just a little on what happened - was going along, happy as larry, keeping up with traffic, if anything was braking every now and again so didn't go into the car infront, car behind me was a good distance away, must of been doing 30mph easily, going along, then rear wheel decides to come off and chase the front wheel, the bike goes sliding and tumbling down the road, me sliding and then tumbling with it. car behind me quickly applys the brakes with a lovely screech, next thing I know im being held down by passers by and being told not to move, all I know after that is the police took my bike home and told the girlfriend what had happened (police car was only a few cars behind) then im in hospital with her beside me telling me im an idiot for not taking the car that morning.
bike is fine apart from a few small scratches.
ive got roadrash down the back of both legs and a few cuts and bruises.
Hawk Trakatak - 1984 Raleigh record sprint - Puch pacemaker