Smartie's Bar & Grill #75

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  1. Thought Criminal

    Thought Criminal Well-Known Member Donor

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    Since further details, of my crash, appear to be necessary...

    After four decades of using toe clips, I joined the clipless revolution.

    I came upon Gomer, jogging along one edge of the trail and the dog trotting down the other edge. So, I just followed along, at a respectful distance, for a mile or so. When Gomer and the dog pulled off the trail, I saw my chance to go past. As I approached, the dog came running at me.

    I stopped, while frantically pulling my feet up and back, as I've done for years. That motion doesn't work with clipless pedals. So I, and the bike, slowly teetered over onto our side.

    Arte Johnson would be proud.
     
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    Wrecked a motorbike once... the dog had completely crossed the street and as I approached it ran back into the street stood sideways and got pegged in the middle, must a broke it's back.. I got a little road rash, the dog's owners ran out concerned for their dog while the human lay in the road, some neighbors came to my first aid.
     
  3. ToddWB

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    did they come to your aid.. or just keep their dog at bay?
     
  4. Thought Criminal

    Thought Criminal Well-Known Member Donor

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    I didn't need, or want, any help. I'm happy that they just stayed away.

    Sorry to hear that you crashed, like that. It's good that it wasn't any worse.
     
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    daisydotell Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    My dog would have been there checking everything to make sure all was well. It would have been an in your face moment.
     
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    it was more than 40 years ago.. I kinds got over it (probably after I got my bike started LOL )
     
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    Falling off a bike can make you feel so clumsy even if it wasn’t your fault. We were out bike riding and my husbands secretary pulled up to talked to him, he stopped too fast for me to stop and the road met me as I went down. Feeling foolish was all the injury I received thank goodness.
     
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    It's Fall Rod Run!!

     
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    Thought Criminal Well-Known Member Donor

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    Where are you?

    C'mon man! I really, really want to hear more about how evil I am, and how I don't have any right to exist.
     
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    calm down man ... I didn't mean it to come off as a personal attack ... I just see too many cyclists that just don't care about hikers where I'm at ... and yes, I agree that many hikers can be *******s as well ...
     
  11. Thought Criminal

    Thought Criminal Well-Known Member Donor

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    When is a personal attack not a personal attack?

    "When I do it".
     
  12. politicalcenter

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    We have four hummingbirds coming to the feeder now. They are natural born dive bombers. You can hear them when they hit each other.
     
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    Making pickled peppers. Planted fall garden. The seasons they are a changing....
     
  14. Montegriffo

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    I made crab apple and ginger chutney this week.
    First time I've used crab apples and was worried they'd be a bit tart but the usual amount of sugar was enough.
    I had intended to add some elderberries right at the end to give it a bit of colour but they were a bit over ripe. I should have made it a week earlier.
    Sloes next, time for some sloe gin or maybe vodka.
    The sloes look particularly good this year.
     
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    What time do you want us round? :D
    Definitely a good year for Sloes, they're everywhere round here.
     
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    I made sloe tequila last time.
    Was very nice.
    A much better sipping drink than the original tequila.
     
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    Never heard of Sloe tequila, I'll pass this onto my bro, he's really into making stuff from nature.
     
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    I expect brandy would work well too.
    You get to see the colour of the berries best with clear spirits like gin or vodka though.
     
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    I am going to let my garden rest and let the goats feed. Start again in spring. Maybe.
     
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    Takillya is nasty stuff. I got sick once in puked on my car. It took the paint off. Never again.
     
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    I don't think you can blame the Tequila for that one. ;)
     
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    making menudo.. co panzas y patas
     
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    that's stomachs ands hooves (gotta cook 'enm a long time to get them really soft
     
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    I have a major distaste for Tequila and 151 rum. I don't know much about brandy and such. My favorite whisky was Yukon Jack. A very sweet and smooth firewater.
     
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    Always been a fan of agressive platform pedals. When you need to bail, you need to bail.
     
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