Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 35

Thread: Fell off!!!

  1. #1
    Junior Member buzz609's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    23
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Fell off!!!

    Had my 43 years young birthday yesterday and as a treat went out for ride near home (Keighley, West Yorkshire - England). Excellent 2.5 hour ride - cold, wet, sunny and challenging. Felt 18 again.....

    Fell off because i had fitted new pedals and didn't adjust the release tension!!! Doh!!! Stuck on the ground and couldn't get my feet out for laughing.....

    Any body else done the same - or is it just me!!!

  2. #2
    Decrepit Member Abacus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    My Bikes
    2003 Trek 520, 1996 Trek 370, 1996 Bianchi Osprey, too many others.
    Posts
    309
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Might as well ask has anybody with clipless not fallen off.

    As another poster said in another thread, there are two kinds of clipless riders, those who have crashed already, and those who are going to crash.

  3. #3
    ****** (can I say this?)
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    1,900
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have never done this, so you must just be an idiot.
    I'm going to do the Chel thing here and sure you realize that I'm joking
    Idiot
    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

  4. #4
    Primate Metzinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    gone
    My Bikes
    Concorde Columbus SL, Rocky Mountain Edge, Sparta stadfiets
    Posts
    2,582
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ^ Do the people with whom you ride know you're about to crash?

  5. #5
    ed
    ed is offline
    . ed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    The Summit of Lee
    My Bikes
    2010 Jamis Parker, 2005 Jamis Komodo, 1998 Jamis Komodo, 198? Raleigh Pointe, 1978 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2
    Posts
    10,930
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've never fallen.

  6. #6
    I'm simply not credible. Terrapin Ben's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    My Bikes
    A blue one and a black one.
    Posts
    612
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    +1. Not even once.
    Every time that wheel turn round,
    Bound to cover just a little more ground

    - J. Garcia

  7. #7
    ECR Meepers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Scranton, PA
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Pista/Fuji Nevada/Haro Al 2.0/Windsor Clockwork
    Posts
    596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i fall, it's fun. i slid out on the ice last week riding in a snow storm. i laughed, then crossed the road to pick my girlfriend up from work.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Someone get me my brown pants!

  8. #8
    Custom User never's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    T0L0K0
    Posts
    3,735
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Meepers View Post
    i fall, it's fun.
    Must be pretty minor falls if it's fun.

  9. #9
    Senior Member rbrsddn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Madison, CT
    My Bikes
    '98 Rhygin SS road,'99 Fat Chance Ti Fat, '95 Azonic Mtn bike, '88 Giant Sedona.
    Posts
    616
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    Must be pretty minor falls if it's fun.
    Yeah, seperated shoulders aren't fun.
    1999 Fat Chance Ti
    1998 Rhygin SS road

  10. #10
    ECR Meepers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Scranton, PA
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Pista/Fuji Nevada/Haro Al 2.0/Windsor Clockwork
    Posts
    596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    as long as i can walk away, and laugh about it later it's fun. it may hurt like hell at the time, but thinking back, i always get a laugh about it. this particular incident, i just slid out while i was barley moving so it wasn't bad at all. banged my hip on the ice, but oh well. one that i always laugh about, it was a while ago, but i was coming down a rocky trail and i ran dead on into two rocks inbeded in the ground like a V. they stopped me dead and i went right over the bars, landed flat on my back, on more rocks, slide for a while. after i got untangled from my bike limped to the side to grab some water, i rod away. thinking of how i must have looked flying through the air then sliding like a turtle on my back down the trail. it must have look funny as hell to my friend that was with me. and i laugh about it every time i think about it.
    I've eaten a lot of ****, mostly from skateboarding, but if you can't laugh about it later on you'll never get back on the horse. i find riding, and skating fun. getting hurt is part of it. so that makes it fun to.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Someone get me my brown pants!

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    511
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by kitcht View Post
    Had my 43 years young birthday yesterday and as a treat went out for ride near home (Keighley, West Yorkshire - England). Excellent 2.5 hour ride - cold, wet, sunny and challenging. Felt 18 again.....

    Fell off because i had fitted new pedals and didn't adjust the release tension!!! Doh!!! Stuck on the ground and couldn't get my feet out for laughing.....

    Any body else done the same - or is it just me!!!
    I've pinned myself on the ground a couple times in ways that it was extremely difficult to get out of the pedals. Once, it was with straps and that took me quite a long time to get out of.

  12. #12
    Type 1 Racer rydaddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Davis, CA
    My Bikes
    A dozen or so.
    Posts
    2,579
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have fallen, but never because of clipless pedals.

  13. #13
    one less horse cryptid01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    East Jesus NY
    My Bikes
    are better than yours
    Posts
    5,593
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've never fallen. I have, however, crashed, slammed, highsided, lowsided, endoed, looped out, lawn darted, stuffed it, racked it, stacked it, flailed, bailed, biffed, and totally eaten sht.

    Speaking strictly metaphorically of the last, btw.

  14. #14
    I'm simply not credible. Terrapin Ben's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    My Bikes
    A blue one and a black one.
    Posts
    612
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Never biffed it huh? That's too bad Gastro... i think you might be missing out on something.
    Every time that wheel turn round,
    Bound to cover just a little more ground

    - J. Garcia

  15. #15
    "I'm OK!" dminor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The 509
    My Bikes
    1971 Suzuki TS125/factory race kit/AHRMA-legal; 1969 Suzuki TS250/factory race kit; 1967 Suzuki K-15 Hillbilly Trail 80; 1977 Yamaha IT175; 1964 VanTech Scrambler racing frame
    Posts
    12,054
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    I've never fallen. I have, however, crashed, slammed, highsided, lowsided, endoed, looped out, lawn darted, stuffed it, racked it, stacked it, flailed, bailed, biffed, and totally eaten sht.
    And despite all of that, you are "OK."

  16. #16
    ****** (can I say this?)
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    1,900
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Metzinger View Post
    ^ Do the people with whom you ride know you're about to crash?
    You have no idea
    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

  17. #17
    one less horse cryptid01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    East Jesus NY
    My Bikes
    are better than yours
    Posts
    5,593
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Terrapin Ben View Post
    Never biffed it huh? That's too bad Gastro... i think you might be missing out on something.
    I figured "biffed" was close enough. Am I missing some subtle distinction?

  18. #18
    Senior Member Yotsko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Eastern NC
    Posts
    424
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Everyone I know with clipless has tipped over at least once. I think I go over the bars more than I fall over now...ever notice how there are two completely different ways to over the bars? The olympic hurdler way when you're kind of expecting it and then the face-in-the-dirt way?
    ___________________________
    Do you believe in unlikelyhood!?

  19. #19
    ECR Meepers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Scranton, PA
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Pista/Fuji Nevada/Haro Al 2.0/Windsor Clockwork
    Posts
    596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    /\ you're forgetting the handstand, land on your back way.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Someone get me my brown pants!

  20. #20
    Fourth Degree Legend junkyard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    American Gardens Building
    My Bikes
    2005 Kona Cinder Cone & 2010 Cannondale SuperSix
    Posts
    3,826
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Meepers View Post
    i fall, it's fun. i slid out on the ice last week riding in a snow storm. i laughed, then crossed the road to pick my girlfriend up from work.
    Did she ride on the handlebars or your pegs?
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

  21. #21
    Its Freakin HammerTime!!! C_Heath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Off the back @ 188 BPM's
    My Bikes
    2008 Felt F3 :)
    Posts
    2,251
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Theres always tomorrow...........................

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97pQi...eature=related
    Quote Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
    I don't like any other exercise or sports, really.
    ....

    http://www.xxcycle.com/logo_w150h100/bmc.jpg

  22. #22
    I'm simply not credible. Terrapin Ben's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    My Bikes
    A blue one and a black one.
    Posts
    612
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    I figured "biffed" was close enough. Am I missing some subtle distinction?
    no... i'm just an idiot and got lost in exspanse of your falling down vocab and missed it. i e-biffed, i guess. thank you for your time and patience.
    Every time that wheel turn round,
    Bound to cover just a little more ground

    - J. Garcia

  23. #23
    ECR Meepers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Scranton, PA
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Pista/Fuji Nevada/Haro Al 2.0/Windsor Clockwork
    Posts
    596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    Did she ride on the handlebars or your pegs?
    put the bike in the back seat and drove her car.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Someone get me my brown pants!

  24. #24
    Fourth Degree Legend junkyard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    American Gardens Building
    My Bikes
    2005 Kona Cinder Cone & 2010 Cannondale SuperSix
    Posts
    3,826
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Meepers View Post
    put the bike in the back seat and drove her car.
    Sooo, she picked you up...
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

  25. #25
    ECR Meepers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Scranton, PA
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Pista/Fuji Nevada/Haro Al 2.0/Windsor Clockwork
    Posts
    596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    Sooo, she picked you up...

    you can say that, nudge nudge.

    edit: hmmmm I guess I should have said I put the bike in the back seat and then I drove her car home. but either way a few mixed drinks when we got home to warm up from the cold, and well.....
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Someone get me my brown pants!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •