Thursday, April 23, 2009

Kestrel vs Dog


I just recieved this story and photo from Jim:
Here is pic of my Kestrel after a run in @ 28 mph with a 70# German Shepherd pup. I was running a Spinergy Rev-X in front that came out relatively unscathed (dog hair caught between spokes). When I came to, the dog's owner was holding a towel on my chin. Lots of blood! Since the crash, that Kestrel was riden another 15,000 miles.
Ouch. I wouldn't have thought a Rev-X was stronger than a carbon fork. Anyway, I'm glad Jim was ok.

3 comments:

Robert said...

Same thing happened to me last week. Was the dog ok? Mine just ran off straight away.

Anonymous said...

Bummer. These Kestrels are some of the most solid carbon bikes made. They are from back in the days when weight weenieness wasn't a big thing. Now with the superlight carbon frames like the Times and Looks, things are bound to break.

Anonymous said...

hello,

anyone knows name or whats model is that frame..? i think i fall in love...