August 16, 2003

Two bikers are riding side by side down a country road. One of them has the zipper on his jacket break, and the flapping in the wind is driving him crazy. So he pulls over and decides to put the jacket on backwards, at least until they get home. It works well enough, if a bit uncomfortable.

A little while later both guys wipe out in a turn when they don't see a patch of loose gravel. They are laying inert in a field, their bikes nearby, when a farmer happens upon them. He immediately calls for help.

"You've got to send an ambulance fast!" he yells into the phone. "These two boys are twisted up pretty bad."

"Are they still breathing?" asks the operator.

"Well, one was, until I turned his head back around the right way....."