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Old 07-31-06, 08:00 PM
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I lost my virginity tonight...

I was riding after dinner, and cutting through a deserted Board of Education parking lot. I was day-dreaming, and then I found myself thinking about my front brake, which was a bit loose, and thinking about whether to adjust it tonight or tomorrow. I know, DEEP thoughts.

Anyway, I must have been sort of staring at the brake lever, lost in my reverie, when I glanced up and straight ahead, not three feet in front of me, loomed a curb! Someone had decided that the sort of half-space at the end of the row of parking spaces should be curbed off, lest someone try squeezing his Mini-Cooper there for a few hours.

In a flash I knew I was going down -- and then I noticed that the curb had trapped a large puddle of dirty water behind it. With no time to turn, and no time to even think about how to fall, I perplunked right into the water.

I hadn't fallen even once since returning to cycling 14 months ago, hence the title of this thread. I was probably going the same speed one is going when one falls from not clipping out.

Anyway, the next thing I knew, I was lying in a couple of inches of water, with my bike on top of me. I climbed out, checked the bike and then myself. The bike is okay, the computer was whacked around, but that's it. I sustained minor road rash on my right ebbo but the funny part was that literally half my body was soaking wet, the other dry, pretty much from head to toe.

I looked like a human version of a tapir, except side to side, not front and back.

Next, I glanced around me to discover, to my joy, that I was probably unseen as I fell. No late workers filing out to their cars. I climbed onto the bike, rode home, showered, and here I am.

Just a bit sore on the ebbo, and a slight headache. I have to say, if one HAS to fall off one's bike, one could do a lot worse.
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Old 07-31-06, 08:05 PM
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......cautiously Grampy opens the thread..........

*whew* uh......... Glad you're OK?
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Old 07-31-06, 08:14 PM
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Glad you and the bike are okay!
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Old 07-31-06, 08:22 PM
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knock on wood, not yet. glad you're ok, makes you a believer in helmets and gloves.
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Old 07-31-06, 08:29 PM
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A spectacular fall such as that should have had witnesses! Good you're unharmed.
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Old 07-31-06, 08:40 PM
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Aren't you glad you were on an "old" bike and not a new one.
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Old 07-31-06, 08:44 PM
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congrats on not getting HURT

DG: sounds like your fall could have been much worse & I'm glad you're okay

but IF the bike had been totally wrecked
THEN you would have a good reason to go buy that new bike
AND we could have enjoyed all the new threads you started from adding this or that, adjusting this or that, etc. etc.

25 years ago I was in a similar situation where I rode smack into a curb at a 90 degree angle, flew off the bike & enjoyed a moment of quiet embarassment about what the hell was I thinking about to get to this point? The worst part was that my Schwinn urban cruiser's front fork was permanently 'wrinkled' just where the top bar attaches to the head tube = yes, a 2-fold wrinkle in the steel. The bike never rode the same again & I eventually abandoned it during a move.
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Old 07-31-06, 09:13 PM
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You're not the first to lose it after hours on school property.
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Old 07-31-06, 11:34 PM
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Perhaps a bit of serendipitous luck? A minor biff on an old bike. Glad you're OK DG!!!
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Old 08-01-06, 12:34 AM
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Didn't see it. Can you do it again?
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Didn't see it. Can you do it again?
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Old 08-01-06, 01:05 AM
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I lost mine on a group ride...
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Old 08-01-06, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Digital Gee
Someone had decided that the sort of half-space at the end of the row of parking spaces should be curbed off, lest someone try squeezing his Mini-Cooper there for a few hours.
Sounds like an opertunity for you to get the Board of Ed. to buy you a new bike.
Seriously,glad you are ok.
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Old 08-01-06, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by cooker
You're not the first to lose it after hours on school property.



Glad you're okay.
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Originally Posted by cooker
You're not the first to lose it after hours on school property.
A couple of years ago when I was teaching I stepped outside for playground supervision, and saw a bunch of kids huddled around something on the asphalt.

Yes, of course, a recently discarded condom. Don't know if there was a virgin involved, though! However, it was definitely school property!

BTW, when I saw who the author of this thread was, I knew he had two kids, so I didn't take it seriously!

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Old 08-01-06, 08:54 AM
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A few years ago, one of the teachers at our neighboring school was discovered with another in the storeroom. And, Yes, they were.
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A few years ago, one of the teachers at our neighboring school was discovered with another in the storeroom. And, Yes, they were.
They were virgins?
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They were virgins?
Not any more.
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Ouch, lol.
One time I was at a church parking lot watching these kids to my left skateboard off the steps, but 5 feet in front of me was a curb. I wasnt goin that fast but the bike wheel magically jumped it and I didnt fall But it turned into a flat-_-
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Your schools have trainers in the storeroom? That's a great way for the teachers to get into shape during their 'off periods'...why kind of bikes were they on?
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Whew! Glad you're ok, DG. Reading the title of the thread, I thought you were going to tell us that the bicycle seat................................... oh, never mind.
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Originally Posted by centexwoody
why kind of bikes were they on?
She was on a woody. Couldn't tell what the guy was driving as he was thrashing around in the bushes.
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Old 08-01-06, 06:35 PM
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Gee, next time bunny hop the curb. It's faster than grabbing the brake or anything else. And it's easy after very little practice.
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Me too! I just didn't manage to come up with such a good title http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=215230

Just wanted to be at the school fountian so bad I wasn't watching the road for one of those stupid (nice when needed) reflectors they glue in the middle of the road. A bad combination of heat, dehydration and that wonderful woman misfortune, brought me down.

Glad you are OK and that we both have our quota of falls out of the way.
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Old 08-01-06, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by cyclintom
Gee, next time bunny hop the curb. It's faster than grabbing the brake or anything else. And it's easy after very little practice.

I agree with cyclintom, hopping the curb and then falling in the mud would be much funnier.

Anyway, happy to hear that the bike and rider are unijured except for pride.
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