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    parking garage accident

    So I was pulling my bike out of the scrum in the secured parking area at work and the gazzillions of cables that everyone leaves there pulled my feet out from under me and me and bike went tumbling 3 stooges style.

    Literally, I went over backwards on, yes, my back, and the bike went flying.

    It's been a month and my back is trashed.

    I got the building safety guys down there to remove all the dead cables. If a car had been heading out of the parking garage at that moment they would've rolled over me.

    I mean I always noticed all those dead cables and that I had to stand inside them to lock/unlock my bike but I never realized that it dangerous.

    But has anything like this happened to anyone else?

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    Never heard of that. Probably one in a million incidents that can happen. Good work on getting the building safety guys to remove the clutter though. Sorry about your back and hope you're still able to ride.

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    Coming out of the pub I find my bike in the rack has both wheels folded like tacos. The bouncer said he saw the biggest girl hes ever seen fall backwards into the rack and into my bike. I just assumed she had a bit too much to drink, maybe she caught a cable?

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    It's pretty tidy down there now, last time I checked.

    I can't ride.

    All I can do is pop muscle relaxers.

    When those stop working I drink beer.

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    Sorry to hear about your bike.

    Tacobike is doubly bad.

    you can't eat it and you can't ride it

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    Quote Originally Posted by commutergrl
    I mean I always noticed all those dead cables and that I had to stand inside them to lock/unlock my bike but I never realized that it dangerous.
    I'm trying to picture what dead cables are - are talking about the abondoned cable locks on the bike racks? if so, that sucks; it's annoying when people do that. heal up well

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    yup, dead cables are the cadle locks that at least 5 people left on each and every parking hoop. They loop around on the floor. Or they did!

    My back is doing quite nicely, now. Last night helped quite a bit. I expect it'll start to freeze up again later. At least that's pattern.

    If I'm afraid of the muscle relaxers (they don't actually work on their own anymore), does that mean I have a good excuse to become an alcoholic? I mean beer is just another name for muscle relaxer, right?

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    Sorry to hear this happened to you.

    I would say it means you should go get your back looked at.

    when I blew my back out I was taking pills for a while once they stopped working I went to the doc's. Found out I had a herniated disc. Hopefully you don't its not a fun experience.

    Hope all goes will with your back. I'd say get it looked at.

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    Rogue monkey

    Ouch! Really sorry to hear about your herniated disc. The workman's comp dr is my dealer. The Chiro guy is way cool.

    First they electroshock my back. No lie, zingies all over. Then they ultrasound it for a bit to break up whatever it is. Then they get out the body buffer and buff me for a bit. I recommend it highly.

    But then my muscles try to rearrange it all back to wacky again.

    It'll get better.

    Thanks everyone for the well wishes.

    I just wanted to let all commuters who park in a bike parking area to know about this ever present danger. Most big buildings have safety officers and they need to know that this is a serious issue. They didn't exactly take me seriously until I threatened them with a lawsuit. But they did finally clean it up and that was the result I wanted so that's that.

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    BEWARE DEAD CABLES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commutergrl
    It's pretty tidy down there now, last time I checked.

    I can't ride.

    All I can do is pop muscle relaxers.

    When those stop working I drink beer.

    c
    pain pills + alcohol =

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    Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do

    When the painkillers and the muscle relaxers just aren't enough, it's a good time.

    But I definitely don't recommend working on your bike in this condition.
    I had the idea for an avatar of my current ride, at night, with all the lights spinning. I turned on the helmet lights and put it on the seat and set the wheels spinning. But the current spoke lights were dull. I changed the batteries but without the extra added lumens I was expecting.

    So I replaced the 4 dull spoke lights with bright shiny new ones. The thing about spoke lights (not hokey spokes, slightly more adult) is you have to tighten those teeny tiny little screws carefully or you'll bust the plastic or strip the screws. And I certainly did get blue locktite everywhere.

    Only one spoke light remains.

    Of course working under the cover of darkness didn't help either. What I can say, the sun set.

    The avatar wasn't as cool as I was hoping but it was ok.

    But since only one light made it 1 block (pushing, not riding), it wasn't worth it.

    But it was definitely a good time. AND my back stopped hurting And the muscles went back to something like normal. For awhile.

    So when the going gets tough, I'll still crack a beer.

    c

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    Quote Originally Posted by commutergrl
    When the painkillers and the muscle relaxers just aren't enough, it's a good time...

    So when the going gets tough, I'll still crack a beer.

    c
    Dunno if your joking or not, but this is a real quick way to kill your liver, especailly if you do it more than one day consecutively. If your in that much pain time to see the Dr.

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    Liver damage?

    Hmm. No I wasn't counting on that.

    If you've got some specifics, I'm interested.

    My workers comp Dr is not particularly communicative.

    c

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    Quote Originally Posted by commutergrl

    If you've got some specifics, I'm interested.

    My workers comp Dr is not particularly communicative.

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    Im not a Dr, but its widely known that pain killers like Acetaminophen (tylenol) alone can cause sever liver damage if taken too much (taking the correct dose too frequently). Taken with aclohol alreading in your system could lead to death.

    Ibubofin is a blood thinner as is aclohol, you can probably speculate what will happen here.

    Just google "pain killer alcohol" or the drug you taking and alcohol.

    Bottom line your not doing your body any good mixing the two and risks are more immediate than you may think.

    wayne
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    thanks

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