I wrecked my nicest bike :-(

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Sarge, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Sarge

    Sarge Enthusiast

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    Tuesday I was heading home from school. I was accelerating and looked down momentarily. I think I swerved and went into a stationary object - a car.

    My bike frame is ruined. The head tube and the fork are both seriously bent, and I think I busted some of the lights.

    Thankfully, most of the components are ok as is the saddle. I think I can build another one.

    Oh, and I also broke the back window of the car with my head and had to go to the ER in an ambulance and spend the night in the hospital and get stitches. They said I might have had a slight concussion.

    But my bike :(
     
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  3. myangel52

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    I am glad that you are mostly okay, but sorry to hear about the bike.
     
  4. mmswm

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    Sorry about the bike :(. Glad you're pretty much okay though.
     
  5. TeacherGroupie

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    Hugs, Sarge.
     
  6. Ms. I

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    What a bummer!
     
  7. fast chalk

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    :( I´m so sorry.
    Thanks God You are ok.
    hugs
     
  8. Kangaroo22

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    I'm glad that you're doing okay, Sarge, but sorry to hear about your bike.
     
  9. K1teach

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    I am glad you are ok, but I am sorry about your bike!!
     
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    Oh goodness. I hope you will feel better soon. We all know you love your bikes! Take it easy.
     
  11. MrsC

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    I'm so sorry, Sarge! I know only too well the attachment men have to their bikes!:p At least some parts can be salvaged and you can rest easy in the fact that the nasty car that wrecked your bike didn't get off too easily! :lol:

    Take care of that concussion!
     
  12. SmallTownGirl

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    Oh my goodness Sarge I just realized that you work at my school!!! haha! :)
    Your bike is pretty bad though....
     
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    Oh, Sarge, I'm sorry that happened to you! Just think of all the quality garage time you'll get to spend lovingly building a new bike though...does that help?? :D
     
  14. Mrs. K.

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    Take care, Sarge - the bike is replaceable, but you're not. Two years ago we lost one of our math teachers who was hit by a car as he was biking to school. He was a great guy.
     
  15. Jem

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    I told DH that you elaborated on AZ (we were wondering about the cryptic Facebook statuses) and his reply was 'Now he has a great excuse to get a new bike.'

    I think I'll send him out to you to help you shop. No need sending him back.
     
  16. Rebel1

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    Sarge,
    You take GREAT care and I hope you're feeling better.
    Remember you still OWE ME some MONEY!
    You don't remember?;)
    Rebel1
     
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    Oh no!!! Hate it for ya! Take care, get plenty of rest, spend some time in the hot tub.

    I'm so sorry this happened.
     
  18. Blue

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    I am so sorry for the loss of your bike. Take care and recover.
     
  19. scmom

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    I am so sorry but you are more important than your bike. I went over the bars of my bike many years ago and ended up unconscious on the side of the rode (pre helmet days). Nobody even stopped and I woke up and carried my bent up bike home. I woke up my mother who started screaming because I was covered in blood - you know facial cuts. I am very happy you weren't hurt more seriously.
     
  20. Ross

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    I feel your pain. If anything happened to my Cannondale I would be devastated.
     
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    I'm so glad you weren't more seriously injured!
     
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    Sarge,

    I am sorry that your bike was damaged, but glad that you're ok. I hope that you get your bike up and running soon.
     
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    Glad to hear you're mostly OK, Sarge.

    So sorry about the bike!!
     
  24. Sarge

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    I recovered it yesterday. The frame is bent in two places, but amazingly, the front wheel is still true and round. The tire isn't even flat.
     
  25. Rebel1

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    I hope you are feeling much better.
    Rebel1
     
  26. teacherintexas

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    I'm glad you were not hurt as badly as you could have been! And sorry about your bike too.
     

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