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Krabill 09-02-2009 08:07 AM

I had just changed a rear flat and had started going again and, well, I didn't have it in a low enough gear for the trail conditions yet, so I was simultaneously downshifting and looking at my rear cog set to verify what gear I was in when I stuffed the front tire into a rock. I went down and my left hand just happened to land on a rock - *snap*

I've been riding a mtb's since 1988 and I've been on these particular trails constantly for the past 11 years. This was my first accident.

Here are a few shots of the trails I was riding . . .

http://i30.tinypic.com/1tpncp.jpg

http://i29.tinypic.com/2w5udch.jpg

http://i30.tinypic.com/j96nbq.jpg

http://i32.tinypic.com/52gl1y.jpg

flip18436572 09-02-2009 08:43 AM

Looks like a fun trail, and I hope you heal quickly.

Askel 09-02-2009 08:43 AM

You didn't actually *ask* for a purple cast now, did you? :lol3

Quote:

Originally Posted by Krabill
Bicycles are dangerous, mkay?

http://i28.tinypic.com/91gu4i.jpg


Seriously, that sucks dude. Heal up quick. So you can get rid of that ugly thing. :D

Krabill 09-02-2009 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Askel
You didn't actually *ask* for a purple cast now, did you? :lol3




Seriously, that sucks dude. Heal up quick. So you can get rid of that ugly thing. :D

Awe, geez. I looked through all the color samples that the guy had and picked the closest one to Yamaha blue in there. In certain light it looks blue . . . other times, it looks purple :huh

Oznerol 09-02-2009 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Krabill
Here are a few shots of the trails I was riding . . .

Very nice. I would not have expected Oklahoma to have trails like that. They're pretty similar to the ones where I do most of my MTBing.

Krabill 09-02-2009 11:41 AM

We've got some great trails around here. These particular trails are only a couple miles from my house, so I get to ride them all the time.

Flaco 09-02-2009 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DoctorIt
Ah yes, the commuter races.

I used to laugh many many mornings in Brisbane when the tarted up "warriors" would catch up to me and yell something or other and then pass. I always imagined that on the weekends when I was actually out riding, not commuting, that the many many fat-bellied guys with $10k bikes were the same ones that would rush by me each morning on the way to work.
:lol3

Had some legendary Creek Path Races when I lived in Boulder. I actually raced the same guy a couple times a week for two summers.

Never talked to him. Never lost but I had to extend my route along his route once or twice. If I hadn't dropped him when it was time for me to turn off I had to follow his route for another half mile so I could dispose of him on the climb.

Oznerol 09-02-2009 05:54 PM

Kingdom Trails Weekend
 
Just booked a place to stay to spend the long weekend riding at Kingdom Trails in Vermont. I'm completely stoked. The Northeast Kingdom is gorgeous this time of year...

2whlrcr 09-02-2009 06:27 PM

I went with orange. :D

http://mmcconaughy.smugmug.com/photo...9_hrHnd-XL.jpg

knary 09-02-2009 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Krabill
Bicycles are dangerous, mkay?

http://i28.tinypic.com/91gu4i.jpg

The ring says "married", the forearm says "single". :lol3

Askel 09-03-2009 03:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oznerol
Just booked a place to stay to spend the long weekend riding at Kingdom Trails in Vermont. I'm completely stoked. The Northeast Kingdom is gorgeous this time of year...


Post a ride report when you get back.. That's one of those trail systems I keep hearing about. It'd be good to hear your perspective on it.

Zodiac 09-03-2009 04:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by knary
The ring says "married", the forearm says "single". :lol3

:lol3 :lol3

Vance 09-03-2009 05:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Krabill
Bicycles are dangerous, mkay?

http://i28.tinypic.com/91gu4i.jpg

Dude. How the hell are you going to jack off now? :rofl

Krabill 09-03-2009 05:59 AM

My left hand is in a cast . . . I'm a righty :evil

Crack Monkey 09-03-2009 06:39 AM

Cyclocross is hard
 
Holy crap, I'm in for a world of hurt.

One of the local shops held a 2-hour 'cross clinic last night. Not a training ride, just a basic "This is how you carry the bike. And this is how you remount without crushing your testicles or falling over" event for total 'cross n00bs. Short loop with a double, forced run-up, and U-turn - basically a half length course.

Anyway, two hours later, and I was a good bit more tired than I expected, despite not ever really pushing the pace. The run-up gassed me bad, and the double was harder to time than expected - to get it right I had to slow more than expected. If I tried to do it fast, I ended up dismounting too late, or stutter-stepping the remount.

I have some serious work to do over the next month or so.

Good news is the bike felt good. It's a Bianchi San Jose - single speed, steel, do-it-all bike. Took it out for a "mtb" ride the day before and other than not being used to the drops off-road, it was good. The drops felt fine on the cross course - no technical descents. I need to swap out the 40t chainring for a 39t (40/20 was just a hair to tall), but other than that, it was good.

Can't wait for the season to get going. Should be fun.


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