Poll

Roughly how many incident-free miles had you cycled before you were last "in collision" with a motor vehicle?

Less than 1000 miles
1001-5000 miles
5001-10000 miles
10001-20000 miles
20001-30000 miles
30001-40000 miles
40001-50000 miles
More than that
It hasn't happened yet

Author Topic: The "have you been knocked off" poll  (Read 81617 times)

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #200 on: August 11, 2016, 01:43:01 pm »
Thank you for that important correction, drossall. ;D
Getting there...

Oscar's dad

  • Cheers!
Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #201 on: August 15, 2016, 01:36:05 pm »
I have just caught up with this and logged being left hooked in London last May. It was within the last 5000 miles of cycling.

Interesting poll results.

Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #202 on: September 07, 2016, 12:39:41 pm »
So far the poll seems to suggest that 65% of people have been "knocked off" at least once.  Interesting.  Not really sure that cycling into the back of a parked car should really count as being knocked off !  I know it sounds like a bit of a joke but the worst accident I had actually involved me cycling into a car in virtually stationary traffic and the only thing that got knocked off was the poor lady's wing mirror ... 

fd3

Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #203 on: May 30, 2017, 10:36:01 pm »
Questioning the per mile rationale: when I used to do longer weekend rides (vs commuting) my mileage was higher but generally on less busy country roads.  Therefore higher miles to rta ratio.  One child and job change later I was only commuting so my ratio plummets.  Both cases have the same 1 every 5 years to them. 
I guess you need to measure against something though...
[/I could be wrong]

Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #204 on: July 14, 2017, 02:54:09 pm »
Deliberately sideswiped by a white van 2 weeks ago.  Something health supplies. Supply schools etc with hygeine stuff. Safety is a big priority according to the website. Rang the company and reported it. They expressed concern but did not come back to me as promised. Hey ho.
Nothing left to prove. http://adenough1.blogspot.co.uk/

Jay_70_One

  • Condor Road Club
Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #205 on: September 11, 2017, 03:32:07 pm »
Yes, by a rather well stacked BMW motorcycle who went straight across my path! a genuine head on
Don't die wondering...

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #206 on: September 11, 2017, 06:09:28 pm »
Hm, my bike was in collision with a motor vehicle back in May, but I wasn't really attached to it at the time, so I'm sticking with "hasn't happened yet".
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
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Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #207 on: September 11, 2017, 06:24:09 pm »
Hm, my bike was in collision with a motor vehicle back in May, but I wasn't really attached to it at the time, so I'm sticking with "hasn't happened yet".

That's funny,  sorry, not funny,  a coincidence.   I was thinking about your recent off today.  (Blimey,  was it that long ago?)

Anyway,  was there any damage to the car that your bike slithered into?  If so, how did that work out?
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #208 on: September 11, 2017, 06:58:28 pm »
Anyway,  was there any damage to the car that your bike slithered into?  If so, how did that work out?

Yeah, a pedal/chainring scratch on one of the panels.  A third-party claim on the CTC insurance sorted it out AFAIK.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

the_bicycle_barber

  • My bike's really heavy.
Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #209 on: June 22, 2018, 06:58:05 pm »
Went through the windscreen of a taxi in central Norwich - driver jumped a red light onto a roundabout while drunk and texting. Miraculously, I avoided permanent injury, but had some lovely bruises to show for it. This was almost a year ago (my last training ride for the 2017 Dunwich Dynamo), but I've only just got back into the swing of things a-wheel. Fortunately, it happened late at night and there was no other traffic to run over me as I bounced off up the road. Very grateful to stil be here.
I cycle around the place cutting hair. Clue's in the title, really.

Phil W

Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #210 on: June 22, 2018, 07:17:41 pm »
Has not happened yet. Been cycling 47 years.

DJR is my 28 year old bike, custom built by Dave Russell & heavily refurbished in 2009. Also, a carbon Beone parts bin special built in 2011. Brompton broken, as was I, and now have Whyte Suffolk

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #212 on: September 04, 2018, 11:34:30 pm »
Sounds awful!
I suppose there was some justice; not enough punishment IMHO.

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #213 on: October 30, 2018, 07:12:29 pm »
sideswiped at a roundabout today. 

Posible elbow fracture, definite pelvis fracture, lots of bruises and a damaged bike
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #214 on: October 30, 2018, 07:13:04 pm »
Crikey!  GWS!
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #215 on: October 30, 2018, 07:31:14 pm »
Ouch, blast that sounds painful.
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #216 on: October 30, 2018, 08:47:56 pm »
Bugger. A broken pelvis is no fun.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #217 on: October 30, 2018, 08:52:54 pm »
Shit ElyDave!

Mend well and fast!

Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
  • Help me!
Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #218 on: October 30, 2018, 09:09:21 pm »
Ooh.  That's  going to sting in the morning.
Bad luck Dave. GWS.
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Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #219 on: October 30, 2018, 10:25:38 pm »
Omg blx.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #220 on: October 31, 2018, 06:55:34 am »
Bugger. A broken pelvis is no fun.

No its not, I seem to remember you have form for this one? Mine is a stable fracture and weight bearing, very uncomfortable with lots of pain in the hip area, but I can walk with a stick or hobble unaided.

As a general question, this is in the hands of the police, but in terms of insurance claim, I assume I just keep  receipts of all out of pocket expenses ( physio, taxis etc) plus bike repairs, and go direct to the insurer, plus compensation?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #221 on: October 31, 2018, 06:59:04 am »
That sounds like a better type of pelvic fracture, if you had to choose one. I was in traction for weeks.

Keep records of everything.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

PaulF

  • "World's Scariest Barman"
  • It's only impossible if you stop to think about it
Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #222 on: October 31, 2018, 06:59:25 am »
Heal fast!

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
  • Mrs Pingu's domestique
    • the Igloo
Re: The "have you been knocked off" poll
« Reply #223 on: October 31, 2018, 08:08:25 pm »
Oof  :-X GWS!