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Old 10-02-20, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Last time I stocked up on GP4000sII I believe I paid about $30 each.

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That's what I paid and got less than 100 miles on one of them before destruction. It was a nice riding tire though. One of these days I will get up the nerve to mount it on the rear.
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I saw the LXXX and noted how nicely balanced it looked. The perv angle never crossed my mind.
I still don't know what the cat dragged in.
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Fell off my mountain bike today. First time since I bought it 2.5 years ago. I was just out for a short ride to loosen up. Had to go around a fence and there was a 4 or 5 inch dropoff. I must have slipped off that edge and slammed to the earth before I even knew I was falling. Knocked the wind out of me, something I haven't experienced since school days. Had to get up and ride home. Ribs hurt, hard to blow my nose or laugh. The worst is the pain inside the hip joint/groin area. Crap.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
It's pretty accurate. And I feel like crap today, which often goes together with emotional troughs. Don't know if it's a delayed reaction to the flu shot or something else and that sapped all my energy, but right now I can't deal with anything. Tried riding, couldn't warm up, and couldn't wait to get home and curl up on the couch. Sick day.
The flu shot this year really did me in but I do get the bigger old people's dose. Whatever it is, hope you feel better soon.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Fell off my mountain bike today. First time since I bought it 2.5 years ago. I was just out for a short ride to loosen up. Had to go around a fence and there was a 4 or 5 inch dropoff. I must have slipped off that edge and slammed to the earth before I even knew I was falling. Knocked the wind out of me, something I haven't experienced since school days. Had to get up and ride home. Ribs hurt, hard to blow my nose or laugh. The worst is the pain inside the hip joint/groin area. Crap.
Should have stayed on the road. #TeachableMoment .
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Should have stayed on the road. #TeachableMoment .
Worst crash ever=road
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
It's pretty accurate. And I feel like crap today, which often goes together with emotional troughs. Don't know if it's a delayed reaction to the flu shot or something else and that sapped all my energy, but right now I can't deal with anything. Tried riding, couldn't warm up, and couldn't wait to get home and curl up on the couch. Sick day.
Feel better man
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Cubbies have two more innings of season left unless they start lighting it up!
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Worst crash ever=road
If you ride solo and don't get hit, the roads are generally safe.
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Fell off my mountain bike today. First time since I bought it 2.5 years ago. I was just out for a short ride to loosen up. Had to go around a fence and there was a 4 or 5 inch dropoff. I must have slipped off that edge and slammed to the earth before I even knew I was falling. Knocked the wind out of me, something I haven't experienced since school days. Had to get up and ride home. Ribs hurt, hard to blow my nose or laugh. The worst is the pain inside the hip joint/groin area. Crap.
Spent too much time looking for wet leaves?
Heal quickly/ hopefully not long term injury.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Cubbies have two more innings of season left unless they start lighting it up!
One of the "talking heads" said that the reason the NL Central league scored so few runs was due to the good pitching in the NL Central. Excepting for the Cardinals, looking like the reason they scored so few runs is that just aren't good at scoring runs.
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Very pretty picture. But wet leaves on the ground can be dangerous, because they slip and slide. They will put you on the ground before you can say oh ****!!!!!! Be careful.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Fell off my mountain bike today. First time since I bought it 2.5 years ago. I was just out for a short ride to loosen up. Had to go around a fence and there was a 4 or 5 inch dropoff. I must have slipped off that edge and slammed to the earth before I even knew I was falling. Knocked the wind out of me, something I haven't experienced since school days. Had to get up and ride home. Ribs hurt, hard to blow my nose or laugh. The worst is the pain inside the hip joint/groin area. Crap.
Hopefully it’s nothing too serious, heal up.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
It's pretty accurate. And I feel like crap today, which often goes together with emotional troughs. Don't know if it's a delayed reaction to the flu shot or something else and that sapped all my energy, but right now I can't deal with anything. Tried riding, couldn't warm up, and couldn't wait to get home and curl up on the couch. Sick day.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I don't actually believe that gatorskin FOMO is a thing.
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I don't even FOMO any Conti bicycle tyre offerings.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Fell off my mountain bike today. First time since I bought it 2.5 years ago. I was just out for a short ride to loosen up. Had to go around a fence and there was a 4 or 5 inch dropoff. I must have slipped off that edge and slammed to the earth before I even knew I was falling. Knocked the wind out of me, something I haven't experienced since school days. Had to get up and ride home. Ribs hurt, hard to blow my nose or laugh. The worst is the pain inside the hip joint/groin area. Crap.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Fell off my mountain bike today. First time since I bought it 2.5 years ago. I was just out for a short ride to loosen up. Had to go around a fence and there was a 4 or 5 inch dropoff. I must have slipped off that edge and slammed to the earth before I even knew I was falling. Knocked the wind out of me, something I haven't experienced since school days. Had to get up and ride home. Ribs hurt, hard to blow my nose or laugh. The worst is the pain inside the hip joint/groin area. Crap.
Oof! Heal up quick!
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Fell off my mountain bike today. First time since I bought it 2.5 years ago. I was just out for a short ride to loosen up. Had to go around a fence and there was a 4 or 5 inch dropoff. I must have slipped off that edge and slammed to the earth before I even knew I was falling. Knocked the wind out of me, something I haven't experienced since school days. Had to get up and ride home. Ribs hurt, hard to blow my nose or laugh. The worst is the pain inside the hip joint/groin area. Crap.
Aw, ****! Sorry and glad you're okay. Watch out for holes, old man!
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Aw, ****! Sorry and glad you're okay. Watch out for holes, old man!
Not sure how okay I am yet. Just woke from a nap and need to navigate to the bathroom, dreading standing up. Old men don't bounce so well.

Thanks to everyone for the kind words, I feel pretty stupid, actually.
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Not sure how okay I am yet. Just woke from a nap and need to navigate to the bathroom, dreading standing up. Old men don't bounce so well.

Thanks to everyone for the kind words, I feel pretty stupid, actually.
First thing I suggest is forgive yourself. Heal up!
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Mrs. H suggested I go for a long ride while she goes shopping tomorrow “for clothes for the girls.” I’m pretty certain there’s more to this story but at least we are unpacked enough for me to go for a long-ish ride!
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abshipp where are you?
Could be anywhere.
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First thing I suggest is forgive yourself. Heal up!
Wise words

Take it easy-you'll be back on in a flash!
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