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  • I had a crash today.
  • tails
    Member

    I hate falling off!

    Tom83
    Member

    I was watching that, kind of half flinching waiting for you to crash! Disappointed there was no ‘yelp’ as you stacked it though! Nice riding up until the crash, where is it?

    bazzer
    Member

    You were going well up until the crash. Hope it stops hurting soon.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Yeah is it wrong I skipped to the end to see the crash!? Good video though, I must say I’m impressed with how camera footage has come on so much in a short space of time. Tempted to get one!

    mokl
    Member

    Ouch! Do you find the Go Pro and Garmin encourage you to go faster every time? My Garmin does that to me, and I can only imagine that if I had a camera strapped to me I would be even worse! Hope you’re okay, looks like you landed a bit hard on your elbows.

    Where is that, by the way? Looks like a fun trail?

    duntstick
    Member

    Was that backing track the pulse in your head?

    skiboy
    Member

    +1 for nice trail , that was very close though glad you got away with it,

    Squidlord
    Member

    I had a similar off today, although a comedy slow-mo version. The way you’ve shot it is nice – it looks like a Wii game. Get well soon.

    brakes
    Member

    was that one of those magnetic trees that you nearly hit? you did well to avoid it? πŸ˜€

    Jeffus
    Member

    must of been that low sun in your eyes πŸ˜€

    hugor
    Member

    Cheers guys.
    That trail is Windy Point at Whites Level, Afan.
    I find my GoPro makes me ride faster than I should.
    Its like having an audience strapped to your chest..
    I think I knew I was going to hit that tree and dived off.
    Afan is my regular trail and by that I mean that I ride it at least once per week.
    I never expected to crash there cause I know it like the back of my hand.

    swedishmatt
    Member

    Ouch. Glad you’re ok mate! Where do you actually put your camera? On your belt?

    hugor
    Member

    Ouch. Glad you’re ok mate! Where do you actually put your camera? On your belt?

    The GoPro has a chest harness that it attaches to.
    I think it gives the best point of view.
    Unfortunately it does produce a knocking noise that you can hear in the video.

    don simon
    Member

    Wrong tyres, see?
    Should have asked before going?
    How’s the bike? No lasting damage I hope.

    RagTi
    Member

    You definately were going some…..I hate helmet cams of some blinged up gimp troddling around but I actualy enjoyed yours, crash included!

    Encore ?

    hugor
    Member

    I am one of those idiots who likes to wear his GoPro on the trails.
    Unfortunately sometimes it makes me ride quicker then I should.
    I crashed today but I think I may have gotten away with it!!
    Please don’t insult me as I’m in lots of pain at the moment.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00RFjDfvdGY[/video]

    hugor
    Member

    How’s the bike? No lasting damage I hope.

    Bike is fine.
    As you know I ride a RIP 9.
    My summer combo which I’m still running is a Bonti 29-4 front and a 29-3 TLR rear.
    @ RagTi cheers mate but I don’t plan to make any more crash videos πŸ˜†

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    glad you’re (both) OK

    as someone said, amazing quality from a ?fairly cheap? bit of gear

    was a good watch too and the ending looked like it should’ve hurt, so lucky you

    kudos100
    Member

    Could have been nasty mate. Glad you got away with it. Looks like a fun run πŸ™‚

    large418
    Member

    Slow down you mad fool! You need to use your brakes a bit….

    Looks great fun and glad you’re OK

    stevenieve
    Member

    Quality high speed off! at least the Go Pro survived.

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    Respect! – I don’t ride fast enough to fall off like that. Hope you’re not too sore.

    busydog
    Member

    Glad you survived without undue broken/damaged parts. That looks like a very fast (and fun) trail—reminds me of a couple portions of the Taos South Boundary Trail here in New Mexico/USA. You can get going faster than you realize and one moment’s lapse of focus/attention and those bike-magnet trees can suck you right in.
    What was the distance of the portion you recorded

    ruffriders
    Member

    Had a bad one myself landed a 14 foot jump wrong and landed on my shoulder I carnt raise my arm now think a-e needs a visit just bought a new bike aswell gutted but these things happen.

    schrickvr6
    Member

    Made the right choice to bail out.

    sunnrider
    Member

    one of the very few rider-cams that i enjoyed, nice ride

    …stupid place to put a tree though

    bikebouy
    Member

    Neat Vid sonny.. Like the trail too.

    I crashed too early Sat morning, broken index and middle finger.. bloomin sore now. I wasn’t going anywhere near as fast as this endo, mine being more elegant endo plique to face plant at walking speed.
    Owch.

    no_eyed_deer
    Member

    Yeay… another ‘fast-sliding-front-wheel-wash-out-elbow-landing-crasher’ πŸ˜‰

    Ace video, kinda a this:is:why for non-mtbers.

    Beautiful day too. Cherrrist – how’d you get the sun in Afan? It was ming here in Cambrian mtns yesterday.

    Nice shifters. Mmmmmmm redwin red. 8)

    foxyrider
    Member

    Just shows you how quickly your on the deck – always amazes me when I look up and see daylight and its all over so quickly then the pain kicks in πŸ˜‰

    Milkie
    Member

    Haha another one bites the dust!

    Glad you’re ok, I managed to crash twice at Afan on Saturday, one into a felled tree and an OTB incident, after making sure a guy was ok after he went for a tumble down the hillside.

    Where did that sun come from!? It was raining Saturday, so much so you could hardly see the trail ahead!

    The Lasagne at the cafe made up for the bad weather. πŸ˜‰

    Diawl
    Member

    Nice one. At least you were giving it the beans.

    batfink
    Member

    I fell into a bramble-bush at Afan a couple of weeks ago, tore the arse out of my shorts 😯

    Re the GoPro “clicking” noise: It’s because on the chesty mount you can’t get the little orange rubber bung in place. If you unclip the camera, and put two strips of electrical tape onto the chest-plate (where the clip slides in), it tightens things up and stops the annoying clicking

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