Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-14-08, 06:37 PM   #1
UnsafeAlpine
Domestic Domestique
Thread Starter
 
UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Michigan
Bikes: Brand New Old Catamount! Schwinn Homegrown, Specialized FSR, Salsa Vaya, Salsa Chile Con Crosso
Posts: 1,742
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Be careful, Foosters...

I was thinking about doing a ride with a friend tonight. I was waiting for his call for some time. He just called. He was on his way to Performance to pick up a chain, when someone ran a red light and nailed him. My friend says he's ok, but his car in pretty mangled. Scary stuff.

Please pay attention out there, and take that extra second or two to look around for stupid people.
UnsafeAlpine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-08, 06:38 PM   #2
TeddyKGB
STICK IT IN YOU
 
TeddyKGB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Orange County, CA
Bikes: Giant XTC 2, Trek 2.1
Posts: 401
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Man, that is freaky stuff. It can happen so fast. Good to hear that your friend is okay.
TeddyKGB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-08, 06:43 PM   #3
Allen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 4,751
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sorry for your friend.
Is it right to say good that he was in his car?
Allen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-08, 06:45 PM   #4
UnsafeAlpine
Domestic Domestique
Thread Starter
 
UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Michigan
Bikes: Brand New Old Catamount! Schwinn Homegrown, Specialized FSR, Salsa Vaya, Salsa Chile Con Crosso
Posts: 1,742
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
Sorry for your friend.
Is it right to say good that he was in his car?
oh yeah... and his car worked as it should have. side airbag went off and everything..
UnsafeAlpine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-08, 06:49 PM   #5
ModoVincere
Riding Heaven's Highways on the grand tour
 
ModoVincere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1,675
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
good to hear your friend is ok. People run red lights here all the time. I always try to wait an extra second after the light turns just to be safer.
__________________
1 bronze, 0 silver, 1 gold
ModoVincere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-08, 06:50 PM   #6
Taerom
Hazardous
 
Taerom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Quarantine
Bikes: 2005 Trek Liquid 55, 2009 Haro Mary SS
Posts: 727
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Glad he is ok.

If only bikes had side airbags...
Taerom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-08, 06:53 PM   #7
AEO
Senior Member
 
AEO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: A Coffin Called Earth. or Toronto, ON
Bikes: Bianchi, Miyata, Dahon, Rossin
Posts: 12,258
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
also stop at stop signs and creep forward if it's a blind corner.

I T-boned a car with my bike saturday because they didn't really stop at the line or creep forward at the blind corner.

glad your friend is ok too
__________________
Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm
AEO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-08, 08:30 PM   #8
artifice
superArti
 
artifice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Minnersoter
Bikes: 2007 Fuji Professional 2.0, 2009 GTw Avalanche 2.0
Posts: 1,056
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yikes, glad your friend is OK.
I had a friend in an accident last week, he's doing ok, but pretty sore:
he was pulled up at a stop light, 2 cars in front of him and 1 behind him. A van coming at full speed plowed into the vehicle behind him, which hit his, and he hit the car in front of him, which hit the one in front of them. It made a cavalier sandwich. I've got some pics on my work computer I'll have to post tomorrow, its pretty impressive how his vehicle took the impact.
artifice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-08, 11:46 PM   #9
gnome 
shaken, not stirred.
 
gnome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The Shaky Isles.
Bikes: I've lost count.
Posts: 2,961
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Arti & UA, glad both your friends are ok.

I haven't had too many close calls with the idiots motorists here lately, touch wood (taps head).

The best assumption you can make whenever you are on a public road is that everyone else is an idiot.
__________________
Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~Mark Twain, "Taming the Bicycle"
vBulletin: snafu
gnome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-08, 05:49 AM   #10
Hickeydog
Crushing souls
 
Hickeydog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sagamore Hills, Ohio.
Bikes: Trek 1500
Posts: 1,591
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
assumption nothing. Everyone on the road is an idiot.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post

What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.
Hickeydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-08, 06:06 AM   #11
ModoVincere
Riding Heaven's Highways on the grand tour
 
ModoVincere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1,675
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by hickeydog View Post
assumption nothing. Everyone on the road is an idiot.
+1000000000
__________________
1 bronze, 0 silver, 1 gold
ModoVincere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-08, 07:34 AM   #12
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
Please pay attention out there, and take that extra second or two to look around for stupid people.
I see one everytime I check my rearview mirror.

BTW, can someone tell me how to make the mirror so I can see cars behind me and not just my face?

Hope your friend is okay UA.

I caught this for him. It is a delicious bass.

__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-08, 07:49 AM   #13
Spreggy
King of the Plukers
 
Spreggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: On the bus.
Bikes:
Posts: 879
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
assumption nothing. Everyone on the road is an idiot.
Including the cyclists, hate to say. Except for you guys of course.
Spreggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-08, 08:09 AM   #14
SoonerBent
<><
 
SoonerBent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Oklahoma City
Bikes: RANS Tailwind
Posts: 768
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by gnome View Post
The best assumption you can make whenever you are on a public road is that everyone else is an idiot.
I took an MSA motorcycle safety course a few years ago to get my M/C license. The instructor must have said a hundred times "Everyone out there IS out to get you, ride (drive) like they are and you'll be fine".
SoonerBent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-08, 09:19 AM   #15
UnsafeAlpine
Domestic Domestique
Thread Starter
 
UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Michigan
Bikes: Brand New Old Catamount! Schwinn Homegrown, Specialized FSR, Salsa Vaya, Salsa Chile Con Crosso
Posts: 1,742
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for the all kind words. I'll pass them on.

arti, I hope your friend is ok.
UnsafeAlpine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-08, 09:20 AM   #16
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
Please pay attention out there, and take that extra second or two to look around for stupid people.
Even in the mirror!!

Edit: Jsharr beat me to my joke.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-08, 09:26 AM   #17
artifice
superArti
 
artifice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Minnersoter
Bikes: 2007 Fuji Professional 2.0, 2009 GTw Avalanche 2.0
Posts: 1,056
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yes, he is ok. sore but pretty sure at this point he doesn't have any lasting injuries.
here are some pics...

the honda that was hit directly by the van, and ran into him



the carnage.


the saturn was in front of him, and he hit it.



more destruction.
artifice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-08, 09:27 AM   #18
UnsafeAlpine
Domestic Domestique
Thread Starter
 
UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Michigan
Bikes: Brand New Old Catamount! Schwinn Homegrown, Specialized FSR, Salsa Vaya, Salsa Chile Con Crosso
Posts: 1,742
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
UnsafeAlpine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-08, 11:14 AM   #19
AEO
Senior Member
 
AEO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: A Coffin Called Earth. or Toronto, ON
Bikes: Bianchi, Miyata, Dahon, Rossin
Posts: 12,258
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
wow... major pile up...
__________________
Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm
AEO is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:44 PM.