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Old 09-14-22, 11:22 AM
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Donít underestimate the gap.

Arm meets wooden fence rail = flying W.




Don’t worry bike is fine.





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Old 09-14-22, 11:37 AM
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Now if you were riding a red bike (faster and more nimble), maybe this wouldn't have happened.

Glad you *seem* to be ok.

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Old 09-14-22, 11:53 AM
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My helmet was red so was the cap on my bottle and some red pin stripes on the bike.

Guess that was not enough.

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Originally Posted by Shadco View Post
Arm meets wooden fence rail = flying W.




Don’t worry bike is fine.





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Ouch! How did that happen? Glad the bike's OK, and you too of course.

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Thank goodness the bike is fine.
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That looks like a nasty cut. I think clean cuts heal better and aren't as painful during healing. Hope you heal up well.
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Old 09-14-22, 02:32 PM
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It’s only the top layer of skin peeled back, 70 year old thin skin sucks. It’s the 2 holes in my right calf that really hurts.

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Originally Posted by GAtkins View Post
Ouch! How did that happen? Glad the bike's OK, and you too of course.
Didn't notice the wooden fence rail sticking out a foot past the fence post. It was a nice endo leveraging off my forearm.
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Originally Posted by Shadco View Post
Didn't notice the wooden fence rail sticking out a foot past the fence post. It was a nice endo leveraging off my forearm.
Ugh!
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Glad you can come on here and share.
It's getting to the point that any minor mishaps I can keep secret I do just so I do not have to hear how dangerous cycling is.
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Originally Posted by Shadco View Post
Arm meets wooden fence rail = flying W.




Don’t worry bike is fine.





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Thank God the bike is fine. I was concerned for a moment. I appreciate you letting us know it is okay.


Oh, sorry about your arm. I hope it heals fast. It sucks, but it could have been worse.

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Glad you can come on here and share.
It's getting to the point that any minor mishaps I can keep secret I do just so I do not have to hear how dangerous cycling is.
Not paying closer attention was dangerous. Wifey had fun cleaning it up, she laughed so no problems on the home front.

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Glad it turned out as well as it did. Nice bike.

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Originally Posted by Shadco View Post
Not paying closer attention was dangerous. Wifey had fun cleaning it up, she laughed so no problems on the home front.
Glad that your wife is in good spirits about the whole thing. I took a spill last fall which broke a bone in my hand, and my wife is still nervous about me riding.
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Originally Posted by Shadco View Post
Not paying closer attention was dangerous. Wifey had fun cleaning it up, she laughed so no problems on the home front.

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Did she make it hurt slightly more on purpose? Ha.

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Had to look up the meaning of ‘flying w’ in the urban dictionary, and don’t believe you were implying the definition. So what is your definition?
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Had to look up the meaning of ‘flying w’ in the urban dictionary, and don’t believe you were implying the definition. So what is your definition?
over the bars whilst still holding on.

.it’s an old motocross term.
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Originally Posted by Shadco View Post
Itís only the top layer of skin peeled back, 70 year old thin skin sucks. Itís the 2 holes in my right calf that really hurts.

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At 72 I am shocked at how my skin has thinned, good news is recover does not seem any longer at least to me, take care.
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Originally Posted by Shadco View Post
over the bars whilst still holding on.

.itís an old motocross term.
Have done a few Ďover the barsí on my mtb but thatís what we called it. We were simpler back then
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Your arm looks a little bad. I hope he gets better soon.

Therefore, in the process of riding in the future, we should pay attention to the road ahead to avoid accidents.
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Ouch. Heal quickly.
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I was cycling in NC just last month (Blue Ridge Mtns near Boone). You must be a beast, there's no way I could handle the NC hills with that gearing.

Or, it's flatter where you ride. MUCH flatter.
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This one's for you Shadco

Flying W Wranglers - Don't Fence Me In


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I was cycling in NC just last month (Blue Ridge Mtns near Boone). You must be a beast, there's no way I could handle the NC hills with that gearing.

Or, it's flatter where you ride. MUCH flatter.
Triangle area much flatter.

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