I don't know what's more upsetting, the puddle of blood or my sexy face My riding mate today Derryn took an almost National Geographic approach to documenting the situation.
rogan, once I hit the kerb at speed my first thought was "argghhh my BIKE". Perhaps that's why my face did all the heavy lifting of the deceleration. Bike was just about fine - front wheel out of true, sidewall ripped around 4 cms. Two cash notes around the tube, sorted. Got the bike fixed at Park Bikes in SOP. Massive kudos for them - gave me some water and disinfectant to fix myself up, got the bike fixed and took it for a quick test ride afterward. Really went above and beyond; wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Main concern was the handlebars twisting a bit during the prang - 4nm on the carbon steerer gives me the heeby jeebies. I guess I should have been more worried about the smashed up face, but bodies heal and quite frankly HTFU LADIES
holy crap, that looks super nasty.
Looks like you have been to the same doctor as Michael Jackson
Heal up fast dude
Ouch that looks very bad.
Get well soon buddy.
Good on you mate, for getting back up. Going over is never good, and that sounds pretty bad.
I hope you recover quickly xplora.
I don't think I'll book myself in to Steve Hogg, it seems bad things happen...
I was thinking that last night, first the bike,now the body.
EDIT: LMAO I just bought a used Quarq ... didn't expect them to jump on the offer so fast LOL Now where is the money going to come from..................................................
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What a shocker1
And the injury is pretty bad too
No good on the face plant Xplora, nice score on the power meter. Where did you find it at?
Ebay has all the answers I find saving the searches and restricting to Australia really helps. quarq, srm, powertap, that should cover all your bases. If you're feeling ritzy, the SRM FSA Gossamer crank is only about 2200 bucks new - pricey, but super cheap for an SRM spider!
Decent weather so far today - I might be down at Prestons tonight around 7:00pm.
What's the bet we get a storm this afternoon though...
The Sunnyholt Bolt gets to Elizabeth at 7, another 20-30 and you should have some company I am hoping to be there.
T minus 7 til the dragstrip on the 1st of Oct!
cya tonight, bit of a northerly i think, was out last night for a cruise to the bubbler and there was an easterly, don't remember that happening before.
Watch out for thick paint on the path between railway pde and quakers road .
GAH minor family emergency, I'm out tonight
7pm Kangazilla Bubbler Run tomorrow?
Down at Prestons but going now - it is getting late.
totally forgot about it and went fully over it, I now have some retro style white wall tyres and some awesome pistriping on the frame. Atleast I can join in on the retro rides now
thanks for the ride tonight Brendan, Jack and Chris. Good fun as always
I managed to do a big bunnyhop and miss it, but nearly took the bigman out lol!!
And he squealed like a little girl Lol
I now have a matching white stripe on my bike & clothes. Why couldn't they have spilled black paint?
Just spent 2 mins trying to pick it off the frame but got bored so I guess it's staying for now.
Apologies to g-boaf. I was the only one that went on to Prestons but since it was just me I turned around at the bollard.
it was a different squeel to a snake spotting sqeel thank you very much!!!!
Sorry I missed you guys - I've got an important meeting early tomorrow, need the sleep.
I missed a kangaroo at Prospect. Not small either.
Yuck. Sorry to miss you. I took a different route back since it was only me.
It happens sometimes. I'm busy tomorrow.
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