FanPost

First or Worst Crashes

It's a criterium race--naturally--and I'm being led out by a teammate for the sprint. We're already in the gutter, and two knuckleheads try to get even more inside the gutter to pass us. The first one makes it through. The second can't handle the speed and close proximity of wheels. He bumps his front wheel with the first one to make it through and goes down right in front of my leadout. I crash into my leadout and go tumbling head over heels onto the ashphalt road. My leadout is knocked unconscious, with many broken bones and ends up in the hospital. I land on my back, ripping my jersey to shreds and crack my helmet. I walked away fairly unscathed. Yet, the bright, white, flashing light I experienced as the back of my head hit the ashphalt was fairly unnerving, at the time and for many days thereafter. What did I just do to my brain??

There's a video of this crash online that got around 30k hits, but, if I linked it, it would just reveal too much. I enjoy my anonymity online.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Podium Cafe

You must be a member of Podium Cafe to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Podium Cafe. You should read them.

Join Podium Cafe

You must be a member of Podium Cafe to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Podium Cafe. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.