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Re: Crash Thread - lucky

Post by markz » Oct 16 2019 1:38pm

Well when I fell over the handlebars and to the side, I had momentum and the bikes front wheel stayed pretty much on one side of the sidewalk, the handlebars slammed into to sidewalk, wrecking the smooth movement of the lever. I think my shoulder probably hit the the grass on the other side of the sidewalk.

When I got up, I played it cool and laughed a bit, then said to myself out loud its the first crash of 2019... just in case anyone saw me. I knew the old guy in the walker probably saw me. I didnt really look around because I was more concerned about my health. But I got up pretty quickly on purpose to get going again, in case anyone saw me and wanted to come to help.

I had an incident last year where I was doing donuts on a baseball diamond, knowingly making large ruts. It was right beside an old age home, or a 55+/60+ condo. I crashed hard as my rear wheel collapsed, that one hurt quite a bit and I got up slowly, thinking no one saw me. However this one old lady saw me, and came out and was willing to drive me home. I declined the offer and called someone for a ride. That same year, not even 100ft away from the most recent crash, it was winter time. Townhome city housing for poor people shovelled but left a big mound on their enter/exit-way. It was dark out so I did not see the mount of black hard packed snow, and I went a flying on that occasion too.


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Re: Crash Thread - lucky

Post by DAND214 » Oct 16 2019 2:57pm

markz wrote:
Oct 16 2019 1:38pm
Well when I fell over the handlebars and to the side, I had momentum and the bikes front wheel stayed pretty much on one side of the sidewalk, the handlebars slammed into to sidewalk, wrecking the smooth movement of the lever. I think my shoulder probably hit the the grass on the other side of the sidewalk.

When I got up, I played it cool and laughed a bit, then said to myself out loud its the first crash of 2019... just in case anyone saw me. I knew the old guy in the walker probably saw me. I didnt really look around because I was more concerned about my health. But I got up pretty quickly on purpose to get going again, in case anyone saw me and wanted to come to help.

I had an incident last year where I was doing donuts on a baseball diamond, knowingly making large ruts. It was right beside an old age home, or a 55+/60+ condo. I crashed hard as my rear wheel collapsed, that one hurt quite a bit and I got up slowly, thinking no one saw me. However this one old lady saw me, and came out and was willing to drive me home. I declined the offer and called someone for a ride. That same year, not even 100ft away from the most recent crash, it was winter time. Townhome city housing for poor people shovelled but left a big mound on their enter/exit-way. It was dark out so I did not see the mount of black hard packed snow, and I went a flying on that occasion too.


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You LUCKY guy, I wasn't so LUCKY!
Monday on my normal 50 mile fun ride, I didn't finish it. UNLESS you count the ride to the ER. Riding the Sun coast Bike path, I misjudged a turn and slid off the edge of the trail and tried to get back on but didn't. Slid to a stop after landing on my left shoulder. Laid on my back for about ten minutes, before I could move. Managed to sit up then slowly got up. Lifted my bike up. Only damage I've seen so far is my thermos and holder. what I couldn't see was my broken arm. Bone broken just below the ball & socket. So now I have a Titanium rod and screws holding them together. I hurts a little right now and surgery was 27 hours ago. Just got home 2 hours ago and the first post I see is a crash!

Oh I forgot the 13 mile ride to a place so I could get a ride to the hospital. That was painful and hilarious. My left had on the bars and riding. I felt the movement and thought my hand moved while not turning. WOW was that mind blowing.

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Re: Crash Thread - lucky

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John in CR wrote:
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.........Crash statistics prove otherwise. ........
Please point to the statistics.
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Re: Crash Thread - lucky

Post by Voltron » Oct 16 2019 7:15pm

Damn DAND! That sucks!

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Re: Crash Thread - lucky

Post by DAND214 » Oct 17 2019 6:20am

Voltron wrote:
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Damn DAND! That sucks!
Yep, it sure does. I might say it HURTS a LITTLE :cry:
I don't wanna do that again, EVER.
PT starts today, boy that's gonna hurt.

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Re: Crash Thread - lucky

Post by Skorohod » Oct 18 2019 11:46am

DAND214 wrote:
Oct 16 2019 2:57pm
I hurts a little right now and surgery was 27 hours ago. Just got home 2 hours ago and the first post I see is a crash!
Get well, Dan! I hope your arm heals completely and process would be as painless as possible.

Also, why you been discharged from hospital so fast? Doesn't it takes about a week long post-op observation after such invasive treatment?
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Re: Crash Thread - lucky

Post by DAND214 » Oct 18 2019 4:38pm

Skorohod wrote:
Oct 18 2019 11:46am
DAND214 wrote:
Oct 16 2019 2:57pm
I hurts a little right now and surgery was 27 hours ago. Just got home 2 hours ago and the first post I see is a crash!
Get well, Dan! I hope your arm heals completely and process would be as painless as possible.

Also, why you been discharged from hospital so fast? Doesn't it takes about a week long post-op observation after such invasive treatment?
Thanks for the get well wishes.
Well I guess it doesn't take that long anymore. I broke my rt ankle 9 years ago and it was next morning release after surgery!

Feels not too bad after all. had 3 nurses in two days. They are amazed that I am doing as well as I am. I guess they expected a weak tired old man. Well I am 69 years young. Go to see the surgeon Wednesday, gonna see when I can ride again. It's getting cold, like it's down to the mid 60's at night:lol:

Keep those pics of Moscow coming, love em.

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Re: Crash Thread - lucky

Post by markz » Oct 25 2019 6:38pm

I just had a crash today. I was on a single track through the low brush and tall grasses which were almost like hay it seemed like but it cant be. It was like a glorified wide piece of grass except it was yellow and much taller.

Anyway, that stuff was overhanging the path 3' up, and once I got off the bike to go over the 5th log, I got back on and was 10' down a windy path right next to the Bow River going slow, when the front wheel went into a hole. I went over the handlebars and over onto the hay like yellow grass. I layed there kinda smirking as it was an easy layover to the side. No one was around except some fly fisherman a half a km (1/3mile) up the river. Yes I was fishing too and trying to stay out of the wind.

I must say I have been riding more and more single track. Yesterday I went exploring in Fishcreek Provincial Park which is basically a city park, and the track was amazing. Just enough mud holes to make it interesting. I prefer easy tracks. Its almost like meditation.

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Re: Crash Thread - lucky

Post by DAND214 » Oct 26 2019 10:28am

markz wrote:
Oct 25 2019 6:38pm
I just had a crash today. I was on a single track through the low brush and tall grasses which were almost like hay it seemed like but it cant be. It was like a glorified wide piece of grass except it was yellow and much taller.

Anyway, that stuff was overhanging the path 3' up, and once I got off the bike to go over the 5th log, I got back on and was 10' down a windy path right next to the Bow River going slow, when the front wheel went into a hole. I went over the handlebars and over onto the hay like yellow grass. I layed there kinda smirking as it was an easy layover to the side. No one was around except some fly fisherman a half a km (1/3mile) up the river. Yes I was fishing too and trying to stay out of the wind.

I must say I have been riding more and more single track. Yesterday I went exploring in Fishcreek Provincial Park which is basically a city park, and the track was amazing. Just enough mud holes to make it interesting. I prefer easy tracks. Its almost like meditation.
Well, you've got me beat. I won't be crashing for a couple months. DR rule. Gotta let it heal before I crash again :lol: Something I don't/gonna do again :!:

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Re: Crash Thread - lucky

Post by Skorohod » Nov 16 2019 6:15am

I've been lucky yesterday. Heavy fog have been frozen through the night and leaved behind easy-to-overlook patches of thin ice on tarmac. I fell on the side with my bike in a icy turn (i think, that was typical "lowside"). No injury, just slightly cracked my mirror, displaced handlebar a little and get some frozen asphalt in my handle grip. My luck is no cars were around when i fell. Got a reminder, though: ice is slippery, my tires are for summertime, tarmac is hard when you fall on it :)

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Re: Crash Thread - lucky

Post by markz » Nov 16 2019 7:35pm

I've had two crashes in a week.

First one was black ice going around a corner, so luckily I had slowed down.

Second one
back end slid out

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Re: Crash Thread - lucky

Post by DAND214 » Nov 17 2019 9:15am

What the heck is that white stuff :lol: I haven't seen that in a couple years now and I didn't need it to crash badly :warn:

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Re: Crash Thread - lucky

Post by dogman dan » Mar 24 2020 6:00am

Armor up to ride like that. Motorcycle jackets make a crash a lot more comfy.

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Re: Crash Thread - lucky

Post by HK12K » Mar 24 2020 12:31pm

Since we're laughing at our own misfortune I might as well join in.

Few weeks back I was in our driveway bs'ing with a buddy of mine and said "wanna see something cool?" Went to do a burnout. Squeezed the front brake, pushed down and forward while straddling the bike. Leaned on the throttle and immediately landed on my back, still gripping the bars, wheels pointing towards the sky.

Apparently the worn concrete with the exposed aggregate offered a bit more traction than I was expecting. Lucky I didn't split my skull, but my back was none too happy for a few days.

I will never live that down.

Literally 3 days later, I'm riding around the yard with my kid on his strider and me on the Raptor. End up curbside talking to some passer-by. My kid starts to disappear around the far side of the house so I excuse myself to catch up to him. Hit the throttle, up on one wheel. All good, except I'm heading straight towards the side of the house. Still all good, I just lean, annnnnd the sod tears from the earth and slips out from underneath me like a cheap throw rug. Went down with a hard lowside. Both rotator cuffs aching. Bars spun nearly 90 degrees on the steerer tube. Thumb throttle dangling.

Some shoe goo and electrical tape and the throttle is usable until I can get another, whenever that might be.

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Re: Crash Thread - lucky

Post by markz » Mar 24 2020 1:50pm

I would say thats the geographical area fault. But I am biased, I really am.
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like a cheap throw rug.

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Re: Crash Thread - lucky

Post by HK12K » Mar 24 2020 2:13pm

markz wrote:
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like a cheap throw rug.

You're not wrong. Northern side of the house, under a big cedar. Soft ground, no light, and apparently not many roots either. :lol:

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Re: Crash Thread - lucky

Post by DogDipstick » Mar 24 2020 5:04pm

Lol great thread. Sorta.

Ive crashed my bike twice now doing stupid stuff. Ripped the CA off, among other things, last time. Mmmmm ShoeGoo.
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Re: Crash Thread - lucky

Post by markz » Mar 24 2020 7:00pm

I have not used studded tires and still ride glare ice in patches with ease. Its when its ice + water on top where my shoes and feet dont like it. Wet feet while ebiking and not pedaling is not fun.

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