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Old 12-13-05, 05:57 PM
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I got owned by a bush

After installing my new parts on my bike I took it out for a test ride and I was really concentrating on riding in some quadtracks going at a decent speed when I rode through a huge thornbush, well one branch of it, which snagged my jacket in like 15 places and needless to say my bike kept going on without me.
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Old 12-13-05, 06:03 PM
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ha ha nice. natures brakes.

bikes ok? thats all that matters

oh yea, and are you ok?
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Old 12-13-05, 06:10 PM
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The bikes fine, I am too other than a twisted back, felt good for about a quarter second until i hit the ground.
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I totally thought this was about your ex-girlfriend.
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Old 12-13-05, 06:54 PM
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You know I was actually hesitant about that too but I didn't think anyone would make that reference.
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Old 12-13-05, 08:19 PM
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I thought maybe you got schooled by the prez or one of his daughters.
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Old 12-13-05, 08:42 PM
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I've been snagged by blackberry bushes before. The insult to injury part is when you end up landing in the stinging nettles.
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Old 12-13-05, 08:57 PM
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Poles, you cant even feel them. They put you to sleep without notice.

Glad your bikes ok
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Old 12-14-05, 12:01 AM
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I just figured you went to UCLA (let's see how many of you get that referrence).
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Originally Posted by khuon
I've been snagged by blackberry bushes before. The insult to injury part is when you end up landing in the stinging nettles.
The way I look at the blackberry bush issu around here is, yeah, you might get stuck by the thorns onthe trail throughout the year, but then when summer comes and there's sweet blackberry fruit everywhere, it's completely worth it.
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I got *****-slapped by a tree branch once going down some steps(giant-log-across-the-trail kind of steps). Took the skin right off my lips. Ah, memories....



Originally Posted by gonesh9
The way I look at the blackberry bush issu around here is, yeah, you might get stuck by the thorns onthe trail throughout the year, but then when summer comes and there's sweet blackberry fruit everywhere, it's completely worth it.
I must be too slow compared to the birds and beasts. All I ever get is thorns, year-round.
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I thought this thread was about our great President...........My Fault!
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I got owned by a bush one time.. Then I got married to it...

Seriously, hope your bike is OK.
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Old 12-14-05, 08:48 AM
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I am still owned by the bush. But at least we all have our bikes right?
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Hahaha. Hella lotta thorns in Az too
Great post
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Its always fun when stuff like that happens, i've taken a blackberry vine across the mouth before, it was the only one hanging across the path and I didn't see it.
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Back in the day when I was in college, I bought a crap load of some really sweet grapes and made about five gallons of wine. After about a couple weeks, I forgot all about the stuff as it continued to ferment. Then suddenly, one Friday evening, just before going to my girlfriend's house for the weekend, I remembered the wine!

So, I removed my jacket, turned on NPR and popped the cork on one of the wine bottles. The cork popped just like it was on a champaign bottle. I dropped a few cubes into the wine and began to take light sips. It was cool, sweet, and very smooth. It's taste was very subtle with the alcohol, but it had an extremely enriched grape flavor. It almost tasted like Welches grape juice, with a slight kick.

After about three tall glasses of wine, I put my jacket back on and turned off the radio. I grabbed by Raleigh and proceeded to take it down my apartment stairs. For some reason, the bike seemed heavier. I threw my leg over the top tube and proceeded to pedal straight into a tall rose bush. That damned bush ripped into practically every square inch of my chest, face, legs, and hands. The next thing you know, I'm looking up at my rear tire that is still spinning around, along with the rest of the world.

Needless to say, I didn't make it to my girlfriend's house. I just locked my bike to the nearest fence and returned to my apartment. I then wiped myself off with alcohol and went straight to bed!

The next morning, my girlfriend rings my door bell about a thousand times and asks me, "What the hell happened to you last night and who do you have in here, anyways?"

PS.

I never got hung over from that wine, though. It just made you drunk and the next day, you'd be very sleepy practically the entire day...

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