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Old 10-30-15, 07:16 PM
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Hi everyone! My name is Leo from San Diego, CA. I have been browsing these forums and I like the vibe here, so decided to join. Thanks for having me.

I have a story. I almost got road killed yesterday riding my bike from work - fortunately I only suffered minor cuts and a sprained hand. This is crazy but I gotta say I was more worried about my bike, and not able to ride again in a few days until the hand heals than the fact that I might get hit again by the zombie population out there. Thankfully I only have to replace my wheels as the back wheel got completely smashed (I was rear ended). Thank God I'm still here and will be able to keep enjoying this beautiful sport. I feel like I'm going to be riding for a long time, as cycling is gifting me with newfound health I had lost after not excersing for a few years. I bought my road bike last year and really started to get serious this year after I was diagosed with hypertension. Now after riding my bike more often and commuting to work twice a week, I had my BP taken today and it was down quiet a lot, and not far from normal levels, it feels good not having headaches, and having lots of energy.

Anyways, I will be posting here and there. Hope to meet some of you guys in the future. Take care and happy riding!
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Old 10-30-15, 09:03 PM
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Hey Leo,

Welcome to Bike Forums.

So sorry to hear about the accident.
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Old 10-31-15, 12:17 AM
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Wow, this happened to me on August 2nd, a day before my 60th birthday. I was lucky too, and mostly bruises etc. Bike was replaced in full and also got a check from the Public insurer here for $12,000, of which the lawyer took 1/3rd. Someone asked me a bit after the incident if I was spooked and at the time, didn't think so, but in fact, it did rattle me, and I think about it when I ride. Hopefully, it will fade. Welcome.
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Old 10-31-15, 06:20 AM
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Welcome Leo. Sorry about the accident. Most of us worry about our bikes as much as our own injures when we have an accident or crash our bikes.
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