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Serious Accident Today: 30+ Stitches

Old 04-25-08, 10:12 PM
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Get well Chen. + 1 on handcuffs and duct tape.
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Old 04-25-08, 11:28 PM
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in case some of you guys were curious, this is what my face looks like now

Sorry its kinda gross





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Old 04-25-08, 11:33 PM
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you probably have to turn evil now

you mightve pulled off dark hero if it werent for the paddles
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Ouch
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Old 04-25-08, 11:34 PM
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Sounds (and looks) like you were lucky to have that emt guy control your bleeding.
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oh ****
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that is just brutal. how does the bike look?
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Old 04-26-08, 01:16 AM
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Seriously, now that I am riding more and more every day, I think that brakeless is the stupidest **** ever. Does it make you feel big and strong knowing that you have a less efficient braking ability? Why not just put on pre-worn brake pads?

I try to skid and use resistance to stop, but seriously, if I'm in an emergency, I just slam on my brake. Skidding just locks my wheel and takes about 4 seconds to reduce my speed, which doesn't include stopping. I think that if I rode brakeless I wouldn't be able to enjoy riding as much, because I'd be thinking about stopping. That is stupid. Riding is cooler than skidding.
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Old 04-26-08, 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by doofo View Post
you probably have to turn evil now

you mightve pulled off dark hero if it werent for the paddles
Seriously become a sith lord now.

Lol glad you're ok.
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Old 04-26-08, 03:05 AM
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Wow, that's intense.

I guess you got seriously lucky that it didn't go deeper and shatter a few bones, knock out teeth and so on.

And then... chicks dig scars!
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Old 04-26-08, 06:54 AM
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Hope you feel better soon.
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Old 04-26-08, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by diff_lock2 View Post
Sounds (and looks) like you were lucky to have that emt guy control your bleeding.
+1 glad your ok
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Old 04-26-08, 07:10 AM
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damn homeboy. join the facial scar club!
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damn. i thought my crash was bad. heal up dude.
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Old 04-26-08, 08:08 AM
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Seriously, now that I am riding more and more every day, I think that brakeless is the stupidest **** ever. Does it make you feel big and strong knowing that you have a less efficient braking ability? Why not just put on pre-worn brake pads?

I try to skid and use resistance to stop, but seriously, if I'm in an emergency, I just slam on my brake. Skidding just locks my wheel and takes about 4 seconds to reduce my speed, which doesn't include stopping. I think that if I rode brakeless I wouldn't be able to enjoy riding as much, because I'd be thinking about stopping. That is stupid. Riding is cooler than skidding.
That's probably because you don't know what you're doing... neither did he (no offense CHEN).

Having a brake is different, and not in a bad way.
 
Old 04-26-08, 08:26 AM
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if you emergency stop brakeless, you dont do it in a straight line.
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Old 04-26-08, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by tinydr View Post
That's probably because you don't know what you're doing... neither did he (no offense CHEN).
WTF are you talking about? Ryansexton basically posted that skidding is not an effective way of stopping and he prefers brakes. So how does that make him not know what he is doing?

And good luck with emergency stops "not in a straight line" in busy urban traffic, oh no. Good way to end up under a bus.

You guys make my head hurt.
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Old 04-26-08, 08:36 AM
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Wow. and this is exactly the reason i was afraid to ride when i was going to bu...

glad to see you aren't hurt more!! feel better.
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Old 04-26-08, 08:49 AM
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WTF are you talking about? Ryansexton basically posted that skidding is not an effective way of stopping and he prefers brakes. So how does that make him not know what he is doing?

And good luck with emergency stops "not in a straight line" in busy urban traffic, oh no. Good way to end up under a bus.

You guys make my head hurt.
riding without brakes on streets, done right, means not putting yourself in the position of needing to make an emergency stop (and hopefully people who ride brakeless have enough experience that they have some sense of what to do when those rare situations arise where there really is an emergency)... if you end up under a bus, you're definitely doing something wrong.

for regular riding that usually means the typical (look further ahead, ride slower, be prepared to go around)... in emergency situations in means knowing when to try to stop, and when to try to speed up and minimize your cross-section through strategic turning.

it also means recognizing when conditions are safe, and recognizing when conditions are rife with the opportunity for major problems.

CHEN's mistake was riding like he had brakes, when in fact he didn't...

riding fixed gear isn't simply about one's ability to skid, even if it is fun.
 
Old 04-26-08, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by tinydr View Post
riding without brakes on streets, done right, means not putting yourself in the position of needing to make an emergency stop (and hopefully people who ride brakeless have enough experience that they have some sense of what to do when those rare situations arise where there really is an emergency)... if you end up under a bus, you're definitely doing something wrong.

for regular riding that usually means the typical (look further ahead, ride slower, be prepared to go around)... in emergency situations in means knowing when to try to stop, and when to try to speed up and minimize your cross-section through strategic turning.

it also means recognizing when conditions are safe, and recognizing when conditions are rife with the opportunity for major problems.

CHEN's mistake was riding like he had brakes, when in fact he didn't...

riding fixed gear isn't simply about one's ability to skid, even if it is fun.
That's just ridiculous... Generally an emergency stop arises when something unexpected happens, yes you could reduce the chance of something unexpected, but never eliminate it.

If you guys wanna ride brakeless, fine. Just please for the love of god don't run my brake loving arse down when you can't stop.

Oh and you seem to be advocating running red lights, (minimize your cross-section through strategic turning). Again, go ahead and do it, but I hope you at least feel bad when someone in a car trying to avoid your minimized cross-section skids into oncoming traffic and kills the baby sitting in the rear seat. And if I hit you while you're running said red light, you better have good insurance, or a lotta cash to remove the bike imprint from the front of my car.
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in that light, CHEN's accident wasn't an emergency stop situation, it was a riding like an idiot, completely foreseeable incident.

in the meantime, you have no idea how I ride, or where I ride... so while your indignancy is duly noted, I don't particularly care.
 
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tinydr did anyone ask you to come in here and make this a brake debate. lets keep that **** in appropriate threads.
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Old 04-26-08, 09:22 AM
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no what the ****. splitting a lane is pretty standard practice and completely safe 99% of the time. sometimes cars merge quick and sometimes cars stop quit but both happening at the same time ending with his head in a windshield was not something he or I or probably you forsee when you're riding.
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Not trying to get your panties in a bunch, terribly sorry you don't like it when others opinions differ from yours.

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n that light, CHEN's accident wasn't an emergency stop situation, it was a riding like an idiot, completely foreseeable incident
Um, I wasn't commenting on CHEN's accident, I was responding to your post.

If you want me to comment on CHEN's accident, then based off his description, I don't think a brake would have helped a lot. Though really can you say for sure one wouldn't have? Oh and I have no idea how you got "completely foreseeable incident" out of my post

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in the meantime, you have no idea how I ride, or where I ride...
I can extrapolate from your post...
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Old 04-26-08, 09:30 AM
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you can extrapolate keisatsu, but you'd likely be wrong. boohoo... "panties in a bunch" a comment that marks someone with very little of substance to say.

zelah, do you know the area he was riding in? I do... I know it extremely well. What happened wasn't unusual, riding fast and expecting to be able to clear the back of a car without a brake there isn't wise (if you're going to ride aggressively there, I'd suggest keeping your hand on the brake lever the whole time).

straws: the topic of brakes vs. no brakes was broached pages ago... a brake probably would not have saved CHEN from hitting the car, but it may well have saved his face. wait, and you were actually involved in that conversation on the first page... uh?

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