Havasu Havoc

Discussion in 'Crash Confessions' started by LLPoolJ, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ MTB Addict

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Cannondale Scalpel
    Headed to Havasu to do endurance race with Sidewalk. 3 laps in I fell down and went boom. Tore my Bibs and lost a fair amount of skin. 1st aid ladies made me whine with the ointments. Called it quits one lap short of my goal.
     
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  2. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Proud, James. Way to give it hell.

    Heal up quickly, man! :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Cornholio

    Cornholio MTB Addict

    Location:
    Not smelLA
    Name:
    B
    Just a little sacrifice for the MTB gods, heal up quick!

    SARA park?
     
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  4. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Just saw that on the Strava. Hope you're not too beat up.
     
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  5. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    @LLPoolJ, did you fall on the nasty volcanic stuff or the loose/deep gravel stuff?

    Heal up! :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Crashing is contra-indicated, particularly if you are racing. Hope it wasn't that bad - I know only too well what road rash feels like.
     
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  7. scottay

    scottay MTB Addict

    Location:
    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
    Heal fast!
     
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  8. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Dead Highball
    6 replies and nobody asks about the bike? WTF? Where are your priorities, People?

    Just kidding... I have no doubts you'll bounce back quickly. :thumbsup: Hey wait a minute... You weren't following Josh, were you? Wasn't it Rule #1 not to follow @Sidewalk ? :p
     
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  9. scottay

    scottay MTB Addict

    Location:
    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
    I think it was Rick who had this on last week....
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  10. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Is the bike okay?:whistling:
     
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  11. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ MTB Addict

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Cannondale Scalpel
    Yup, great venue for a race.
    No room for error at speed though.
     
  12. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ MTB Addict

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Cannondale Scalpel
    Luckily no. Gravel.
     
  13. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ MTB Addict

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Cannondale Scalpel
    No but he was minutes away from putting me a lap down. Bike is fine I ain t .

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  14. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ MTB Addict

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Cannondale Scalpel
    I'll be fine been here all to many times.
     
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  15. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    What kind of concoction is that? :gag:
    Heal quick James.
     
  16. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ MTB Addict

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Cannondale Scalpel
    Water and a cookie while I cried. The paper towel that held the cookie doubled as a tear drier.
     
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  17. Grego

    Grego MTB Addict

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    OUCH!

    Get well soon my friend.
     
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  18. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    That course was awesome at speed. That course also had little room for error at speed, and painful consequences. It was pretty cool.

    JJ was pedaling when I passed, so I knew the bike was okay.

    I didn't have the result I was looking for, but damn, I finished feeling like it was one of my best performances ever. Looking at the data, it is a toss up between Havasu and Tahquitz which race is my best ever (Tahquitz I won). It's a great feeling when you cross the line knowing you didn't have anything left. And I literally had to sprint for the the finish line. I got passed going into the start/finish loop. I got on the guys wheel, then got next to him. About 300' from the finish I said out loud to him "this is going to suck". Then I stood up and sprinted for the last corner.
     
  19. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Yeeeouch!

    Sorry to hear Nurse Ratched put the hurting on ya :eek::(
     
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  20. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Still broken?
     
  21. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    I don't see a good reason to stop in that picture........ Man up (JK)




    Take care of your body. We only got one.
    There is always next race.
     
  22. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    Note to self. Don't do endurance races.....or ride with Sidewalk. That is all. o_O
     
  23. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ MTB Addict

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Cannondale Scalpel
    Just a few days ago the final scab fell off.
     
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