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dan sharddan shard Posts: 722
edited May 2010 in MTB general
Had a bit of a nasty fall this morning on the way to work. For those of you that know it, I was riding along the transpenine from Manchester to Speke where I work. Just before the Runcorn bridge there is a small section that goes through a little housing estate past the mersey pub and then down a steap block paved ramp towards the river bank, the ramp then bends right at the bottom along the river.

Normally because its block paved, and quite damp and mossy due to its location, I am very ginger over it, but this morning I was feeling confident and flew down it. tried to turn the right hand bend and down I go. Completely washed out.

Thankfully I took the brunt of the force so my bike seems fine, but my knees and elbows have been skinned and are now nicely swollen and very painfull!

hey ho!

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  • weeksy59weeksy59 Posts: 2,606
    there's a less in there ;)
  • weeksy59weeksy59 Posts: 2,606
    there's a lesson in there ;)
  • dan sharddan shard Posts: 722
    Yep, buy more expensive tyres...The result of any crash is spending some money on bling


    If only I could find something more expensive the nobby nics and raing ralphs
  • bomberesquebomberesque Posts: 1,701
    Thankfully I took the brunt of the force so my bike seems fine

    spoken like a true cyclist. I salute you!
    Everything in moderation ... except beer
    Beer in moderation ... is a waste of beer

    If riding an XC race bike is like touching the trail,
    then riding a rigid singlespeed is like licking it
    ... or being punched by it, depending on the day
  • joshtpjoshtp Posts: 3,966
    Thankfully I took the brunt of the force so my bike seems fine

    spoken like a true cyclist. I salute you!
    this man has officaly qualified for my top secret "real men mtb'ers" club.... realman is not yet a member.
    I like bikes and stuff
  • SDK2007SDK2007 Posts: 782
    weeksy59 wrote:
    there's a lesson in there ;)
    Yup - use the edit button :wink:
  • dan sharddan shard Posts: 722
    Thankfully I took the brunt of the force so my bike seems fine

    spoken like a true cyclist. I salute you!
    this man has officaly qualified for my top secret "real men mtb'ers" club.... realman is not yet a member.

    haha :lol:
  • Dirtydog11Dirtydog11 Posts: 1,621
    dan shard wrote:
    Just before the Runcorn bridge there is a small section that goes through a little housing estate past the mersey pub and then down a steap block paved ramp towards the river bank, the ramp then bends right at the bottom along the river.

    Are you sure you weren't trying to ride that sandstone wall?
  • RealManRealMan Posts: 2,166
    dan shard wrote:
    Thankfully I took the brunt of the force so my bike seems fine

    spoken like a true cyclist. I salute you!
    this man has officaly qualified for my top secret "real men mtb'ers" club.... realman is not yet a member.

    haha :lol:

    Oh that's the club that was named after me isn't it.. :wink:
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