Bicyclist are tough. The AMGEN Tour of California has been through our area a few times and it never ceases to amaze me how they totally ignore cables and barbed-wire fences. You would think they would stop and lift their bikes over or under the obstacles, but, no, they just barrel through. Usually the first ten or so competitors pile up at the fence and the rest of the pack rides right over them easily clearing the fences. I wonder if they take turns piling up at the fences? I understand females go nuts over barbed-wire pricked bodies in our area. Maybe that's got something to do with the self-inflicted mutilation.
(Disclaimer: the above is all fiction. The local women insist on tattoos and barbed-wire pricks).
Breckenridge Road, Kern County, California 2015