- ouch. Why do stupid crashes hurt most
I had an epic fail on my commute home yesterday. STUPIDLY jumped up a kerb OUT of the cycle path to move out of the way of a mother and child…back wheel decided it didnt want to follow…next thing I know Im sliding down the path with the bike on top of me. 😳
In all fairness, the woman did briefly turn around..then carry on walking without any concern in the world (I was fine…but it wouldnt have hurt to ask!). Sadly broke my rear V brake in the process somehow, but that’s no bad thing when I’m just considering ordering some XT discs.. 😀Posted 5 years agomattzzzzzzMember
Going about 2 miles an hour talking to my mate behind me I hit a tree root and the the bike decided it didnt want to roll over, stopped the bike dead jn its tracks with me going into death grip mode to save an OTB – cue my body jolting forward leaving my arms still straight and gripping onto the bars
Off bike on floor rolling around like a mardy baby
Upshot was a frozen shoulder on my left and tennis elbow on my right
Its been a few months now but still have to dress in a one armed way, cant put my left arm up to put deodorant on and cant hold a brew in my right hand ( or anything over a lb for that matter)
The root was about 2 inches high !!
Mates got it on his Go Pro too, one day Ill MTFU and stick it up for you all to take the pith 😳
Waits for the “should have got a 29er ” gangPosted 5 years agonicko74Member
Back in the day when I commuted across London, I once had a slow-mo OTB crash from going over a kerb.
I say ‘over’ a kerb, I mean dropping off a regular-sized kerb, on a hardtail. I have no idea how it happened.
I also slipped a chain on my Rohloff riding home one night, going at full pelt, and ended up sliding down the road on my back.Posted 5 years agobadllamaMember
Mine was a OTB on the usual daily commute
Canal path went round a large puddle hit an embeded building brick (in the canal path) side on and OTB I went.
13 1/2 stone of me clattering into a hard Canal tow path god it hurt never felt like that when I was 12 LOL. Spent 3 – 4 mins lying there getting my brain in gear picked myself up then another 5 mins recovery before even touching the bike.
Worked that day went to the Docs that evening “were you wearing a helmet?” yes “ok it will get worse before it get better, even if you had a boken rib which I don’t think you have, we don’t do anything these days”
“cheers doc will I be ok for work”
“fine go in tomorrow” WTF had following day off feeling like I’d done 10 rounds with Tyson. 😯Posted 5 years agoVan HalenMember
there i was happily spinning away enjoying the sunshine and blammo! i clipped something on the road resulting in me using my chin and forearm as brakes.
suffering some widedspread skinloss on my arm which seriously smarts.
last time i crashed commuting i clipped a bush and went OTB nailing myself good and proper. Amazingly i didnt break myself but seriously thught i had.
i`ve had some very good crashes riding off road doing some very stupid things but normally they dont seem to hurt as much? its odd.
anyone else with any good tales to regale along the same lines?Posted 5 years agomuddygroundMember
CyB: just finished a big rocky section and on to an easy bit. Looked back to congratulate myself on the achievement in clearing it, front tyre washed out on the most insignificant rock, I went over the bars, down a ditch and the bike landed on top of me. Hurt like Billy O but as it was near the cafe I had to pretend otherwise, as you do. Or I do. Scars on face and ankle now. Twonk 😕Posted 5 years agoreevilMember
Rogate DH on Weds.
Went down the DD Line; dropped in, round the corner over the big drop & into the gully, round the berm, round the corner at speed, over the next big drop, cleared the 3 sets of little doubles, jumped onto the step-up tabletop, cleared the last tabletop.
At the end of the run, in the braking zone, slowly braking & for no reason went otb.
Doc reckons I’ve sprained tendon in wrist. Can barely move hand. Agony. Stupid accident.Posted 5 years agoVan HalenMember
cheers chaps. makes me feel better.
the lads in the office have had a good laugh at my expense.
i also once managed to go OTB from a standing start. unknowingly the front wheel was up against a small stump/root i leant forward stamped ont eh pedal and pirouetted gracefully around the front wheel into a heap with all the guys stood looking at me very confused.Posted 5 years agorichiethesilverfishMember
I was happily riding my old wrecker bike to the pub a couple of summers ago, I was out of the saddle going up hill and the stupid old crappy Sturmy Archer gears slipped which resulted in me slipping off the pedal and toe punting the road . . .in flip flops.
Result – 1 x broken big toe, the skin on top of all of my toes missing, a fair amount of bad language and an unholy amount of pain.Posted 5 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
Following a guy on a cycle path on the commute last week and he goes flat on his arse around a shallow bend. Stop to see if he’s OK and he says his front wheel went over a flattened ale can and it skidded away and took the bike from under him (it was raining heavily). That’s something to watch out for I mused to myself.
Literally the next day I come back from a night ride in heavy rain, drop down off a kerb onto the road and plant the front wheel onto a flattened ale can 😳 Stacked the bike in a heap and bashed me elbow.Posted 5 years agoarcoolcMember
Riding one of those sit-up-and-beg bikes in belgium along a loverly smooth cycle route at about 5mph chatting away. We get to a small patch with a broken surface, chap in front slows a little, I brake, but as the brakes are the opposite way round I pull the front too hard and lock up, the wheel goes sideways, collapses and i go OTB.
1 x broken elbow, 1 x mahoosive bruise on thigh where (I presume) the handle bar hit.
The weekend before I’d completed coast to coast without a single incident.Posted 5 years ago
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