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    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
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    spingineer

    Or own Ron (spingineer) had an experience he posted on his Facebook and blog, but not here. I'm outing him.

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    Yowzers Ron. Glad you came through so well. Heal up quick!
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    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

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    Cripes, Ron. Glad you're mostly okay.

    I was on Montebello the very next day. Wet and strewn with crap. While descending, I went into a turn a bit too hot. With not much traction available for braking, I locked up both wheels and slid all over the place, but somehow managed to stay upright. Scary.

    Anyway, take it easy and get yourself all healed up.
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    Wow! Get well soon, Ron.

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    OK, someone has to ask:

    Was the bike OK?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Fly View Post
    Was the bike OK?
    Are you kidding? That Seven was forged in the fires of Mount Doom, by the dark lord Timex.

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    Scary fall Ron, I am glad you didn't get hurt worse. Sounds like the fall didn't jeopardize your double plans.
    Heal well!

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    I was just too lazy to post here ... no problem Curtis.

    I'm okay. Left arm is a bit weak, so climbing will be a little bit of a challenge. I'll try giving it a go back on the road next week, but we'll see. Meanwhile, took the bike in for inspection.

    Hopefully, this is early enough so that it won't affect my double plans. Looks like I'll have to make good use of my trainer, which I really haven't used at all. And yes, the seven is rock solid, and still going strong. More durable than me at least. No cracked frame for this Ti boy!
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    That's scary Ron. Hope you heal up quickly.
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    Damn, heal up fast. Maybe one of these next time?
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    Actually when I post a blog, it automatically updates on Twitter, and my twitterfeed automatically gets updated on Facebook. Too many social networking outlets.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Can you have your twitterbooknets automatically dispatch a carrier pigeon to those of us still chillin' in the twentieth century?

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    Get well soon. That sounds scary. Glad it wasn't anything worse.

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    Ron, I posted it because after a bad experience you need to collect all the love you can. I knew you'd get a bunch here.
    Now, we know the frame is OK, but check that fork!
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    That looks painful, Ron. Really glad you're doing okay and wishing you a speedy recovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
    Ron, I posted it because after a bad experience you need to collect all the love you can. I knew you'd get a bunch here.
    Now, we know the frame is OK, but check that fork!
    Thanks Curtis. I do appreciate it. And I do appreciate all the love and all the support from everyone here ... you guys are the best.

    One thing's for sure ... this got me a lot of hits on my blog!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Glad you're not hurt too badly Ron.

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    Ron, get well soon. Isn't amazing how quick things can happen.
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    Heal quickly, Ron!

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    yes, heal quickly!! Ouch! Although it could have been so much worse!!!
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    Ron, I think the stem faceplate and the bar somehow looks a bit crooked. Let's see what the shop tells ya.

    Other than that, welcome back!

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    Reiterating best wishes from twitter (retwitterating?). It has to be said, Ron had a rockin' pirate look for a while there.

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    At least it sounds like you don't have to spend money on a new helmet . . . .

    It sounds like you may have tweeked a tendon or ligament in your arm. Unfortunately, the only cure for that is time (assuming, as it sounds like, that surgery is not needed).

    I am sorry this happened, but I extremely happy that it ended up being relatively unserious.
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    Heal well. Looks a like a perfect opportunity for new bike bling.

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    Ouch! Glad you are recovering. Your blog about having all your clothing cut off made me laugh - I had the exact same experience. Don't the EMT's know how expensive bike clothing is!?

    Hope you are back on the bike soon.
    It would appear that the strain was more than he could bear....

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