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Old 03-08-11, 12:00 AM   #651
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Old 03-08-11, 06:17 AM   #652
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Maybe I'm slow, but I really can't figure out what's going on with this picture.
It's a terrible picture, but basically, you have this footbridge that empties into the parking lot with these about 3 foot high barriers to keep people from driving on it. The first two guys missed the barrier and the third guy apparently wasn't paying attention. Ran dead center right into one of those barriers and flew through the air.
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Old 03-20-11, 07:59 PM   #653
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Old 03-20-11, 08:37 PM   #654
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Nice.

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Old 03-20-11, 09:08 PM   #655
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^^^ I did that when I was 12 on a bmx going against a sign

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Old 03-20-11, 09:11 PM   #656
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limit your use of the rear brake on descents
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Old 03-20-11, 09:16 PM   #657
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I never knew what a front brake was until I got my first mountain bike!
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Old 03-21-11, 02:47 AM   #658
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This happened when I was about 9 or 10, my brother dared me to do a U-turn in the street at full speed like he had just done, because he didn't think I could do it.

I didn't make the turn. The bike rammed full speed into the curb and I flipped over the handlebars, did a somersault in mid air and landed on my feet on the neighbor's lawn before I knew what happened. I think my gymnastics skills went into auto-pilot. I wasn't hurt, bike wasn't hurt.

My brother just stood there speechless and I started laughing so hard I couldn't stop.
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Old 03-21-11, 08:45 AM   #659
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This thread is supposed to be about mishaps, not super awesome ninja skillz.
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Old 03-21-11, 02:08 PM   #660
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Not to mention superior MS paint skills. Surfkitty deserves an award for that post.
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Old 03-24-11, 04:03 PM   #661
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tried to ride the MUP the other day and found some snow

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Old 05-25-11, 09:57 PM   #662
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I don't ride a single or fixie, but it seems the people in this thread have an appreciation for a) the misfortune of others and b) MS Paint. So here's my misfortune!








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Old 06-06-11, 01:00 AM   #663
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I have no memory of the mishap or that day at all. I just remember waking up with a concussion and some road rash.
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Welcome back.
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Old 06-06-11, 10:58 PM   #668
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my friend's first time riding a fixie

also, I'm super lazy when it comes to cartooning apparently
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Old 12-28-11, 10:40 PM   #670
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Maybe MS no support MS Paint no more.
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Old 12-29-11, 12:22 AM   #671
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happened the 2nd or 3rd time on a road bike. kept thinking to myself, "dang those tires are skinny." and slippery.
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Old 12-29-11, 01:33 AM   #672
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I forgot about this thread! Thanks for bumping it!!

Here's one that happened to me at the end of the summer.
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thx dad!

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mine has saved me from alot of broken down bike things
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Old 12-30-11, 12:18 PM   #674
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]This was from a while back, when I'd first started riding and didn't know about little things like proper spoke tension.











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Old 12-30-11, 04:01 PM   #675
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I started this thread over at bostonfixed, which has taken a life of its own. here's my latest:



the bird is a reference to:

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