Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-26-06, 01:23 PM   #1
LeWhiteRabbit
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: it's a single-speed, but i have no clue what it is because i bought it for $15 dolla at a thrift store:D
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)




there are a buncha other bruises....but really: i broke my face....


BACK ON THE BIKE! i got some free burgers and beer to consume!

-LWR


oh yeah, that elbo scratch...through. two. coats.

Last edited by LeWhiteRabbit; 01-26-06 at 01:38 PM.
LeWhiteRabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 01:29 PM   #2
visitordesign
keep it pretend
 
visitordesign's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,761
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah! face wounds are rugged. you wear that nose well.
visitordesign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 01:30 PM   #3
DonPenguino
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Chicago
Bikes:
Posts: 349
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yay!!!!! Well, sorta....how did you go about doing that?

I always find explaining to people why I'm missing various bits of skin for a week quite enjoyable.
DonPenguino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 01:32 PM   #4
LeWhiteRabbit
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: it's a single-speed, but i have no clue what it is because i bought it for $15 dolla at a thrift store:D
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
blah. my front tire got caught in a train track and threw me forward onto my face...

it was SHOCKING. but i feel better now.
LeWhiteRabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 01:34 PM   #5
Robbykills
Hi. I'm in Delaware.
 
Robbykills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Newark, Delaware
Bikes: 1985 Schwinn Voyageur, 1991 Miyata 700GT, LMNO custom track (www.lmnocycles.com), 1991 Tommasini road, 1999 Gary Fisher Mt. Tam SS, Dirt Research Kobuck, 1996 Diamondback Outlook (s***kicker)
Posts: 518
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
one time I was riding my mountain bike at this horse farm place. I accidently put my hand on the week electric fence...now that was shocking......

(drumroll)
Robbykills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 01:37 PM   #6
LeWhiteRabbit
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: it's a single-speed, but i have no clue what it is because i bought it for $15 dolla at a thrift store:D
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robbykills
one time I was riding my mountain bike at this horse farm place. I accidently put my hand on the week electric fence...now that was shocking......

(drumroll)
HAHAHAHA!!! ahh, that's the best kind of shock...it tickles me skiiiin.
LeWhiteRabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 01:41 PM   #7
queerpunk
aka mattio
 
queerpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5,961
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
once i was bombing down an alley at night, and i didn't see the chain stretched across it.... it is shocking any time your bike stops but you keep on going.
queerpunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 01:45 PM   #8
turd
...leaving skid marks
 
turd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: NYC (chinatown, w.vill, morningside)
Bikes: fuji track se ('02) | independent fabrication crown jewel ('04)
Posts: 1,014
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
aw.. feel better!
turd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 01:46 PM   #9
LeWhiteRabbit
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: it's a single-speed, but i have no clue what it is because i bought it for $15 dolla at a thrift store:D
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks homes...i think i'll be okay.


it's just a flesh wound!
LeWhiteRabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 01:47 PM   #10
evanyc
i believe in me
 
evanyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes:
Posts: 2,712
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by queerpunk
once i was bombing down an alley at night, and i didn't see the chain stretched across it.... it is shocking any time your bike stops but you keep on going.
oh man, that's the worst. back in the day i was riding BMX and we decided to go get some coffee at this 24hr cafe... it was around 3am. so i take off sprinting, bunny hop up a curb and i'm about to cut through this parking lot when BAM! i hit a chain hanging about 3 ft off the ground. it hit right at the handle bars, crushing my fingers, and i go flying over the bars, my shoe flies off and sails through the air, and i come down right on my cheek, then the bike flips over and lands on the back of my head. miraculously, i get up unscathed aside from two purple fingernails and a stiff neck. my friends were crying laughing after making sure i was ok. if only there had been a camera, i know i could have won america's funniest home videos

lewhiterabbit - glad you're ok! is your nose sore?
evanyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 01:52 PM   #11
metallo pesante
Car magnet
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Savannah, Georgia
Bikes: 80's Hoffy track frame 49x15, 80's guerciotti track 47x15(destroyd by a car), '78 ross conversion(RIP, died of old age), '06 fuji track(RIP, hit by a trolley), '75 Alan Aluminum(in the works)
Posts: 435
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
harsh, battle wounds are cool though, glad to see you're ok otherwise...

sweet wall paint job, thats really cool by the way.
metallo pesante is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 01:57 PM   #12
stickyfoot
Senior Member
 
stickyfoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Boston
Bikes:
Posts: 494
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice job, kiddo. Scars are cool!
stickyfoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 01:58 PM   #13
DC_Emily
Headed to the Library...
 
DC_Emily's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: DC
Bikes: 2003 cherry red Bianchi Giro, Quattro Assi Team 2000 Rocket
Posts: 607
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
sorry for your fall sweetie!!
I had an accident two summers ago, went over the handlebars and landed on my face. I busted my top lip (lucky I didn't hit my teeth!!) and had road rash down my left arm, hip, and leg. and it happened two days before starting a new job. try explaining that ***** on day 1!

Hope you're feeling better soon. doesn't look like you got too many flex areas, which is good. you're still mobile.
DC_Emily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 02:00 PM   #14
Jamtastic
J.A.M
 
Jamtastic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Monterey, CA
Bikes: Pista
Posts: 1,230
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
visitor design has the biggest ear holes ever.......

and white rabbit has cool walls and cool colored hair.
__________________
The Bianchi That Could
Jamtastic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 02:02 PM   #15
mcatano
Crapzeit!
 
mcatano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,553
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by queerpunk
once i was bombing down an alley at night, and i didn't see the chain stretched across it.... it is shocking any time your bike stops but you keep on going.
That happened to me last month!


__________________
mcatano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 02:05 PM   #16
LeWhiteRabbit
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: it's a single-speed, but i have no clue what it is because i bought it for $15 dolla at a thrift store:D
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by evanyc

lewhiterabbit - glad you're ok! is your nose sore?

**** yes it is...and swollen, and i think there is a piece of rock in it...but i'm OKAY!
LeWhiteRabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 02:08 PM   #17
visitordesign
keep it pretend
 
visitordesign's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,761
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeWhiteRabbit
...and i think there is a piece of rock in it...
you can get at least 5 bucks for that.
visitordesign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 02:22 PM   #18
transplant
this portrait of karma
 
transplant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: chicago
Bikes:
Posts: 1,238
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
everyone chant now:

page of pain

page of pain

page of pain
transplant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 02:25 PM   #19
jaypee
succumbs to errata
 
jaypee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: WI
Bikes:
Posts: 741
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ouch.. I did a similar thing to my nose last year around this time. Drank far too much and faceplanted, twice. Ended up breaking my nose and happened to be drunk enough to pop it back into place.

That was gross.

Anyway, hope you're feeling better.
jaypee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 02:37 PM   #20
juvi-kyle
Senior Member
 
juvi-kyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: LA
Bikes: track bikes, etc
Posts: 2,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i just dont crash
juvi-kyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 02:42 PM   #21
mcatano
Crapzeit!
 
mcatano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,553
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by juvi-kyle
i just dont crash
Clearly you're not riding hard enough.
__________________
mcatano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 03:34 PM   #22
juvi-kyle
Senior Member
 
juvi-kyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: LA
Bikes: track bikes, etc
Posts: 2,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcatano
Clearly you're not riding hard enough.

if you only knew
juvi-kyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 03:41 PM   #23
mattface
Senior Member
 
mattface's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Montpeculiar, VT
Bikes: Soma Rush, Fuji Cross, Raleigh Technium Mtn Bike, Ross 10 speed with Shimano 600.
Posts: 3,951
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by juvi-kyle
i just dont crash
I made a statement like that once. I said: "Aw I never get hurt bad". It was about 10 minutes before my most spectacular sledding accident ever. The one that had me limping for a month. with a bruise the size of a football on my leftt hip. Your crash free days are numbered my friend.
mattface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 03:50 PM   #24
juvi-kyle
Senior Member
 
juvi-kyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: LA
Bikes: track bikes, etc
Posts: 2,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattface
I made a statement like that once. I said: "Aw I never get hurt bad". It was about 10 minutes before my most spectacular sledding accident ever. The one that had me limping for a month. with a bruise the size of a football on my leftt hip. Your crash free days are numbered my friend.
if you only knew
juvi-kyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-06, 03:52 PM   #25
shants
roll'em high
 
shants's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: columbus, ohio
Bikes:
Posts: 2,391
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
kyle crashes like a champ.
shants is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:03 PM.