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Lesson learned....(8 posts)

Lesson learned....harryHaller
Jun 18, 2003 9:41 AM
I was taking a leisurely ride across campus during rush hour today - heading to the vodeostore to return some videos.

Making a left onto a majorly crowded street with lunch pedestrians everywhere I felt a tug on my right leg.

Next thing I heard was a rrrrrrrrip - all while dodging cars and pedestrians scutting across the street.

I am attaching a pic of my bike(it is now green) and of the damage.

Could of been
b MUCH
worse so i am thankful that only my drawers were sacrificed.
more Lesson learned....harryHaller
Jun 18, 2003 9:42 AM
more of the damage...
more Lesson learned....the culpritharryHaller
Jun 18, 2003 9:45 AM
moral of the sory is to cuff those pants when riding the fix.

im now having visions of my laces getting caught in the crants
laces? on tevas?Steve_0
Jun 18, 2003 11:14 AM
i often ride in sandles too. When I'm 'serious', i use the bikeshoes with laces covered by velcro.

When I ride in the chucks or the Doc Martins, though, I keep re-knotting (quadruple knot? Quintuple knot?) until I'm comfortable the loops are short enough. Always been a fear of mine.
One mean dog! and he looks so nice and calm nmPdxMark
Jun 18, 2003 11:50 AM
Yeah, but look what his teeth can do! -nmTig
Jun 19, 2003 6:08 AM
re: Lesson learned....ukiahb
Jun 19, 2003 8:42 PM
yikes!...thanks much for the warning. I also ride my fixie around town in street clothes and shoes sometimes, no mishaps yet, but I'll be more careful in the future.
re: Lesson learned....Trevo
Jun 20, 2003 7:37 AM
I always roll up my pants, both sides even when I ride.