Euan wrote:Worst smash Ive had in the last few years was at < 10km/h, was travelling through a car park looking for somewhere to chain my bike when the front wheel went down through a storm grate. Smashed my face up pretty good.
paul_f wrote:...or maybe just more common sense than me. I had my first "crash" today. Luckily nothing other than my pride was hurt. I was leaving the car park where I leave my bike and there was a car exiting ahead of me. So I patiently waited for the car to go through the barrier and was daydreaming away. Next thing the car starts moving and I just pedal and follow - completely forgetting that what goes up must come down, and yup - the barrier came down right on top of me, and I had to slam on my breaks and consequently fell off in what could be flatteringly described as an ungainly manner. It looked especially docile of me as I was travelling at maybe 7-8km/h at the time. Oh well, at least I know I won't make that mistake again.
all most as good as Ian's threadThe cars have been trying really hard to get me lately, it seems, though none have suceeded, thankfully.
Best one in recent years was one winters day whilst riding with friends on the Sassafrass Creek track (yes ,I know that you are not supposed to).
Managed to ride up the couple of steps on to a wooden bridge, got halfway across and the front wheel slid out from under me. I went to put my foot down to steady and my foot slid off the other side of the bridge.
Next thing I know I've fallen off the bridge and landed on my back in the creek. Had just started to get up when the bike toppled off and landed on top of me. Rounds of applause from my friends. 15km ride back to the car sopping wet and 10 degrees - ah the fun of cycling.....
the good thing is have a laugh about it.
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