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Old 04-15-08, 09:01 PM   #1
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I almost committed suicide by car tonight.

But I failed.

Never blast around kamakaze-like on your bike without lighting or reflectors at sundown when you are highly upset and your mind is at full throttle buzzing highly in the state of frustration. I should have learned the first time when I got hit by a car. I came close but I guess it wasn't my night.
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Old 04-15-08, 09:06 PM   #2
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Cars hurt. Glad you made it out okay. Get thee an excess of lighting, post haste!
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Old 04-15-08, 09:14 PM   #3
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Old 04-15-08, 09:37 PM   #4
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<throws shoe at Siu for no lights>
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Old 04-15-08, 09:58 PM   #6
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Technically, you didn't almost commit suicide because suicide is a voilitional act. Merriam Webster defines suicide:

1 a: the act or an instance of taking one's own life voluntarily and intentionally especially by a person of years of discretion and of sound mind.

You nearly got yourself killed in a moment of recklessness, but rest assured, you did not come close to committing suicide.
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Lights are for wimps.

You're not a wimp are you?

Huh?

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Old 04-15-08, 10:08 PM   #8
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Girl,slap on some lights please.
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Old 04-15-08, 10:13 PM   #9
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You better buy some lights Siu. Post haste.

Here's a good one. 1 watt and very effective.
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Old 04-15-08, 10:20 PM   #10
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Night becomes day:


And don't forget the Superflash(es) in the rear.
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Old 04-15-08, 10:27 PM   #11
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What he said.
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But I failed.

Never blast around kamakaze-like on your bike without lighting or reflectors at sundown when you are highly upset and your mind is at full throttle buzzing highly in the state of frustration. I should have learned the first time when I got hit by a car. I came close but I guess it wasn't my night.

is this true, you tried committing suicide by car? you must be dealing with a lot of problems.
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Old 04-15-08, 11:34 PM   #13
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that is very stupid [slap]
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yeah right? who in their common sense would try to commit suicide? if you are going to do it at least do it creatively such as from choking on a gummy bear
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Old 04-16-08, 12:49 AM   #16
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Most creative suicide I've heard was one using an ohmmeter which used a nine volt battery, mashing the fingers on the electrodes so hard that both sides broke the skin, and the relatively low amperage managed to stop the person's heart.

Probably urban legend, but autodarwinating from a 9 volt battery takes expertise.
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Old 04-16-08, 01:31 AM   #17
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Old 04-16-08, 05:12 AM   #18
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You almost got the darwin award. Better luck next time.
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Old 04-16-08, 06:11 AM   #19
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And don't forget the Superflash(es) in the rear.
Ummm, I think that on the rear would work better.
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Old 04-16-08, 06:25 AM   #20
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No worries Siu. I've been trying to commit suicide by bike for over 40 years now and haven't succeeded yet, so I am a much bigger f up than you are. I'll really be ticked if you succeed before I do, young lady, so be careful out there!
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Old 04-16-08, 06:32 AM   #22
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Have had a couple near misses myself (day or night WITH FULL LIGHTS) as I'm traveling fast - and caught up in a problem I'm rolling around and OH ****!

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I know the feeling, similar experience last night.

I have a small rise on my circuit that ends at a 4 way intersection with 4 lanes going both ways. Coming down it into this intersection on a green is always anxious as there are cars making left and right turns, I usually will take a lane just to be more visible. Last night coming into the intersection at about 23mph all is good and just I get there the car in the left turn lane decides to make his left while another person is making a right into the lane I am riding in. Damn, I had to make an adjustment to go around the car making a left, behind him at the last second. I was able to keep the bike up and juke around, screaming at him at the top of my lungs at what a dumb sh.. he was. Thank god no cars were in my lane or it might have been very ugly.

I just wish people would notice cyclist, they just seem so oblivious, this was broad daylight.
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Old 04-16-08, 07:24 AM   #24
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Ironically I'd ridden for years with no lights and never had a problem (knock on wood). Last year I decided to start playing it safe(r) and put some modest little lights fore and aft (actually a small 15 year old halogen headlight and my rear blinkie, which I had been using off and on at my wife's insistence).

The very first night I rode home with both lights a limo cab hit me - I believe I posted the details here when it happened - very bizarre. I was lucky - it was a minor hit to the bike and I was fine. But thought I'd mention -

A. USE lights!

B. still ride as though you are invisible. (The cabbie told me he didn't see me - crazy - I had lights and we were the only two people in sight on a deserted WIDE street in a desolate industrial area).
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Old 04-16-08, 07:40 AM   #25
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