Pedal Strike

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February 20th, 2009

tessie

Every Bostonian that reads this blog will probably understand the title reference. Or they should, if they consider themselves true Bostonians. Especially when it’s coupled with this:

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Yeah I know, I said I wouldn’t make another one. But I owe Jeremy this kind of maddening, eye-straining, muffled-scream inducing embroidery work, mostly because my bike almost bit off his finger a few weeks ago.

Okay, so it didn’t cut it off [it resulted in a puncture-wound-plus-laceration combo, according to Jeremy], but it still weighed on my conscience. I mean, he could have lost his finger over my bike. A bike that, despite how much I love it, really isn’t worthy of fingers!

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As I blinked and gaped in shock, Jeremy actually smiled and wished me a good afternoon if he didn’t see me before I left as he stepped outside for a few minutes. Everyone else just went about their business. I felt like I was taking crazy pills…!

When he came back:

Chris: How deep did it go in?

Jeremy: Only a few millimeters.

Chris: That’s what she said.

…Boys [especially in bike shops] will be boys.

Note: The Heartbreaker contest is still going on until the end of the week!

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  • 1 pete! Feb 22, 2009 at 6:50 am

    my bike claimed my finger once. i saw my bone, it was gross.

  • 2 pedalstrike Feb 22, 2009 at 10:34 am

    ahhhhhh!!!! i can’t read that sentence without feeling sort of sick and cringing. a lot.

  • 3 pete! Feb 22, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    it was actually a lot less painful than i would have imagined it to be.

  • 4 Michael Mashes Feb 23, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    If only the flap wasn’t so big. Nice cap though..

  • 5 lounging regularly Mar 2, 2009 at 9:51 am

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