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Old 07-29-08, 04:01 PM   #1
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Fixie quake

Hey, any interesting experiences with the earthquake in SoCal today? Anyone riding while the ground began to shake?
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Old 07-29-08, 04:32 PM   #2
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It was a biggie; I was sitting in my office in Irvine (about 20 miles away) and the building shook like dammit. I live in La Habra (about 10 miles away) and I guess it was worse there.

Evidently, I have new cracks in my driveway.
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I was in Irvine too. I work at UCI. I was adminstering a final exam. Needless to say, I had the students finish thier finals outside (there were only five minutes left, and the few stragglers were cool with staying outside). It was quite a shake.
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Old 07-29-08, 05:42 PM   #4
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I thought this thread was going to be about QUAKE the video game where the FPS character was riding a fixie.
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Felt the ground slide to the side. It was wierd. Wasn't on a bike though, so can't help you there.
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Somewhat bike/earthquake related:

http://laist.com/2008/07/29/video_ch..._shop_duri.php
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Old 07-30-08, 05:25 AM   #7
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That guy walks over and was probably thinking, "F@#k!! Now the boss is gonna make me clean this up!!"
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