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Idiot down

Postby CiB » Tue Nov 13, 2012 19:29 pm

My turn. Nearly home, decided to do a bit of a detour as it was so nice being back on the bike after a 3 week gap. Got to the little roundabout not far from home, scrubbed off what felt like enough speed to get round it only to hear that unwelcome sound of tyres sliding across the damp tarmac,followed quite soon after by the loud bang of bike + yours truly hitting the deck and adding a couple more yards to the journey as separate items. Bollox.

Half a dozen cuts round the hands & fingers, a large dose of skin missing from the right knee & right hip, and a nice gash on the left shin where it met the bottle holder at pace. Haven't dared look at the bike yet; I only built it up on Friday and can't face the idea of it being damaged so soon.

Stay safe kids, and don't ride like a chuffing numpty. You know it makes sense.

:(

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Re: Idiot down

Postby Veronese68 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 19:35 pm

Bloody hell CiB. Have you not been paying attention? You're supposed to keep it rubber side down.
In all seriousness glad you're not more badly hurt and I hope you heal fast. Obviously wish the bike all the best too.

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Re: Idiot down

Postby jimmypippa » Tue Nov 13, 2012 19:35 pm

I always dislike cycling in November, loads of allen leaves on the roads for added fun.

Glad you are OKish, hope the bike is too.

Bet you're sore though

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Re: Idiot down

Postby rubertoe » Tue Nov 13, 2012 19:55 pm

I hate this time of year too, all that sludge and peds dressed head to toe in black.

Hope you feel better soon and the bike is ok.

Stay safe people
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Re: Idiot down

Postby Rolf F » Tue Nov 13, 2012 20:03 pm

jimmypippa wrote:I always dislike cycling in November, loads of allen leaves on the roads for added fun.


Allen leaves?

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CiB - you join an exclusive and unenviable club. I welcome you!

PS - glad no major damage......
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Re: Idiot down

Postby SimonAH » Tue Nov 13, 2012 20:11 pm

I love you Rolf! Tell me you scissored those leaves for a post-pun!
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Re: Idiot down

Postby Veronese68 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 20:27 pm

SimonAH wrote:I love you Rolf! Tell me you scissored those leaves for a post-pun!

I really hope so. If he did he deserves some sort of commendation.

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Re: Idiot down

Postby dee4life2005 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 21:01 pm

Veronese68 wrote:
SimonAH wrote:I love you Rolf! Tell me you scissored those leaves for a post-pun!

I really hope so. If he did he deserves some sort of commendation.


+1 ... genius.

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Postby CiB » Tue Nov 13, 2012 21:08 pm

All well, sort of. The right leg took the brunt of it but the amount of dark oily water on otherwise unmarked skin down there shows the cause - it must have been close to ice rink levels of slipperiness on the roundabout; I really wasn't going that fast. Superficial skin loss is the worst of it, and those antiseptic wipes don't half sting esp on fist sized ares of road rash. Bike seems to have emerged virtually unscathed apart from a minor scuff on the saddle and the leading edge of the r/h brake lever being filed down to bare aluminium. I rode it the rest of the way home [at a steadier pace obviously] and it was ok.

Like the allen leaves. Neat.

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Postby Rolf F » Tue Nov 13, 2012 21:13 pm

Lol :lol: - sadly I didn't do them myself. I'm too much of a scientist not to know that if I google hexagonal leaves, I will instantly find that someone has already made allen key shaped leaves for me; it was inevitable. The internet can be very satisfying!
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Postby jimmypippa » Tue Nov 13, 2012 21:23 pm

Rolf F wrote:Lol :lol: - sadly I didn't do them myself. I'm too much of a scientist not to know that if I google hexagonal leaves, I will instantly find that someone has already made allen key shaped leaves for me; it was inevitable. The internet can be very satisfying!

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Re: Idiot down

Postby Kieran_Burns » Tue Nov 13, 2012 22:13 pm

Veronese68 wrote:Bloody hell CiB. Have you not been paying attention? You're supposed to keep it rubber side down.
In all seriousness glad you're not more badly hurt and I hope you heal fast. Obviously wish the bike all the best too.


He did. He was in the gimp suit for the Tuesday night swinging sesh and got confused.
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Postby Initialised » Tue Nov 13, 2012 22:28 pm

CiB wrote:My turn. Nearly home, decided to do a bit of a detour as it was so nice being back on the bike after a 3 week gap. Got to the little roundabout not far from home, scrubbed off what felt like enough speed to get round it only to hear that unwelcome sound of tyres sliding across the damp tarmac,followed quite soon after by the loud bang of bike + yours truly hitting the deck and adding a couple more yards to the journey as separate items. Bollox.

Half a dozen cuts round the hands & fingers, a large dose of skin missing from the right knee & right hip, and a nice gash on the left shin where it met the bottle holder at pace. Haven't dared look at the bike yet; I only built it up on Friday and can't face the idea of it being damaged so soon.

Stay safe kids, and don't ride like a chuffing numpty. You know it makes sense.

:(
Must be something in the air, same thing happened to me on the way home, lost it on a mini roundabout, same speed, angle and line as usual. What just happened, why are my wheels feeling like that, I'm going over aren't I, topple, crunch, you all right mate from the car behind. How I managed to land on my left side on a right hand turn I don't understand. Road felt slippery as I got up so probably fuel or oil rather than general road crud. Not to much damage, bike if fine, sore thumbs and wrist, bruise under my right knee on the inside, aggravated my left hip and shoulder. Damage to pride may suffer for a while.

Winter is here and I think I need one of these:

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Re: Idiot down

Postby meanredspider » Tue Nov 13, 2012 22:36 pm

Holey Moley, everybody - what are you all doing???

Glad to hear no one is seriously hurt in today's batch - I'm just on Wiggle now ordering up the body armour.

Seriously, take care and get well soon. I think we all need to expect the unexpected in November
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Re: Idiot down

Postby Sketchley » Tue Nov 13, 2012 22:43 pm

Starting to think my normal plan of beer and fried crispy dead animal during November and December, followed my new year resolution to cycle more is actually a good plan....

Hope you heal up soon, given recent events glad to hear it is not life changing.....
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Re: Idiot down

Postby CiB » Tue Nov 13, 2012 22:52 pm

Kieran_Burns wrote:
Veronese68 wrote:Bloody hell CiB. Have you not been paying attention? You're supposed to keep it rubber side down.
In all seriousness glad you're not more badly hurt and I hope you heal fast. Obviously wish the bike all the best too.


He did. He was in the gimp suit for the Tuesday night swinging sesh and got confused.

Tuesday is Tuesday. We were there; where were you? There were some disappointed men tonight, not to mention the lizard.

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Re: Idiot down

Postby walkingbootweather » Tue Nov 13, 2012 23:35 pm

Glad to hear that you didn't fare too badly CIB. Your account reminded me of a similar incident that took place many years ago while I was out riding with my best mate. Like you he took a tumble on a roundabout, and like you it was more a case of hurt pride than major physical damage. I shall never forget his indignation as he picked himself up saying "I was riding well with the design parameters of my bike!" You won't be surprised to learn that he was and remains an engineer by profession. Nor will you be surprised to know that I have never let him forget it. :wink:
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Re: Idiot down

Postby rjsterry » Tue Nov 13, 2012 23:40 pm

Rolf F wrote:CiB - you join an exclusive and unenviable club. I welcome you!

PS - glad no major damage......


Sadly not that exclusive - do we need a Your Roadrash Pics Here thread? Possibly Not.

PS, Someone needs to get onto Conti or Schwalbe and get them to develop an Autumn-specific commuting tyre capable of gripping on wet leaf-strewn roads, perhaps with some sort of micro-spikes - working product name GAF: Grippy As F***.
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Re: Idiot down

Postby Initialised » Tue Nov 13, 2012 23:46 pm

rjsterry wrote:
Rolf F wrote:CiB - you join an exclusive and unenviable club. I welcome you!

PS - glad no major damage......


Sadly not that exclusive - do we need a Your Roadrash Pics Here thread? Possibly Not.

We have one, but Silly Commuting Injuries I believe. About to add today's bruise to it.
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Re: Idiot down

Postby PBo » Wed Nov 14, 2012 07:14 am

Rolf F wrote:
jimmypippa wrote:I always dislike cycling in November, loads of allen leaves on the roads for added fun.


Allen leaves?

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CiB - you join an exclusive and unenviable club. I welcome you!

PS - glad no major damage......

Nobody has asked the important question.....

Why does it say "breast" on that bit of card behind the bottom Allen leaf?

Ps - glad your ok etc.


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