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Astronaut Tim Kopra evokes cinematic bike spills

Updated: January 20, 2011, 6:50 PM ET
By Jim Caple

All cyclists can feel for astronaut Tim Kopra, who lost his spot on the next mission to the International Space Station because of injuries sustained in a bike accident. We've all been there. You're biking along, enjoying the ride, feeling good, thinking about all the calories you're burning ... and the next thing you know you're on the ground, scraping gravel out of your flesh, staring at a twisted wheel and wondering how you're going to convince Mission Control (i.e., your spouse) that the road ...

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