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"i have known of track racers being killed"....(6 posts)

"i have known of track racers being killed"....SS_MB-7
Nov 20, 2002 11:05 AM
Check out this reply to posting at MTBR.com with regards to "Fixed Gear "Track" Bikes -What's the allure of SS/no brakes?" in which the guy writes:
"....they are light, fast and agile. fun to ride. BUT DANGEROUS AS HELL"

"....i have known of track racers being killed"

"....take the risk if you must, but be forewarned".

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
The dangers of trafficrollo tommassi
Nov 20, 2002 11:45 AM
they have no conception of right of way, honk at you as if you're in THEIR way, and ruin the enviroment with their emissions. Same for geese!

Track racers have been killed on the track, but this is not inherently a danger of track bikes per se. Let's call it "decelleration trauma", where speed = sudden stop = ouch. This can happen even when walking, running or bungy dropping.

I had a "reverse" accident once: my fixie was in for repair, so I had ridden my road freewheel in to work. La dee da, I'm riding pretty slowly thru stopped traffic, and coming up to a light, I instinctively put back pressure on the pedals to slow myself. OOPS! My hands were on the tops, and I didn't react fast enough to grab the brakes, and ended up stopping myself by hitting the back of a truck. I did manage to grab the top tube with my knees, so I didn't fall over, but what a wedgie!! ;)
Very few track racers go over the bars thoughPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Nov 20, 2002 11:52 AM
When I first started I almost did when I was jumping out of the saddle and my pedal (Time ATAC... hence the reason I hate them now) ejected me. My bike and I did a rodeo bull ride... I have no idea how I was able to save that.

Not to say I haven't gone over the bars but thats from T-boning a teammate which whether your on road, off road or on the track the same thing will happen.

Nick
PodiumBoiund.ca
Haven't gone over the bars? Dude, I saw the video ...Uprwstsdr
Nov 20, 2002 1:24 PM
If everyone here hasn't done so already, I suggest that they go to www.podiumbound.ca and watch what happened to our friend Nick. He was in a nasty crash that was caught on tape. It will add whole new meaning to "Not to say that I haven't gone over the bars..."

Nick, good luck in pursuit of the Podium and Olympic Gold. Your races will be the only time I won't be rooting for the US.

-Scooter
Should go more like this...brider
Nov 20, 2002 11:55 AM
idoit + no brakes = accident

Or maybe it should be titled "Proof of Darwin."
haha!rollo tommassi
Nov 20, 2002 12:07 PM
It's always the loose nut on the saddle that causes crashes?
;)