Carbon Fiber Bones
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Bikes: '07 Scott Speedster S30
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Best laid plans of mice and men
I've been looking forward to this weeken'ds racing all week, with a 72 km RR today, which featured a 3 km uphill finish, putting me in strong contention for a placing, and followed with my club's annual TT championships tomorrow (40 km flat TT, my chance to have a real crack at sub 1-hour).
Had a good start today at the RR, cruising downhill at around 45-50 km/h, come round a sweeping left curve and the road just suddenly ends. Completely un-signposted T-junction where we're supposed to make a sharp left (> 90 degrees, I haven't done this course before).
I hit the front brakes, trying to slow down, and next thing I know I'm flying through the air backwards, and then lying in the road with my bike landing on top of me. The corner marshall says I hit a pothole whilst braking, and I must have grabbed the brake a little hard, cos I locked up the front wheel, and did a full somersault, with the bike flying up in the air, me sliding about 10 meters along the road and the bike landing on top of me.
Total cost: ~$300 worth of cycling gear (saddle, jersey, leg warmers, nix)
I have road rash on my back, right shoulder, right arm, and right hip. Hoping I'm going to be better for the State TT Champs next weekend.