Bicycle thread

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

  1. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Oh yea? Well, I once raced against a guy with NO legs and... :lol3

    Seriously, I did once encounter another rider on the trail who was missing both legs. He was riding a specially designed recumbent which allowed him to pedal with his arms. I remember thinking to myself that he couldn't go far because the arms just don't have enough strength in them. Imagine my surprise as I was heading back to see him still on the trail, not far behind me. He had traveled about 15 miles by then. :huh
  2. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    HEY! :ken
  3. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    On Sunday my Daughters and I went for a ride on the tandem and trail-a-bike. It was a 20 mile ride on a rail trail. About 3 miles in we passed a guy with one leg...... It was quiet for a couple of minutes, I was hoping they missed it. I answered questions about it for the next 17 miles. When we hit the end and turned around I knew we were in for it when we saw the guy again. As soon as they saw him they started yelling "HEY DAD! THERE IS THAT GUY WITH ONE LEG!!!! HOW DOES HE DO THAT! WHAT HAPPENS WHEN HE STOPS!! etc. etc" Luckily he seemed to have a good sense of humor.
  4. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    hop and change ... gears?
  5. ScootTour

    ScootTour Long timer

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    totally off topic execpt that its bicycle related.

    bicycle was my gateway drug to the motorcycle universe. Now that I have been in the motorcycle universe my poor bike hasnt been ridden in a month not to mention it has been missing my general attention and focus. I enjoy both but I do miss my bicycle.
  6. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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  7. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Strange as it sounds, for me it was just the opposite. Since I started bicycling, I haven't ridden the motorcycle once. I put a new battery in it yesterday and was surprised to see that it fired right up after having sat still for so many months. :huh
  8. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    My Adventure gets ridden daily. Until the weekend then I generally ignore it and take the bicycle. There was a time when putting 500 to 1,000 miles on that bike over a weekend was pretty normal.
    And the bicycle as often as I can. When I only work 8 hours I can ride everyday as long as I have daylight. Don't like riding in the dark with the critters.:cry

    I don't mind the bunny rabbits, squirrels, and toyland deer. It's the coyotes and mountain lions I am not fond of coming upon in the dark. So far I've only seen coyotes and bobcat at night. This time of year we get more snakes about. I've seen rattlers here and they seem to like the climate so they get good sized. I also say a turtle on the trail it was a good 15" long at the shell and flopping along rather than scuttling. Very flat, green with a long snout. And it headed away from the river.

  9. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    sigh, my cruiser/hybrid that I built up from recycled junk and a lot of new parts got destroyed on sunday... I'd JUST switched the pedals to some BMX 'pin' pedals, which I was really happy with. it was on a hitch rack on the front of our E150 van, my wife was driving down I5 coming home from a 5 day camping trip up north, and had a blowout, lost control when she overbraked on the gravel and the trailer jackknifed, forcing her back out across the traffic lanes and into the side of a FedEx semitruck. Everyone is OK (ok, I have a busted #5 metarsal in my right foot), just wiped out the trailer, van, and bikes.

    an hour earlier, we'd picnicked in Mt Lassen...
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    then, blam. next day at the tow yard, where we were loading our camping gear and my astronomy and photo gear into a u-haul...
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    RIP, Hybrid :(

    a couple weeks before, just after I'd installed the pin pedals...
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  10. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Jeebus! :eek1 Sorry to hear about the loss of your bikes, but you're incredibly fortunate that something much worse didn't happen.
  11. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Thank goodness it wasn't worse - that's a scary story bud.
  12. kannonbal

    kannonbal Been here awhile

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    holy crap! Sorry to hear this, but thank goodness it wasn't worse.

    scary...
  13. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Wow, Pierce, it could have been much worse! Stuff like that really puts life into perspective! The metal things can be replaced. Glad that you are ok...
  14. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Glad to hear that you and the family are safe Pierce!

    Today its only 96 degrees, 5 degrees cooler than the last time I rode the bike! I think I will go ride here in a bit once I leave work!
  15. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    Graphic pic.

    Glad it all worked out as well as it did.
  16. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    :yikes glad y'all are alright!
  17. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    North Baltimore down to the Harbor, then over to Fell's Point & back up Broadway in East Baltimore to 25th Street & back home . There are water mains & sinkholes showing up all over the city, so traffic is upgefuct and all the drivers are po'd. It's faster right now to slice through traffic on a bicycle, but man am I tired of dodging mirrors & doors. It's like being in a really slow mosh pit with a lot of metal hippos. .
  18. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    so, to replace that bitsabike, I'm thinking one of these?

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    thats Specialized Globe Vienna, made in various versions from 2008 to 2010, I think. they have them with internal shift hubs or derailleurs (or fixies), and with disk brakes or U-brakes. now I just need to FIND one for a decent price, hah!
  19. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Actually its starts the night before the night before, so a bit ride on a saturday you start fueling and drinking on Thursday night.

    Makes a BIG difference - but all in moderation.

    Hay Ewe
  20. ducnut

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