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Old 08-30-07, 10:56 PM   #1
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I had a crash today

Foosters: Just wanted to let you all know.

Had a crash this evening in one of the hilly city parks. There is a scenic 12 mile loop with good rolling terrain and some short but steep climbs in this city park. I was doing a part of this loop for the first time and so wasn't completely familiar with the twists and turns. So this sharp right turn caught me completely off guard and I could not maneuver the bike safely to make the turn. Instead, I jumped off the left shoulder into the woods, went downhill probably 10 feet, did a full somersault with the bike and ended up entangled in thorny bushes.

The result? Lots of cuts and bruises on legs and arms. Thankfully there was no tree in my trajectory, which could have been bad. I made it out safe except for the bruises. It did shake me up a bit though for 5 minutes. There was no one passing by either, so its good that I didn't seriously need any help. Also, my bike made out totally fine, no dents, dings, twisted wheels or anything like that.

I was able to get back on the bike finish the remaining 10 mile ride and get home safely. Here are some pictures.

Everyone, please be safe out riding there. Never assume you wouldn't crash, it will catch you completely off guard. Take as much caution as you could and ride safe. You want to keep riding for the rest of your life and I hope its a long long one.











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Old 08-30-07, 11:02 PM   #2
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I'm glad you're not hurt any worse than that.
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Old 08-30-07, 11:14 PM   #3
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Owchie wa wa!!

Yes, it's a good thing a tree didn't decide to break your fall!

The only other thing I could add is that next time you roll like that, be sure to plant your feet, make them stick, and throw up your arms a la gymnast style! (that's so you can always say you did it on purpose) *wink wink*
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Glad you're more or less intact, CL. Thorn bushes, while pokey and scratchy, are a lot more forgiving than trees and cars.

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You forgot the last step:

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Old 08-30-07, 11:31 PM   #5
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Silly X....


Gymnast don't go "ta da". They do that fake smile thing....
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Well, they should.
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Ta Da!!!!!!!
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Pics, Scotty. Pics or it didn't happen.
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Now how can I take pics while doing a triple Lindy?
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My name isn't Lindy, Scooter.
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No, no no. I was doing a triple lindy, silly. Move developed by Rodney Dangerfield. You're just hoping I would say Ti Di!
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Did the thorny bushes at least have tasty berries?
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Did WP rush over and take pics? Of the bushes?
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Good to hear you're okay. Crashes are scary things even when you don't wind up badly hurt. I'm still recovering to a small extent from a nasty spill back in April--just scars, etc.--at this point, but you're always a little edgy under certain circumstances, at least for a while.
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Glad you're ok CL. I nearly went down the other day myself! Yes, folks, it does happen when you don't expect it. That's why it's called an accident.
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glad youre okay, nice pics, blah, blah blah.

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Did anyone else notice that he has the chia pet thing goin' on?
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Changing those band-aids is gonna suck worse than the crash.


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