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    Default That moment when...

    Saw this on another forum and thought it to be quite fun.

    I'll start.

    That moment when... you pop a wheelie while waiting for your riding buddies to catch up and realise you've misjudged your abilities

    I have the road rash on my face and LBS bill as proof

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    I'll play....

    When you approach a log over the trail which you bunny-hopped last week without drama, this time forgetting the new ride is a dual suspension and ending up on your back on the other side of the log. The bike suspended in mid-air above you and no other part of your anatomy touched mother earth during the summersault.

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    ...you realise that the remarkable ability you convinced yourself of, was only succeeded by your natural inability and lead to excruciating pain and anguish, but in the end made you the wiser...

    edit: I think we can all relate to this in many aspects of life!
    Last edited by AntonN; 2015/02/02 at 04:32 PM.

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    ... your mate takes a crash but you didn't have the GoPro on as you were still on your way to the difficult, technical section.
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    ...when you go riding with your family and decide to launch over the first bump, not realising you haven't tightened your stem properly. Over you go.
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    when you cant unclip and you only 1m from your car...in the parking lot.
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    When you see your 6 year old having a whiskey-throttle (or whatever the equivalent is on an MTB) moment combined with a visual fixation and you see him overreaching his abilities to correct a way over eager entry speed into a tight right hander, resulting in him hitting the berm, flying over the handlebars, and landing flat on his stomach.

    Lucky for him, he picked out a lovely grass spot, so the only injury he suffered was a bit of bruising where his helmet cracked around his head, as that took most of the impact.

    He was crying quite a lot, but he got on his bike and finished his ride like a champ.

    SWAMBO was just telling me last week that I'm a bit extreme in insisting we all ride with helmets (ATGATT), but this sort of proved her wrong...

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    No helmet, no ride! Good on you! Glad your lightie finished up his ride.
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    Pulling a wheelie and watching your front wheel fall out as you didn't do up the quick release up properly, luckily a faceplant on soft soil & leaves
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    ...you realize your balancing abilities on a scateboard (on a very smooth surface) isn't quite what it was 25 years ago...
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    ... your cleats won't unclip!




    I have to say it help me way more times to stay on the bike, than it caused a fall.
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    ...the moment you hear your brakes are metal on metal doing 50km/h in the rain down Prince Alfred's Pass during Karoo 2 Coast
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    When you were concentrating way to hard on the obstacle ahead and dont see the rider in front of you stopping.....while you are cleated of course

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    That moment when you wheelie, and you see the road infront of you, then sky, then more sky, hey look you can see behind you...but its upside down...OOOMF...you on your back with the bicycle riding you.


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    ... that moment when you realise while the speed limit law is easily broken, the law of gravity is a bit more self enacting as your bike begins to slide halfway through the bend and you go farming....

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    The moment after you've launched yourself from a mound midway through a long fast downhill on Waterval Boven red trail, your specs fly off your face and you make the poorly informed decision to release the handles to catch them mid-flight... landing with no hands at 30km/h on gravel.
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    riding your 50cc motorcycle home with a friend, see some girls you know and decide to pop a wheelie. whilst watching the girls you neglect to see the red traffic light and your friend stopped up ahead. neadless to say my ego was bruised. so was my mate and his bike.
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    Telling your riding partner to turn left and she doesn't hear you and goes straight, and you turn left straight into her. We both ended up on the tar... but we're still married.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Weaver View Post
    Telling your riding partner to turn left and she doesn't hear you and goes straight, and you turn left straight into her. We both ended up on the tar... but we're still married.
    Well that's one way of riding your partner. Bit extreme, but if it works for.....
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    That moment when you realize you are on a forum full of people that think cyclists are scum and to blame for everything.

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