Instep bike trailer
2020.08.15 07:54 Moto_Trailers MotoTrailers
This is a sub for all your motorcycle trailers, whether your bike is on the trailer or the trailer is behind your bike.
2017.03.28 02:21 lefreshprince Kayaks and kayaking and all things to do with it
Do you like kayaking and kayaking information? Here is the place to find everything you need with everything to do with kayaks!
2023.06.07 20:09 cognostiKate Kickapoo Rail Trail bike ride Friday :)
The ride departs from the Urbana Walmart KRT Trailhead at 6:05pm. Additional details on the attached.
We have had tandems, bike trailers, recumbents, e-bikes, tricycles, and even strider bikes. All are welcome!
The forecast looks clear and nice. Please spread the word. Hope to see you there!
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2023.06.07 19:16 Gubbtratt1 Half a year ago I posted about the tractor caravan me and my friends are building. Here's the update.
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Picture 1: Rear exterior wall complete with bike rack. Just needs some red paint.
Picture 2: right side exterior wall. Not finished yet but has a lot of windows that haven't broke... Yet.
Picture 3: front and left wall (and another trailer) with a window complete with flower box.
Picture 4: interior coming together with restroom door and plastic that should be under fancy floors mounted upside down after wrongly guessing which way alas (finnish) is. And advertising for our YouTube channel.
Picture 5: roof insulation two thirdways done.
Picture 6: wall insulation not yet put in the walls.
Picture 7: the restroom window decided it didn't want to close all the way so we mounted the latches in the semi-open position and called it ventilation.
Picture 8: suspension u-bolts being (un)happy with life. Don't worry, we have parts to fix it.
Picture 9: we originally mounted the pipe for cooker hood reasons, then we realised we had a window there so it'll just be ventilation.
2023.06.07 12:40 duckbillz Advice: transporting kids with trailer
Hey wondering if anyone has advice / experience / thoughts on transporting two kids (4 and 1) around a few blocks (10 minute rides) - with a trailer. They don’t seem common here - as most people out in Brooklyn have long tail cargo bikes.
Considering doing it daily starting in the fall in UES (using 1st and 2nd), internal storage is an issue - hence thinking foldable trailer and foldable e-bike. Is more practical than a long tail.
But would love thoughts/experiences.
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2023.06.07 06:51 pokethat First time Subaru owner
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Overall feeling: This is my first car in 13 years. Got a 2023 outback onyx XT 2 weeks ago. It's amazing so far but for the usual infotainment quibbles. submitted by pokethat to Subaru_Outback [link] [comments]
I've already put on some tux mats, I installed auto-dimming side mirrors myself, and put on the rear bumper coveprotector so my dogs don't scuff it up.
This is a ridiculous upgrade from trusty kia compact sedan that was threatening to go into limp mode on the freeway on the way to the dealership.
I did get it a few grand under msrp, yay Costco auto program.
I kind of wanted the wilderness but I didn't care for the extra cost or the lower gearing and softer suspension for my mostly pavement driving. The Forester wilderness looked awesome too but the lack of a 200hp+ option made me gravitate away from it.
I figure I can do a conservative lift down the line and get some of the recommended all-terrains for most of benefit of the wilderness trim. I will say that after discovering that dual x-mode works beyond 25 mph on the wilderness and not the onyx XT makes me a bit sad because launching with it on streets makes the car seem like a rocket.
Future upgrades/accessories: -Replacing factory door speakers and tweeters -Noise deadening while speaker upgrade is happening (maybe) -Auto start stop eliminator (turbo bearing oil burning paranoia) -subaru rear seat cover - Subaru wind/rain window deflectors so I can crack the windows when I'm car camping. -mudflaps (mostly for looks) -undecided on front strut bar and stiffer rear sway bar.
General questions: I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to crossbars. I'd like to add a cargo carrier and another thing on top but a guide for dos and donts with the factory rails and bars would be appreciated. Apparently the stock twisty ones aren't super wide? If I get a kayak mount and put a modest kayak on it do I need cables in the front and back, and does that kill eyesight?
Is the official hitch worth it? I don't feel like diy cutting up my bumper with a Dremel. I'd mostly be putting bike racks or a small cargo rack on it, maybe towing a small trailer thing one day. Would you guys recommend foagainst the Curt 2" option(s)? Are there any clearance issues with these (departure angle i think it's called)? Would I have to cut into the bumper to install a Curt hitch?
Would you recommend the official Subaru mudflaps or are 3rd party nicer?
Do 2023s still have parasitic drain and battery issues? I've not run it anything and I've been car camping twice already.
2023.06.07 03:57 la_coccinelle_verte Bike Trailer maintenance
Anyone know of someone that can do maintenance on a bike trailer? Bought a used one and wanna make sure it's in top shape to move kids around the city safely.
EDIT: a recommendation located in Mississauga / Etobicoke / downtown are preferred.
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2023.06.07 02:31 M0UNTAINRANGEFINDER Need help with the final step for extracting a stuck bolt in a truck frame.
I tried heating the bolts with a torch followed by 1.5 weeks of periodic rounds of PB blaster but I still sheared several bolts.
I drilled out the center of one of the 12 mm bolts, leaving about 1.5mm left on sides. It still won't come out with a screw style extractor. I would like to keep the threads in-tact, but if I have to drill through the bolt completely and damage the threads then I can accept that. I am prepared to slip a locking nut on top of the nut that's welded to the frame, but I'm not sure that would be safe.
99% of the time it's only used for the bike rack, so I'm only really worried about that 1% of the time where I may want to tow a trailer within the limits the (class 3) hitch is designed for.
Any tips on how to finish the job would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Edit: It's a 2015 toyota tacoma. The frame is in great condition, the issue seems to revolve around the aftermarket trailer hitch and the bolts they provided.
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2023.06.06 21:51 db298 Is this a scam?
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This “sponsored” add came up on my Facebook marketplace. Figured why not check it out. It rerouted me to an external website that was specifically created for these 2 quads. The only way to contact is thru email. Gut feeling is that it’s a scam. But I always have friends that find crazy deals like this. I want to find a decent deal for once lol. submitted by db298 to Scams [link] [comments]
2023.06.06 21:49 CatOfTheDecade 2019 hitch woes
I bought my 2019 Limited brand new back in 2018. I knew nothing about trailer hitches other than I wanted one for a bike rack, so I went with the dealer's OEM class I 1.25". Last week I decided to upgrade to a Curt class II 2", and was prepared to pay U-Haul to install it.
But once U-Haul examined the car, they said that the OEM hitch went up into the bumper and if they took it out, there would be no steel back there (I assume they're referring to the cross member). That's not a safety risk I'm willing to take so we left the OEM in place for now. They do have a Curt class II 2" that will fit but it has to be a special order.
I see this sub mention Ecohitch a lot. I checked out their install video, and it appears that their hitch replaces the cross member. Does that mean that from a safety perspective, it's going to be on par with the OEM hitch that's already in there?
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2023.06.06 13:24 Important_Repeat_806 2024 350 xc-f road legal
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Just got my first dirt bike a new 350 xc-f. I plan to ride off-road as much as possible, however I would like to be able to ride on-road to get from trail to trail rather than loading the bike in a truck/trailer. Any gotchas to adding a light kit and finding some suitable mixed tires? I’m in Montana in the middle of nowhere. submitted by Important_Repeat_806 to KTM [link] [comments]
2023.06.06 05:26 YearStunning5299 Wildcat Camp at Point Reyes: trail question
Hey all! I will be doing Wildcat camp this weekend. We have one part of the group that will be hiking on foot, and one party that would like to bikepack it. Am I correct that for hiking, Palomarin Trailhead is my best bet, and that for biking, the only available route would be via Stewart Trail? Bikepacker is very experienced mountain biker who would use a trailer to haul gear. There is a question amongst the group about whether Palomarin Trailhead route would be viable for a bike. Appreciate any thoughts from those who have done the trail!
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2023.06.05 23:18 Several-Audience-861 Advice on taking on this project.
This is an OfferUp post for a 2003 cbr 600. I’m looking for opinions on the old gas being an issue and how intensive of a fix it would be. I’m thinking it could need a new fuel pump, injectors, and lines at a minimum. Seller wants 3200.
Bike is in a great condition! Haven’t ridden it since 2011. Should have about 7000 miles - battery is out and I have trickle charger as well.
Bought it new here locally. Have all purchase documents.
No accidents and well taken care of.
Has old gas with ton of sea foam but chances are fuel injection needs to be cleaned and old gas pumped out. You will need to trailer since the fuel system should be cleaned out of old gas.
Stored in the garage all these years taking up space.
Once I clean out the fuel system the price will go up to $5000 . I’ve been too busy lately.
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2023.06.05 22:56 db8cn YCRS Rentals
On a complete whim, I’m seriously considering YCRS this year rather than waiting until next. Those of you that have done it, do you recommend doing the 2 day bike rental or bringing your own? For those of you that have done the rental, what’s the experience like?
For context, trailering my bike wouldn’t be a big deal. I’ve been to Pittrace several times and it’s a ~3hr drive from me. On the contrary, I am a bit curious about trying the R6 or R7 out on track. It would also be nice to only have to “worry” about bringing my gear and traveling a lot lighter overall.
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2023.06.05 17:36 rec8189 Priority Turi - Good, Bad?
Seeking a yay or nay whether this is a recommended bike for primarily road and gravel trail riding, less than 10 miles, with kids attached via trailer sometimes, in a somewhat hilly suburb of Philadelphia. Thanks for your help! https://www.prioritybicycles.com/products/turi
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2023.06.05 17:29 Immediate_Today_3958 Looking for input on motorcycle ownership
Fellow dads (and lurking moms),
I don't want this post to be too long, so I'll give the short story and you guys can request additional info if needed.
Basically, I grew up with ATVs and motorcycles my whole life. Literally from the time I was able to get on and ride (age 5 or 6) until age 17, I had an off-road vehicle of some sort.
From age 17-25, I was not in a financial position to buy another "toy" of that caliber. Once my wife and I bought our house and started down the family path, we prioritized more essential spending (vacations, home improvement, saving for children, etc), especially since there was nowhere to ride at the new house. We've talked at great lengths over the past 11 years about how big of a role riding played in my early life, and how interested I was in getting back into it once we were able.
About a month ago, our neighbor stopped me and asked if I knew anyone who wanted to buy his bike (Kawaski Ninja 650). For those who aren't familiar, this is a "crotch rocket" or street bike. His asking price was well within our budget, and my wife and I discussed it at length before we ended up agreeing to get it. She has no experience riding anything, aside from a side-by-side ATV we rode about 4 months ago.
Our daughter is 18 months old. Almost everyone I've shown pictures of the bike to and talked about it with have told me what a mistake I made and how irresponsible it is to ride now that I'm a dad. In all the years I rode, my cousins did all the stupid stuff (wheelie riding competitions, seeing who could ride on 2 wheels longest, high speed wheelies, indies/stoppies, and speeds exceeding 100 mph regularly), while I was considered a wussy for riding responsibly.
I'm a huge advocate for living your life the way you want. Don't let the fear of death prevent you from experiencing the joy of life, but don't rush toward the grave with open arms. I've only rode the bike twice, maybe 3 hours cumulatively. My speed has stayed around the speed limit give or take 10 mph. I have no desire to ride wheelies or do dumb shit, I just love to ride and miss that part of my life.
Now for the request: Am I in the wrong for purchasing this "death machine" now that I'm a dad? Should I just close the book on that chapter of my life and hold on to fond memories for the next 18 years? I know parenthood requires sacrifice, but I'm also a firm believer in being who you are and this was a big part of me for a large portion of the years in which my identity was forged. Am I to change that now? I'm well aware of the risks and dangers I'm putting myself in, and the consequences my family will face if the worst is to happen, but all of that can easily be said for anyone who drives a car too. In the society I live in (Southeast USA), it's becoming increasingly likely to get killed trying to shop, so is it really exponentially more dangerous to ride responsibly?
Thanks in advance, Daddit!
Edit 1: Didn't expect this much feedback, much less this soon! I greatly appreciate all of the input, both for and against the idea.
- My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones to motorcycle accidents. I'm deeply sorry for each of your losses. We've lost multiple family members in car accidents, and I can personally say I know the trauma such an event can cause, especially when the deceased was not at fault.
- I'm seeing a lot of comments regarding life insurance, so I wanted I clarify that I currently have 7x my annual salary through my workplace (14x if there is an accidental death while at work). I'm in the process of quitting smoking, and once I do that, I'll be getting a supplemental policy for 250k-500k as well.
- I will need to double-check that motorcycle accidents don't void the coverage of either policy. Thanks for bringing that up!
- From what I've gathered, over 30% of recorded fatalities on motorcycles are due to intoxication, and 40% are due to improper equipment. I'm sure there's some overlap in the categories, but I wanted it to be known that we have set a rule that NO alcohol will be consumed before getting on the bike. Helmet laws are in place in my state, so that's not a concern. I wear steel/composite shoes/boots for work, and that will be the primary footwear on the bike as well. I have a Johnny Rocket riding jacket currently and will be shopping for road-rash prevention gear like Draggin' Jeans apparel in the near future.
- I live in a rural area with little traffic and drive 15-20 mins for work (including red lights and traffic). I work 7am-7pm, so most commuters are off the road through the week and there's almost nobody on the roads at that time on the weekends. Commuting to/from work will be the primary use of the bike.
- My wife (31) and I (30) have a two income household with our daughter (18 mos). We make roughly the same annual salary.
Edit 2: Reading the comments, I see that I've miscommunicated a few key points. Again, thanks for all the input, both positive (keep it) and negative (sell it).
- I'm aware that bikes are inherently more dangerous than cars. I pointed out the similarities in the risks between the two, and in doing so it reads as though I believe they are equally dangerous. I know that's not the case, I merely meant that accidents and fatalities occur with both ride-in as well as ride-on vehicles, and that neither is without risk. I used the phrase "exponentially more dangerous" literally, because I know the risk is elevated significantly on a bike.
- I'm aware of the dangers associated with information bias. As someone who undeniably wants to keep the bike, I know I am subconsciously looking for information to back my side, and that's why I've posted this here. I've done my research, reviewed my findings, and this is a sort of unorthodox method of peer reviewing.
- A local community college offers a three-tiered motorcycle safety course. I'll be signing up for the first course before completing the driver's portion for my license endorsement. I have roughly 3 hours of experience on a street bike, and that's more than enough to realize there is a significant difference in rider methodology as well as mentality. I'm not at all concerned with the mentality needed, as I'm not interested in seeing triple-digit speeds or the tires leaving the ground, nor do I believe that bright colors and lights are enough to keep me safe from others.
- There are no accessible trails for off-road vehicles in my current area. This would require getting an off-road vehicle, a trailer to pull it, and finding a place to haul everything when I have time to ride. This isn't a realistic option at the moment, although if/when we move this is something I will be considering.
- The bike is currently in my building. The agreement my wife and I have is that we will stay vocal with our concerns, and if it becomes too much of an issue or brings too much stress to the family, we will implement countermeasures up to and including the sell of the bike.
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2023.06.05 17:20 rec8189 Priority Turi - Good, Bad?
Seeking a yay or nay whether this is a recommended bike for primarily road and gravel trail riding, less than 10 miles, with kids attached via trailer sometimes, in a somewhat hilly suburb of Philadelphia. Thanks for your help! https://www.prioritybicycles.com/products/turi
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2023.06.05 14:42 New-Elk-8208 Anyone recommendations for a bike trailer for kids?
I'm looking around for a bike trailer to bring along my babygirl on chill rides. Anyone recommendations?
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2023.06.05 14:16 LiamLinx Cycling with a toddler around the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
Hello Reddit Iceland,
My wife, 2 year old daughter and I will be cycling around the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, starting from Vegamot and heading around to Stykkisholmur and then Bifrost over the next couple of weeks. Not got a fixed itinerary just excited to spend some time in nature.
Just wondered if anyone had any must do recommendations in the area for some slow travelling cyclists and an adventurous toddler!
Otherwise if anyone is in the area and you see us pootling along trailer in tow hiding from the rain feel free to say hello!
Edit: Thank you everyone for your input. I won’t respond to everyone individually. My wife and I are discussing an alternate itinerary now, probably looking instead at picking a campsite or two as bases (taking public transport between them on the main roads) and then just doing short day trips on the bikes on the host of quieter roads and trails in the area.
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2023.06.05 13:48 Telum_Atramenti Got the Inverter Generator. Ready for great summer. Looking for DJs and motivated individuals to partner with. LMK
So. After considering my options and doing the basic physics power conversion calculations I realised Jackery and other batteries are a waste of $. I got a Firman 1700 Watt inverter generator. I have purchased gas and I have all the basic equipment (controller mixer, various FX, speakers, small amp and various lighting FX like green laser, disco light a few black lights. I can go to most places in the East End including the Cherry Beach, Coxwell Ashbridges Bay, Tommy Thompson Park etc. with just my moped and a bike trailer, and I will do this for sure. However. I also have friends who have equipment and are into the same, and can spin. Meanwhile I'm putting this out there: if you have a vehicle and want to team up and help put an Underground Rave together, or if you are a DJ yourself, - contact me at [[email protected]
) or right here and we'll set something up. Also. PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT THE GROUP AND INVITE THEM TO JOIN to help the FREE SPEECH DEDICATED, TRUE UNDERGROUND RAVE community grow and prosper! Peace Out!
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2023.06.05 05:41 joshuber “Sold as-is. Please no casual test drives.”
2023.06.05 01:08 autobuzzfeedbot 25 "Cheating Death" Stories That Were So Intense, People Really, Really, Reaaaallly Wanted To Share Them
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- "I messed up a jump skydiving. I was able to correct the situation and pull the pilot chute for my canopy, but I was very, very close to having my reserve go off. The reserves are generally reliable, but it’s still nothing I want to test. Landed fine and then got a very stern talking-to for pulling so low."
- "Just google 'Levey PCH,' then ask away…I’ll be very surprised if anyone can beat what happened to me. THANK WHOEVEWHATEVER you believe in for Apple, Scorpion, UCLA, and the LA County Fire Department and Sheriff's Department."
- "Minutes before it happened, I was under the Cypress structure that collapsed during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in California (which was a magnitude 6.9). I was traveling north underneath the double-layered structure and felt creepy and claustrophobic on the brightest day. I raced to get out, as I always did, because I hated being under it. After getting out, I felt like my tire had gone flat and started to weave around in my lane, then I noticed that everyone else was losing control and hitting their brakes too. That was the earthquake. I didn't find out until later about the collapse, and felt like I had been punched in the stomach. I'd never felt so close to death before."
- "I was rappelling off the top of the tallest building in Bangkok (200 meters, or 656 feet) as a promotional stunt. I was supposed to rappel down to the 10th floor, land on a small balcony, and then traverse over to another building. The wind shear off the building was enough to blow me 20–30 feet away from the side of the building. Picture a spider hanging by a thread in the wind. As I got close to the 10th floor, I noticed that my rope had been cut and no longer reached the balcony, let alone the ground. The rope was about 10 feet short of the landing. So, still blowing away from the side of the building, off and on I waited until I was just above the balcony and dropped the last several feet onto the deck. Super pissed but alive."
- "Going to school in San Francisco, I got off the bus to get cigarettes and a soda at a liquor store. I stopped at the trash can on the way out to open my cigarettes and soda and walked half a block up the street when a crane fell off the roof right where I'd been standing 30 seconds before. The crane operator was killed, and half a minute earlier, I would have been as well."
- "Although being an ironworker comes with its fair share of risk, as long as you don’t become too incompetent, things can be safe. But that is easier said than done, seeing as the days are long and the work is physically draining. One day, I was about 60 feet in the air rigging a beam to be lowered to the ground. I signaled the crane operator to 'cable up' (lift the beam), but the beam wasn’t budging. I decided to look down the beam to see what was wrong...BANG! Before I knew it, the beam broke free and came up at my face with about 2,000 pounds of force. It knocked off my hard hat and hit every edge of my safety glasses, missing the side of my face by a quarter inch. I thought I had died, it was so sudden. I should never have put myself in what we call 'the line of fire.' I’ll never forget how close my kids were to losing their father that day because I let my judgment slip. Still gives me goosebumps talking about it."
- "I got hit by a car and walked away with no injuries. The Sunday before final exams during my last semester of college, I went to the library at 6 a.m. to study. At 2 p.m., I needed a break and started walking back to my car. At an intersection, I stopped, made eye contact with the driver of a car at a stop sign, and started walking across the street on a crosswalk. The next thing I knew, I was up on the windshield of a Jeep Grand Cherokee. He hit the brakes, and I rolled off the hood of his car and landed on my feet. I was so freaked out that I told the guy I was fine and left. Later that afternoon, I went to the hospital to get checked out and had no injuries. The doctor told me to buy a lottery ticket on my way home because I was so lucky."
- "While I was doing the dishes, my hip bumped the dial on my stove, turning it to ignite, but I didn't notice, so the stove was leaking gas all night. In the morning, I could tell something smelled off, but I have a hard time smelling things, so I just figured it was some old cauliflower rice I had thrown out the night before. To deal with the smell, I lit not one, but two candles, one of which was right next to the stove. Later, after coming back from running errands, as soon as I opened the door, I felt instantly violently ill, like a migraine and the flu all at once. Probably 20 minutes later, I finally saw the knob on the stove and realized what was happening."
- "One time, I was watching TV in my lounge room and I was sitting on the floor eating. We have a really big TV and we had an earthquake, but I thought it was a train passing by. It wasn't. I ran out of the room as everything started to wobble, and the TV nearly fell on top of me."
- "I went to summer camp when I was 15, and for our last weekend activity, they took us to Martha’s Vineyard and rented us bikes. Now, I loved riding bikes in the park as a kid but had never ridden in the street. But since 'you never forget how to ride a bike,' I figured I could do it. I headed out and tried to go up a street that was very steep. I started to lose control of the bike, and I fell into the street in between a truck that was hauling a trailer (I fell in front of the trailer). I saw this huge wheel coming at me, and my leg was stuck from the fall. I screamed as hard as I could and hoped it wouldn’t kill me (others told me they heard it a few streets away). The driver luckily heard it and slammed on the brakes; I was scuffed up but otherwise fine. You can indeed forget how to ride a bike."
- "I got hit by a train. I was living and working at a college that has train tracks running through it and only a stop sign before you cross them at the vehicle intersection. You had to cross the tracks to leave campus. I was headed to the gym in July, and the windows were rolled up and the AC and radio were blasting. I’d crossed that crossing a thousand times, so I stopped a bit, passed the stop sign, and looked right, but the train was coming from the left. Its horn blew, but I panicked when I heard it, so I hit the accelerator but braked immediately. I was already on the tracks. It only hit my front end and dragged me about 200 feet down the tracks. I only had a broken rib, three cracked ribs, and a pretty gnarly cut on my finger. The people at the next crossing probably thought they saw someone die."
- "My last day of driver’s education class, we were just about back to school. We were all feeling pretty good because we’d passed our tests that day. I was in the rear driver’s seat and had a classmate driving, one next to me, and a teacher in the passenger seat. We went through a green light at LITERALLY the last intersection before school when a car blew through the red light going 55 mph and slammed into us on my side, just a few inches back from where I was sitting. It spun our car into the intersection and kept going! We were all concussed and had to be taken to the hospital, but that was it. When we went to retrieve my bags from the trunk of the wreckage at the salvage yard, the shop owner admitted he hadn’t answered my ringing phone because he didn't think we had survived, and didn’t want to break the news to everyone calling me. Two inches between me and being crushed alive. In driver’s ed!"
- "I was walking to class one day, and the shortest route went under a viaduct. It had been snowing and melting on and off for the past few days. The viaduct is about 100 feet high, and just as I was about to walk from under it and onto the pavement, a 6-foot icicle fell those 100 feet and smashed into the ground in front of me. Suffice to say, I took that as a sign not to go to my lecture and turned back home!"
- "I was asleep in the passenger seat of a car on a highway when we flipped going about 80 mph. We rolled a few times and landed in a ditch. Airbags did not go off, and I shattered the passenger-side window with my skull. I literally walked away from it and didn't go to an ER until a few hours later. I literally had a concussion and one teeny bruise on my right arm, but nothing else. The nurses told me that if I had been awake for the accident, my neck would have snapped and I'd have died immediately. Whenever I tell people, they're always stunned — imagine my reaction waking up to a missing side window and a crushed car and being fully functional! I feel lucky every day that I was asleep and still have my life."
- "There was one time my sister and I were driving down a long road with a huge cemetery. I thought it would be funny to hold my breath because people say if you don’t, the spirits of dead people will haunt you or something. When I held my breath, my sister slowed down to torture me. I was a little annoyed, but at the stop sign at the intersection, this car going really fast didn’t even bother to slow down. They even swerved into our lane, so my sister had to barely dodge. I swear, though, if my sister hadn't slowed down to torture me, we would have been in a bad wreck. Now I’m not annoyed that she did that, I’m lucky."
- "This isn't dramatic, but it's continued to impact my life on a daily basis. When I was 11, I was playing baseball with the rest of my gym class. We took a time-out to argue about who was batting next, and I stood behind home plate, staring into left field. Play resumed, and no one told me to move. The strongest guy in the class laid down a single...and hit me in his backswing...with the baseball bat...in the middle of my forehead. I suffered skull fractures and a brain bleed. To this day, I have anxiety driven by the traumatic brain injury. The neurologist said that the fact that he hit the ball saved my life. Had he swung and missed, I would have died."
- "I was in college and I had just finished my last class of the day. It was a short walk to my car that consisted of crossing a pedestrian crosswalk on the street separating the school from parking. On each side of the crosswalk were speed bumps so cars were forced to slow down. At this time of day, a good number of students were getting out of class, and a large herd of us started crossing the street at the crosswalk. There must have been 30 of us. I was stupidly looking down at my phone and was walking rather slowly. I didn’t realize that I was lagging behind. Everyone else was on the other side and I was still in the middle of the street. At the same moment, I noticed a freaking DUMP TRUCK whizzing by in front of me. It was probably 1–2 feet in front of me. Either he didn’t see me still crossing or he didn’t care. After I got to my car, all I could do was sit there in silence for a while and contemplate what could have just happened. Even as I write this, I shudder."
- "This is definitely not the craziest cheating-death story, but it was definitely scary. I was at a waterpark with my family, and I don’t do well with heat and stairs — something about the combination makes me faint. We went on a waterslide that uses tubes, and it was a long trek up. I apparently was so sick from heat exhaustion, I passed out as I was next in line and hit my head on the tube. If it weren’t for the tube, they aren't sure I’d be alive right now."
- "It was during Christmastime, and my mom, my little brother, and I all wanted to go look at Christmas lights near the middle school. There was a hill and then a lane where you would wait for the light to turn green and then you had to turn left. Well, the main light had turned red, so it was our turn to go, and thank god my mom checked before going, because if she hadn’t checked, a truck would have hit us, going like 60 mph, straight through the side of our car where my little brother was sitting."
- "I was 4 or 5, and we were living in Estes Park, Colorado. At that time, I was challenging myself to go closer and closer to a river they have there. I was caught by the current and would’ve run into several rocks and a waterwheel if it weren’t for my cousin, who reached down, grabbed my arm, and saved me."
- "I survived hitting an elk in the Canadian Rockies and going down a mountain 15 times end over end, stopping 20 feet short of a whitewater river. I gave myself first aid. Doctors said I would never walk normally again and I'd have brain damage. I sent one of them a picture of me with three gold medals around my neck."
- "In the fall of '15, I was riding my motorcycle to work on a foggy morning. A truck with an enclosed trailer ran a stop sign in front of me while I was driving on a 55 mph road. I was unable to stop, ran into the trailer, and was pinned underneath the trailer, being crushed to death. A farmer was on his dirt bike behind the truck going to meet another farmer for coffee who lived on the corner of the intersection. Once he realized I was pinned, he ran to get his friend and his friend's skid-steer loader. They then used the skid loader to lift the trailer off of me and began CPR. Luckily, right as they started, a sheriff's deputy arrived on scene and took over. I owe my life to those two farmers. If they hadn't acted, I would have died underneath the trailer, as there would have been no way for first responders to lift it off of me (it had thousands of pounds of equipment in it) in time."
- "I've always been handy with tools and taught myself how to do things; I've been changing flat tires for anyone who'll let me. However, one day when I was about 18 years old, my buddy came over to chill, and he had his dad's brand-new Tacoma. So we chilled for a couple of hours, and when it was time for him to leave, we noticed that his front tire was flat, so naturally, I volunteered to change it (no prior experience with independent suspensions). I placed the jack on the frame and started to go at it — lifted the car enough to take the flat out. But when the fully inflated wheel was fitted, it didn't have clearance. My first thought was to get a second jack. Half my body was underneath the car, putting the jack in, when I heard a creek, and the next thing I knew, the car slipped. The car ended up with the front end touching the ground, and I got a big scrape mark on my shoulder. To this day, I don't know how or why I did not die under that Tacoma."
- "I lived alone with my dog. There was a hole in my gas heater, so it was leaking carbon monoxide, but of course I didn't know that at the time. My dog woke me up one morning, barking and whining, and I thought she had to go out to potty. When I sat up in bed, I got so dizzy and thought I would throw up. I ended up passing out twice, once hitting my head on the bathroom cabinet, very close to my temple, and once hitting my chin on the toilet seat. I called my boss — the only phone number I remembered at the time. (This was before cellphones.) She called 911 and they came to get me. They figured out I had carbon monoxide poisoning, and I was in the ER for eight hours that day. The doctor told that when blood gases are at a certain amount, the victim goes into a coma, without fail. Mine were more than double whatever that number was. He said no matter how much my dog was barking, I should not have woken up."
- Finally, "I was at the beach with several of my friends, my sister, and my mom. Mom was sitting on the beach watching us. We were around 11–14, I believe, but no younger than 9. Kind of out of nowhere, we started getting sucked under the water in a rip current. I was being sucked under the pier and slammed my face into the barnacles. We were screaming for help, but at first, no one came. As I was being dragged under the water and coming up screaming for help, I could see people just staring and could hear my friends also screaming for help. Finally, people started jumping into the water to save us, including my mom. She jumped in and instantly got sucked into the current but managed to grab one of my friends. She used her body to shield him from the razor-sharp barnacles."
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2023.06.04 23:38 DieselPickles At least be a smooth criminal
If you aren’t hurting anyone and nobody is complaining I have no problem with looking the other way.
But god damn at least make it justifiable that I do that. You have to at least move ur bikes out of the road before you go into that new house for sale you’re not supposed to be in.
You have to at least not have a loud speaker when in the lap pool with your kids not doing laps.
You have to at least keep ur dog on a leash if you bring him to the pool.
You have to at least be in a car without a trailer and a massive company logo if you wanna say ur a visitor not a contract to avoid the entry fee.
Anyone else deal with stuff like this?
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2023.06.04 22:26 bobacrest Wishlists
The line is young and there are so many figures I hope we get by the time they cancel the Adventure Series. Every figure I can think of include: Raiders- Belloq in his Peru get up, Marion from her bar, the Swordsman, a Cairo goon, Truck chase Indy, the mechanic, a generic German soldier, Indy in his nazi disguise with an RPG and a 2 pack of the CIA operatives with a boxed up Ark of the Covenant. Truck chase Hasbro pulse fundraiser
Temple- Club Obi-Wan Willie (maybe Lao Che also) the Shaman, Mola Ram, a thuggee soldier, the Chief Guard and Willie from the slave children’s crusade scene Mine cart hasbro pulse fundraiser
Crusade- Young Indy, Fedora, Sallah, Elsa from her Italy scenes, Colonel Vogel, the Grail Knight and another German soldier Tank chase hasbro pulse fundraiser
Crystal Skull- Wearhouse Indy, Mack, Spalko, Dovchenko, Mutt, Mutt with his bike, a Crystal Skull Indy, Oxly, Marion and a Russian Solider Waterfall car scene hasbro pulse fundraiser
Destiny- I believe everyone we’ve seen in the trailers has been announced for revealed and I’m not sure about other characters in the film yet. Did I miss anyone?
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