- Your most expensive bike ride?
Not bikes but I know someone who destroyed their knee about 100yds into a 2 week skiing holiday and had to be medivacced home.
🙁 Ouch.Posted 4 years ago
Mate came out to the Dom Rep to visit and when he arrived in the afternoon it was perfect sideshore and 8-10ft faces. His kit hire didn’t start until the following morning so he borrowed my slalom board. Straight out and hits his first wave, huge air, lands badly, blows out his knee and spent two weeks in a bar on the beach.thisisnotaspoonMember
Riding on holliday abroad is always >£100/day before you break anything.
Broke three mechs in quick sucession, so each of those rides was probably £60+ wear and tear, over a fortnight!
I always break myself shortly after buying something expensive:Posted 4 years ago
2nd propper MTB – knee kept me off it for over a year
First FS bike – broken arm
New SS – knee played up for 3 months
New Go-Pro – broke arm on first ride!
New forks on SS – broke my arm commuting home on the road bike!KingofBiscuitsMember
Crashed on the first day of a two weeks Alp trip. Fractured wrist. Damaged frame and broken XTR shifter. Cost of repairs. Cost of getting back to the UK with change of flights. Cost of holiday. 10 weeks in cast and 18 weeks on still no closer to getting back to proper riding (well certainly not at any level above road/fire road). Expensive.Posted 4 years agothomthumbMember
entry fee £50
fuel from southampton £100
camping £35 (this is the only bit i feel robbed of)
2 pairs brake pads £20
ripped grip £10
Ripped knee warmer £15
Cracked helmet £60
Brand new carbon seat post worn through £50
food etc £30
£7.40 a mile. No I didn’t even finish! great time thoughPosted 4 years agohonourablegeorgeMember
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Destroyed mech, wheel, tyre and pedal in the space of about 2 miles at kinlochleven one time, that was a bit sore
Did similar at Mabie – got about 20 yards pas the trail head, did this steep roll-in at the side of the fire road, branch caught in mech, broke mech, hanger, twisted chain. Paid full RRP for all the replacements at the bike hire place – including an XT Rapid-Rise mech which was all he had. Worked out about £10/yardPosted 4 years agodavosaurusrexSubscriber
Borrowed my brother’s pride and joy Orange P7 some years ago. Rode it flat out into a barbed wire/cross mesh fence I didn’t see. Snapped seat post and big chain ring, bent stem, handlebars, saddle rails, front axle, forks back to the down tube and folded the front wheel. Split the head tube too. It proved to be quite expensive all told. Still got the scars on my arms from the barbed wire. I hadn’t told him I was borrowing his bike either.Posted 4 years agospidersexualMember
Purchased a van nich road bike with ti post and wacked a ck headset on to find after 12 mile ride to post office and back that roadying wasn’t for me as I’m a big chap who couldn’t carry speed to warrant a roady.
Shame as it was a wicked gorgeous beautifully made bike.
Hated the sram apex gear shifters mind.
Worked out that was a £300 journey! 😯Posted 4 years agotinybitsMember
I went off riding at Cwm Carn on a ‘be there or you’ll be gone’ type day at work. I didn’t really believe the threats.Posted 4 years ago
Came back on the Tuesday, and I’m redundant on the spot. Would it have been different had I have been there? Possibly, but can’t say for sure. If it would have been different, going on that ride cost me just over £10k in wages until I found another job….!mkidleyMember
Rear mech caught on a rock in the Lakes, took out an XT rear mech, destroyed the cassette, chain and snapped some spokes, I think it was around £120’ish, single speed botch to get me back to the car where the cassette literally split in half. Still, not as bad as a lot of those other numbers above!
Not sure how the jockey wheel got up there like that, stuck solid!
Posted 4 years agoLardLoverMember
My last one (1st Dec).
Came off on a downhill bend (diesel). Ripped road club bibtights and 3/4 bib shorts, ripped Rapha overshoes and winter gloves, long sleeve road club jersey and Assos base layer cut off so that I could get cannulated and be given morphine (nice). Currently week 2 off work, missing out on a load of overtime so taking that into consideration.
Only damage to the bike was a small hole in the shifter hood and a small tear to the bar tape. Seems that throwing myself under my bike worked.Posted 4 years agokudos100Member
Riding down the Champery downhill track. Crashed at the bottom and broke three spokes and put a dent in the frame.
20 euros for the wheel to be fixed (plus they did a shit job and it has come out of true)
About £100 off the value of the frame.
I also found I had a wear mark on the stanchion of my Boxxers. £100(ish) quid off the resale value.
£200 in about 10 minutes.Posted 4 years agoross980Member
Borrowed a mates fs for 1 downhill section back in 1995. Realising how much faster (and comfier) I was on a full suss meant I HAD to buy one. So that 2 min ride cost me about £1.5k
If that doesn’t count, about half an hour into riding The Beast at CyB a rock flicked up and destroyed my back wheel, rear mech, chain and snapped the bit that the mech hanger connects to. Wales is a long way to drive from North Yorks for a half hour bike ride. 😐Posted 4 years agoshedbrewedMember
First day and first ride on Mallorcan holiday in May.Posted 4 years ago
After paying an additional £40 in excess baggage fares to get the bike on the plane…
Coming down a road descent on the way back to hotel, third of the way down and front tyre burst at about 25mph. Went down hard enough and tore club jersey, rear derailleaur went into back wheel and tore the hanger from the one off ti frame.
After fitting new tube and strapping bike up I rode to the nearest supermarket for alcohol to clean my torn knees, then about 10k back towards the hotel the bike packed up completely. 3 more days of taxi rides to and from hospital which weren’t claimable (shit travel insurance) totalled £140, plus £1100 for dead frame, one wheel and pair of levers and jersey.
Plus having to spend the rest of the week doing nowt.
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