Re: [rootsradicals] How to get a big heavy bike up the hill
- Yes, I've definitely noticed the slickness of paint (turn arrows,
pedistrian crossing, lane indicators) when on a motorbike! The paint
can raise the level of the road enough to catch a bicycle wheel.
As for laying in a ditch upside-down, it is rather drastic instant
feedback of having done something wrong!
who well knows that we tend to be much more lucky than smart!
Mark Garvey wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 1:25 AM, Cara Lin Bridgman--
> <cara.lin@... <mailto:cara.lin@...>> wrote:
> I had a really interesting near wipe-out this week when my rear wheel
> skidded on a painted turn arrow.
> Um...yeah....those suckers are slippery! any paint on the pavement will
> be much more likely to dump you in the rain. Even in normal
> conditions. Maybe it is more noticeable on motorcycles or something,
> but I make it a habit to pull the bike upright on any painted bit on the
> road. Motorcycle OR bicycle.
> My boss has a T shirt that says, "If you are laying in the ditch upside
> down, you have just done something wrong!"
> He received it as a present from an "admirer" after he found himself
> upside down in a ditch one morning!
> "I just like to blow things up!"
> Papa Balloon
Cara Lin Bridgman cara.lin@...
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