Bicycle thread

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

  1. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    with flat pedals, the 'scrape' thing doesn't work real well, except with pin-pedals, I find it does.
  2. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    It works much better with pins. Without pins, you need to angle the pedal to make sure your foot doesn't slide off when using the 'scrape' technique.
  3. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Fixed for reality :rofl

    And dully noted. I'll stick to the open home sites across from my house for the first few rides (or, the falling experience with some riding thrown in for fun).
  4. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Its my buddy's 45th b-day today. He wants to do a 45mi mixed surface ride. :ricky

    ...leaving from his place in a little over an hour. Supposed to be darn near 60 later but what does he do?! Rides in the AM when its freaking COLD out! :vardy

    M
  5. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I want your job :lol3

    How the hell do you get all this riding in :dunno
  6. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    The down side to all this riding is no clients. No clients = very little $.

    I'm in the 'more time than money' part of 'I have enough $ and no time, or no $ and enough time to ride' equation.

    M
  7. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Qouting myself 'cause I'm cool like that.

    And these clipless pedals are weird! I am glad I didn't go to the trails for the first ride. I will get used to them, but I think I almost fell every single time I came to a stop. Not a natural feel at all! Just have to train my brain what to do when stopping, but it will come.
  8. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Soft ground is good for the first few times! I had just gotten a new pair of time Atac's back in '99, and was fooling around in a neighbors driveway. I did a wheelie, bounced off a pine tree, and landed shoulder first on gravel.:cry Couldn't unclip in time with fresh cleats. 3rd degree AC separation... Good luck!
  9. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    I rode with flats for the first time in months. It was horrible. I had to keep readjusting my foot placement, and I couldn't generate anywhere near the power I had with clipless pedals. It made the bike feel 30 lbs heavier! :puke1 Once you get used to clipless, there's no going back.
  10. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    It could have been worse. You could have broken your hip and needed surgery to put the pieces back together. Like someone else I know. :augie
  11. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Wow, no kidding. :eek1 I'm still amazed that you could do that much damage to yourself tipping over!!!!!! You seem to have gotten over it pretty well!:deal
  12. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    It was an unusual accident. The doctor said that had I been moving at the time, it would have been a glancing blow, unlikely to result in a fracture. Good thing they had three long screws handy. :D

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  13. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    Argh!

    Commuted in today on the pedal bike and got right-hooked. Bruised hip/cheek and lost some knuckle skin, but other than that I'm fine. More pissy about the scratched skewer and the driver that bolted after impact.

    I should have realized what was happening sooner. I may have been able to avoid the collision if I'd been a bit more cautious/alert.

    I'll have to check the Black Friday sales online, too. My Hincapie bib has a quarter-sized hole in the left cheek now. :cry
  14. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Haymarket's first winter bike league map

    We did most of the ride today, but we kinda cut off the top of the ride but turning left onto Carter's Farm and riding Parsons down to Hulbert's and then on to Halfway. In our defense, we'd ridden up from Warrenton and had to ride back to Warrenton.

    4+hrs and 51.5mi of mixed surface riding. It was actually mostly gravel roads. :thumb I got 'pipped at the line' at the top of Bull Run Mtn after having towed B's ass up there, but I got him on Busthead Rd a little (lot) later. :ricky

    So our actual path was Warrenton out Blackwell to Blantyre. Crossed 55/66 and kept going on Old Busthead to Waterfall. We turned right onto Waterfall and left onto Old Bull Run Mtn Rd. Followed most of the ride from there. We retraced our steps from the bottom of Busthead back to Warrenton.

    Have I mentioned my legs are tired?! If I haven't, they are.

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    Snack time again!
  15. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Bummer dood. I've BTDT too.

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  16. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Didya tell him that soon enough it'll become so ingrained that if he's about to go over the bars he'll know how to unclip so he can jump and land on his feet? BTDT

    Till then, expect to fall. Typically it'll be at a dead stop.

    M
  18. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    :nod

    Good advice from all of 'ya!
  19. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    In front of lots of people.

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  20. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    set em loose for a while,till it becomes secord nature then tighten em up. it's a helpless feeling ,stopping ,wiggling your feet wildly as you slowly tip over. knowing what's comming. while your friends are doing this :rofl Good luck You'll get it soon enough