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Discussion in 'Crash Confessions' started by Sidewalk, Apr 6, 2020.


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  1. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Even I eat Sh!t from stupid Sh!t sometimes.

    I used to wreck all the time. As I have improved, I can go faster, and with fewer incidents. But sometimes...

    I rode off the top of a berm yesterday. Nothing tricky, just a regular berm. Minor scratch on my knee. A minute later at most, same trail, I did it again!

    Oh well.

    Looked pretty nasty when my ex wife saw me a few hours later and pointed it out, I didn't even look at it.
     
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  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    You and @herzalot should compare notes.
     
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  3. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    I think I probably kicked his ass in the "wheel over the berm" crash category. Possibly the only competition in which I could beat @Sidewalk. :confused:

    Sorry to hear that you got scuffed up, Josh. Any injuries, or just a collection of annoying scrapes and bruises? Hopefully the latter.
     
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  4. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I continue my luck of (usually) minor scrapes. I pedaled to work this morning.

    Just a reminder that we can even screw up easy stuff.
     
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  5. konakc

    konakc iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    kc
    Yeah.. like crashing on the floop!
     
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  6. hill^billy

    hill^billy iMTB Rockstah

    Try not to top my stupid! Nothing to brag about!
     
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  7. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Glad to hear it’s just scrapes.

    I think we can all tell stories that some of our worst crashes were on simple sections of trails we've done dozens of times. Or, @Danimal can share that a couple of his injuries happened while goofing around to or from the actual trailhead. :facepalm:
     
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  8. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Epic Evo
    Hey! Yep, its true..... :oops::whistling:
     
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  9. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    So there I was, early 90s Hollywood. Totally on cruise mode on the way back from the liquor store with a 12 pack of Budweiser under my arm.
    The sunny, breezy, LA day had Sunset Blvd crowded that day. Even a local prostitute was enjoying the sun as the warm Santa Anas plastered her pleated mini up onto her back.
    My eyes were distracted by the gleaming brown orbs, split by a lacy purple thong...
    CRASH!!! SMASH!!! SPLASH!!!
    I had run into a bus stop bench. Totally endo'ed, beers smashing onto the ground. All in front of numerous laughing spectators and the streetwalker.
    I stood up, bleeding and soaked with cheap beer, and I started laughing maniacally as I stomped at the broken bottles. I didn't like Budweiser anyway.
     
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  10. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    LOL Ross!
     
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  11. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Josh, we need to see some carnage pics! :cool::D
     
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  12. hill^billy

    hill^billy iMTB Rockstah

    Of course Rossage! It would be you who could give it a good go to top my stupid. At least yours is funny as hell and actually a good excuse for the crash! To damn funny!
     
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  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    I don't remember your "stupid" fall, @hill^billy - but not asking you to re-tell it if it's too painful or embarrassing.

    Oh who am I kidding, yes I am!
     
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  14. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    Even you?!?! Does the cosmos know no mercy??????

    :p
     
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  15. hill^billy

    hill^billy iMTB Rockstah

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  16. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
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  17. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Going to be difficult topping breaking my foot at the Vons parking lot at the bottom of PCE, BEFORE getting on the shuttle bus :facepalm:

    I'll provide, but they are not spectacular. Not brag worthy.

    I don't mind crashing on something hard. But a berm? :bang:
     
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  18. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Not in order. But one was what it looked like when I got home. I hadn't noticed it, except my ex wife pointed out how shitty it looked (I stopped by her house to drop something off). One is how it looked after I cleaned it. And the other is how it looks today. Pretty minor, really. And if you notice the scars, not the first time for me :Roflmao

    1knee.jpg

    3knee.jpg

    2knee.jpg
     
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  19. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    be careful on berms since we have gotten some moisture. If you go to high they tend to explode. These months it is better to stay on the root so you do not carve a corner and have the front wheel, and shocks start to disappear from your line of sight. Of course it is totally cool when you see it happen and you just lift the bars and place the wheel back where it belongs, it is a great skill. But I would not count on that skill. Last time a berm blew out on me, I lifted the bars and ended up crashing down on my tail bone. It seems the rear end followed, and my rear end followed gravity.
    Happy learning curve trails
     
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  20. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    It wasn't the berm...


    (...referring to my own crash. The berm was solid and did not give way.)
     
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  21. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Damn, my reputation is getting weak :Roflmao
     
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  22. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    I'll ask for those with more respect:

    • Where were your knee pads?
    • Are you going to get back together with your ex?


    Heal up and don't fall on it before then, berm exploder. :)
     
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  23. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I rarely wear gloves, let alone knee pads :Roflmao

    Just a personal call. But unless I feel that their protection is more useful than the discomfort, I don't wear any pads.

    And no, ex and I are not getting together. I care about her, help her out with stuff, but I have no interest in being anything more than friends.
     
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  24. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    Okay, I was going to riff some analogy between kneepads and wives, but I'll stand TF down. Maybe not. Both save me from myself now and again.

    Cheers, Josh. :)
     


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