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    Wet leaves, oh my God.

    Schweeeeeee J a zing Grrrdddddlllnnnnngggggg.

    That is the sound of my skin and bones grinding on the concrete.

    What a nasty slider crash I had yesterday. Ya, it was a nice spring day and I was feeling zippy. I was going fast, and leaning into a turn.

    Being ever so conscious of slippery spring conditions AND being an experienced ice rider, I leaned into the turn and kept the bike mostly upright. Still, as if some space alien zapped me with an anti-gravity ***, my bike just seemed to lift from under me - like judo style, and I landed sideways on the pavement.

    I skid for about 3.46 miles give or take 3.4599999 miles. OWiee! The pavement has a nice flesh colored gleen to it now, but my arm and thigh; Icky!

    The culprit was wet leaves on the pavement. They look innocent enough - maybe even pretty. It was those tiny spiral seed wanna-be things that drop off of maple trees in the spring.

    Be careful, my friends.
    Mike

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    Marathon Cyclist MediaCreations's Avatar
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    Oooh! That hurts.

    (But a very well written account of the incident.)

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    It's in my blood Pete Clark's Avatar
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    Mike!

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    Originally posted by mike
    The pavement has a nice flesh colored gleen to it now, but my arm and thigh; Icky!
    Sounds painful, hope your back on the bike soon.

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    3.46 miles. I get a kick out how we all have cyclocomputers today and we give our answer in 1/100th of a mile and I doubt that any of our cyclocomputers are calibrated within 8%.

    Just razzin ya. Heal fast.

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    soory to hear that, but look at it this way, now you'll have a cool story to tell, but I would dress it up a little, put an 18 wheelerin it or something.
    2009 Motobecane Fantom CX
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    Wow - where do you live where June 10th is considered spring

    Usually its a boiler oven around here by now - but it has been chilly and wet this year, so it still feels like spring here too.

    Sorry about the spill - my favorite heart attack usually comes from sliding on gravel or sand (gaaaaaaak), but I am going to watch for wet leaves now too.

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    Ouch!

    Mike Are you okay? Is your ride ok?
    is the street okay? (I don't care about the
    spiral leave seed thingys so I won't ask). . .

    Hope your doing well,
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    You got to go slow when your out there. I keep saying this on these forums but no one listens to me. I saw a roadbiker yesterday flying on a Trek 5200 with NO helmet. It's amazing what risks people take on their bikes.

    A couple of weeks ago, someone also wrecked going into a turn. Lets hope this is the last one for the year. Remember. Go Slow.

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    Oh, ya, Fellers, I'm OK, just road rash. Better yet, my machine is fine too.:thumbup:
    Mike

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    Jubalayo Unogwaja! Bokkie's Avatar
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    Originally posted by mike
    Better yet, my machine is fine too
    Phew! That's a relief! For a moment I figured it might have got damaged!
    If your bollocks ain't sore, yer ain't on yer boike!

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