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by Carl Brewer last modified 2007-02-28 07:24
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I join (feebly, and with dishonour) Neil's club of bleeding MTB riders

Tonight, dusk, Westerfolds Park, in the CARPARK I crashed my MTB!  Showing off, I thought I'd ride through a pothole.  Front suspension was still locked out, front wheel goes in hole, bike stops.  I don't.  Right over the handlebars!

That'll learn me to showboat!  Neil would indeed be proud, nice gouge in thigh from pedal I think, no damage to knicks, save for a bit of blood staining (rinsed out now, all good ...).  It's only superficial damage, not enough to warrant a bit of Mefix, but it does sure sting in the shower. 

I did get up the steep hill that I normally have to bail out and walk up though, and recovered from overcooking it into a tight corner with a bit of front wheel sliding(w00t!), so it wasn't a disaster of a ride.

I ordered one of these today, for winter night MTB fangs.  It'll be just like the old days with the old rally car, but cheaper and colder.  Mmmm, cross-training ...


Posted by nick at 2007-03-04 19:07
Guys everyone be bloody careful!
I don't know if you know, a guy in my cycling club, Eastern Vets broke his neck last week on a bike path, he went over the handlebars. Another rider at Glenvale had a fall a few months ago and is till recovering with paralysis in his arms. Not being negative but we have to take care. Going over the handlebars is pretty bad (but at times unavoidable).

Being unlucky ...

Posted by Carl Brewer at 2007-03-06 18:10

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