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Trackies are hard men

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:50 pm

Have a look at this and this. Ow!

Here's the video.

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Postby HappyHumber » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:51 pm

Bloody heck!
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Re: Trackies are hard men

Postby Uncle Grumpy » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:58 pm

:shock:

oww...

Kind of reminds me of "Boree Jack".

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Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:05 pm

Uncle Grumpy wrote::shock:

oww...

Kind of reminds me of "Boree Jack".

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I needed to google that one.

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Postby sogood » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:26 pm

Ouch of a splinter! It'd be a bugger to extract. :shock:
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Re: Trackies are hard men

Postby Uncle Grumpy » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:31 pm

I'm 93.

No, actually, my parents are from West Wyalong, where that happened.

Spoiler alert - watch the video before reading these comments...

Anyway, how did that track rider get a piece of timber through there? What did he hit, did a board left up or something?

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Postby Oxford » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:34 pm

dare someone to tell him to HTFU. :shock:
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Re: Trackies are hard men

Postby sogood » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:35 pm

Uncle Grumpy wrote:how did that track rider get a piece of timber through there? What did he hit, did a board left up or something?

Common with boards. For track riders, it's either asphalt/concrete kisses or board friction burns with splinters. I hate to think if that splinter had gone for another part of the body. Still surprised there isn't a surface modification that could have have prevented those splinters.

So what happened to Boree Jack?
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Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:37 pm

Uncle Grumpy wrote:Anyway, how did that track rider get a piece of timber through there? What did he hit, did a board left up or something?

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Chainring hits the boards when he goes down, gouges out a splinter? Dunno.
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Re: Trackies are hard men

Postby Uncle Grumpy » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:55 pm

sogood wrote:
Uncle Grumpy wrote:how did that track rider get a piece of timber through there? What did he hit, did a board left up or something?

Common with boards. For track riders, it's either asphalt/concrete kisses or board friction burns with splinters. I hate to think if that splinter had gone for another part of the body. Still surprised there isn't a surface modification that could have have prevented those splinters.

So what happened to Boree Jack?


Splinters I understand, but that was a freaking big splinter. I guessed the edge of one of the boards split off, just wondered what caused it to sit proud of the adjoining board or what dug into it to split that piece off. I suppose it could have been the pedal or chainring perhaps.

Boree Jack hit the end of a railing on the racecourse at full speed. Died instantly. One of those weird events that country towns cling to in their history.

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Re: Trackies are hard men

Postby CommuRider » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:43 pm

But....how was the bike?!!!!

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Trackies are hard men

Postby alchemist » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:12 pm

I've seen splinters that big come off the track. Unlucky to have it go through his leg like that
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Re: Trackies are hard men

Postby Crawf » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:13 am

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Damn, I only saw it from another angle and had no idea it pierced both sides!
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Re: Trackies are hard men

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:15 am

I've had a similar situation with a splinter except it took the rear out of my lycra and didn't impale me
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Re: Trackies are hard men

Postby flashrider » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:48 am

NOT the post to be reading over one's All Bran... :(
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