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    Not superstitious... but

    What does this mean? On my drive to work today I was listening to American electric blues guitar great Johnny Winter, who happens to be albino. This afternoon on my afterwork ride, I see an albino squirrel and two or three miles later and albino snake. I'm thinking, "What are the odds?" Twenty minutes later I see a dead black cat along the side of the road. I'm thinking this is all pretty weird, when I notice that there's something wrong with my bike. It's making a click/thunk noise. I pull over and find that the bottom bracket is not tight and moving around a bit. Don't have the tools to tighten it with me, but think I can nurse it home. Then I remember that I've been through two carbon fiber frames this year. The first one de-laminated where? Yep, the bottom bracket. The second one the chain stay snapped, and where did this happen? About 500 yards from where I am. Now I'm a bit spooked. Felt a bit foolish, but I walked the remaining four miles home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88
    Then I remember that I've been through two carbon fiber frames this year. The first one de-laminated where? Yep, the bottom bracket. The second one the chain stay snapped, and where did this happen? About 500 yards from where I am. Now I'm a bit spooked. Felt a bit foolish, but I walked the remaining four miles home.
    Don't believe in superstition but a 3rd frame would make me believe in it. Isn't it about time you changed your route if it causes you these problems?
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    its bad luck to be superstitious.
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    I hope for your sake that tomorrow's not Groundhogs Day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88
    What does this mean? On my drive to work today I was listening to American electric blues guitar great Johnny Winter, who happens to be albino. This afternoon on my afterwork ride, I see an albino squirrel and two or three miles later and albino snake. I'm thinking, "What are the odds?" Twenty minutes later I see a dead black cat along the side of the road. I'm thinking this is all pretty weird, when I notice that there's something wrong with my bike. It's making a click/thunk noise. I pull over and find that the bottom bracket is not tight and moving around a bit. Don't have the tools to tighten it with me, but think I can nurse it home. Then I remember that I've been through two carbon fiber frames this year. The first one de-laminated where? Yep, the bottom bracket. The second one the chain stay snapped, and where did this happen? About 500 yards from where I am. Now I'm a bit spooked. Felt a bit foolish, but I walked the remaining four miles home.
    I recommend going back to bed and stay there until it feels safe to get up and out

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    Hey, we are down to 8 planets. Be careful out there.

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    Johnny Winter........wow..........that brings back memories of PJ and really smokey dorm room!!
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    What kind of snake?
    Carpe who?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88
    What does this mean? On my drive to work today I was listening to American electric blues guitar great Johnny Winter, who happens to be albino.
    BTW, I saw Johnny live a few months ago at a small south LA club and he was still just fantastic. If he ever comes my way again I will travel at least 200 mi to see him

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    Well, I ain't superstitious
    But a black cat crossed my trail
    Well, I ain't superstitious
    But a black cat crossed my trail
    And don't you hit me wit' a broom
    It's a sign you may get in jail

    -words by Willie Dixon/Sung by Howlin' Wolf
    I'm the world's forgotten boy. The one who's searchin', searchin' to destroy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam
    Don't believe in superstition but a 3rd frame would make me believe in it. Isn't it about time you changed your route if it causes you these problems?
    I think it's about time he stopped riding carbon. . .
    I . . can . . . doooo . . . it

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    Your luck is running out...
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