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11-14-2004, 03:25 PM #1
File Under.....Unsmart Things Done
Wow what a GREAT effing weekend! Had an effing GRRRREAT day of skiing yesterday at Kirkwood with the crew. GREAT conditions! GREAT crew! GREAT last run of the day! It was GREAT! FANTASTIC EVEN!
though temted to ski today too, I thought I'd stop playing with fire, give my knee a rest and don't chance tweaking it and having it swell up before surgery on Tuesday, and decided to go for a road bike ride.....
And it was GREAT! Haven't been on the road in awhile and I logged my 70 mile route 5 minutes faster than my personal best! Isn't that GREAT?! And then I bumped into the US Postal Service team at the Mexican joint on my way home! How GREAT is that?!
Wanna hear something even more GREAT than all of this fucking GREATNESSS! As I'm pulling into my garage I hear CRUNCH CRUCHN FICKIGN CRINCHCCCHHHH. WTF is that? That didn't sound so GREAT! And why did all 3 of my neighbors who happen to be out cutting their lawns, collectively sign "ooohhhhhh......"?
Because I rolled right into my fucking garage with my god damn nearly brand new road bike on ttop. It's true what they say about carbon....my bike is now in 3 fucking pieces.
I am awesome.
11-14-2004, 03:28 PM #2
not that it'll make you feel any better, but I have done that very thing, only with my brother's borrowed bike. Yours sounds like it was worse for the experience though.Thrutchworthy Production Services
11-14-2004, 03:32 PM #3click click boom
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homeowners vs. auto....pick a policy any policy.
11-14-2004, 03:33 PM #4
yeah, can't wait to see how many others have done this.
I just took some pics. It's comical really. You just have to laugh. I haven't stopping cryaughing since.
I think the funniest part are the two handlebar width holes that are now implanted in my house above the garage door. Maybe I can tell people they are bullet holes.
At least all the components are salvageable....so I'll just need a new frame.
11-14-2004, 03:41 PM #5
11-14-2004, 03:41 PM #6
It's very cool that it was your bike frame and not YOUR frame. Glad your knee has held out OK till now. Waiting for the pics.I want a 6" travel 20lb MTB. I found the 20lb MTB, but only good for riders under 87 pounds.
11-14-2004, 04:33 PM #7Registered User
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seems like you are getting out more than half the uninjured on this bored. Now that is GREAT!
Now, start your yoga and meditation practices so you can speed up your recovery process, both mentally and physically.
Hope it all works out for ya!There's a world out there full of color, dreams, and imagination. What are you waiting for?
11-14-2004, 04:49 PM #8
Bummer...was that the Roubaix? Hopefully homeowner's insurance will cover it.
Rewind, 8 years ago this week. I was getting ready to move from Cleveland to Nuevo Mexico, I bought a Saris roof rack to transport my mtn bike, I had never owned a roof rack before. I was pretty wound up trying to get everything together for my cross country trip in my Geo Prism. Last stop was the bank.
As I go up a ramp to get to the parking lot I hear alot of bad noises and see my mtn bike flying off my roof onto the pavement. I clipped an 8' clearance cable. It was a steel frame so no damage, f'ed up my car and rack.
As I am cruising down the highway to get to a shop to get some replacement parts for the rack I see my tire fly off the roof and into the fast lane, I forgot to secure the tire into the holder on the rack. Luckily no one was behind me.
Good luck getting a new frame.
11-14-2004, 04:50 PM #9
But, really, it is just a road bike.
11-14-2004, 04:51 PM #10Originally Posted by Artie Fufkin
edit: CS -- heh, yeah. I actually thought the same thing when after it happened I looked over and saw my Santa Cruz sitting all pretty-like against the wall. phew...dodged a bullet with that one
11-14-2004, 05:34 PM #11
Ouch, i know how you feel. I have done it twice and had it done to my bike by a friend once.
First time, trek mountain bike. the roof rack held steady, but the front fork came away in two pieces, in retrospect it looked hilarious, with the handlebars of the bike pinned against the garage and the remainder of the rock shox fork pinned to the roof rack. BTW, watersnowdirt's bike was also on the roof but came away unscathed.
Second time, just had the same bike tuned pre-sale, luckily this time the seat took the hit, destroyed the roof rack tray but the bike was OK (as was the the new fork on the bike).
Third time, my road bike is on my friend's roof rack and she is driving.... no flying into her driveway, sailing into her garage and crash. aluminum frame, bent and toast, took the oppurtunity to upgrade to carbon fiber.
Swore off roof racks, as did my friend and we both bought that hatchback thule rack on the suggestion of watersnowdirt.
In each case, i hadn't been riding that day, just transporting my bike, i just wasn't thinking about riding i guess.
something tells me you had other things on your mind as well.
glad your last day at the weed was good.
good luck this week, i am sure it will go great.
11-14-2004, 05:38 PM #12
It sounds like it's time for that 10' garage door upgrade. At least you didn't kick the wall and pop your knee.If you have a problem & think that someone else is going to solve it for you then you have two problems.
11-14-2004, 06:11 PM #13don't tell me no...
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sorry to hear that ty....
really a sucky end to a weekend - hope all goes well on tuesday - talk to you after.
11-14-2004, 06:50 PM #14Registered User
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Doh, I will never use a roof rack for my bike for that very reason. I just know that I would do the same thing.
11-14-2004, 07:23 PM #15
I did that at McDonalds once. I was pulling in to grab some breakfast before a ride and fucked up the "Clearance" sign above the menu. I walked in and told them I messed up their sign and they said "No problem it just swings back into place." Well, perhaps they should have taken a better look at it first...
Not to address another issue. Ty, you really need to just lock yourself in the house for the rest of the year. Then barring a massive earthquake or freak tornado, you may just make it through the next two months unscathed.
Good luck Tuesday. Keep us posted."I knew in an instant that the three dollars I had spent on wine would not go to waste."
11-14-2004, 07:59 PM #16Originally Posted by Arty50
yeah wtf? since July, its been one accident after another for me. I was even in a car accident a fews weeks ago (not a scrape luckily)....sheesh.
11-14-2004, 08:30 PM #17
OMFG....you god damn loser....that's right you numbnut...you're an idiot!
...but welcome to the club because so am I...
I pulled into the garage in Tahoe once with my rocket box on my truck and even ripped some of the factory rack off the truck.....that's right...DUMB SHIT, I AM.
...and guess what SO ARE YOU
...good luck in surgery
11-14-2004, 09:29 PM #18
While started on less than humorous terms, I must say this thread has become quite amusing! Thanks Ty, for a good laugh at the expense of your bike - I'm just glad you made it through the weekend physically unscathed!
Good luck this week and heal up fast, because we're already planning your spring skiing agenda
11-14-2004, 09:38 PM #19Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces
(Mrs phUnk drove my bike into a steel covered parking structure once. I think she's awesome too. )
11-14-2004, 10:36 PM #20
my wife is awesome also. she drove into our garage with her Independant Fabrications mtn bike on top of our Audi A4. ripped the bike seat off and caused about $1800 worth of paint work to the roof/rear deck of the Audi. my auto insurance company was amused...
11-14-2004, 10:38 PM #21Originally Posted by Kellie
And while we all love an 'unsmart things done' thread....it's all been a ploy to get lph to admit that he's done this before....twice.
can't wait to show you guys the pics. i just went out to start taking components off of it and it is pretty hilarious looking. I gotta burn through a roll of film though...maybe I can get the nurses to use up the roll during surgery.
edit: Chili -- Your wife has (or had?) and IF? She really is awesome! Love those damn bikes.
11-14-2004, 11:00 PM #22
you are awesome ty! in a rodie-ish kinda way. not in a spandex way, cause spandex is a little revealing for males, but in a kick ass big leg rodie way. got it? but spandex looks good on the ladies. why is that?god created man. winchester and baseball bats made them equal - evel kenievel
11-14-2004, 11:02 PM #23Originally Posted by Tyrone ShoelacesTechnical Scandinavian Style since 1986 - www.crossskiwear.com
11-14-2004, 11:20 PM #24
i am not yet digitized.
subtract 1 from my awesome column
11-15-2004, 02:32 AM #25
i was reading a book this weekend called 'not always so.' in this book, there's a section on karma. it specifically states that there are 2 kinds of karma. i guess you felt both this wknd.
....so ya gonna replace it w/ a spesh tarmac?