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2_Flat_Erics

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Paris Roubaix 2010 Ouch
« on: April 12, 2010, 12:34:09 pm »
Took a trip with Domestique to watch Paris Roubaix yesterday. We were there nice and early so had a wander along paves sections 4 and 3 by the Cafe L'abbre.

As we were walking back towards the Cafe the Junior race arrived with a single Russian a couple of minutes ahead of the rest of the pack.

Cameras came out and started clicking just as the leader came round the left hand corner. He was right on the gravel at the edge of the road so he could avoid the cobbles... oohhhh dear big problem there is some woman sitting right on the gravel at the exit of the bend... Russian swervs back onto the cobbles and rear wheel steps out from underneath him.. OUCH..

I was only using a basic compact digital so was pretty suprised when I scanned though the pics and found that I had caught the moment...


Approaching the corner


Back wheel steps out


Ouch


And the cause of the fall
Never argue with an idot....
They just bring you down to their level
then win on experience.

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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Paris Roubaix 2010 Ouch
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010, 12:39:28 pm »
Was he OK?
Getting there...

2_Flat_Erics

  • 2 Flat Eric's
Re: Paris Roubaix 2010 Ouch
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010, 12:44:45 pm »
Sorry should have included this in the original post.

He got up and dusted himself off. Mechanics put his chain back on and he tore off into the dust.

He wasn't clutching any damaged bones, and no obvious cuts or grazes. He appeared to be fine as he rode away.


 
Never argue with an idot....
They just bring you down to their level
then win on experience.

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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Paris Roubaix 2010 Ouch
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2010, 01:09:12 pm »
Oh, good news.  Great photos, btw.
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2010 Ouch
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2010, 01:17:32 pm »
So 2_Flat_Erics rolls into Flanders with his ell cheapo digi camera and wipes the floor with all  ;)

Meanwhile the "Lets not talk about how much money" digital brigade  :-[











I think I missed the most dramitic action as I was making sure he was ok  :smug: O:-) :smug:

Re: Paris Roubaix 2010 Ouch
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2010, 01:20:12 pm »
bastard, I wish I didn't get injured when my back wheel skips out like that. Great pictures peoples,

Re: Paris Roubaix 2010 Ouch
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2010, 01:53:15 pm »
Well as a professional photographer I must applaud up - great pics and hard to believe they are captured with a compact - mine would only take one in the amount of time yours has taken the sequence!