Tag Archives: Safety

Shot at with a pellet gun

A friend of mine sent me this email today. It seems that aside from the usual dangers we face while cycling, there is no end to what people think off to up the danger level just a bit. Thankfully, in … Continue reading

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Week #2 without a ride…

I probably couldn’t have timed my crash better if I wanted to. After all, I get daily cycling excitement in HD from the Tour de France, and let me tell you this is a good thing. Being on Twitter (gtratter) … Continue reading

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'April' is back

It is funny how some time apart can make your heart grow fonder – it is a happy day – I picked up April from the LBS and she has a clean bill of health. It is hard to describe … Continue reading

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‘April’ is back

It is funny how some time apart can make your heart grow fonder – it is a happy day – I picked up April from the LBS and she has a clean bill of health. It is hard to describe … Continue reading

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One week after the crash

Warning: at the end of this post is a slide show with some injury images – do NOT scroll down if such images make you queazy. It has been a rough week following my crash last Saturday, and I am … Continue reading

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Going down hard

Saturday, July 11, 2009 is a day I will not forget very soon. I went down hard and the image in my minds eye how it happened is very vivid. In retrospect there are some lessons to be learned and … Continue reading

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Pain in the butt

Yes, and I am not kidding, no buns intended (oops, that’s puns)! My last two rides have not been enjoyable, at least not when going longer than a couple of hours. For some reason a very strange pain comes on … Continue reading

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