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nomiles 03-15-2010 09:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rajflyboy
Roads are for cars and not bicycles. You on a bicycle have no chance against a 4000 pound vehicle.

When I see cyclists riding in rush hour on major 4 lane streets through the city I make sure to NOT give them any extra room. They don't deserve it. Go find a better, safer place to ride!

What an asshole.

skwidd 03-15-2010 10:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nomiles
What an asshole.

Have you seen how happy those fuckers look, how fit they are, and how quickly they get around the city while everyone else is stuck in their mobile phone boths?
They must be stopped! :lol3

TheYeti 03-15-2010 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skwidd
Have you seen how happy those fuckers look, how fit they are, and how quickly they get around the city while everyone else is stuck in their mobile phone boths?
They must be stopped! :lol3

They make the rest of us look so fat. Evil bike riders.....

Askel 03-16-2010 03:53 AM

Mike Magnuson is blogging.

I mostly blame him for my little bicycling problem because of his book Heft On Wheels.

When he's not posting King Missile videos and ripping on academics (topics which I enjoy as well) he writes some pretty funny shit about cycling.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Magnuson
At while later, at the Fletcher Street Bridge turnaround, where of course I turned the fuck around, I saw a blinding blue flash approaching, a rider I had seen a number of times before, middle-aged, head down, grimace and gray stubble, hands on the brake-lever hoods, enough menace and unhappiness in his face to make Stalin seem like Rachel Ray taking a bite out of a flourless dark chocolate brownie. My inner Stalin-hater came out. I waited for him. I clicked into the big ring. I was ready. Fuckin-A the guy blew by without saying hello – sure sign he was to dickheads what Anita Bryant once was to Florida oranges – and I dove into his draft and caught his wheel and announced I was there, I was on his wheel. This guy? He didn’t acknowledge me and didn’t change his hammering position even in the slightest, just kept pedaling like the evil Stalinlike machine that Joel Friel and his training bible has created in those among the general populace whose intelligence quotients drop forty percent when they ride a bicycle. This guy had all the Stalinlike gear, too: the PowerTap cranks, the full Assos kit, the custom carbon bike. But to give him his due, he ramped it up and ramped it up till he was piling along at 28 miles per hour, which I don’t give a fuck how fast you think you are, that’s pretty fucking fast (my buddy Professor would insist that 28 miles per hour is actually slow). I hung with this guy for a while, for a couple of miles, then exposed my inner Oscar Mayer Weiner to the world and dropped off his wheel. Fuck.


Zodiac 03-16-2010 06:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rajflyboy
Roads are for cars and not bicycles. You on a bicycle have no chance against a 4000 pound vehicle.

When I see cyclists riding in rush hour on major 4 lane streets through the city I make sure to NOT give them any extra room. They don't deserve it. Go find a better, safer place to ride!


you were being sarcastic I hope....?:huh

fifthcircle 03-16-2010 06:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Askel
Mike Magnuson is blogging.

I mostly blame him for my little bicycling problem because of his book Heft On Wheels.

When he's not posting King Missile videos and ripping on academics (topics which I enjoy as well) he writes some pretty funny shit about cycling.

Nice. Just "followed" him. I scrolled down and read the post about his old cowbell. Funny shit!

Gummee! 03-16-2010 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perry
you were being sarcastic I hope....?:huh

Ya think?

M

JeffPrice 03-16-2010 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
There are 22 outdoor tracks in the United States:M

I live just down from the Alpenrose track here in SW Pdx; it is private property - a Dairy. They have several venues that they make public for organizations to run - a quartermidget racetrack, the softball and little league fields [the Little League and Softball World Series play here] and they used to have a BMX track [until curmudgeon neighbors and liability issues raised their heads]. They also host a cyclocross on their property. Alpenrose Dairy folks are really generous and are long standing supporters of the neighborhood.

Anyway - I've ridden on the track a few times - okay, I took the road bike on it to see what it was like. It is not such a weird shape as it is a compact track with steep banking - steepest in the nation I believe at over 40 degrees? They say you have to go a minimum of 13 mph to stay up on the banking without sliding down. That's not far from the truth. The track is steep enough you really just ride the thing and you will turn. The spectators can watch from the ends and peer down on cyclists. It's a great place and they have a few large events there in the summers - free spectating and some big names come out.

The track is concrete and a number of years ago was falling into disrepair - there was a big bump/crack at the entry to turn 3. They did a good amount of refurbishment on it and restarted the racing. OBRA has some info on the work and the racing. They [OBRA racers] also have classes during the summers - show up and someone will teach you track cycling fundamentals.

There is a big push to get another velodrome in the state - indoors. They are trying for Eugene or the old Memorial Coliseum in downtown Portland. Unfortunately, that would seal the fate of the Alpenrose track.

skibum69 03-16-2010 02:18 PM

cool, nice of them. I think Forest City has steeper banking, it scared me pretty good when I tried it-to make me even more wobbly I was on a bike with road geometry instead of track geometry which didn't help at all.


I did actually go pedal around on my coffee bike today, it felt pretty good for th first time out this year. The windtrainer must be helping.:lol3

rajflyboy 03-16-2010 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perry
you were being sarcastic I hope....?:huh

No

Its not a safe way to ride. Sorry.

Zodiac 03-16-2010 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
Ya think?

M


see above

TheNedster 03-16-2010 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perry
see above

No worries. It's warming up nicely here. Many motorists have their windows down on their slog home in the afternoon. Most of these are right at my ass level. Enjoy some flatuence a la sweaty khakis, cager monkey.:kat :ricky

Gummee! 03-16-2010 09:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perry
see above

:norton

M

Zodiac 03-16-2010 09:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
:norton

M


I don't get it, private joke?

He said he wasn't being sarcastic.

Gummee! 03-16-2010 09:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perry
I don't get it, private joke?

He said he wasn't being sarcastic.

Sorry mang.

Him :norton not you

M


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