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    I broke my riding buddy...

    My mate rang me last night asking if I wanted to go for a bit of a mess around at Chopwell today. Took him up on the offer.

    He's just started MTB-ing, and he's in (well, was in) that stage where he hadn't crashed and was starting to think that he's not too shabby at handling a bike.

    I've lost count of the number of times I've told him off for grabbing his front brake when he's going off little drops - "you'll have yourself off" I've said, a number of times...

    Bet you can't guess what happened...


    As a result, he smashed his Giro Hex and thinks he's broken his thumb.
    24" of travel and counting...

    "This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object..."

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    Re: I broke my riding buddy...

    Don't tell me........

    The powerline trail???????????
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    Re: I broke my riding buddy...

    Nah, the bombhole... He plucked up the courage to do the 2ft drop in and must've bottled it as he went off it. Just grabbed his front brake instinctivly.

    Surprised how much damage he did to his helmet like. It's propper fooked.

    The powerline is fun, but they've been logging just after the north shore - it's almost unridable to be honest...

    Did the 'shore for the first time today though - was good! Fairly high at the end mind. Can't believe some people double that stepdown bit!
    24" of travel and counting...

    "This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object..."

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    Re: I broke my riding buddy...

    Try falling off the top of it!!!!!!!!
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    Re: I broke my riding buddy...

    so cg, the invinsible novice took a fall.

    all novices should have theirfront brake removed for safety


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    Re: I broke my riding buddy...

    i went earlier this year and had a mate kinda at that stage but he had had a few falls but no bad n's.

    ya know the double jump 3/4's of the way down? well he tried it, he hit the 1st and bottled it so ended up rolling it at speed. the back wheel came up and he went buy buy.

    when i got there he was in a heep foaming at the mouth and eye balls rolling all over.

    we got him up and home, he took himself to hospital where a broken collar bone was diagnosed. plus the bike needed medical attention.

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    Re: I broke my riding buddy...

    Did the bike recover?
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    Re: I broke my riding buddy...

    duno, not seen him since.

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    Re: I broke my riding buddy...

    Sounds a bit like itchy.
    He seems to have dropped off the planet since that day@ dalby.
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    Re: I broke my riding buddy...

    oh yeah so he has.

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