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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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    Just be glad it didn't end up in the spokes of your front wheel. Animal decapitation endo city.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    The animal probably just thinks you're a dick.

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    o harro buttercup
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by mykrrrr View Post
    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
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    o harro buttercup
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    natural selection ftw
    w00t...Mr Darwin hasn't caughtened up to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ill Mitch View Post
    that fork got PWNED!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ill Mitch View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by a b seize View Post
    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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    he tried to clear it. he could've made it with the low spoke/lacing pattern he just failed

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotTamale View Post
    fork would have been fine if it was steel...might have bent a little.
    The outcome would've been the same - replace fork.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    "gopher everett?"

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