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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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    Maybe there is a central spot of evil there?

    how is the ride?

    any scrapes?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by knucklesandwich
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by knucklesandwich
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dalmore
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie Fixed
    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.
    Location:Thetford, Vermont

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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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