Came off yesterday....

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

  1. Monkey Boy

    Monkey Boy New Member

    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 Guest

    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

    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

  5. barq

    barq Senior Member

    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

    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 Guru

    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

    Salford, 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. OP
    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(
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