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    My First Wreck in a Race.

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    How did your left hand get down there?
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    Re: My First Wreck in a Race.

    That looks like it might be a bit painful in a millisecond or so. On the bright side it looks like the fence may have stopped you from sliding very far. Hope you heal quickly
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    WHOA! That guy in front has hair on his legs?

    Hopefully you heal quickly and weren't injured seriously. Get well soon!

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    Hope you were not injured.

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    Trust you were not too badly injured

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    Is that a typical corner set up for a crit? I've only watched one and it had padded barriers on the corners. These barriers happened to be plastic covered "bales" of building insulation - which I thought was brilliant. Perfect height for the spectators to look over, perfect padding for the crashers and a chance for the sponsor to advertise their product.

    Why would they put a rigid metal fence on the outside of a corner?

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    This photographer caught an excellent scene at the expense of your downfall. The guy in front looks like a total hero, like he escaped from an explosion in an action movie. Even more to him if he won the race.





    ...and hope you're ok.

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    See what happens when you try to put your water bottle back when you are in a corner....but seriously, I hope you're not hurt too badly. The picture looks like you landed on your left shoulder pretty hard.
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    Hope you are ok.

    Maybe its my small screen but it looks like you were ahead of Bob Roll when you want down.

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    Is that in Indy?

    The guy in front appears to be wearing a Team Tortuga kit; they morphed into another team with new sponsorship a while back -- they haven't existed as Tortuga since 2010.
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    There are easier ways to slow down than to throw your hand in the spokes and fall over.

    Hope everything is okay and congrats on pinning a number on.

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    Hopefully it is your last.

    Go back and make that corner your *****!

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    First of all, thanks for the good wishes.

    I am still a new racer in the Crashegory 5 and this was my 4th race of the season and 5th over all so I am still getting to know my limits and my capabilities. In this race I actually felt very good, my race plan was working just the way I intended and on that last lap, I was already 6-8 wheel which would lead me to unleash my sprint but unfortunately on the first corner at the last lap, the Sram guy opened too much not holding the line which caused me to open up as well but I felt I was going too wide so I guess I over-corrected and everything else happened in a millisecond; I did try to get back up right away but other guys ran into me and I just stayed down until it was over, got up and finish my race.

    I did not know until a couple of days latter that we actually had lapped almost half the field and ended up with a 16th place, which is really good for me specially after the wreck.

    The price to pay it was cheap I think; small cuts on the face, small road rash on the hip, knees and ankle and a swollen knee and that was the worse part.

    I will post more pics latter.

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    I love that picture, I will contact the person who took it and I will ask for the original file so I can print it in a 8x10 or so and I will hang it on the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustTooBig View Post
    Is that in Indy?

    The guy in front appears to be wearing a Team Tortuga kit; they morphed into another team with new sponsorship a while back -- they haven't existed as Tortuga since 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robdamanii View Post
    How did your left hand get down there?
    He was obviously adjusting his front skewer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusted Angel View Post
    I love that picture, I will contact the person who took it and I will ask for the original file so I can print it in a 8x10 or so and I will hang it on the wall.
    I like your style.

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    You went down with finesse and style--a road warrior indeed!
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    Owwww! But you're tough, keep icing the hurt spots and you'll be right as rain soon enough. Good job on the 16th place!

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    The accident was on Saturday (Memorial Day Weekend), on Sunday I did nothing but rest in bed with an ice pack on my knee, Monday I spent most of my day the same way and in the afternoon I went out for a little bit. Tuesday I went back to work and it was a little painful.

    I hope I can get back on the bike by Monday so I can get ready for my next race...

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