First crash

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Re: First crash

Postby g-boaf » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:29 pm

richbee wrote:There are two types of cyclist,
those who have yet to fall

And those who have yet to fall again


Don't say that!! :shock: :lol: :shock: Might jinx me. :shock:

Paul B wrote:Continental ultra race. Both times the road was wet and I was cornering... so I blame me... not the tyres.


Don't blame yourself - wet conditions can be tricky. I'm ultra cautious in the wet. But I don't think you can ever be too cautious. Painted lines freak me out.

I tend to agree with some of the people above, I love the GP4000s I have. Lovely tyres. I hope you mend quickly and the bike isn't too bad.
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Re: First crash

Postby rangersac » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:08 am

Vittoria Rubino Pros here, and I've had no dramas in the wet. I do back off the tyre pressure when the rains come though, I tend to run around 80/90 F/R for that extra bit of traction.
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Re: First crash

Postby Paul B » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:04 pm

Based on the advice here I am going to reduce my tyre pressure. Got bike back from LBS... $68.00 and running like new :-)
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Re: First crash

Postby biker jk » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:31 pm

Paul B wrote:Based on the advice here I am going to reduce my tyre pressure. Got bike back from LBS... $68.00 and running like new :-)


Good idea. Perhaps reduce your speed taking wet corners to below almost 50kmh?
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Re: First crash

Postby Paul B » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:28 pm

biker jk wrote:. Perhaps reduce your speed taking wet corners to below almost 50kmh?

Yea... well I had just done 60km, some distance in the rain and on wet roads. I guess I let my guard down and I was near home, the road at this point looked pretty dry and it is a bend I know and usually go around quicker than that. I made a mental decision to take it easy but for some reason that translated to 48kmh. Idiot.
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Re: First crash

Postby rodneycc » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:51 pm

Chalk another victim to the conti ultra race. Do yourself a molly meldrum and replace them

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Re: First crash

Postby trailgumby » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:12 pm

Paul B wrote:
biker jk wrote:. Perhaps reduce your speed taking wet corners to below almost 50kmh?

Yea... well I had just done 60km, some distance in the rain and on wet roads. I guess I let my guard down and I was near home, the road at this point looked pretty dry and it is a bend I know and usually go around quicker than that. I made a mental decision to take it easy but for some reason that translated to 48kmh. Idiot.

Well, that IS interesting. Being within 5km of home is apparently a major risk factor for bike crashes, and I think you put your finger on why: letting your guard down.
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Re: First crash

Postby Paul B » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:14 pm

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Re: First crash

Postby Wakatuki » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:20 am

trailgumby wrote:I love my Conti GP4000s Black Chillis

I ride the same in 25's being a clydesdale. They also match the colours of some of your bruises Paul B. Ouch.... :shock:
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Re: First crash

Postby Xplora » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:03 am

trailgumby wrote:letting your guard down.

Arguable that all accidents that aren't caused by mechanical failure are caused by this or lack of experience. Sadly, cornering isn't something you can really practice easily at the limits of traction much. I was crawling around a corner durin a race recently, others charging past. Just too fast to find out the hard way, no thanks. :lol:
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Re: First crash

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:15 am

I can't believe how rude some people here are. Let me just say "Welcome to the club!" :lol: :lol:

rangersac wrote:Vittoria Rubino Pros here, and I've had no dramas in the wet. I do back off the tyre pressure when the rains come though, I tend to run around 80/90 F/R for that extra bit of traction.

I'm personally not a fan of those. And yes I have used them before and yes I have slid along the pavement doing 30kph+ with a set of them on the front :P
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Re: First crash

Postby petie » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:26 pm

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Nice wound, but you need to upgrade your jeans...;)

Bugger about the crashes, as others have said maybe try lower tyre pressures?
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