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i broke my damn foot
Last Post 06/09/2014 11:20 AM by ChinookPass .. 21 Replies.
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Nick A

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03/12/2014 11:53 AM
I have had a couple of careers. One was as a civil engineer in NYC. We had to go pull a couple of manhole covers. Had to take a crowbar on the subway. When I accidentally put it down loudly on the fiberglass seats, people gave me room. LOL.

Nick
THE SKINNY

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03/12/2014 12:23 PM
not only is a manhole lid puller intimidating but it's filthy. probably covered in hepatitis c.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Nick A

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03/12/2014 01:28 PM
True. Hey, I actually read the rest of the posts more carefully now. Ouch, it sounds worse than my "funny" post warranted. In a more serious tone, hope you feel better.

That kind of work can be sketchy. Even when you're doing everything right. We were inspecting overhead highway signs with a bucket truck with outriggers. Got it all nice and level, and off we went. Except we were level the roadway, not the earth. The roadway had a 5% superelevation. My heart stopped when two of the outriggers started to gently rise up off the roadway. Yikes! Brought it straight in to decrease the leverage before trying any side to side movement.

Nick
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03/12/2014 01:46 PM
thanks for the thought. flipping a lift truck would probably get you fired.
funny, when i first moved here i got a job on a survey crew which was fine until we had to start pulling lids off sewer manholes in a neighborhood where they were having sewer problems. in the july heat. nasty. needless to say i quit and went to school to do drafting. now every once in a while i get to go help out in the field which i enjoy since it's usually chopping line.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
THE SKINNY

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06/09/2014 09:33 AM
first official bike rides this weekend after a couple of months of convalescing. i've done some short rides on the commuter with flat pedals and a handful of spin classes but this weekend was the road bike, clipless pedals and the open road. i did 50 miles saturday with the slow group. nice conversation and fairly painless except for my tender butt bones. sunday was a ride out to the beach and the national seashore. the ride out was pleasant but a light headwind made it work. coming home was a nice tail wind but the church traffic was starting to pick up so it was stressful and tiring the last 5 miles. so 90 miles total for the weekend and my foot is still a little tender and swollen but so is my a$$. how did it get so friggin hot? 80 degrees at 7:30 in the morning and 90 when i finished. 75% humidity.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
zootracer

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06/09/2014 11:12 AM
50 miles is damn good....when I got on my bike after breaking my hip my butt was sore for about a week and I could only handle riding every other day...you're on track...
ChinookPass

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06/09/2014 11:20 AM
Just in time for summer! Perfect timing!
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