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Old 08-09-06, 07:07 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-09-06, 08:26 PM   #2
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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 gun-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.
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Old 08-10-06, 04:23 PM   #3
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