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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 09-08-07, 08:05 PM   #1
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I ran something over!!!!

So on my *grueling* flat go straight for a mile then turn left for another sorta twisty mile ride home from the PT jerb, an animal of some sort (sorta looked like a woodchuck or rabbit) decided to run across the bike path as I went by. It only got run over by my rear wheel so I doubt it really got injured. I didn't go down but it sure got my attention.

Hope the little guy is OK. I'd feel super bad if it's now injured.
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Old 09-08-07, 08:49 PM   #2
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Just be glad it didn't end up in the spokes of your front wheel. Animal decapitation endo city.
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Old 09-08-07, 09:36 PM   #3
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The animal probably just thinks you're a dick.
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Yeah probably...ha!
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There's this stretch of a local bike trail that goes right through some squirrel breeding grounds. This time of season, all the little squirrel juveniles are out and, I guess, haven't developed a sense of awareness regarding the multitude of dangers around them. They seem to wait until the most inopportune time to dart across the path, and right in front of my tire. I'm constantly on edge about hitting one or three of them.

Scary, yo.
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So on my *grueling* flat go straight for a mile then turn left for another sorta twisty mile ride home from the PT jerb, an animal of some sort (sorta looked like a woodchuck or rabbit) decided to run across the bike path as I went by. It only got run over by my rear wheel so I doubt it really got injured. I didn't go down but it sure got my attention.

Hope the little guy is OK. I'd feel super bad if it's now injured.
natural selection ftw
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Old 09-08-07, 10:55 PM   #7
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natural selection ftw
w00t...Mr Darwin hasn't caughtened up to me.
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that fork got PWNED!
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Old 09-09-07, 12:26 AM   #10
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I ran over a bird downtown.

It died right there

Than some homeless guy came by, picked it up, and put it in the trash.
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Old 09-09-07, 12:43 AM   #11
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that's like the hampster wheel of death...for squirrels. i can't imagine what went through that little guy's head for the split second before he dominated that fork, probably not much. things like this wouldn't happen if everyone used disc wheels.
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Old 09-09-07, 12:58 AM   #12
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things like this wouldn't happen if everyone used disc wheels.
brother, i have the same dream as you.
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fork would have been fine if it was steel...might have bent a little.
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Old 09-09-07, 01:07 AM   #14
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he tried to clear it. he could've made it with the low spoke/lacing pattern he just failed
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Old 09-09-07, 04:45 AM   #15
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fork would have been fine if it was steel...might have bent a little.
The outcome would've been the same - replace fork.
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"gopher everett?"
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