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08-07-03, 12:17 PM
Just to say hello. I'm Scott and am just getting back to riding after a few years off. I am a part time bike tech at a sporting goods store and a bike shop I have worked for off and on for years. I used to ride a lot of road, until I got hit by a car. Mountain, till I split 3 helmets in a month. Even BMX until my wife heard my head hit the ground during a race, from 20yds. away. The only complete bike I have now is an old 96 GT Timberline with a Manitou Mach 5 fork. Although I just aquired a 2000 Specialized FSR frame for a new project. Actually traded some Shimano DX pedals for it. Anyway HI.
08-07-03, 01:10 PM
Hey scott, looks like you have managed to get hurt on a bike every way possible. We'll try to keep you out of harms way here :) I hope you enjoy the build up of your new bike, and welcome to the forums!
08-07-03, 04:38 PM
Welcome aboard... although maybe you should a safer sport like uhhh.. running or something... good luck though ! :D
08-07-03, 04:55 PM
Luckily I was only really hurt when I got hit. That wasen't by the car though. He clipped me while I was riding the edge of the road. I was bruised on the left side. Where I fell on the right was another story. Broken wrist and a rib. I still won't even think about riding on the road. But I'm starting back into MTB'S.
08-07-03, 07:02 PM
welcome! maybe you should take up knitting...no, wait, you could put your eyes out with those needles!
Hey Scott, I had a near death experience aswell and was fortunate enough to escape with a few broken bones and a bit of tissue / muscle damage, you have to keep at it, and then one day only the bikes will survive
08-08-03, 02:12 PM
Well, Ive tried other sports, running dosn't work. I ruined my knees in highschool. I shoot archery and firearms alot. No injuries there thus far.:thumbup: I have always been a better mechanic than rider.;)
Surely the cycling must be betterthat guns?
08-09-03, 10:03 AM
Cycling is better than shooting firearms but going to the range sure works in relieving the stress that a physical workout can't . Welcome to the forums!!!
Scott. work off the stress with a gun?:mad:
08-11-03, 08:38 AM
I've never been hit by a car while shooting my guns!;)
Shooting is a part of my life. Has been since I was a kid. My wife shoots with me, my older daughter shoots with me, she is 10. My younger daughter will shoot when she is big enough, if she wants to, she is 5 now.
There is absolutly nothing wrong with guns in the hands of responsible folks.
If I want stress relief I go into my basement and hit my heavy bag. Shooting is just plain old fun. Not really athletic, just you against your desired target.
Gun control= Being able to hit what you aim at.
OK, Scott, each to his own, we tend to live in a relatively gun free society in England (still being killed mostly by cars).
08-11-03, 11:49 AM
Newboy, I didn't notice your location. I guess you do live in a place where firearms are not the norm. Sorry if I got a little defensive. I just get a little wound up when I percieve someone to be telling me that all guns are bad. It kinda falls into the politics and religon thing. I'm right and everyone else is wrong:D
08-11-03, 11:50 AM
Nice to hear another peron enjoy firearms as much as I! I'm now the VP for our schools gun club. shooting is a LOT of fun, like cycling... only your right about the cars not hitting you while shooting :)
OK, I have to put my hands up!
Live and let live!
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