The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

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Re: The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

Postby trailgumby » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:44 pm

I don't mind riding in the rain, 'but not the roadie. Not for lack of traction though - it just scores the crap out of the rims.

However, since putting the Gatorskins on, I found that I can spin the back tyre going up climbs when pedaling out of the saddle :shock: ... I wouldn't say I put out lots of power. So I think I'll be revisiting that rule until I can get some Conti GP4000s into the next Wiggle order.

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Re: The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

Postby warthog1 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:58 pm

Continental Grand Prix 4 Season? Haven't used them myself, apparently they're good though


A lighter option is the Continental Grand Prix 4 Season. A tough Duraskin mesh and two Vectran anti-puncture layers beneath the tread make this a good choice. And at 220g it's a good weight, for the rider wanting a fast winter tyre. Conti's max grip silica rubber compound provides a good level of grip. A good choice for winter and one that can be used in spring and autumn too. If you desire even more protection, the Gator Hardshell is a good option, with a third layer of Polyamide in the sidewalls.

http://road.cc/content/buyers-guide/68578-buyers-guide-best-tyres-get-you-through-winter

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Re: The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

Postby Nobody » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:21 am

warthog1 wrote:Stupidly I decided to get up earlier this morning to go the long route in for day shift.
That'll learn ya. :P Glad you survived though. :)
This is one reason why I'd rather eat better rather than do more kms.

I work in a bit of bushy area and 3 of my colleagues have hit kangaroos/wallabies in recent years. But they were in cars. One of the many reasons I don't ride a motorbike is the threat of animal strike.

warthog1 wrote:The good news is I'm not doing the next two day shifts :D So I've got the weekend off to mope around the house :roll: :lol:
Is that because of the sick leave, or just the way the roster went?

warthog1 wrote:Haven't really checked the bike out yet, I'm sure it'll be OK though being the mighty Ribble Steelie.
The best part of owning metal is if there is a problem, at least you'll see it. While you're checking it, remember to pull the steerer out and have a look at it.

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Re: The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

Postby skull » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:56 am

trailgumby wrote:However, since putting the Gatorskins on


Might have been the contribution to my stack the other week. I currently have gators on both wheelsets. Slipped out from under me like I was on ice.

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Re: The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

Postby warthog1 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:38 am

Nobody wrote:Glad you survived though :) I work in a bit of bushy area and 3 of my colleagues have hit kangaroos/wallabies in recent years. But they were in cars. One of the many reasons I don't ride a motorbike is the threat of animal strike.

Thanks, me too. :lol: I've hit one on a motorbike also and was basically uninjured there too. I think I'm whittling away those 9 lives though :oops: Live and learn hopefully :roll:

Nobody wrote:Is that because of the sick leave, or just the way the roster went?

Sick leave. I've accumulated about 600hrs. My job involves lifting and I've already had a back injury. I'll give it a few days to settle down, discretion is the better part of valour.


Nobody wrote:The best part of owning metal is if there is a problem, at least you'll see it. While you're checking it, remember to pull the steerer out and have a look at it.

Good point re the steerer, I'll grease the headset while I'm at it it is aluminium. The front wheel has had a good hit. 36 thick gauge spokes and a couple have a good bend in them and are loose. Both wheels need trueing. I've got onto a good wheel man at one of the LBS's, doesn't charge much and does a good job.

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Re: The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

Postby Nobody » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:21 pm

skull wrote:
trailgumby wrote:However, since putting the Gatorskins on


Might have been the contribution to my stack the other week. I currently have gators on both wheelsets. Slipped out from under me like I was on ice.
I've had Duranos slip out from under me in the dry and they are certainly better than Gators for grip. So I'd say that's a definite contribution, rather than a "Might".

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Re: The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

Postby greyhoundtom » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:04 pm

Gatorskins: Worst tyre evah

Twenty two pages in all. :lol:

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Re: The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

Postby skull » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:06 am

greyhoundtom wrote:Gatorskins: Worst tyre evah

Twenty two pages in all. :lol:



I have actually contributed to that thread. I was in the pro-camp.

They still rock. Just not in the wet.

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Re: The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

Postby rodneycc » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:21 pm

Maroondah Council- I blame you for this. ....
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I knew it was going to get me one day and today was my lucky day!

The stone trail turn about at the Dandy creak path from Colchester road for god sake seal the bloody thing! They did half of it a couple of weeks ago just not the most important bit on the turn.... Knobs!
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Re: The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

Postby greyhoundtom » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:07 am

Ouch.......... :shock: :shock:

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Re: The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

Postby human909 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:14 am

'tis but a flesh wound.

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Re: The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

Postby rodneycc » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:17 am

Yes a flesh wound that didn't need to happen if they did the job properly a couple of weeks ago! My complaint email to the council has been lodged so hopefully something will happen. Yeah I'm ok, superficial wounds that will heal (only just getting over the needle accident that I put through my wrist!).

Bike escaped again unscathed by the looks which is the good news. So from my 4 crashes the score is Carbon bikes 4 v Me 0. Me coming off second best on all occasions. Maybe a scratch or two on the other bikes but not bad (this prob being the least serious crash).
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Re: The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

Postby skull » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:37 am

rodneycc wrote: for god sake seal the bloody thing!


Canberra version of resealing roads there too is it?

Here they just dump the stone on the road and let the cars driving around be the method of compressing it. That's it, job done.

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Re: The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

Postby rodneycc » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:59 am

skull wrote:
rodneycc wrote: for god sake seal the bloody thing!


Canberra version of resealing roads there too is it?

Here they just dump the stone on the road and let the cars driving around be the method of compressing it. That's it, job done.

Yeah they do that in Melb also at the expense of a few people's windscreens!
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Re: The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

Postby hannos » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:33 pm

Wet road, overcooked it coming in to a roundabout...

https://flic.kr/p/rTVVPM

https://flic.kr/p/rBks9W
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Re: The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

Postby jasonc » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:17 pm

ouch hannos. looks like the tyre just gave way. road looked dry. maybe an oil patch?
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Re: The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

Postby wombatK » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:56 pm

hannos wrote:Wet road, overcooked it coming in to a roundabout...

https://flic.kr/p/rTVVPM

https://flic.kr/p/rBks9W

Might have been a very good time to have arm warmers on ?

Trust nothing is broken...

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Re: The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

Postby hannos » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:29 am

wombatK wrote:
hannos wrote:Wet road, overcooked it coming in to a roundabout...

https://flic.kr/p/rTVVPM

https://flic.kr/p/rBks9W

Might have been a very good time to have arm warmers on ?

Trust nothing is broken...

Cheers


As far as body parts are concerned, only my hip hit the ground. It's surreal when the front lets go. You're in slo-mo but there's nothing you can do about it.
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Re: The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

Postby Nobody » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:13 pm

:oops: wrong thread.
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Re: The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

Postby warthog1 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:48 pm

hannos wrote:
As far as body parts are concerned, only my hip hit the ground. It's surreal when the front lets go. You're in slo-mo but there's nothing you can do about it.


You usually come down hard too as it is normally when the weight is transferred to that wheel ie under braking. :(

You can do something about it if your name is Marc Marquez



Sorry not really relevant to bicycles but I love that save :oops: 8)

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Re: The 'Crashed Today' thread.....

Postby cp123 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:29 pm

lucky you were wearing the SIDS and SKIDS jersey hannos. :lol:

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