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Offline Damduiker

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Re: Wes_Wipeout
« Reply #80 on: July 13, 2010, 04:35:15 pm »
Aag no man, does that count as a fall ? :pot:
I thought that a fall only gets noted if the meatwagon fetches you
But seriously, People get hurt on the old martelpyp, sometimes more than on Motorbikes.


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Re: Wes_Wipeout
« Reply #81 on: July 13, 2010, 04:37:42 pm »
Aag no man, does that count as a fall ? :pot:
I thought that a fall only gets noted if the meatwagon fetches you
But seriously, People get hurt on the old martelpyp, sometimes more than on Motorbikes.

Fall counts if there's seperation - there was most definitely seperation. People get hurt on mountain bikes due to lack of gear I reckon - you think you can't get as hurt, but hey, fall on a pile of rocks and we'll talk again  :deal:
 

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Re: Wes_Wipeout
« Reply #82 on: July 13, 2010, 05:00:44 pm »
I regularly marshal, for MTB races and they ploeg properly.
They dont have protection and get very hurt.
I have seen some ugly ones, so much so that I wont go racing with MTBs.
I almost made a proper d@@s of myself, when stopping next to a friend on the MTB, after riding the scoot, the whole day.
I free wheeled up to him and casually pulled in the clutch, which happened to be the brake. :o
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Re: Wes_Wipeout
« Reply #83 on: July 13, 2010, 05:09:24 pm »
But seriously, People get hurt on the old martelpyp, sometimes more than on Motorbikes.

Agreed. Came off last Friday at really low speed but it still hurts when I breath.  I've never hurt myself falling off the bike as I've done when falling off the martelpyp.
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Re: Wes_Wipeout
« Reply #84 on: July 13, 2010, 08:14:28 pm »
The largest scars I have on my body (by area not by length) are two white patches running down both forearms from each elbow to halfway to my wrists.

Fell off my mountain bike on a fantastic downhill in the forests above Pilgrim's Rest.  It was relatively steep and I love downhills.  After blasting through a technical bit, I hit a nice smooth patch hurtling down a steep forest road. I relaxed, hit a tiny pothole, my thumbs slipped over the top of the bars, my weight pitched forward and I slowly slid off the front of the bike with no way of stopping it.....

Took ages to for the skin grow back.

Quite painful too  ;D
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Re: Wes_Wipeout
« Reply #85 on: July 13, 2010, 08:18:15 pm »
Wes, when are we gonna hit that gap that you almost did last time?

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Re: Wes_Wipeout
« Reply #86 on: July 13, 2010, 09:42:39 pm »
Im up for it

no you're not - aren't you all busted up at the moment?  :deal:
 

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Re: Wes_Wipeout
« Reply #87 on: July 13, 2010, 09:44:43 pm »
I will probably be in bike riding condition by the weekend.
I got an indoor bicycle, so I can atleast still train while my wrist is out ;D

But you know, when I clear that gap, all the pressure is going to be on you hey :D
 

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Re: Wes_Wipeout
« Reply #88 on: July 14, 2010, 08:58:37 am »
I regularly marshal, for MTB races and they ploeg properly.
They dont have protection and get very hurt.
I have seen some ugly ones, so much so that I wont go racing with MTBs.

People underestimate the speed at which a bicycle travels and over etimate their skills.  Often see dudes with major $ buying top of the range all-mountain or full susser x-country bikes, the bikes mask the lack of skill untill you get yourself into groot kak, which usually ends in a trip to icu ::)  Top speed on my roadbike 93km/h and mtb 86km/h on gravel, both times in lycra, get goosebumps just thinking of what could have happened.