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Face plant on Camera

December 28, 2005

This is just so un-funny I’m not even going to wonder how the cyslist survived the face plant without wearing a helmet (Irony is alive and well over here).

It does however highlight the reason why I always try and avoid puddles when cycling. You just can never be sure what might lurk beneath them.

Via Boing Boing

Tags: topic:[cycling] topic:[helmets] topic:[sick photographer]

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5 Comments
  1. <Before I get picked up on this
    The irony is about the helmet wearing, not that this is un-funny, it is not funny.

  2. Steve White permalink

    I was about 14, I had a sturdy iron bicycle and I was staying with my Gran in Seaford. One idle day on the way back from watching the cross channel ferries in Newhaven I stopped in a layby to eat my lunch. The sun was beaming down, and the layby was covered in a very large puddle thanks to previous torrential rain. To be fair, this is a layby that the council used to store old tarmac and sand, but it was an open layby (one formed when a bit of wiggly road was straightened) and any car driver could use it. Having finished my lunch I thought I’d have a bit of fun riding through the puddles. Come on, I’m 14 and puddles are puddles. Imagine my surprise when I rode unexpectedly into a full size test trench dug by a back-hoe, and found myself suddenly up to my waist in muddy water. As I came down heavily on the crossbar, stars filled my eyes and in that way that only gentlemen experience, the world collapsed into a very small sphere of crushing pain between my legs. It was a lesson learned the hard way.

  3. Does the fact he survived this w/o a helmet now make him the Poster Boy for the NO to Helmets Brigade?

  4. Chris,
    Notice this fellow is holding an ‘umbrella’ in his right hand.
    Recently I observed a young man drifting aimlessly while bicycling.
    HE WAS TALKING ON A CELL PHONE WHILE CYCLING! DUMB!

  5. Chris,
    Notice this fellow is holding an ‘umbrella’ in his right hand.
    Recently I observed a young man drifting aimlessly while bicycling.
    HE WAS TALKING ON A CELL PHONE WHILE CYCLING! DUMB!

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