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Old 05-11-08, 07:51 AM   #1
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Clyde Crash List, Week Ending 5/10/08

Tom Stormcrowe - crashed; bruised shoulder and hip, headache; bike undamaged aside from a broken headlight.

NeilFein - collision with automobile; bruised shoulder; bike sustained frame and fork damage beyond repair, and the front wheel is bent.

Chipcom - clipless fall; bruised pride; no bike damage.

lil brown bat - doored; bruised; front wheel destroyed.

Any others?
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Old 05-11-08, 07:58 AM   #2
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What's the window of opportunity for being eligible for joining this thread? I'm 215 pounds, and I crashed around March 23 or 24 of this year. Fortunately the only damage to the bike appears to be a slightly tweaked front wheel. On the other hand I had some over-achieving road rash on my left leg. I fell when my front wheel was taken out by some pavement irregularities (a gap of about 2").
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Do major mechanical failures nearly ending in a crash count?
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Mine was the week before. Scraped shoulder, arm, and knee. Bruised ribs.
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Was riding my bent home Tuesday night and really giving it hell. I got up against the curb, freaked out, and threw my feet down while locking up the brakes. (One of the benefits of recumbents is this super fast stop approach.) Unfortunately, my right leg was up on the grass and it stopped me by hitting a metal no parking sign post. I have deep road rash from my ankle nearly to my knee, but I didn't go down!

After giving the kids in a 1 mile radius a lesson in swearing, I rode home 6 miles. Most of the blood had clotted up when by the time I got home.
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Old 05-11-08, 09:11 AM   #7
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Very Funny Crash last Saturday Morning. 8 AM riding 7 miles to meet up with a group of retired riders.
Crossed the 5 lane hgwy. no cars anywhere. Took a side street still no cars. Decided my New $15 helmet mirror needed adjusted. Reach up and it fell of.. No problem, make a U-Turn and pick it up. WRONG, made the u-turn, here comes a slow moving van. Mirror laying in his tire path. How do I save the mirror? Block the lane with the bike broad side. I did that and Stopped the van and my bike. Looked down, my feet are still in the toe straps.
Oh ****... over on my right knee on to the concrete. Left arm hits handle bar breaking my new watch.
That van driver still has to be laughing...
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Old 05-11-08, 09:31 AM   #8
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Mine was about 2 months ago: panic stop and super-man over the handlebars. Luckily it was rather cold, so I was wearing many layers. Not much road rash, except for the one bit of exposed skin on my right wrist -- I need to get longer gloves. But the bruises...

Bruised inner thighs, knees and elbows. Worst of all -- a bruised sternum, causing pain whenever I lifted my arms. Even driving a car was painful, and turning myself over in bed was a nightmare. The pain lasted about 6 weeks. Ugh.

That was bad enough, but nothing like Tom's most recent crash. Ouch!
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Since we are including other weeks and other crashes in this thread, I clipped a bollard on the Skippack Trail in January and fell. Nothing damaged other than my pride and another hole in my heavy-duty insulated tights.
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Chipcom - clipless fall; bruised pride; no bike damage.
Incorrect. The fall had nothing to do with clipless...the fall was because I was hot-dogging and hit a curb.
Had I had platform pedals the result would have been the same, since the other side of the curb was a steep drop down to the lake.

1 alloy bottle cage destroyed, a couple of slugs may have been squooshed.
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Geez.

Unbelievable when you list things out like this.

Be safe, everyone. And thanks a lot for freaking me out.
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Old 05-11-08, 01:02 PM   #12
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sorry, Solveg, none of us meant to crash I can assure you of that
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Rode 101 miles yesterday. The first 42 miles non stop. "The Rolling Hills Challenge" Columbus Texas.
No accident or falls. http://www.columbuslionsclub.org/lio...llenge2008.htm
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Be safe, everyone. And thanks a lot for freaking me out.
If it makes you feel any better, I went for my longest hilliest ride yet today and managed not to fall off, despite the best efforts of the gravel cyclepath that formed part of my route...

I feel sorry for you guys that have though
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April 29th, 205 lbs. Making a right-hand turn at an intersection, cornered too hard on a wet road. Wheels went up, I went down and skidded to a stop on my side. Road rash on right forearm and right thigh.
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Old 05-11-08, 02:25 PM   #16
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Does a non riding related accident that will keep me off the trails for 5 months count?
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Old 05-11-08, 03:47 PM   #17
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Managed to topple gently sideways when getting off my bike once I got home
Luckily no damage to me or the bike.
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Old 05-11-08, 04:40 PM   #18
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sprained wrist today after clipless wouldn't let me go. Will get it re-evaluated in one week to see if swelling persists. possible closed scaphoid fracture to be re-evaluated in 1 week. good thing I have a trainer and my leg isn't broken.
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OK, too many crashes, but I am not adding to the list yet. I thought I was going to be stuck on top of a pickup the other day on a ride, but I got stopped in time.
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Tom Stormcrowe - crashed; bruised shoulder and hip, headache; bike undamaged aside from a broken headlight.

NeilFein - collision with automobile; bruised shoulder; bike sustained frame and fork damage beyond repair, and the front wheel is bent.

Chipcom - clipless fall; bruised pride; no bike damage.

lil brown bat - doored; bruised; front wheel destroyed.

Any others?
vXhanz - clipless fall; injuries unknown at this point, but he was taken to the ER; bike damage unknown.
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vXhanz - clipless fall; injuries unknown at this point, but he was taken to the ER; bike damage unknown.
Sprain, from what he posted later in the thread.....
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I can add another crash to the pile. I was on a trail in Columbus, Oh. I rounded a turn to go uphill and the rear overshifted and locked the rear wheel up, was down before I could unclip. A little knee and elbow rash and a big bruised ego. Had to link the chain and ride 6 miles to the car in 1 gear with a bent chain.
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Geez.

Unbelievable when you list things out like this.

Be safe, everyone. And thanks a lot for freaking me out.
Eh, it wasn't that bad. If I'm going to wreck, that's how I like to do it -- so fast that it's over with by the time I know it's happening. The bruises look spectacular, but there's a weird euphoria you feel when something like that happens and you realize that you don't have any fractures, dislocations or major bleeding. Or at least I do, maybe I'm weird. The downside is the dollar damage. In addition to the totaled front wheel, turns out I've got a bit of a bend in the fork and some damage to the front brake, and I had to toss my helmet (I have no memory of whacking my head, but I guess I must have). I was already thinking about upgrading my wheelset, but when I priced it out, I was halfway to a Trek 7.5 FX. I feel a bit faithless for doing it, but it looks like the Urban Assault Vehicle is going to be retired...permit me a moment of melancholy.
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God yeah, I agree....I'd raaather it was over fast than to see it coming and not be able to do anything about it.

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Eh, it wasn't that bad. If I'm going to wreck, that's how I like to do it -- so fast that it's over with by the time I know it's happening. The bruises look spectacular, but there's a weird euphoria you feel when something like that happens and you realize that you don't have any fractures, dislocations or major bleeding. Or at least I do, maybe I'm weird. The downside is the dollar damage. In addition to the totaled front wheel, turns out I've got a bit of a bend in the fork and some damage to the front brake, and I had to toss my helmet (I have no memory of whacking my head, but I guess I must have). I was already thinking about upgrading my wheelset, but when I priced it out, I was halfway to a Trek 7.5 FX. I feel a bit faithless for doing it, but it looks like the Urban Assault Vehicle is going to be retired...permit me a moment of melancholy.
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God yeah, I agree....I'd raaather it was over fast than to see it coming and not be able to do anything about it.
I dunno, I kinda enjoyed that forever 3 seconds of teetering...my mind was screaming LOOK OUT DUCKS, FAT MAN IN THE HOLE!
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