Top coaching tip from last night's ride…
..if you see the front QR is sticking out a bit far, get off the bike and use your hand to press it back into place. DO NOT try to be a smartarse and kick it back or your foot may miss on the second tap and proceed into your front wheel, thus assisting you to perform a graceful OTB and removing all the skin from your knee.
Dumb, dumb, dumb!
Anyone else had a stupid, self inflicted crash recently?
Posted 4 years ago
that’s the sort of thing I usually do 🙂
Most similar was on a first ride with a nice new wheelset. The front mech was mucky and jamming a little, so I thought i’d help it along with my foot on a nice fast bit of downhill. Obviously I slipped then jammed my foot in the back wheel, which threw me off the seat, and part onto the ground, whilst the bike still stayed upright-ish. I ground to a halt many metres later to the sound of spoke after spoke snapping on my jammed foot. Knee, back and sides were grazed to bits and my foot had lots of deep red lines cut into it.
that’ll learn me…Posted 4 years agotomhowardSubscriber
Never attempt to hold the bars with your arms crossed.
I heard of a guy that did a similar thing with his feet while driving and bored in traffic. He wondered how easy it would be if you crossed your legs and drove (left foot on the accelerator etc).
The resulting stoved in front bumber and awkward call to the insurance co indicate it’s trickier than first anticipated.
Dont try this at home kids….Posted 4 years agocardoSubscriber
Yep on the way to the ride meeting point, carrying a bag with spare clothes in for the journey home in my mates car… Got my foot caught in the long strap that is supposed to go around your shoulder/back whilst the hand strap was on the end of my bars… cue one very quick lurch of the bike to the left and me to the right.. I had travelled all of 100 metres from my house.Posted 4 years agoweeksySubscriber
You seen that video where blokey lifts and lowers the seat using the QR and wedging between his legs….
Don’t try that in Lanzarote with a hire bike and especially if the levers are reversed so you end up pulling the front brake and going right over the bars when it all goes pear shaped…Posted 4 years agofunkrodentSubscriber
On the stupid crash note. Approached a table top way too fast, followed by my mate, with the mindset “I’ll show him how it’s done properly!”
If showing him how its done properly involves clearing the jump upside down, landing on head, chipping teeth, breaking hand and putting a bloody great hole in my knee, then I can declare the manoeuvre a resounding success…Posted 4 years agorogerthecatMember
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Is your armchair made of car tyres?
Hmmm. Judging by the carpet, that photo was actually taken in my gran’s house. We need answers..
Cheeky young scamps, if I could get out of this chair you’d get a clip round the ear, never did me any harm. Pardon!Posted 4 years agoCougarSubscriber
Not MTB but,
Went climbing at an indoor wall; had a really good session, nailed some tricky stuff and was feeling dead proud of myself. Came to leave, picked up my rucksack, turned and went for a burton as the edge of the crash mat crumpled underfoot. Landed with all my weight (+ gear) on one knee on the hardwood floor, and twisted my ankle for good measure. Couldn’t walk properly for days.
Bloody safety equipment.Posted 4 years ago
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