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    rider of small bicycles geneman's Avatar
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    I fell

    I fell at the Rochester Twlight crit. Second to last lap. Guys in front of me went down and I slammed on the brakes and slid out. Hurray for me!!!



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    Looks like you're doing some crazy flatland tricks.
    Bring the pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geneman
    I fell at the Rochester Twlight crit. Second to last lap. Guys in front of me went down and I slammed on the brakes and slid out. Hurray for me!!!



    Mark
    Yer, hurray for saving your bike!!! How did you manage to grab the top tube to prevent it from hitting the ground??

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    the kid in the wheelchair in the back of the pic with his hands on his head is tripping me out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recursive
    Looks like you're doing some crazy flatland tricks.
    U no I gotz me sum mad brakedance skilz yo. I was sit'n in 20th wheel and I sez lookout sucka, I'm gonna bust a moove.

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    I've gotten to the point where my first instinct is to try a massive bunny hop over the bike rather than locking up the brakes. Not sure if that's really safer or whatever, but every time I've locked up the brakes I've gone down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geneman
    U no I gotz me sum mad brakedance skilz yo. I was sit'n in 20th wheel and I sez lookout sucka, I'm gonna bust a moove.


    Possibly the most perfect post evar.
    Bring the pain.

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    Tip: don't break your fall with your hand. Great way to destroy your wrist. Tuck, and roll!
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    Quote Originally Posted by branman1986
    I've gotten to the point where my first instinct is to try a massive bunny hop over the bike rather than locking up the brakes. Not sure if that's really safer or whatever, but every time I've locked up the brakes I've gone down.
    Bunny hop the bike, land on the sidewalk, slam into the nice grandma and her grandson, ricochet off of a garbage can, and wind up on the steps of the county court house.

    uhhh ... wasn't gonna work in this case. But not a bad idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung
    Tip: don't break your fall with your hand. Great way to destroy your wrist. Tuck, and roll!

    That's me standing up, not falling down. I did much better than use my hand, I broke my fall with my forearm and my ass.

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    Where did that happen, the S-turn or coming out of the alley? Looks like the guy in the foreground needs a new kit, how'd you make out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by canili
    Where did that happen, the S-turn or coming out of the alley? Looks like the guy in the foreground needs a new kit, how'd you make out?
    Corner of exchange and court

    I've got serious rash on my arm. hip/ass is OK. On the upside, I just ordered a new frame at lunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung
    Tip: don't break your fall with your hand. Great way to destroy your wrist. Tuck, and roll!
    easier said then done. When I went over my bars I didnt have anytime to react and I dont even remember putting out my arm to break my fall. Its just an instinct. Maybe if I had even a fraction of a second to prepare I wouldnt have done it. Of course I did hit the left side of my head and my left shoulder so I am not sure how my right arm was even involved in the crash.

    Gene,

    It sounds like you are alright and thats the good thing.

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    [QUOTE=riskus]Of course I did hit the left side of my head and my left shoulder so I am not sure how my right arm was even involved in the crash.

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    Wierd huh? I slid out during a right hand turn, yet I'm all scraped up on my left side. Dont remember hitting the ground, only the stuff leading up to it.

    Glad you're OK too, it was a crashfest out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung
    Tip: don't break your fall with your hand. Great way to destroy your wrist. Tuck, and roll!
    Not to mention a great way to break one's collar bone. An even worse fate, trust me.

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    D'oh, caught on a CCD.

    I saw you bust up the side and even though we've ridden together for years I thought DAMN I've never seen you go so fast/put in that serious of a dig (as I usually you see your dumb arse grin as you ride at a taunt the Mojo speed).

    Glad it wasn't worse - coming onto Court street I shimmied twice pretty good and did one power slide extrodinare. I knew that corner was slippery but it caused 3 or 4 accidents in the Cat 5 race.

    Glad your OK!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo GoGo
    D'oh, caught on a CCD.

    I saw you bust up the side and even though we've ridden together for years I thought DAMN I've never seen you go so fast/put in that serious of a dig (as I usually you see your dumb arse grin as you ride at a taunt the Mojo speed).

    Glad it wasn't worse - coming onto Court street I shimmied twice pretty good and did one power slide extrodinare. I knew that corner was slippery but it caused 3 or 4 accidents in the Cat 5 race.

    Glad your OK!
    I think you're talking about the lap before when I was trying to bridge to the lead group of 4. I guess I managed to bring the whole group with me, which isn't such a good thing. But I was killing it just to get there.

    PM sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung
    Tip: don't break your fall with your hand. Great way to destroy your wrist. Tuck, and roll!
    Great advice...But each time I have crashed, I have reflexively put out my hand. So far, I've been lucky -- just a bit of road rash on the palm but no broken bones (yet!).

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