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Old 11-02-2012, 06:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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That right, Dave.

And it's only the LOVE for riding that keeps us going despite the risks.

The scariest thing I face every day is the truth that one day I'll no longer be physically able to ride. That scares me more than teenagers texting while driving cars. More than deer jumping into the road while I'm doing 80. More than old ladies s-l-o-w-l-y pulling right out in front of me at intersections. More than heavy traffic in construction zones. More than loose gravel in the middle of a switchback.

So I ride. Every Single Day. I pay attention, make no mistake about that. But I ride.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Ride safe Link and ride long LilJo I hear ya !
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The upside is that you'll have to take the long way for a while, link. Ride where it's safer is a good instinct. Glad you're listening to yourself and choosing another route.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If I may jump in:

Do keep in mind that there are many, many, many persons out there that have been riding for decades with nary a mishap.

Let's observe caution but keep some optimism!

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Old 11-02-2012, 08:35 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Do keep in mind that there are many, many, many persons out there that have been riding for decades with nary a mishap.

Let's observe caution but keep some optimism!

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Old 11-02-2012, 08:53 PM   #16 (permalink)
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OK OK I take it back! I take it back!

Far be it from me to tempt the fates!

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Old 11-04-2012, 01:00 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Sept 24th i went over the handlebars on my bike on I-95 HOV near DC. I blame myself as they had been doing a lot of construction on that stretch and a lot of sand on road and i was doing 70 coming up along slow moving traffic in left lane. Guy swung out in front and bike went down. I figure i was only doing about 60 when i hit the pavement. Yeah, I am lucky.

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Old 11-06-2012, 04:33 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Even out here in rural Ohio road conditions can be unnerving. I like to ride through Amish country because there is nice scenery, curvy roads, and rolling hills. But there is also Amish buggys. I really don't mind them and always keep an eye out and have no problem sharing the road.

But the steel buggy wheels eventually cut ruts in the asphalt. Some are bad enough that it's dangerous if the bike tires fall into the ruts at speed. Unfortunately, with budget cuts the road crews are delaying repairs and only doing partial patches instead of a full repave. The partial patches rarely are feathered out,and being random, makes for some interesting maneuvers to try to dodge steps between the patch and road surface.

Entertaining to watch a biker weave around on what cages probably perceive as a perfectly fine road.

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