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Old September 16th 20, 10:38 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Tom Kunich[_2_]
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The air was clean enough to go for a ride for the first time in 2 weeks. I did a short little ride down to bay farm Island along Doolittle Dr. Seemed to me like there was a headwind as usual but not bad. I got out to the coffee shop and it was closed. I should have realized it would be since I left late.

I returned along the bike path through the Oakland Airport. They had repaired all of the broken pavement out by the Raider's training camp where they are putting up another building. I'm really not clear why they're doing that since there is low occupancy in all of the other buildings around there. Since we had all of these discussions about the gusts blowing the aero wheels around I concentrated on that and the bike was going in a perfectly straight line as the bay winds blew around the buildings and gave me continuous though not very strong gusts. A truck had left an oil stripe I i followed it perfectly.

I passed Hegenberger Rd. and got on the way and got on the bike trail proper. You come down this little drop and go around a blind left turn and go straight for about a hundred meters. Some damn ground squirrel was dodging back and forth across the path and I was moving along about 15 mph when just as I looked up there was a small tree across the path. I hit it pretty had. Not just shock but the branches were perhaps a couple of inches in diameter and since it wasn't clear across the path I sort of pushed through them and stop on the other side to gather my wits. I had been hit in the head pretty hard but and then I realized that it had pushed my new high end sunglasses off of my face. Luckily they had caught on my arm. I put them back on and the only damage appeared to be where the lens had been pushed against my face and been covered with greasy sweat. It wasn't until I was halfway home before I realized my rear view mirror was missing. Now home I can't find my spare so I will have to buy a new one.

Here is where Frank says that I didn't run into a tree.
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Old September 17th 20, 12:51 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Frank Krygowski[_4_]
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On 9/16/2020 5:38 PM, Tom Kunich wrote:

The air was clean enough to go for a ride for the first time in 2 weeks. I did a short little ride down to bay farm Island along Doolittle Dr. Seemed to me like there was a headwind as usual but not bad. I got out to the coffee shop and it was closed. I should have realized it would be since I left late.

I returned along the bike path through the Oakland Airport. They had repaired all of the broken pavement out by the Raider's training camp where they are putting up another building. I'm really not clear why they're doing that since there is low occupancy in all of the other buildings around there. Since we had all of these discussions about the gusts blowing the aero wheels around I concentrated on that and the bike was going in a perfectly straight line as the bay winds blew around the buildings and gave me continuous though not very strong gusts. A truck had left an oil stripe I i followed it perfectly.

I passed Hegenberger Rd. and got on the way and got on the bike trail proper. You come down this little drop and go around a blind left turn and go straight for about a hundred meters. Some damn ground squirrel was dodging back and forth across the path and I was moving along about 15 mph when just as I looked up there was a small tree across the path. I hit it pretty had. Not just shock but the branches were perhaps a couple of inches in diameter and since it wasn't clear across the path I sort of pushed through them and stop on the other side to gather my wits. I had been hit in the head pretty hard but and then I realized that it had pushed my new high end sunglasses off of my face. Luckily they had caught on my arm. I put them back on and the only damage appeared to be where the lens had been pushed against my face and been covered with greasy sweat. It wasn't until I was halfway home before I realized my rear view mirror was missing. Now home I can't find my spare so I will have to buy a new one.

Here is where Frank says that I didn't run into a tree.


You said this was on a bike path. That makes your story more believable
than the previous one. Unlike your previous well-traveled public road,
there are no SUVs, tall pickups, delivery vans or other trucks using
bike trails. If they did use bike trails, the owners would complain
about any stout tree branches hanging less than 6.5 feet high, just as
they would regarding public roads. The governing body would immediately
remove them due to liability fears, just as they do on public roads.

But you say the branches were a couple inches diameter? That couldn't
have been true where you hit them. You don't "push through" a 2"
diameter branch. That's roughly like a baseball bat; hitting that at 15
mph would be much like the 14 mph helmet certification test. You'd be
shelling out for new styrofoam.

As for your wits, you really should have gathered them BEFORE you hit
whatever you hit. I'm astonished that anyone can be so inattentive as to
be running their head into dense shrubbery while riding on a paved surface.

In fact, I'm a little amazed that you admit to such incompetence.

--
- Frank Krygowski
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Old September 17th 20, 05:50 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Tom Kunich[_2_]
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On Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 4:51:09 PM UTC-7, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 9/16/2020 5:38 PM, Tom Kunich wrote:
The air was clean enough to go for a ride for the first time in 2 weeks.. I did a short little ride down to bay farm Island along Doolittle Dr. Seemed to me like there was a headwind as usual but not bad. I got out to the coffee shop and it was closed. I should have realized it would be since I left late.

I returned along the bike path through the Oakland Airport. They had repaired all of the broken pavement out by the Raider's training camp where they are putting up another building. I'm really not clear why they're doing that since there is low occupancy in all of the other buildings around there. Since we had all of these discussions about the gusts blowing the aero wheels around I concentrated on that and the bike was going in a perfectly straight line as the bay winds blew around the buildings and gave me continuous though not very strong gusts. A truck had left an oil stripe I i followed it perfectly.

I passed Hegenberger Rd. and got on the way and got on the bike trail proper. You come down this little drop and go around a blind left turn and go straight for about a hundred meters. Some damn ground squirrel was dodging back and forth across the path and I was moving along about 15 mph when just as I looked up there was a small tree across the path. I hit it pretty had. Not just shock but the branches were perhaps a couple of inches in diameter and since it wasn't clear across the path I sort of pushed through them and stop on the other side to gather my wits. I had been hit in the head pretty hard but and then I realized that it had pushed my new high end sunglasses off of my face. Luckily they had caught on my arm. I put them back on and the only damage appeared to be where the lens had been pushed against my face and been covered with greasy sweat. It wasn't until I was halfway home before I realized my rear view mirror was missing. Now home I can't find my spare so I will have to buy a new one.

Here is where Frank says that I didn't run into a tree.

You said this was on a bike path. That makes your story more believable
than the previous one. Unlike your previous well-traveled public road,
there are no SUVs, tall pickups, delivery vans or other trucks using
bike trails. If they did use bike trails, the owners would complain
about any stout tree branches hanging less than 6.5 feet high, just as
they would regarding public roads. The governing body would immediately
remove them due to liability fears, just as they do on public roads.

But you say the branches were a couple inches diameter? That couldn't
have been true where you hit them. You don't "push through" a 2"
diameter branch. That's roughly like a baseball bat; hitting that at 15
mph would be much like the 14 mph helmet certification test. You'd be
shelling out for new styrofoam.

As for your wits, you really should have gathered them BEFORE you hit
whatever you hit. I'm astonished that anyone can be so inattentive as to
be running their head into dense shrubbery while riding on a paved surface.

In fact, I'm a little amazed that you admit to such incompetence.

--
- Frank Krygowski

On a good day you remind us all a lot of Biden. In case you are unaware of it, an uprooted tree of moderate size MOVES when pushed by a colliding body..
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Old September 17th 20, 07:05 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Frank Krygowski[_4_]
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On 9/17/2020 12:50 PM, Tom Kunich wrote:

On Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 4:51:09 PM UTC-7, Frank Krygowski wrote:

On 9/16/2020 5:38 PM, Tom Kunich wrote:

The air was clean enough to go for a ride for the first time in 2 weeks. I did a short little ride down to bay farm Island along Doolittle Dr. Seemed to me like there was a headwind as usual but not bad. I got out to the coffee shop and it was closed. I should have realized it would be since I left late.

I returned along the bike path through the Oakland Airport. They had repaired all of the broken pavement out by the Raider's training camp where they are putting up another building. I'm really not clear why they're doing that since there is low occupancy in all of the other buildings around there. Since we had all of these discussions about the gusts blowing the aero wheels around I concentrated on that and the bike was going in a perfectly straight line as the bay winds blew around the buildings and gave me continuous though not very strong gusts. A truck had left an oil stripe I i followed it perfectly.

I passed Hegenberger Rd. and got on the way and got on the bike trail proper. You come down this little drop and go around a blind left turn and go straight for about a hundred meters. Some damn ground squirrel was dodging back and forth across the path and I was moving along about 15 mph when just as I looked up there was a small tree across the path. I hit it pretty had. Not just shock but the branches were perhaps a couple of inches in diameter and since it wasn't clear across the path I sort of pushed through them and stop on the other side to gather my wits. I had been hit in the head pretty hard but and then I realized that it had pushed my new high end sunglasses off of my face. Luckily they had caught on my arm. I put them back on and the only damage appeared to be where the lens had been pushed against my face and been covered with greasy sweat. It wasn't until I was halfway home before I realized my rear view mirror was missing. Now home I can't find my spare so I will have to buy a new one.

Here is where Frank says that I didn't run into a tree.

You said this was on a bike path. That makes your story more believable
than the previous one. Unlike your previous well-traveled public road,
there are no SUVs, tall pickups, delivery vans or other trucks using
bike trails. If they did use bike trails, the owners would complain
about any stout tree branches hanging less than 6.5 feet high, just as
they would regarding public roads. The governing body would immediately
remove them due to liability fears, just as they do on public roads.

But you say the branches were a couple inches diameter? That couldn't
have been true where you hit them. You don't "push through" a 2"
diameter branch. That's roughly like a baseball bat; hitting that at 15
mph would be much like the 14 mph helmet certification test. You'd be
shelling out for new styrofoam.

As for your wits, you really should have gathered them BEFORE you hit
whatever you hit. I'm astonished that anyone can be so inattentive as to
be running their head into dense shrubbery while riding on a paved surface.

In fact, I'm a little amazed that you admit to such incompetence.

--
- Frank Krygowski

On a good day you remind us all a lot of Biden. In case you are unaware of it, an uprooted tree of moderate size MOVES when pushed by a colliding body.


Tom, you have suffered far too many head impacts. The effects are sadly
apparent. You really need to start watching where you're going.


--
- Frank Krygowski
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Old September 17th 20, 11:25 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Tom Kunich[_2_]
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On Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 11:05:46 AM UTC-7, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 9/17/2020 12:50 PM, Tom Kunich wrote:
On Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 4:51:09 PM UTC-7, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 9/16/2020 5:38 PM, Tom Kunich wrote:
The air was clean enough to go for a ride for the first time in 2 weeks. I did a short little ride down to bay farm Island along Doolittle Dr. Seemed to me like there was a headwind as usual but not bad. I got out to the coffee shop and it was closed. I should have realized it would be since I left late.

I returned along the bike path through the Oakland Airport. They had repaired all of the broken pavement out by the Raider's training camp where they are putting up another building. I'm really not clear why they're doing that since there is low occupancy in all of the other buildings around there. Since we had all of these discussions about the gusts blowing the aero wheels around I concentrated on that and the bike was going in a perfectly straight line as the bay winds blew around the buildings and gave me continuous though not very strong gusts. A truck had left an oil stripe I i followed it perfectly.

I passed Hegenberger Rd. and got on the way and got on the bike trail proper. You come down this little drop and go around a blind left turn and go straight for about a hundred meters. Some damn ground squirrel was dodging back and forth across the path and I was moving along about 15 mph when just as I looked up there was a small tree across the path. I hit it pretty had. Not just shock but the branches were perhaps a couple of inches in diameter and since it wasn't clear across the path I sort of pushed through them and stop on the other side to gather my wits. I had been hit in the head pretty hard but and then I realized that it had pushed my new high end sunglasses off of my face. Luckily they had caught on my arm. I put them back on and the only damage appeared to be where the lens had been pushed against my face and been covered with greasy sweat. It wasn't until I was halfway home before I realized my rear view mirror was missing. Now home I can't find my spare so I will have to buy a new one.

Here is where Frank says that I didn't run into a tree.
You said this was on a bike path. That makes your story more believable
than the previous one. Unlike your previous well-traveled public road,
there are no SUVs, tall pickups, delivery vans or other trucks using
bike trails. If they did use bike trails, the owners would complain
about any stout tree branches hanging less than 6.5 feet high, just as
they would regarding public roads. The governing body would immediately
remove them due to liability fears, just as they do on public roads.

But you say the branches were a couple inches diameter? That couldn't
have been true where you hit them. You don't "push through" a 2"
diameter branch. That's roughly like a baseball bat; hitting that at 15
mph would be much like the 14 mph helmet certification test. You'd be
shelling out for new styrofoam.

As for your wits, you really should have gathered them BEFORE you hit
whatever you hit. I'm astonished that anyone can be so inattentive as to
be running their head into dense shrubbery while riding on a paved surface.

In fact, I'm a little amazed that you admit to such incompetence.

--
- Frank Krygowski

On a good day you remind us all a lot of Biden. In case you are unaware of it, an uprooted tree of moderate size MOVES when pushed by a colliding body.

Tom, you have suffered far too many head impacts. The effects are sadly
apparent. You really need to start watching where you're going.


Frank, you are suffering from not nearly enough head impacts. If you want to meet somewhere I can turn that around for you.
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Old September 18th 20, 10:51 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Tom Kunich[_2_]
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On Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 3:26:00 PM UTC-7, Tom Kunich wrote:
On Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 11:05:46 AM UTC-7, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 9/17/2020 12:50 PM, Tom Kunich wrote:
On Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 4:51:09 PM UTC-7, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 9/16/2020 5:38 PM, Tom Kunich wrote:
The air was clean enough to go for a ride for the first time in 2 weeks. I did a short little ride down to bay farm Island along Doolittle Dr. Seemed to me like there was a headwind as usual but not bad. I got out to the coffee shop and it was closed. I should have realized it would be since I left late.

I returned along the bike path through the Oakland Airport. They had repaired all of the broken pavement out by the Raider's training camp where they are putting up another building. I'm really not clear why they're doing that since there is low occupancy in all of the other buildings around there. Since we had all of these discussions about the gusts blowing the aero wheels around I concentrated on that and the bike was going in a perfectly straight line as the bay winds blew around the buildings and gave me continuous though not very strong gusts. A truck had left an oil stripe I i followed it perfectly.

I passed Hegenberger Rd. and got on the way and got on the bike trail proper. You come down this little drop and go around a blind left turn and go straight for about a hundred meters. Some damn ground squirrel was dodging back and forth across the path and I was moving along about 15 mph when just as I looked up there was a small tree across the path. I hit it pretty had. Not just shock but the branches were perhaps a couple of inches in diameter and since it wasn't clear across the path I sort of pushed through them and stop on the other side to gather my wits. I had been hit in the head pretty hard but and then I realized that it had pushed my new high end sunglasses off of my face. Luckily they had caught on my arm. I put them back on and the only damage appeared to be where the lens had been pushed against my face and been covered with greasy sweat. It wasn't until I was halfway home before I realized my rear view mirror was missing. Now home I can't find my spare so I will have to buy a new one.

Here is where Frank says that I didn't run into a tree.
You said this was on a bike path. That makes your story more believable
than the previous one. Unlike your previous well-traveled public road,
there are no SUVs, tall pickups, delivery vans or other trucks using
bike trails. If they did use bike trails, the owners would complain
about any stout tree branches hanging less than 6.5 feet high, just as
they would regarding public roads. The governing body would immediately
remove them due to liability fears, just as they do on public roads.

But you say the branches were a couple inches diameter? That couldn't
have been true where you hit them. You don't "push through" a 2"
diameter branch. That's roughly like a baseball bat; hitting that at 15
mph would be much like the 14 mph helmet certification test. You'd be
shelling out for new styrofoam.

As for your wits, you really should have gathered them BEFORE you hit
whatever you hit. I'm astonished that anyone can be so inattentive as to
be running their head into dense shrubbery while riding on a paved surface.

In fact, I'm a little amazed that you admit to such incompetence.

--
- Frank Krygowski
On a good day you remind us all a lot of Biden. In case you are unaware of it, an uprooted tree of moderate size MOVES when pushed by a colliding body.

Tom, you have suffered far too many head impacts. The effects are sadly
apparent. You really need to start watching where you're going.

Frank, you are suffering from not nearly enough head impacts. If you want to meet somewhere I can turn that around for you.

By the way Frank, one would expect that since you were supposedly a college teacher that your name would be on the internet at least somewhere. Why is it that there isn't the slightest trace of you? Not even anyone with the spelling "Kragowski"? Have you spent your entire life being invisible? That's pretty sad and I certainly couldn't beat up and old man who is so unknown..
 




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