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  1. #1
    Rocket Richard
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    On a roll...literally; 2 crashes this season!

    Both crashes were not my fault first of all. Both cases were lapped wheel incidents; guy went down in front of me and I over him. Kinda ironic i might add, identical crashes, same sore spots and road rash. Elbow, shoulder than hip in that order. After the first wreck, which was in a crit, most people say you get really gunshy and you are waaayyy more cautious. I found that it made me a bit more fearless, because the crash really didn't hurt that bad even though I was taken away in an ambulance and had 10 x-rays in the emergency room. I really found myself taking more chances riding a lot more aggressive. It paid off, the very next race I got on the podium. I'm glad I'm not on a carbon frame cause I really like crits and I'm looking forward to plenty more crashes not in a good way. Anyone experience this type of phenomena!

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    i found that i was a little more agressive after my first crash as well. but i think it was due more to the fact that i was afraid to ride around in the back of the pack.
    however, the next time i raced at the crash venue, i was VERY ***-shy because it's a pretty dangerous course and the field is way more agressive than any other race i've been in.
    strangely enough, even though i spent most of my time riding around in the back of the pack on my return to that course, i got my best finish of the series.
    "When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." - Leonardo daVinci

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