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Got rear ended on my bike today for the second time this summer, and broke another wheel. Maybe this is a sign.

 

I've been hit by cars turning or pulling out, but never rear ended. I really just don't even know how that can happen lol. 


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Lays chips (crisps for you nerds across the pond) released four new flavors from their "suggest a flavor" campaign and I've sampled all of them. We have West Coast Truffle Fries, Southern Biscuits and Gravy, New York Reuben Sandwich, and Greektown. The rankings are as follows: Biscuits and Gravy > Reuben Sandwich > Truffle Fries >>>>>>>>> Gyro.

 

Seriously, the biscuits and gravy ones were one of the best chips I've ever had and everyone I work with agreed that it was the best of the four flavors. It's was an even mix between Truffle Fries and Gyro for the worst, but for me it was because the Truffle Fries didn't taste like anything but the Gyro was straight nasty. Anyway. You've heard it from me so now you don't have to torture your taste buds if you want to try them. You're welcome. Get Biscuits and Gravy flavor.

 

Got rear ended on my bike today for the second time this summer, and broke another wheel. Maybe this is a sign.

 

I've been hit by cars turning or pulling out, but never rear ended. I really just don't even know how that can happen lol. 

How exactly did he get rear ended? Does your city not have bike lanes Kalphite?

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Well (a) cars probably go faster than bikes most of the time, (b) cars tailgate like crazy without regard to even other cars sometimes, and © I believe a bike can brake faster than a car...so, if you have to stop suddenly for something, it seems entirely plausible...


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Confession. I never learned how to ride a bike. When I tell people this, it blows them away

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I've passed the D.K.T. (Driver's Knowledge Test) today and have received my learner drivers license. For some reason I feel accomplished because of it.  :rolleyes:

 

Confession. I never learned how to ride a bike. When I tell people this, it blows them away

Wow, that is surprising actually. How come you've never learnt?

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I've passed the D.K.T. (Driver's Knowledge Test) today and have received my learner drivers license. For some reason I feel accomplished because of it. :rolleyes:

 

 

Confession. I never learned how to ride a bike. When I tell people this, it blows them away

Wow, that is surprising actually. How come you've never learnt?

Never wanted to.

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I never learned either. I think my parents wanted me to wear a mouthguard or something for teeth in case I fell and that just didn't seem appealing so I said forget it.


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My dad would get so pissed. He'd always want me to do it and I'd rather play catch so we'd always play catch instead

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You guys missed out. Bikes were like the closet thing you could get to freedom as a child.

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I tried to learn how to ice skate a few times when I was a kid. It didn't go well. Also tried to learn how to ski, which went the exact same way

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Ice skating is easier than roller skating. Turning feels so much simpler with a blade on ice than with wheels.


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So apparently the last DLC for The Witcher 3 is going to be the NG+ patch. Not sure how i feel about this to be honest. I haven't touched TW3 in about a month because i've been waiting for this to happen. I'm afeared i won't be leaving my house when that happens. On a different note, i booked my hotel and bought my ticket for Greece today. Exams in August. Can't wait to get this shit out of the way. I've been procrastinating for like 3 years now.

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Biking every where was an essential part of being a kid where I grew up. It was that or never leave your block. Bit its totally reasonable if you grew up some place real rural I guess.

 

Rollerblading took a while to get down, but I had to learn for hockey at a certain age so I got sufficient at it, but ultimately my hockey skills suffered at my average at best skating ability.

 

Ice skating is hard as shit, I was always garbage.


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I guess I should have clarified that I wasn't rear ended by a car, lol. My roommate and I were biking downtown to get lunch, I stopped when I got onto the sidewalk after crossing the street and he wasn't paying attention and was right behind me and slammed his bike right into my back wheel. Thankfully it was a company bike and I was able to get it fixed at work today.

 

The other time I was hit by a car as I was switching into the left turn lane to turn into my office. I signaled and checked over my shoulder and didnt see any cars so i figured I'd be safe but I was mistaken I guess, same damage. Thankfully I wasn't hurt either time.

 

And yeah honestly I didn't know how to ride a bike before this summer either. Like I had learned when I was 12 but then I completely stopped after I was 13 because my parents were just willing to drive me around until i got my first car. I had completely forgotten how by the time I made it out to California this summer but I had to teach myself quickly because I don't have a car out here and its my only easy way to get to work / stores / anywhere not across the street. Its a lot easier to learn as an adult though lol, I had it mostly figured out after a day or two and you build up some strength pretty quickly when you have to bike to and from work every day and your work's campus is so big that you need to use company bikes to get from building to building remotely efficiently. I really like bike riding now though, kinda wish I owned a bike back home but I doubt I'd actually use it ever because of my car.

 

My parents actually had made me take a roller blading class in like 4th grade so I used to be able to get around pretty well on them but I've completely forgotten how to use the damn things at this point.

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At 26, I still bike as much as possible, but currently I'm limited to cycling around my neighborhood on my days off, so to make up for it, I skateboard to and from my office and the parking garage. 


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I love bikes and ice skating. Went hiking on a frozen marsh last winter, was pretty epic, could skate miles on end...

 

I used to bike 20 miles to school and back during spring and autumn of last 2 years of high school.


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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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skating and skiing are quite similar motions. I found skiing pretty easy because I'd been skating my whole life before I tried.

 

you do really need someone who knows how to skate to help you out though if you're trying to learn. it's such a different motion from walking that if you don't know what to do you can waste a lot of time walking on skates and never getting anywhere.


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Oh hi I'm alive etc. Should probably post here more.

 

Was up in Edinburgh for a Wii U Smash Bros tourney this weekend, came 7th which I'm pretty happy about. Drove up with 3 other people (2 London, 1 Cambridge), and didn't get more than 2 hours sleep from midday Friday to Sunday evening, so I have no clue how I did so well in the end. The other guy who came up from Cambridge got 1st place, so yay.

Bonus points to the guy who drove us as it was 7 hours each way, he was doing commentary for the stream too so really not sure how he survived it...

 

Ah well, next tourney is on Saturday in London. Way less of a pain to get to.

Bracket for the tourney here for the curious, I had a pretty insane Losers Bracket run after screwing up my second set: http://armagedinburgh.challonge.com/smash4

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had an extremely busy, tiring, expensive, but ultimately fantastic weekend trip over to seattle for cap hill block party. i finally saw one of my favorite bands, diiv, and later saw zach cole smith and his girlfriend (and famous musician/model) sky ferreira just hanging out at the fest so i talked to cole and took a picture. i'm still pretty starstruck.

 

 

the low point of the weekend though was losing my [bleep]ing iphone during flatbush zombies. their set was insane and everyone was going [bleep]ing crazy, so i handed my friend my stuff cuz i was gonna crowd surf aaand sure enough my phone was to never be seen again. i'm mostly just really upset because i'm a [bleep]ing idiot and apparently i never backed anything up to iCloud, so i lost over 1,000 pictures from the past year, not to mention all my contacts and notes and stuff. ohhhhhhh wellllll agghhhh


 

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No tracking software on your phone or anything? D:


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I don't know any of these bands and I don't know if that's good or bad

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I've tried to ice skate a couple times and never gotten it.


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I went to the beach today and I got a really bad sunburn

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