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Old 12-01-08, 01:51 PM
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Jean Beetham Smith 
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Go ahead, feel stupid and get it over with. I did the same thing one night riding home from work. Road was dry so I was moving along 16-17mph, glanced back to check on a car I heard behind me and when I looked forward there was a car parked right in front of me. I had been riding too fast for the reach of my lights. My bike survived with very little damage, I broke my nose, broke off 2 front teeth, and avulsed the inside of my lower lip. I got a new, brighter light the next day and hold my night time speeds below 15 mph. I think it is funny now, you will too, in enough time.
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