after coming of a bike

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325Simon
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after coming of a bike

Postby 325Simon » Mon Nov 26, 2012 19:46 pm

A Couple of weeks ago i came of my road bike a Trek 1.5. No issues the back wheel went on slick mud down lanes sending me sprawling. The bike is ok. Went for a ride today and i could feel or seem to feel every bump in the road and i found myself take extra care on corners.

I am assuming this is psycological and will soon pass i hope

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Re: after coming of a bike

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Mon Nov 26, 2012 19:53 pm

You fall off your bike, and amazingly escape injury to yourself and also damage to the bike (phew!!!)

Then you find you're more aware of the dangers and now take more care.

Not that I'm an expert, but I would say this is totally normal.

I become more aware and take more care after even reading about this sort of thing!!
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Re: after coming of a bike

Postby Buckled_Rims » Mon Nov 26, 2012 19:58 pm

Normal for me to be wary. Usually passes after a few hours riding if the conditions are good, but remains with me for the whole ride if the roads are damp. I also love MTB, so I'm used to mud, but even after 30+ years on roads I still treat wet roads with great respect. The next problem with this time of year is unexpected potholes that suddenly develop on a regular route.
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Re: after coming of a bike

Postby Prhymeate » Mon Nov 26, 2012 20:19 pm

Buckled_Rims wrote: The next problem with this time of year is unexpected potholes that suddenly develop on a regular route.


I found one on my route the other day that used to just be a tiny dip. It's parallel to some bollards that are in the middle of the road so if there is a car along side you it's usually quite close and there is no chance of avoiding the hole. I hit it with such force that it snapped one of the zip ties that was holding on my rear mudguard. :evil:

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Re: after coming of a bike

Postby elderone » Mon Nov 26, 2012 21:30 pm

It,s normal to be wary for a while.I,ve just started after an off and i am very wary still.It is getting better so just keep going.
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Re: after coming of a bike

Postby Wrath Rob » Mon Nov 26, 2012 22:36 pm

After I got knocked off it took a few weeks to get back to normal, and I'm still very wary of the section of road where it happened. Don't worry, it will fade slowly with time.
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Re: after coming of a bike

Postby DesWeller » Tue Nov 27, 2012 21:42 pm

After a few accidents it loses its novelty and you just get back on and keep riding. You do if you fall off as much as me, anyway.

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Re: after coming of a bike

Postby 325Simon » Wed Nov 28, 2012 08:57 am

The bike seems okay ive checked it over no cracks etc, however i needed a new helmet after hitting the back of my head on the tarmac. I dare say the worries will soon go and i'll be back to zipping down hills trying to beat my previous best.

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Re: after coming of a bike

Postby jagx400 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 17:18 pm

Done the same the other week, I am really careful now, worried I may come off again. I suppose it will take time for my confidence to return


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