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    Senior Member HaroBiker's Avatar
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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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    I would have moved to another state and never even thought of posting it.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Specialized? Meh. Crying over spilt milk.
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    I would have run away, changed my name, and joined the Foreign Legion.

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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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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    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
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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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    hehe cute, I can just see it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    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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    Smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaroBiker
    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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    You are dead to me.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    You are dead to me.
    So his embarrassing moment has an upside now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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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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    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

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    I meant to do that, man!
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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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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    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
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    That darn Yankee TexasGuy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    I am betting the latter is the case.
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
    So many sayings, so little sig space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaroBiker
    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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    That is embarassing! Go hide your head like an ostritch!
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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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