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Old 07-07-07, 12:13 PM   #1
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Terrible last few days for riding

Yesterday, t-boned by some old idiot in one of those stegasaurus sized SUVs who was apparently trying a U turn on a narrow street, I swear if it wasnt for me in the way he was going to ride right up into a ditch. Left crank snapped clean off (snapping off at the steel solid bottom bracket), road rash all over my left leg. Luckily I was just riding to the store on my beater and not out on a ride on my Marinoni or you would all be reading about me right about now. Head out later for a ride on the Marinoni. Bam flat rear tire, by the time I get home to fix it I gotta go to work, friday ruined. I headed out this morning for a nice short ride, started raining not surprisingly which didnt bother me, however Pewwww, another flat while heading home, this time on the front tire. There is broken glass everywhere, a new huge pile of busted glass on the sides of the road every 15-20 meters, just about every street you ride down in the neighborhood. Kids are going around pulling glass bottles out of peoples recycle boxes and smashing them. Strangely enough theres busted glass right at the end of my driveway every few days. I guess someone doesnt like me very much.
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Old 07-07-07, 12:18 PM   #2
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You know, considering it is 7-7-07, nothing seems to be going very well today. Good thing I am not superstitious.

I think I can speak for all by saying it's good to hear that you will be all right once the road rash heals, and it's REALLY good to know that you weren't on the Marinoni.

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Was out on a ride last sunday, got about 13/14 miles from the start, and bam, the firecracker went off,,,oh no, that was my rear tire!!! Upon inspection it had met up with some glass or similar, with a hole in my new Michilin tire big enough to poke my finger thru! No patching/new tube fix here!! So I started walking back, many people waved and honked, no one offered a ride, and 4.5 hours later I was back at my starting point (and car) with ultra-sore upper front legs and blister on one heel. At least I use toeclips, can you imagine walking that far in some of these clipless shoes? And then, to add insult to injury, Nashbar goes and does one of their "free shipping" sales this weekend, 2 days after I ordered the new tire!!! Ugh!
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7-7-07 ya good luck all over the place. I take my just finished peugeot out for a ride. The brake levers are sticking (worked fine when I put them on) and the gear cluster is skiping( worked fine with the old derailer). I take it back home get off the bike and I here a pop. No it's not a tire it's a disc in my back.
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7-7-07:

Took my Trek for a ride, hit a pothole and 4 spokes broke - kept on riding and I cut the bartape in two when I rode too close to the side of a hedge - gum hood tore too. It had rained about 15 minutes earlier, and sure enough, a car sprayed me with mud from a puddle while rounding a bend. Sweating and dripping in water, the decals started to fall off, upon when I hit another pothole and cut a slit in my front tire, which promptly blew out while I got T-boned by another cyclist in the process. My freewheel was wrecked.

Luckily, riding home was all downhill. My brake cables snapped.

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On my ride Thursday I learned to jump my Trek 414. I built it up on Wednesday so I was cruising down my street looking down at my deraileurs as I went through the gears and looked up just in time to realize there was no way I could avoid an equipment trailer. I hit the left loading ramp at about 20 mph road up about a foot and jumped the bike off the left side. Didn't hurt myself or the bike fortunatly, but if anybody was looking out a window I bet they had a laugh.
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Nothing so bad here. I got off 4 hours early. I took a break for an hour and then headed out to spend some quality time with the Voyageur. I'm not out there a half hour, when thunder starts rumbling in the distance. I got the pool covered, the Voyageur back in the house, and sat in front of the computer to await the deluge. Lots of noise and really threatening looking clouds, but never rained a drop. Hey at leat the sun came out for a few hours beforehand. I guess that and getting off work early was my good luck today.,,,,BD
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...looked up just in time to realize there was no way I could avoid an equipment trailer. I hit the left loading ramp at about 20 mph road up about a foot and jumped the bike off the left side.
About two weeks after getting my first mixte I was cruising down the sidewalk/bath path on the Centurion LeMans (yes, the sidewalk is the designated bicycle path) in the Kent Valley. The Kent Valley is mixed industrial use, and there's occasionally some interesting items in the road. That day the interesting item was on the sidewalk. I think it was actually one of those lift type things found on the backs of truck trailers. I did the same thing as you! I managed to successfully hit the ramp and do the landing without incident. It didn't hurt the wheels a bit. I still wonder how the thing wound up on the sidewalk, and I'm glad I wasn't behind whoever lost it! I circled back and moved the thing out of the way. By the next day it had disappeared...

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Look on the bright side all, this coming Friday is the 13th!

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Cue Sgt. Esterhaus: "Hey! Let's be careful out there."
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Yep - good luck is on its way...I'm expecting Paramounts in the trash.

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Friday the 13th about two years back, took out my Rocky Mountain mountain bike, flying down the street right around the corner to my house, idiot goes through a stop sign (not me, the idiot in the car) I jam the brakes, not that it was going to help, smack into the guys passenger side front fender, fly through the air, land on my right side upper torso, then, WHACK! the bike cracks me in the head! LOL! I got up, shouted a few colorful metaphores at the guy (which to he replied,"sorry man") checked for damage on the bike, and rode on for 14 miles...difficulty breathing and a headache all the way, after two weeks of not being able to breath correctly, my wife chicken wings me all the way to the hospital, fractured ribs and an infection well on its way, (my head was fine, or so they say!? LOL!) Thank goodness for my huge noggin! So yeah, Im staying in this Friday the 13th! LOL!
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Nah good luck would be someone bringing a Paramount to your door with fresh new paint and decals, fresh grease, cables adjusted, and a new freewheel. Of course the seat and wrap would be missing, so you could justify purchasing a Brooks and matching bar tape.,,,,BD

Nothing at the flea market this morning, the luck must be clouding the entire weekend, lol.
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Friday the 13th about two years back, took out my Rocky Mountain mountain bike, flying down the street right around the corner to my house, idiot goes through a stop sign (not me, the idiot in the car) I jam the brakes, not that it was going to help, smack into the guys passenger side front fender, fly through the air, land on my right side upper torso, then, WHACK! the bike cracks me in the head! LOL! I got up, shouted a few colorful metaphores at the guy (which to he replied,"sorry man") checked for damage on the bike, and rode on for 14 miles...difficulty breathing and a headache all the way, after two weeks of not being able to breath correctly, my wife chicken wings me all the way to the hospital, fractured ribs and an infection well on its way, (my head was fine, or so they say!? LOL!) Thank goodness for my huge noggin! So yeah, Im staying in this Friday the 13th! LOL!
I hope you got the license number at least?,,,,BD
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On 7-7-77 I was riding down hill on frankford ave in Philly. I was going fast tying to get up speed so I could make it up the next hill. Right in front of me a guy in a truck opens his door. NO time to break I ram it full speed. I get catapulted threw the truck window , do a full turn in the air and land 2 cars up on my butt faceing the truck.Not hurt and those old steel rims could take it.
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On 7-7-77 I was riding down hill on frankford ave in Philly. I was going fast tying to get up speed so I could make it up the next hill. Right in front of me a guy in a truck opens his door. NO time to break I ram it full speed. I get catapulted threw the truck window , do a full turn in the air and land 2 cars up on my butt faceing the truck.Not hurt and those old steel rims could take it.
WHERE is the VIDEO ?

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