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Old 03-25-07, 10:41 PM   #1
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Seriously Embarrassing Moment!!!

Well, today I was at the bike shop getting my rear D checked out. blahblahblah. On the way out, just before I exited the shop, I decided to hop on my bike and ride to the car. Well, just inside the shop, about 20 people watching, I decided to get on by swinging my back leg over the saddle (like how we all get on.) I was already kinda rolling, so the foot I swung (or tried to) over the seat got caught in between the seat post and tire. Then, I flopped over into a rack of the new $7,000 Specialized Enduro bikes, they all fell of the racks. A few people came to help me up; I was fine, just a few cuts; and luckily the bikes were OK too. That may have been one of the most embarrassing moments of my life!

P.S. How do you spell embarrass again???
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Old 03-25-07, 10:47 PM   #2
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I would have moved to another state and never even thought of posting it.
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Old 03-25-07, 11:03 PM   #3
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Erase this post, hold a magnet to your hard drive, the biggest magnet you can find, then go burn the shop.
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Old 03-25-07, 11:15 PM   #4
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Specialized? Meh. Crying over spilt milk.
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Old 03-25-07, 11:37 PM   #5
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I would have run away, changed my name, and joined the Foreign Legion.
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Old 03-26-07, 04:24 AM   #6
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I'd have tried to hide so effectively I'd have pulled the hole in on top of me!
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Old 03-26-07, 05:03 AM   #7
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What's embarassing is when you are stoppe at a light, already having one foot on the ground and completely stopped for 3 minutes.

Then you somehow manage to still fall on your ass.....I'm pretty sure gravity hates me.
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Old 03-26-07, 06:37 AM   #8
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hehe cute, I can just see it!
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Old 03-26-07, 06:59 AM   #9
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What's embarassing is when you are stoppe at a light, already having one foot on the ground and completely stopped for 3 minutes.

Then you somehow manage to still fall on your ass.....I'm pretty sure gravity hates me.
Laughing soo hard at this one, as I can laughing at the memory off me doing this myself a couple of years ago.
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I decided to get on by swinging my back leg over the saddle (like how we all get on.) I was already kinda rolling, so the foot I swung (or tried to) over the seat got caught in between the seat post and tire.
Actually, "we all" don't get on in that manner.
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Old 03-26-07, 08:09 AM   #13
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So his embarrassing moment has an upside now!
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Old 03-26-07, 09:21 AM   #14
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My most embarrassing moment involves water skis and a swimsuit that fell down as I was getting up on the skis ina ski show. My second most embarrassing involved a kilt in a high wind!
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Old 03-26-07, 10:00 AM   #15
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I meant to do that, man!
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Old 03-26-07, 11:26 AM   #16
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Ow! I had a painful fall at the gym the other day. I was finishing-up some stability exercises that are part of the rehab of the patellofemoral pain syndrome I've been suffering. Specifically, I was balancing on a BoSU when I fell off, clocking the very knee I'm rehabbing on the hard plastic edge of the BoSU. Ow!!!!! My coworker seemed more troubled by the fact that there were two attractive young ladies in the room at the time. Sure he's young and single but hey, *I* fell, not he so I don't understand how he was embarrassed.
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ROFLMAO!!!!!!! Now that's classic!!! Reminds me of when I was showing off and ran into a parked car...LMAO!!
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Old 03-26-07, 12:15 PM   #18
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We have all had our embarassing moments and cannot always hide from them. Some of us more than others.

Just laugh it off and regain your composure until the next time. Please share again.
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Weird that I can't remember any. That either means that I've never been embarrassed or they were so traumatic that I blacked them out
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Old 03-26-07, 01:07 PM   #20
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Weird that I can't remember any. That either means that I've never been embarrassed or they were so traumatic that I blacked them out
I am betting the latter is the case.
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Old 03-26-07, 01:24 PM   #21
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I am betting the latter is the case.
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Old 03-26-07, 01:45 PM   #22
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Well, today I was at the bike shop getting my rear D checked out. blahblahblah. On the way out, just before I exited the shop, I decided to hop on my bike and ride to the car. Well, just inside the shop, about 20 people watching, I decided to get on by swinging my back leg over the saddle (like how we all get on.) I was already kinda rolling, so the foot I swung (or tried to) over the seat got caught in between the seat post and tire. Then, I flopped over into a rack of the new $7,000 Specialized Enduro bikes, they all fell of the racks. A few people came to help me up; I was fine, just a few cuts; and luckily the bikes were OK too. That may have been one of the most embarrassing moments of my life!

P.S. How do you spell embarrass again???
Yeah, it's pretty hard to make something like that look cool.
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Old 03-26-07, 01:45 PM   #23
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That is embarassing! Go hide your head like an ostritch!
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Old 03-26-07, 05:34 PM   #24
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We've all fallen over when we've not unclipped properly...

But falling inside the store with heaps of people looking????

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