Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Scott CR1




From Ian:
It's been a while since this actually happened, but here are some photos from me going into the back of a car at ~50km/h.

I was head down hurting at the start of morning peak hour and didn't see the parked car in a clearway/towaway zone until the last second. I had enough time to throw myself to the right and the bike went square into the back of the car. I took off the right hand side external mirror as I went past, and tucked and rolled as I landed about 2 metres in front of the car.. Didn't even crack my helmet on landing. Effectively got up and walked away but was taken to hospital emergency for a few hours to go over me. Just a couple of small scars which are not all that visible now 2 or so years ago.

I never 'suffer' while training or racing with my head down now. Something I try to teach everyone else to do.
Good advice. Check out the rest of the photos.

8 comments:

Ernesto Longhi said...

Does he want to sell the fork?

Anonymous said...

Funny, your bike was worth 6 times the value of the car you rear ended.

Ian said...

@ Ernesto - You wouldn't want it. It was badly chipped and damaged.

It was eventually put into the scrap bin at the local tip/waste disposal.

Anonymous said...

My cr1 broke in exactly the same way when I was hit by a car...All I really remember was the loud "pop" when the fram broke.

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I have CR1, but I was shocked when I saw that picture, really it's an amazing bike, I love it, I bought that bike when I participated in a compition.

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John said...

It reminds me of my day when I also did the same mistake. I also collided with a car with my motorbike because I was in hurry; I had to find Essay Help in Los Angeles. This is the reason, I was overspeeding to reach the home. You know, I broke back and side mirrors.