- I think MTB saved me from an injury & what you don't want to happen at 70kmph!
Riding to work – doing about 70 kmp/h on my
125cc scooterhog when the rear slid out first one way then then next. I nearly high-sided but got my weight low enough for the back to slide and not regain traction suddenly.
I came to a stop nearly 90 deg to the direction I should have been, expecting to see the tyre off the rim but no, a little more serious than that!
I’m no roost-kicker or KOM-owner on my pedal bike but I guess after a couple of decades there is some muscle memory there which saved me from road rash and bumps and bruises at best this morning.
Finally after losing me teeth, broken fingers, broken knees, cracked elbows, fractured arms, concussions and dislocating shoulders, hours of riding saved me a trip to A&E.
Any one else ever found their riding ability’s help them elsewhere?Posted 1 year ago
@midlifecrashes – you realise that picture was me. Yes, I was straight to brown alert.
@Jamb. I hope it is although the motorbike’s well maintained too. I don’t see how anything other than X-rays would have seen that was going to happen. There weren’t any external signs of a wheel about to explode.
@5th – How very dare you! Definitely ninja skills! 😀Posted 1 year agocraigxxlMember
Looking at the state of the rims it’s been bashed against kerbs plenty of times. The fractures in the hub would have been there long before it gave out. The rear brake looks like it hasn’t worked for a while either with the build of rust inside the drum braking surface. I’d imagine the bearings would be shot too.Posted 1 year ago
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