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killianm 10-01-2012 08:04 AM

Doesn't look like much but...
 
Almost lost my melon on the way home from work on Friday. It started as a rough day in the rain and a visit from officer friendly. I still made it on time. On the way home my Amish neighbor forgot to take the fence down that was across the road to move his cows. No flags, just a single strand across a dirt road. Needless to say I didnít see it until it was on me. Fortunately it hit just under my fender and only scratched my right fork and side panel. Another foot and a half and my melon would have been lying on the road next to my bike! All is well and my wife and kids still have me!!
http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/...ps68acd936.jpg

jdfog2 10-01-2012 08:31 AM

I'd sure be talking to your neighbor Mr. Schwarzendruber / Yoder / Schmucker / Hochstetler (that should cover a majority of them where I live anyway! ) :)

ALL Amish I have dealt with have always been fair people. I am sure they'd have insurance - or offer some other kind of compensation if you talked to them. (Maybe you already did)...

The best thing - you are ok! :)

Jay

AlpineRAM 10-04-2012 05:02 AM

The main reason to talk to him in the first place is to make sure it won't happen again...
I think that the farmer does not know or ponder the consequences of a piece of wire going through any part of your anatomy.

Just my 2c

AlpineRAM

perterra 10-04-2012 01:25 PM

I missed this some how. Holeeeee cow, you got lucky. I would have a conversation with my neighbor.

GSequoia 10-04-2012 03:26 PM

I understand the Amish are known for making good pies.

Free pie for life!


That's a close one, I'd be mega-paranoid around there for awhile.

miguelitro 10-05-2012 03:05 PM

i'd make him use technology as a punishment.
Mike

troidus 10-08-2012 01:13 AM

Tie a <s>red</s> bright green rag to the wire so it ends up in the middle of the road the next time he strings it across.

(Red isn't very visible in the dark.)

Precis 10-10-2012 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by troidus (Post 19770999)
Tie a <S>red</S> bright green rag to the wire so it ends up in the middle of the road the next time he strings it across.

(Red isn't very visible in the dark.)

And red might upset the cows?
We don't have any Amish people round here - would they even understand the damage that a string of wire could do at anything more than a walking pace?

TortillaJesus 10-10-2012 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Precis (Post 19790990)
And red might upset the cows?
We don't have any Amish people round here - would they even understand the damage that a string of wire could do at anything more than a walking pace?

They're luddites, not morans. :lol3

helion42 10-10-2012 07:54 PM

+1 for free pie. :lol3

The few Amish that I've interacted with seem very similar to the Mormons I grew up next to - if you're their neighbor or at least in the local circle, you get benefits of free cookies, muffins, jams & jellies in canning season, and protection from missionaries, and I suppose a hand erecting a barn. They're very kind, and community oriented. If you were to approach them in a neighborly manner to say, "hey please be more careful about leaving obstacles in the road (i.e. invisible ones) that might damage my motorized horse", they would likely be welcoming of your concern. Since you dinged your bike, I'd push for some free pie or at the very least some secret family recipes. Those are like treasure :deal

killianm 12-13-2012 07:00 AM

Got my new panel and a check!! All is good.

SoSlow 12-13-2012 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by miguelitro (Post 19756259)
i'd make him use technology as a punishment.
Mike

Careful - don't want to push too far:

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/am...t-the-show.htm

SoSlow 12-13-2012 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by killianm (Post 20239508)
Got my new panel and a check!! All is good.

Glad that you're okay (and the bike is good too).

:clap

r77toy 12-15-2012 05:29 PM

Don't mess with them Amish, they've got a Mafia.


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