Went mountain biking, fell off of the mountain

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Much better story than my last bike crash. My wife and I have fat tire bikes so I got in the habit of ignoring most small obstacles. So, as I was crossing the middle lane of a road in downtown Oregon City to pull into a brew pub I failed to see the bright yellow tall lane divider strip. Got dumped over the handlebars on my back, right in the middle of the road, and provided entertainment for a couple dozen beer drinkers that were sitting outside. Landing hard on the pavement was not pleasant but nothing a few beers didn't fix.


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Glad you seem to be okay other than the scrapes and bruises.

I finally had to sell my mountain bike a few years ago. Two times over the bars and then a back flip which crushed my right elbow and I decided to hang it up. My 59 year old body just doesn't heal well...

I did buy a really cool beach cruiser that I ride regularly...up and down the beach of course! Sand is soft...

It's an Electra Rat Fink...

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I've had two mountain bikes but never went off road. I gave away a 2009 GT 18 speed because I was tired of carrying a 35 lb bike to the second floor. My 1988 GT Karakorum weighs about 26 lbs, but it's a single speed now. Ditched the gears, derailleurs and the brakes/shifters combo grips, too.

I haven't ridden a bike in 5 1/2 years. I also have an '09 GT GuTterBall (that's how they spell it) based on the GT GTB track bike and a former 10 speed '74 Favorit now a fixed gear, as is the '09 GT.

I ought to sell the three of them.
 

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Much better story than my last bike crash. My wife and I have fat tire bikes so I got in the habit of ignoring most small obstacles. So, as I was crossing the middle lane of a road in downtown Oregon City to pull into a brew pub I failed to see the bright yellow tall lane divider strip. Got dumped over the handlebars on my back, right in the middle of the road, and provided entertainment for a couple dozen beer drinkers that were sitting outside. Landing hard on the pavement was not pleasant but nothing a few beers didn't fix.


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I got a fat bike almost two years ago and like you said, little stuff doesn't phase them. I'd probably kill myself the first turn with "skinny" tires now. I was out at one of our parks on Sunday and I was going up a gravel section a road bike guy was going down and his eyes looked the size of donuts, I just had to chuckle to myself.
 

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Hitting the trails tomorrow, in a full face helnet. Not a crazy heavy downhill helmet. I'm not going to hit my jaw like that again.
 

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Nice, GREAT ride this morning. I rode through the spot where I crashed last weekend, and I must have been seriously distracted to have been that far off of my normal line. That crash should have never happened.
 

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Owwweee!

I had some serious wrecks just going down the street...I slammed a driver getting out of his car once....Bent his door....broke the widow....my dad was pissed off... then he mellowed out when the dude tried to say I did it on purpose....that changed the whole game...

but shouldn't you at least look before swinging your door open on a street?

anyway glad your OK
 

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Owwweee!

I had some serious wrecks just going down the street...I slammed a driver getting out of his car once....Bent his door....broke the widow....my dad was pissed off... then he mellowed out when the dude tried to say I did it on purpose....that changed the whole game...

but shouldn't you at least look before swinging your door open on a street?

anyway glad your OK
Dooring is a chargeable offence in Ontario for the automobile owner. You can't open a door into traffic. When I was riding downtown on my bike, I would take a chunk out of the lane to stay out of the door zone.
 

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Yea.... im here to tell you that it hurt....

But it was probably in 1970.... no cops involved.... the dumbass drove off after my dad set him straight....lol
 

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Thankfully, the bike is fine. I'm sore as hell. My wife asked me if I'm ok with being (not badly) injured. I said, hell yes, as long as I get to be outdoors and remain active. Took a tumble in a spot that I've been through a hundred times. I was thinking about the rock climb coming up about a hundred feet ahead of me and hit a root at an odd angle. Front tire grabbed and threw me off the trail to the right, and ended up face first into a log feature. Hit my face and jaw but my helmet is fine!

Lol, my shoulder HURTS but it's fine...I think...I hope...

every once in awhile , Nature has to remind you who's Boss . I'm not one for tattoos myself __ but scars are so much more fun . hope you feel better soon . healing takes time now that you're older
 

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I can't even count the hours I've spent watching GMBN videos. Love those guys and grrrls.
 




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