Last Wednesday after work, I went down on my bicycle while trying to cross rail tracks recently installed by Metro. Nothing life threatening, but along with some road rash and bruises, I dislocated a finger on my right hand and fractured it. The concrete also took a couple of divots so there was a lot of blood. I tried to pull it back into place but couldn't do it. I rode back to where I parked my truck and went to the ER 2 blocks away. They gave me some very painful shots at the base of the finger to numb it. Then 2 doctors tried to pull it into place. They couldn't get it done, so they arranged for me to go to an ER that had a hand specialist. All this took a lot of time and then there was a lot of people at the 2nd ER. I sat around for a long time, with the pain getting worse. It didn't help that there were a few major traumas coming in by helicopter. One guy had all his fingers amputated. Another ran his MC into the side of a wrecker at 60 mph. A third one I didn't know what happened but there was a cop there waiting to interview him. They kept saying they called the hand doctor and he had to come from home. I saw this young guy running around who finally brought a portable x-ray to me. I asked where the hand doctor lived, San Antonio? He said he was the hand doctor (looked about 21). After looking at the x-ray, he grabbed my finger and pulled the hell out of it. Bear in mind the numbness had worn off long ago. It was extremely painful and I didn't handle it well, yelling, cussing, and almost passed out on the floor. Meanwhile the guy w/ the amputated fingers was just moaning a bit. The finger was now in place and more x-rays were done to assure that. The crash was about 4:30PM and I didn't get out of the ER until 3:45AM. Needless to say, I can't use my throttle hand for awhile. I have been riding MCs since 1968 and bicycles since 1986. I have had many more injuries from riding the BC than the MC.