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    Renewed my Club Tombay membership...

    Grrr,

    Yesterday as I rolled up to a stoplight I unclipped my left shoe and for reasons
    I still don't understand I fell over on the right side...

    The scary thing is that I did not realize what was happening until it was way too
    late to escape.

    I was in the left turn lane and the gentleman in the next lane jumped out of
    his car and helped me get my act back together...

    I had a bloody spot near my elbow and about a quarter mile down the road I
    noticed that I was missing a bar end plug.

    I returned to the scene and was able to find the plug...

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    Great to hear you got away with just a scrape and no major damage. I just read an email from a friend out on her MTB last night, did an endo and busted her hand pretty good. She is 5 months pregnant - she was lucky just the hand broke.
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    Must have been hot, huh?

    I find I'll adjust my speed, either sprint like mad or slow to a crawl to avoid stopping at a light if I can. Not wanting to start any arguments but I'll slow and roll a stop sign if I can.

    I think the number one cause of falling over is stopping so avoid it if possible.
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    I was told today that over the weekend an over 50 type had a freak Tombay and broke a femur.

    That's three bad occurancea. The rest of us ought to be safe enough.

    Ride careful out there folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yrrej View Post
    Grrr,


    I had a bloody spot near my elbow and about a quarter mile down the road I
    noticed that I was missing a bar end plug.

    I returned to the scene and was able to find the plug...
    Tightwad--1/4 mile to find a 50c plug that may not be there- And not enough blood.

    You obviously need more practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Tightwad--1/4 mile to find a 50c plug that may not be there- And not enough blood.

    You obviously need more practice.
    I guess I got a little more practice today...I went to the dermatologist today and he went batsh*t crazy with
    the liquid nitrogen on my arms, ouch....

    Jerry

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    Whew. Glad your bike is OK.

    On our ride today, we came to some tracks. I was leading and swerved (safely) far left then back across the tracks to make the crossing perpendicular. The fellow behind me followed. Made it across the tracks fine, but then ran into a curb and went over the handlebars. Significant blood (nearly everyone seems to be on blood thinners), but no lasting damage to either the bike or him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yrrej View Post
    I had a bloody spot near my elbow and about a quarter mile down the road I
    noticed that I was missing a bar end plug.

    I returned to the scene and was able to find the plug...
    You're supposed to keep a firm grip on your handlebar so as not to scuff your handlebar tape.

    Skin heals. Handlebar tape has to be fixed.

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    Thanks for bringing this topic up.
    I always appreciate reminders about the things that must be avoided.
    No Tombays for years, but that doesn't mean my next one won't be tomorrow.

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