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When things go wrong on Mt Stromlo

By johnboy - 22 October 2010 29

[First filed: Oct 21, 2010 @ 11:57]

“SuperAdvancedMedia” have posted the above to YouTube showing the highs and lows of mountain bike riding at Mt Stromlo.

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When things go wrong on Mt Stromlo
James-T-Kirk 3:13 pm 21 Oct 10

And that – is why they should be licensed and registered to ride on the roads….

Can you imaging the outcry when somebody posted the equivalent driving video…

ThisIsAName 3:05 pm 21 Oct 10

neanderthalsis said :

Why anyone would feel the desire to travel at high speed down a mountain with nothing between their vital organs and some sharp rocks but a bit of lycra is beyond me.

At least the rider was wearing a helmet, unlike this kid at Majura:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg1n12zIsGo

Postalgeek 3:03 pm 21 Oct 10

That’s the green downhill on the backside of stromlo. Fast, fun, and now getting increasingly rutted. Being wet doesn’t make it any easier at speed. Rocks give you added incentive not to come off. With MTBing people either learn or give up. And knockers are usually the biggest pussies of all.

There are several camel jumps that can catch the back wheel if you don’t pump through or clear both humps. I think the rider either had a table top or a camel in the latter part of that run and over-compensated. Not like a forgiving single hump. And it wasn’t a rock that did the damage. It was landing with the arms extended like that and the weight of the body pile-driving them into the ground. I imagine the shoulders and collarbone would’ve copped a lot of punishment. That would hurt.

Hope it mends quickly.

KB1971 2:40 pm 21 Oct 10

Dagget66 said :

/q

However, I fail to see why the custodians of the venue have not moved those rocks away from the side of the track. Begging for serious trouble…

/q

It’s called mountain bike riding.
If the rockes were removed it would be called road bike riding.

If you don’t fall off every now and then, you’re not trying hard enough .

Road bike riding has its own hazards as the rocks are moving with stupid people encapsulated inside………..:)

Dagget66 1:54 pm 21 Oct 10

/q

However, I fail to see why the custodians of the venue have not moved those rocks away from the side of the track. Begging for serious trouble…

/q

It’s called mountain bike riding.
If the rockes were removed it would be called road bike riding.

If you don’t fall off every now and then, you’re not trying hard enough .

KB1971 1:06 pm 21 Oct 10

I might add, I always clench my but cheeks tight on Terminal Velocity, especially at night…….

KB1971 1:04 pm 21 Oct 10

p1 said :

Wouldn’t have been that bad a crash on nice soft grass, but that was a decent rock she collected.

KB1971 said :

Does anyone have a direct link? Websense is saving me from myself.

To the vid on youtube?

Thanks P1.

Captain, easy collarbone breaker at 20-40km/h, especially landing on those rocks.

p1 12:33 pm 21 Oct 10

Wouldn’t have been that bad a crash on nice soft grass, but that was a decent rock she collected.

KB1971 said :

Does anyone have a direct link? Websense is saving me from myself.

To the vid on youtube?

Gungahlin Al 12:30 pm 21 Oct 10

She was incredibly lucky not have to scored that large rock right in the face. Other that that, just a crook landing off a jump about the size of the lump in the footpath on Northbourne in front of where the Citygate Motel was.

However, I fail to see why the custodians of the venue have not moved those rocks away from the side of the track. Begging for serious trouble…

KB1971 12:21 pm 21 Oct 10

neanderthalsis said :

Why anyone would feel the desire to travel at high speed down a mountain with nothing between their vital organs and some sharp rocks but a bit of lycra is beyond me.

Get out much??

Does anyone have a direct link? Websense is saving me from myself.

carnardly 12:19 pm 21 Oct 10

stacking and blood is half the fun.

Captain RAAF 12:15 pm 21 Oct 10

It’s a she?

Well that explains everything!

nexus6 12:09 pm 21 Oct 10

hehe that’s why i don’t do jumps. anyone know what injuries she suffered? hope she is ok now.

Captain RAAF 12:09 pm 21 Oct 10

As far as stacks go, that was pretty lame!

The rider, eager to get the most air as possible, leaped out of the saddle too early and was off the pedals when the bike hit the jump, causing the bike to shift sideways and the rider to lose control.

How such a spill could have ended with the rider in hospital leaves me to determine that a large can of harden up is needed.

neanderthalsis 12:08 pm 21 Oct 10

Why anyone would feel the desire to travel at high speed down a mountain with nothing between their vital organs and some sharp rocks but a bit of lycra is beyond me.

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