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itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,686
edited April 2014 in Commuting chat
Rolled out of the car park from work, poked my head around a stationary car and bam front wheel swiped under the front handbars into me and one brake lever broken off against my leg.

Wheels bend as well, I have a nice brused legs and bashed elbow too match.
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  • bunterbunter Posts: 327
    ouch! I don't fully understand what happened though - did someone hit you?
  • roger_merrimanroger_merriman Posts: 6,147
    itboffin wrote:
    Rolled out of the car park from work, poked my head around a stationary car and bam front wheel swiped under the front handbars into me and one brake lever broken off against my leg.

    Wheels bend as well, I have a nice brused legs and bashed elbow too match.

    Owch indeed did you loose the wheel or something/one take it from under you?
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,959
    Car hit front wheel of bike?

    Yikes - you need to be careful - there's not much left undamaged!
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  • MrSwearyMrSweary Posts: 1,699
    Ouch. Also not sure what happened but sorry to hear it anyway fella.
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  • InitialisedInitialised Posts: 3,047
    Oh, nasty! hope you're OK.
    I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.
  • atticaattica Posts: 2,362
    Strewth fella, you OK?

    (my first post in how long exactly?)
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,686
    Yeah i'm bashed up a bit and the bikes in need of some TLC

    basically to come out of the works car park you need to cross oncoming traffic across the next lane and away along the back of Moorgate Stn.

    said oncoming is stationary at the lights, so i have to creep forward between the traffic to check and go, which i did about 12 inches then bam!!!! front wheel hit side on, however because i'm going <1 mph i step over the failing bike which then digs into the cars bumper and my legs causing me to fall in front of the car left elbow first, by which point he'd thankfully stopped.

    at that point i've barely even clipped in. If i'd been a pedestrian making the same move (which is the norm for the city or west end) that would have ended very badly.

    I need to really check the bike over in the morning, as that was a big impact directly on carbon forks and over the front wheel.
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    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 17,956
    Erk. Never liked riding around Moorgate. Heal up soon, and hope the bike is salvageable, although that does sound a bit optimistic. Was the driver helpful?
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  • hegyestomihegyestomi Posts: 504
    Get well soon!
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,788 Lives Here
    Hope you're ok Boff, you've not had a good run lately. Sounds like it should be more the bike than you at least.
  • ColinthecopColinthecop Posts: 996
    Does the work car park have CCTV so we can share your misfortune...?

    Purely for research purposes as opposed to the comedy value - obviously.
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