"Accident"

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  1. Cyclist14

    Cyclist14 New Member

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    Well, Today I was looking over the edge of a 7 or 8 ft. drop that I was considering doing on my MTB and suddenly my "friend" "accidentally" pushes me off of it:mad: . My feet get caught in the handlebars and I do a classic endo. I got through it without any injury but my Rear WTB Dual Duty rim ( which isn't really to great) had a 2-Inch wobble and my front disc was bent:mad: . My bike is in the shop now and it was covered under the shops warranty.

    I have decided not to ride with him anymore because what is he going to do next, I could have been seriously injured and there goes half my road biking season (or even my life:eek: ). Do you think I made the right decision? I do.
     
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  2. ganderctr

    ganderctr New Member

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    Absolutely. Dangers are dangers and should be eliminated somehow or another. Safety is no joking matter.
     
  3. TrekDedicated

    TrekDedicated New Member

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    Are you serious? A seven or eight foot drop and he pushed you? What is he, like 8 years old?

    Safety first. I hope he apologized.
     
  4. meehs

    meehs New Member

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    I wouldn't ride with the guy anymore. He's an idiot!

    What I can't believe is that the damage to your bike was covered under the shop's warranty! Ususally a warranty covers damage and defects due to faulty workmanship, not damage incurred by doing 8 foot drops (whether it's intentional or not). Amazing! Stay on their good side!
     
  5. cydewaze

    cydewaze New Member

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    A crash like that is the kind of thing I usually do without any help. :p

    I concur that you should ditch that dude. He sounds like a jerk.
     
  6. ALAN OBRIEN

    ALAN OBRIEN New Member

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    your "friend" sounds like a fucking idiot.
     
  7. sooray02

    sooray02 New Member

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    Yeah, I agree
     
  8. insung

    insung New Member

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    Before your friend pushed you off the ledge, did he say, "Dang! You got shocks, pegs... lucky! You ever take it off any sweet jumps?" <push>
     
  9. Cyclist14

    Cyclist14 New Member

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    I agree with all of you. Anyway I've got to get on the road to train for my upcoming race.
     
  10. EnigManiac

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    what he said...seriously!
     
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