Spills … Posted on January 31, 2016 by PedalWORKS I have had a few spills in my time but never like these. I have no idea how they could even happen. Share this:ShareClick to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading...
I feel terrible for laughing but I can relate–my first bike with gears was the best gift ever, even after I slammed on the front breaks only and literally flew over the handlebars and had the bike land on top of me. I realize now that I was very lucky, especially since helmets were rare in the eighties. But I was still in love…
I think we have all done that at least once. Just last year I picked up a twig that jammed into my chain and I was hurled over the handlebars at 30 kph.
Glad you were okay!
A few bruises but more embarrassed than anything.
I get that. 🙂
I know. Bad timing for these fellows.
I cringed, and then I thought…yeah that would probably be me. My daughter has gone over her handlebars twice…tooth through the lip, and a broken nose. She gets her grace from me. 🙂
Whoops, but been there and may again?
I was 14 and had just got a new bike, my first racer, a powder 10 speed blue Sun Solo. The brakes were really impressive so I decided to show them off to my friends. The result? As I catapulted forward I let go of the handlebars and was smacked in the back of head by the saddle with enough force to knock me out. I came round a few seconds later surrounded by friends laughing their heads off.