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Old 03-21-07, 12:36 PM
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I crashed today...I am fine though.

Lordy, I crashed on a recovery ride today.

My plan was to ride down San Gabriel river bike path to Seal Beach and back, an hour of quiet uneventful ride. I was just warming up in brisk morning, spinning at 15 mph when I saw two ladies running down the path with a dog. They were on the left side of the path, leaving my side clear. "bike passing right side!".... That was my mistake. The lady stopped and turned around to her right, into my lane, with a look of "oh crap!" in her face. I swerved to miss her which then she proceed to do the same, exept in the same direction I was swarving to. I lock up my brakes and headed right into concrete incline down into the river. Thank God I didnt get to the rock piles at this point. I sort of did an endo and tumbled down half way and managed to stop my self. Saw my water bottle flying down. I stood up and the lady began to profusly appolgize. I was sort of stunned. I began to look for damage. My body was fine but my jersey was torn, my right side brake lever now has a scrape from hell, and side of my saddle was torn.

Overall I was fine. The lady offered to pay for my jersey but I declined. I had on this ten year old Pearl ultrasensor long sleeve jersey I loved. It was very cofortable and fitted me perfect. I am mad about that. It was sort of a fluky crash. I have not yet crashed in a bike race but to crash in something like this...eekkk. Yup, Maybe I should have just passed without a word. Yup, sh-- happens.
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glad you are ok!
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DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm glad your OK..........I never call out anymore just for that stupid reason, people are like HUHHHHHHHHHHHH.
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Glad to hear you are alright. Walkers with dogs always make me nervous, more so that the dog will freak out and jump in front or at me.
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Old 03-21-07, 12:46 PM
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Sorry to hear, but thankfully you weren't hurt. I have a fear of going over that concrete slope myself on that path! People are just often oblivious. At least she offered to pay for your jersey. She obviously wasn't a jerk and wanted to do the right thing.
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Old 03-21-07, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by jsigone
DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm glad your OK..........I never call out anymore just for that stupid reason, people are like HUHHHHHHHHHHHH.
I though about just passing but they had a dog on a leash. Better to be safe . Ended up dog wasnt the problem.
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Old 03-21-07, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by merider1
Sorry to hear, but thankfully you weren't hurt. I have a fear of going over that concrete slope myself on that path! People are just often oblivious. At least she offered to pay for your jersey. She obviously wasn't a jerk and wanted to do the right thing.
I should not have lock my brakes up. I should have just rode down that slope! There was no water at the bottom.
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Old 03-21-07, 12:52 PM
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Glad you are okay, people tend to get jumpy and nervous.
Like when you say "on your left....and they jump to the left, or just stand there....like DUH!!
Anyhow, glad it was not worse!
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Glad you're okay -- you should take this story to Advocacy & Safety, then sit back and watch the fun!
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Originally Posted by 1265 Lombardi
I should not have lock my brakes up. I should have just rode down that slope! There was no water at the bottom.
Well, it wasn't your fault no matter what! You can't always know what you will or won't do in those circumstances. I probably would have accidentally hit her and would be facing a lawsuit!
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Geez.....glad to hear you're fine, Josh. I hate going down the embankment.
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Originally Posted by magicant
Glad you're okay -- you should take this story to Advocacy & Safety, then sit back and watch the fun!
Hmmm.. I am sort of clueless.
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Old 03-21-07, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by The Fixer
Geez.....glad to hear you're fine, Josh. I hate going down the embankment.
Thanks. It might have been fun if I was up right on my bike.
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Yikes! Glad you're okay.
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Originally Posted by 1265 Lombardi
Hmmm.. I am sort of clueless.

In summary, you'll get half the people saying you need to slow down give more notice, half the people bemoaning the existence of peds on the path, and half the people complaining about bike lanes.


The thing is, over there you won't get the summary. You'll get doctoral theses on the matter which go on and on and ....


Glad you're ok!
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That's scary. Glad you're all right. Sorry about the jersey and the bike.
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Glad your okay Josh, you survived last night, and this happens when least expected I managed to survive around 50 races, without crashing, my crashes are always when least expected, when out for a recovery ride or noodling around.
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Old 03-21-07, 01:28 PM
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My biggest fear about the river trails. I'm glad you're okay, Josh. Which bike were you on?
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glad it didn't turn out worse. you were on your de rosa?
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How scary. I'm so glad that you're okay Josh!
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Originally Posted by ronjon10
In summary, you'll get half the people saying you need to slow down give more notice, half the people bemoaning the existence of peds on the path, and half the people complaining about bike lanes.


The thing is, over there you won't get the summary. You'll get doctoral theses on the matter which go on and on and ....


Glad you're ok!
Someone needs a remedial math class.

On a less humorous note, I'm glad you got out of the crash somewhat unhurt. My buddy went down the embankment and ended up with a dislocated elbow and missed riding for a couple of months.
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Originally Posted by 1955
Someone needs a remedial math class.
You should head over to the A&S forum.
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Originally Posted by ronjon10
You should head over to the A&S forum.
Are you kidding, I was over in the road forum for awhile today and had to come back here just to calm down. I'd have to get started on blood presure meds if I went over to P&R or A&S.
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I'm wondering if maybe you should say, "Bike passing on your right!" then pass on the left.

Murphy's Law would say that every pedestrian would smartify overnight and you'd still crash.

Bummer, man. Torn saddle? What saddle do you ride?
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