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Old 04-14-05, 05:55 PM   #1
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A lesson learned the hard way

I just had the worst spill of my life, and it was no where else but in my front yard on pavement. I just got a lizard skin put around the part of my bike by the chain and the LBS put it on right but then it started to slide over my derailer wire. Well my front yard is a hill so I was pedalling down and my gears weren't shifting so I was pedalling harder, so by now I was hauling. Then WHAM my gears shift but my tire turns and I just fly over my bike and bounce on the pavement. The worst part is I wasn't wearing my helmet. My arms and legs are all scratched up. I walked my bike back and was real mad cause I didn't get to ride so I found my helmet and rode some more. But now that I am back I see the damage done and it isn't pretty, luckily though my head and bike are not broken. Just a lesson to you out there, wear your helmet no matter what, you can even have a spill in your front yard.

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Old 04-14-05, 06:05 PM   #2
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OUCH that must hurt a lot yeah i hate the looks of my helmet but i where it so i dont die! i had a spill today at a school nerby my house while doing some drops and stuff when i landed off a big 6 foot drop my foot slipped from the pedal and i slammed over on the left. If i didint wher my helmet id proabbly be in the hospital right now!!
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Old 04-14-05, 07:01 PM   #3
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OUCH that must hurt a lot yeah i hate the looks of my helmet but i where it so i dont die! i had a spill today at a school nerby my house while doing some drops and stuff when i landed off a big 6 foot drop my foot slipped from the pedal and i slammed over on the left. If i didint wher my helmet id proabbly be in the hospital right now!!

Just a heads up, that helmet's probably done now. Which means it needs to be tossed into the bin now. It won't offer the same protection next time after it's already been crashed before.
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I refuse to even clip in without wearing a helmet after my last few falls. It used to be I wouldnt mind just going around my little circuit in the yard i setup, no more.
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Well see the thing is for me is I thought I was wearing my helmet and I learned the hardway when my head slammed against the pavement, luckily I'm here and talking
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Just a heads up, that helmet's probably done now. Which means it needs to be tossed into the bin now. It won't offer the same protection next time after it's already been crashed before.
I've never heard of that before but that makes good sense. I'm planning on getting new helmet then.(good thing i have 2 so i can ride in the meantime )
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I've never heard of that before but that makes good sense. I'm planning on getting new helmet then.(good thing i have 2 so i can ride in the meantime )
Attaboy, safety is number one!

Something might be internally damaged after that crash (if it was a big one) and you should probably be replace it. Your helmet manufacturer might even provide a replacement policy if you ask them.
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Dood, if I were mtb'ing, I would wear a helmet, then I'd wear ANOTHER helmet for the helmet I was wearing!

Cover it up! The noggin needs protection!

Glad to hear you're ok, though.

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I've never heard of that before but that makes good sense. I'm planning on getting new helmet then.(good thing i have 2 so i can ride in the meantime )
Some helmet companies offer a crash replacement. They cover 50% of your next helmet for example. Check that too....
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