Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Ode To Damon's Machine

Late Edit: I almost forgot. If you ride Dupont, check it out and go add your input.


This sweet sweet niner met its ultimate death after the ride this past Sunday. Apparently the same truck that safely transported my faulted Drunken Monkey to the shop decided the Niner was no longer needed in Damon’s life and expunged the orange rocket from the roof rack at 77 mph down the highway. After a quick show of somersaults and flips she was smashed by three other cars. I snapped the picture above Sunday before she passed. . .

Icycle!!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh that Sucks for sure! nothing like looking in the rearview mirror and watching your beloved bike creating havoc on the highway! ouch

brado

Anonymous said...

Any chance that there are some pictures of the Carnage floating around.
Does car insurance cover something like that? If not I think I may take out some additional insurance on my steed.
Holly Cow that was a nice ride, but I am sure Paul will gladly replace it.
-joe

53x11 said...

Thanks to those who have expressed sympathy for my fallen friend. I've never been good at technical desents but that bike made me better. She also help me cut 45 minutes off my best ORAMM time this year. Our first race together resulted in a second place in the 6hour Cowbell. She will be missed. Auto Insurance does not cover items that are not "permantly attached". Bike rack is covered. Bike is not. I am still going to try my home owners insurance but I am not holding my breath. I will take some pictures and email them around. It has to be seen to be believed. The only useful things left from the carnage was the Chris King headset and the Time carbon pedals (which are the same pedals from my very first mountain bike that I keep moving from bike to bike. Thank heaven for small miracles).
But, fear not friends! The KERMIT THE FROG green air Niner frame has been ordered an the rebuilding/healing will begin soon. -Damon

Palmetto Solo said...

That a boy just get back up on that damn horse and ride it. Ride it I say ya ya ya.

LyndaW said...

Condolences, so sorry for your loss...