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Old 09-15-08, 02:01 PM   #1
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I didn't know I was that athletic

I had an amazing save from a low-speed flop over yesterday. Comming to stop at a red light, I took my left foot out of my toe clips as usual. However, as a car ran the late yellow, I began to fall to my right. Without enough time to get my right foot out of the clip and not enough space to ride throuth it, I stuck my left foot through the frame to catch myself!!! Anyone do this or similar amazing saves from close crashes?
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Old 09-15-08, 02:29 PM   #2
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Hahahaha. Damn, I wished someone caught that on tape! That's awesome!
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Old 09-15-08, 02:34 PM   #3
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I think that's flexibility, not athleticism. I'm not sure i could do that without tearing some things in my knee...
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Old 09-15-08, 02:36 PM   #4
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yes, I would like to see that in a video
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Nice save! I think my foot would get caught on something on the way through, and probably slice a ligament on the sprocket.

That's why I'm trying to get in the habit of keeping my weight on the seat when coming to a stop, that way if I need to pull my right foot out I'd be more able to.
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I'm pretty skinny and lankey. I guess that's how I fit through.
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If I did something like that, I'd end up in the flippin' hospital.
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the triangle on my bike is too cluttered for me to do that without killing one or two of my bottle cages
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the triangle on my bike is too cluttered for me to do that without killing one or two of my bottle cages
Ditto!
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