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  • #68497

    nah, it’s tequilla the little devil is slipping into your juice…. mixes so much better with fruity drinks ya know… 😼

    #68498

    Mine has an Irish accent and keeps telling me it’s not Stout but esspreso

    #68499
    "Juan_Gear" wrote

    Mine has an Irish accent and keeps telling me it’s not Stout but esspreso

    I fell for that once…. 😏

    #68500

    Well, it’s official. I’ve got to upgrade my trail demon to just a bike demon in general; I made the mistake of listening to her last night while riding on pavement, which was a mistake because what does she know about that anyway?! At any rate…she convinced me to ride down a Jeep road connecting two neighborhoods in the dark with no streetlights, and to do it fast. ROCK. BIG. HIT.
    My husband was ready to take me to the hospital when I stood up and said my trail demon made me do it…. 😮

    #68501

    Went over a log today, which was fine, but there was a small ditch behind where I crossed that I didn’t see. Endoed down and took a shot in the junk from the side of my bar horns. I think I’ll take those off now. 😳

    #68502
    "Fitch" wrote

    Went over a log today, which was fine, but there was a small ditch behind where I crossed that I didn’t see. Endoed down and took a shot in the junk from the side of my bar horns. I think I’ll take those off now. 😳

    The Junk or the Horns 😆

    Riding is life all else is waiting

    #68503
    "Juan_Gear" wrote

    The Junk or the Horns 😆

    Hahahahahahahaha – I left myself wide open for that one! 😆

    #68504

    Hey thats are what Bud’s are for 😏
    Keep ya on your toes

    Riding is life all else is waiting

    #68505

    hmm, worst crash was first time out on a bike after the off season, managed to forget to get my brakes looked at, so i’m riding the avalon area in MD, going down a nice descent, steep turn at the bottom, and i remembered that my brake pads were almost literally gone, so i hit the turn, caught air and sailed into the woods. amazingly enough, i didn’t get hurt, and my bike only ended up with a stick stuck in the seat. that very week i was riding a tiny little trail behind my buddy’s house, had just come down a nice descent, front tire hit a rock and bike stopped dead. i supermanned right over the handlebars into a creek ><. worst part was the realization that i had bent my fork beyond all repair /cry, but gave me the excuse i needed to get my new baby, jamis cross country 2.0 (not much, but it was the nicest in my price range)

    #68506

    Have heard some good stuff about the Jamis bikes

    Riding is life all else is waiting

    #68507
    "Juan_Gear" wrote

    Have heard some good stuff about the Jamis bikes

    I looked at some top-end Dakar Sports a while ago, they had excellent workmanship on the frames, and here they’re better accessory-wise than the advertised Stateside versions.
    Either Euro bikes get better components overall, or the shop decided to up the level on the goodies.

    #68508

    well, got the new bike, and i pretty much love it, which is why my trail demon was being extra boisterous. i cased it the first day i took it out on the trail. not quite sure what happened (i bonked my noggin) but i have to get new shifters and a new derailler, luckily the nice folks at sram took pity on me and gave me new shifters for free. i just need to shut out my demon for a while

    #68509

    😼 Nate trust me you won’t get hurt 😼

    #68510

    My best crash ever. Well to set the stage this was before bikes had suspension and I had this wonderful Nishiki bike with ground control brakes(these were some stupid invention some engineer had, they put the brakes on the bottom of the frame on the lower bars of the rear triangle).

    A week earlier I had hit a rock with the brakes down there and bent the post on one of the brakes. I had to remove the back brakes because the bike wouldn’t roll since the bent bar forced the brakes to always be engaged. The bike was now retired from mountain biking but I thought it was save for road riding, boy was I wrong.

    My friend and I had run out of gas in his van but I had my bike with me so I jumped on it with a gas can and headed out to get some petrol. I was flying down this residential street and a car backed out in front of me. Instincts took over and I grabbed the brake handles. Big mistake. I flew over the bars and rolled over just in time for the large sprocket to hit me sqaure in the nose. I got three puncture scars from the teeth on the sprocket and a broken nose to boot. I think this beats the time when I cut off the ends of two of my fingers while riding a bike.

    #68511

    O.K. I’ll bite how do you cut your fingers off with a bike 😕

    When I was a kid I tore the bottom my foot off

    Riding is life all else is waiting

    #68512

    You will love this. I was in Junior high trying to put the chain back on the bike while riding it. I got the chain back on and lost the ends of two of my fingers.

    They were building some condos at the time and I asked the workers to take me to the hospital. They told me to quit dipping my hand in red paint and go to school. So I grabbed my hand and rode the rest of the way to school. The nurse at school freaked. I think I was calmer then she was. I ended up in the ER for five hours while the grafted some skin onto the end of my middle finger after cutting the bone down so it didn’t stick out above the finger nail.

    #68513

    Oh man, that had to hurt! Hell of a way to get out of school for the day!

    #68514

    I have a few that left some scars and a concussion, but this one cuts me deep…mentally!!! (not really, this is one crash in which my family and I “bond” over…Of course…At my expense!

    This was before I bought my StumpJumper. My family and I were camping. We decided to take a quite ride around the campgrounds. I was riding my FIL’s “mart” bike. It seemed o.k. to “kick around on”…

    Well, I came to a nice rock, where kids and the like had been riding over. It made a nice foot high ramp off the top between these two rocks. Being the “show-off dad” and trying to prove to my boy that “dad has still got it”, I said, “Hey son…watch this!”…famous last words… 😳

    As I hit the top of this one foot, smooth transitioned rock ramp, the front tire decided to crank over 90 degree’s and tried to make a sharp right turn as I reached the top. 😮 😮 😮 However, ,my mass + the handle bars had already committed to going straight! You guessed it!!! The “goose neck’ wasn’t tightened down and I was sailing over the bars… 😮

    Anyway, I hit the ground and rolled out of it…I tried pulling it off by shouting out to my shocked family, “and that’s how you need to tuck in and roll when you eat it!!!” 😳 😳 😳

    My family didn’t buy it…They were all on the ground laughing to hard, to speak. My dauther (11 years old at the time) kept shouting, “SON, WATCH THIS” in between catching her breath from gut busting laughing.

    From time to time, as I’m riding my bike with my family…They all take turns shouting out, “HEY SON…WATCH THIS” and break out into two hour snorts and laughter!!! 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

    #68515

    Now now, Ken, there’s nothing funny about watching people fall down.

    I COMPLETELY take that back, that’s hilarious. 😆 😆 😆

    #68516
    "gab26" wrote

    I ended up in the ER for five hours while the grafted some skin onto the end of my middle finger after cutting the bone down so it didn’t stick out above the finger nail.

    I’m SO glad you don’t have photos to post.

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