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#234656 - 12/13/08 12:34 PM Re: Listening to thread gone walkies? [Re: grunt]
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All of my concussions were pre-grade seven:

Vase dropped from a second story.

Riding my tricycle down a sloped driveway while my brother tried to slam the garage door just behind me. He missed.

Recreating something from TV, clubbed with a really thick icicle.

Hit in the face with a volleyball smashing my head into a brick wall (I wasn't very popular).
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#234661 - 12/13/08 01:29 PM Re: Listening to thread gone walkies? [Re: doormat]
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I've never suffered concussion, but I have met Regina Spektor.

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#234675 - 12/13/08 02:51 PM Re: Listening to thread gone walkies? [Re: CV]
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Best bike accident story... riding to the park with a friend when I was about 23 or so, I just looked over and asked him to check his speedo to see what we were doing for speed. He says 34 km/h (21.13 MPH) and as I look up, a smallish dog is running across the street in front of me...

Anyone that rides, races or has watched Days of Thunder knows the one truth is "aim for it, it won't be there when you get there"... I would just like to add to that that there is the possibility that it will go past you, get scared, and turn back in front of you.

Luckily it was a new bike and I hadn't put on my clipless pedals yet. As I hit the dog, my front wheel stopped dead, turning my forward momentum into rotational force around the front hub and launching me over the bars. I remember hitting the pavement on my hands, elbows and knees and being amazed at how far my magnetic sunglasses were flyi... OH MY GOD... EVERYTHING HURTS.

So I get up, turn to my buddy and ask his opinion on how bad off I am, showing him my arms... he dry-heaved. Great, thanks for the support. Ended up getting him to put my bike into 8th and rode myself the 4km home without using my hands.

That sucked, still better than being t-boned by a car speeding out of a McDonald's drive-thru when I was 14.

Bren R.

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#234676 - 12/13/08 03:06 PM Re: Listening to thread gone walkies? [Re: BrenR]
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Ouch, Bren. So you died, but did the dog?

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#234681 - 12/13/08 03:41 PM Re: Listening to thread gone walkies? [Re: CV]
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 Originally Posted By: CV
Ouch, Bren. So you died, but did the dog?
Yes, we both died... like the Sixth Sense, I'm really a ghost?

Nah, the dog was fine... I had to track down its owners since it took off after the accident.

Bren R.

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#234683 - 12/13/08 03:48 PM Re: Listening to thread gone walkies? [Re: BrenR]
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 Originally Posted By: BrenR
Yes, we both died... like the Sixth Sense, I'm really a ghost?


My post was like Olivia Williams dropping the ring, huh?

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#234694 - 12/13/08 04:49 PM Re: Listening to thread gone walkies? [Re: CV]
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Psst... I never actually saw the movie.

Bren R.

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#234696 - 12/13/08 05:00 PM Re: Listening to thread gone walkies? [Re: BrenR]
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You were waiting until you'd seen the first five senses?

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