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Tombay Part 2

Old 05-26-13, 08:43 PM
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Tombay Part 2

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Was riding with my wife, we come to a fork in the road and she stops right in front of my and says "which way do we go". I am not sure what we she really meant but, my only way was down. This time I knew what was coming and rolled so I could land on my back. The only thing hurt was my pride.

FYI - The fork in the road that my wife decided to take was a dead end
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Old 05-27-13, 07:15 AM
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Well that sucked. You can get hurt out there if you're not careful.
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Planemaker,
You can never get a tombay just right, so I would quit practicing. Seriously though, a few hand signals do help. A left arm extended downward at about a 45 degree angle with the palm facing backward is a good, "I'm stopping or slowing down." signal. It also helps for the lead rider to point out gravel patches, dead animals or other F.O.D. in the road. If you have spent some time riding with the Oz club, you probably seen some of these hand signals.
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Old 05-27-13, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Planemaker View Post
This time I knew what was coming and rolled so I could land on my back. The only thing hurt was my pride.
Can you describe this maneuver in more detail? When you say "back" do you mean "butt?"
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Old 05-27-13, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
Can you describe this maneuver in more detail? When you say "back" do you mean "butt?"
I don't know about that but, if you keep a firm grip on your handlebar, you're less likely to scuff your handlebar tape.
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At least you got taken care off by a beautiful young lady almost immediately this time.
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Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
Can you describe this maneuver in more detail? When you say "back" do you mean "butt?"
I kicked the bike out away from the direction I was falling and rolled over, at some point during the fall my right foot came out of the pedal, and landed flat on my back.
FYI - I find out why it is necessary to wear a helmet because the back of helmet hit the grass
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Originally Posted by Planemaker View Post
I kicked the bike out away from the direction I was falling and rolled over, at some point during the fall my right foot came out of the pedal, and landed flat on my back.
FYI - I find out why it is necessary to wear a helmet because the back of helmet hit the grass
Your right foot landed on your back???????
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