Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. vfr700

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    I think you did read it correctly. Piss off the motoring public and expect aggravated assault in the form of a car brake checking you...copy that. I think a violent felony is appropriate given the circumstances, after all they bring it on themselves.
  2. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    wow you must be fun at parties
  3. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    I've lost the subject-verb agreement in your last statement. Who brought what on themselves? The dr. who is going to jail for passing and then causing an accident while injuring two cyclists OR the cyclists who were riding in a legal manner?
  4. vfr700

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    It was a fragmented thought. How one can lay any blame on the cyclists for such a violent act ("...riders do bring this on themselves") is absurd. Regardless of how the cyclists were riding, agg. assault with a vehicle is an egregious response.
  5. melville

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    I thought the first bridge looked familiar, then the Notch Road sign, but Blair Bridge confirmed it. Nice ride! Been 25 years since I did that one, glad to see the road connecting SN road to 175 at Wishman Hill is still open. I'll be there in a coupla weeks showing my kids Big Rock and all the other Mad River swimming holes.
  6. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Thanks - I think the punishment fit the crime and for the icing on the cake, I'm sure a civil action will quickly follow.

    (I'm in Ahwatukee - have recently started riding the Saturday morning rides with the PMBC - if you're on any of these, look for me - a blue recumbent.)
  7. vfr700

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    I find myself on Pecos every now and then, hopefully we will cross paths.
  8. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Good deal - I'm taking a week off the bike and that ends Saturday. After that, I'm on Pecos and other parts of Ahwatukee from roughly 0430 to 0530 most morning at least until the heat breaks and I can ride after work. Hope to see you out - safe riding otherwise.
  9. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    The text underneath says that he was inconsolable after losing the race because the cleat on his shoe came loose from the pedal.

    :tough
  10. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    Plantation triathlete Molli Serrano was riding through Weston with more than 30 cyclists when a sheriff's deputy stopped them around dawn, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

    Serrano was the only one given a $65 ticket on March 6. Her offense: riding outside the bike lane – a violation the deputy said was committed by most everyone in the group. Deputy Dominic Raimondi says Serrano got the ticket because she stood out in her purple outfit. He said there were so many cyclists, he had to choose one, so he chose to "fixate" on the woman in purple.

    Serrano, a cancer survivor, wears purple to bring awareness to pancreatic cancer. The group left the bike lane to pass a slower rider – which is allowed by state law, said her attorney, Jonathan Ewing. Serrano, a stay-at-home mom who rides 200 miles a week with the Weston Flyers, said she's contesting the ticket as a matter of principle.
  11. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    I'm glad the cops are finally doing something about these lawless hooligans.


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  12. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Completely off topic from the last few posts, but I forgot to mention this when it happened.

    So, last week I was at my local trail for the first time feeling really good about myself for wanting to be in better shape and have fun doing it. Well, along comes this guy who is doing much better than me which is reasonable. However, he is pedaling kinda funny. I get to looking, and he only has ONE LEG! :eek1 Riding a MTB!

    Much respect to that guy :freaky
  13. ScootTour

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    I know that feeling. My first year of cycling I thought I was doing good until a couple on mountain bikes and huge tires passed me up on the paved road while having a conversation. I was riding a carbon fiber road bike.
  14. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    LOL! Wrong feeling. He was starting from the parking lot as I finished, I have no idea how fast he was. That said, he looked like he had been doing this for a long time, so I bet he would have been faster/more efficient than me.

    I just meant that I really respected the guy for doing something he loved, even though the odds were against him.
  15. ScootTour

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    dig it, yeah it was at that moment that I fully understood that it is indeed the rider, not the bike.
  16. Aurelius

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    With only one leg, he'd certainly have a weight advantage.


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  17. Mr Head

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    his working form home deal and working a split shift allowed me to go for another ride today. I didn't even feel like the half awake dead since I got a whole 6 hours sleep last nght.:clap

    Middle of the day, (hot if you stood around in the sun, perfect at 15 mph), so down and back up the trail for an hour each way. Stopped at the park for water and a Gu. Then up the face. Feeling better. Down to 165 today. Ten more and I'll be closer.

    We did this health accessment at work every year. First year I did it they told me I was borderline obease at 180 and 5'10". :huh
    So, I got more serious about diet and this bike. Then a year later similar story only I was maybe two pounds lighter.

    Maybe...

    Then I bought the Roubaix, and got more serious.
    Now, I'm looking at this as how I have to live since this past winters lower back disk fun. I still have this lump-feeling in my left side but it isn't really painful, just a tight feeling spot if I sit or stand too long. It is supposed to work out with stretching and strengthening my core. I guess that means crunches.

    The tape:
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  18. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    :huh Jesus. Lolo didn't have that big a meltdown and she lost the !$^@$^ Olympics. I think if I were that cameraman, it'd be hard for me to keep from :razor but then I am a bad person sometimes.
  19. Mr Head

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    Great so the cops are really on to the baddies.
    As usual the least common denominator is a cop.
    Big surprise.

    "I focused on the purple clad chick".
    Loser.

    Just drive on by and go look for some teens skateboarding, you might be able to handle that.

    I'm guessing the officer a single, OK lets just go with big boned, white guy with issues...

    Yes, I came of age in the 60's and I think most people in charge are asshats. Other than that I'm good.:lol3

    I know a couple of lawyers who would beat that guy like rented mule.

    :mulie

    :rofl

  20. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I used to race against a guy at the track in Sandy Eggo with only one leg. He was tough to keep up with

    M