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    I ran into a parked car on my first ten speed around 1970. You can still see the scar on my head after all these years. It was a bloody mess, but as others have said, lesson learned-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapeworm21 View Post
    In my defense, I was really super drunk.
    That's your defense? Like a plea bargain? The prosecution must be very confused!
    "For all we know his skills may be excellent, allowing him to ride like an idiot without actually being one." - FBinNY

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    I make stuff up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapeworm21 View Post
    I've done it too. About 5 years ago. In my defense, I was really super drunk.
    No! No! No! No! No! No! No! That defense only applies to pinch flats!
    It's around here somewhere . . .

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    I outdid all of you when I was in high school - I hit a bank. It was wet out, and I changed my mind about which way I was going to turn at the last minute and hit the bricks on the front step with the handlebar when I couldn't slow down fast enough. No real harm done to the bank or the bicycle, but the ego was bruised for a while.

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    My brother drives an 18 wheeler for a living. Told me about a trucker, who had pulled to the side of the road to take a nap. Was awaken by a law officer, told him a cyclist had hit the back of his trailer and was injured.
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    I ran into a parked truck when I was a kid. Tore a gash in my right arm; I had to get 3 stitches to close it. Still have the scar.

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    The worst I managed was hurting my family jewels hitting a stump when mountain biking. I learnt about target fixation, and haven't hit anything since.
    Be the change you want to see in the world - Mahatma Ghandi

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    Stupidest thing I ever heard. I'll bet it's been 35 years since I did it.
    "Lack of opportunity does not constitute virtue". Diana Tickle.

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    I hit the back of a parked VW Beetle at ~5:00 AM in 1972 while delivering newspapers. No injury to me and the bicycle was made of recycled railroad track so it was fine. There was a small scratch on the VW, but the biggest problem was "Watergate" scattered all over the road. Some people got a gritty newspaper that morning, lucky it was a dry morning. I never have been what you would call a "morning person".
    Uhmm...

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    i ran into a police car earlier this year.
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