Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Long Island
Bikes: Leader 780-R; Rockhopper FSR;Trek 660; Kona Blast Hardtail
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I hadn't wiped in years but this thread reminded me I had ... and ofvthe last crash.
And of the need to always pay attention...it's easy to let it stray ...
In the second photo of the link (there's only a little blood for the squeamish
)... ... you'll see the "ledge" in the road that runs parallel to the kerb, three feet into the road from the kerb, (down along the road, not across it). Why this road is made of 4 concrete sections running longways is beyond me. It's a dangerous hill from that POV, and I forgot about the spots where the junctions in the concrete rise up a couple of inches — enough to derail/deflect even a an MTB tyre.
I lost track of the fact that I needed to stay away from it, the tyre gripped it, the wheel twisted, and zwat!
Luckily just a few flesh wounds
Ironically it was my first ride with my son of the season, and he'd just gotten his own wipeout a few minutes earlier, while swatting a bug from his face.
Last edited by rideorglide; 09-05-13 at 06:33 AM.