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Discussion: Did you have a fall on the ...

in: guerfondler; guerfondler > 2017-06-11

Jun 15, 2017 12:23 PM # 
O Steve!:
Did you have a fall on the shoulder?....seems weird
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Jun 17, 2017 12:16 PM # 
guerfondler:
I didn't have to, but it has worked out OK in the past. Tuck my elbow in, flex my muscle, then cringe. There was a sign post I wanted to grab, but it was just out of reach. I was afraid of breaking my wrist if I reached for the ground.

On my MTB I can be aggressive about fall mitigation. I'm accustomed to reaching out to grab a tree, or just unclipping and letting the bike fall as I land on my feet. But the tandem is 340 lbs with both riders, and I don't have complete control over it with the active load on back. Slow to start, slow to stop, requiring more active balance correction. And damn hard to stop a fall in progress.

So there -- that's my excuse! I'm just glad my son is fine.

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