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Minoura scale: one - Molly: zero.

IMGP0575.JPGLong story short:

I was putting some wheels down on the floor and put this hook into my eye socket.


IMGP0576.JPGIt went in and up and I had to get on my tippy toes and pull it out of my skull.

It hurt like hell. Still does.

Freak accident right?

IMGP0579.JPGI remember getting lunch a little earlier that day and as I was leaving the cafe I walked under a ladder. I stopped for a sec and thought to myself “oh Molly, don’t be supersticious.”.

But, take it from me.

Don’t walk under ladders.

Or put big-ass hooks into your eye sockets. Have you ever hung by your eyes from something?


Anyone got any gnarly stories about near eyeball loss?


9 comments for “Minoura scale: one - Molly: zero.”

  1. Yipes!!! Can you see allright n stuff? Well this story might be part urban legend since it was a friend of a friend deal, but here goes….Appratently there was some blind mechanic at a schwinn shop somewhere in Illinois and he had some kind of procedure to fix his eye, only to have a bar end or brake lever of some kind swing around and re injure his eye. Again, who knows about the validity, just something told from one bike shop feller to another. Anyway, hope the eye heals up real quick

    Posted by Jason | August 27, 2006, 11:07 am
  2. Use it.

    Posted by Brian | August 27, 2006, 12:24 pm
  3. Don’t leave us hanging….how much does your eyeball weigh?

    Posted by JV | August 28, 2006, 7:56 am
  4. JV,
    “dont leave us HANGING”

    you are a terrible person

    Posted by Peter | August 28, 2006, 5:44 pm
  5. Ok, ok.

    The eye came in at 200 grams.

    I figure with the bruising and scratches I’ll drop around 100 grams off my browridge.


    Oh, JV don’t think I’m going to give your carbon composite Trek mountain bike with cantiever brakes any special attention…

    Posted by Molly | August 28, 2006, 8:48 pm
  6. cork that hook, Molly!

    Posted by matt w | August 28, 2006, 9:17 pm
  7. Molly’s shiner sez: “Oh, JV don’t think I’m going to give your carbon composite Trek mountain bike with cantiever brakes any special attention…”

    If you booby trap it, go big. When that bike goes, I want it to fail *spectacularly.* It should be obvious that I’m not yet properly motivated to buy a new MTB. :)

    BTW, my badass carbon cross fork and I will be there and ready to learn at the next VS cross clinic.

    Posted by JV | August 29, 2006, 9:55 pm
  8. uhh ohh… JV’s got puns of steel!

    Posted by Quenton | September 2, 2006, 11:16 pm
  9. When I was 4 or 5 my brother shoved a lit sparkler into my eye.

    When I was 7, I was lighting a “Killer bee” firework. There was something wrong w/ it I guess, it exploded in my face. I was blind for a month. good times.
    My right eye is way worse than my left because of this.

    Posted by josh m | September 20, 2006, 2:46 pm

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