Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dude Falls In Mud On Struble Trail In Downingtown. Biking Accident.

Dear Man that fell off his bike and into the mud a few weeks ago on the Struble Trail in Downingtown,

Hello dear sir. I'm the guy that watched as you tried to turn your bike and the tire clipped the side of the pavement and you went flying off of your bike and into the ditch of mud on the Struble Trail in Downingtown a few weeks ago.

To tell you the truth it was one of the funniest things I've seen in months. And I did ask "Are you OK?" And you said, "Only my pride." (which really isn't the correct answer. That would have been OK if I had asked, "Is anything hurt?" but whatever. You were stuck in a ditch with a bike on top of you and covered with mud).

But seriously. As you tried to make the U-turn and you were all wobbly? I was looking at how there's a 12" drop from the pavement and the grass and I KNEW you were going down. I KNEW it! Did it seem like slow motion to you too??

And what were you doing out so early? Do you have insomnia like me? There was nobody else in sight. Or did you take the bike out because you haven't ridden one in 30 years and you wanted to make sure you'd be able to navigate it. Which you did not. Like your wife probably warned you about.

But no...There was probably a big ole' fight. You probably said, "Helen I know how to ride a bike! You never forget!"

And Helen probably said, "Gene you're going to crash! Why don't you take some cones out to a safe, wide open parking lot and practice?"

But you didn't listen. I bet the guy at the bike shop even gave you a safety pamphlet and you rolled your eyes thinking he was an idiot. You were too excited to get on your shiny new bike weren't you? Little did you know...

Oh and Gene? The best part is when I walked past you and then looked back and you tried to get up and then you collapsed back into the mud. I saw that. It was like you gathered all the strength you had..got your body up a bit and then the old body said, "I can't do it."

I swear I was DYING to take a picture!! Well one good thing though is that you didn't roll further down the hill. So you got that I guess.

But seriously, if you're Googling "Biker Falls in Mud On Struble Trail" and find this post kindly let me know what your wife said when you got home. Did you walk in and start with, "HELEN DO NOT SAY A WORD!"

I bet you did.

*That's really the worst picture. This dude was COVERED with mud. And it really doesn't show the incline too well either.


Mad Woman behind the Blog said...

Yup, I think I saw Gene's brother Rudy riding this weekend. Sadly, I only witnessed his arthritic attempts at moving forward.
And then I let him eat my dust.

Dr Zibbs said...

Mad Woman - You saw Rudy????

Anonymous said...

Oh, to live in your head for a day.

Dr Zibbs said...

Smedette come on in! There's tons of room in here!

Scope said...

Was he wearing his helmet? Or do you think he and Helen were arguing about that, too.

Dr Zibbs said...

Scope - he did have a helmet. And you now Helen. She probably bitched about that too.

Dominica said...

hahahahahahahahahahhaha can imagine you laughing really loud when you saw him falling back into the mud !
I did not see it and I'm dying here just reading the story !!

Dr Zibbs said...

Dominica - if it was on youtube it would go viral! It was that great!

Cora said...

One of the funniest things I ever saw was a girl falling into a fire pit. (No, there was no fire at the time, don't be an ass!)

She was sitting on the edge on the little brick wall around the pit and she was singing, "you can't ride in my red wagon, the axle's broken and the wheels are draggin'..." and then suddenly her eyes went wide and she fell backwards into the pit.

There was this little POOF noise and all I could see were her feet in the air behind the bricks and a little almost-mushroom-shaped cloud of ashes.

I died. I couldn't even bother to ask if she was okay, I just laughed until I couldn't breathe.


Just thinking about it still kills me! Hahahahaha....

Dr Zibbs said...

Cora - HAHA!!

Dominica said...

schadenfreude ha !

Earl said...

Hey jerk---I happen to be the guy on the bike. SO glad I was able to provide you with such a funny moment in your pathetic life.

Well--laugh at this: as a result of this hysterical moment, I now have a separated shoulder, two displaced discs in my neck, a hyper extended knee and too many cuts and bruises to count.

Next time you see someone get into an accident, I would suggest that you show some compassion and kindness.


Earl Supplee

Dr Zibbs said...

Earl - thanks for checking in.

Chris said...

At least insomnia paid off with entertainment value for you. It was your destiny to be there.

Dr Zibbs said...

Chris - God I wish I had taken a picture!!