I'm pretty sure I have a broken rib. izzy: I haven't been able to take a deep breath for eight hours. Coughing is out of the question. A sneeze might be fatal...or at least...feel as though it should be. My camera and 70-200 are fine. Stupid.Stupid.Stupid.Stupid.Stupid.Stupid.Stupid.Stupid.Stupid.Stupid. I, about 6 PM heard, a loud metallic scraping noise outside about 100 yards away toward the street. It was my son,Travis, pulling an empty beer keg around presumably because he liked the horrific extraordinarily loud noise it made on the pavement. 18 year olds really do not need a reason to do such things. I didn't anyway, at 18. I went to investigate riding my big wheel bike.(below with my other son, Vernon III). I instructed my son to go back home and cease making the cacophony. The bike(that I was riding and shooting from) is very unstable. Seconds after the third shot below I did an endo...going over the handlebars.... 185 lbs of me striking the wheel with my right lateral chest wall. I found myself on the pavement with several people and out neighborhood cop standing over me. Finally, after what seemed an eternity, during which time I could not breath or speak i regained my ability to think, breathe, survey body parts and eventually walk I limped home. By now I'd drawn quite a crowd. Declining an EMS call I went home. Dang I hurt. I can sit. I can't lie down. With great agony I've gotten a bottle of Shiraz open. For you medically knowledgeable...I've got bilateral breath sounds...no pneumothorax. Amazing thing is I think my camera, D2X and 70-200VR, never touched the ground. Therein may be the problem. I protected my camera at the expense of my own well being. It's 2:30 AM. I want to sleep but cannot lie down. I want to cough but can't. Rib fracture related fatalities are often secondary to pneumonia, so I really should try to cough...er...no way. God, I feel stupid. And, no, I wasn't wearing a helmet. Good night.