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Offline zerodish

I hit a rogue wave.
« on: March 22, 2019, 08:48:43 am »
For thousands of years sailors have reported a massive wave that comes out of nowhere on a calm day and capsizes their ship. Now days governments deploy buoys that measure wave height among other things and have proved these waves are real. Wave height is simply a matter of probability. The higher the wave the less probability it occurs. Recently I was traveling at around 20 mph on a road with newly patched pot holes. In addition there were crumbling pavement at the edges of the road and a downpour had washed mud into the road. Of course I hit the brakes but I didn't think the road was especially dangerous. This combination of rough pavement and the heavy traffic that would not allow me to use the full lane caused me to lose control and I slid into a deep pot hole full of water and crashed. As you know I have toured 100000 miles. It was only a matter of time before this happened. I bent a 4130 steel mountain bike fork and put a slight wrinkle in a 37 mm 4130 steel down tube. I replaced the fork since I'm on tour and am looking for a new bicycle. https://flic.kr/p/2dJbDdF

Offline John Nettles

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Re: I hit a rogue wave.
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2019, 09:48:42 am »
Glad you are ok.  I looked at your flicker page and like the snow encased bike on page 2.  Tailwinds, John