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Old 11-13-04, 01:56 PM   #1
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I fell off my bike.

It finally happened. I fell off my bike. Cryogenic and I were bringing our bikes up to the front off the office from the warehouse, I rode to the door that leads into the office and I undid my left foot and prepared to stop, I put down my left foot and somehow fell to the right still being locked in. Boy did I feel stupid, luckily I'm OK
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Sounds like it would have been somewhat funny to see, but its good that you didnt get hurt, like hitting your head on the pavement, or what ever you were on.
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I hit my head pretty hard, but I had thrown my helmet on to take it with me inside so I just scratched up the side of my helmet.
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Oh, that sucks. something like a crash I had last weekend. Me n a buddy went to this place called the "pits" and there is this huge hill probably a football field in length and its at about 45-50 degree angle and I went down it very scarey and such, and big rocks. I went down it brakes on about 1 yard or 2 then just coasted down it the last 1/4th of it my handle bars, and wheel were wiggling back and forth... saved it, the at the bottom there is somthing like a rythem section did that kinda sketchy after that I didnt see a foot deep rut smoked it slammed my knees on my handle bars did a front flip off the bike when i landed I landed on my head whoch smoked a rock (wearing a helmet luckily), and my friend said I must have been going atleast 40 - 45mph. I sucked swore I chipped my knee but I was fine a day after. The funny thing is I did it with out falling the day before I just stopped before I got to the rut so I didnt know it was there the day after. That was alot of typing.
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wow dude...glad to hear you're OK.
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Thanks. I was pretty fun looking back on it now. The only thing thats left of that crash is scrapes and bruises, and memories.
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Old 11-13-04, 03:07 PM   #7
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Worst crash this fall has been coming out of a bowl in a skate park...it was wet, I had to much speed coming out of the pit, my tires slid out, I went sliding up and then down the halfpipe and my bike rested nicely on the kidney entrance to the bowl. Ripped jeans, banged knee and a scrap eating grin
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Old 11-13-04, 03:12 PM   #8
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That musta felt perty. I hate falling, but its part of the sport.
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I am used to it. I crash just about every ride. The worst was on a dh course. Coming off a steep rock face required a 90 degree right hand turn right at the bottom. I missed the berm jumped it and landed in the rocks behind it. That one didn't hurt much, but scared the crap out of me.
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I can imagine that it did. Your lucky you didnt get hurt.
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I am bouncy. That and I am decent at falling. It wil happen someday though, especially now that I am jumping more and doig bigger drops.
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The more you fall the better you are at taking the landings. You learn how to fall to prevent majorly hurting yourself.
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Yea. I'm somewhat of a falling expert, just because over the past 8 years I've done alot of it.
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I am still a rookie. Only been riding 2.5 years and seriously for 1 or 2
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Oooh, my borther got me started at 8 years old.
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I was a team sports guy...football and basketball...didn't start riding till I was 27
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Old 11-13-04, 03:47 PM   #17
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pain doesn't hurt, wounds heal and chicks dig scars. scars are like tatoos with better stories. been riding 12+ yrs and just broke my first bone this summer, experience can bring a false confidence.
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I hear a lot of people say they've been riding for several years and have never had a major crash. I probably didn't have a big crash for the first two years. I think it must be a more conservative riding style in the beginning for most people; not everyone, of course. Now, with two decades plus of mtn biking time I have a pretty serious crash (not broken bone level but 'would have been great on film' level) at least every several rides; sometimes every ride for awhile. I always tell the people who say they've never crashed, 'Your chance will come' and they look at me like 'Huh?'. But if a person is riding aggressively I don't think it can be avoided. It is sort of fun to walk into work and talk about the great ride last weekend and I had this unreal crash and check out the trail rash on my forearm. People are like 'you call that FUN?' My wife thinks I'm nuts; I think it's a blast! I get a rush just thinking about it.

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first crash was in the field near my hosuet esting my crank bros pedals, its nice to hear everyone is wearing their helms btw, got stuck in my pedals just screwing around near a hill and went down the side of the hill clipped in...bike on top of me the whole way down (like 20-30feet) man it hurt after...
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HAHA Hear on campus I do prettymuch FR, stairs etc. and the other day I jumped this six set, no big deal, but as i returned to hit it again I had to go up a small hill next to the stairs, and as I got to the top of the hill next to the top of the stairs I lost my balance and rolled on my @$$ ALL THE WAY DOWN THE STAIRS. Good thing was it was like 2 am, and no one saw. WHEW HAHAHAHA
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I know a guy who had those toe clip things and when he first got them he decided to try them out. Went out, stopped, couldn't get his feet out and landed on one leg. Broke it in 5 places and was in a cast for almost a year. Nasty.
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Broke my hand about 2 years ago on something simple. My front tire washed out on a big rock and I landed on my hand. It looked like a blown up latex glove.My palm turned black and it still hurts from time to time.
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From past experience, helmets work well, very well. In fact it protected me from having a stick poking out of my head, as i found out. I hate fast crashes or stacks, there scary and you can sort of see them coming. I've only had 3 stacks that i can rembmber.
1. was walking my bike and fell over it, god everybody was laughing.
2. Took the wrong way down an off-road path, lots of really high grass and sticks and i was going so slow my front wheel got stuck in a little hole and i went over the handle bars (luckly no one was around )
3. High speeds down a hilly, unpaved road in the mountains, and i was too fast, i started to drift off the side of the road, where it curved down and i couldn't turn becasue of my speed, went straight off the road into plently of bushes.

It funny how most or all stacks were you dont hurt yourself are very funny.
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Well for broken bones I dont know where to begin... 11 months old brother carrying me tripped fell on me broke my femur, 4 years old broke 4 toes running up stairs on aunts deck, 13 years old broken ankle, then 13 years old once again broke that bone on the outsid of my right foot, 15 years old spiral fracture and break in that bone on the out side of my right hand, 15 years old again broke left wrist, and that not counting numorious broken fingers I have had.
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dude....i think you need to take up chess....seem kind of acident prone heh
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