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    Bad day on the bike put in perspective

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    meh, no worse than a hit/run driver...

    rather get hit by a small piece of lead than a 3500-lb automobile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxtox View Post
    meh, no worse than a hit/run driver...

    rather get hit by a small piece of lead than a 3500-lb automobile.
    I guess it depends on where you get hit.

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    I've had plenty zing by out on my MTB, never on a road bike.

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    rather get hit by a small piece of lead than a 3500-lb automobile.
    You need to go back to physics class and review some concepts:

    - kinetic energy is a function of both mass and velocity. The "small piece of lead" is much less massive than the car, but it may be going 50 times as fast.

    - pressure is proportional to force, and inversely proportional to area. So a small object, even with the same energy, will exert more pressure than a big one, and therefore tend to penetrate further. This is why arrows and spears are made pointy, and why bullets can go through skulls.

    I'd prefer to avoid being hit by either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCavilia View Post
    You need to go back to physics class and review some concepts:

    - kinetic energy is a function of both mass and velocity. The "small piece of lead" is much less massive than the car, but it may be going 50 times as fast.

    - pressure is proportional to force, and inversely proportional to area. So a small object, even with the same energy, will exert more pressure than a big one, and therefore tend to penetrate further. This is why arrows and spears are made pointy, and why bullets can go through skulls.

    I'd prefer to avoid being hit by either.
    all true...should have said I'd rather take 'the chances' of getting hit by a bullet than a car.

    odds of being taken out by a driver are much higher than taking a round from a firearm...
    the 45th POTUS is inept, corrupt, and a pathological liar. and those may be his better qualities...

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    I guess my three flats on Sunday weren't that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxtox View Post
    all true...should have said I'd rather take 'the chances' of getting hit by a bullet than a car.

    odds of being taken out by a driver are much higher than taking a round from a firearm...
    Depending on where you're riding, of course. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCavilia View Post
    Depending on where you're riding, of course. ;-)
    Yep! Where I live, I've found an inverse relationship between these two. Strangely, the more likely you are to be hit by a stray bullet, the nicer the drivers. I think they are just shocked to see a spandex-clad person on a bike.

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    Yep! Where I live, I've found an inverse relationship between these two. Strangely, the more likely you are to be hit by a stray bullet, the nicer the drivers. I think they are just shocked to see a spandex-clad person on a bike.
    I used to commute through the Anacostia section of Southeast D.C. I mostly got polite behavior from the drivers, and even the occasional thumbs-up and compliment on how well I was keeping up with traffic. Once I heard a shout of "Hey, white boy, when you gonna learn how to ride that bike right?!" but it definitely seemed to be meant in a good-natured way.

    I never saw any overt crime in the area, or heard any gunshots (I did see/hear shooting in other parts of town, however, including across the street from our apartment near Thomas Circle).
    "Lay me down like a stone, O God, and raise me up like a loaf." Platon Karataev, War and Peace Book XII

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