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Old 02-25-09, 06:22 PM
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oooo

that's pretty


but what happens if you change teams?
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Wait, did you hit a rabbit with your bike? Is that hair on the wheel and fork?
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So did he get chopped up in the spokes?
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Originally Posted by Ratfish
Wait, did you hit a rabbit with your bike? Is that hair on the wheel and fork?
It was my teammate. I was behind the carnage.

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So did he get chopped up in the spokes?
decapitated
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Old 02-25-09, 06:26 PM
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blood on the rim...nice!
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I should add that this picture was taken about 30 minutes after it happened; there was more residue on the bike immediately after but we didn't stop to take the picture until we were waiting at a regroup later in the ride.
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You Must have your lucky socks on!!!
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Old 02-25-09, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by umd
It was my teammate. I was behind the carnage.


decapitated
That's hardcore.
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Did he crash?
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Originally Posted by Ratfish
Did he crash?
no
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Did that to a squirrel once. Ain't pretty but I stayed up and amazingly my wheel stayed true. Hope your teammate stayed upright!
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That's impressive...the timing would have to be perfect.
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Looks like a Rock Racing paint job
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Originally Posted by Nate552
Did that to a squirrel once. Ain't pretty but I stayed up and amazingly my wheel stayed true. Hope your teammate stayed upright!
We thought it was a squirrel at first. Went back after the ride and found the body...
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I hit a giant rabbit going about 30mph once in a training crit group ride. I made a thread about it here also. It just amazed me how loud it was when its head exploded.
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k I feel dumb.
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k I feel dumb.
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Originally Posted by celerystalksme
blood on the rim...nice!
Also look at the trailing edge of the left fork leg...you'll see a nice red streak there as well. You should've seen my shins...

It was me that the rabbit decided to do a Kamikaze run on. Of course, he didn't realize that I was running low spoke count, bladed spoke wheels and that the trailing edges of my fork are pretty sharp...I don't run that stuff just for aerodynamics you know

BTW, we were going along a bike path at around 20 mph. I literally barely felt it or even slowed down. I think it was lucky (for both me AND the rabbit) that it was his neck that ended up in the "guillotine". I have a feeling the body would've been a bit more substantial...and that might have resulted in a slightly different outcome

Anyway...that was one of those Forte Titan front wheels I've recommended in the past. Didn't affect it one bit. One more reason those wheels are my "best bang for the buck" choice
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I was on the phone with kuf and I asked her to look at this thread. "ok, what am I looking at".

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Originally Posted by umd
I was on the phone with kuf and I asked her to look at this thread. "ok, what am I looking at".

"keep reading"

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"what?"

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"ew, gross!"


Did you show her the pic of the top of my water bottle?
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