Road Cycling Crash - Los Gatos Rd.

from CaitlinC
2 years ago
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On my first decent down Los Gatos Rd. (24% grade) (Temecula, Ca.), my plan was to hit 60+ mph. After realizing my excessive speed while approaching a turn that led to the 24% grade drop off, I hit the brakes too hard and caused speed wobbles in my handlebars. I couldn't get them under control so I decided it would be better to crash in the dirt than to crash on the asphalt on a steeper portion of the decent. I slowed down as much as I could and took a dive on the shoulder ON MY shoulder. I broke my collarbone into 4 pieces, smashed my helmet (which saved my life), and am thankful to be alive. Top speed was 50 mph. Crash speed is estimated around 40 mph.
*ALWAYS RIDE WITH A HELMET!!

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