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PostPosted: August 28, 2021, 9:16 pm 
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Learned that if the Diode for the handbrake warning light fails on a late model MGB the starter will engage prematurly at ignition on. :BH:
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PostPosted: August 29, 2021, 5:46 pm 
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I got hit by a car.

That wasn't the plan, of course. It's been hot and sticky here lately and I decided to take a ride to the beach on my bike. It was supposed to be cool there with a decent marine layer (fog) along the coast. Indeed it was, but people were out anyway.
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The surf was pretty flat, but I did manage to snap a surfer catching a wave.
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On my way home, not that far from my house, a tourist decided to do a U-turn from his parked position on my right, didn't see me, and I ended up on his hood along with my bike.

My right leg was trapped between his bumper cover and my bicycle frame. It took a minute before the driver realized what was happening, and then he slammed on the brakes. Unfortunately however, my bike and I kept going. I landed on the small of my back in the oncoming lane of traffic, still intertwined with my cycle. Thank God there was no oncoming cars! I was expecting a broken right leg at minimum.

It didn't happen though. The driver got out to assist me. I was able to walk on my own right away. My bike seemed OK, and there was nothing obviously bent or broken on it. Long story short, I ended up riding the rest of the way home on my bike after we parted company. The driver felt very badly, and was quite shaken. Myself, I was more grateful that nothing was broken, and that I wasn't going to the emergency room in an ambulance.

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There is fluid under the skin on my right knee, and it feels kind of "wet" when I walk, but I'm taking the "glass half full" approach on this one. I just got proof (again) that my 74 year old bones are still very strong, and that I haven't become an old woosie yet.

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PostPosted: August 30, 2021, 1:16 am 
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I got hit by a car.

Lonnie, Wow, glad you came through that in reasonable shape. Scary! And could have been a LOT worse.

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PostPosted: August 30, 2021, 10:20 am 
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Thanks for the concern, Tom.

On the whole, I just feel grateful that I didn't end up in the hospital. I'm sore today, and have a dull headache, but basically OK. Upward and onward, huh?

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PostPosted: August 30, 2021, 1:17 pm 
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Lonnie-S wrote:
I got hit by a car.
Geez Lonnie made the hair stand on my neck. You coulda said "I'm ok even though I goy hit by a car", lol
Anyhoo very glad to hear you're alright except for minor abrasions and increased fluid levels. :cheers:

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Sorry to hear about your "close encounter"! Hope you took the drivers info. I was in a friend of mine's car as a passenger several years ago when a young girl behind us at a stop light had her foot "slip" off the clutch pedal and shoot forward into his stopped car. The damage was not much, buy I have suffered with neck pain ever since. Did not think I was injured at the time so I did not see a doctor or file a claim. But now I wish i had so I could get chrio adjustments for the discomfort! I don't like "false claims" but this has been a PITA!

Your incident reminded me of being in downtown Chicago on a Sunday afternoon walking back from a play at a small theatre. As my wife and I approached a traffic light I saw a man walk across the intersection, with the "walk" light and saw a taxi roll thru the stop light and then hit the pedestrian.

He rolled across the hood to the opposite side of the car, bounced up onto his feet and start to curse the taxi driver.

The taxi driver made the mistake of saying the pedestrian should have been watching where the taxi was going.

The pedestrian then reached into the taxi and started to extract the taxi driver from the drivers seat! He (the pedestrian) mumbled something about the driver meeting his God soon and the driver suddenly was very apologetic, extracted himself from the grasp of the pedestrian, locked is door, rolled up his window and quickly departed the scene.

Guess the driver underestimated the veracity of the pedestrian!

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Sorry for the scare there, Perry.

I think authors call that a pregnant pause, or something like that. Whatever it is, it's more fun than letting the cat out of the bag right away [LOL].

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The driver was very concerned for me, and even offered to call 911 if I wanted. I felt OK after 5-10 minutes, and I seem to have come through it just fine. There wasn't much point in taking his information. He was from Sinaloa, Mexico. Thanks for the concern, though.

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PostPosted: September 7, 2021, 1:34 pm 
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Well, as you guys know, I'm back at work as a Supplier Development Engineer for Volvo Trucks. The latest COVID surge has us all on travel ban again, so I'm working remote.

Starting next week I'll be working remote from this.

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Wifey Dearest and I struck a deal on it yesterday and are picking it up after work tomorrow.

17 1/2 foot retro camper.
Small enough to tow with our Ford Escape. Big enough to be comfortable(ish) for 2 people who love spending time together.

We haven't decided yet where the adventure will take us. Initially, close by to the NC mountains or foothills to test out camping life and remote work via Verizon dedicated WiFi hub.
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Nice camper. That is the thinnest ac unit I’ve ever seen. Hardly sticks out at all. Much better to have the sidewall window type unit as the roof tops are crazy expensive to replace plus the dome covers crumble. A good uv clear paint slows down the plastic deterioration.

I’ve been max-telework for a couple years now. I use the work phone as a hot spot. No trouble video conferencing. I know I need to get out more when I forget which key is for the front door.

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Miatav8,MstrASE,A&P,F wrote:
Nice camper. That is the thinnest ac unit I’ve ever seen. Hardly sticks out at all. Much better to have the sidewall window type unit as the roof tops are crazy expensive to replace plus the dome covers crumble. A good uv clear paint slows down the plastic deterioration.

I’ve been max-telework for a couple years now. I use the work phone as a hot spot. No trouble video conferencing. I know I need to get out more when I forget which key is for the front door.


Thanks Mv8,
The AC unit is mostly housed in the kitchen cabinet. Still, remarkably small for 8000 BTu. The work phone is AT&T iPhone SE, it works as a hotspot...sometimes. Coverage is spotty here. My personal Verizon phone is amazing. 4G and can handle my video conferencing easily. If Verizon makes me a deal on a jet pack like they did on our last phone I'll put in the dedicated WiFi hub so Wifey Dearest can work as well.

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PostPosted: September 7, 2021, 7:06 pm 
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Just over 1,600 miles, round trip, for a weeding/weekend getaway for me & the wife.
Shockingly, very little traffic. We went Houston to East of KC, MO & only hit traffic in Dallas on the way up, and a bit of construction traffic in S OK, Dallas & Madisonville on the way back.

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Finally felt well enough to finish putting all the fab stuff in the shop on wheels, roll it all outside, and clean the shop floor. Now I just have to let this dry, mop the rest of the floor and roll it all back in.
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Nice and spiffy in there. Now I feel really bad about how messy my space is.

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Smooth too. Mine has blobs of hardened epoxy all over the place. Must chip them off one day. Nice job.

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