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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-01-2018, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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I went down today

It had just rained but I wanted to take the bike to the store. I've ridden in the rain and after rain storms plenty and never had any issues. Today I hit the decel lane and went to turn into the parking lot and the back wheel felt like it hit glare ice. It went right out from under me and before I knew what was happening, my ass was on the pavement. The guy in the van behind me stopped and so did the lady in front of me. They both thought I was ready to go to the ER. No injuries outside of a little road rash on my elbow. Somehow it ripped a $500 Saddlemen seat right off the fender. Musta been a sheen of oil on that wet pavement but I looked at it pretty closely. It just looked like normal road pavement to me. I wasn't doing much over 5 mph. I still don't know what happened. That's the first time my Michelin's failed to hold the road.

I lost my job at the bank the other day. A lady came to my window and asked me to check her balance so I pushed her down.
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Glad to hear you are ok and damn the seat
It can be replaced
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Also glad to hear you're OK, and it wasn't any worse. I don't do rain well at all either.




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Well, that sucks! I'm glad that you're OK though. Grab yourself two beers, one for the road rash and one to drink.

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No one likes hearing this.
Glad you're ok.

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Glad your OK man. It brings us all into a little more focus reading that. Thanks for sharing.
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Glad to hear you’re ok. Sux about the seat, but that’s fixable. One angel down and eight more to go.



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Glad to hear you’re ok. Sux about the seat, but that’s fixable. One angel down and eight more to go.
Wait, what?
There's a limit?
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glad you're ok...hope the seat is fixable...if not...still came out of this way ahead. Take care.

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It happens fast. Good thing you're ok.

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