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Old 06-02-08, 11:03 PM
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I am one with the road!



Moral of the story: Don't answer phones while biking. Or ride without a helmet.
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Old 06-02-08, 11:12 PM
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Ouch.
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Old 06-02-08, 11:29 PM
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ooooooooo --- ouchie - two part moral of the story!!!

I was out on a charity ride with about 65 people Sunday riding with seasoned bicyclists, many of them from the racing or Tri clubs --- as well as new people bicycling for the first times - probably didn't (know they didn't) take part in the training rides (which is an educational experience to riding group rides as well as teaching you how to take hills, ride traffic in the city, etc, etc) - and I was amazed at some people still taking phone calls and talking while still trying to maneuver their very nice tri-bikes (one woman had a Seven with some very nice wheels and Aero bars that were spectacular - evidently she was training for a cross country) - but still - she had one hand on the handlebars - and the other in her ear.

Now there were times on the ride where we were on a decent road with a nice shoulder and the bicyclists had thinned out as well as the traffic so it was a decent ride, however I nearly ran into someone as we, as a group, were cutting into a busy road - single file due to limited shoulder. Was quite surprised as I followed the group, bellowing back as others had been doing - directing people to single file, etc etc - make the turn onto the road - only to have this petite woman on a very nice bike - cut me off on the right - she realized it and caught my attention and apologized - AS SHE PUT HER PHONE in her rear pocket.

I jumped to the left a bit onto the road - in between traffic and sped up to get in front of her, cars beeping. Guy in back of her reprimanded her on how to ride with a group - but her problem was being on the phone.

You've got boo boos - I've never endo'ed, even with my many off roading incidents (oh man - any wood around here to knock on??!?!) - so now - purchase helmet and no phone while riding? K?
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Old 06-03-08, 12:08 AM
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hmmmm, eff the bluetooth and on with the 300/bag-multi-sized bands for $1.00 from the Dollar Tree.
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Old 06-03-08, 12:20 AM
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Just tell the ladies you were attacked by a giant plecostemus and they'll all want to be with you. Glad you're ok, but it is completely acceptable to have other parts of your body help break the fall besides your face next time.
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lol hope you're okay.
i feel off my bike and ripped off a toenail because i was wearing flip-flops.
So don't do that either!
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Originally Posted by Toddorado View Post
Bike forums Wiki: Photograph of a prototype Bluetooth headset. Beta test operator reports this headset functions fine but is developing a skin rash in a narrow area circling the head and a slight ache on the right side of the neck.
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Old 06-03-08, 07:09 AM
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That picture gives me little chills down the spine.

At least you still have all your teeth.
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Originally Posted by ShadowGray View Post
Moral of the story: Don't answer phones while biking. Or ride without a helmet.
umm... duh!

I guess some people have to learn the hard way about answering the phone while cycling.
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Old 06-03-08, 06:44 PM
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So true... I think my glasses broke most of the damage... I could feel my face "riding" the glasses.
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