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Finally crashed my bike.

Old 09-05-07, 04:52 AM
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Finally crashed my bike.

Well,
Finally crashed my new bike. Crossing some railroad tracks. My front wheel got caught in the track between the railroad rail and the road. Jerked the wheel left, unfortunately me and my handlebars continued going straight. Other than a little bit of road rash, my helmet absorbed most of the impact. Knocked my helmet mirror off too.
A couple of scrapes and scuffs on my brifters and my pdel. Other than that my bike made out pretty well.
I had a premonition all morning that I should probably stay in bed. I guess I should of.
I crashed at mile 17 of an 18 miler before work.
My wheel looks a little out of true, but nothing major there.
I actually watched my helmet smack the pavement in slow motion. It was very surreal.
I'm very glad that I wear one.

Ps. Today is my Birthday, 38 years old. Just glad to be here.
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Old 09-05-07, 05:10 AM
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Happy birthday!

What a present to give yourself... Road rash, one size fits all. Mend up soon!
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Old 09-05-07, 01:24 PM
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Happy Birthday, glad you survived.

I ment to ask ... you "finally" crashed? ... How long have you been trying??

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Old 09-05-07, 04:35 PM
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Happy B'day. Hopefully the aches and pains won't last long.
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Happy Bday and like your birthday, there will be more crashes to come. Just be careful though so you won't risk serious injury. I agree that it's sureal if you play it back in your head after you observed (in slow motion) how the whole thing happened. Your helmet served it's purpose well and saved you.
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Old 09-06-07, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by tt1106 View Post
Well,
Finally crashed my new bike. Crossing some railroad tracks. My front wheel got caught in the track between the railroad rail and the road. Jerked the wheel left, unfortunately me and my handlebars continued going straight. Other than a little bit of road rash, my helmet absorbed most of the impact. Knocked my helmet mirror off too.
A couple of scrapes and scuffs on my brifters and my pdel. Other than that my bike made out pretty well.
I had a premonition all morning that I should probably stay in bed. I guess I should of.
I crashed at mile 17 of an 18 miler before work.
My wheel looks a little out of true, but nothing major there.
I actually watched my helmet smack the pavement in slow motion. It was very surreal.
I'm very glad that I wear one.

Ps. Today is my Birthday, 38 years old. Just glad to be here.
sorry to hear but glad to hear you have many more birthdays ahead of you!

Happy birthday!
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Old 09-06-07, 03:13 PM
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Happy birthday!
check that helmet CAREFULLY! Or just go get a new one.
Hope that's the one-crash-fits-all
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