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Old 07-10-06, 07:39 PM   #1
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New Bike, First Ride, Worst Crash ...yet

Ok I picked up my first full-suspension bike this morning. A beautiful 2007 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp
Rode straight over to local singletrack playground to give it a spin.

Loving it, flying over roots, rocks, drops that always had me and my HT nervous and/or beat up

Telling myself to slow down a little this bike is fantastic but it is not magic ... Yikes! a tree has fallen across the trail, HA! I am on SuperBike -----> WHAM (wow a massive bunny hop on this bike results in much different trajectory than on old hard tail) and my front wheel slams into the downed tree resulting in a massive face plant that breaks my helmet, chews open my chin, lips, nose and forehead, both legs and rt forearm
my throat/neck is so sore that I can barely swallow (from straps on helmet, not sure)
I am so dizzy and disoriented that I lay there in the trail for a while ... I have never had a wreck where I wasn't immediately checking my bike for damage but my head hurt so bad that the throbbing took precedence

Gingerly began pedalling back to the car and on home where ice packs, codeine, and a shower got me thinking of riding again
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Old 07-10-06, 07:45 PM   #2
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That is why whenever you make the move from ht to fs, you always give yourself time to adjust to the bike and how it reacts.
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Old 07-10-06, 07:54 PM   #3
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Those new bikes can get you in over your head........or on it. Hope you OK.
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Old 07-10-06, 08:06 PM   #4
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So does that make me fearless or insane ... (see KonaRider's name thingy)
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Old 07-10-06, 08:08 PM   #5
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Oh yeah I'm fine, thanks. Gonna give it another go tomorrow!
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Old 07-10-06, 08:14 PM   #6
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ohh man. At least you made it back alive and posted up your pwnedness for us...

so, tell me... what will your next helmet look like?

This perhaps:



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Old 07-10-06, 08:16 PM   #7
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Just picked up my new FS a Trek Fuel EX6 and did the same thing. Look at me I'm superman, well I flew like him but had a tough time with the landings.

Glad to hear your OK...
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Old 07-10-06, 08:22 PM   #8
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So does that make me fearless or insane ... (see KonaRider's name thingy)
Depends.
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Old 07-10-06, 08:25 PM   #9
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Trying to bunnyhop on a FS isn't easy.

Ever wonder why trials rigs are hardtail/rigid?
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Old 07-10-06, 08:50 PM   #10
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Glad you are okay there, you manly man, you! You have no fear!!!! You are crazily insane!!!

(Oh man, now you got me afraid of MY new bike...... )
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Old 07-10-06, 08:59 PM   #11
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ohh man. At least you made it back alive and posted up your pwnedness for us...

so, tell me... what will your next helmet look like?

This perhaps:



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I was thinking of this one: helmet.jpg
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That thing has no ventilation and probably gets really hot in the direct sunlight!
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Old 07-10-06, 09:30 PM   #13
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That thing has no ventilation and probably gets really hot in the direct sunlight!
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Old 07-10-06, 09:52 PM   #15
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a quick pic post crash
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Old 07-10-06, 10:01 PM   #16
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I was thinking of this one: Attachment 19676
lol that actually made me laugh out loud thanks for the refresher on that one hehehhe
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Old 07-11-06, 03:19 AM   #17
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Since its the landing thats hard maybe you need somthing like this



and a few cans of redbull.
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Old 07-11-06, 06:38 AM   #18
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very nice
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Old 07-11-06, 07:48 AM   #19
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i have to say that is one awsome paint job!
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Old 07-11-06, 07:55 AM   #20
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That is why whenever you make the move from ht to fs, you always give yourself time to adjust to the bike and how it reacts.
Sure... tell em that now! Where was your sound advice eight years ago when I did the same thing as the OP?
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