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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:54 AM
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Some idiot in a minivan nearly killed me (You guys almost got lucky)
I was just enjoying a pleasant bike ride through peaceful and pastoral Midlothian Virginia.

All of a sudden some poorly attached magnet on the back of some cretin's Chrysler Minivan flew off and hit me in the face.

It not only left a nasty bruise but I was smoking at the time and it knocked my lit cigarette down my throat.

Have you ever experienced burning embers in your esophagus?

This is a very bad day.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:55 AM
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1. Probably some drunk
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:56 AM
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2. That cigarette saved your life.
Your burning esophagus distracted you just enough to prevent you from going into shock over the horror of the situation.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:59 AM
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3. That was you? Shit. If I would have known, I would have run you over.
You know, favor to the world and all that.


:rofl:
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:12 AM
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5. The world would enjoy seeing you in one of those Prison exploitation movies
:toast:

Of course I'm not sure if killing cyclists is actually against the law where you live
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:01 AM
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4. This is what happens
When you drink and bike...slowed reflexes.. :hide:
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:38 AM
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8. I gave up on drunk biking when I learned that concrete isn't good for breaking falls
I also found out that ambulance rides are a lot more expensive than cab fare (Seriously, unfortunately)
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Indi Guy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:32 AM
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6. Maybe it's God's way of telling you not to smoke while biking???
:shrug: ;)
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Symarip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:38 AM
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7. It's a Festivus miracle
Rejoice!
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:06 AM
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9. There would be a lot more rejoicing if Midlo had better aim
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