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Out for the summer

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by boulderjohn, May 19, 2012.

  1. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor Staff Member

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    I know there were several people who were making plans to dive with me in several locations this summer, and I frankly don't know how many there are. I am extremely sorry to announce (more sorry than you can imagine) that I will not be diving until late summer at the earliest. That includes pool instructional sessions. I had an unfortunate run in with a young man who was apparently trying to make the best possible time on a bike path. I will not be healed until late August at the earliest.
     
  2. LowDrag

    LowDrag Manta Ray

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    That sucks John. Here's to you healing well and soon!!!
     
  3. Scott

    Scott Tech Instructor

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    Being on the injured list is never fun. Hope you have a full recovery John.
     
  4. Wookie

    Wookie ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    I hate it when life gets in the way of diving... Here's to a full recovery.
     
  5. RonFrank

    RonFrank Solo Diver

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    Sorry to hear John, speedy recovery!
     
  6. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

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    Get better soon John.
     
  7. g2

    g2 Divemaster

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    Sheesh! Those darn Boulder bicyclists. Oh wait, I'm one.

    I'm thinking of mounting a pony bottle and a DiveAlert on my bike. Either that, or a paintball gun on the handlebars to nail rude drivers. Maybe walkers should have one to nail crazy cyclists? :->

    Get better. Until then, the G&T offer is still open.
     
  8. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor Staff Member

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    I was a cyclist as well. I was turning a blind curve in an underpass and suddenly he was in front of me. He was very apologetic, openly admitting to the police that he was on the wrong side of the path, but apologies don't mend broken bones.

    When I recover I am seriously considering never going near that bike path again. I think it is much more dangerous than the open road.
     
  9. Quero

    Quero Will be missed

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    Somebody has had the scuba-tank-horn idea already: The Hornster bicycle has a horn that's louder than a Concorde - Images

    Boulder is such a bike-friendly and progressive city--can you petition for mirrors at that curve so that cyclists can easily see oncoming traffic?
     
  10. g2

    g2 Divemaster

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    Yeah, it's been done long before. Mine's cheaper and doesn't result in hearing loss. But what I'm ultimately aiming to do is hook the pony tank to a pneumatic grinder, which will power the bike for an extra burst of speed.

    If that works, I'll try to make a scuba-tank-powered DPV. Imagine an inexpensive DPV, powered by air, rather than shelling-out $3K for an X-scooter. (Range, power, and buoyancy compensation issues: TBD.)
     

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