similar , straight road though single lane and clocking similar speed when a car decides to overtakeNothing more than what I think motorcyclists refer to as a tank slapper. I was descending a steep countryside hill quite irresponsibly at getting on for about 40mph and was too fast for the bend, I found myself under steering and running out of road on the left hand side, I braked and struggled to stay balanced, going overbalanced left, then underbalanced on the right, over and over between the two. I could only see barbed wire, dry stone walls, and impending doom.... I eventually, just about got it under control which was more than I could say for my heart rate, I needed a sit down for ten minutes.
I've come off before of course, but not at that speed and that frightened me.
I bought a 2nd hand track bike and the rear tyre failed at the top of the banking. I shot down the straight onto the flat, and somehow kept it upright. The coach gave me an absolute bollocking for coming down irresponsibly, until she realised what had happened. New tyres next ride!Riding round on the blue line of Velodrome in a group 40 with a deflating rear tire slowly losing grip of the track
What happened to you after the crash,injury wise? I did similar and about the same speed 5 years ago,ending up with a flight over the car roof,after making a 2 foot high crease in the passenger side rear paneling,and then sliding along the tarmac with my helmet ending up cracked and full of little dents caused by the tarmac. I wasn't badly injured though,just a dislocated little finger and a pulled buttock muscle. That helmet saved my head that day,but that's not for discussion on this thread,as the mods would point out if it went further. I got £4,500 (after solicitor's fees) compo from the boy racer's insurance and seeing as it was his 5th driving offence into his 2 year old license he lost the thing. For how long i'm not sure.Slamming into a side of a vehicle at 23mph after getting caught out by a by a sudden bout of heavy rain. My brakes had turned into icecream. driver was turning left but he didnt complete his turn due to letting a pedestrian cross.