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Old 09-11-07, 12:08 PM
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Hit by a car... again



Hit by a car last night. Spent a few hours in the hospital to get checked out. I'm OK, rode this morning. TT bike toast. Details here
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Old 09-11-07, 12:15 PM
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Man, Steve, you gotta stop getting hit!

How are you feeling today, how is the ankle and knee? Were those the wheels you were planning on using for Everest?
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Old 09-11-07, 12:16 PM
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Damn thats how I got taken out. Seems to be almost as common as right hook. Heal fast.
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Old 09-11-07, 12:16 PM
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My god... Best wishes on a speedy recovery.

Sounds a lot like my accident this June.
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Old 09-11-07, 12:16 PM
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So sorry, Steve. Hope you feel better soon!
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Ah, turning without looking, got to love some people when they drive their cars.

Get better soon, good luck avoiding the idiots next time.
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Ouch. Sorry to hear that - get well soon!
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Old 09-11-07, 12:19 PM
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Oh my...
Sorry to hear!
Thank goodness it wasn't worse!
Hope you recover quickly....

BTW, I saw your Father in Law on the trail on Sunday...

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Ugh...I'm sorry your bike is toast, but dude, you walking out of that with minor injuries is a blessing. I wish you a speedy recovery, Steve, and NO more run-ins with cars.
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Be careful out there, Steve. Take care and recover quickly.
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All -right . New TT bike , courtesy of property settlement. There's got to be an easier way to upgrade. Good luck brother.
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Old 09-11-07, 12:24 PM
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Seems many of use have been taken out by drivers making left turns. The real disconcerting part is that in all the cases from what I can see there was NO WAY OUT and little warning in order to avoid collision.
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Thanks everyone. I feel pretty good considering. I'll be riding slow for a few days and hopefully it won't affect me for Everest. Those were the wheels I was planning on using. Rear should be OK with a true, the front I think needs a rebuild. I'm going to be on a team next year with a Specialized sponsorship so I'll probably end up getting a new bike at a good deal.
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Old 09-11-07, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by awiner
Seems many of use have been taken out by drivers making left turns. The real disconcerting part is that in all the cases from what I can see there was NO WAY OUT and little warning in order to avoid collision.
I almost managed to avoid it. I think if I had been on my road bike I would have been able to, but on my TT bike I couldn't evade fast enough. If I had to pick which bike I wanted to get destroyed though... I picked the right one.
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dude sorry to hear that...arent most tt bikes more expensive than the general road bike? Why would you rather have your tt bike out than your regular roadie?

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Yikes!

Heal quickly...
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dude sorry to hear that...arent most tt bikes more expensive than the general road bike? Why would you rather have your tt bike out than your regular roadie?

Maybe he only rides the TT bike occasionally.
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Ah man ... that's not what I wanted to hear ... and I even rode into work today. Hope you have a fast and speedy recovery. Sorry to hear about the bike.
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Geez louise...


I was in a bike-related accident yesterday: My 4 year old rolled up the back of my ankle with his front axle bolt. Took a chunk out of me.

In the 'bike injury' contest, however...you win. Thanks for stealing mah thunda.


/get well soon, umd.
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Originally Posted by 1955
Maybe he only rides the TT bike occasionally.
yea but usually TT bikes are really expensive, no?
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I guess his Giant TCR is his baby, and maybe his TT bike was a converted roadie...judging by the bikes listed in his profile. Maybe his Specialized Allez was used for TT's?
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Originally Posted by Mo'Phat
Geez louise...


I was in a bike-related accident yesterday: My 4 year old rolled up the back of my ankle with his front axle bolt. Took a chunk out of me.

In the 'bike injury' contest, however...you win. Thanks for stealing mah thunda.


/get well soon, umd.
No no no, you take a picture of your ankle, we'll put it next to umd in a neck brace, and take a poll!
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Look at that...I was right!


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No no no, you take a picture of your ankle, we'll put it next to umd in a neck brace, and take a poll!
The gaping chasm is hidden behind a Dora the Explorer band-aid at the moment. I am happily enjoying my newly shorn legs and their benefits vis-a-vis wound redressing.
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