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Old 09-04-13, 07:04 PM   #1
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First Real Crash

I'm an idiot! I wasn't paying attention on ride home today. Dropped my wheel off the path and went down hard. I was moving pretty quick. No speedometer so don't know how fast. rash on shoulder and knee. Jammed my wrist very hard.don't think it is broken but very badly sprained. Bike got a front flat and a few scrapes. Its a trek 1500 slr. Thank God the STI snifters only got scuffed. They are pricey. Lesson learned. Pay attention and don't go off the pavement on the road bike.
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Glad that you and the bike managed to get away relatively unharmed. I did something similiar earlier this year and it was my first crash also. My injuries were akin to yours. I also had to replace my helmet and have my brifters re-adjusted. If your like me your ride a lot more cautiously for a while but will soon be back to normal.
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Paying attention is pretty important.
There are immediate care places in Indy that could confirm that you didn't break anything.

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First Real Crash

Ill never forget my first one but I blame a wicked storm I got caught in.
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I was watching ahead because of other trail users I just wasn't paying attention to my position on the pavement. Tried to correct but to little to late. I was on the Monon trail. I commute 14 miles each way. I was on my way home.
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I was watching ahead because of other trail users I just wasn't paying attention to my position on the pavement. Tried to correct but to little to late. I was on the Monon trail. I commute 14 miles each way. I was on my way home.
It is quite a scare when your front wheel goes off a curb and you over correct with no luck in staying stable.
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I thought 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

http://theoutsideinsideout.blogspot....when-i-do.html

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.

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