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Old 07-11-07, 05:31 PM   #1
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How to fall right?

I was looking at an old thread about broken bones and it said noobs don't fall right. I've broken my wrists numerous times and even cracked my hip recently so I'm guessing I'm not falling right? How do you fall right?
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Old 07-11-07, 11:15 PM   #2
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Try looking at this:

Falling Down

You'll find out why you've broken your wrists.

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Old 07-12-07, 06:33 AM   #3
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Try looking at this:

New & Improved : The Under $750 Roadbike Thread

You'll find out why you've broken your wrists.

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A thread about road bikes?
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Old 07-12-07, 07:04 AM   #4
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Falling down is fun. Till you hit the ground.

Just roll and stuff. Normally it works out. Don't be afraid to ditch your bike and get it away from you.
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Old 07-12-07, 07:14 AM   #5
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Falling down is fun. Till you hit the ground.

Just roll and stuff. Normally it works out. Don't be afraid to ditch your bike and get it away from you.
That's pretty much it. Wrists and arms in particular get broken because people tense up and put their arms out to protect themselves. Unfortunately, it just means that those little bones get snapped.

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Old 07-12-07, 07:15 AM   #6
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Old 07-12-07, 07:26 AM   #7
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Ooops! Never mind that thread, unless of course you are interested in road bikes under $750 .

Falling Down

Sorry, I thought I had it cut and pasted correctly .

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I thought it was some kind of joke
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Old 07-12-07, 09:48 PM   #8
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i looked through it for like 5 minutes. i think you should delete that post.

the right one helped alot
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Old 07-13-07, 05:59 AM   #9
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My trick is to avoid crashing.
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Old 07-13-07, 06:09 AM   #10
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My trick is to avoid crashing.
So do i.

Nothing beats the feeling of almost crashing, but saving yourself. It's a sure rush of adrenaline haha.
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i think you should delete that post.
That's a STICKY in the Road Cycling forum . I think a lot of it could be condensed, but hey, I'm not in charge.

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Old 07-13-07, 10:40 AM   #12
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That's a STICKY in the Road Cycling forum . I think a lot of it could be condensed, but hey, I'm not in charge.

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thats not what i meant. You should delete the post you put in this thread so no one else looks through it forever wondering about crashing.
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Old 07-13-07, 10:49 AM   #13
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oh, i didnt notice.
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Old 07-14-07, 01:34 PM   #15
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So do i.

Nothing beats the feeling of almost crashing, but saving yourself. It's a sure rush of adrenaline haha.
Yeah! I was drifting in the street on my MTB, then went side-to-side of the street by sitting and leaning the bike left and right. I leaned too much, and slipped, but corrected myself! What a rush!
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Always land with your arms first. Yeah, you'll probably break both your wrists, but at least your teef will be alright.
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Learning to not try and catch yourself with your arms but instead tuck them in and use your shoulders to protect your face, and most importantly wear a helmet. One important thing to note from the road cycling "how to fall" is the trampoline... having awareness of where you are in the air helps alot. I took a dive off over my bars last week that resulted in a rashed back instead of a broken neck b/c I kept myself rotating.
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For real son. Gotta keep the grillz fine!
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