First time falling off the bike :(

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First time falling off the bike :(

Postby pinkteapot » Mon Oct 21, 2013 08:22 am

Really, really stupid.... I decided at the last minute to pull into a farm entrance for a rest. Was going too fast, it was wet, and I failed to notice the very small kerb. Went in parallel to the kerb so instead of the front wheel going up it, the bike flew out sideways and I flew off (into the entrance, not the road fortunately!). Two cars that had been about to overtake me had to hit the brakes and pulled over to check I was OK.

Left side covered in cuts and bruises. Worst one on my palm as I wasn't wearing gloves. :oops: Have woken up this morning with a stiff knee and neck. :(

Fortunately I'm on a hybrid with flats so I didn't stay clipped to the bike!

No scratches on my helmet so my head didn't hit the deck and I don't need to replace it.

I haven't dared look at my bike yet. :( The husband came out in the car and rescued me and I was too shocked to check it while I waited for him. He looked last night and realised I'd lost the cap from the end of my handblebar, but he went out and found it for me (in the dark!), bless him. :) It was the original Whyte one with the stag logo so glad to have it back. He said the frame's pretty scratched in places. I'll look at it when I'm feeling brave. I absolutely love my bike to bits and it's only done 1,200 miles. :( He did say the brakes (disc brakes) weren't rubbing as he wheeled it in so the wheels still seem to be true. Think any damage will just be cosmetic.

Annoyingly, I only got a HRM a week ago, but wasn't wearing it as I'd only nipped out for a short ride. Readings would have been interesting - might have helped me find my maximum HR! :D

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Re: First time falling off the bike :(

Postby Ballysmate » Mon Oct 21, 2013 08:26 am

MIKEY!!!


Seriously, glad you seem to be in one piece.

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Re: First time falling off the bike :(

Postby Mikey23 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 09:06 am

dont worry... mikey is on the case!!!!

pleased that you are ok. coming off is a rite of passage and a few bike scratches will give you a lot of street cred! and it does seem to be that momentary lack of concentration that does it. might just be worth getting yourself checked out just to make sure that you havent done any lasting damage. sounds like it could have been a lot worse. welcome to the club!

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Re: First time falling off the bike :(

Postby team47b » Mon Oct 21, 2013 09:07 am

pinkteapot wrote:the frame's pretty scratched in places


Blokes dig scars :D

Glad you're OK though.
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Re: First time falling off the bike :(

Postby seanoconn » Mon Oct 21, 2013 09:10 am

Glad you're ok. Get back on the bike ASAP
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Re: First time falling off the bike :(

Postby pinkteapot » Mon Oct 21, 2013 09:21 am

seanoconn wrote:Glad you're ok. Get back on the bike ASAP


Thanks. :) I will as soon as my palm isn't tender. Not feeling scared of riding again as I wasn't wiped out by a car or anything. I'll be more selective about stopping places in future though!

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Re: First time falling off the bike :(

Postby bails87 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:18 pm

Glad you're relatively okay.

The disc brakes won't rub no matter how out of true your wheels are (out of true = rim, but disc brakes are attached to the hub) so they could still be wonky even though the brakes aren't rubbing.
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Re: First time falling off the bike :(

Postby arran77 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:48 pm

Check out the Cake Stop massive swooning over the damsel in distress, if had of been a bloke falling off you'd all of been calling the OP a tw@t and telling them to MTFU :wink: :P

Glad you're ok by the way pinkteapot :wink:

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Re: First time falling off the bike :(

Postby Ballysmate » Mon Oct 21, 2013 13:10 pm

arran77 wrote:Check out the Cake Stop massive swooning over the damsel in distress, if had of been a bloke falling off you'd all of been calling the OP a tw@t and telling them to MTFU :wink: :P

Glad you're ok by the way pinkteapot :wink:

:lol:



You are quite right Arran. I am a bit guilty of it as well.
So. WTFU and get some ironing done. :lol:

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Re: First time falling off the bike :(

Postby GiantMike » Mon Oct 21, 2013 13:13 pm

Pics, or it didn't happen! Any bum bruising?
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Re: First time falling off the bike :(

Postby arran77 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 13:19 pm

Ballysmate wrote:
arran77 wrote:Check out the Cake Stop massive swooning over the damsel in distress, if had of been a bloke falling off you'd all of been calling the OP a tw@t and telling them to MTFU :wink: :P

Glad you're ok by the way pinkteapot :wink:

:lol:



You are quite right Arran. I am a bit guilty of it as well.
So. WTFU and get some ironing done. :lol:


Ironing FFS, that's one of the benefits of marriage :lol:
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Re: First time falling off the bike :(

Postby Ballysmate » Mon Oct 21, 2013 13:28 pm

arran77 wrote:
Ballysmate wrote:
arran77 wrote:Check out the Cake Stop massive swooning over the damsel in distress, if had of been a bloke falling off you'd all of been calling the OP a tw@t and telling them to MTFU :wink: :P

Glad you're ok by the way pinkteapot :wink:

:lol:



You are quite right Arran. I am a bit guilty of it as well.
So. WTFU and get some ironing done. :lol:


Ironing FFS, that's one of the benefits of marriage :lol:


Sorry mate, I was directing the post to the unfortunate Tpot

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Re: First time falling off the bike :(

Postby unixnerd » Mon Oct 21, 2013 13:43 pm

I did almost exactly the same thing a few weeks ago and now have a titanium plate in my wrist. Glad you're injuries weren't worse, get back on the bike and try to put it behind you :-)
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Re: First time falling off the bike :(

Postby GiantMike » Mon Oct 21, 2013 13:57 pm

unixnerd wrote:get back on the bike and try to put it behind you :-)

No. Try to keep it under you.
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Re: First time falling off the bike :(

Postby MattC59 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 16:12 pm

Makes you jump doesn't it !

I did the same the other week, turned in, didn't see a 1/2" high marble kerb, hit it at 45 degrees and went down like a sack of spuds.

Bruised hip and elbow and a bent mech hanger, but nothing serious. Hope you're ok, get back, remember why it happened but forget everything else :D
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Re: First time falling off the bike :(

Postby SecretSam » Mon Oct 21, 2013 16:17 pm

Ow

Now get back on your bike

See: Jens' mahoosive off in the TdF a few years ago.
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Re: First time falling off the bike :(

Postby team47b » Mon Oct 21, 2013 16:23 pm

unixnerd wrote:I did almost exactly the same thing a few weeks ago and now have a titanium plate in my wrist.


Handy for snacking whilst riding in a group, "slice of cake anyone" :D
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Re: First time falling off the bike :(

Postby unixnerd » Mon Oct 21, 2013 16:29 pm

I actually wanted carbon but the doc insisted titanium was better.
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Re: First time falling off the bike :(

Postby Mikey23 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 17:12 pm

I wanted titanium but got boring old steel...

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Re: First time falling off the bike :(

Postby team47b » Mon Oct 21, 2013 18:19 pm

...one day Mikey you will Rust In Peace :D

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