Roadbike hits gravel V Breadbox

Submitted: Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 10:07
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Received from a fellow Canberran (lucky for all parrties concerned when u see the pics!)...

"Just a reminder out there for those that regularly do the Cotter/Brindabella/Tidbinbilla roads on the weekend to keep a look out for gravel getting dragged onto the road.

I was one of the first to arrive on the scene of an accident out there on Sunday. Essentially a female riding a friends R1 had the rear step out on her due gravel and then highsided into the path of an oncoming 4WD. The 4WD managed to avoid her but had the bike go underneath and then explode.

She went off the edge of the hill and rolled down the gully. Speaking with the rider last night she's gotten off really well with just a broken collarbone. Here are a few pics of the aftermath (taken by the people in the 4WD since they're better than those I took with my phone and currently posted in the Photography folder). "

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Reply By: Scubaroo - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 11:46

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 11:46
Don't think that the old 1.5kg extinguisher could have done much there...
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 12:12

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 12:12
Bloody luck for all concerned that no one was killed.
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:18

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:18
Looks like you & Luxoluk made it to the top of the hill!

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:40

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:40
Hi Dave
Yeah I did it easy but poor old Leigh had to peddle a bit harder to make it. LOL.
Would have been nice if you could have joined us.
Maybe next time?

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Reply By: Member - TPM (SA) - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 20:31

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 20:31
Crikey !

Loss of a good vehicle, looks like there were kiddies in the car too !

It just goes to show that if speeds are kept down it minimises the result.
Imagine if the Tojo was doing 130 kph ?
Who knows maybe it would of driven over it and only damaged some components underneath?
Another good argument for 12" lift kits ?????/ LOL
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Reply By: guzzi - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 07:55

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 07:55
I used know that road very well, geez its changed a lot since the fires 3 yrs ago.
Yes very lucky for all concerned.
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 09:20

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 09:20
Looks like a scene from Mad Max. (Good excuse to watch 1 & 2 again come to think of it)

Incredibly lucky, but I'd sure be crying if that was my 100TD. Don't think the kids would be sleeping too well for a while either.
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 06:20

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 06:20
Hmmm. Hope the biker was insured. Many aren't.

My 6 y/o would have been really miffed about her bike on the roof if it were ours.

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:11

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:11
yea I dont think I would have walked away without gettin cammos bike off the roof, unless he nearly outgrown it, and I wanted a freeby new one..
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