What Low Level Risks Should be Considered Whilst Cycling - Advice for Others Please!

Oldhippy

Über Member
Bugger!
 

slowmotion

Quite dreadful
Location
lost somewhere
I find squirrels the worse. I had one run down a path in front of me like Phil Bennett against the All Blacks in 73, I went left, him right etc. Unfortunately, ended up running over his tail But he seemed to be ok.
Squirrels are just plain daft. They dart out of the way and then run back into your path. My badger friend just stayed right on course and passed about two feet ahead of my front wheel. He was a big chap.
 

lane

Veteran
Come off on ice, on leaves, on oil, on uneven roadworks. That's not a good record is it?

Lost my car keys on an audax, needed the car to get home.
 

Ridgeway

Senior Member
Ice but not what you'd think (this was last Saturday).

Trundling along in a big gear, slight tail wind so some where around 50kmh when i was aware of a vehicle coming up behind me, focused on pedalling and made sure i kept well in = ALL OK. Pick up truck passes by and as he does a flat chunk of ice about the size of a dustbin lid fell off it and just slid along the road A) going faster than me and B) coming in at an angle that meant my front wheel and it were going to meet (all this happening pretty quickly). Must have used up some luck last Saturday as the chunk of ice passed just in front of me, a few cm's only:eek: it nearly got me..... so dangerous ice but not as we know it.

Beyond that a bank stick jammed in my rear wheel once when cycling of to go fishing, came to a quick stop early in the morning many many years ago.
 

raleighnut

Legendary Member
Location
On 3 Wheels
Squirrels are just plain daft. They dart out of the way and then run back into your path. My badger friend just stayed right on course and passed about two feet ahead of my front wheel. He was a big chap.
Similar with the one I narrowly missed. :eek:
 

MichaelW2

Veteran
Squirrels bouncing off spokes.
Acorns bouncing off road into specs.
Bee sting in neck
Muck spreaders
Portaloo tanker with leaky tap.
Wolf
Snake
Tree in road.
Siezed valve retaining ring.
Black ice
Freezing rain
Barbed wire in spokes. ( thanks SKS qr safety system)
Running out of road
Running out of summer
Gravity


And horses. How could I forget the big lumbeing stupid skittish idiots of the quadraped world.
 
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ebikeerwidnes

Über Member
I shuddered a bit at the 'portaloo with leaky tap' one

yuk



as an aside - I was an Uni witha bloke who grew up in a smallish Welsh village
he came back after one holiday - apparently he had been walking down the main (and only) street with his mates when they saw a tractor approaching
with a trailer behind
a liquid manure spreader type trailer

as it came closer it became clear that the 'on; switch for spreading has somehow been knocked ON

all the way through the village - decent church going running in all directions

my friend and his mates ducked into a handy shop and closed the door - then had to lie down while they laughed - for a long time

anyway - back on topic
 
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