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When was the last time you crashed?


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On the road, I've never really crashed.  One time I hit a curb while looking down to get clipped in but that was slow speed and I just kind of rolled out of it.  Not even any road rash.

 

MTBing is a different story.  I have minor crashes all the time, almost always at slow speed trying to negotiate some bit of tech.  I'm coming off a stretch of 3 straight rides where I skinned the same knee each ride.  My elbow hurts, my hip has a bruise under the surface and of course my knee is wound on top of wound.  Oh well, it'll all grow back.

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May 2009

I'm on my longest crash free stretch of my life :)

I hope you didn't jinx yourself.

It probably has a lot to do with not riding as much as you once did.

From December 10, 2010 - February 26, 2014 I had a minor wreck(front tire slid out on a turn), but I rode over 45,000 miles in that period of time.
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Summer of 2010 or maybe 2009?  On a descent.  Burned into a corner too hard.  Went off the road into a ditch and went over bars.  My face and head broke my fall.  Good thing it was in grass, but I was cooking when I came around the corner.  I would say I was doing at least 80 mph!  (may be an exaggeration).  Herniated two cervical discs.  Still have issues with it to this day.

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It probably has a lot to do with not riding as much as you once did.

 

 

that, plus I started riding specifically to minimize risk

 

Since I'm not training for anything anymore, I don't have to go out in sketchy road conditions, especially in winter, I'm not riding as fast, I'm not taking roads that I know have risky sections or traffic hazards...all that

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If you mean crashed including a trip to the ER it as in May 2011.   That's when I hit those three deer that jumped me as I was speeding down a big hill at midnight trying to set a new record for getting home from work.  It ended up taking about six hours longer than if I had taken my time.  I don't count anything that no one knows about.

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If you mean crashed including a trip to the ER it as in May 2011.   That's when I hit those three deer that jumped me as I was speeding down a big hill at midnight trying to set a new record for getting home from work.  It ended up taking about six hours longer than if I had taken my time.  I don't count anything that no one knows about.

 

Were the deer ok?

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I didn't crash, but my new Sirrus did! I had it propped up against the outside wall of the local grocery store, went in, came out... and there is was, on its side.  :angry:

 

Next time i see the owner, I'm gonna get in his face and tell him he needs a bike rack there. He rides a bike and parks in in a corner, nice and safe. He needs a bike rack out there.

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The weekend before last.  Took a nice crash at the pump track.  Also, I crashed the day before that on a Mountain bike trail.

 

Never crashed a road bike.

 

BTW, I DO NOT LIKE THIS THREAD!

Mountain bike crashes almost don't count. If you aren't crashing, you aren't riding fast enough.

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A couple of months ago.  Tried to squeeze between cars and a curb and hit the curb with my pedal - took me right down on my head. :angry:

 

At least you didn't hit anything………….. never mind.

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