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When do you call it quits?(4 posts)

When do you call it quits?slow4now
Oct 9, 2003 6:11 PM
When I used to go sailing alot, I had a rule that I would pack it in after two wrong moves and come back another day. Why I ask is that I have been collecting parts for a bike rack and the postal service managed to lose one of four towers out of a box coming from Texas. Now Fedex has damaged another box that had the crossbars in it coming from Michigan. I am not a overly religious guy, but I am taking this as a sign from somewhere that I shouldnt be putting my bike on top of my car. Does anybody else have any rules about when they pack it in and try another day..
When the vibration kept getting louder...DrPete
Oct 9, 2003 6:17 PM
...and louder, and suddenly I heard a loud "FOOMP!" from the roof. A look in the rear view mirror revealed a semi and several cars swerving to avoid my mountain bike wheel, a then-beautiful Bullseye hub laced to a Mavic 217. I pulled over, and the wheel finally settled on the shoulder, and I threw it in the trunk. The wheel was completely fine, but it had wiggled free from the Yakima wheel fork I was using.

That was 10 years ago, and my front wheel STILL goes in my trunk. Always. :)

DrPete
Had a Ksyrium front wheel do the same.KG 361
Oct 9, 2003 7:56 PM
Off my friend's Thule rack. 65 mph-4 lane road. Dark. We drove about 1/2 mile 'till we realized what had happened. Found it, intact, without even a scratch, off to the side of the road. Our motto is now, "put the wheel in the back of the car!"
re: When do you call it quits?insmanblue
Oct 10, 2003 3:35 PM
I call it a day when a three legged dog starts to run after you and catches you.