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    busted up.

    so, i had my first real fixie accident last night: i rear ended a parked car while i was turning a corner. ended up with two broken teeth, various bumps and scabs, and a bent fork. hopefully i can get to the shop and use their tools to put a new fork on tomorrow. the teeth need to be fixed too, i'll have to see if the local dental school can hook up some caps.

    i never realized how much broken teeth hurt. also, i can't really eat anything, so i'm gonna spend the rest of the weekend drinking.

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    OUCH! Heal up quick.
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    Did the parked car cut you off or pull out in front of you?

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    That sounds like something I'd do! (I think I'd make an excuse why it happened, though... )

    Hey, that's arright, I still like you, even with broken teeth. Which reminds me, it's funny how you talk about your fork before your teeth. Priorities. (?) Really though, I'm sorry to hear it. Have you been looked at at all? Mmm, I've chipped, but never broken, and can't even imagine! Hope you feel better.

    We should start a sticky: IF INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT, GO GET CHECKED OUT BY A DOCTOR! since everyone says that in an accident thread.

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    i broke a tooth once before(actually it was broke 2 knocked 2 out) and it hurts like hell, but the worst pain is hot and cold touching it, atleast it was for me!

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    understatement: your teeth are important.

    feel better, j.
    every scar has a story

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    Rough about the teeth. I had a broken tooth, sledding with my head down in the sled and I took on a downed tree. Guess who won.

    Get better. Rock on. Be excellent to one another.

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    I too have broken a tooth in the past. Can't imagine two. Ouch! It's one of the worst (very sharp) pains I have ever experienced. Don't dick around. Get the dentist ASAP.

    Hope you get to feeling better.

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    Well that'll learn ya, cars are dangerous.
    Go to the dentist, walking out feeling good is soo worth feeling dread walking in.

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    Wow. Glad you're OK other than the teeth. Take care of them, it sucks not being able to eat.

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    I once hit a parked car on a STRAIGHT street when I was a kid delivering papers.
    WHAM, and smacked my face into the basket and fell over sideways.

    I had just started my route and had 40 lbs of papers.
    I had already cut the cord binding the papers and they proceded to slide, one over the other, all across the road.

    Not bad, funny. Feel for ya, get well.

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    A co-worker of mine rear ended a parked flatbed truck at exactly 36 mph. Guess how he knew his speed but not that there was a parked truck there.
    Heads up all.
    Sorry aout the teeth, that sounds painfull and very expensive.

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    your teeth, how broken are we talking about....chipped teeth are hot ya know

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeganDave
    your teeth, how broken are we talking about....chipped teeth are hot ya know
    jitensha_de_go! may have to change his signature now... I always thought he was tempting fate with that one.
    From Craig's List: IF its a singlespeed that means----all the other parts are broken cut off and dumped...dont buy singlespeeds, the bikes will make your balls fall off

    * no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeganDave
    your teeth, how broken are we talking about....chipped teeth are hot ya know
    one's broken almost to the root, the other's chipped at a sharp angle.

    actually, i don't think i did any damage to the car, but it was 12.30am, and it took me almost fifteen minutes to find my glasses in the dark (no streetlights), so by the time i got out of there, i wasn't in any mood to survey the damage. maybe i'll go back by there later today after i get my backup fork installed.

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    oh man, feel better! did you have a helmet on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nocoins
    oh man, feel better! did you have a helmet on?
    no helmet, but nothing short of a bmx full-face would've saved my grill.

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    Heal quick.

    Where were you riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitensha_de_go!
    no helmet, but nothing short of a bmx full-face would've saved my grill.
    $3000 worth of dental work after a bike wreck, that's all I wear. People look at you funny, but I've given up looking hip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manboy
    Heal quick.

    Where were you riding?
    corner of manteo and washington, just past cogan's. behind blair middle school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitensha_de_go!
    corner of manteo and washington, just past cogan's. behind blair middle school.
    Dude that was my car!

    Get well fast and eat lots of ice cream...

    Parked car...lol...

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