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One of those Life flashing before your eyes moments

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by joebe, 10 Oct 2007.

  1. I'll set the scene:
    This morning coming down Constitution Hill at about 20-25 mph, roads wet with the first leaves of autumn lurking around, oozing greasy, slippery muck everywhere, Various cabs /cars/bikes behind.

    All of a sudden the very nice De Rosa in front looses his pump, a full sized affair. It seemed to taunt me bouncing along down the hill just in front of me threatening to imbed itself in one of my wheels. In the end I have no option that to go straight over it, trying to make myself as light as possible.

    Question. Was I right to kack my pants.:blush:
     
  2. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    100% certified brown moment.

    Glad your ok.
     
  3. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Bloody hell - sounds bad to me glad you only got a scare.
     
  4. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    You know what flipping gets my heart skip a beat?

    When you corner in the wet after a long dry spell and the diesel on the road has made the personhole cover into the slippiest substance known to man after Pamela Anderson's knockers with baby oil on them.

    Your rear wheel flicks sideways and your heart stops, especially if a black cabbie is right up your arse and that's not racist.
     
  5. asterix

    asterix Comrade Member

    Location:
    Limoges or York
    Did the De Rosa rider even notice the pump had done a runner?
     
  6. Maz

    Maz Guru

    joebe - did you tell him his pump had come off?
    Mine came off and a following driver was kind enough to wind his window down and tell me (though I knew about it already). It's a búgger trying to retrieve one intact cos it normally ends up under the wheels of the car behind...
     
  7. He knew it'd gone and stopped to go back and get it.
     
  8. ChrisW

    ChrisW Senior Member

    Skid marks everywhere if it were me...from braking too hard of course.
     
  9. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    bunny hop?
     
  10. All I had today was one motorist coming out of a blind turning like Bodie and Doyle and after doing my instinctive manoeuvre to avoid the twat in his penis extension of a car I proceeded to tell him what I thought of him.

    Also the ride back wasn't much fun either.Is it national twat week?
     
  11. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Nearly side swiped yesterday be some idiot that decided to do a u-turn in a traffic queue without signaling....
     
  12. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    I thought you were going to end up leaning over to grab it mid bounce, catch up with the owner and hand it back

    disappointed