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Old 08-19-05, 07:25 PM
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Whats the worst thing to happen when out on your bike?

being chased by someone elses DOG! I was going down a hill today and a huge golden retriever just like stopped 20 ft infront of me and almost ran into it and then it chased me a little bit lol
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Old 08-19-05, 07:30 PM
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Atleast you were going DOWN a hill. There is a hill near my house that i rdie down and up on every ride I go on and about half of the time this dog from a house about halfway up chases my so i have to ride as hard as possible up this fairly steep hill once im already tired. And yeah getting chased by a dog does suck. There are worse things though, like getting a flat and pushing your bike up that same hill knowing that dog is going to come out after you.
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Old 08-19-05, 09:28 PM
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Doing an endo and landing on the top of your head with no helmet sucks really bad. I did that 15 yrs ago and have not ridden 100' without my helmet since then.
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Old 08-19-05, 09:39 PM
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Doing a jump, bike coming to sudden stop and landing on side with broken ribs.
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Old 08-20-05, 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom
Doing a jump, bike coming to sudden stop and landing on side with broken ribs.
How's the healing going?
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Old 08-20-05, 03:17 AM
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Flying down a hill, at speed, only to find my front disc has stopped working...
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Old 08-20-05, 04:57 AM
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I used to do a longer bike ride on the hottest day of the year, it was a ritual. At the time, 40-50 miles was a long ride for me (now I'm only 50-60, but please bear with me). I was about 15 miles out on a heavily trafficked road (mostly trail riding, but there was a few hundred feet of highway between portions) watching behind me too much I missed the pot hole threat in front of me. I was probably doing 25-30 mph when my front wheel stopped but me and the rest of the bike and I didn't. I suppose I was lucky that I took judo as a kid, but though I was able to transfer the vertical momentum fine in my trip over the handle bars (thus no broken bones) I slid along the rocks for an indeterminate number of feet (I ended up about 10-15 feet from my upended bike). I was about 15 miles out, pretty bloody ride back. I washed what rock I could out with my water bottle, was able to better clean up about 5 miles back in a restroom. Lots of little rocks embedded in me. I was dripping blood, literally, most of the way though it'd mostly stopped by the end. The things I remember were the horrified looks of other bicyclists on the ride back and that a wasp flew up my loose shorts about 2 miles from the car. The wasp stung me, but it didn't register pain at all as my endorphines were kicked up pretty high, still for my injuries I'm sure I set some sort of record for dismount. I had to replace the front rim and the radio I had attached to my handlebars, monetarily I suppose it worked out OK. It was the heaviest bike I'd ever had.
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Old 08-20-05, 05:14 AM
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going through a corner and drifting off of the trail. Hit a stump that was hidden by a bush. Launched like a bottle rocket over the bars for what seemed like 10 feet up and 50 feet long. Then landing on your head and shoulder.Tha spots I saw after were pretty cool.
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getting killed by ninjas.
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Old 08-20-05, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by gastro
getting killed by ninjas.
Damn I always thought it was being attacked by monkies

Healings going find (to the question above) I am commuting again but the slightest bump in the road kills my ribs. I doubt I will be hitting any real trails for a while.
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Old 08-20-05, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by DMN
Flying down a hill, at speed, only to find my front disc has stopped working...
I had this happen on the mountain with it getting progressively worse throughout more runs. I did 5 more runs without the front disc. I found it taught me more than hurt me. I really learned how fast I could take corners
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom
I had this happen on the mountain with it getting progressively worse throughout more runs. I did 5 more runs without the front disc. I found it taught me more than hurt me. I really learned how fast I could take corners
At the bottom of said hill was a sharp left hander, with some steps going straight on. I missed the turn and went down the steps. I went down them, the bike stayed at the top. I then went to hospital and my bike to the repair shop. I still shudder at the the thought of the moment of realisation that I'm totaly out of control and gaining speed...
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Old 08-20-05, 09:26 AM
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Going over the bars, landing on your head and crushing your spine just enough that you die a slow agonizing death in your buddies arms. I know someone this actually happend to in '92 I believe.

Have fun out there


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Worst ride was when we started out as 5 riders, and finished with only 3 and a phone call to find out that one of the other two had died of a heart attack.
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Old 08-20-05, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by stapfam
Worst ride was when we started out as 5 riders, and finished with only 3 and a phone call to find out that one of the other two had died of a heart attack.
Give new meaning to the phrase dropping riders.


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Old 08-20-05, 06:38 PM
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i'm the luckiest son of a ***** in the world. i've been riding for 2 years and haven't had anything happen to me that my cat couldn't of done to me if i pissed it off. i can't say the same for bella.
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Old 08-20-05, 07:57 PM
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2nd worst thing was being chased thru the woods by a drunk driver in his Ranger pickup. the worst thing was getting hit by a truck while on my way to Choir practice in front of Home Depot and shoved into a highway. I was ok, just scrapes and strawberries, but the bike didnt make it
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Originally Posted by MasterSezFaster
Going over the bars, landing on your head and crushing your spine just enough that you die a slow agonizing death in your buddies arms. I know someone this actually happend to in '92 I believe.

Have fun out there


Words of encouragement huh?
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Old 08-20-05, 10:18 PM
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The worst thing that can happen is when, suddenly, you aren't on your bike anymore.
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Old 08-20-05, 10:21 PM
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get eaten by a mountain lion
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Old 08-20-05, 10:39 PM
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Hmmmm does hitting a tree at 50k's head on count? Or flying over the bars so quick you don't know it's happening until your face is hitting th ground while still in a normal riding position adn getting a concussion all in your race run. Another nice thing to happen to me was nose casing a high speed double, bruising my ribs and taco'ing my front wheel. Or maybe the permanent ankle damage I know have...... all happy days
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Old 08-20-05, 11:00 PM
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lol ow...hopper what bike do you have?
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Old 08-20-05, 11:09 PM
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Worst thing to ever happen to me would be... getting stuck in an unfamiliar forest's trail system without a map, in fourty degree temperatures, with daylight fading fast, no water, and a dead cellphone.


And a half working bike, and fatigued legs.


Was a tough day. O_O
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Old 08-20-05, 11:17 PM
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lol haha thatd suck so bad...one time the whole right side 1-8 speed cable thingy gear whatever broke and i was like 3 miles from home which really sucked and 2 summers ago my bike had a flat so i had to push it home but then the tube started to wrap around the frame part by the hub so i had to "push" the bike a mile and a half home lol which made the skid marks all the way
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I carried my bike several miles when I've had flats like that. The new punture resistant tubs and treads (new for me) really help to conserve some air in the tires. Second worst thing was an irony thing. I moved from the Mid West to Fla and my mom would always worry about me swimming in the ocean and gulf. I quoted her this statistic several times that if you worry about swimming in the ocean because of sharks, you should be worried about walking on the sidewalk as a car could jump the curb and run you down. Flash forward to my last day in Florida, I'd just dropped off my car and was riding back to get the U-Haul. I stopped on the sidwalk waiting for a car at a school crossing which jumps the curb and hits me. I didn't know I was hurt at the time, but my knee has been just a little messed up since that happened. Lost my bike as well, plus I had to drive a UHaul 1300 miles towing a car. So, does that meanth threat of shark attack IS real?
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