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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    I've joined Cllub Tombay, and I have pics!

    Took a pre-debate ride today, and decided at some point to take a brief rest. DD was riding just behind me. I slowed down, unclipped on the right, and realized to my horror the bike was beginning to lean to the left. Sure enough, and in slow motion, over I went.

    DD immediately said, "Oh, Sweetie!"

    Then she said, "You can join Club Tombay!"

    Then she said, "Do you want me to get pics?"

    Notice, she didn't say, "Are you alright???"

    Well, I landed with my iPhone in my jersey pocket (and I had JUST bought a cover yesterday, thank God!) so I handed her the phone. She snapped while I hammed it up. It actually was rather funny.

    The only damage to the bike was that the plastic thingie at the end of the drop bar popped out and I popped it back in, and the saddle was askew, so I fixed that. I had no road rash and felt fine. We pedaled home and had a few laughs.

    But now, several hours later, my left knee is throbbing and I've put it on ice and taken some ibuprophen.

    Anyway -- where do I get the membership paperwork? I want all the benefits of Club Tombay membership!

    And has anyone ever thought of putting together a Club Tombay jersey?

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    Congratulations! The only benefits I've enjoyed so far is living to tell about it - twice.

    DD said exactly what my hubby did when I took my first fall.... "Oh sweetie!" I wonder which is worse.... falling, or watching our loved one fall.

    Seriously I'm glad you weren't badly hurt. Your knee may hurt more tomorrow though...
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    Oh, the horror of laying the white bike down!

    Mine has fallen on both sides once each.

    Welcome to the club!

    Hope the knee feels better tomorrow.
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    That took longer than I expected.

    Have you been riding regularly since going clipless???

    Glad to hear that the lesson was relatively harmless.
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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    That took longer than I expected.

    Have you been riding regularly since going clipless???

    Glad to hear that the lesson was relatively harmless.
    Yep, 3-4 rides a week.
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    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
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    Unfortunately, it usually takes 2 or 3 lessons for DG to fully learn a subject!
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    The hi-viz jersey should keep the toddlers on their trikes from running over you!

    Glad you and the bike are O.K.

    I'm a little nervous as I'll be moving towards some kind of retention devises on my
    Volae. My feet tend to fall off the pedals when I hit un-noticed bumps. I guess I'll
    put it off for a while yet. Too many of us seniors laying about on the sidewalk could
    give the youngsters the wrong impression.

    Happy Trails

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    Where would we send the yellow raincoat.

    Clearly it was the extra weight of the iphone that unballanced you!


    Wait...............what have I said.................






    DG..................



    Unbalanced........??.....




    You have already received the benefits of a Club Tombay membership, and you lived to tell about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    The only damage to the bike was that the plastic thingie at the end of the drop bar popped out and I popped it back in, and the saddle was askew, so I fixed that. I had no road rash and felt fine. We pedaled home and had a few laughs.
    How's your handlebar tape? If it's OK, it means you did good.

    It's important, as you are falling, to keep a firm grasp on your handlebar drops. That way your hand will absorb the fall and it won't scuff your handlebar tape. On a Tombay fall, as you have learned, your butt is still on the saddle so the saddle might get pushed to the side but it can't get scuffed. Your bottom leg usually saves the frame of the bike from scratching.

    Bodies heal. Bikes have to be fixed.

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    Is it just me, or does that photo look....uh, well.....maybe.....staged? Practically no bike damage, or road rash? The circumstances sound right, I've done that myself before, but.....?

    Were there any more witnesses, other than the lovely DD? Don't wanna be heaping all the benefits of Club Tombay membership on a pretender!

    Just sayin....

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    Quote Originally Posted by luv2cruz View Post
    Is it just me, or does that photo look....uh, well.....maybe.....staged? Practically no bike damage, or road rash? The circumstances sound right, I've done that myself before, but.....?

    Were there any more witnesses, other than the lovely DD? Don't wanna be heaping all the benefits of Club Tombay membership on a pretender!

    Just sayin....
    Of course it's staged! The wheels of the bike are on the grass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luv2cruz View Post
    Is it just me, or does that photo look....uh, well.....maybe.....staged?
    DG already admitted that it was staged, but it's still a great pic. I think it's, actually, the only Club Tombay pic we've seen. I'm a little disappointed in DD's lack of compassion though...I thought surely she'd inquire if Ruby was OK. Welcome to the club DG.

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    Welcome to the club!
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    What's the name of the club you join for overacting?
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    I KNEW it was staged....just my feeble attempt to inject some humor, with the idea that DG had faked the fall to gain his much wanted entry to the "exclusive" Club Tombay.

    I'll have to leave the comedy to the professionals....

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    The photo isn't staged, but I did "ham it up." I was lying there exactly as you see me, and when DD took the camera, I did the "thumbs up" thing.

    Why, the idea that I would fake a fall just to get into Club Tombay!
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    So let me get this right. You were riding on the sidewalk, and your bike fell onto the grass?

    Yup. You definitely deserve that Club Tombay membership. You can send me a check for $700 billion in a plain unmarked envelope if you want. I'll forward the membership certificate, and then fix the U.S. financial system while I'm at it.
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    That maneuver is called a horizontal track stand. It takes some people years to perfect, and you got it on your first try. Congratulations.

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    Ouch!!!
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    Why were you riding on the sidewalk?
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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Why were you riding on the sidewalk?
    I wanted to take a brief off-bike break. I pulled onto the sidewalk in search of a shady tree nearby.You can see the trunk's shadow.
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    How fallen are the mighty

    I dunno... looks like Deeg is still clicked in on the left.
    That would be tough to fake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    I wanted to take a brief off-bike break. I pulled onto the sidewalk in search of a shady tree nearby.You can see the trunk's shadow.
    Who knows what really happened to DG? The Shadow knows.

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    The Official Club Tombay Rulebook states:
    "In order to gain membership, the applicant must submit one of the following: an eye witness report, unedited photographic evidence, or the sworn affidavit of a Club Tombay member currently in good standing..."

    I believe DG has met this laughably low threshold for CT membership. Perhaps Dnvrfox will develop a poll to determine those voting in favor of Gee's membership.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luv2cruz View Post
    Is it just me, or does that photo look....uh, well.....maybe.....staged? Practically no bike damage, or road rash? The circumstances sound right, I've done that myself before, but.....?

    Were there any more witnesses, other than the lovely DD? Don't wanna be heaping all the benefits of Club Tombay membership on a pretender!

    Just sayin....
    Can't decide whether or not that is a Family-Friendly photo..........

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