You wrote:I suffered a TOTAL CYCLING DISASTER!!!!!111 on december 10, when a truck, while overtaking me, decided it was a good idea to crush me against another, parked truck. Broken bicycle, broken left hip, 19 days in the hospital with no access to te http://www.internet.com (nor any type of e-gadget), prosthetic hip (hopefully NOT made of cheap composites). Still bed-ridden, but at my mom's house and an uncle lent me a notebook to surf these interwebs and spread my toomfoolery all over them .
1) Extremely happy that you lived to post about it!
2) Extremely unhappy that you have suffered injury AND been unable to frequent the forum for nearly 20 days.
3) Next time, I'd suggest riding a fly by wire cheap composite cracker box in a second-world country piloted by someone who, in spite of a complete puppy mill course, couldn't land a job with an obscure US airline and who thinks that when you REALLY need to go up, you pull up relentlessly...it's much safer than riding on cheap composite bicycles.
I guess you could PM me your address and I can forward my old issues of an obscure, xenophobic US aviation magazine. Or I can make youtubes of my new drone and send you links.
In your absence, our membership briefly soared by several hundred I think. However, Monchavo was quite the jerk and banned them and even deleted their informative posts (lots of good recommendations for some sort of software and male enhancement products among other things (no depilatory products though)) And of course, he banned Verbal's true love too. Aw well, moderators can be so irritating.
Hope the hip heals with some haste, not too much pain, and better than avearge.
In the meantime, hope to see you exercising your wit and keyboard technique here or there.