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  •  Ah, I remember (1+ / 0-)
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    Jeffersonian Democrat

    when I was in Germany in the Spring of 2000 and I got a good gortex-like jacket for 150 Euros, hence a bit under 130 bucks.  This jacket nearly saved my life...  I collided with a Mercedes SUV on bicycle, resulting in 2000 USD damage to the SUV, and none to the bicycle!  The jacket, alas, was quite a bit worse for the wear.  Two products of Euro-zone colliding on a US street.

    A Marxist friend remarked "you breath hard at Mecedes SUV and you cause a 500 dollar damage".

    •  Piotr (0+ / 0-)

      "This jacket nearly saved my life."
      So your dead now ?

      "I collided with a Mercedes SUV on bicycle,"
      How it got on the bicycle , I will ever know .

      "There are several of us trying to put the crazies back in the box." Admiral William Fallon

      by indycam on Tue Nov 27, 2007 at 02:46:55 PM PST

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      •  he, he (2+ / 0-)
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        Jeffersonian Democrat, phonegery

        I think my syntax is (almost) perfect.

        "nearly saved my life"

        My life was not much in danger because as far as I can tell (I was in shock so I do not remember) I was hit on my helmet with the side mirror and I had zero impact from SUV, but it send me flying.  I hit the ground with my palm (sturdy glove), elbow and bottom -- jacket.  When you slide on pavement, jacket really, really helps.

        "how it got on bicycle"

        two insurance companies had opposite opinions, mine -- passing in the no-passing zone, his -- but surely it does not mean passing a bicyclist!

        So I somehow got detached from bicycle and SUV was impaled, ha ha!  I think the rear axle made a nice long groove in the body, and I personally took care of the side mirror.  My helmet was not dented, but the mirror was snapped.

        Two conclusions: be insured (homeowner insurance or renter's insurance have clauses for "your property damaging other people's property, except for your motirized vehicles"), have accidents in cold weather.

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