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    Today's Tombay

    Started riding again last April, and it actually took me several weeks to have my first Tombay. Fortunately there was a guy on a motorcycle to see me, and he got a really good laugh.

    Then, after a long climb on a Century ride, I was so whipped I decided to stop and get an energy shot and some water in while taking a breather. Tombayed on the very peak of the climb, on the stupid yellow line down the middle of the road.

    Well, today was my first mountain bike ride, a race in the Oregon mountains. Long climb to the single track, which I had never done before. But I have climbed lots of hills, just not many this steep. After having trouble staying in my clips the whole climb, I decided to take a rest break, but at this moment my pedals decided they wanted to make up for all the trouble they had been and decided to hold dearly to my shoes. Over I went, on a nice, level, relatively smooth logging road, after having survived earlier single track. Only fall I took the entire race. On the stupid road, in a level spot. And the danged packed gravel might as well have been pavement. GRRRR!
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    If you fall in the in the woods and nobody sees you do you still get laughed at???
    Somehow I always felt people were laughing when it happened to me!

    Hell there's worse things in life than a little Tombay.
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    Need more to comment on this.

    MTB race and they always started with an uphill slog from my experience. Nothing like sorting the running order out quickly but Rest break after the first hill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Durockrolly View Post
    If you fall in the in the woods and nobody sees you do you still get laughed at???
    Definitely yes with me as I will always laugh at myself. My last one reminded me of Arty Johnson on Laugh-In riding the trike and falling over. Hard pan suddenly turned to large river rock......bike just stopped ( I was going slow) and down to the left I went. No witnesses, but I had a good laugh. Was a good ride, saw a bunch of deer, turkeys, and other wildlife.
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    I think it's fitting that a tombay should happen when you least expect it.

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    And my wife laughed - she saw my nekkid butt (irreparable damage to the eyes, I am afraid) and saw the bruises. We folks in the NW use really big nasty rocks in the foundation of the logging roads, and me arse musta found one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by david58 View Post
    And my wife laughed - she saw my nekkid butt (irreparable damage to the eyes, I am afraid) and saw the bruises. We folks in the NW use really big nasty rocks in the foundation of the logging roads, and me arse musta found one.
    How do I burn that image out of my brain now?

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    :d
    2011 BMC SR02; 2010 Fuji Cross Comp; n+1 on hold today, due to college tuition and a wedding. Some day, some where, over the rainbow, I will get that 29er....

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    I think it's fitting that a tombay should happen when you least expect it.
    Mine always do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durockrolly View Post
    If you fall in the in the woods and nobody sees you do you still get laughed at???
    Not unless you're dumb enough to report it on Bike Forums.

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