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Got involved in head-on collision with another cyclist last week

Old 11-06-04, 02:46 PM
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Got involved in head-on collision with another cyclist last week

We knocked heads!

Ouch!

Nothing broken....all recovered.

Take a look at the picture of the fork, completely bent inwards...
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Old 11-06-04, 02:49 PM
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Woah, that was abit lucky for you! From the looks of the picture, the bike came off 2nd best lol
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Old 11-06-04, 05:39 PM
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Whoa! Glad you're both ok...but the bike! Time to upgrade
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Old 11-06-04, 05:51 PM
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Isn't that a females bike??
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Old 11-06-04, 05:56 PM
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good excuse to get a new bike
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Old 11-06-04, 07:04 PM
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How exactly did that happen anyways lol.
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Old 11-06-04, 08:09 PM
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Mountain biking?!
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Old 11-07-04, 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by operator
How exactly did that happen anyways lol.
You remember when your grandfather used to complain about having to walk to school in the snow uphill... both ways? Yeah, these two go to the rival school where everything is always downhill and they were both just cruising.

On a completely unrelated note, the recent trend towards enforcing the ban on leetspeak and AOL-ese around here has me all hot and bothered.
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Old 11-07-04, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Grimlock

On a completely unrelated note, the recent trend towards enforcing the ban on leetspeak and AOL-ese around here has me all hot and bothered.
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This is a good thing Grimlock. Go with it.
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Old 11-07-04, 01:03 AM
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Well, I picked up this bike really cheap. There's a lot of snow,
in the winter-time, starting December, I equally ride in the
ice, snow and -20 Celsius weather. I find it helps with a female
frame to keep control, as it's easier for both feet to maintain
equilibrium on snow banks, etc.

Concerning the accident, well ...it was in a street, and 4:15PM
with no bike paths. Near the parked cars, I guess both cyclists
assumed it was fair game to be used for bicycle passage.

You know those movies, where an object falls and hits someone
in the head?

I actually saw the other dude grab his head with both 2 hands,
about the pain and horror of it ...? It was quite an impact for me, too!
I inquired about what the f*k he was doing not looking at where he
was going, but he didn't speak English or any language that I knew.

Anyway, luckily, skulls are not made up of egg shells...
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Old 11-07-04, 01:35 AM
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wonderful... plowing into an idiot foreigner who knew no English...
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Old 11-07-04, 02:32 AM
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Would be a wonderful experience if "he" was a hot "she" instead.
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Old 11-07-04, 12:18 PM
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Yeah and you were banging in the other sense of the word.
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Old 11-07-04, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by kevmetric
Concerning the accident, well ...it was in a street, and 4:15PM
with no bike paths. Near the parked cars, I guess both cyclists
assumed it was fair game to be used for bicycle passage.
Which one of you was going the wrong way?


Originally Posted by kevmetric
I actually saw the other dude grab his head with both 2 hands,
about the pain and horror of it ...? I inquired about what the f*k he was doing not looking at where he
was going, but he didn't speak English or any language that I knew.
Could he speak English before the accident?


Originally Posted by kevmetric
Anyway, luckily, skulls are not made up of egg shells...
Helmets are still a good idea. (Somebody had to say it).
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Old 11-08-04, 03:24 PM
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Stupid Pengos Pengos people
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