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Came off yesterday....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Monkey Boy, 23 Aug 2007.

  1. Monkey Boy

    Monkey Boy New Member

    :biggrin:
    Thought I would be keen and pop out for a quick 10miles during my lunch hour yesterday. To cut a long story I swerved to miss a pothole at 20mph round a long bend and could not recover before the kerb bit me. Ended up going over the handlebars in slow-mo.....must have looked spectacular to observers!

    The good news is that I've only got a couple of minor scrapes (hand, hip and knee). Oh, and the helmet probably saved me from a 'bit of a headache'. Note to self.....always wear helmet.

    New underwear please!!
    Anyone got any war stories?
     
  2. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Almost came off the bike coming down a hill 35+ at the weekend. It was quite an exciting experience!
     
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Bad luck Monkey Boy, it's suprising how quickly you get into trouble when forced to alter your line in a corner. Glad the damage is relatively light!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. FazTheWookie

    FazTheWookie Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cumbria
  5. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    Glad to hear you aren't badly hurt. If the helmet took a hit you may need to replace it - depending on the manufacturer there may be a discount for crash replacement.
     
  6. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    tarmac hurts doesn't it?! that's what i said to my nephew last night when he showed me his knee. ouch ... in reply to "have you had a good holiday", "no i fell of my bike" :biggrin:

    Think he felt better when i told him Lance sometimes comes off his.
     
  7. graham56

    graham56 Veteran

    Been there, got the t-shirt, don`t worry happens to the best :biggrin:
    hope it`s not to painful
     
  8. johnr

    johnr Über Member

    Ooooh. That'll change my perspective on the ride home.
     
  9. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    oh, ouch!

    Hope you feel all better soon...
     
  10. frog

    frog Guest

    Glad to hear you're not too badly damaged. You haven't mentioned the bike - it is alright isn't it :biggrin:
     
  11. Monkey Boy

    Monkey Boy New Member

    I no longer care about that old nag coz I just took receipt of the Cayo. Yeeeeehaaaaaaa. Only joking. Sheryl came off with a bit of a scrape along the left handlebar and that is about it. I think it was Sheryl's turn to go on top!!!
     
  12. Lardyboy

    Lardyboy New Member

    There's nothing like a "ooooooohhhhhhhhh shi***************!!!!!!!!" moment to awaken the senses. :biggrin:

    Glad to hear that you're fine and that it wasn't the Cayo being fretted over. xx(