Saturday, June 5, 2010

Gnarly wrecked frame

In a weird way, I was almost proud of the intense damage I did to my bike in the accident last October.  The frame buckled and the forks were bent back to a ridiculous degree.  Looking at the bike, I felt lucky for getting out of the day with only a broken collarbone.

Now, though, I’ve been outdone, both in terms of frame carnage and good fortune.

My friend Steve, who is just beginning his re-entry to cycling, smashed into a car that exited a driveway immediately into his path.  His face collided with the passenger window and his bike inflicted significant damage to the car.  Steve, though, walked away uninjured (but shaken up, as you might expect.)

Check out the angle of the downtube.  It’s amazing what steel can absorb.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! He must have been moving at a pretty decent clip. Good thing it was steel, if it had been CF he would have had to get the splinters removed ;-)