Thinking about the recent mono riser failure crash video thread http://forum.slowtwitch.com/...ost=6420622#p6420622
In the video it looked like the rider https://www.facebook.com/...eos/857944257714303/ did an nice job body surfing the pavement.
As noted â€¦â€¦. gloves would probably have helped although the road looked a bit wet and smooth.
There is some advice out there on best way to crash â€¦. but it seems to me that some crashes occur so quickly and so awkwardly that it is difficult to â€˜do it rightâ€™.
Another rider hit my bike while passing me and down I went â€¦.. it was raining off and on â€¦â€¦ the road was wet.
I have only crashed a few times and it seems that each time â€¦.. I had time to do nothing â€œright or wrongâ€™ â€¦â€¦ and thinking back â€¦â€¦ the crash was so quick â€¦. I was aware that I was going down â€¦.. next thing I know I was sitting by my bent bike bars taking inventory of what happened. I sat up â€¦ took my bike out of the road and sat down for a couple of minutes.
The race helicopter came by (I was surprised it was so quick) asked if I was OK â€¦. I gave them a thumbs up.
I had a big divot in my helmet (thanks helmet) and from the chip seal road â€¦.. lots of road rash â€¦. no broken bones.
I was trying to steer to keep my bike upright until close to the ground and I did not have time to put my arm out to break my fall and landed on my shoulder â€¦. may have saved my collar bone.
I was still in race mode and got my bars sort of straight (aluminum bars) and with the front wheel cocked a bit to one side got back in the race and finished. In my case having gloves and a helmet really helped. I retired the helmet â€¦. my bib shorts and jersey â€¦. to the garbage can â€¦.. the gloves survived with a couple of small rips.
Wet roads are a menace â€¦â€¦.
So â€¦â€¦ what helped you in a crash? â€¦.. what are your thoughts on best practices for crashes?
+1 mph Faster