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Ouch! I fell off.

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by PrettyboyTim, 4 Dec 2007.

  1. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    I screwed up a corner on my way home last night and came off at around 20mph - the bike just slipped from underneath me.

    I seem to be basically okay - my right knee took the brunt of it - I've got a nasty big graze on it but I was able to cycle the rest of the way home and although it's sore the underlying joint seems to work fine. I don't suppose I'll be cycling for a few days, though.

    My bike seems okay from it - the only casualty was my blinky LED cateye, which has been basically reduced to a battery casing.

    Although the bikecam came off its mount and bounced down the road with me, it kept on recording and is undamaged. It's a great little gadget!

    Of course, I've put the footage online :smile:
     
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Whoopsie!!! How did that happen btw? Looked pretty dry to me.
     
  3. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Mmmm, early evening dampness coupled with a light covering of road-film or fuel spill?
    Freaky! Glad you're mostly OK.
     
  4. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Timmy, it does say SLOW in large letters across the road just before where you came off, do you think someone was trying to tell something?:smile:
     
  5. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    Yay!!

    Battlescars!!!:smile::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  6. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    Almost same thing happened to me about 5 months ago, still got the bloomin scars :smile:
     
  7. It must of been the camera :smile:, I believe Magnatom videoed an off too with the same camera :blush:
     
  8. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Ouch!
    I suggest you take that camera to a local shaman and get it exorcised.
     
  9. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Ooh unlucky mate! Here's a bit of virtual compeed for the road rash. Enjoy picking it!
     
  10. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Battle scars - just ride the bike better next time...:smile:
     
  11. OP
    OP
    PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    Yeah - the road wasn't obviously wet - just a bit damp from rain earlier in the day, and I hadn't really noticed up until then. I also went into the corner a bit faster than usual.

    I think I was fairly lucky in that my tracksuit bottoms didn't tear (much) so that the main graze didn't actually contact the road itself, only the inside of my clothing. There's a big patch of rubbed off skin and hair on the inside of them :blush: , but at least I didn't have to pick any grit out of my knee.

    Anyway, I had the day off work tomorrow anyway, so I can just hobble around at home :smile:
     
  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Road rash...fantastic !!!!! NOT !!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    Show it off and let people think you're an even bigger loon when you continue commuting!:smile::biggrin:
     
  14. Nearly fell off the other day when I was busy throwing up.

    It's narf firking distracting.:smile:
     
  15. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Oh My God! That is scary! It is scary because it was a crash of course, but even scarier because of the similarity to my incident wearing exactly the same camera


    Remember Tim won the camera from me!! :blush:

    I too was ok apart from the road rash.

    Very very spooky....:smile:

    Glad your ok by the way!