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I'm such an ar**

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by ChrisKH, 17 Jun 2008.

  1. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Finished tinkering with the set-up on the shiny road bike yesterday, took it out for a spin at 10.45 pm with lights on. Came back turned into my road (which is steeply uphill) with a white van behind me. The road narrows as someone had parked opposite my drive so I unclipped and lent inwards (probably unnecessarily) for the van, which is now revving it's engine, to get past. Unfortunately I had lent right and unclipped on the left.........cue me crashing to the ground still clipped in; nice large cut on elbow, front cog striated gashes to the ankle and a scratched rear mech. ;) Will I ever learn? :thumbsdown:
     
  2. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I hate doing that, as the leg you need to get back up with is still attached to the pedal!
     
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Bad luck ChrisKH, it's annoying when it happens but you are not alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    Oh yes, we have all had a clippy pedal fall at inopprtune moments; my finest was on my first club run (I never did quite live that down). Bad luck to you, and I'm glad that the shiny road bike came back largely unharmed.
     
  5. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    >front cog striated gashes to the ankle

    Painfull !!!!!!!!! ;)
     
  6. OP
    OP
    ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Thanks for people's best wishes.

    I'm in the doghouse today as I bled all over the best duvet. Oh well you live and learn. Sometimes.;)
     
  7. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    ...such an arch? I wondered where she'd gone. She was having the sex change:ohmy:
     
  8. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Been there. Done it. Looked really doopid! As Keith says, you're not alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    No comfort from the better half from the injuries.... oopps !!!
     
  10. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    F****** WVM again...b'stards...it's always one of them...Essex is full of the peasants
     
  11. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member