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You Think Roadies Crash Hard?

Old 07-20-08, 07:43 PM
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You Think Roadies Crash Hard?

Check this footage out from the Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge (Portland, OR) yesterday.

https://www.katu.com/sports/25652879.html?video=pop&t=a
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Old 07-20-08, 07:47 PM
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Dang. That one guy in red went over a wheel like a ramp and hit the top barrier sideways.
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Old 07-20-08, 08:07 PM
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Anyone notice that wheel flying through the air and landing literally a foot away from that guys head? His hand hooks it in.
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Ouch. Anyone seen something crazy like that in person? Worse yet, been a part of a velodrome crash?

Glad to hear that everyone is going to be alright...
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Old 07-20-08, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by chtexas View Post
Anyone notice that wheel flying through the air and landing literally a foot away from that guys head? His hand hooks it in.
And 1/2 of the fork it was originally attached too
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Old 07-20-08, 08:21 PM
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that looked painful

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Old 07-20-08, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by hendrick81 View Post
that looked painful
...and expensive.
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Old 07-20-08, 08:47 PM
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To add insult to injury, after that dude in red went airborne, someone's wheel hits him after he skids to a stop.

Classic.
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Old 07-20-08, 08:51 PM
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From the rider who went over the disc-

See I remember hitting the disc, thinking "oooohhhh &%$#", seeing the fence coming up, and then coming to on the ground with a lot of people around me. I wish I had known I snagged the tri-spoke on the way down, I would've kept it. Possession is 9/10ths of the law and all.

Also, I have blue paint from the rail on the underside of my pedal...rail grind, baby! That'll show all the fixed gear freestylers how we do it at Alpenrose!

Thanks for all of the help yesterday from everyone who got me upright again and made sure I was in good shape. For a sprinter at least.

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Originally Posted by otismedina View Post
...and expensive.
+1 ...or whatever all those bikes cost. Holy crap!
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Old 07-20-08, 09:00 PM
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Does that one guy really need an Io front wheel?
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Old 07-20-08, 09:13 PM
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Whoa! What was that EVO rider in black/tan thinking? Did he just yank up on his bar too much and lift his wheel off the track?
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
Does that one guy really need an Io front wheel?
His 200 is in the low 11s. Whether you think thats enough to need it or not I can't say.

How fast would I have to be to get that helmet incidentally cause I really want one but I don't want to upset you.
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Old 07-20-08, 09:25 PM
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Well no, I'm not being a Nazi, but having a $2500 front wheel that has a high risk of being crashed isn't the best idea.
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Old 07-20-08, 09:32 PM
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Nobody NEEDS a 2500 dollar wheel, duh.
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
Well no, I'm not being a Nazi, but having a $2500 front wheel that has a high risk of being crashed isn't the best idea.


clearly
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Old 07-20-08, 09:54 PM
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Wow... at least the road rash on the track doesn't seem as bad as when during road races/crits you hit the pavement with it's very rough sandpaper surface.
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Originally Posted by Scummer View Post
Wow... at least the road rash on the track doesn't seem as bad as when during road races/crits you hit the pavement with it's very rough sandpaper surface.
Note: the surface at Alpenrose is concrete. (not wood)
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THESE are crashes...
https://video.google.com/videoplay?do...KXounAAQ&hl=en

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Originally Posted by Frunkin View Post
And 1/2 of the fork it was originally attached too
The weird thing is that the fork looks like it snapped in the middle of the blades, rather than at the crown/steerer tube area.

Originally Posted by obra3 View Post
From the rider who went over the disc-
At least he has a sense of humor about it. It's amazing that no one was hurt too badly.
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Originally Posted by Old Dirt Hill View Post
Ouch. Anyone seen something crazy like that in person? Worse yet, been a part of a velodrome crash?
More than once... (to both).

Promote track races and you see a lot of crashes-- remarkably there aren't too many serious injuries, though I've seen a couple of broken hips (femoral neck fractures). Anna Meares (Ozzie track sprinter) had a gnarly one in the keirin at the last world cup here that put her in the hospital.

edit: and I know one of the guys in that crash. I wasn't sure, but sent the video to a teammate (without telling him) and he pointed out that the guy we know was in it.
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Old 07-20-08, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by slvoid View Post
Dude... if you're going there with freeriders... 170 km/h+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuAR_ZQSxPc
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Old 07-20-08, 10:41 PM
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Wow yeah those are some crashes alright. I don't think I have it in me to fly through the air like that, even though I can't help but speed down big hills on skinny tires as fast as i can.
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Rewatched the video a few times-- it would have been less bad if the third guy's pedals hadn't released-- the bike wouldn't have gone all the way to the rail and the next 3 riders might have made it over. As it is, it looks like it stuck to the fence.

I narrowly avoided one similar to this where a guy separated from the bike after the crash and the bike kept going up. It turned around just in time. The three riders who hit the bike on the fence all did the right thing-- you're almost guaranteed to be involved in the crash if you try to go under, but often can avoid it all by going over.
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Ouch Well at least no one was seriously hurt. I think the guy beating his hand on the ground after was thinking OMG how am I gonna replace that wheel..
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