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How many times you fall off the bike??

Old 11-10-15, 08:36 PM
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How many times you fall off the bike??

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!!!!!!!

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Old 11-10-15, 08:39 PM
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2 which is two too many.

First was a week after i got clipless pedals. Second was this season due to low speed tow overlap.
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Old 11-10-15, 08:51 PM
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I'm zero for maybe 40 years now.

HAHA, I'd rather lie than tell you.

And helmets are for racing.

Welcome aboard Margo 1000.
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Old 11-10-15, 08:56 PM
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I think I have only fallen once and that was as a kid because my shoelaces got caught in the chain. Even going clipless I haven't fell (knock on wood) and that was a large part due to practicing the motion a bunch before I went clipless so I would have the muscle memory. Though I did almost fall twice once was the first time I rode and unclipped on the wrong side and quickly rectified that and the second time was going up a steep hill with no momentum on my fixed gear but I panicked and unclipped before I actually fell.

The more you ride and the more confidence you build in yourself, I think the less you will fall.
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Old 11-10-15, 09:49 PM
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only once, the first time I went clipless.
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Old 11-10-15, 10:08 PM
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I've fallen several times. Generally I accept that I'll experience at least one mishap a year. But I can only recall once when I actually separated from (fell off) the bicycle.

Although separating from the bike can be a valid decision during a crash. In most cases I found it seemed safer to keep the bike close to me. Ether just holding the bike close to prevent injury to myself from a bouncing bicycle. Or riding the bike down keeping the bike between me and the road. Or protecting the bicycle from damage by keep my body between the bike and the road.
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Old 11-10-15, 10:09 PM
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Take up cyclocross. It will become so commonplace, you'll hardly notice anymore.
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Old 11-11-15, 12:10 AM
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sounds good!!The most serious for me is that my frame broken ,but now everything is ok!
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2 which is two too many.

First was a week after i got clipless pedals. Second was this season due to low speed tow overlap.
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Old 11-11-15, 12:14 AM
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You are right,I can ride my bike everywhere and never fall off now
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I think I have only fallen once and that was as a kid because my shoelaces got caught in the chain. Even going clipless I haven't fell (knock on wood) and that was a large part due to practicing the motion a bunch before I went clipless so I would have the muscle memory. Though I did almost fall twice once was the first time I rode and unclipped on the wrong side and quickly rectified that and the second time was going up a steep hill with no momentum on my fixed gear but I panicked and unclipped before I actually fell.

The more you ride and the more confidence you build in yourself, I think the less you will fall.
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Old 11-11-15, 12:16 AM
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where are you riding your bike ?
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only once, the first time I went clipless.
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Old 11-11-15, 12:17 AM
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But you must concentrate on riding if you do not wanna get hurt.
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Take up cyclocross. It will become so commonplace, you'll hardly notice anymore.
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Old 11-11-15, 12:21 AM
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More riding,less injury
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I've fallen several times. Generally I accept that I'll experience at least one mishap a year. But I can only recall once when I actually separated from (fell off) the bicycle.

Although separating from the bike can be a valid decision during a crash. In most cases I found it seemed safer to keep the bike close to me. Ether just holding the bike close to prevent injury to myself from a bouncing bicycle. Or riding the bike down keeping the bike between me and the road. Or protecting the bicycle from damage by keep my body between the bike and the road.
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Old 11-11-15, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by margo1000 View Post
But you must concentrate on riding if you do not wanna get hurt.
Great idea. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 11-11-15, 02:56 AM
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None this go 'round, so far - about 9 weeks of riding.
Thirty years ago when I rode much more often, probably half a dozen spills.
Once in a criterion, due to a wheel contact. That hurt - worst road rash I'd ever had.
Two or three times being struck by cars, always at slow speeds or from behind at intersections.
Two or three times on patches of loose gravel and sand on paved curves.
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Old 11-11-15, 03:18 AM
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Once but that is when I started to learn.
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Twice in the last year ... and both were my own fault.

Never change direction when travelling over railroad tracks. (The spell checker didn't like my double L in travelling. Tough.)

The other fall, there was a noise emanating from my bike and I was trying to figure out the cause; I wasn't watching where I was going and came closer and closer to a wall on my left.
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Old 11-11-15, 05:42 AM
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Single-track - every time.
Road - just once.
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Road, not one time since my first ride in 1987. MTB, more than I'll ever remember.
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Old 11-11-15, 06:25 AM
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I probably fall with my bike once or twice a year but mainly when it is either snowing or when there is black ice on the road.
And I fell this year when my girlfriend jumped on the back of the bike a little bit too enthusiastically.
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I only recall one huge fall back when I was kid.

It's been 3 falls since I resumed my cycling habits in my adult life. Once I fell because my wheel got caught between the pieces of a wooden deck (they ran parallel). Once I was trying to jump a curb and quite didn't make it. Last time I slipped on wet pavement (my first time riding under rain). No serious injuries on any of these, just a bruised ego.
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About three times in relation to bike commuting,

once learning to use clips

another taking a corner at speed that had black ice

and the third catching my shorts on my shift lever while clipped in....

and as far as mtbing goes though, I have crashed lots!

if your not crashing your not riding hard enough as well......��

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Old 11-11-15, 09:07 AM
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I had a couple of minor tip overs when new to cycling and clipless. The only real crash I've had happened on my flatbar touring/hybrid and involved a big dumb (but friendly) dog who had been following along side of me. He spotted something in the opposite ditch and bolted across my path striking my front wheel. I went over the bars and over the dog. Luckily the speed was low and there were no serious injuries to myself, the dog or the bike. On my MTB, if I don't crash once in a while, I'm not trying hard enough. Again, never any serious injury.
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As an adult when I first got toe cages and then a few times when I clipped in. Once when a rear tire blew on a corner and another on slick mud on a bike path.
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Once. First time on a real mtb and first time on a steep singletrack downhill. Guy at the bottom got a great shot of me headed over the handlebars about to eat dirt.
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Old 11-11-15, 09:23 AM
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Don't know, but I have fallen off the wagon so many times that I don't even bother getting back on anymore.
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