Crash Prototyping

I recently crashed descending 84 -- I locked up the rear wheel, fishtailed, recovered, but ran out of road and ended up going over the handlebars. This accident gave me the opportunity to prototype some new cycling gear:


The Specialized Droupe: Specialized's revolutionary product in the Body Geometry line provides the perfect ergonomic fit for riders with uneven ass cheeks


AeroSling: Cuts down on 50% of the drag caused by your arms by holding one of your arms tightly against your body in an aerodynamic position.

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Moebius Rings: Can't make up your mind between the big ring and the small ring? This innovative new chainring design lets you run in the big ring and the small ring at the same time, guaranteeing perfect, 0% power transfer.

I can joke about the accident now, given that I have nothing more than a sprained shoulder and the most minor of road rash to show for it. Truth is I was plenty lucky -- and it was luck, because I was stupid to be locking up my wheel like that on a descent that I've done many, many times. Many thanks to the crew that was there to help, including the two passersby that stopped out of no particular obligation.

I should be healed and ready to go in a couple of weeks, so now I just have to make sure that my "prototype" new gear is fixed before then.

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A Ford Country Squire gave me one of those mobius chainrings back in 1987 when the driver blew through a stop sign without even slowing.

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