OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles

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Re: OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles

Post by jez3122 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:49 pm

Tone Deft wrote:
jez3122 wrote:
8O wrote:Just discovered another niche splinter of cyclesport today - check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b36Yi-Pb1wM - a bit bizarre with the gymnastics context, but unbelievable skills...
Jesus!!!!!!

I can do a wheelie for 3 white lines..... :(
that's funny. as kids all over the world we all measured wheelies the same way, the width of parking lot spaces.
Kids :?: ......this was last week Tone....i'm 36
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Re: OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles

Post by 8O » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:59 pm

jez3122 wrote:Kids :?: ......this was last week Tone....i'm 36
8) :lol:
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Re: OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles

Post by 8O » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:11 pm

Tone Deft wrote:I was watching fixie videos last night, lots of cool ones, lots of repetition.
this one's pretty cool, the slide the guy does at the end goes on for miles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOjx6qI2sIk
...yeah, that one at the end is incredible... I was waiting to see the smoke coming from the tyre and then a catastrophic blowout...
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Re: OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles

Post by Tone Deft » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:19 pm

8O wrote:
jez3122 wrote:Kids :?: ......this was last week Tone....i'm 36
8) :lol:
nice!

I've been riding clipless for the last few years, not as much confidence for doing three line wheelies. what I want are 'campus' pedals which are platforms with SPD cleats, so I can run clipless or clipped. I think I'd fall on my ass pedaling platforms.
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Post by jez3122 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:39 pm

Tone Deft wrote:
8O wrote:
jez3122 wrote:Kids :?: ......this was last week Tone....i'm 36
8) :lol:
nice!

I've been riding clipless for the last few years, not as much confidence for doing three line wheelies. what I want are 'campus' pedals which are platforms with SPD cleats, so I can run clipless or clipped. I think I'd fall on my ass pedaling platforms.
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Re: OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles

Post by Tarekith » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:52 pm

I ride clipless on the road bike, but usually flats on the mtn bike. Too many crazy stunts here for me to run clipless down the hills. That and a few years ago I was nailed by a soccer mom driving a minivan, and tore a bunch of tendons in my ankle. The exact ones I use to clip out, easy enough to do onthe road when I have time, not so much trying to avoid a tree.

The aftermath:

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Re: OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles

Post by Tone Deft » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:02 pm

8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O
oh man...

never really been hit before, it'll be my turn someday. I try to keep these stories in mind when I ride. I almost got hit last week, the fuqr's hood was under my left handlebar, I could feel the engine heat on my leg.

what happened? it's good to learn from others.
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Re: OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles

Post by stutter » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:35 pm

contakt321 wrote:so I can use Max4Live to make a road bike a fixed gear? :lol:
page 6 before there was any reference... testament to the joy of bikes.

and, Tarekith: ouch.

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Re: OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles

Post by Obvious Alias » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:42 pm

8O wrote:Just discovered another niche splinter of cyclesport today - check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b36Yi-Pb1wM - a bit bizarre with the gymnastics context, but unbelievable skills...
Reminds me of flatland riding. Pretty cool!

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Re: OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles

Post by nimbledoe » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:48 am

Hey Tarekith , Tone

I got hit once on my old road bike by a car coming around a corner (cutting me off without indicating...ignoring my lights)

I luckily saw it coming and i put my weight on pedal on the other side from the oncoming car.

The car collected me by the back derailleur just as it was coming to a stop.

Luckily , i just slid with it , hopped off and got away with a slightly bent back derailleur.

I was on the way to a gig , so i just yelled something and kept going.

It kind of made me think that when your number is up , you are going to get nailed.

I ride to all my gigs , don't have a car.

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Re: OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles

Post by Magik » Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:46 am

Tarekith, did the van take your seat too? Or did you just put in on a new bike.

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Post by jez3122 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:20 am

nasty looking crash Tarekith!

I don't wanna know were the seat ended up 8O
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Re: OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles

Post by Oliver Brown » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:02 am

Hervé wrote:Fixed gear (:
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Dude, sweet bike, truly.

But why only a front brake?

I'm just imagining small children and things running infront of you :)

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Post by nebulae » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:26 am

I figure this is good place to post this. My latest song was a tribute to a dear friend who was killed two weeks ago while bicycling in New York City. It's called The Bicycle Philosopher:
http://nebulae.bandcamp.com/track/the-b ... philospher
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Re: OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles

Post by zalo » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:13 am

Oliver Brown wrote:
Hervé wrote:Fixed gear (:
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Dude, sweet bike, truly.

But why only a front brake?

I'm just imagining small children and things running infront of you :)
a rear brake would just be redundant

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