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Falling and bailing are learned skills, so the 100 plus iteration is going to be graceful. 

I suspect every rider here has between 100 to 500 run offs, maybe a lot more. I had two yesterday and over a dozen today, trying to learn pendulums on a different sized wheel.

I wonder if it is sometimes better not to learn something too well, as I personally find readjusting extremely hard to do, the body wants to do what it has always done exactly the same. 

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Wooden surfaces are a crime against cyclists, wheelers, even pedestrians. Should be outright banned, because when wet they get insanely slippery. No algae needed. Just shows how little respect everyone else gets compared to cars, nobody sane would remotely think a wooden floor on a car bridge (e.g.) was even worth discussing.

Same applies to metal gratings. Fuck the slippery bastards.

Some guy in Paris had a bad faceplant during the October meetup days on these fucking wooden boards used for flooring in some car-free area between buildings.

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13 hours ago, Smoother said:

Safety gear: Wrist guards, elbow pads, Wooly hat (?)

If only you had recently bought a flash new helmet... Think how much safer you might have been?

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5 hours ago, The Fat Unicyclist said:

If only you had recently bought a flash new helmet... Think how much safer you might have been?

I was wondering when someone would pick up on that OBVIOUS clue.  But it's a 100% traffic free area, smooth, wide, flat; and at best I'm cruising at sub 20kmh speeds.  Dressing like Darth Smoother was just too OTT.  It would just scare all the geriatrics, small dogs, and children, trying to get some exercise and sea air.  Besides, It would clash with my "Mad Men" style overcoat, and white scarf.:)   I'm actually wondering in which circumstances I would wear it. My other common trip is up main street to visit my brother, a trip of about 1 mile or less, mostly on sidewalks, or 100% on sidewalks if I choose.  Maybe when I start traveling again, in the spring.

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