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Bitten By Dog Friday, Crash Today what next my rambling rant(16 posts)

Bitten By Dog Friday, Crash Today what next my rambling rantabicirider
Aug 26, 2002 4:34 PM
I felt so fortunate haven't had any crashes or real bad incidents in Racing or Training over the last 1.5 years all came to an end Friday. Coming up my last little hill before home Hear a dog barking really don't pay much attention next thing I feel somithing clamping down on my Right calf more of a shox than anything. The best (worst) part is to come I park in a church parking lot got back and I was bleeding pretty good there was the minister in the parking lot I asked him if I could borrow a phone to call animal control (was kinda worried about rabies especially here in North Carolina) Anyways he say sure come on inside the church and you can use the phone From here it gets sad here is this minister and its baptist not even catholic and he starts asking questions about whta do you wear under the shorts on and on then he says how to you feel about gays right there I said wow I think you got the wrong person I will go find a phone elsewhere. So I got the hell out of there God sakes I'm 40 years old just futhers me strenght that churchs here are nothing but a farse and in it for the money its a business. Well enough I could go on and on. Anyways Saturday and Sunday rides no problem. Then today decided to ride the surly fixed gear first time since Feb. Kept reminding myself keep pedaling don't coast can't coast kept saying that well about 15k from home there is another place where I have problems with a dog coming after me (boxer pitbull he is fast) sure enough he was out there today and the damn mexican owners just ignore him coming after me well got rid of him up the road another 5k is an intersection where a sheriff sits alot of times I was hoping he was there today and he was was going to tell him about the pitbull. I'm only about 200 yds from the intersection I doing about 20 on the fixed gear for some reason i lost thought and guess I stopped pedaling for a moment next thing I know I'm hitting the asphalt right over the bars. Lucky there were very few people in the intersection But you talk about feeling like a complete dork try to very gracefully pick myself up and get on my way nothing but roadrash down my whole left side people looking at me like what in the hell.
Anyways enough rambling.
Just remember if you guys, gals are going to try a fixed gear this fall you can't coast you have to plan ahead stop signs RR tracks long steep downhills you have to keep on turning the cranks or you will end up on the asphalt.
Hope you all had a better 4 days than me.

Ray Still
Mooresville, NC
Are you serious about the priest hitting on you?? (nm)taar44
Aug 26, 2002 5:22 PM
LOL. I think the next line was "would you like to see..."kenyee
Aug 26, 2002 6:05 PM
"our 'rectory'".

Actually where one of the MA priests brought a kid. The "rectory" had a wife couldn't figure out why I was laughing. Yeah, I'm sick and not all priests are bad, but it sounded like some weird Austin Powers skit :-)
Aug 26, 2002 5:34 PM
To answer the minister's question I think I would've told him either a "condom" or womens panties to see his reaction. But hey, that's just me the perpetual prankster. You did the right thing by getting out of there.

That really sucks about the dogs causing your wrecks. There really are laws about that. I'd let the Sheriff know - the dogs will come after bikes again and again. No one else needs to wreck or get bitten. We get hassled sometimes and when we get home we just make a phone call. The owners like to give you a bunch of crap, make you feel guilty and pretend that it's your problem, but if they're not going to be responsible I don't have time for their games.

Got a neighbor who thinks that it's OK for her horses, ponies, goats, dogs, chickens, and kids (with a motorcycle) to wander all over the neighborhood cutting a swath of destruction. In her eyes fences are cruel and free fertilizer is her gift to us. Now we're the jerks for calling the county and so are the people whose cars hit the animals wandering around in the road. Today we got a picture of her goats up on the roof of her house - can't wait for the rains. Love me - love my animals. Freakin' Beverly Hillbillies!! I'm going to start taking the chickens out with the pellet gun and quietly bury them.
lmao. what a reaction that would be...fbg111
Aug 27, 2002 3:05 AM
Wouldn't it be easier to choke the chickens. nmbnlkid
Aug 27, 2002 5:34 AM
atleast your campy pedals are working, right?ishmael
Aug 26, 2002 6:07 PM
I get bucked from my fixy every once in awhile, been awhile as of right now, but I've never been thrown off. It hops and I remember in a split second and then I keep going. It's like someone crept up behind me and said "boo!"

I love religious freaks. I once had a zelot on the phone(got the number off the tv) praying with me to get a good grade on my philosophy exam. She said I would still have to study though, so whats the point.
re: Bitten By Dog Friday, Crash Today what next my rambling rantfbg111
Aug 27, 2002 3:09 AM
lol. I live in NC too, but luckily my church lets priests and ministers marry, so we've never had these fcuked up suppressed wackjobs to deal with. I don't go much anyway, but at least it's nice knowing the peeps running the show are more or less normal...
That was a bad, bad dayLeroy
Aug 27, 2002 3:18 AM
It's one thing to get converted, but turned out by a minister? a bad bite and a crash. They run in threes. You'll be ok for a while. Wear a helmet, shin guards, and a cup from now on. ;)

Dave Loving
SolutionCaptain Morgan
Aug 27, 2002 5:40 AM
Just use pepper spray, and he'll never come after you again. You might want to use it on the dog, too.
re: "damn mexican owners"???cyclejim
Aug 27, 2002 5:50 AM
Dude, I was reading through your story and at first I thought well he just likes to ramble, no biggie.... and then I saw that comment and I decided I just don't like you at all.
re: "damn mexican owners"???mahoneyjoe
Aug 27, 2002 7:31 AM
re: "damn mexican owners"???jtolleson
Aug 27, 2002 7:58 AM
double ditto. And that kind of bias makes me question the validity of your perceptions on a number of issues in the rant.
Okay, That's It! A Lifetime Ban From Chi-Chi's and Taco Bell...Gregory Taylor
Aug 27, 2002 8:04 AM
Those "damn mexican owners" are probably thinking "stupid bleeding bike rider who bothers my dog..."
'Churches are a farse', etc.Steve_0
Aug 27, 2002 7:38 AM
I've seen plenty of 'under the shorts' questions on this very board, yet noone goes running around demonstrating their homophobia over it.

Besides that even if he WAS hitting on you, Baptist ministers do not vow chastity.

And yes, you do need to keep pedaling on a FG.
Ray..Ray my son..Marcocyclo
Aug 27, 2002 8:25 AM
gosh...if anyone/thing disappoints you from an organization then you are saying that the whole org is a farse or something?

I think fixed gears are probably on your list now too.

how about some intellectual honesty when you trash a race, group or organization!! if i were you i would have asked that minister what were his intentions before jumping to those conclusions.