The discussion about a good bike getting oneself into trouble made me chuckle.
I've always said my bike made me a better rider...Well maybe, it certainly taunts me into doing more than I ever would have done on my other bike. It pushes me. Some days the stuff I used to dread and walk, come so dammed easy I start looking for trouble.
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Here's mine: Testostorone Theater
just a couple of weeks ago I was riding with some guys from work. Our first outing together. I had my fitness comming back and had a few good technical rides under my belt, this was their first ride of the season, but were good riders. I had been cleaning all kinds of stuff all day and feeling like, well like a 'Zilla and was all stoked with the extra rest I had waiting for them.(The guys I usually ride with are much faster than I)
On the ride back to the lot I remembered a sweeeeeet jump over the gardrail near the back. It had a fantastic smooth sloping run-out under it. at the rail it's about a 2.5' and falls off about another foot for every two, and gets more gradual further out. There's a sidewalk at flat section on the very bottom.
Weeeeeellll, I'd done it plenty of times but always set it up, looked it over, and maybe a slow practice run first. This time I came in fast (bad) barreling in from a completely different direction (real bad). Yelling "Yo! Check this out" (Famous last words)
Well I knew about the run-out so I arc'ed the nose down to land both tires...two problems with that..
1) I completley overshot the runout
2) I tried to steer into the sidewalk on the landing to avoid the picknick benches on the other side.
Landed front tire first on a flat, gravel coated sidewalk, trying to steer, washed out and bought the farm. no real damage, or injuries just a scraped palm, shifted stem, and scraped break resivoir covers.
I LMAO!!! Damm that was fun! I love a good(hurtless) fall, gets the fear out of the system.
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