Describe your favourite crash

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  • and then i felt really bad that i'd sworn at her. but not for hitting her, of course ;)

    and so you should. a slap with your meakers deerskin leather glove would have been more than adequate retribution. you didn't have to thump her. thats outrageous,, shame on you!

  • I think one of my favourites was whilst snowboarding in austria. I was at a festival called snowbombing, got trashed at lunch time, and thought..... right i'm going to hammer it down this red run. Anyhow needless to say half way down I caught a tiny mogul (bump) mid turn, which since I was drunk I failed to react to it quickly enough, I ended up catching my toe edge and faceplanting quiet violently at 30 something mph, next thing I remember was waking up a few minutes later with a completely numb face and what felt like a blocked nose, so I blew my nose, and launched a load of lumpy nasty looking blood onto the snow. I then boarded very slowly back down to the apartment, lesson learned.....don't drink and snowboard.

  • coming down fitzjohns av hampstead, going through lights at top, hit the small pothole in middle of intersection, rear lifted and i dabbed front brake, over the handle bars at 20mph. trashed wheel, hole in hip, elbow, many layers of clothes. (this was 5 years ago)

    avoiding slag on oxford ride when he ditched his bike in the gravel, did a superman into the bushes, returned unscathed. amazing.

  • chris

  • Describe your favourite crash
    Mine's a septic with literacy issues...

    chris

    Repost.

  • Hit a pedestrian this morning as he pushed the emergency button and jumped off a bus in the overtaking lane of a dual carriageway. By some huge miracle it seems I've healed already - not sure how. He'll be hurting though - cnut.

  • Slipped in possibly one of the hugest puddles I have ever seen in my life during torrential rain a few months ago and went straight into a stack of tables and chairs outside a cafe.

  • My favourite crash was when I was riding to work in a rush went round a corner in the wet like a mad fucker the rear wheel hit the drain, front wheel went into a massive pothole (I would have avoided if I had not been sliding out at the back), I went over the bars, but as I do I step on the handle bars, then step off the bike completely and then a nice forward roll.

    Picked the bike up, got back on it and blasted off back down the road, no damage to me or bike.

    Best Crash EVER!!!

  • i was riding with a 6 pack in my hand, my mates projector, and another 6 pack in my bag, and i hit a massive pot hole, dropped the bike (due to one-handed riding) jumped over the front some how landing on my feet and not breaking a single beer, let alone the projector.

    BEST CRASH EVER !!!!!!!111!!!!one

  • Between the ages of 1 and 8 I was raised in the US. My parents obviously drove cars during this period. Upon returning to the UK my mum drove myself and herself to the local branch of morrison's in warrington and parked outside the store facing a large floor to ceiling window that looked in on a section of the tills. Upon completing the weekly shop we paid up and return to the car to drive home. However 8 years of driving automatics resulted in my mum putting the car in first rather than reverse and accelerating into morrision's rather than away. We crashed through the window and wedged our mini between two tills.
    excellent.

  • Between the ages of 1 and 8 I was raised in the US. My parents obviously drove cars during this period. Upon returning to the UK my mum drove myself and herself to the local branch of morrison's in warrington and parked outside the store facing a large floor to ceiling window that looked in on a section of the tills. Upon completing the weekly shop we paid up and return to the car to drive home. However 8 years of driving automatics resulted in my mum putting the car in first rather than reverse and accelerating into morrision's rather than away. We crashed through the window and wedged our mini between two tills.
    excellent.

    You must have been watching too much Blues Brothers ...

    YouTube - The Blues Brothers - the mall

  • Seriously.
    That shit happened.
    My mum is mentally scarred for life.

  • On a track at 16 and going full pelt and looking down instead of in front and rear ending some poor bar steward in front of me, he took it well.

    Cyling down a mountain in Bangor with a mate when he suddenly disappeared and slid on his arse and side into a wall.

    The funniest one I saw a few years age was the cyclist going across a junction in front of me on a nice sunny day no cars or peds within 20 foot of him and he suddenly somersaults over the handle bars and lands on the tarmac, shocked. That is why I never carry my Sainsburys shopping hanging from the handlebars, french loaf ok cans of soup definately a no no.

  • Straight in to some rich prick in a Lamborghini.

  • **Repost but:

    Strong wind + disc wheel =**

    FAIL.
    

    The other day after a long day of polo I was riding along Southwark St, from Blackfriars Bridge towards London Bridge, and as usual when it's windy and I'm on the polo bike, was holding tight onto my handlebars, wobbling a bit at times but keeping a normal pace (on my road gear not my polo gear).
    Then as I approached the crossing with Great Guilford St., a hurricane-like gust of wind caught my disc wheel, and litterally swept the bike away from under me. I unclipped and flew forward, doing a roll on the floor (unscathed thanks to the many crashes I've taken at polo + years of skateboarding I guess).
    Two nice and very posh old women on the sidewalk screamed and came to help me, then couldn't beleive that I was back on my feet and laughing (couldn't stop laughing). As I was explaining them what happened, showing the disc, another gust of wind almost threw the bike in their face, then another gust made one of them loose balance and cling to the other. Insane. Katrina-style wind I'm talking about here.

  • Did you manage to get any CCTV footage?

  • nope the cameras in front were plate recognition ones for CC

  • You must have been watching too much Blues Brothers ...

    YouTube - The Blues Brothers - the mall

    You can never watch too much Blues Brothers.

  • mine was the previously posted drunken swrve into a bus stop full of people back in the autumn. pissed riding up city road, over the junction and onto pentonville road, looked over my shoulder to pull out and overtake a bus, looked back to discover i had wobbled 90 degrees to the left and hit the kerb. vaulted the bars and sort of ran at 20mph across the pavement and stacked straight into the bus stop. people scattered as my bike skidded up behind me. i just sat down and giggled uncontrollably. sweet.

  • i was riding with a 6 pack in my hand, my mates projector, and another 6 pack in my bag, and i hit a massive pot hole, dropped the bike (due to one-handed riding) jumped over the front some how landing on my feet and not breaking a single beer, let alone the projector.

    BEST CRASH EVER !!!!!!!111!!!!one

    I fancy a 6 pack now.

  • Abandoned chalk pits at the age of 14. Faceplanted from about 20 feet up having landed on my MTB front wheel. Instantly got up and 'fixed' my front wheel by cursing and kicking by which time I realised that I couldn't remember where I lived, nor what had happened for the entire day up until that point.

    Best crash ever!

  • Many moons ago when I was very young, probably about 5, I was tearing around the pavements as fast as I could on my bike, looking behind me trying to spot the 'speed lines' - the lines you see behind sketches of racing cars, etc. in colouring books.
    See this vid. for what I mean.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW86DTpWW­pM

    Anyways I was so intent on looking behind I totally failed to spot the elderly couple walking along in front. To cut a long story short, I ended up on the floor in tears and the guy ended up in A&E. Oops.

  • best/worst one I ever had was 15, broadsided on a roundabout by oncoming 73 year old in beetle, was caning it along on dads old fixed, woke up in hospital day later-made it into the local paper but I didnt get anything-dad spent all the compensation cos I totalled his bike. BASTARD!

  • On my way to GF's house after a couple of beers. Took a corner too sharp, hit the curb and slid out. I repeated this twice more on the next two corners. Last corner before I was at the girlfriends and I remembered the last three corners. I took it wider, but did not notice the scaffolding on the pavement which connected with my sholder. The result was me doing a 360 flat spin in the air before grinding to a halt on the road. Grazes all ove my body and a very mashed up sholder.

  • Was riding back from the pub yesterday after a really nice lunch and a pint, when the missus, who was riding in front of me, just went down for no apparent reason. Even though I've got a brake, I just couldn't stop fast enough, and so ended up coming off too - only harder since I was clipped in.

    Turns out a fly had got into her ear, and so she went to swat it, taking a hand off the bars. She's not the steadiest person, so this just made her totally lose her balance.

    I've got a bit of road rash on my leg, but the funniest thing is the bruise the size of a squash ball on the back of her thigh, and the near perfect imprint of her brake lever and shifter on the front of her thigh.

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