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Gummee! 01-24-2008 05:27 PM

Yield to Life

Interesting idea. Hope it works.

I don't have the dosh to help at the moment, but once I start getting paid...

M

PackMule 01-24-2008 05:41 PM

Hey Merc,


I wanna see a youtube of the first attempt... :deal


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Mercury264 01-24-2008 06:14 PM

:lol3

I will not be watching those until after my first attempt...

PackMule 01-24-2008 09:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mercury264
:lol3

I will not be watching those until after my first attempt...


Ya might learn a thing or two...

Mercury264 01-25-2008 07:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PackMule
Ya might learn a thing or two...

OK will do :D

Thanks Nate :thumb

Still sitting on my kitchen floor. Not had the nerve to try it just yet....I will this weekend though.

Gummee! 01-25-2008 07:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mercury264
OK will do :D

Thanks Nate :thumb

Still sitting on my kitchen floor. Not had the nerve to try it just yet....I will this weekend though.

Far be it for me to call ANYone a wuss...

:augie

M

flip18436572 01-25-2008 07:58 AM

Honestly, if you have not been on rollers before, I would suggest being in a doorway.

Mercury264 01-25-2008 08:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
Far be it for me to call ANYone a wuss...

:augie

M

Sadly, work (sucks) is getting in the way at the moment and tonight is...well as anyone who knows me will tell you....BEER NIGHT :freaky

p.s. I am being a wuss though :D

Mercury264 01-25-2008 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flip18436572
Honestly, if you have not been on rollers before, I would suggest being in a doorway.

I may not be able to do that. What I had hoped to try is putting it next to a window on one side and have a chair on the other - I can easily grab either/both if I need to.

We'll see how that works out and re-adjust as necessary :huh

Gummee! 01-25-2008 08:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mercury264
I may not be able to do that. What I had hoped to try is putting it next to a window on one side and have a chair on the other - I can easily grab either/both if I need to.

We'll see how that works out and re-adjust as necessary :huh

Careful with the winder thing... I don't wanna hear/see another 'oops!' thread!

M

flip18436572 01-25-2008 08:23 AM

I don't think being by a window is such a good idea, but as long as the window is above you when you are riding, it might be ok. A wall and a chair would be better than a window.

Mercury264 01-25-2008 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flip18436572
I don't think being by a window is such a good idea, but as long as the window is above you when you are riding, it might be ok. A wall and a chair would be better than a window.

It's a window in a 3-season porch so there's actually no glass in the window (if that's what you were getting at) - it's just got a perspex screen in at the moment so it's pretty safe.

It does have a nice window sill though to hang onto should (when :D) the need arises.

flip18436572 01-25-2008 09:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mercury264
It's a window in a 3-season porch so there's actually no glass in the window (if that's what you were getting at) - it's just got a perspex screen in at the moment so it's pretty safe.

It does have a nice window sill though to hang onto should (when :D) the need arises.

Yes, that was my concern, and the same for Gummee, from what he posted also.

Mercury264 01-25-2008 09:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flip18436572
Yes, that was my concern, and the same for Gummee, from what he posted also.

:thumb

I wonder what the breaking point of perspex is though....I wonder if it can handle a big fat guy hitting it with his head. Hmmmmm might have to research that.

:D

PackMule 01-25-2008 10:19 AM

Watch the videos. Might convince you not to go near the window... :lol3

I've never been on rollers, but just by watching the vids (and someone who's been on them can verify/refute this), I'd NOT hold your bars from the drops/hoods. I'd stay as far to the inside as you can. Leverage looks to be a bad thing...


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