I'm considering a flat bar bike.
Car crashed in BFFs bike from behind at almost full city speed, luckily nothing bad happened:
Bloody hell. Was BFF riding it at the time or was it parked up?
Actually she was riding, looking back, and saw the car heading up to her without breaking – it could have been so bad! And then how to get that image out of the head.
Driver said he wasn't looking on the street and was searching for a parking place.
I took myself out in the most elaborate way. I stopped for a break on a night ride, blew my nose and
placed the tissue on my rack to pack it into the saddle bag with the wrappers from my snacks once I was finished.
4km(!) later I got out of the saddle to go up a short ramp and then I don't know exactly how it happened but the chain came off, my foot came off the pedal and I somehow went over the bars.
I had forgotten to pack the tissue away and it managed to wedge itself into the lower jockey wheel and caused the chain to derail.
Ouch. You don't say if you were injured?
This is something I've always suspected I will do one day. It hasn't happened so far, fortunately.
I was really lucky and nothing serious happened just got banged up slightly on all the pointy bits like shoulders and knees. Still a bit paranoid getting out of the saddle now.
Chain broke this morning. Straight down onto my head and side.
? Borked bike.
☑️ Borked helmet.
And of course- road rash.
As it is- I’m monitoring myself at work - which is pretty much the safest place I can be.
Side note: this was witnessed by some twat who sat in their fucking car whilst I picked myself up from the road. Not even polite enough to fucking wind down the window.
London is full of cunts.
Ooof! During an effort? A horrible thing to happen and hope you’re relatively ok.
Ouch! Let's see your wounds!
How's the bike?
Get better soon.
Too much awesome power!
Yep, at the fastest part of the effort, just as the hill kicks up after a little run up, somewhere around 30kph.
@PhilDAS they’re not that remarkable, my shoulder and the helmet took much of it. As did the poor bike.
Just frustrated as it was just as I was settling into the session...
Kind of goes without say, watch out for the slippy roads. Emerged from months on the turbo trainer and went into the sunny hills yesterday - totally forgot how to use body weight to corner and lost the rear wheel.
Posting this really as a reminder to keep those home first aid kits topped up!! Been very lucky to have a local bandage dealer who's supplied me with loads of Opsite Plus dressing which is brilliant stuff.
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