Fears after cycling accident

Bonefishblues
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Re: Fears after cycling accident

Postby Bonefishblues » 7 Oct 2018, 10:24am

thirdcrank wrote:
Airsporter1st wrote:Great - someone posts on the forum looking for reassurance and encouragement following an accident and is now in mortal fear of a front tyre exploding :(


Always assuming that they've read any of what's been posted: this is a first post and the OP hasn't logged on since the middle of August.

OP returned to read responses up to 19th August, presumably, and then disappeared. It was an ill-judged post, which is why I posted a counterpoint so quickly.

Airsporter1st
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Re: Fears after cycling accident

Postby Airsporter1st » 7 Oct 2018, 1:05pm

thirdcrank wrote:
Airsporter1st wrote:Great - someone posts on the forum looking for reassurance and encouragement following an accident and is now in mortal fear of a front tyre exploding :(


Always assuming that they've read any of what's been posted: this is a first post and the OP hasn't logged on since the middle of August.


....well I blame Stella365!!!!!!! :oops: :lol:

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Re: Fears after cycling accident

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Oct 2018, 7:50pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
thirdcrank wrote:
Airsporter1st wrote:Great - someone posts on the forum looking for reassurance and encouragement following an accident and is now in mortal fear of a front tyre exploding :(


Always assuming that they've read any of what's been posted: this is a first post and the OP hasn't logged on since the middle of August.

OP returned to read responses up to 19th August, presumably, and then disappeared. It was an ill-judged post, which is why I posted a counterpoint so quickly.

No no, it was not ill-judged, **please refrain from writing about things you do not know about!!** (you do not know what I think) :evil:

Maybe the risk is small but it is worth knowing about. I did not suggest that it happens often

I would certainly make the same point again, doubtless others have had blowouts
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Re: Fears after cycling accident

Postby Bonefishblues » 7 Oct 2018, 8:12pm

Try viewing it through her eyes perhaps?

That's someone who posted after suffering a traumatic event, looking for advice and reassurance.

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Re: Fears after cycling accident

Postby fastpedaller » 8 Oct 2018, 4:17pm

As Corporal Jones would say DON'T PANIC. But I know it's easier said than done :roll:
In an unexpected situation it's ok to act quickly (that's not panic), and make a very quick but deliberate move to avoid/mitigate the situation. I know it's not easy, but those split seconds (if used wisely) can even avoid a bad outcome. Going down Winnats Pass some 25 years ago I has a sheep run out in front of me! I braked hard, heat blew the tyre (yes, I know.... But that's the only time in 40 years cycling) Split-second weigh-up of the situation, sheep had moved, road was about to level out so I just rolled until I could gently apply the rear brake and come to a controlled stop. Much better than panicking and throwing myself off onto the grass or other some other drastic measure.