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Old 12-19-06, 06:41 PM   #1
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Chainring Rash! :(

Second time in 3 months.



The wider scrapes are scars from about 3 months ago. The narrower one happened on my way home tonight riding down Broadway Blvd (For those of you who know KCMO). I had to make a really fast stop going downhill at about 30 MPH. I was on my front-squishy, spongy-knobby tire equipped Sorrento. Between the speed, the downhill grade, and the fast stop, I ended up doing a 4-5 second stoppie. It was only a few inches or maybe a foot off the ground, I leaned back to keep it from turning into an endo but didn't want to let up on the brake for fear of not stopping in time.

When I stopped, though, I planted my right foot before the bike actually came all the way down, and it bit the back of my calf.

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Old 12-19-06, 07:37 PM   #2
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Owie! I hope it doesn't get infected. That looks pretty bad.
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Gee thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-19-06, 08:35 PM   #4
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ouch, reminds me of my last crash slid 2 meters on my elbow when the chain decided to fall off just when i was sprinting, whole right leg was cut up by chain ring.
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Yikes, that has got to hurt. I saw this pic of this one downhill biker who fell off his bike and his arm landed on the front rotor and gave him a nice burn.
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OOOOoooooooooooeeeeeeeeeee! That is a nasty nasty cut. That is going to leave a mark for sure.

Glad to hear that was the worst of it.
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Oh that really bad. May I suggest if you use bashguard for this. it may protect you. better safe sir.
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I feel cheated... where's the pic with blood & guts oozing out???
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Yikes, that has got to hurt. I saw this pic of this one downhill biker who fell off his bike and his arm landed on the front rotor and gave him a nice burn.
Wasn't there an issue in a bike rag recently that sported a picture of someone submitting to ritual branding... where the brander was their brake rotor after a long downhill?
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