Spinning my Wheels

Posted by on Feb 3, 2009 in Bike | No Comments

My sister and I went out for a brief snow ride on Saturday. It was her first such ride. We came to a descent, and I decided to talk her through how to ride it.

ME: This is like riding down sand. It’s a lot of fun.


ME: Just lean back and hang on.

HER: That’s what she said.

In the end, she rode the hill, while I flipped over the bars when I hit a harder-than-it-looked snowbank. Expecting to plow through the snow, I ended up just super-manning over it.

And as if that was not enough folly, the trend continued last night when I double flatted.

On the trainer.

Exit Question:
What is your most ridiculous bike-related mishap?


  1. MOCougFan
    February 3, 2009

    How on earth did you get a flat on the trainer? Let alone 2.

    As for mishaps. I have many. Closest to yours was when I did Kokopelli with a friend last year. I got ahead of him while he was taking video and pictures of scenery. I stopped to wait for him 30 yards ahead. After about a minute he pulled up. I was just sitting there doing nothing when my front tire went flat. No reason whatsoever.

    Ticked me off.

    He laughed.

  2. Cellarrat
    February 3, 2009

    I think having my chain break at a ss event a few years back 5 mintes after I said i’ve never broken a chain on a ss…. racked myself pretty good in front of some girls as well when it happened…

    I think thats a trend for me spuid stuff when females are around 🙂

  3. LikestoBike
    February 12, 2009

    I was riding my FG bike home from work last September, took a drink and put the bottle back in the cage. Well a screw had fallen off the cage and the bottle turned completely sideways. As there is no quick way to stop on a FG, my pedal came up and hit the bottle, propelling it to the back of my front wheel causing it to turn sharply to the right. I in turn, was propelled off my bike and body slammed the pavement, breaking my collarbone and sustaining a concussion even though I was wearing a helmet. That taught me to check all parts of my bike periodically. My FG and I have had a falling out, so to speak, but I hope to renew our friendship in the Spring. I just wish this ringing in my ears would stop.

  4. The Marginal Triathlete
    February 12, 2009

    My first triathlon of 2008: clipping into my bike one last time before the race in the transition area to make sure everything was right. I lost balance, couldn’t clip out and caused a domino effect with the bikes all down the line. Embarrassing. Painful.

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