Author Topic: A turn for the worst  (Read 1384 times)

A turn for the worst
« on: October 01, 2013, 01:37:47 pm »

PaulF

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Re: A turn for the worst
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 02:07:51 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjegqIgaxqE

Can't watch from here but is that the turn at Chatel that they all missed and followed each other over teh fence, through a tree and into a field?

Re: A turn for the worst
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 02:28:37 pm »
Sounds like the one.

I thought when you go jumping around like that you would check the course first.

I bet they will next time.

Re: A turn for the worst
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 09:48:26 pm »
Amazingly no one seems hurt. Don't know if that's down to the bodyarmour, good landings or maybe the sproingy trees.
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Re: A turn for the worst
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 10:07:26 pm »
Typical badly signposted Sustrans route...
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Re: A turn for the worst
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2013, 01:38:10 pm »
Amazingly no one seems hurt. Don't know if that's down to the bodyarmour, good landings or maybe the sproingy trees.

Theres a couple that look like they have some slightly impacted nads though.
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Re: A turn for the worst
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2013, 01:55:47 pm »
Sounds like the one.

I thought when you go jumping around like that you would check the course first.

I bet they will next time.
Yeah . . .

I'd have expected the course to have a 'slow and inspect' route as well, so you could drop down slowly and learn the lines.
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Re: A turn for the worst
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2013, 02:03:43 pm »
I don't know for sure but suspect it does.

Some younguns' though, ride like some younguns' drive- they're indestuctible until it goes wrong so just throw themselves into it ::-)
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Re: A turn for the worst
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2013, 02:31:23 pm »
I think it's more a case of riding like idiots of all ages tend to drive: someone made a mistake about the route and ended up in the trees, and everyone behind saw the person in front go that way, so assumed they could do the same.
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