Ouch! I fell off.

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

  1. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    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

    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...

    S Yorks

  6. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    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 Legendary Member

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

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    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!

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

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    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!

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

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    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!
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