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    Here's your sign

    I hope that you will enjoy laughing with me. I did a stupid this morning. I decided to try to ride my bike at noon at work today. I got my clothes and accessories, installed the bike rack on the car, hung the bike on the rack, took the front wheel off the bike, locked the bike and rack to the car and drove off.

    Did you see anywhere in that list where I put the wheel in the car? I backed out the driveway, felt a little bump then another and thought, "Mike, you dummy!"

    I ran over the wheel. I don't think that I did that much damage. The quick release skewer is pretty much buggered, but the wheel is actually straight. I expected it to look like a potato chip. I will try the quick release skewer from my wife's road bike when I get home. That may be all that I need. If I have actually ruined the hub, I may have to get a whole wheel.

    Mike, here's your sign.

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    Sumanitu taka owaci LittleBigMan's Avatar
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    Reminds me of when I used the extendable ladder to
    keep balls from rolling down the driveway into the street. Hopped in the car to go the the store...CRUNCH!



    I can still use the ladder, just have to store it fully extended, now...



    One of the bad parts about your story is that now you can't go for a ride at noon...you have to wait!

    Last edited by LittleBigMan; 08-08-02 at 05:06 PM.
    No worries

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    Bambo Natophelia's Avatar
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    Too see a really friggin stupid thing I did, see the thread "yesterday's ride"! what a ******...
    Nat

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    Mister J, you have my full sympathy. Try going to a tennis tournament without your racquets, or forgetting to put your shoes in the car when you're driving up to your favorite MTB trail.

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    NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS! a2psyklnut's Avatar
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    Done the shoe thing, but even worse, was the time I forgot my pedals. I was swapping my clipless between my bikes and forgot to remove them from the road bike. ooops!

    L8R
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
    "Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger

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    Very Senior Member MikeR's Avatar
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    More tragic are the few stories I've heard of people who are coming home from a horse show and realize that they didn't put the horse/pony in the trailer but instead left it tied up behind the trailer. What a horrible death!
    It's better to cycle through life than to drive by it.

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    HEHEHEHE you think that is bad. . . .on the way back from the keys (we had a nice 50 mile ride along all the islands). we had the tandem on top of the car. Once home my father went right in the garage. The bike rack poped off breaking one of the windows of the car and leaving one long dent down the top!!! The bike is fine but it was $2000 for the damage!! lol now my father always stops out side after a ride, even if the bikes are on the rear rack.

    Jared
    Last edited by JaredMcDonley; 08-08-02 at 05:59 PM.
    Liking what you do is Happiness; Doing what you like is Freedom.

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    To avoid driving into the garage with the bike on the roof keep the door remote control in an old cycling glove as a reminder

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