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How many times you fall off the bike??

Old 11-20-15, 01:17 AM
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Originally Posted by HauntedMyst View Post
Twice that I can remember when I was a kid. The best crash was going down a four story hill at the bottom of which we had built a ramp. No one wore helmets back then. Took my Stingray down it and don't remember what went wrong but I crashed and went home so bloody that when a neighbor from down the street saw me, he pulled me over, tossed my bike in the back of his car and drove me home. I looked like Carrie at the home coming. I was so bloody, mom hosed me down in the front yard to just to see where the blood was coming from. I had a tiny 1/4 inch cut my head that was bleeding like a firehose. Mom cried, dad put a butterfly bandaid on it that stopped it instantly and told me not to jump my bike any more. He knew that wasn't going to happen. The Stingray didn't have a scratch on it.

That story you told reminded me of an experience of I once had,My childhood playmates and I rode bikes together but he fall into a little ditch suddenly (don't know why )and he stumbled,fortunately he isn't hurt.I was terribly scared when I was about 10 years old.

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Old 11-20-15, 07:05 AM
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I've never fallen off a bike, except perhaps a tricycle as a kid. I've fallen and crashed many times on a bike. I have fallen off a horse, as in the horse is still standing there and I'm on the ground, but that's never happened on bike.
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Old 11-20-15, 07:14 AM
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I suppose you mean after taking biking seriously, after childhood days.

If that is the case, then twice, do to those darned clipless pedals! No pain from the falls.
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Old 11-20-15, 02:04 PM
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Fallen off a few times. I get right back up and keep pedaling.
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Old 11-20-15, 02:54 PM
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In my former MTB / Free ride life I fell too many times to count.


Now that I am MUCH older and riding a more sedate touring and utility style, I almost never fall ... except when I forget to pull my foot out of a clip and do that slo-motion, bewildered, and (according to my wife) very funny tip-over thing
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Old 11-20-15, 03:05 PM
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This season at least twice. One was coming down a rock. I'd gone down it before but I felt comfortable this time and tried to go down fairly fast. Don't even know what happened. Maybe my brakes needed new pads so I was using the front more and it slid out. I almost went otb but spun the back around and landed sideways. Didn't go down completely but I count it as a fall. Another time was in a dip. I'd been nervous about it before and didn't do it. Then I decide to try it. Made it down and up easy enough then went out at another spot that was maybe steeper, maybe not. Got almost to the top of the other side and just wasn't going to make it. Was pretty steep couldn't really pedal so I try to put a foot down but it's steep and loose gravel. there wasn't even anything to grab onto or I'd be going back down the hill the hard way. Found just a little rock sticking out and anchored enough into the ground. I had one toe on it grasping for purchase, bikes on its side, my other shin is on the pedals in pain and I'm trying to hang onto this tiny rock outcropping. Managed to pull myself up rather than fall or roll back down it. I went off the trail at one or two spots as well. Sometimes I do and go through some bush and get right back on. Sometimes there is a stump or something there bring you to a dead stop. Luckily nothing too major.
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Old 11-20-15, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by margo1000 View Post
In term of me, I could not remember how many times I fall off my bike ,5 times?or more? painful but joyful
Wearing helmets is vvvvvvery important!!!!!!!

these are my broken handlebar

That is a pretty hard fall to break the handlebars like that.

I've tipped over on my driveway a couple of times with a loss of traction and loss of forward motion. I now bail a bit quicker.

We didn't get much snow last year, so I had to hunt some down. This was a slight downhill slope. Once I got the gearing right, I got down the slope just fine. But, when I turned around to come back, not enough traction or speed... PLOP.



No damage, just bruised ego.
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Old 11-20-15, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
I've never fallen off a bike, except perhaps a tricycle as a kid. I've fallen and crashed many times on a bike. I have fallen off a horse, as in the horse is still standing there and I'm on the ground, but that's never happened on bike.
Cause horses are more dangerous than bike
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Old 11-21-15, 08:37 AM
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3 Times. One was due to oily road, out of the saddle on the top of a climb. 2 were when I first got clipless pedals.
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Old 11-21-15, 09:34 AM
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Quite a few times on my old Walmart hybrid. Luckily haven't crashed any of my current bikes.
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Old 11-21-15, 10:19 AM
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A handful of times when I went to clipless pedals. Countless times as a kid.
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Old 11-23-15, 11:30 AM
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Last time, last Thursday coming home from work. Bike hit a patch of ice and then I hit the same patch of ice. Bought a set of winter tires with tungsten carbide pokey things to prevent future contacts with ice. My most spectacular crash was the day of my 18th birthday. Hit some gravel, right in front of girlfriend. My front teeth were knocked out and girlfriend decided to be my best friend's girlfriend.
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Old 11-23-15, 11:58 AM
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Let's see, starting with the training wheel days....

Once then, never on the 2 Schwinns, once on the 3-sp Huffy, 3x on the Jamis, 4x on the Kona. The last 2 were within a month, trying to avoid running over careless immigrants when they darted in front of me.
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Old 11-24-15, 02:16 PM
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As a kid, often. In the last 46 years since I turned 21, just once last year, when I was trying to take a picture with my camera and ride, I wobbled onto grass and eventually tipped over.

I did fall off a horse for the first time this year. That will never happen again. I ain't riding no more animals.
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Old 11-24-15, 03:42 PM
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Crash update

I just wanted to follow up with my recent crash a few posts ago on this thread. Sometimes these boards are a truly wonderful place to share and enjoy bikes with people who have the same passion. Anywayzzzzzz....

I crashed. My front wheel was out of true and I could no longer ride no handed even after adjusting my headset. I was even worried that I bent my steel fork. Long story short, I did the zip tie to the fork trueing process, first the horizontal true and then adjusted the dish a little and everything looked good. My brake pads were more even and the wheel had no wobble. I took it out today for my commute and viola! Riding no handed and with the 45 deg weather in Chi I even got after it a little. Today was a good (bike) day.
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Old 11-24-15, 03:56 PM
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Okay, I have a reputation at my school for this. How many times have I fallen off my bike? Well I've only fallen off OF a bike once, when my foot slipped off of the pedal and my leg went between the rear wheel and brake bridge on a kids' bike. However, I've fallen WHILE off my bike many many times. I have a tendency to be a real klutz when I'm walking my bike. I've put holes in my legs with the chainrings, tripped and thrown my bike on top of myself, fallen into the street while waiting at crosswalks, and I've even run into poles while walking my bike. I never have problems though when I'm on my bike or walking without a bike...

Edit: I've fallen off of my bike three times. Once, I was taking a u-turn at 25mph :derp: and my pedal clipped the ground, hopped my rear wheel. The other time, I wasn't paying attention and when a car in front of me came to a sudden stop, I swerved around and hit a pedestrian getting in.

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Old 11-24-15, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by CannedPakes View Post
Quite a few times on my old Walmart hybrid. Luckily haven't crashed any of my current bikes.
Good luck
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Old 11-24-15, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by CrippledKonaBoy View Post
Let's see, starting with the training wheel days....

Once then, never on the 2 Schwinns, once on the 3-sp Huffy, 3x on the Jamis, 4x on the Kona. The last 2 were within a month, trying to avoid running over careless immigrants when they darted in front of me.

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Originally Posted by Bugstomper2000 View Post
Okay, I have a reputation at my school for this. How many times have I fallen off my bike? Well I've only fallen off OF a bike once, when my foot slipped off of the pedal and my leg went between the rear wheel and brake bridge on a kids' bike. However, I've fallen WHILE off my bike many many times. I have a tendency to be a real klutz when I'm walking my bike. I've put holes in my legs with the chainrings, tripped and thrown my bike on top of myself, fallen into the street while waiting at crosswalks, and I've even run into poles while walking my bike. I never have problems though when I'm on my bike or walking without a bike...

Edit: I've fallen off of my bike three times. Once, I was taking a u-turn at 25mph :derp: and my pedal clipped the ground, hopped my rear wheel. The other time, I wasn't paying attention and when a car in front of me came to a sudden stop, I swerved around and hit a pedestrian getting in.
I saw a man who cycle too fast round the corner, lose his balance and fall off.
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Originally Posted by margo1000 View Post
I saw a man who cycle too fast round the corner, lose his balance and fall off.
Back in the day when we thought my sister's ex was a human being, he shared a story like that -- borrowed a 10-speed, rode home drunk, hit a corner with some gravel, and peeled half his forehead back in the crash.

Knowing what he TRULY is, it likely never happened.
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Old 11-25-15, 03:00 AM
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Originally Posted by CrippledKonaBoy View Post
Back in the day when we thought my sister's ex was a human being, he shared a story like that -- borrowed a 10-speed, rode home drunk, hit a corner with some gravel, and peeled half his forehead back in the crash.

Knowing what he TRULY is, it likely never happened.
Too horrible !! Driving after drinking alcohol is asking for trouble.Even though you stay sober , you may be disorientated
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Old 11-25-15, 12:12 PM
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I saw a man who cycle too fast round the corner, lose his balance and fall off.
Basically every Cat 5 crit ever.
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Old 11-29-15, 11:08 PM
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For a mountain biker there's "crashing" and there's "falling down." I fall down now and then at slow speed trying something that is beyond me, or a mud-caked chain jams on a steep hill and you go over at a dead stop trying to unclip, "Timber!" Jump up and laugh it off.

I haven't crashed big time in a while, because I usually ride in shorts and I don't push the envelope.

But.

Thanksgiving is the day of the big ride, 750 people this year, and it includes one of the best downhills in the county. I have a pair of construction knee pads, not really cycling gear, but I put them on at the top.

Halfway down, I hit a root or a rock with a pedal, which throws me on top of the bars, where I get to ride out of control another 100 feet while I contemplate what is about to happen.

It happens.

Spin cycle. I hear hard plastic hitting stuff. So much going on so fast that I can only wait until everything stops, ten feet off the trail out in the weeds. Takes me a while to untangle from the bike. Saddle is 90 degrees rotated. H-bars off center. I do not have a scratch or a bruise on me, although the plastic cap on one knee pad is gouged. Next rider along sees me sorting out the bike, asks me if I'm okay. I say yeah, no problem.

He says, you have a bunch of weeds sticking out of your helmet.

I'll be 70 in two weeks.
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Old 11-30-15, 06:08 AM
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Just had my first real crash last Friday. Took a left turn on damp blacktop @ 16mph and the wheels came out. Landed on my left side and my head hit the pavement. Luckily I was wearing a helmet, it needs to be replaced.

Today, i'm still sore on my left side and the road rash is healing.
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I only recall actually crashing once as a kid.. Don't remember much, but I couldn't walk right for a few days nothing broken though!
As of now? Nope, no crashes! If I did crash i could just pretend I was doing the tour de france
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