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Old July 2nd, 2007, 01:38 AM   #1
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Fortunately, they left me a two inch corner to roll across once I’d bled off most of my speed.
How thoughtful of them.
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 02:53 AM   #2
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Were you on your speed skates?

Yikes. I'd have been toast on my speed skates there. Inline freeskates or quads? Maybe I'd have survived. Just maybe.

Glad you're not posting from the hospital!

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Old July 2nd, 2007, 03:06 AM   #3
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Were you on your speed skates?
Yeah. And that’s one of the spots I normally hit max speed on. But fortunately I’m still in my transition phase, so I was only going about 14mph when I saw the problem. It was still a bit of a sphincter winker, though.
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 03:43 AM   #4
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I would JUMP! No problemo lol.
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 10:58 AM   #5
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Those little surprises are so annoying! I've encountered such things a few times. Glad to hear that you were able to navigate the obstacle unscathed.

Up here, there seems to be a lot of random construction on the bike paths, thanks to frost heaves and such. It's never marked, either. So, several times I've come flying around a downhill corner and suddenly there's a 20-foot chunk of pavement missing. Sometimes I've been able to ride it out, and other times I've wound up with a fair amount of skin missing.

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Old July 2nd, 2007, 01:55 PM   #6
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Sometimes I've been able to ride it out, and other times I've wound up with a fair amount of skin missing.
I've been thinking that a picture of the shredded knee pads that I just replaced would make for a better avatar than that pretentious b/w shot to the left. If nothing else, they'd be more representative of the real me!
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