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 Wipeout #2
Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Wipeout #2 Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 5:52 pm 

Last month I took a header off a tree while running, and figured that was my embarrassing running moment for 2005. But then this afternoon I was crossing the street at a busy intersection, and I tripped on the curb and went down hard. I fell forward onto both palms before rolling left onto my shoulder, elbow, and knee and coming to a stop lying on my back. Boy did I feel stupid. When I picked myself up again, the lady in the nearest car gave me a thumbs up. Luckily I didn't get anything worse than a scrape.

Bricks
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
Chicago
Joined: 09 Dec 2004
Posts: 222

Re: Wipeout #2 Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:29 am 

man, there is no smooth recovery from a spill is there? I like the thumbs-up from the woman! i went down on sunday. it was doing this weird, snow/rain thing outside and i went to make my turn around and my feet just slid forward and i went down. no one was on the path right there when i did it, but i had the snow and wet spots all over me to prevent me from hiding what i had just done...

terrysquier

Canon City, CO
Joined: 09 Jan 2005
Posts: 44

Re: Wipeout #2 Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 1:46 pm 

Reminds me of a couple of years ago when I came up to a stop street near the local junior high school on my new flashy mountain bike. It was my first bike that had those new-fangled shoe clips that lock your feet to the pedal. I came to a slow, beautiful stop at the stop sign, and as luck would have it, I couldn't get either foot out of the pedals. Over I went with my feet still locked in. It was tricky getting both my feet unlocked, especially the one the bike was now laying on, so I could get up from the middle of the street. It was in the morning and there were only about a million kids walking to school and being let off by their parents. Once I had recovered from my fall, I beat a hasty retreat without glancing around to see what kind of a response my little spectacle had evoked.

Terry


OldManRunner
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
Rochester, NY
Joined: 28 Nov 2004
Posts: 262

Re: Wipeout #2 Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:51 am 

Too funny! I fell over on my bike once like that too, and I just had toe cages! Talk about uncoordinated...

Minnow


Joined: 20 Jan 2005
Posts: 19

Re: Wipeout #2 Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:26 am 

When i was younger and competing in a cross country race, i tried to outsprint an older girl to the finish line. Unfortunately i didn't see a tree branch sticking out, and my foot got snagged on it. The funny thing was that i did a complete forward roll and came back up on to my feet without losing any momentum whatsoever - i even beat the girl to the line!

terrysquier

Canon City, CO
Joined: 09 Jan 2005
Posts: 44

Re: Wipeout #2 Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:35 am 

Minnow - bet you that would have been funny to witness. It probably almost looked like a planned maneuver to let the other girl know that you were so confident that you could beat her, you would do a little acrobatic stunt before you crossed the finish line in front of her.

Terry


Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: Wipeout #2 Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 11:03 am 

That's hilarious! I bet you couldn't do that again even if you tried.

Just the other day I narrowly missed a repeat of my wipeout #1 with an overhanging tree branch. I must be accident prone!


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