PSA: Ring wearers, be ware
Careful you don’t trip over a crack in the pavement. Google image it, they are everywhere!
Short story shorter, if you trip you might skin your hands and not be able to reenact bongoman on your commute home.
I can barely sleep with worry for all you grown ups who need looked after.Posted 4 years agoalpinMember
heard the story of a guy on a building site who caught hin finger on something or other, slipped from a ladder, momentarily hung from his finger before it detatched from the rest of his hand.
i now take my ring off when riding after an incident last summer.
riding up the hill, sweating like a toad trying to keep up with these two young lads who were showing me the trails. at some point i reached into my pocket. upon taking my hand out i heard what i thought was a coin hit the ground. “screw it”, i thought.
got to the top of the climb and realised that my ring was missing. the third ring my GF has given me after i’ve lost the last two 😳 .
rode down and was comtemplating the whole time what to do. do i go into town and buy a similar looking ring and rough it up a bit?
then thought i would drive back up (bear in mind the climb was ~800m) as we still had a few hours of sunlight and walk down the path we had climbed up. after about an hour of re-tracing our route i turned the corner and in the middle of the path saw this!
wooohooo!Posted 4 years agostumpy01Member
Stick some gloves on…..?
I always ride with gloves on anyway, but for other things mentioned above like climbing ladders, DIY, gardening etc. I will probably taking my ring off.
Just the other day, I somehow managed to get my ring caught on the end of the bathroom door handle as I closed it behind me. Cue being dragged back by my ring/finger (ooo-er) as I walked away. Bloody painful; lucky I didn’t dislocate it!Posted 4 years agonedrapierSubscriber
great work, alpin!
A mate of mine found another mate’s wedding ring 2m under the sea in the sand in Cornwall, the day after his wedding.
Amusingly for everyone – there were probably 40 of us in the water in a little cove, and everyone knew it had been lost – he had the presence of mind to break the surface slowly, ring first, held between thumb and forefinger on an upstretched arm.
I can imagine him thinking “My lungs are burning, but opportunities for over-dramatisation don’t come along every day!”Posted 4 years ago
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