Mountain Biking - my first crash
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09-24-02, 07:04 PM
I was going pretty fast down a very steep gravel drive I usually ride up to get to the park. I figured I'd be ok because I knew the road and I was watching for vehicles, but I hit about 3" of gravel on a corner. My front went down, my back went up and I remember trying roll at the same time as I was trying to soften my bikes landing with my feet. My bike was smart enough to land derailer side up, but the seat got scuffed up :mad:
Actually, given that there was only superficial damage to the bike and my legs, the overall experience was kinda fun, but I don't plan on doing that on a regular basis.
Yes! Yes! What a hero!
It does hurt. I recently kissed the local flora myself. The bruises and scratches hurt, enjoy them while you have them. Once they heal all you will have is a memory. Until the next time, that is...
Think of them as medals earned, in the field of valour!:D
09-25-02, 10:16 AM
I like to go over the bars on a regular basis. Its my favorite kind of crash because it looks so spectacular to the bystanders, hey if youre gonna go down it might as well be fun to watch!:beer:
09-25-02, 10:07 PM
goin over the front is the best.. i still have the habit of using only the front brake so when in an emergency i need to slam on my brakes, the front is the one i slam.
09-26-02, 02:04 PM
Crashes are fun! My last one:
I was truckin down this steep hill (like 60 degree drop) and at the bottom of the hill was a sudden left turn(with no bank, just a wall to crash into). so I started into the turn and tapped a little bit too much rear brake. Tire locked up just past the wall and I went sideways in a straight line scraping on the ground for what I counted 60 paces.
I was scraped up sooooooo badly.. but thats light in comparison to other injuries!
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