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gbsahne001gbsahne001 Posts: 1,962
edited May 2013 in Commuting chat
Anyone doing it this Sunday for the British Heart Foundation

I've managed to miss the registration day, so may turn up on the day, although I'll probably cycle to the start.

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  • cyclingpropcyclingprop Posts: 2,426
    Fraid not - am in Dorking for the wiggle one. Got a request for help/volunteer call though (I've run the mechanic support for london-paris for them before), so if anyone is up for lending a hand and is in the area drop me a note and I'll pass your contacts on.
    What do you mean you think 64cm is a big frame?
  • gbsahne001gbsahne001 Posts: 1,962
    Weather was blue skies but chilly when I set out and the 23 miles to Kempton park racecourse just dropped away.

    Going through the car park the atmosphere seemed to be good with lots of people there for the ride, when bang I'm taken out by a car pulling out in front of me and that's it for my ride.

    Multiple cuts on my leg, courtesy of the chain ring; 2 of which needed 4 stitches each and bruising / road rash over the left side of my body.....might be off the bike for a few days.
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    Wait? What? You got knocked off your bike at a cycle event???

    How in the seven hells could any driver be that unobservant?
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
    2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • gbsahne001gbsahne001 Posts: 1,962
    Wait? What? You got knocked off your bike at a cycle event???

    How in the seven hells could any driver be that unobservant?

    When asked for his details, the driver stated, "It's a private car park so it doesn't matter"
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    It'd be almost funny if it wasn't so damn' tragic.
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
    2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • pangolinpangolin Posts: 3,115
    gbsahne wrote:
    Wait? What? You got knocked off your bike at a cycle event???

    How in the seven hells could any driver be that unobservant?

    When asked for his details, the driver stated, "It's a private car park so it doesn't matter"

    My word. Did you get them in the end or did he just leave? Hope you're not too badly damaged.
    Genesis Croix de Fer
    Cube Attain
  • gbsahne001gbsahne001 Posts: 1,962
    He had driven off but I had seen where he'd gone and traipsed across the car park to have a word.

    Bike appears to have a bent chain set, bent handlebars, will probably look to replace the carbon forks but the frame appears ok
  • pangolinpangolin Posts: 3,115
    What a knob. Hope you don't have to pay.
    Genesis Croix de Fer
    Cube Attain
  • cyclingpropcyclingprop Posts: 2,426
    Sorry to see this. Hope you (and it) sort out painlessly.
    What do you mean you think 64cm is a big frame?
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,014
    gbsahne wrote:
    Wait? What? You got knocked off your bike at a cycle event???

    How in the seven hells could any driver be that unobservant?

    When asked for his details, the driver stated, "It's a private car park so it doesn't matter"

    You should have d locked his panels and said "It's a private car park so it doesn't matter"........

    Not correct anyway surely?
    Faster than a tent.......
  • gbsahne001gbsahne001 Posts: 1,962
    1st day back on the bike and it was meant to be a direct A - B which is 7 miles..... 13.5 miles later turn up at work.

    Cycling appeared to be OK less painful than walking, as the leg doesn't stretch as much, I did however discover that I can't stand or push that hard, as it a) hurts like a female dog and b) stretches the stitches, last thing I want is the wound opening up.

    A semi gentle ride's better than being in the car though.
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