Black ice - be careful...

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Maz, 5 Mar 2008.

  1. Maz

    Maz Guru

    I came off the bike this morning when I hit the back of a pick-up truck.

    I was on a downhill and the truck in front of me started to brake suddenly. I put my brakes on but skidded straight into him. Now my left wrist is very sore, there's a big rip in the saddle and the front mudguard keeps chafing against the tyre (must have bent the spoke things).

    Anyway, be careful out there. Give yourself a bit of extra clearance space with the car in front on frosty mornings.
  2. ;) sounds nasty, I hope you're not hurt too bad. Look on the bright side, sounds like it could of been worse.
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Take it easy Maz!
  4. OP

    Maz Guru

    I'm ok, thanks, apart from the wrist which is now coming back to life again!
  5. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    Ouchee, glad you're OK mate!

    Just tested it eh? ;)
  6. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    S Yorks
    Living up to your username BM?? ;):biggrin::biggrin:
  7. Wolf04

    Wolf04 New Member

    Wallsend on Tyne
    Sound like the sort of accident that it's very good to able to walk away from. Glad you weren't more badly hurt. Black ice is the pits.
  8. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    ;) Ouch!

    Glad it was nothing more serious. Surely this is an excuse for a day off work! ;)
  9. Wolf04

    Wolf04 New Member

    Wallsend on Tyne
    That's very kind of you, I'll just get my coat:biggrin::biggrin:
  10. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Leith, Edinburgh
    You have my sympathies, Maz. It's not nice stuff, black ice (he says, wincing at the memories...)

    Glad that you came off relatively unscathed and I hope the wrist loosens off soon ;)
  11. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Holy bolero. Nae luck.
  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Bad luck - wasn't too bad in Manchester today - icy yesterday on the side roads, and had to walk to the main road...
  13. snapper_37

    snapper_37 Barbara Woodhouse's Love Child

    Hi Maz

    Glad you're ok! I virtually crept to work today as had a nasty encounter with black ice 3 weeks ago. A cracked helmet, ruined leggings and top, as well as some nasty bruises, gashes and grit rash. I've still got a bit of whip lash!

    Be careful out there.
  14. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    not being funny promise

    but what we say about a car skidding into the back of bike in the same circumstances? would we be so understanding

    pleased to hear you walked away with nothing worse that some bumps
  15. OP

    Maz Guru

    cheers, i thought i was ok...went to A+E this afternoon to get it checked out...turns out i've fractured a bone in my hand [one of the carpals, i think], so now have a cast bike for 6 weeks. :angry:
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