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Old 08-01-06, 03:28 PM   #1
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Crash!

Exactly one month ago today, I hit a deer with my truck, and hit a telephone pole. Today, I hit a piece of concrete in the road in the exact same spot on my bike. Flatted both tires, and went over the handlebars. What kind of coincidence is that?
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Old 08-01-06, 03:46 PM   #2
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Maybe there is a central spot of evil there?

how is the ride?

any scrapes?
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Old 08-01-06, 03:59 PM   #3
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Prob'ly the deer put the concrete there as payback. Deers are real bastids like that. My dad hit a deer driving home from work when I was a kid. Eleventeen years later, my dad's leaving the local bar with our neighbor, and the same deer steps out of a dark alley and sucker punches him. No joke.
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Prob'ly the deer put the concrete there as payback. Deers are real bastids like that. My dad hit a deer driving home from work when I was a kid. Eleventeen years later, my dad's leaving the local bar with our neighbor, and the same deer steps out of a dark alley and sucker punches him. No joke.
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I am so aggravated, I just jerked the wheels off the bike, threw it on the repair stand, and will fool with it this weekend. I think wheels are out of true, right brifter needs to be taken apart, has dirt jammed all inside, carbon fork has a scrape, but maybe not too bad...I'll ride the slow bike till I fix it up I guess.
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Man that sucks. I'll pour you a scotch ...
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Sorry about your truck.. your bike... an' the deer

... I'm glad you're ok

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Prob'ly the deer put the concrete there as payback. Deers are real bastids like that. My dad hit a deer driving home from work when I was a kid. Eleventeen years later, my dad's leaving the local bar with our neighbor, and the same deer steps out of a dark alley and sucker punches him. No joke.
I know that deer. I was boozing it up one night, next thing I know, I wake up in a tub full of ice and both my kidneys are gone and my wallet's empty and there's hoof marks all over the joint.
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Man that sucks. I'll pour you a scotch ...
How about we all just split the bottle ...

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Maybe that spot is an evil sink. Never heard of that, but has anyone else found any gravity sinks on their commutes. I know of a couple of places that are way harder to climb through than their grades would indicate. I'm not talking about false flats. These are 3-4% grades that feel like 6. Spooky.
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Maybe that spot is an evil sink. Never heard of that, but has anyone else found any gravity sinks on their commutes. I know of a couple of places that are way harder to climb through than their grades would indicate. I'm not talking about false flats. These are 3-4% grades that feel like 6. Spooky.
Like these?

http://www.weirdnj.com/stories/_roads03.asp
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Wow! No, not that spooky. Guess I shouldn't complain.
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I took a different route home today...5 miles further, but I think I feel a little less of the "There Heeere!" phenomenon!!!
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