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About ate it yesterday...

Old 05-20-15, 06:06 AM
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About ate it yesterday...

Pro tip- If you walk though a yard/muddy area, check your cleats BEFORE getting back on the bike.

I was headed out yesterday and forgot my water bottle. I stopped at a graveyard down the street and waited for the wife to bring the bottle for me...I was feeling lazy and didn't want to ride back up the HUGE hill outside my driveway. She comes, I hop back on the bike and ride off.

Several miles down the road I pull to a busy intersection, try to unclip, and my foot is STUCK. Almost had to dive in the ditch to avoid being hit....I can't unclip while moving on the prosthetic side. I twisted, yanked, and pulled and right as I was about to fall over the foot came out. I stomped on the ground and a huge clod of dirt came out.

I guess I know something else to check pre-ride/post-stop.....
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That sounds grave.

Glad you could recover.
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The lesson is to never avoid the ride up the hill.
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no one else noticed he said prosthetic?

Kudos for still riding with a fake leg.
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Originally Posted by punkncat View Post
I stopped at a graveyard . . .
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That sounds grave.
No pun intended?
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Originally Posted by cderalow View Post
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no one else noticed he said prosthetic?

Kudos for still riding with a fake leg.
I think most folks that "know me" know that, but thanks for the kudos. In all honesty it is easier and less painful for me to ride a bike than walk so it works out well for keeping the fat off.

Lol'ed at the "grave" comment. Thanks for the giggle.
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+20 points to your wife for dropping whatever she was doing and driving to you with your bottle. If I asked my wife to do that... yea, it wouldn't work out so well. I've had the same experience after taking a nature break and clomping through some particularly sticky wet clay without putting my cleat covers on. Lesson learned.
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best not to put "one foot in the grave"?
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+20 points
Awesome dude! I think with those points it puts me pretty close to trading in for another Interwebz.
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