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Old 10-04-06, 03:38 AM   #1
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Just Got Thrown

My trike had it with me yesterday . During my nightly workout, 2.5 mile course with tight u-turns (approx. 8ft radius) at each end. My trike taught me a lesson. It loves to ride but, apparently, do'es not like to turn on a dime. Have 850 miles on this course with no problems. Today it ended. I was making my return pass, just coming out of the turn @ 17mph, next thing I know I was in the street. Luckily I was still a few feet from traffic. My life didn't even have time to pass before me. Jumped up, looked around wondering what the @#$%$ had happened, pulled the trike away from traffic, scraped & some repositioned parts but OK. Actually had a couple in a van stop checking on me. I ended up scraped and a little sore today but for some reason I seemed to enjoy it. I had a ball, could not stop laughing about it for some reason. Maybe I learned a lesson, maybe not. This exercise in stupidity really got the old heart rate up tho. Finished the last 4 miles, readjusted the trike and then went home & took care of me. A little TLC from my better half. Sure no-one reading this has done a stupid move like this but I am sure you know about a friend who has. Post it.
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Old 10-04-06, 05:38 AM   #2
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actually, I've never known anyone to get thrown from a trike. What kind of trike do you ride?
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Old 10-04-06, 07:15 AM   #3
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You got the giggles from the endorphins running through your system.

Glad you're OK. Was the course wet, sandy or covered in leaves?
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Old 10-04-06, 09:26 AM   #4
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actually, I've never known anyone to get thrown from a trike. What kind of trike do you ride?
Mate, you should get out more....or at least push the limits once in awhile!
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Old 10-04-06, 10:03 AM   #5
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Own a Greenspeed. Running on dry pavement. It was a rush, finished my run in record time. Rough way to get the extra boost.
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I was making my return pass, just coming out of the turn @ 17mph, next thing I know I was in the street. Luckily I was still a few feet from traffic...Actually had a couple in a van stop checking on me.
I ride a SWB bent. One wet morning on the way to work, I forgot how slick wet roads can be. I took a 90 degree turn too fast (not a problem leaning into one of those on dry pavement) and slid across the road. A bit of rash and hurt ego. They say you live and learn, but I should already know this lesson!

At least someone stopped for you. Maybe nobody stopped for me because I stood right back up and started checking out my ride.
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