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Dumbest crash...(8 posts)

Dumbest crash...koala
Jul 31, 2002 4:23 AM
O.K. so I am on my way home, actually within a mile of home, riding at about 19 mph no hands( because my back has been bothering me and I just wanted to stretch it) when I fail to detect a rather deep divot in the road. Front wheel enters the divot and I am over the front with no chance. Road rash, a slight headache(giro) and a very bruised ego as I always pride myself as a good bike handler. Thought I would give everyone something to laugh at to start their day.
Oh well...I'm sure it happens to the best of us...jtferraro
Jul 31, 2002 4:41 AM
at least your fine and are actually looking back at it, laughing! ;-) Just hope your road rash cures quickly. Speaking of which, I just purchased some road rash cleanser/antiseptic and healer from Performance. It is made by Brave Soldier.

I never feel 100% comfortable riding w/no hands and always feel like I'm pushing my luck.

-Jeff
Ruined Cippo's 2001 season!Geardaddy
Jul 31, 2002 11:01 AM
Didn't a crash like this, albeit at a higher speed, put Mario Cippolini out for awhile in 2001? Not a good year for Cippo.
Running into a curb in front of 5 cute cyclistsKristin
Jul 31, 2002 4:57 AM
That curb jumped at me, I swear. Curbs do that you know. They lie in wait until you are distracted (5 buff guys in team kits) and then they pounce.
re: Dumbest crash...Tim Field
Jul 31, 2002 5:18 AM
Cycling with a friend in sand with new SPD's set to tightest setting and showing off in front of two girls, pulled up to stop and couldn't get out of the pedals. Ended up falling over sideways, hmmm cool.
re: Dumbest crash...brider
Jul 31, 2002 7:04 AM
Buddy of mine did it in the final stage of the Lewiston stage race a few years ago. He was coming up the side of the pack, no hands, putting his arm warmers in his jersey pocket, when he hit a pothole that was hidden by shade. Fortunately, he caught back on to the lead group at the base of the last climb. A little rash, and maybe frustrated more than anything else. Glad you're okay.
A friend told me about this one...PdxMark
Jul 31, 2002 9:09 AM
During a calm part of a race my friend noticed that one of the bar end plugs was coming out on the bike of the guy riding beside him. He told the guy, who gave the plug a hard hit with his hand to re-seat it. The handlebar twisted & the guy went down in a flash...
Was this a "Crash 4" category? nmjose_Tex_mex
Jul 31, 2002 9:22 AM