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    Crashing and laughing.....

    OK, maybe this should be in the passion forum.

    Last weekend I took a minor spill, got all sideways with a bit ole root
    sticking up and a tall rock that I got caught up in. I started to fall
    back and to the right. I saw the whole thing in slow motion. Half
    way thru I find myself laughing and then wham, buddy that was following
    to close rear ends me. I was laughing so hard I could not untangle
    my hand which was jammed between my spokes and front fork.
    Nor could I stand up from laughing. Weird, real weird.

    Point is, I often find myself laughing on the way down when
    I do STUPID stuff. And almost always after I hit the ground and realize
    I am not too messed up.

    Anyway, about the laughing thing. Anyone else do that? Is it a subliminal
    thing where I am warding off fear? Is it just an odd way of expressing
    fear?

    I find my self cussing and going "crap crap crap crap" when I find
    afterward I've hurt myself.

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    typical reaction for some people....their body's way of dealing with the stress.
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    Hi, my name is PsyCro,and im a laugher...

    I laugh sometimes as well. Crashing for me can be really fun AND funny if there is no hurt involved. Think about it, if you were to tape the crash and watch it later, you would probably laugh at yourself. So why not just laugh right away, after all it is the best medicine and can make a nice ride even better

    The other day on a crazy uphill i caught up to my buddy, and because the trail wasnt very wide i had trouble passing him. Sooo, we ended up trackstanding next to each other and then i collapsed onto him. We both just cracked. When we got up we were still laughing so hard that when we continued we couldnt make it a meter more before we got entangled again and fell over. Then we decided to just stop and laugh it off first.
    It wasnt a real crash per se, but the laughter really makes everything all the more enjoyable

    Oh, and this really should be in the Passion forum!

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    I had a riding partner that used to laugh uncontrollably when he crashed hard. He couldn't explain it. On the other hand I tend to swear like a sailor as i get ejected from my bike.
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    Hah, I laugh as well, as psycro puts it; crashing can be really fun. : )

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    After breaking my leg, I think the first time, and probably any subsequent time I crash when I start riding again, I will not be laughing. At all :|
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    Unless I really hurt myself, this is usually what I do. I'm not sure why I laugh, but most of my friends think I'm nuts.
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    Well, at least I learned I'm not the only one that does this.

    Yeah, I wonder if this could be moved to the passion forum?
    Who do I ask to do so?

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    i went down on paventment pretty hard....jammed my finger....and shaved a few millimeters of metal off my brake housing.....and i laughed....made fun of myself....because it was a stupid reason i crashed....

    i always seem to laugh when i crash....although i usually dont get too hurt....i bet if i did break something....i would be cursing and screaming more than anything
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    Last time I laughed like that was when I stuck my knee out while about to lean into a turn and caught a tree stump flush with my knee. Pretty much stopped me in my tracks and it hurt like hell but I knew I'd be fine. I was sitting on the ground laughing. For you Family Guy watchers, all I could think of was this:
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    I normally laugh when my mother-in-law falls down the stairs, it happens often and it just gets funnier each time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by man-bites-dog
    I normally laugh when my mother-in-law falls down the stairs, it happens often and it just gets funnier each time.
    LMFAO

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    Depends on what kind of crash. Sometimes they're pretty scary spills and I end up laying in a pile on the ground wondering if I can still move all of my fingers and toes. I don't laugh on those kinds of crashes, at least until afterwards when I realize I'm okay. Some little trail spills where I'm completely unhurt and they happen at low speed I laugh most of the way down.

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