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Collided with a little girl. How do I know if my bike is okay?

Old 10-09-15, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by AngeloDolce View Post
I agree this thread should win the Thread Title of the Year award.

If the poster really can't tell if he should be worried about hitting a 5 year old vs. his bicycle (which I doubt) he shouldn't be bicycling or driving.

For best troll thread, I'll still vote for this thread from January
http://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-me...mperature.html
Thank you, thank you. I missed that thread first time around. I'm in tears.
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Old 10-09-15, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by chasm54 View Post
Thank you, thank you. I missed that thread first time around. I'm in tears.
Agreed ... that one was/is a classic all-rounder. The new "extra padded wheels" thread has great potential as well.

That said, I think this one still has what must be considered front-runner for Title of the Year.
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Old 10-09-15, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Does Hillary ride "extra padded wheels?"

I smell something fishy.
D'you think we could do a Kickstarter for "extra padded wheels"? Just imagine the possibilities.
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Old 10-09-15, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
Agreed ... that one was/is a classic all-rounder. The new "extra padded wheels" thread has great potential as well.

That said, I think this one still has what must be considered front-runner for Title of the Year.
Agreed.
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Old 10-09-15, 06:25 PM
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Our friend may be running out of steam: http://www.bikeforums.net/general-cy...bike-ride.html

Hahaha!
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I tried to be helpful on your other posts, but the sheer number of problems your having tell me that either you're having lot's of fun at our expense, or should consider putting away the bike and taking up golf.
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Old 10-09-15, 07:12 PM
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Hey, the roads where this guy lives need improvement so cut him a break.
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Old 10-09-15, 07:31 PM
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You all speak a lot but you are unable to see what's obvious: The pedestrians are far too many everywhere. You can see this every minute while driving your car; if each of you would try to solve at least a part of this issue while driving, maybe you could shape a better world...
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Old 10-13-15, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by BikeMunster View Post
And he doesn't seem like pure evil. So prolly not Hillary.
Who's Hillary?

Sounds like we need some solid troll patrol out here.

First of all, does the OP have any evidence of owning a bike (even if he posted a pic here, it could be fake). It's so easy to fake anything on the internet. Perhaps he doesn't even ride a bike. Perhaps he is a she now.
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Old 10-13-15, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
I tried to be helpful on your other posts, but the sheer number of problems your having tell me that either you're having lot's of fun at our expense, or should consider putting away the bike and taking up golf.
Take some time to review the threads he's started and you will have your answer. Trying to be helpful is a waste of time.
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Originally Posted by verdugist View Post
Who's Hillary?

Sounds like we need some solid troll patrol out here.

First of all, does the OP have any evidence of owning a bike (even if he posted a pic here, it could be fake). It's so easy to fake anything on the internet. Perhaps he doesn't even ride a bike. Perhaps he is a she now.
Sounds like sour nipples...I mean grapes...on your part.
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Old 10-13-15, 11:20 PM
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For this very reason, I rarely ride MUP's anymore. But when I do, I never slow down and announce myself. I've gotten into more sticky situations by announcing myself going slow. It scares people and usually causes them to wobble in either direction. My strategy is to slow down before I get too close and wait for an opportunity to pass on the far left when there is no on coming traffic.
Or I go super early, but at that time, you get the dog walkers with the leashes..... can't win!!
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Originally Posted by patrickgm60 View Post
Nominee for Thread Title of the Year.
Seconded, if not done already.

Priorities intact.
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Old 10-14-15, 11:13 AM
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This thread gets me every time. The idea that we are all more concerned about the bike before the little girl has me gripping my sides each time. Sorry needed to let that out.
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Originally Posted by kbarch View Post
Easy: avoid the trails, and you'll avoid all the people on them!

Seriously, someone else was talking about being afraid of cars. Personally, I dread riding on busy paths - the chance of a mishap is far greater, unless one wants to ride at a jogging pace, and frankly, that's not always easy.
This X 1000.

Cars are, for the most part, predictable. You assume they're trying to kill you, but generally they stay in their lanes, etc. On the "multi use path" you've got all sorts of pedestrians, with headphones or earbuds, completely oblivious of their surroundings. And if, by some miracle, they hear your "ON YOUR LEFT" they don't do anything or even move more into your path. No, thanks. I'll take my chances with cars.
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Old 10-14-15, 11:58 AM
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Well, sounds like this one is done, guys just using this as a hangout. Nothing good can come of that.



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