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Old 12-24-2008, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default A Holiday Lowside

T'was the day before Christmas
When out for a ride,
Klazy Ken and his bike,
Took a classic lowside.

After riding with Mike,
He was on his way home.
He came 'round a corner,
And found he wasn't alone.

Off the pavement he rode
In a desperate attempt,
To avoid a big crash,
That he knew he'd lament.

Avoiding the blockade,
He made his mistake.
Pushing back onto the pavement,
Came his really bad break.

The front tire went slipping,
From the sharp steering action.
From the rear came no help,
For the wet grass had no traction.

The bike and it's pilot,
Flew into the weeds.
Scraping and sliding,
Even now he still bleeds.

He had no helment,
No jacket, no glove.
Only tee-shirt and jeans,
And help from Above.

For though his shirt was ripped,
And his elbow still stings,
His cycle was unbroken,
The most amazing of things.

The Vstrom was safe,
In it's storage unit home
Klazy Ken was pedaling,
His bicycle, alone.

So remember us all,
On this wet Christmas Eve,
At a few miles per hour,
We must not sneeze.

For without a motor,
Disk brakes or tranny,
Two wheels can still bust you,
Like a crabby old Granny.
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:36 PM   #2
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Those dam ned bicycles are dangerous. Glad you are (more or less) ok! And get a helmet, ya dork!
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:47 PM   #3
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I think we need a National Bicycle Control Policy.
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:15 AM   #4
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I think we need a National Bicycle Control Policy.
Not until we have a multi-year, multi-agency study on the cause of bicycle accidents which includes representatives of the various stakeholders in the bicycle industry: the DOT, the insurance industry, the manufacturers, the suppliers and dealers. Just don't ask the riders.
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:34 AM   #5
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Not until we have a multi-year, multi-agency study on the cause of bicycle accidents which includes representatives of the various stakeholders in the bicycle industry: the DOT, the insurance industry, the manufacturers, the suppliers and dealers. Just don't ask the riders.
And don't forget to include the funding for three bridges in the desert, 5 National Wildlife Reserves between San Fransisco and Hawaii, $2billion for braille airplane control panels and a far ranging fact finding mission for Congress to observe bicycle use at Monaco and Bangkok.
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:06 AM   #6
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It appears the old price/performance ratio just went into the shytter.
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:29 AM   #7
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It's good for the soul to hit the turf once in a while just to remind us how much it hurts. I bit one over the summer on my bike and it reminded me not to fall down often because it is painful!
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Old 12-25-2008, 08:45 AM   #8
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Bicycles are dangerous I tell you!! Did I ever tell ya' about the time I faceplanted on a storm drain checkin' out a naughty hotty?... I did?...well yeah so anyway it still hurt....how 'bout the time I ate a bunch of mushrooms and drank a bunch of Sangria and ass-ended a parked car?...the owner wanted to kick my butt 'cept his car had already done the job for him....

Glad you're still kickin' Ken, them bike's 'll get you every time!
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:08 PM   #9
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We can only thank God there wasn't any sticks lyin' across the path...........
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:34 AM   #10
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It's good for the soul to hit the turf once in a while just to remind us how much it hurts. I bit one over the summer on my bike and it reminded me not to fall down often because it is painful!
You are so right. As I was sliding across the pavement it felt just like the big wreck I had on the Shovelhead. No where near the quantity of skin left on the pavement, but I do have some nice scabs...

I am keeping my committment to wearing the helmet on the motorcycle since Kenneth's Mom died. And my Icon bike jeans and mesh armor jacket 80% of the time. I truly hate the helmet; but I figure when he's off to college I can ride without again, if it's still legal.
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