Links in the fence
Well this is goin to be two stories in one.... no wait for it... wait.... three stories in one.
this one will date me a bit and the next two are ones i walked away thinken i had broken ribs, i really thought i cracked my whole chest open, and grunt can tell you i hit hard that time.
well frist story, this is not involving me but by good friend Gus, big brother to Smokey, nick names thier parents gave them by the way. Well Gus got me in to mountain biking, which i thank him for, but my wallet does not! haha
so it is 3 or 4 hours befor our ninth grade social! this is 1997, so im not as old as dirt, but im old enough not to be chasing 18 year old girls! so anyway. 3 or 4 hours befor this social Gus goes for a ride, normal stuff, and he rides through some construction at the high school, he told me there where some great jumps there! well time is running out and he needs to come home and shower and change. while he was out the construction workers put up a chain link fince where he was riding through before. on his way back it was getting dark, so he did not see the fence and wam..... he rode right into it, got flipped off his bike up and on to the top of the fence and pulled 2/3rds of it down. pulled the fittings right off the posts and pushed thee of them over. he came out with two big gashes on one shin and metal crapes on his teath from the top... he showed me, it was crazy the silver scrapes on his front teeth. but it was really funny watching him tring to to bleed on his niec pants! haha.
next story.... me and grunt, in Burlington this time, not grandby. so when we ride i always park at the ferry company (where i use to be an engineer) and we would ride all around, up to the top of the hill and back down. where is one plaace where you can shoot down this long side walk and hit some major air off stairs and small drop offs, it is a great run! but there is a choice you can make. you can either trun off early and go cruize the dock for some hot chicks sun bathing, or you can get to the ferry dock and go home..... what do you think two guys with nothing to do did..... we went home...... hahah just kidding, we made the turn, grunt was ahead of me and gave a shout back, CCAARR! which means, go wide on the turn so you can see whats comming, and i did, a little to wide..... i came off the side walk out in to the street and leaned far over but i had too much speed, if i layed on the breaks to hard i would have dumped the bike, so i tapped the rear braks put a foot down and hoped i would make the turn, if i didnt i would have hit a chain link finec head on, if i did make it i would have hopped back on to a side walk that was perpindicular to the one i was on. i kinda did a half and half, i was so far over that i could not hop the bike but i made it up that little wheel chair lip. i got lucky!!! but i had so much speed that i was still turning and i went right into the fence, side ways and skidded along that for a while. i was super lucky i didnt hook anything on it, but i scraped my left arm and leg a little. some older people where in the side walk infront of me, i scared the shit out of them. I was heading right for them at a good speed and scraping the fence. they had terror in their eyes and i was proboly lookin out of controll, but i was holden my own. I pushed off the fence with my sholder and went off the side walk about three feet infront of them. they were scared stiff, when i as off the side walk i heard from behind me "crazy ass hole" and i shouted back "thanks!!" grunt was turned aorund by that point, and missed the whole thing, all he saw was me shoot off the side walk and he was like "dude what happened, it had to be something for some one to call you an ass hole that loud!"
i told him the story and he was like "damn i missed all that action, it must have been great! idiot"
ok ok ok... so this is not the end either, one more stunt on me, we where done crusing the dock, and got some tricks in here and there! it was all good and time to go home. sun was goin down. so we got back on that down hill and made the turn to the ferry dock. there is one more turn decision you can make, if you take a long right you can make it safely into the ferry comapny parkin lot! if you are carful you can shoot through this little opening in the white picket fence out frount..... what do you think i did!!!! yep the little hole, and again grunt was ahead of me. but he cought some of this one. now this is not little hole, it is wide enough for fit a bike through in a small turn but it is not just a hole in a fence, it is more like a path through a garden. ther is fence in the frount and the path has fence on both sides, then it is into the parking lot. grunt was far ahaid but he took the long way round so i cought up to him.... kinda when i atempted the short cut.
now if any of this gets back to the ferry comapny they will not be happy with what happened, cuz i was working for them at the time, but they never found out, just grunts better half knows and she works for the company!
so any ways i was in the small turn and i was goin to make it but i pulled a little to close to the inside and hooked my bar end on one of the pickets, that swong me around and slowed the bike a tun, the back tire hit the other fence and stopped the bike, by that time i was still moving and started to lift off the bike, i put a hand out to try to see if i could save this, but nope i broke a picket off when i hit it with my hand and i was air born, superman style! now my bike broke one more pickt off and then tumbled below me. grunt heard the bike and made a skid turn to see what was goin on and saw me in the air. then the PAVEMENT came up to kiss me. wapppp right on my chest and i bounced and skidded to a hult on my chest and hands. this is why i wear full fingered gloves, it saves that hands! (life lesson)
he came right over and siad "DUDE wow, look at what you did... holy shit, haha, dude... man... you ok....? idiot what happened"
squid "i think i broke some ribs.... i hooked a bar end on the fence.... oooohhhhh" as i picked my self off the ground.
i looked back to see the damage i did and said, "aaahhh shit"
i walked over and picked up the two tops i nocked off, looked aound, the security guard was not out yet! thank god, and i pushed the tops back on.
Squid "there good at new.... we got to go... like now"
Grunt "really... idiot"
Squid "yeah fuck you too"
Grunt "you broken?"
Squid "eeehhh we will find out tomaorw if i swell up"
Grunt "no er for you?"
Squid "hell no not tonight, i want to go drinken!"
Grunt "haha ok..."
Squid "i dont think they are broken, i dont feel anything lose."
as i was poking and pushing on my chest and sides.
the next day i had the late shift on the baot, when i pulled in i noticed that the tops of the fence where off and not there. when i pulled in i saw some one with a stape gun and two new post to put on. when i got on the boat my chief ask me if i knew what happened last night cuz he knows i park there when i got riding and drinkin.
my responce was "well....um..... kinda.... sorta... who you goin to tell."
Chief "not the front office"
Squid "yeah... it was me what do you think. i was riding"
Chief "break anything"
Squid "yeah the fence"
Chief "hahaha, you know they are super pissed"
Squid "that all right, i gave my two weeks notice yesterday! hahaha"
and i really did
squid signing off... remember stay conected like ninex