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Old 01-03-06, 11:42 AM
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Most Embarrasing Wipe-Out

This I believe is going to be a thread where everyone gets a good laugh.

What I want to know is all about your most embarrasing wipe-out(crash)

Mine happened at the BMX track where I was riding my MTB, lots of people. Anyway there was this hot chick there, so I thought I would Go riding down a steep bank past her, and on the way down hit a ditch in the bank ending up with me flipping my bike and going head first into the ground with my bike following me. My first instinct was to get up straight away and get back on my bike then ride around the corner, stopped and checked my wounds, which is where the shock/conccusion hit me. I remember I still had to ride all the way home, I felt so sick I cannot figure out how I made it home.

That is my most embarrasing moment.
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Old 01-03-06, 11:47 AM
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Haven't (yet) had a really embarrasing crash. Closest is a few weeks ago - romped through some fairly technical singletrack with a buddy, which then ended on a fire road. On the wide open, grassy fire road, took one hand off the bars to turn around and tell my buddy that my back hurt - and DOH!, ran into a patch of sand which immediately turned the wheel.

As I ejected from the bike, thought "oh well, at least it'll be soft" - and landed on the only patch of rock for 20 yards. The bruised ribs took about three weeks to heal...
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Old 01-03-06, 12:04 PM
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My most embarassing was when I was attempting to ride a wheelie in front of a few friends. I don't know what happened but the front end of the bike just shot straight up in the air. Next thing I knew I was on my butt with my bike still attached to my feet. I knocked the breath out of myself and bruised my lower back. Thankfully I did have a camelbak on so that softened the blow somewhat. For those that don't know it is impossible to just play something like that off when you are focussing 100% on just trying to breath.
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Old 01-03-06, 12:16 PM
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my most embarassing came when i was doing drops of a drain in a drainage ditch it was a 4ft drop , i had already done it twice previous to this attempt. Mind you this is in a construction site of a new neighborhood. So on attempt #3 i was focused on "I'm gonna hit this and throw a little whip in with it." The run up to the drop is about 6 or 7 feet so not too much time to get going, so i do like before start pedaling, gonna use pedal stroke to get the front end up when i get to the end i mess up and my foot slips right at the end my front wheel goes off and i end up diving head first into the ground with my bike coiung down on top of me, and since this was a construction site there happened to be construction workers watching and laughing as i picked my self up only to fall once again. I think i had a minor concussion but i'm good now.
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Old 01-03-06, 12:53 PM
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I haven't really had any embarrasing wipes-out that I can think of but this is what happend to my friend:

He's a descent mountain biker and was biking home from work on the side walk and on the other side there were these 2 hot chicks and he was looking at them. He had his jacket on his handle bars and right when they looked at him his jacket got sucked into spokes, locked the wheel up and he ended up doing a face plant.

It was pretty funny when he told me that
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Old 01-03-06, 01:20 PM
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I was riding with two friends, and I was the last one. They were slowing down for a stop and I was also breaking hard to stop by them. At that moment, I was very relaxed since I was stopping for a break. Then suddenly, BAMM, I found myself in the air, flying over the handlebars. After I landed, the bike hit my back really hard. My left foot was still clipped in, and my right leg was in blood. The large chainring cut my leg about 4 inches long, from my calve down to my ankle.

My friends didn't see me flying, but when they saw me on the ground, they went like "How the f*** did you do that?", and I was like "who, what, what happened?". lol i wish I could see my face at that moment.

Well, obviously I hit something, but who would have thought that it was a small rock (probably smaller than a melon) that we found a few meters away from my crash site . This crash was actually one of my worst crashes, and I felt very very stupid. And the largest scar I have now is from this stupid one .

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Old 01-03-06, 02:24 PM
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my most embarrasing was in the parking lot at work. I was getting ready for the commute home, just kinda tooling around in the parking lot waiting for my riding buddy. All the smokers were outside just kinda watching.. I was doing some wheelies, endos, bunny hopping parking blocks, etc... then I thought, hey, wouldnt it be cool if I bunny hopped a parking block and then went right into an endo? Well... I ALMOST cleared the parking block, caught it with my back tire right as I squeezed the front brake, which resulted in a major faceplant. Everyone just kinda pretended they didnt see it happen (even though they had all been watching). Definitely embarrassing. I just kinda laughed it off though.
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up at our local lift accessed mountain i had just cleared a super tech double black diamond perfectly. i get on the flat before the next decent and all of a sudden, over the bar i go, i hit a rock about the size of a golf ball. i wasnt hurt at all, it just took me a bit to figure out waht just happend.
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Old 01-03-06, 03:00 PM
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my most embarrasing wipeout was riding on the city bike paths along by the lake in the middle of winter jsut a couple of weeks after i got my bike. The path i was riding along was cleared of all the heavy snow but there was still a little bit of snow in places. Anyway, for whatever reason i pull over to the side onto what i thought was hardpacked snow, but it wasnt, my front wheel sunk down into the snow, and over the bars i went, feet still clipped into the pedals, at the whopping speed of about 6km/h. Just as i thought nobody had seen me, these 3 pretty good looking girls from the university Track team ran past, i was stuck in the snow with my bike attached to me. I felt like a moron.
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Old 01-03-06, 07:39 PM
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Today, I was riding with 4 friends when I hit a patch of ice at about 10 km/h. Ended up sliding right into a nice big pile of slush and a tree, but my other friend turned around, started laughing, and spun out into the snow.

I went into a wheelie at about 30km/h down a road (bad idea) and tried to impress some hot chicks in front of me. Ended up going too far back and not being able to reach the rear brake lever, decided to just jump off the bike. Did 3 somersaults and the bike went flying, it somehow did a backflip (scraping the ground of course) and surprisingly I was ok. Just a little pain from my wrists hitting the ground. Anyway at the moment the the bike had flipped, the chicks were watching.
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Few years ago i was riding along the side of the road and tried to hop up a ledge, screwed it, face plant and i had a massivebruise on my chin for weeks. Theres another one which really pissed mum and dad off, I was switching the gear and somehow, it still confuses me to this day, the derailleur got caught in the spokes, ended up twisting and then it snapped in half. It cost $120AU to fix it up, altough I got my brake pads fixed aswell.
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Old 01-03-06, 08:24 PM
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Quite a few years ago i was standing over my bike waiting, making fun of my mate for being so slow.

For no apparent reason, i just slipped on the wet dirt and fell in a big muddy puddle completely soaking myself in brown muddy water with my bike on top of me. I was 10k from home.

I still hear about it to this day.
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Old 01-03-06, 08:52 PM
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Back in summer I was mainly road biking and a guy called and asked if I would take a group of his friends to some local trails since they hadn't been out there before. I wanted to road bike but went ahead. Ended up another guy came who knew his way around. We were going down the wollered out fire road getting ready to go on single track. The first trail down is technical and steep, so I opped for the second trail down. The expereienced rider made a comment about the trail I wanted to take being too easy. I laughed and said maybe for me and him but not for these greenies. About two seconds later while edging around a big pool of brown water my back tire slid out and went head over into a foot of mud. I couldn't get out of the mud and ended up wollering around like a hog. Its funny now but then I was mad.
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I was SPEEDING down a road, but it wasn't a sealed road it was a gravel road. I was with a group, it was down a mountain, we had just come off an offraod track and heading back down, i was going ridiculasly fast, i accidently vered off to the left, lost my ballace and was going so fast i couldn't really turn back into the center of the road (there was bush either side), so i came off the road, into shrubs, eventually felloff over the handelbars leaving a mess for everyone else to point and laught as they past me on their way down!
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there was a bunch of picnic tables lined up that i was riding off of. I had done it maybe 5 times before. This time i spent too much time clipping in, that my front wheeljust dropped and i fell straight down. It hurt
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I was riding into a construction zone and one side of my handlebars hit a pole because it was a tight entry. Did that right in front of my friend!
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Riding past a group of 3 pedestrians on the sidewalk. Had to go on the left side of the sidewalk despite yelling "excuse me!" on the right. As I try to pass, and I turn, I remember the rule "slow into the corner, fast clean out". I accelerate and my rear wheel loses traction. Because I'm still turning to the right, my natural lean to the right causes y rear wheel to swing out in front of me, I roll on to the ground, and when I look up, I'm looking at 3 laughing but help-offering faces.
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My most embarrasing time is, when I did my rear wheel locked up (applied brake too much, when it was "overtightened") and slid into a Telco pole and then bounced off that and slid into a car. (I was on sidewalk). Broke 4 of my fingers. Rear rim was bent to hell and back.
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some of these stories arn't too bad
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I had just finished a run of the old DH course at Vail and was heading back down to the lift base on the access road. It was marble gravel and some of the local DHers around me were doing some little flattracking slides in the corners. Being the ex-flattracker that I was, I'm thinking "I'll show 'em some style."

I started cookin' the corners a little harder, hanging the back end way out until I'm ahead of them all . . . next thing I know it's all gone out from under me and I'm grinding my whole right side (arm, elbow, hip, leg) in the marbles right in front of everyone. The embarrassment hurt worse than the gravel-rash.
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I got another -

Was riding through a school playground weaving through poles when one of my bar ends hooked onto one of the poles and swung the bike around quickly throwing me clear and into the next pole.

It hurt cause the ground was concrete.
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trying to do log rides...any of them...even the ones 2 inches off the ground. i just cant do em. most embarrasing moment though had nothing to do with mtb, but snowboarding, 2 days a go. againk trying to show off to a chick, hit a drop near the center of a bowl, and ate ****. i finally stopped at the bottom of the bowl when i managed to get back on my feet and slide to the lift...made her giggle though..so a job well done haha.

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Originally Posted by erhan
Well, obviously I hit something, but who would have thought that it was a small rock (probably smaller than a melon) that we found a few meters away from my crash site . This crash was actually one of my worst crashes, and I felt very very stupid. And the largest scar I have now is from this stupid one .
I did something similar...

"I wear my sunglasses at night..."

It's a mile to the end of the trail... we've got a half bladder of water in the Camelbak... leftover energy bar wrappers in our back pockets... it's dark... and we're wearing sunglassses... Hit It!

... And so I did... literally... hit the ground that is.

We had gotten a late start and the sun was already setting but there was still a good hour and a half of daylight. I wear Rudy Project Kerosenes with the smoke grey lenses and prescription inserts. I usually had to make a choice before riding around sunset of carrying my regular glasses along or just hoping to get back before it got dark because I was too cheap to also buy a set of clear lens. Oftentimes, it's not a problem as I can see most things through my sunglasses even during the dusk. We were finishing up the ride and heading back to the parking lot at St. Edwards State Park. The trail by this time was course gravel but smooth and we were pushing a good clip.

As I rounded a corner, I noticed a slight bump in the trail but it didn't seem that big. As I got closer, I noticed it was a LARGE PILE OF DIRT. I immediately tried to pick the front up but it was too late. The front tyre hit, the shock compressed and I could feel my rear end starting to pick up. I was definately going over the bars.

I landed pretty much face first. My bike actually flipped over my head and landed in front of me bouncing a bunch of times but coming out pretty much unscathed except for a flung handlebar plug which I later recovered. My feet had automagically unclipped. My helmet visor went flying one way... my Rudys snapped (@#!#^$*!!) and pieces of it went flying another way. The helmet took the brunt of the impact and later on I noticed the crack in the very front. That helmet saved my forehead but of course had to be replaced (#$^%^^$!). I also had a fat bloody lip and numerous cuts and abrasions from the gravel as I rolled out of the fall. I sat there stunned for a bit. My riding buddy checked to make sure I was okay and handed me my water bottle which I used to wash off the cuts and my lip. I guess it could have been worse. The thing is just before my little spill while still on the rocky and rutted part of the singletrack (which I was negotiating pretty well), I was saying to myself, "Gee... I hope we get back before it gets too much darker... I'm having trouble seeing." I also had been contemplating getting clear lenses for the longest time. Oh well... lessons learned.
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When I was a kid, I was riding my Huffy to the local park. At the time I was riding on a bike path and for some reason these paths have wooden poles in the middle of them near street crossings. So I was riding along and turned around to yell at a buddy and rode straight in to the pole and went flying over the bars in to the street. At least there were no cars coming.
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Hehe...... some good stroies guys. Well I have 2 more.

When I was much younger and still had a steel Peugot mountain bike me and a friend were racing home, him in front and me catching, we both went around a corner and me going too fast had to take the outer section, problem was that there was gravel on the road and the bike did not want to turn, so ended up jumping onto the grass pavement and heading head first into the grass, with the bike hitting the pavement and flipping over me. When my friend got to the top of the road he turned around and I was gone, a few seconds later I emerged all grass stained and feeling like an idiot.

Another time when I first got my Gary Fisher with Toe Straps, I was rinding on the road to get past a pedestrian and then road up a bank to get onto the pavement/footpath. and when Got to the top my pedal caught the ground and I came to a standstill and fell other and rolled back down the bank still attached to my bike, right in front of the pedestrian.
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