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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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New definition of ATGATT

Appropriate Gear, All The Time.

Just rode home on my bicycle. Turned around on a corner on moist cobblestone.


Of course i hit the ground but luckily, my head didn't. Second, i wore leather gloves (thanks Bundeswehr). My jeans is dirty but the fabric is still intact (good job, Mu*tang jeans). I guess my knee will hurt a few days, but it'll be okay. Worried a few minutes because i had a few titanium screws removed from this knee just this year

I am considering buying a bicycle helmet, but ... it will destroy all my efforts to get a hairstyle out of the few pieces of lint on my head
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I am not sure what is worse...hitting moist cobblestones or moist rails.

Both are as slippery as snot.

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.I am considering buying a bicycle helmet, but ...

I do not ride my bicycle anymore. Not for about 4 years. It is too dangerous in the city (drivers are really crazy). When I did ride, always wore a helmet. I've slid on the rails several times myself. Not fun.
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I got to be pretty good at falling off bicycles. In fact, I think I reached expert level.

I'm glad I traded them for safer things like cars and motorcycles.

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I am not sure what is worse...hitting moist cobblestones or moist rails.
Gotta clarify that it is just a stock picture in my post. It's the same kind of cobblestone, but no rails were involved in my crash

Still hurts *ouch*

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I highly recommend a bicycle helmet. I would most likely be dead if it weren't for one.

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I lost a tooth from a pushie stack. It didn't make me prettier.

I was a Sydney pushie courier for four years. Three years without a helmet but the last year of that time, helmets became mandatory. So I wore a helmet and lost a tooth. ATGATT - I wonder.

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I lost a tooth from a pushie stack.
Brings back memories to an old thread...
So was that Pushie Galore? She was stacked as I recall.

My pushie is hanging in the garage. It's a '72 Schwinn Letour. Needs the wheels trued and few tweeks but otherwise in pretty nice condition. That's going to be a winter project I think.
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Appropriate Gear, All The Time.

Just rode home on my bicycle. Turned around on a corner on moist cobblestone.

Of course i hit the ground but luckily, my head didn't. . . . .

. . . I am considering buying a bicycle helmet, but ... it will destroy all my efforts to get a hairstyle out of the few pieces of lint on my head
I am an avid road cyclist and had a crash a couple of years ago on some gravel that blended into the pavement then another this year when a blue healer decided it wanted to get between my front wheel and frame. Bottom line; had I not had a helmet on, I could have easily suffered head trauma. in both crashes I was consciously attempting to keep my head off the pavement but it was no use. The helmet came awy with scars; I did not. You were just lucky this time; it doesn't often happen that one can keep their head off the pavement in a bicycle or motorcycle crash. Please wear your helmet.



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I lost a tooth from a pushie stack. It didn't make me prettier.

I was a Sydney pushie courier for four years. Three years without a helmet but the last year of that time, helmets became mandatory. So I wore a helmet and lost a tooth. ATGATT - I wonder.
It's pretty unlikely your helmet is what caused you to lose that tooth. In fact; losing a tooth is a pretty good indication you hit your head on something hard at some point and the helmet probably saved you serious head injury. Please wear your helmet.

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Sorry to hear about your fall. Cobblestones aren't even good for walking.
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