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not the best interview prep

sloppycowpatsloppycowpat Posts: 349
edited May 2012 in The hub
Had head on collision today on the way to an interview and arrived early an shaken with mild concussion and a bleeding chin :lol: must have given a great impression, they were great tho got me to clean up and checked by a 'first aider ' then proceeded with the interview, a bit difficult when concussed and barely able to open your mouth to talk, seemed to go well enough though :?

my forks are a write off, some plank headed straight for me on a BSO whilst i was in a bike lane , i was doing about 15 and he about 10, amazed how little damage my bikes has 2 broken spokes and bent set of forks and a broken barrel adjuster, the BSO fared less well a taco'd wheel bent bars, forks and brake fooked dented frame etc

fixed my bike with a some old forks and new brake lever, now I only have a sore/ stiff shoulder/ chin and jaw :evil:, both came of alright

barrel adjuster is trashed
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before
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after to give an idea how far they bent
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close up
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the 'dents' at the top are new :roll:

fixed with a sr suntour xcr with broken lock out :lol:
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How much force does it take to crumple forks?,
worst moment ever...
buzzing down twisting single track then.... psssst BANG!!!

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  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    I ran my old raleigh into a lamp post once when drunk and bent the forks a similar amount - I wasnt going that fast. I put a 2p sized dent in my forehead as well (no helmet).

    I rode witht he fork like that (as I didn't realise - it was years ago before I knew anything about bikes) until I did the C2C and noticed that decending on forest trails somewhere around the Lakes my forks were gradually bending further and further back - by the time I got to our night stop my front wheel was about 1cm from the down tube!

    I hired a bike for the rest of the ride and got my old forks replaced while I was away!
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    So you rode straight into someone? Plank.
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  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 15,475
    The job before the job before, I turned up for the interview with a big jagged cut right down my face- cleverly gained by challenging my brother to break a guitar over my head 2 days before, while off my tits at a festival. Sometimes I think that's why I got the job- it's good to stand out from the crowd.
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  • sloppycowpatsloppycowpat Posts: 349
    haha i got the job in the end :lol:

    well chuffed,

    now i will have some more pennies for the being a student for a second time fund :wink:
    worst moment ever...
    buzzing down twisting single track then.... psssst BANG!!!
  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 15,475
    Woo congrats!
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  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    Congrats!
    MTB/CX

    "As I said last time, it won't happen again."
  • MountainMonsterMountainMonster Posts: 7,423
    Congrats man, what are you now? Bell boy?
  • sloppycowpatsloppycowpat Posts: 349
    night shift mail sorter for the royal mail, then next year im doing an engineering geology MSc

    will be interesting as i've have never worked nights before
    worst moment ever...
    buzzing down twisting single track then.... psssst BANG!!!
  • MountainMonsterMountainMonster Posts: 7,423
    night shift mail sorter for the royal mail, then next year im doing an engineering geology MSc

    will be interesting as i've have never worked nights before

    Enjoy the massive change of schedule, when I worked nights it was a love/hate relationship.
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