Pedal Strike

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February 20th, 2009


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:


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!


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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