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Old 05-05-14, 05:44 PM   #8151
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S-works shoes are the best cycling shoes I have used but more importantly they fit my somewhat special foot. They use the Boa closing system that comes with a lifetime guarantee. My Boas wore out so the company sent me two sets. I put one of the sets on my right shoe. A couple of days ago, I replaced the ones on the left shoe. However the left shoe Boa closing mechanism did not work. I followed the instructions carefully.

I talked with the company and the tech informed me that right closers have a red dot and the red dot on the guts must match the red do with the dials. Blue goes on the left. I have them all effed up. One hour later, I have four functional closing devices on the S-works shoes.
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Old 05-05-14, 06:35 PM   #8152
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Reminds me to get a new set for mine. The top right one is letting go in the sprint.
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Old 05-05-14, 08:16 PM   #8153
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Walking a bit wobbly for an hour afterwards. Nerves not firing quite right. But that's been the issue anyway so it wasn't anything new.

We'll see in a few days if this helps.
Good luck, Ex. Nerve issues can be difficult. Hope you get it all resolved and healed up soon.
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Old 05-06-14, 05:21 AM   #8154
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How random and scary is this: our friend and neighbor is in critical condition after a wheel that came off a car on the highway bounced through the window of the bus he was on. MRI shows brain injury. His wife is beside herself.



Rosendale man, 49 critically injured when Kingston-to-NYC Trailways bus is struck by flying tire in N.J.
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Old 05-06-14, 05:37 AM   #8155
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Wow. My thoughts are with him.
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My wife is at the hospital with them now. It is a horrible situation. The damage was to the memory and behavior centers of the brain. He is sedated and restrained because every time he regains consciousness he doesn't recognize anybody and is violent and agitated.

He was just sitting on the bus on his way to work. Nobody else was injured, more than a few scratches.
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Old 05-06-14, 06:01 AM   #8157
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That actually happened right around the corner from my house.

I hope he's ok.
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Old 05-06-14, 08:19 AM   #8158
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Oh my god. that is so horrible, hope he recovers.
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Old 05-06-14, 08:28 AM   #8159
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Healing thoughts his way.
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Horrible. Hope for a full recovery.
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I am getting ready to go on a tandem rally with my wife in Sonoma with Santana Tandems. It is a 4 day trip with cycling and drinking wine everyday. We are treating this like a cycling camp with a lot of stops for wine tasting although, I spit my wine out - boo.

One up side of cycling with women versus dancing with them is you do not have to lift them over your head or catch them as they come flying through the air as the pro men dancers have to do. However, there is a lot of similarities between tandem riding and dancing. One can be great individual riders but not great on the tandem. We seem to be pretty good together and part of that comes from riding tandems since 1980 and my wife loves to spin.

There is another couple that we met in France who is also doing the trip with whom we plan to ride most of the rally as well as others.
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I hope your friend pulls through it, globecanvas.
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Have fun, Hermes.
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Globecanvas, healing thoughts for your friend....what a horrible tragedy! I hope he pulls through.
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I just found this place. I am turning 49 this year, I don't know why it took me so long.
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Old 05-07-14, 05:49 PM   #8166
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Horrible. Hope for a full recovery.
+1, sounds like one of the scenarios from a Final Destination movie.
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Welcome. It was fun racing with you a few weeks ago.
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Update on the bus accident. My friend's condition is stable but the extent of brain damage is unclear. He will be transferred to a brain injury rehab center in a day or two. He seems to have full motor control but he hasn't yet used any speech and it's not clear if he's recognizing people. A fully life changing situation for him and his wife.

The driver of the car that lost the wheel had her brakes done the day before. Driving home from the repair shop she heard a knocking sound. She was on her way back to the repair shop and was almost there, 300 feet away, when the wheel came off. The wheel went through the bus windshield, bounced off the driver's shoulder, and hit my friend (who may have been sleeping) in the head.

Imagine being the wrench monkey who forgot to tighten the lug nuts.
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globecanvas, that is just terrible on all counts. I hope the best for your friend.

Wouldn't want to be the guy that last touched that car. That was one of my worst fears, and waking up in the middle of the night "wondering" happened more than I cared. It never came true, and those nightmares were unfounded, but it was not nice at all.
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For some reason, I thought you had been here before, Herbie. My mistake.
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For some reason, I thought you had been here before, Herbie. My mistake.
It's all sorta blurry, but I think this is new for me.

Good that there are not so many kids on the lawn... unless you count 35+ punks.
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Not many 35+ punks here! There are some old ladies who race walkers, though.
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i rode outside today, for an hour + 5 minutes. could not do more than a second at 200W, but so it goes. it was a privilege to be riding outside. dogs and a flock of schoolchildren made me especially nervous today.
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Nice Teton! So soon!
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Reminds me to get a new set for mine. The top right one is letting go in the sprint.
Now the left one is popping. I guess I know where I'm going on Saturday.
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