Hazards of riding backwards (fwd)

Forwarded message:
> I’ve been thinking about getting elbow pads before tring to learn to idle or
> ride backwards. Is it common to land on elbows in a backwards fall? Of course,
> it doesn’t need to be common for it to happen to me, so I should probably get
> them even if no one else has ever landed on their elbows…
>
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> Seth Golub — seth@hilco.comhttp://www.cs.wustl.edu/~seth/

I don’t ever remember falling on my elbows when learning to ride backwards. I
generally rolled when I fell, which prevented any major injury. One time when I
neglected to roll, though, all the momentum stopped when my head hit the asphalt
with a thud. That reminded me to always keep moving when I fall and lift up my
legs to roll.

Beirne

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