Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Pearland, Texas
Bikes: Cannondale, Trek, Raleigh, Santana
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Qualify for Club Tombay?
After reading BengeBoy's account I figued a new thread rather than hijacking his to ask if this qualifies or not would be proper...
While on a popular after dark ride in Houston (Moonlight Ramble) I crashed, big time. Problem started when I decided to take my old Raleigh wasn't vintage when I bought it Record Ace. It's the only bike I have with toe clips and I hadn't ridden it for awhile prior to the Ramble.
Five miles from the finish, generator lamp adding a light hue to the blackness I fell into a crack in the asphalt. Automatically I tried to clip out, which only tightens a clip on and down I tumbled attched to 30ish lbs. of British steel. I seriously broke my right collarbone, cracked three ribs, reinjured my left knee and cracked a bone in my left ankle. I also cracked another helmet, but that's another story.
I rode the five miles to my truck, unceremoniously threw the Raleigh into my pickup bed, drove home to have my older daughter drive me to the hospital.
Most of the bike was fine as I had broken it's fall with only a bent fender, rear rack and a couple of scratches here and there.
Is this a aualifying toe clip crash or simply a clipless pedal inspired crash?