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    Senior Member cyclezealot's Avatar
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    Bikes, Cellphones & GPS's.. Taking along your "Black Box."

    Are you ever without one.? The rider written about in the article below lost all memory of what happened , but his Garmin GPS filled in the details .
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    WOODSIDE, Calif. — After racing and biking back roads on the San Francisco Peninsula for almost half a century without serious incident, on July 3 I crashed while riding downhill at more than 30 miles an hour. I knocked myself out, broke my nose ..
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    .But when the paramedics picked me up and sent me to the hospital, I found that the worst thing I had sustained was a hole in my memory, lasting about 20 minutes. I had been riding by myself, and I had no idea what led me to crash.
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/sc...pagewanted=all
    Pray for the Dead and Fight like Hell for the Living






    ^ Since January 1, 2012

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    Humvee of bikes =Worksman Nightshade's Avatar
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    Since only my immediate family members have my cell phone number my phone is always with me when I ride to call for help should I need any.
    My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
    I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

    Originally Posted by krazygluon
    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?

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    Senior Member nathan.johnson's Avatar
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    I always carry my cell phone and GPS, along with ID and emergency cash.

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