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Thread: First endo

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    First endo

    Today I am celebrating my first endo and dirt sandwich. Happened just a few hours ago and I'm comfortably sitting on my couch reliving the moment. It took a year, but it seems worthy.

    I'm really thirsty, but getting up isn't an option.

    Enjoy your Sunday!

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    Well congrats? Care to elaborate? :-P

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    Bike OK?

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    Welcome to the club! There is more to come.

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    I endo'ed today too...first time in a while. I was on my new carbon bike. I got up a little slow but I checked my frame before I checked my body...lol
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    Friggin' coward. Give me a red chiclet instead of debating like a man. You don't deserve your green blocks.

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    I had time to tuck & roll instead of endo. Dang hikers & my speed made the choice for me as to which fork to take. I had to bomb a small section to trail I had never been on. First feature I saw was a two foot step. Cleared it and was fine til the back tire would not come out of the eight inch deep rut I was trying to hop. Glad it wasn't rocky.

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    Lucky you. My crash today was mid-rock garden. I'm feelin' it now a few hours later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velo99 View Post
    Dang hikers & my speed made the choice for me as to which fork to take.
    Translation: you rode too fast.

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Were you clipped in? that adds a bit to the adventure! I've endoed dozens and dozens of times. It's gotten to the point that I just unclip. step over the bars and wait for the saddle to hit me in the back!

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    Oh yeah, I was definitely clipped in, but ejected with such force it released the bindings.

    Basically I was rolling through the woods at decent (but not crazy) speed and went over some rollers. Got airborne on the last one but unfortunately launched from a poor line position (too far to the edge of the track), lined up perfectly with a stump obscured by overgrown ferns.

    As I was about to land, I realized it was going to suck, but there was no avoiding it. Next thing I know, I'm picking dirt out of my teeth. My first concern were the carbon rims recently installed, then I checked my body out.

    Fortunately no damage to the bike, but my back is sure feeling it today. (I landed mostly on my left side). Later in the ride I had another small spill, which tore my front brake line, which prompted a trip to the LBS for replacement (I don't mess with hydro brakes).

    Boy I can't wait for the next one!!!!

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