- Have we done the cyclist riding into the back of the parked car yet?
Yes, I’ve done this as well, except it was a double decker bus 😳
I was filtering without slowing in-between 2 lines of traffic towards some traffic lights. My mind was elsewhere and I failed to see the big red thing straddling both lanes and went into the back without touching the brakes.. ouch. Surprisingly not injured except bruises and pride.Posted 4 years agopictonroadSubscriber
yep. back from uni, visiting the village pub using my old BMX from the back of the garage. Freewheeling down the hill doing that putting all your weight on the bars thing because the bmx seat was last moved when I was 12.
No street lights, hit the back of a van, 1st thing that hit was my face, luckily it was the ‘soft’ bit of the van where a window wasn’t.Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonSubscriber
Not parked but I rode into the back of the car infront pulling away from traffic lights, they accelerated then missed 2nd gear so I ploughed straight into them.
And on a moped looking into a junction on the right to check for traffic and the car in front stopped.
And into the back of a street sweeper whilst drunk on a Sheffield Uni CC night out, I was running down the road in a drunken attempt to jump on the back and they stopped which earnt me the temporary nickname “the tank”.
Paging Samuri and PeterPoddy
I was just thinking the same.Posted 4 years agoMrTallMember
Just out of interest, for those of you that caused damage to unoccupied cars, how many of you hung around to fess up and pay for any damage?
My car had its bumper ripped off whilst in a car park and I was just full of joy that the ****t had just driven off leaving me with the bill.Posted 4 years agoscaredypantsSubscriber
I rode into the back of a parked caravan (that I’d ridden past about 3 times) while “sprinting” against my mates, aged about 9. No real damage to me or it.
Then hit a telegraph pole while riding on a pavement on the way back from a night ride – turned my head so as not to blind oncoming cars and straight into the post which was set into the path. Luckily I was going slow as I was knackered after the ridePosted 4 years agoSSBontyMember
Teenaged me looking down to adjust/index his gears going up and down the road. On the third time back down there was a Volvo estate parked where it hadn’t been 2 mins earlier which I didn’t notice until I bounced off the corner and slammed into the ground. After limping home and shaking for a while I did go and offer to pay, annoyingly the entire light cluster was once piece up the side, along the top and down the other side so it wasn’t cheap. Managed to claim on insurance though along with a new saddle and bar ends for the bust ones from hitting the car and ground…
Also surprised it’s so common but then teenaged guys don’t have the best coordinated motor skills, add a bike into the mix and showing off/lack of common sense…Posted 4 years agodannyhMember
As a twelve year old I rode straight into a barbed wire fence. It was slightly difficult to spot as it was grey wire against a dark green field. There were some tyre tracks down into the field, but I really should have twigged. I ended up having a load of stitches in my forearms.
The thing is, I only realized later that the wire had been stapled to the back of the posts and I had ripped it off. Had it been on the other side it could have been very messy indeed.Posted 4 years agoeddiebabyMember
I ran into a countryside bench today.Posted 4 years ago
Up on Shotover and I saw an attractive lady walking towards me. Too busy noticing attractive to notice dog lead hanging from hand.
Enter Stinger Spaniel stage left.
I land on arse on bench edge and unbeknownst to me year of a chunk of skin under my long sleeve Tee.
I don’t realise for ten minutes until I see just how dark and damp my left sleeve is.wigglesMember
I was riding some old raleigh BMX when I was about 8 racing my cousin looked back at him and ploughed into the back of a parked tipper lorry, almost impaling myself on the handle of a big latch sticking out of the back, luckily it just skimmed the top of my head… still a lot of blood though.Posted 4 years agocokieMember
I’ve done this. LR Discovery at the bottom of my hill.Posted 4 years ago
I was in full tuck looking at my stem. Bang.
No car has ever parked there before 😳 . Not a single mark on the Disco. My private parts were bruised and I hit my face on the stem so a couple cuts and bruises there too.panzerjagerSubscriber
I managed to pull a similar stunt whilst riding home from Cubs.Posted 4 years ago
I guess I was around 10 or 11 years old, riding along no-handed & was absolutely fascinated by my shadow overtaking me everytime I passed a lamp post.
I think I managed to pass about 5 lamp posts before I hit the front of a Ford Cortina, parked on the opposite side of the road. Rolled across the bonnet, up the windscreen & came to a stop on the roof!
Fortunately there wasn’t a scratch on me, but I rode the rest of the way home with my handlebars at around 45 degrees!
It still makes me chuckle & shudder in equal amounts, if there’d been a car coming the other way, I’d have been mincemeat.Tom_W1987Member
My brother and my best mate did this. My brothers incident wasn’t so funny as there was so much blood everywhere….on the road….pouring down his head totally soaking his clothes, however my mates incident was **** hilarious.
The crazy **** road himself back to my rents to get himself to the hospital.Posted 4 years agoXyleneMember
A few weeks back, head down, about to cut a corner on a back country road, giving it some beans, looked up, realised there was a large pot hole, so prepared to bunny hop it on my cx bike, looked down looked back up – bloody great ox stood there. Skid to a hault, just touched it with my front tire, it took off, attached to a rope that was attached to a tree at roughly my neck height, with me pushing backwards as quickly as possible as the ox calmed down.
It must have been hidden in the bushes before, as it certainly wasn’t there when I first looked up. Got a photo of it, to show the little one.Posted 4 years agoWhathaveisaidnowMember
i did this cycling up hill – Rowley bank heading from Stafford to the Chase – some guy pulled up and parked, where you clearly shouldn’t, i had my head down, wasn’t going overly fast, bit of a clout, seeing the car last split second and knowing you are screwed stays with me!Posted 4 years ago
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