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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

Unfortunately, I Really Am That Nerdy

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*gzzzzz* *SPOINK* "oh SHIT!!!!"
a look of abject horror, yikes
The subject line is the sound of a bicycle's brakes failing while going downhill.

At least only the rear brakes failed, so I could come to a crashing halt on the front brakes in time to avoid hitting the bitch on a cell phone standing there staring at me and making no effort to get the fuck out of my way. Apparently, my yelling "oh shit, NO BRAKES" didn't get the idea across.

So I am now without a working bicycle until the weekend, when I'll be able to haul it to the local bike repair shop. It's not too terribly long, but it's still an irritating thing to have happen.

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Oh my. I hope that "crashing halt" wasn't quite literal.

"Crashing halt" was literal. I'm not hurt, however, because grass is soft; I swerved off the path immediately and took the softest fall I could, because I otherwise had no way to stop in time. I actually jumped clear of the bike and didn't "fall" at all. But "crash" is a good description of the sound, anyway.

So what did the girl on the cell phone do? Did she even notice what she caused? Or apologize?

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I know how to land, and (as you might have figured out from the brakes falling apart while in use) I don't care that much about the well-being of the bicycle. Unfortunately, she'd probably sue, and for good reason. Damn it, why can't it be legal to run over cell phone asshats?

Ouchies...glad to hear you weren't hurt from that. And I have to agree with Willow about running the person over, but that's just me.

Glad to hear you're OK - but question: why not pull a Fred Flintstone?

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