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Old 06-12-23, 04:19 AM
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Close Call

We have all had close calls. (Ok, not as close as Zack but bear with me.) Mine was a 16 year old kid who just got his license. Next thing I knew, I was in the local Trauma Center. OUCH! How about you? Does anyone have any "War Story" that might help keep us safe in the future?
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Originally Posted by Colorado Kid
We have all had close calls. (Ok, not as close as Zack but bear with me.) Mine was a 16 year old kid who just got his license. Next thing I knew, I was in the local Trauma Center. OUCH! How about you? Does anyone have any "War Story" that might help keep us safe in the future?
I always considered a close call when I COULD HAVE wound up in the hospital and DIDN'T. Glad you made it.
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not much of a story, where are the deets?

when I was a kid, while crossing a street, in a crosswalk, riding my bike, I was hit by a car, that didn't see me, because his view was obstructed by a car in his adjacent lane, which was stopped at a red light. he was going too fast & wasn't planning on stopping correctly, at the line. I saw the car coming, I wasn't able to get to the sidewalk on the other side, quickly enough, so I bailed off the bike. the car bent my frame but I was OK. I could have been dead. the guy was apologetic & gave me $60 cash. I walked the bike to the bike shop & they bent the frame back. I rode the bike home & never told anyone in my family
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Someone needs to thank my relative they didn't have a close call when he crossed the road on a bike abruptly and no signal. I asked if it was a homeless bicyclist and they said no, he had on those tights and a helmet.
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Did I say his name? May God forgive me. (Breathing in too much Chain lube...again!)

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Did I say his name? May God forgive me. (Breathing in too much Chain lube...again!)
Itís all good.

Iíve skimmed a few of his videos and saw one where he had a group ride. I do appreciate his positive outlook and apparently enough others do as he had a good turn out on a group ride.

It was also refreshing seeing a group ride that wasnít a line of spandex hamsters. It seems a good deal more difficult to find group rides that arenít roadies in a pace line.

I have a bit of a man crush on a financial podcaster.
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Originally Posted by Colorado Kid
We have all had close calls. (Ok, not as close as Zack but bear with me.) Mine was a 16 year old kid who just got his license. Next thing I knew, I was in the local Trauma Center. OUCH! How about you? Does anyone have any "War Story" that might help keep us safe in the future?
The secret to keeping safe on a bicycle or in any facet of life is to be intelligent, and not the type of intelligence defined by the Western military/industrial complex, but as defined by life itself.
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Near miss = close call.
Wind up on ground = accident.
Trauma Center = bad accident.

Hope you heal up ok.
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Originally Posted by Colorado Kid
We have all had close calls. (Ok, not as close as Zack but bear with me.) Mine was a 16 year old kid who just got his license. Next thing I knew, I was in the local Trauma Center. OUCH! How about you? Does anyone have any "War Story" that might help keep us safe in the future?
Today's fixed gear close call was a solo event: unexpected air from severely buckled concrete. Kept it upright but it wasn't pretty. If there's a lesson, I suppose it's to pay attention. Either that or practice jumping ramps.
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