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Dec 9, 2019 - 11:09:19 AM
742 posts since 11/26/2012

Well, I got hit by a bus riding home on my bicycle from a gig. I lost a couple of teeth and my banjo got run over, but otherwise I'm ok. The bad part was that when I woke up in the hospital, I discovered that the entire world still knew who Earl Scruggs was.

Dec 9, 2019 - 11:35:47 AM
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Mooooo

USA

7330 posts since 8/20/2016
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Wow, that's too bad, I hope you are o.k.. You should probably get a MRI because the last sentence doesn't make much sense...I also wonder what was a bus doing riding home on your bike? That's pretty ironic. Maybe I need the MRI. Which banjo got it?

Dec 9, 2019 - 11:39:41 AM
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136 posts since 4/10/2018

Amazing. You play the banjo but still had your teeth! Sorry about the banjo though.

Dec 9, 2019 - 12:19:12 PM
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Chris Meakin

Australia

2615 posts since 5/15/2011

> "I discovered that the entire world still knew who Earl Scruggs was."

You were hoping to wake up more than five centuries into the future?

Dec 9, 2019 - 12:39:15 PM

2276 posts since 3/30/2008

You are a brave soul to bike around w/ a banjo. ( I also bike around, to grocery shop & carry things about, & know that at a certain level of weight & size a bike becomes very unstable & difficult to steer). To me, a banjo in a case, is a risky, heavy haul.  Best wishes for your recovery. 

Edited by - tdennis on 12/09/2019 12:40:22

Dec 9, 2019 - 12:53:22 PM
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1988 posts since 1/21/2003

Yikes, when did this happen, YESTERDAY?

Dec 9, 2019 - 1:51:08 PM
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123 posts since 11/27/2017

> "I discovered that the entire world still knew who Earl Scruggs was."

I think this is a reference to the plot of the recent film "Yesterdays," where a struggling musician gets hit on his bike, and wakes up in a world where no one's heard of the Beatles. Impressive and gallant to be able to joke about a really bad break from life. Hope that you're not in too much pain and that all is repaired (banjo and body) asap...

Dec 9, 2019 - 3:05:26 PM
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2715 posts since 2/18/2009

I'm sorry to hear of your accident and I hope you'll recover quickly and well. I hope that your banjo will recover too, or if not that you have another one to play. I used to ride my bike on Sunday afternoons to a place about 19 miles away that had free fiddle concerts, and I would usually carry a banjo and a fiddle in cases on the rear carrier, but luckily there were no buses on that route. There was a very long and pretty steep hill that took a few minutes to climb in low gear, but on the way back I could get the speed up into the low 40s for a good number of seconds.
Zach

Dec 9, 2019 - 7:12:51 PM
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doryman

USA

742 posts since 11/26/2012

quote:
Originally posted by rfink1913

> "I discovered that the entire world still knew who Earl Scruggs was."

I think this is a reference to the plot of the recent film "Yesterdays," where a struggling musician gets hit on his bike, and wakes up in a world where no one's heard of the Beatles. Impressive and gallant to be able to joke about a really bad break from life. Hope that you're not in too much pain and that all is repaired (banjo and body) asap...


Yes...Robert got it!  If you have not seen the movie "Yesterday," and like the Beatles, then I recommend watching it!  

Dec 9, 2019 - 7:13:58 PM
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doryman

USA

742 posts since 11/26/2012

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Originally posted by Mooooo

Wow, that's too bad, I hope you are o.k.. You should probably get a MRI because the last sentence doesn't make much sense...I also wonder what was a bus doing riding home on your bike? That's pretty ironic. Maybe I need the MRI. Which banjo got it?


I didn't take you for one of those oxford comma types. 

Dec 9, 2019 - 7:45:23 PM
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doryman

USA

742 posts since 11/26/2012

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Originally posted by rickhayes

Yikes, when did this happen, YESTERDAY?


Very good!

Dec 9, 2019 - 8:09:20 PM

Paul R

Canada

12053 posts since 1/28/2010

Clearly you still suffered some loss of capacity - you lost the ability to use the Oxford comma. Next time you may suffer a tragic fate like Feist, who lost the use of her first name.

Hope things go well and that your teeth get fixed (at transit's expense). Also, hope that perhaps your banjo exacted some kind of revenge, maybe causing a flat tire.

Dec 10, 2019 - 4:49:28 AM

5370 posts since 10/13/2007

How, why did the accident happen? Which banjo got busted? Which teeth did you lose and are you going to get transplants?

Dec 10, 2019 - 5:27:13 AM

chuckv97

Canada

45733 posts since 10/5/2013
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With teeth missing you’ll be able to play hockey without that annoying mouth guard.
Oh, and get well soon,, I hope you get a nice settlement to finance the next phase of your BAS.

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