Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Off your Donkey, lets go Burr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The Gardens, Roses & Orchids. Bulacan The Philippines and Red Mountain, Ca. USA
    My Bikes
    Schwinn Mountain, Diamondback Expert Road & REI Randonee Touring
    Posts
    587
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Most accidents happen at home

    Most accidents do happen at home, I fell off my bike

    Let me start from the beginning, It was raining very hard and didn’t look like it was going to stop so I set my touring bike up on my stationary trainer, set a table in front with the DVD player and a big fan.

    I put a DVD about the world’s best commercials in the player, turned the fan on medium and cleat-ed in for today’s ride and away we go.

    The dogs were playing around me and I was turning the cranks with the wind blowing in my face making me feel like I was just flying above the road.

    The Porsche commercial came on, the one where the 911 is running a road course at about 180 mph and having had Porsches I was into this. The wind felt so good in my face and I was grooving!

    The dogs saw the car racing on the road and decided to chase the car for what ever reason BUT the picture was sitting still and the dogs ran pass the DVD and hit the fan, the wind direction changed making me think I was turning so I leaned into the turn and fell of the bike, hit my head on the coffee table and hanging up on the bike with my cleats locked in.

    I pulled and turned until the cleats turned lose then me bike and table all ended up in a heap in the floor.

    The dogs were not hurt and I should get out of the hospital as soon as they get fresh bandages on my head and get my leg and arm set in casts.
    Burr,
    I Push Iron & Turn Cranks!
    Yoga, Pilates & Orchids
    I Stay Busy, I have GOPD

  2. #2
    Senior Member kr32's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Waldorf Md.
    My Bikes
    Cannondale Six Carbon 5 and Gary Fisher Wahoo
    Posts
    2,045
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not to lessen any injuries but that image really made me laugh. I sure hope you heal fast and that you will be be fine. Broken arm and a leg riding on a stationary bike.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Kurt Erlenbach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Space Coast, Florida
    Posts
    2,423
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Watching a DVD of TV commercials? While riding a trainer indoors? Falling over and suffering serious injuries could not have come quickly enough for me.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    My Bikes
    1976 Apollo Mk IV, mid-'80s Miyata touring bike, mid-'80s Miyata mtn bike, 2007 Trek 6500 mtn bike, 2008 Trek Madone 5.2
    Posts
    730
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Pics or it didn't happen.

  5. #5
    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
    My Bikes
    Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
    Posts
    19,915
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just dread to think what is going to happen when the bike comes off the trainer and gets on the road.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


    Spike Milligan

  6. #6
    Off your Donkey, lets go Burr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The Gardens, Roses & Orchids. Bulacan The Philippines and Red Mountain, Ca. USA
    My Bikes
    Schwinn Mountain, Diamondback Expert Road & REI Randonee Touring
    Posts
    587
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not


    But it sounds good!
    Burr,
    I Push Iron & Turn Cranks!
    Yoga, Pilates & Orchids
    I Stay Busy, I have GOPD

  7. #7
    Grandpa with spunk Randy Bosma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    The Calumet Region
    My Bikes
    Trek 7.3FX (2009)
    Posts
    284
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Burr View Post
    Most accidents do happen at home, I fell off my bike
    Let me start from the beginning, .........
    Ya know, it's not the first of April for a few more months yet.....
    2011 Masi Speciale Randonneur
    2009 Trek FX 7.3

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •