Crickets?

Discussion in 'Crash Confessions' started by hill^billy, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    So what happened after? Part ways there and that's it? Wouldn't her insurance cover that?
     
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  2. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    XTR 29er (aka Frankenstein)
    Oh she took care of the bike without a question. In fact, after we traded info I got a ride home and she took the bike and drove it to the bike store to get it repaired. I never saw the bill :) She was just amazed I didn't need to go to the hospital. Never felt so much as a bruise.

    One time I got hit by a car at college when a dad was dropping his daughter off for freshman year. He was doing an illegal u-turn and pulled into the bike path to do it. He had to wait for traffic to clear, so I rode past the side of the car... until he suddenly started to back up, turning his steering wheel as he did so. The front wheel of my bike got pinned between his front left wheel and his left fender... and he was dragging me backwards. He didn't see me because he was looking over his shoulder to back up. That was a scary one... I thought he was going to run me over because he was starting to crush the front of my bike. All good though... I was pounding on the hood of his car and his daughter started screaming and he eventually stopped. He fixed the damage AND I got a date with his daughter :)
     
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  3. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    You were lucky. That happened to me once and I followed the lady into the parking lot and told her she just hit me. Of course she denied it then I showed her the black mark my grip had left on the side of her car. She told me that was already there. Fortunately another lady follow me into the parking lot to make sure I was okay. She was actually freaked out herself asking if I was okay. She told me she saw everything if I needed a witness. Of course the lady who hit me changed her tune real quick. Too late. After giving her a few minutes of guilt I told her no harm done but please in the future be more careful of cyclists on the road.
     
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  4. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    @BonsaiNut @UPSed yikes you guys! I’ve been buzzed twice, and that was almost enough to make me want to say no more road reading!:confused: If I’d been hit or clipped I’d tap out!
     
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  5. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Haha! I knew there was a reason I didn't read! :Roflmao:Roflmao:Roflmao:gag:
     
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  6. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Freaking spellcheck :facepalm:
     
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  7. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky

    Wow! Glad it worked out. Hopefully that lady is more careful. That second one does sound scary!!! :eek: But it sounds like it wasn't ALL bad... :rolleyes: Glad you're alright!!! :thumbsup:
     
  8. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    The one time I got hit was completely my fault. :bang:

    The time I almost got hit was also completely my fault.:whistling:
     
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  9. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9
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  10. Marty657

    Marty657 Member

    Location:
    Upland
    Name:
    Marty
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz TB2C
    Prayers sent and more on the way.
     
  11. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Thank you Marty!:)
     
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  12. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    Got my first 2 crashes done yesterday. No biggie, but it sure has a long time since I've been on the ground looking for my glasses. Probably should secure those. :confused:
     
  13. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    D'Oh!

    Well... What kind of crash? Slow motion flop? Over the bars? OTB with a Superman finish? The flopping turtle? Or was it the dreaded Mousetrap? :D
     
  14. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    But were there witnesses??
     
  15. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Is the bike OK?
     
  16. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    The first was my stupid fault. (Like all my crashes won't be my fault :laugh:) Day before yesterday I found a somewhat small staircase to try. I tried it, and cleaned it. I was happy. Yesterday I see it. Overconfident I tried again. There's a hard left at the bottom, a hard bush on the right. Ended up with bush rash, but no fall. :D The second I knew was coming, I wanted to practice manuals, so I went to the park and practiced on the grass. I pulled a little too hard, gave it too much gas, missed the brake, idk. Kind of hard fall, but it was like falling on foam. :D
     
  17. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    Lol, yes I distinctly heard, OOOOoooh from several directions as I went down. :confused:
     
  18. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    It happened on my BMX, all is well :geek:
     
  19. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    That was the first problem....you aren't supposed to crash when there is an audience.
     
  20. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky

    Soooooo, you don't want to ride, ever??? I'm on to you @mtnbikej !!! :unsure:
     
  21. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Bravo, well done..glad you’re not hurt and be glad I wasn’t there, because I’m that riding partner that’s cracking up :Roflmao(unless of course the rider is really injured:eek:) and I’m allowed to because I crashed on just about every ride for the first two -three years at least!
     
  22. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    Lol, thanks Sara!!! :laugh: I'm sure there will be many many more. :gag:
     
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  23. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    I went over the hood oa car..flew in the air... and landed in blk asphalt street... bike went under the car... the lady came out and was freaked out... i was fine.. she paid for bike damage later..
    I came home..nothing wrong... not a scratch... except for my teeth.. had light aspalt on it...must of happened when i rolled...
     
  24. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    Daaaang, that's scary. Glad you're ok!!! :thumbsup:
     
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  25. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Good save, KC! Take care out there...lots of it.
     
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  26. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Yikes! I would not have laughed at that scene:gotnothing:....just for the record! Glad you were ok,:thumbsup:
     
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