So after last week's OTB escapade I shall now be £300 lighter
I certainly wouldn’t want any permanent damage to myself but every time I’ve had a spill on a bike, the first thing I worry about is the cost of any bike repairs.
And no that’s a Exposure Diablo 😆
 very droll Mr purist. For that, I’m now going to bore you rigid and explain that those photos are focus stack composites. The vertical one is made up of 10 shots to get a decent dof. 😛Posted 4 years agobillybouldersMember
Ouch (in the wallet) Helmet did its job, oakley lenses may have saved your eyes 😯Posted 4 years ago
From the pics its lucky you didn’t tuck and roll a bit and get a lump of aluminium light unit smash through your skull too!
(yes I wear a helmet mounted light too, but the thought “what if” has occurred to me, crash helmets certainly weren’t designed to protect you with lumps of metal fixed to them)
Stupid OTB crash last week whilst out with some guys. Don’t need to go into my lack of skilz but I ended up landing on my right shoulder / head.
Result? Nicely scratched Oakley prescription lenses at £200 and a cracked lid.
Only looked at the lid yesterday and from a distance it looked OK.
I don’t want to start a helmet debate but I can safely say that even at the relatively low speed I crashed at, things would have been a lot muckier if I hadn’t been wearing a lid.
That was my older Met Stradivarius @ £100. I have another Strad but it might be time to try another brand to see if anything newer fits.Posted 4 years agopaladinSubscriber
Went OTB in February, bust my glasses and collarbone, off work for a few months, got sickpay, but still lost out on about 5k.
Thankfully the hospital INSISTED on removing my jacket without cutting it, causing me the most pain I’ve ever experienced, but saving me from spending £30 on a new jacket.
Glad I had a lid on tho…Posted 4 years agoandywoodsMember
i went over the bars few months ago, called myself a few choice words,picked myself up and rode home wasn’t till later i looked at my helmet 2 cracks right through didn’t think i hit the floor that hard but just proves what could have been. showed the damaged helmet to friends who thought son’s who thought helmets were for wimps changed their minds ..job done….Posted 4 years agosomafunkSubscriber
tonyd : I did go over the bars somewhat unexpected at considerable speed, landed on my head then surfed to a graudual stop using my elbow as an ground anchor which resulted in a compound fracture and a nice bit of bone sticking out, i had a headache as well come to think of it 😉 , it made the 10 mile cycle back to the car then a 25 mile drive to the nearest A&E quite eventful but once i got there the drugs were wonderful 😀Posted 4 years ago
Serious props to you for picking yourself up again after all that 😯
My two ‘biggest’ crashes have been on the road. First one back in 96 had me off the bike at speed and a crack straight down the middle of the helmet. – I hadn’t even been aware I’d hit my head at the time.
Second one in 2000 was a wheel coming together. I pulled in too quickly and basically caught my rear wheel in a friends front quick release. Tore every NDS spoke out of my wheel, which unsurprisingly then collapsed.
Back to last week. That helmet is a few years old so out of warranty. I also have a suspicion I might of caught my Exposure bar light with my face as it sheared out of it’s quick release mount. That may have been the cause of the lens scratching.
CGG – I’ll leave you a message on the B’ton MTB forumPosted 4 years ago
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