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Old 09-12-11, 09:49 AM   #1
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Fell off my bike again, I'm delighted to say

Delighted - 'cos I bounced back up, brushed myself off and looked around wondering if I had to say 'I meant to do that'! (The last time I fell off, the result was unreasonable in proportion to the event!)

The cause this time, pure operator error. Nice weekend morning, 5 of us, 4 wanted to take a little loop, I was feeling good and wanted to ride a little longer. I reached the agreed coffee stop after about another 45 minutes. Rolled up, no sign of other bikes. Rolled a little closer - 'is that Mark's bike round the side, lets roll a little closer, are the others there too, let's roll a little closer, yes it looks like everyone's here, oh goodness there's the curb right in front of me and I'm still clipped, a bit late for an unclip, oh oh now I'm stopped, good trackstand though I say it myself, try to rotate the ankle, no, not working, I think I'll topple gracefully to the floor'

That's how it should be done! (Didn't pass unnoticed, though)
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Old 09-12-11, 10:37 AM   #2
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. . . topple gracefully . . .
Please post lessons on accomplishing the gracefully part of the maneuver.
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This fall did seem to leave you better off than the last one. Does this mean you're getting better at it?
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Old 09-12-11, 11:37 AM   #4
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What do they say about a good landing? One you can walk away from. Keep the sense of humor.
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Old 09-12-11, 12:36 PM   #5
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They say Practice makes Perfect. Except you still have to find the Offduty Nurses that rush to your aid.
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Stay loose and roll with it. I did it last week into a flower bed full of ivy, but I was only moving about 1mph. No offduty nurses rushed to my aid, darnit. Guess I was not close enough to a hospital.
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Glad you weren't injured. I hope that we all never get to the point of becoming good at falling!
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