Bike Crash !!

As a young man, I took a six week bike tour in (mostly) Germany in the early 1980’s (any earlier and it would have been the 70’s)

I had a bike crash similar to the one above.

Two of us had spent the better part of the day at a wonderful topless beach on the Danish island of Bornholm.  What a day that was !!!!  I was quite the shy and introverted young man and I remember the first day we had gone to this beach with the full crew of our tour, we saw a pack of young ladies a hundred yards down the beach that were probably our ages (16-22) and they were all topless.  I said out loud “This is going to be kind of awkward for me to walk past them.”  Well, that point became moot as the pack of ladies then proceeded to run towards us and then past us.

The next day was bright and sunny and my best mate decided that we had not had enough of beach and that’s what we decided to do for the day (FYI it was a Sunday, I remember that for a reason ahead).  The beach was maybe 25 kilometers away so it was a fairly quick trip there. We shared turns at drafting off each other.

The day at the beach was rather remarkable.  Fantastic sand beach, very pretty topless ladies and some how I ended up being naked in the Baltic Sea.  We ran into some other Americans and chatted them up for a bit and made some conversation with the Danes.  Fun times.

Just before 4 pm we decided to go, we’d been there for about 4 hours and had the trip back to get to supper in time.  Off we went.  We had gone about 5 kilometers and I was in second place.  What happened is literally etched into my brain.  I can picture it perfectly as if I were going through it again !!

My front tire was a half a foot away from the lead’s rear tire and we were going about 20 mph.  Here comes the mental replay !!  I can see his back tire slow down and my front tire went past his by maybe two inches.  He drifted left before I could pull back and the two tires met.  His tire was applying pressure to the left and my tire was applying pressure to the right.  He then sped back up and when the tires slipped apart, my tire snapped to the right and folded in half like a potato chip.

I went down hard on my right scapula, bounced, and did almost another flip.  I might have gotten lucky with the fact that my feet were in my toe clips and that kept my legs from splaying out and really got lucky that I didn’t crack my head on the pavement.  I immediately stood up, saw the bent rim, popped the quick relapse screamed at the top of my lungs and flung the wheel over a fence into a field about 20 yards away.  By that time my friend had circled back and saw me fling the wheel.

“Shit !!!! I’m going to need that to get back!!”

Now it gets funny.

Up pulls a gang of very large Germans riding mopeds wearing skid suits.  It was all I could do to not laugh.  10 pounds of stuff in a 5 pound bag ! They saw me crash and were checking to see if I was all right.  I assured them I was, and they continued on.

My buddy checked me out and all I had was an asphalt scrape on my scapula and the same on my right thigh.  No serious damage except I knew when we got back, the adult in charge of our group would immediately douse me with hydrogen peroxide to clean the wounds.  When we did get back I had on a T-shirt on so he could not see that and only got my leg.

I climbed over the fence and retrieved my wheel.  It was folded in about a 30 degree angle.  The tire was fine, you would have expected it to have come of the rim.  We spent about 15 minutes jumping on the rim to get it back into shape and back on my bike.  Even with taking my front brakes off, the tire wobbled so much it slapped each fork as I rode.

Obviously we could not make great speed getting back, but under the circumstances, did all right.

The big problem was that we were to catch the early ferry to get back to the mainland.  This was Sunday afternoon and most everything was closed.  The good news was that our host had a friend that owned a bike shop in town and he was able to open up and get me set up with a new tire.  And he would not accept any kind of payment !!  Great guy.

It was not a great replacement tire, but we only had 4-5 days to go so I made the best of it.

 

Our biking crew in front of a Danish sex shop.

This is not what it looks like:

 

 

 

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Some Things Are Just Hard To Get Rid Of…….

I’ve reorganized my supplies with other containers, and I have these coffee cans left.

Coffee cans are a staple and mainstay of basement/garage/shop organization.

I haven’t bought a can of coffee in forever and I don’t know if they even make metal ones anymore.

These are not needed by me, but I can’t just get rid of them !!!!

30 years ago I packed a large metal coffee can with 4th of July sparklers and buried it in the dirt up to the lip.  after I lit it, there was no can left and I think they could see the flames from the space station.

Note to self:  Buy sparklers

“GUNS AND COVID — BOTH MURDER WEAPONS”

GUNS AND COVID — BOTH MURDER WEAPONS

I don’t know why, but the “WordPress Reader” function usually pops up leftwing drivel and tripe for me to read.  Sometimes it comical, sometimes silly and this time, nonsense.

Now, I rarely ever enter into intelligent, rational, fact filled discussions with leftists because they are dishonest and no amount of facts can change their minds.

BUT !!!

I sometime do just because there may be a third party watching and listening that may be persuaded by reality and facts.

So, let us begin………………….

If I owned a retail establishment (a ‘store’, for any Republicans who might be reading), I would be well within my rights to impose and enforce a ban on guns in my business. I would have a sign on all entrances stating my ‘no gun’ policy and anyone caught bringing a gun into my place would be given a lifetime ban. No exceptions. Why? Because guns kill, because guns are dangerous even in the most well-trained hands. Because I don’t want to have to hire a crew to clean the blood stains off of my walls. Murder, by the way, is against the law here in the U.S. So, if you brought a gun into my establishment, lost your temper with, say somebody who accidentally jostled you, and you shot them … you would go to prison.

I absolutely without hesitation agree that if you don’t want gun carriers in you place of business, that’s your right to do so.  You should also know that when gun carriers see your “No Gun” sign, they go somewhere else to do their business.  It’s not like they go home without getting what they wanted.  It’s your right, but it’s a poor business decision.

The fear that you think that legal gun owners are just going to whip out their firearms cuz they wuz disrespected is ignorance and nonsense.

 

So now we have another lethal weapon in the public arsenal, this one less obvious at a glance than a bulky gun: COVID. Covid is a lethal killer … to date, 4.5 million people worldwide have died of this disease since its inception and there is no sign that it is slowing down in too many places, most notably parts of the U.S. So, again, I would be well within my rights to refuse entry to my place of business to anyone not vaccinated and not wearing a mask – the only two tools in our toolbox to fight this killer.

No, 4.5 million people have not did BECAUSE of the China Wuhan Virus.

In Colorado, They’re Counting Gun Shot Fatalities as COVID Deaths

That’s just one of many example that we know about.  I’ve gone through the Cook County ME China Wuhan Virus deaths and it includes drug overdoses.

Just as a quick and simple example, how flu deaths have their been in the past year?

You do know that hospitals get a federal premium to handle China Wuhan cases.  Don’t think for a second that there are at least some that are ticking that box for the extra money.

Take a look at the graph below and some points:

Note that the grey area is 2019-2020 flu season and the fact that as soon as WUHAN was screamed, flu disappeared.

Also please note that the 2020-2021 flu season is that little tiny blue dot on the lower left. NOT POSSIBLE !!!!!!

Accept the fact that we are being lied to.

 

If you wish to visit my store, you will show valid proof of vaccination AND you will wear a mask.

Have you really thought that out?  How much payroll are you going to allocate to your “VAX/Mask patrol?”  Also, long do you plan on doing that for? Forever?

Do you really want to go down that slippery slope of businesses’ serving or not serving on a medical condition that they choose?  Change “Vax Status” to “HIV Status” and see how far that goes.

Today, the vaccine has been widely available and free for a number of months, and this week received full FDA approval, so there is NO remaining excuse for anybody to continue to shun the vaccine. But if you do, be advised that you, too, will be shunned by good people of conscience.

Sorry, but it seems that you haven’t read the details.  The FDA approved a future “vaccine” and are still allowing the Emergency Use Authorization for the current jabs.

It seems to me that, Covid being every bit as lethal, though not as obvious, as a gun, then it should be restricted in the same way … that … oh wait, we don’t restrict guns, either do we? But seriously, folks … the person who refuses to be vaccinated, who refuses to wear a mask in public, is every bit as much a murderer in my book as the person who pulls a gun in a crowded movie theater. Consider the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally earlier this month. According to NBC News …

Nope, the China Wuhan Virus is nowhere near as lethal as a gun.  Survival rate of the current “Delta” variant is 99.997%.  Guns are far more lethal.

NBC is not news, they are story tellers and are only involved in spreading Democrat propaganda.

What about Lollapalooza, the “We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert”, the Obama unmasked birthday bash.

The media is not news:

The CDC announced (quietly if YOU haven’t heard about it) that they will no longer allow the FDA EUA of the CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel at the end of 2021.  Why?  Because it is 90% useless for determining a China Wuhan Virus case.  Which means “testing  positive” is the most meaningless metric in the history of our planet.

I don’t think you understand what “murder” means/is.

Murder, as it happens, IS illegal. If you intentionally place your unvaccinated, unmasked self into a group of people, you are potentially committing murder. You may be murdering a two-year-old child or an elderly woman like myself. You may be murdering a schoolteacher or a nurse. It’s a game of Russian roulette and I’M TIRED OF IT!

Again,  I don’t think you understand what “murder” means/is.

Since asymptomatic spread by unvaccinated people is close to zero.

FYI, less that 350 0-17 year olds have been reported as dying WITH the China Wuhan Virus.  Kind of strange that 21,000 people work for the CDC and they haven’t bothered to find out how many of those deaths were OF, not WITH the China Wuhan Virus.  Two year olds don’t seem to be much at risk.

It seems to me that there should be a nation-wide mandate for both the vaccine and masks. Anybody caught not obeying … there is plenty of jail space. We could whip Covid in this country in a matter of weeks if EVERYONE did their part … a really simple part, actually. But no, there are 30% – 40% of the people in this nation who aren’t particularly smart, aren’t at all compassionate, but rather are greedy, selfish bastards.

Yep, jail people for refusing a experimental medical treatment that does NOT protect them from a disease that has a 99.7% survival or for not wearing a mask that has zero evidence of making a difference.  Most liberals are tyrants when given the chance.

The China Wuhan Virus is in our population and will be forever. The best we can do is learn how to live with it.  There is NOTHING if our daily lives that does not involve risk.

I no longer feel sorry for the people that have spent the last 20 months listening to and believing the Democrat fear porn and lies. without having an iota of intellectual curiosity.

I feel anger and disgust at the abject damage they are doing for the future..