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Wear your helmet!

Old 04-02-06, 11:02 PM
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Wear your helmet!

The other day at the NYC alleycat, a pedestrian darted in front of me (I had the green). I did a faceplant on the sidewalk, hit right in the temple. My helmet has a huge dent. I got away with a sprained wrist and a bruised rib.
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Old 04-02-06, 11:06 PM
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i did that last week except i was using the eggbeaters and fell over because
i couldnt unclip in time. i was working the checkpoint at cherokee with the nice older
lady, maybe i saw you?
helmets are great, ride safe.
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Old 04-02-06, 11:07 PM
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What exactly happened? Front brake overload?
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if you weren't wearing your helmet, you would have walked away unscathed. So there...
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ouch :///

I started wearing my helmet on every ride after I fell off a few times and hit my head really really badly (luckily I was wearing my helmet these times and nothing serious came of it)

Originally Posted by Moximitre
if you weren't wearing your helmet, you would have walked away unscathed. So there...
haha, what?
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Old 04-03-06, 12:22 AM
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alleycats are just about the only time i wear a helmet.
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Originally Posted by alexhays
haha, what?
if it was between faceplanting without a helmet and ramming an idiot pedestrian, the choice would be pretty clear.
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i'm gonna wear two helmets to be extra safe
 
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im surprised your wrist wasnt broken, it looked kinda farked right afterwards... but im damn glad to hear your ok. I felt bad afterwards i didnt give you my info to be a witness that she was crossing against the light. Are you gonna do the DUMBO alleycat??? should be much less pedestrains and much more cobblestones... =)


p.s.---seggybop, sometimes the idiot pedestrian gets rammed... and you both do a faceplant. helmet or not.


whats up crayonsemble... thank you for the much needed candy and water !!!
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Old 04-03-06, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by krillz
im surprised your wrist wasnt broken, it looked kinda farked right afterwards... but im damn glad to hear your ok. I felt bad afterwards i didnt give you my info to be a witness that she was crossing against the light. Are you gonna do the DUMBO alleycat??? should be much less pedestrains and much more cobblestones... =)


p.s.---seggybop, sometimes the idiot pedestrian gets rammed... and you both do a faceplant. helmet or not.


whats up crayonsemble... thank you for the much needed candy and water !!!
It was like two people in a hallway--she starts darting, so I yell "yoooooooooo!" She stops, I accelerate. She darts again, I smash into her. If she wasn't as fat as she was, I'm sure both of us would have taken more damage.

Crayonensemble--thanks for the carrots and trail mix. Gave me something to much on at the ER.
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Originally Posted by BLACKMARKET
ha!
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Originally Posted by Seggybop
if it was between faceplanting without a helmet and ramming an idiot pedestrian, the choice would be pretty clear.

Yeah, try clocking a 200lb hunk of dough at 16mph and see if you can stay upright.
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Originally Posted by slopvehicle
Yeah, try clocking a 200lb hunk of dough at 16mph and see if you can stay upright.
That mad me laugh.
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^^^t'would be fun on a huffy with body armor. Sorta like shooting a human cannonball at a fat man.

And I faceplanted after I hit and flew over the idiot pedestrian.
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makes me want a helmet
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makes me want to diet.
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Originally Posted by genericbikedude
It was like two people in a hallway--she starts darting, so I yell "yoooooooooo!" She stops, I accelerate. She darts again, I smash into her. If she wasn't as fat as she was, I'm sure both of us would have taken more damage.

Crayonensemble--thanks for the carrots and trail mix. Gave me something to much on at the ER.
the older lady actually brought all that food and laid it all out, i went to the store and
got the 3 gallons of water. this lady ( who was really cool) apperantly made
the trail mix herself and is really into doing checkpoints. future races should
look her up through steve the cat who set up this race.
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Originally Posted by koyman
makes me want to diet.
Shut up Mr. 6'5", 130lbs.
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