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Old 08-03-15, 08:54 AM
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Good for a Geez?

Rode the Pan Mass Challenge this weekend, and while it was hot, it was a great ride. Day one was 111 miles, and I averaged 16.8. Day 2's average was lower, but I was riding with some friends who don't ride fast.

Rode 111.11 mi on 8/1/15 on 08/01/2015 | CYCLING Training Log Entry | MapMyRide

Rode 77.59 mi on 8/2/15 on 08/02/2015 | CYCLING Training Log Entry | MapMyRide

Both rides were great, with one exception: I was riding behind a guy who was momentarily distracted, and he went off the pavement. He lost control, hit a utility pole, and was hurt pretty badly. I called for help, waited for the ambulance, and directed bike traffic around him. I read in the paper he had broken ribs and a collapsed lung. Man, he hit hard, too.

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Old 08-03-15, 09:48 AM
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Nice riding.

Yup, those poles usually don't move when a biker hits them.
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Old 08-03-15, 11:42 AM
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Excellent riding.
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Good job!
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Well done.
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Thanks, and luckily I decided not to conduct that "rider meets pole" experiment. I did learn that the rider who hit is improving, and should be OK. But man, he really hit hard.
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