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If bad things come in threes should I go out tomorrow?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Renard, 11 Jan 2008.

  1. Renard

    Renard Guest

    I am wondering if I am in the middle of an unlucky spell. I had a spill on some black ice this afternoon. Going down a hill next thing I know I am sliding along the road on my back. Twas very painful and I reckon I am going to have some spectacular bruising.

    The thing is, on my last outing I was mountainbiking. A group of us took a path we were not exactly supposed to. I was in the lead and going round a big berm my front wheel sunk into the surface (now that's why that section was closed:rolleyes:) with me toppling head first into some rocks at the bottom. I actually broke a rock in half, Pai Mei style :eek: .

    Now I am wondering what fate has in store for me tomorrow if I go out on the bike? **** the 'puncture fairy' :rolleyes:, its the 'falling off fairy' that I'm worried about :wacko:
     
  2. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    You'll be alright. You have to go sometime. Can't stay in bed for ever.

    ANyway, superstitions are just that. A poor way to rationalise a complicated world.

    We have physics and statistics and stuff now instead.
     
  3. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Well you will never know till you go find out. So you might aswell go out and see.
    I nearly went over the other day when it was abit wet, the back whell moved around when i went into a courner abit fast, luckily it wasnt completly wet so it just move around. Made that courner and some others abit of fun.
     
  4. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    Can I have any bikes you have left to me in your will?
     
  5. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    That's a bit tasteless.

    You haven't even asked what size he is first.
     
  6. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    Superstitions work even if you don't believe in them....
     
  7. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    i think the not being allowed on here during working hours counts as the third bjb.
     
  8. ash68

    ash68 New Member

    Location:
    northumberland
    best way to think is that the great man upstairs has got his radar wrong and the bloke with the broken leg got your last bit of bad luck:biggrin:. Sad for him, but great news for you, you're in the clear BJB
     
  9. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Why's the helicopter got a bike wheel on the back?
     
  10. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Bad luck by proxy, that's new!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Mate, that was good news. You seen them hills?
     
  12. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    And even better you can now go round telling one how disapointed you are and how you were looking forward to the challenge and were on for a record time as well.
     
  13. OP
    OP
    Renard

    Renard Guest

    Well I managed my third fall on Sunday. I was mountainbiking (at Drumlanrig for anyone that knows it) and fell off on the last 10metres of the last section of singletrack. Grrr :wacko:
     
  14. longers

    longers Veteran

    It could have been a lot worse, it could have been the first 10 metres :wacko:.

    I know Drumlanrig but only for the castle and the assault course.
     
  15. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Falling off and a MTB = 100% it will happen almost every ride...just avoid the trees !