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TriLiving's picture
Joined: Feb 11 2010
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Tri Gods looking down on me...

Just had to post about what an idiot I am. I am headed to Mexico for the rest of the week with my wife, so I thought this would be a great time to take my bike to the shop for a litle tune up before Louisville in a few weeks.

Here I am with a +$4000 bike strapped to this totally ghetto bike rack I have. It actually has a missing bolt, yet I still use it with a bungie cord. I'm flying down I-85 at 70 MPH and I hear a thump and look out the back window to see my bike -- gone!!!!. I whip off the highway on to the side and the bike is still attached to the rack which is dragging on the ground held by 1 strap. THE BIKE IS NOT HARMED! It's a freakin' miracle!!!

Best part is I drop a couple of F-bombs in front of my six year old son who is coming along with me. He says "what f-bomb daddy?"

Note to self, GET A NEW FREAKIN' BIKE RACK!!!!

lala2021's picture
Joined: Sep 17 2008
Posts: 447
LMAO! Glad your bike is

LMAO! Glad your bike is okay! Yes get a new rack dude!:O)

jtrimom's picture
Joined: May 20 2008
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Oh, my goodness! You must

Oh, my goodness! You must have done a very good deed in the past! I am glad the bike made it...your 6 yr old will probably ask his teacher at school what it means too :P

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Joined: Jun 1 2004
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Oh crazy! You lucked out!!

Oh crazy! You lucked out!! Now just figure out how to explain that luck to the wife...

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RV's picture
Joined: Jan 19 2005
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Wow - Lucky - I know someone

Wow - Lucky - I know someone that had the exact same thing happen - except their bikes were destroyed in a shower of sparks!

Merchant46's picture
Joined: Jan 4 2009
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Well, you've done and used

Well, you've done and used it then...your one miracle.

Mine was a double eagle. Some get to win the lottery or sleep with a supermodel *sigh*

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Joined: Mar 22 2010
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I hear ya man. I had a

I hear ya man. I had a friend in the car in front of me at the McDonald's Drive Thru. Bam!!! right into the Low Clearance sign. I was right behind and promptly backed my car out of the Drive Thru and went inside to order....Priceless!!

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Joined: Jan 7 2009
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Dude, what are you thinking.

Dude, what are you thinking. You've got a witness who is beyond reproach and a string of f-bombs as supporting points.
Tell the wife you need a new bike for the race and then miraculously fix your "broken" bike.

PrinceofClydes's picture
Joined: Sep 13 2004
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Nah, just get another bungie

Nah, just get another bungie cord..

Okay, so who's yer pick for Super Bowl winner 2011?

I gotta know, man!

PoC
*books tickets for Vegas*

"What you you get when you suffer? You get results!" - Paul Sherwin

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Joined: Jul 14 2010
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That's just luck! Best thing

That's just luck! Best thing is now you get to really appreciate the fact that your bike is whole... but get the damn thing fixed!

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Merchant46 wrote:Well,

[quote=Merchant46]Well, you've done and used it then...your one miracle.

Mine was a double eagle. Some get to win the lottery or sleep with a supermodel *sigh*[/quote]

My preferred order:
Double Eagle
Lottery
Supermodel (when you win the lottery, you can buy the supermodel, but you can't buy an albatross - at least not on the golf course).

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Joined: May 20 2008
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what's a double eagle?

what's a double eagle?

Amphibious Triton's picture
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jtrimom wrote:what's a

[quote=jtrimom]what's a double eagle?[/quote]

For shame. :(

It's 3 under par. Usually it's a 2 on a Par 5. I've never met anyone that's holed out a Par 4. BTW this is all golf jtrimom.

AND my order would be
1) Lottery
2) Sex with Supermodel
3) Double Eagle

My theory is if I win the lottery, I'll probably care more about a handicap than a single shot because it will consume ~80% of my free time. Being rich, you'll get tons of meaningless sex with hot women. From past experience, I prefer a "crazy" girl over a "beautiful" girl any day. I only put it above the Double Eagle because I could brag about it to more people that would understand. I mean not even half of the folks I talk to play golf but every yahoo in a fiefdom can procreate (unfortunately).

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Amphibious Triton

[quote=Amphibious Triton][quote=jtrimom]what's a double eagle?[/quote]

For shame. :(

It's 3 under par. Usually it's a 2 on a Par 5. I've never met anyone that's holed out a Par 4. BTW this is all golf jtrimom.

AND my order would be
1) Lottery
2) Sex with Supermodel
3) Double Eagle

My theory is if I win the lottery, I'll probably care more about a handicap than a single shot because it will consume ~80% of my free time. Being rich, you'll get tons of meaningless sex with hot women. From past experience, I prefer a "crazy" girl over a "beautiful" girl any day. I only put it above the Double Eagle because I could brag about it to more people that would understand. I mean not even half of the folks I talk to play golf but every yahoo in a fiefdom can procreate (unfortunately).[/quote]

oh, that's a REAL shame...:( I thought it meant something really kinky with doubles of something and spread eagles. GOLF?! pshht, whatever :P

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Joined: Sep 13 2004
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If you date a stupid model,

If you date a stupid model, erm, [b]super[/b]model, you gonna need lotsa money..

- for porters and bellhops, 'cos they can't carry their own luggage! - no delts.

and yeah, I suppose it might be exciting - for an hour or two, but then their inane, brainless conversation would get to me.

I'd rather date a triathlete, PoliSci Major studying at the Sorbonne. I just love the accent, and I know she could carry her own luggage (and spin it up the Alpe d'Huez, while discussing the flaws in deconstructionism) - my kind of girl.

and maybe, we'll [i]invent[/i] the spreadeagle, using bungee cables, and such.

I concur with trimom, golf is for when I'm done with triathlon, in my 80s, say. I wanna shoot my age when I turn 85, right after I win my AG at Kona.

and I will have a brand-new, SECURE roof rack for my unobtanium tribike.

PoC

"What you you get when you suffer? You get results!" - Paul Sherwin

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