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Offline Slideways

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Humbled, humiliated but able to laugh afterward.
« on: April 13, 2013, 06:04:55 pm »
Great ride up a great road in SoCal's Santa Monica Mountains (up Mulholland) this morning. There was a major bicycle ride taking place and I saw many riders I know including the bunch I work with. I attemped a u-turn on a 3% hill but couldn't make it in one move so I stopped and as I started to push the bike back, well you guessed it. As it started over I remembered what a friend had said a long time ago about big heavy bikes, "When they start to go over you might slow it down but you ain't gonna save it." There it is in the middle of the road on it's side. This is when I also remembered a You Tube video wherein a women showed you how to pick up a big bike without slipping a disc. Her mentod worked really well and the bike was up moments after it hit the deck. This all took place right in front of a photographer who shoots pictures at this spot every weekend (Rock Store Photos). So of course he is snapping pictures and my bicycle buddies are riding back to see if I am okay. Why am I able to smile? Because the Canyon Cages are the only things to get a scratch! Can hardly wait for the pictures to appear on website.
If it can't be fixed with a hammer you can sure as hell teach it a lesson.
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Re: Humbled, humiliated but able to laugh afterward.
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 06:51:27 am »
Dropped her right in front of all those folks eh? Sorry 'bout that.



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Re: Humbled, humiliated but able to laugh afterward.
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 07:08:38 am »
 :rotflmao: .........no seriously...... :rotflmao:
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Re: Humbled, humiliated but able to laugh afterward.
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 09:49:55 am »
DOH!!! Glad to hear the canyon cages worked as expected. Do you also have the small rear guards from MCE?

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Re: Humbled, humiliated but able to laugh afterward.
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 05:13:20 pm »
Yes, front and rear bars.

I looked today and Paul took pity on me and did not post the pictures.....
If it can't be fixed with a hammer you can sure as hell teach it a lesson.
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Re: Humbled, humiliated but able to laugh afterward.
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2013, 06:45:41 pm »
I stopped being embarrassed about dropping / dumping my bikes years ago.  It happens.

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Re: Humbled, humiliated but able to laugh afterward.
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2013, 07:40:15 pm »
But you know we want pictures right?

Edit: I am glad you are ok and did not drop'r on your foot like I did with my last bike doing what sounds like the exact same thing. I wish I would of taken pictures of that, I would post'm for ya.  :)

« Last Edit: April 15, 2013, 08:33:33 pm by Gumby »

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Re: Humbled, humiliated but able to laugh afterward.
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2013, 07:42:25 pm »
Pichers!!?? Ok, count me in for a thread with Pitchers!  ;)

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Re: Humbled, humiliated but able to laugh afterward.
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2013, 07:43:44 pm »
In sequence as it happened would be nice. Not asking for too much, are we? ;) ;)
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Re: Humbled, humiliated but able to laugh afterward.
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2013, 09:15:22 am »
...as I said Paul of Rock Store Photos took pity on me and has not posted the pics of my Connie on her side in the middle of Mulholland, and guess what, I ain't gonna argue with him.  ;)
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Re: Humbled, humiliated but able to laugh afterward.
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2013, 09:34:00 am »
Let's see. Paul, Rock Store Photos, Mulholland. Anybody got a phone #?  ;D
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Re: Humbled, humiliated but able to laugh afterward.
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2013, 09:37:25 am »
Let's see. Paul, Rock Store Photos, Mulholland. Anybody got a phone #?  ;D


http://www.rockstorephotos.com/

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Re: Humbled, humiliated but able to laugh afterward.
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2013, 09:55:14 am »
...as I said Paul of Rock Store Photos took pity on me and has not posted the pics of my Connie on her side in the middle of Mulholland, and guess what, I ain't gonna argue with him.  ;)
Well, it must not have happened ;)

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Re: Humbled, humiliated but able to laugh afterward.
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2013, 11:43:27 am »
Noticed something in one of the photos Paul did post of me. It's the 'after' shot and if you look real close at the Canyon Cages front and rear you can see the scuffs from the tip over.

http://shop.rockstorephotos.com/p825697621/h5baf448c#h5baf448c
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Re: Humbled, humiliated but able to laugh afterward.
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2013, 11:54:46 am »
Take a Sharpie to it.  ;D

In picture 113 on that site it looks like the left Canyon Cage has a small scuff on it as well.

It is great to know these things do the job they were built for.  :thumbs: