Come off my bike earlier on today, it hurt, a lot I was coming back after going to check out a skatepark in the bournemouth area with my mate, started cranking real hard to keep speed up (on a bmx) and without warning the chain just snapped in mid pedal stroke. The bike hit the floor flat and I basically landed with all 13 stone of bodyweight on the palm of one hand and the rest was taken care of by my neck going straight into the end of the bars, it was lucky I had fitted some bar ends (as in plugs like these) the day before. It must of been a large ammount of force as it (felt like it)compressed my windpipe as I couldn't breath for a good 10 secs after I hit the road. I have had tons of high speed crashes on my mountain bike doing Downhill, like hitting trees at 30+mph and also landed hard from dirt jumping but this just wasn't nice at all, I can deal with pain but it was just really unsettling taking a hit to the throat and not knowing if im going to be able to breath any time soon. My throat kills and I can't talk properly, also my hand hurts a lot and can't bend my thumb properly but im ok, just glad my mate was there otherwise if things had been worse then I could have been screwed. Doesn't look like much in the pics but **** me did it hurt. 3 days later... My hand isn't dirty, thats all bruising (got plenty of others but thats the *best* one).