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Ouch!

Postby 2x10 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 17:54 pm

Riding in the superb Surrey hills I managed to do a face plant in a huge muddy puddle oooh! This was due to two reasons. 1/ a large gnarly root and 2/ incompetence!
Undaunted I went around for a second try, same bit of root, same puddle, :oops: face planted and a dislocated shoulder to boot.
Thats my biking finished for the year. maybe ill get a darwin award? :oops:

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Re: Ouch!

Postby cooldad » Thu Nov 22, 2012 18:03 pm

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Re: Ouch!

Postby Cat With No Tail » Thu Nov 22, 2012 19:10 pm

2x10 wrote:Riding in the superb Surrey hills I managed to do a face plant in a huge muddy puddle oooh! This was due to two reasons. 1/ a large gnarly root and 2/ incompetence!
Undaunted I went around for a second try, same bit of root, same puddle, :oops: face planted and a dislocated shoulder to boot.
Thats my biking finished for the year. maybe ill get a darwin award? :oops:


As it's a posthumous award, if you do win it, a dislocated shoulder is the least of your worries.

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Re: Ouch!

Postby miss notax » Thu Nov 22, 2012 20:49 pm

Oh god! I'm sure there's a moral there somewhere but i'm not sure what it is....!

All the best for a speedy recovery :D
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Re: Ouch!

Postby Bartimaeus » Thu Nov 22, 2012 21:03 pm

miss notax wrote:I'm sure there's a moral there somewhere

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again... and then give up.

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Re: Ouch!

Postby the_moodster » Thu Nov 22, 2012 21:46 pm

Chin up, three weeks ago I broke my wrist while out at Surrey hills and have no memory of the crash. Got a Ti upgrade to my wrist though :-) no riding until next year for me either :-(

Hope your shoulder heals soon!
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Re: Ouch!

Postby bennett_346 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 21:51 pm

the_moodster wrote:Chin up, three weeks ago I broke my wrist while out at Surrey hills and have no memory of the crash.

Err that can't be good :wink:

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Re: Ouch!

Postby the_moodster » Thu Nov 22, 2012 21:54 pm

No, fortunately no concussion, my lid took the brunt of the impact, just a bit got a bit scrambled in the tumble, could be worse.

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Re: Ouch!

Postby 2x10 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:10 am

the_moodster wrote:Chin up, three weeks ago I broke my wrist while out at Surrey hills and have no memory of the crash. Got a Ti upgrade to my wrist though :-) no riding until next year for me either :-(

Hope your shoulder heals soon!


Yoghurt pots too??
happy healing :0)

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Re: Ouch!

Postby miss notax » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:22 am

Bartimaeus wrote:
miss notax wrote:I'm sure there's a moral there somewhere

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again... and then give up.


Yes, that's the one - although you missed one vital component. Loudly proclaiming about some mechanical fault after you give up on said tricky feature :wink:
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Re: Ouch!

Postby MountainMonster » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:22 pm

Best wishes everyone. It sucks having to be off the bike for any reason.

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Re: Ouch!

Postby njee20 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:24 pm

Yoghurt pots too??


There aren't any roots on YP!?

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Re: Ouch!

Postby cooldad » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:52 pm

Yes, there are.
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Re: Ouch!

Postby cooldad » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:58 pm

As you go kind of downy uppy downy uppy then down a bit and round a bit on the opposite uppy bit. More or less.
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Re: Ouch!

Postby MountainMonster » Fri Nov 23, 2012 13:45 pm

cooldad wrote:As you go kind of downy uppy downy uppy then down a bit and round a bit on the opposite uppy bit. More or less.


Amazingly said.

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Re: Ouch!

Postby njee20 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 13:52 pm

You're thinking of the mass of roots I imagine - where the big puddle is, and you can skirt to the left? Because yes, there are there, I'll give you that, and I imagine it's where 'the incident' occurred.

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Re: Ouch!

Postby lostboysaint » Fri Nov 23, 2012 13:57 pm

Njee - I was thinking the same place.

I separated my AC joint in my shoulder in them there Hills!!
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Re: Ouch!

Postby cooldad » Fri Nov 23, 2012 13:58 pm

njee20 wrote:You're thinking of the mass of roots I imagine - where the big puddle is, and you can skirt to the left? Because yes, there are there, I'll give you that, and I imagine it's where 'the incident' occurred.

Yup, that's what I said - but if you take a heroic high line at rad gnar speed on the opposite uppy bit, you can hit the roots.
Obviously myself and the OP are rad to the power of gnar riders.
However you, sir, are just a pussy. Skirt to the left indeed.
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Re: Ouch!

Postby balmybaldwin » Fri Nov 23, 2012 14:06 pm

MountainMonster wrote:
cooldad wrote:As you go kind of downy uppy downy uppy then down a bit and round a bit on the opposite uppy bit. More or less.


Amazingly said.



Theres' a big'un comming across and off camber on the tempting "dry" line before you go round a bit too - wouldn't be surprised if that was the culprit.

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Re: Ouch!

Postby Cat With No Tail » Fri Nov 23, 2012 15:17 pm

cooldad wrote:downy.


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