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Old 04-19-24, 02:56 PM
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omg! squeeze his insurance for all its worth!!!
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Old 04-19-24, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Thank you, a-hole contractor for trying to squeeze your F 350 between my car and the back of a FedEx truck while trying to make a tight turn. At least he flatted and couldn’t leave the scene.

That's just totally F'd up.
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Originally Posted by big john
That is the suck.
I’ll second that.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Definitely lucky he flatted. Maybe special permits should be required to drive F350s within the city limits.
We have a lot of narrow, intermediate cross streets in my ‘hood.Contractor trucks often have problems.

I recognized the guy’s voice. His company has been doing work near me for at least a week. I’ve heard him when I’ve been on my deck. He has a very raspy voice. Unmistakable, and he curses a lot. I gave GEICO the name on the side of the truck and they called him pretty quickly. I don’t think he had a spare because he was trying to get a wrecker to come out. Interesting thing is that he pulled in front of someone’s garage door.

Of course, the Philly popo never showed.
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Oh my, I was just reading some gossip about problems at Kona Bikes.

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/indu...down-sea-otter
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Originally Posted by BillyD
That's just totally F'd up.
That crossbar that is part of the frame is dented. I’m thinking he backed up at some point. The cover for one on his wheel nuts got knocked off.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Thank you, a-hole contractor for trying to squeeze your F 350 between my car and the back of a FedEx truck while trying to make a tight turn.
Truck drivers are the worst.
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Originally Posted by BillyD;[url=tel:23218947
23218947[/url]]That's just totally F'd up.
Everybody’s in a hurry
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Originally Posted by indyfabz;[url=tel:23219077
23219077]That crossbar that is part of the frame is dented. I’m thinking he backed up at some point. The cover for one on his wheel nuts got knocked off.
That indicates some force. He must’ve been moving right along. Sorry this happened to you.
At least you know where to find a lawyer in case you need one.
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Originally Posted by big john
Bar ends are a relic of the past. Sure, some people still use them and you can get some of you want. The trend is toward wide bars, mine are 780mm. Bars come in different angles, and rises, and stems now are generally short.
I found myself looking for diff hand positions.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I found myself looking for diff hand positions.
You might be a candidate for bar-ends.
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Elevation profile of the day. Didn't quite get to the top as there's still a bit of a snowfield up near there.

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OMG, someone Strava'd pickleball.

Might be about time to shut Strava down.
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R.I.P. Dickey Betts.
I saw this yesterday on Bookface. Blows. Another of my heros gone.
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It’s a misty morning with wet roads. Even so, time to ride!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
OMG, someone Strava'd pickleball.

Might be about time to shut Strava down.
I have a cousin that does that almost daily. It looks like an explosion.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
We have a lot of narrow, intermediate cross streets in my ‘hood.Contractor trucks often have problems.

I recognized the guy’s voice. His company has been doing work near me for at least a week. I’ve heard him when I’ve been on my deck. He has a very raspy voice. Unmistakable, and he curses a lot. I gave GEICO the name on the side of the truck and they called him pretty quickly. I don’t think he had a spare because he was trying to get a wrecker to come out. Interesting thing is that he pulled in front of someone’s garage door.

Of course, the Philly popo never showed.
He said nothin to you? Was just going to drive away(if he was able).
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Originally Posted by datlas
It’s a misty morning with wet roads. Even so, time to ride!
RMO Led Zeppelin
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My window to ride this morning is now! For 1-1.5 hrs, with the baby monitor next to me on the trainer. Hopefully she stays asleep!

Should get a decently longer one in tomorrow, 3-4 hr. If I'm feeling better. Still have a slightly sore throat.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
That crossbar that is part of the frame is dented. I’m thinking he backed up at some point. The cover for one on his wheel nuts got knocked off.
That just sucks. At least you know who hit your car, which seems to be a rarity these days.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
Yep, def. a head cold going on that I most likely picked up from Liz. Darnit. Was really hoping to get some TSS in tomorrow, we'll see about that. Maybe I'll stick indoors and just do 3-4 hours of z2 on the trainer. That's still solid TSS and it avoids any undue spikes in power, HR or effort. Then I can take it easy next week.
I've had something like that going on since bam left town. Snot rockets galore.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Thank you, a-hole contractor for trying to squeeze your F 350 between my car and the back of a FedEx truck while trying to make a tight turn. At least he flatted and couldn’t leave the scene.


Do you know any lawyers?

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Originally Posted by WhyFi


Do you know any lawyers?

Not any good ones.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
He said nothin to you? Was just going to drive away(if he was able).
I didn't see it happen. I had just got home from a bus ride from downtown. My neighbor knocked on my door.

Lots of people drive away. I saw it happen a couple of years ago with another contractor. Feigned leaving a note but ended up not. I got his info and left a note on the damaged vehicle. The owner called me that evening and was able to identify the guy the next day. Texted me photos of the truck and the guy. He worked for a local outfit and was working outside a house near where the vehicle owner lived.
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