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    From Calgary

    I've been posting for years in a forum that is totally unrelated. For my first post there, I did start a thread about bikes in the off topic section. It got about 33 reads, no replies and slowly went the way of the Titanic and sank out of sight. I have never seen bikes mentioned there since, but I really liked the post and slowly started turning it into an article, adding to it whenever I had a good idea. It is still short. Most of the ideas were about things that made it more interesting. Finally about a month ago I thought it was so good I had to get it online. (See simple sig site.)

    The rest of the site isn't related to bikes, but would probably be enjoyed most by people who like reading the funnies in a newspaper. It is a bit goofy. The "How are You" section might be worth a special mention. It was put together over even more years, is shorter than this post, but it might change your appreciation of the question for a long time.

    I had no idea there was a forum about bicycling this size and with this much posting going on until I did a search just lately. I really did enjoy going through it, and have made a couple of posts already.

    A part of one of them is probably worth mentioning again. When you are in an accident that stops your bike suddenly, your legs get brushed up as you go over the handlebars. This starts your body rotating and your most likely landing point is your head. It might only have been because there is so much information about the importance of wearing helmets around that I was even wearing one when it happened to me, so I just wanted to add a bit to that in case it saves anyone else's life or ability to move. Bicycling is fun. Sometimes when I start moving it seems almost as enjoyable as flying (without a plane) would be, but there is definitely a serious side to it too.

    Well that was a lot of typing. I think I'll run back into the office, slam the door and pour a double brandy. Closed sounds really good to me.

    best wishes, lloyd
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    You're right, the blog is wonderful .

    So, what are you riding now, after your experience with the cement truck/Pinto?

    Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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    Thanks for the comment.

    The bike wasn't seriously damaged and I still made it to work on time. Most of the time in these rear end accidents it is the innocent party stopped for a legally required reason that gets all the damage and fortunately (from my point of view) that's what happened this time too.

    best wishes, lloyd
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    Good to hear that you and the bike were not seriously injured!

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