fixed with a bolt, rod, and three screws. I did not hit my head, and I had almost zero road rash.
I was home in time for Thanksgiving. I am very thankful that things were not worse!
I appreciate all the well wishes and encouragement from the club. This winter will be a lot of recovery and getting back into walking, hopefully running by spring.