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very nasty spill

Discussion in 'CycleChat and Recreational Rides' started by alecstilleyedye, 22 Mar 2008.

  1. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    on today's club run, a club mate of mine (and very occasional poster on here) was going down a steep descent, rough single track road with boulders at the side. one sheared off fork steerer later, and he careers into the rocks.

    fortunately, despite no helmet, he seemed only to have (one presumes) bruises and a nice chainset oily stain on his (assos) back. could have been so much worse. the bike was a van nicholas and the fork steerer in question was alloy.

    he'll feel that in the morning, but hope he's back on one of his other (50) bikes soon ;)

    all in all an eventful club run, which also saw two visits from the p fairy, driving wind, relentless climbs and near horizontal snow.
     
  2. Foghat

    Foghat Veteran

    Ouch...component failures don't come much worse on a bike.

    Where did it shear?

    Has he crashed it before?

    Does he ride it over a lot of cattle grids?

    Does he generally abuse his (50????) bikes?
     
  3. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Are we to assume this was an MTB?
     
  4. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Assos, eh?