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Do woman have more bike accidents ??(18 posts)

Do woman have more bike accidents ??african
Jun 17, 2003 12:57 PM
I seem to notice that the amount of female riders on all of our group rides is not that many, but they seem to account for a large amount of the wipe outs that I have seen this year on rides I have been on. Ok granted guys wipe out more, but there are loads of us out there. Percentage of female wipe outs compared to percentage of female riders. I say they crash a lot. comments....?
Why don't you post that pic of your resting heart rate again?nmniteschaos
Jun 17, 2003 1:01 PM
actually we found out I have a heart defect.....nmafrican
Jun 17, 2003 1:04 PM
maybe it's youmohair_chair
Jun 17, 2003 1:06 PM
If females seem to crash a lot on rides you are on, have you considered that you might be causing the crashes??? It's been a long time since I've seen a crash, male or female. The last one I saw, a male wiped out a female.
maybe it's youafrican
Jun 17, 2003 1:14 PM
Yeah when I am sitting at the back of a ride and they lock handlebars in the middle of the pack, I caused it right. I have seen guys take the ladies down too, but generally speaking I have seen or heard of a lot of females going down. (pun intened).
Yes, its because you're so hotKristin
Jun 17, 2003 1:24 PM
They were swiveling their heads around, straining to get another glace at your fine manliness, cursing the lucky bastard who was sucking your wheel. Everyone once and a while, they overlap. But you shouldn't blame them. They were blinded by your amazing beauty.
well now that you put it that way......african
Jun 17, 2003 1:31 PM
maybe its the bike......
Yeah, are you extremely good looking? nmpurplepaul
Jun 17, 2003 1:23 PM
I think they're more likely to ADMIT it. (nm)Humma Hah
Jun 17, 2003 1:11 PM
nm
No. Triathletes do though.PseuZQ
Jun 17, 2003 1:15 PM
I'm totally kidding... Maybe.
If you're talking JRA, it's probably equal , 1 for 1MR_GRUMPY
Jun 17, 2003 1:16 PM
If you're talking about hard riding, or lower cat. racing, there has to be a lot more men eating pavement than women. Women don't seem to have the ego problem that men have.
Top level racing, would see equal percentages of crashes for both the mens and womens racing. Both wouldn't be there unless they were willing to take chances.
"Large amount"????filtersweep
Jun 17, 2003 2:32 PM
How many wipeouts have you seen?

I assume these women are riding in front of or near you if you can see them fall? Generally, on the A-rides I've been on, there are never any women riding in the front (after everything is all broken up and spread out over a few miles), which leads one to assume you are bringing up the rear....?
"Large amount"????african
Jun 17, 2003 3:16 PM
On our "A" ride, there is one woman that can ride at the front, and a couple of others that can hang. I take some pulls and hang in some. I am not all that good but I try. I don't race, I just enjoy riding.

The latest wipe out was at mile one of the ride, at about 15mph. Don't know what happened but a girl went down.

How many wipe outs have I seen this year, I think it is about 5. I ride 4 or 5 times a week, about 200 miles. All in group rides.
"Large amount"????katie1
Jun 18, 2003 5:43 AM
Sounds like you need to try safer group rides. During our training rides this year, I have seen two crashes both resulted from dogs not riders. I log 200-250 miles a week. As for me, I have crashed in races (once) and one group ride when a GUY overlapped his wheel on my rear derailleur. If you stay to the back of the pack, your chances of crashing go up whether you are male or female. The accordian effect occurs and one person isn't paying attention then boom folks go down.
in the races in my area, noweiwentg
Jun 17, 2003 8:35 PM
I've yet to see any of the women riders wipe out in the races in my area. I've yet to see a race where some guy has NOT wiped out.
yes. and we're bad drivers too._rt_
Jun 18, 2003 10:38 AM
NOT.

rt - there are no stupid questions, just stupid people.
Hey RT, Waaaaay off topic question fer ya.Kristin
Jun 18, 2003 10:52 AM
I was trying to do some research regarding the safety of ultrasound therapy. I came across a million articles on pre-natal ultrasound and some of them were warning of studies (mostly European studies) that indicate slight brain damage in unborn children who are exposed to ultrasound. In your professional work, have you dealt with these claims at all? Is there any validity to them? Or is this just a handful of poeple on the internet who misinterpretted data they couldn't understand? (I'm sure it the latter.) Just curious.
never heard of that._rt_
Jun 18, 2003 11:13 AM
that's not really my area of expertise (so to speak) but i've never heard of ultrasound being bad for fetus's (fetusi?)

sorry i can't be more helpful.

rt