- Sep 29, 2011
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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.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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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.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
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...