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T-boned a car @ 31 mph ...

Old 12-22-15, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by CNC2204 View Post


Sore but walking ...




On my right leg is the print of the butt end of my right drop bar as it smacked my leg.

It's a miracle i didn't break my back, hip or leg.

I may need a trip to the soft tissue specialist, she specializes in sports injury with Thai techniques.
hope this results in the happy ending you desire
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Old 12-22-15, 05:36 AM
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Old 12-22-15, 06:09 AM
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OP's story sounds credible. I mean, sure maybe it was 28 or 29 mph, or even 20, but who knows for sure unless he happened to glance down at his dashboard at the moment of impact.

So quit getting your shorts in knots over this! Maybe try folding them properly next time.
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Old 12-22-15, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
So you were riding around a water fountain at 30mph, hit a car at 31 so it seems you sped up on impact, only bike damage was a front wheel slightly out of true (after a 31mph collision) and a stem and hood that need adjusting? And no damage to you? And you still needed a ride home?
Maybe it was a typo and he meant 3.1 mph.
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Old 12-22-15, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Jarrett2 View Post
Maybe it was a typo and he meant 3.1 mph.
Knowing him, it WAS a typo, but he meant 31 light years/second. What he meant and the truth have a very distant relationship.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
What he meant and the truth have a very distant relationship.
On a good day.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Knowing him, it WAS a typo, but he meant 31 light years/second.
That's not even possible, even at maximum warp.
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
That's not even possible, even at maximum warp.
His bike is very aero.
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This all makes my bike and I feel completely inadequate. I can't hit 30mph on the flats (well, dunno, maybe very briefly?) and my bike says it would probably break its fork if it t-boned a car at 30 mph. The cheapo 32-spoke 4.5 lbs wheels claim they can slice a car in half though.

Seriously, though... maybe the fork needs inspecting?
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meh...
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Originally Posted by CNC2204 View Post


Sore but walking ...




On my right leg is the print of the butt end of my right drop bar as it smacked my leg.

It's a miracle i didn't break my back, hip or leg.

I may need a trip to the soft tissue specialist, she specializes in sports injury with Thai techniques.
I was almost buying the story up to the point these pictures were posted. Hell, you don't even shave your legs. Maybe you can stand in for chewbacca in the next SW movie.

I nominate this for the troll thread of the week.
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Old 12-22-15, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
OP's story sounds credible.
Aside from the front wheel only need minor truing after a 30 or 31mph collision which didn't happen, sure it does.
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Old 12-22-15, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Igualmente View Post
Seriously, though... maybe the fork needs inspecting?
Yeah, I would pull the fork and look at it closely. Also look at the frame around the headtube and downtube closely. Ideally, the frame and fork should be x-rayed. But if no minor cracks are found anywhere, then most likely should be ok I guess?

OP, glad you made it out as well as you did. But going the wrong way in a traffic circle (or any road for that matter) is too dangerous and may result in natural selection.
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I shaved my ankles in football for taping.

Ive seen those shaved guys, not my thing.

Just out of the tub, feeling much better.

Gonna score some epsom salt today.

Used my GF's AC powered Wonder Wand on my hip [she uses it strictly for the articles].

Gonna take the day off and do lots of stretching.

Maybe take the Hybrid out for a spin tomorrow to get everything moving again.

My left glute & hip flex-or seem to be the worst off.

Something "clicked" in my ball socket this morn and ever since been walking alot better.

Not dislocated but mis-aligned.

My lumbar region needs an adjustment too.

Snow and ice isn't far away, time to chill on the warp speed.

Found couple more bruises as well.

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Originally Posted by Igualmente View Post
This all makes my bike and I feel completely inadequate. I can't hit 30mph on the flats (well, dunno, maybe very briefly?) and my bike says it would probably break its fork if it t-boned a car at 30 mph. The cheapo 32-spoke 4.5 lbs wheels claim they can slice a car in half though.

Seriously, though... maybe the fork needs inspecting?
Don't feel inadequate because you can't hit 30mph. You have a talking bike and I don't.
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Old 12-22-15, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by pdedes View Post
i'm thinking it was km/h. and OP is a loser for going the wrong way around a rotary; as he is in so many other aspects of his life.
He's done it many times, so that makes it alright.
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Originally Posted by kpotier16 View Post
I have hit a log at about 18 mph (didnt have much of a chance to brake.
I hate it when logs dart out onto the street and can't decide which way they want to run.

Oh wait, maybe I'm thinking of squirrels.
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I'm glad you're ok (for the most part). Perhaps if you were looking at your surroundings instead of your speedometer, the entire thing could have been avoided?
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Old 12-22-15, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Don't feel inadequate because you can't hit 30mph. You have a talking bike and I don't.
LOL. Of course it talks, otherwise riding alone would be really boring. The wheelset, bike and I often have great arguments about who exactly is responsible for the slow pace, and then we go for a beer and we're fine again.
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Originally Posted by Stratocaster View Post
I'm glad you're ok (for the most part). Perhaps if you were looking at your surroundings instead of your speedometer, the entire thing could have been avoided?
Wasn't, went by max speed counted, that was the fastest lastnite.

There's no way i could see the car turning at me with 2 Serfas Thunderbolts on the fork and my 550 lumen Serfas on the bars.

Just one of those things.

If it was my fault it would be the first time out of getting clobberd 4 times.

In my state motorist yeild to pedestrians [always], a bike in my state is considered a pedestrian.

I have 2 Attorneys that would do a good job in court.

The young guy that hit me [or vise versa] stopped and asked if i was okay which was cool.

He wanted nothing from me and im sure my bike repairs would have been more that the scratches on his paint.

Plus he was in a state of shock seeing a 270 pounds man flying over his hood at 27 mph ish slam on the road and get up and walk away [limping].

He said "are you okay" and i said "i think if something was broken i'd know it" but i really didn't know.

Only thing i could think of was police the area for my property and get home.

My bikes are fully insured but i took off the wheels and inspected the frame/ fork and i'm good.

I need both wheels trued tho.

I have tears on my saddle, road rash on my carbon SPD's & the rear spindle lever.

I have no idea how the bike and i separated ?

Ive already aligned the stem, bars & left hood.

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Oh man, a whole new dimension. Going fast the wrong direction down a one-way road (let's face it, that is what it was), AT NIGHT, IN THE DARK.

Suweeeeet.

A new high in trollness has been reached.
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