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  1. #1
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    First crash, immortalized

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    Turns out I should have used mud tires on Sunday. :P Someone captured this shot of me sliding into the grime on the first lap. Now both bike and I are broken in.


    (Original: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brujo/6...in/photostream)
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  2. #2
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    I'm sure that hurt...but that. is. awesome!!! You should submit it to a magazine or for a contest or something.
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  3. #3
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    Broken? How broken? Hope you and the bike heal quickly.
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    Hopefully not 'broken' thi I do find it funny the only thing in focus was your foot.

    Feel better soon!!
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    Holy $hit! This is not what I needed to see before trying my first cross race Of course I hope you're okay. How did this happen?
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    Don't freak out too much... the photo was taken using flash, panning and a whole lot of post processing in Photoshop.... (to add a lot of the motion blur). The actual crash probably wasn't nearly as dramatic as it looks.... from the gallery, it looks like lots of people got good and muddy in that corner

    (and she said "broken in" - not broken)
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  7. #7
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    Bike and I are both okay, thanks! A bit of mud ground into the handlebars is all. It didn't actually hurt. I had just come out of a difficult corner and was relaxing when I hit a mud patch. Fortunately I was not going very fast, and just kind of slid gently into the mud. I'm tickled that the photographer got such a dramatic shot out of it, though. It cracks me up.

    I did go down later in the race on my left side (that hurt!) and now have a big bruise on my thigh to show for that one.... :P Good luck, bluebug! You will have so much fun.
    Last edited by Ered_Lithui; 09-29-2011 at 08:24 AM.
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  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ered_Lithui View Post
    Bike and I are both okay, thanks! A bit of mud ground into the handlebars is all. It didn't actually hurt. I had just come out of a difficult corner and was relaxing when I hit a mud patch. Fortunately I was not going very fast, and just kind of slid gently into the mud. I'm tickled that the photographer got such a dramatic shot out of it, though. It cracks me up.

    I did go down later in the race on my left side (that hurt!) and now have a big bruise on my thigh to show for that one.... :P Good luck, bluebug! You will have so much fun.
    Terrific photo, I think you should have it framed and keep it!
    Glad you fell on each side, so you are evenly bruised
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ered_Lithui View Post
    Bike and I are both okay, thanks! A bit of mud ground into the handlebars is all.
    CX bikes are SUPPOSED to be dirty! My road bike is actually dirtier than my 'cross bike, right now (just rode 35 miles, 20+ in the pouring rain)...and it irritates me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoom-zoom View Post
    CX bikes are SUPPOSED to be dirty! My road bike is actually dirtier than my 'cross bike, right now (just rode 35 miles, 20+ in the pouring rain)...and it irritates me!
    Hehe. The same thing happened to me a few weeks ago, and I felt the same way. (Come to think of it, the road bike is *still* dirty.) Now it feels like my cross bike is finally legit.
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  11. #11
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    Hah! Welcome to the Crashing Club*!

    * Wherein you are able to laugh it off, get back on your bike, continue racing, and brag about all your awesome bruises later.


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    Newsflash: Woman Attacked by Bike. More at 11.
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