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Have you crashed in the last 3 years???

Old 03-04-08, 08:56 PM
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Have you crashed in the last 3 years???

Yes or no.
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Old 03-04-08, 08:57 PM
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Twice.

Oh, sorry. Yes.
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Old 03-04-08, 08:58 PM
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Wow Grumpy, you answered before I was even done.
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How about the last 3 weeks? Yes.
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Old 03-04-08, 09:03 PM
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No comment. Such talk is forbidden on my planet.
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Originally Posted by Happytime
No comment. Such talk is forbidden on my planet.
You're just jealous because someone started a pole and it wasn't you.
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I'm waaay overdue.
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yes of course, gravity can be a real b1tch sometimes..
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Crashed few times, was hit by a car twice, fractured wrist once, went through two bikes (one was destroyed by a car, another when I shifted RD in to spokes after wiping out on a hill). I am really elfing unlucky or something.
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Originally Posted by 1955
You're just jealous because someone started a pole and it wasn't you.
Unless you plan on dancing, I think she's more jealous that someone started a poll than a pole.
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How about last weekend.
Yes...
Only a small bruis though.
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Originally Posted by Happytime
No comment. Such talk is forbidden on my planet.
+1
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Three times, only injury once- broken rib.
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Twice. Once involved another bike during a descent, once involved a car (right hook).
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I've had two wrecks in the last three years:

1. On the South Bay bike path at night when I didn't have enough light, and went into the sand on a curve. Unfortunately I landed on the pavement though - OUCH! I now have a much better light.
2. Coming home late at night, I cut through a back alley and wiped out on some torn up asphalt. I was on the ground before I knew what happened.

In both cases, I was pretty tired. I'm usually much more careful.
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2006 was horrible, six crashes two of which put me in the ER.
2007 was wonderful, kept the bikes upright (or at least the rubber side down) the whole year.
2008 I am aiming to replay 2007, at least as regards to crashes.

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One broken pelvic bone in September of 06 after crossing wheels with my buddy. Landed on my head last year some time; I was watching a tall female runner instead of the trail and ran right off of it. I stayed on until I went to get back on the trail and misjudged the lip coming back on and also I didn't see the succulents that lined the trail there.
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Depends on how you define crash.

I've fallen over numerous times but never crashed...
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Twice in 2006, once in 2007, and ten days ago. Went down hard on the Ballona Creek path, fortunately nothing was broken on either me or the bike, though we both were knocked around pretty good. I got the stitches removed from my elbow today, ribs and hip are still pretty sore.
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06 broke clavical, fractured wrist, cracked rib all in one bad interpretation of superman
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Originally Posted by BillyB
On the South Bay bike path at night when I didn't have enough light, and went into the sand on a curve.
I've done that! Not in the last three years though.
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Old 03-05-08, 12:11 AM
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Crashed last year and got my face and arms all banged up. I looked like a battered wife for a couple of days after the crash. That was gross.
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on my MTB, I crash quite a bit
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Yes.

Hah! I was on the Goldline last night and I started talking to this lawyer (middle aged) and he told me

"I used to ride a bike to work but I kept getting hit by cars. I was in the hospital every six months"

Not exactly what I'd like to hear from someone when I'm on my way to a meeting about how to get more people to use bikes in LA...

He'd been mostly right-hooked.

This is an excellent page...
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