By Tim Cary
Published 06/09/2012; Updated 10/30/2021

First Crash in 23 yrs!!

Post by rich wu » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:59 am
🙁 😮 ! darn it, my streak is broken. Luckily my body isn’t. How it (I) went down: paceline 20-25 mph… everyone kind of tired… clayton passes chris at front… swerve/hard brake… a chain of several hard breaking- down I go. escaped w/ only hip contusion/derailleur problem. Most annoyed about breaking my streak, especially on a day when I had mentioned my no-crash streak! oh well, hope I can go another 20 yrs w/o hitting the pavement. otherwise ride was good.


Post by jonathanbrody » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:13 pm
Sorry to hear that, Rich. I am glad you are ok, and no one else was hurt. I also have to admit that I am glad I had fallen off before that!


Post by Roberto Ludovico » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:07 pm
I thought I had a bad enough day with my mechanicals, but I am afraid that things were even worse for Rich. Glad you are fine, though.
Thank you everybody for helping out and for waiting. I made it home with a brand new tire, and ready to continue rolling.


Post by Chris deHahn » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:34 pm
Heal up quick, Rich.

Post by Tim_Cary » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:55 am
Seen from behind- I was 2-3 tire lengths behind Rich, close enough to get the whiff of metal bars clashing with the asphalt. The bike took most of the fall with him rolling off out of traffic and without the helmet ever touching the ground. Glad everything turned out fine. Quite an interesting and eventful morning. But at least it did not rain!


Post by Chris Johnson » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:41 pm
Rich I’m deeply sorry. I will be riding alone a lot more from now on. I feel bad and was so careless. I took pride in becoming a strong rider, and for some one to feel comfortable on my wheel. Hope you all have fun on your rides. Again sorry rich.

Post by rich wu » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:48 am
Chris, like I told you after the crash YOU DON’T NEED TO AVOID RIDING WITH THE GROUP. When you do, you need to watch and learn from the experienced riders, tone down the bravado, and always be aware that we are all responsible for each other safety.