Bicycle thread

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

  1. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    "May, 8,000; other cyclists, nil. I supposed I might just be coming across as a weirdo. So I then tried smiling instead. Still nothing."

    "Don't come over all superior with me, you saddle-faced gits."

    :poser

    That is no bullshit, I could have the most fucked up day ever and about 2 miles into a trip to the beer store, I have a permanent smile affixed to my face.

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  2. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    It's been decades, and I still remember how awful those things were. :lol3 What's amazing is how much we still managed to do with that crappy technology.
  3. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    I won many of BMX races in the 70's on a Ashtabula equipped Schwinn Scrambler. :deal
  4. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    hardly anyone drove cars in San Francisco. my parents only ever had a single car, which was garaged most of the time... they didn't get a second car until we moved into the burbs (Marin) in the 70s.
  5. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    :bow:bow:bow
  6. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    yeah, but I bet it didn't have a chrome springer fork :huh

    or a coaster brake.
  7. Ridge

    Ridge Jitenshado

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    Truth... and that is a sweet beer-getter!
  8. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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  9. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    Did you know these will do over 60 on a nice long hill ,say like just outside of Morrisson,Co. :augie DAMHIKT
  10. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    You sir are correct. :webers

    Regardless, that gold Sting Ray is fun as hell to cruise around on. I ride bikes, all different kinds, big, small, heavy, light, ugly, perdy...dosen't matter. They all have an uncanny ability to put an instant smile on my face, period. :1drink
  11. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    Have you tried one of these?

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  12. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    Thanks Ridge! :slurp
  13. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Learned a new word today: angiogram. I was having a little dizziness when my HR goes above 177 (at my age, go figure) and since my father died of congested heart failure, I decided to go see a cardiologist.

    The stress test showed some parts of my heart may not be getting good blood flow so the angiogram, scheduled for Thursday, will show if it was a false-positive, if I need a stent or two or if it's more serious. FWIW, the echocardiogram was normal so structurally, all is good there.

    All that time and effort to get into shape only to have hereditary factors kick my butt. :deal

    If you don't hear from me after Friday, you'll know it didn't end well. :lol3. (I keed...I keed....I expect no issues!)
  14. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Best of luck! Maybe you'll get bored out, .030 over with new rings, and be good as new!!:deal:lol3
  15. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    :clap

    Thanks man!

    I'll get through this....I have another 1200 in early May. :wink:
  16. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    they powerslide pretty well too :evil
  17. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    I miss mine. :cry

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  18. HappyRiding

    HappyRiding Silly

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    My cousins and I invented Big Wheel Jumping in the mid-seventies. You're welcome.:rofl

    (We did pad our landings with the cushions from my aunt's kitchen chairs. We ended up with sore backsides but it wasn't from the landings. :lol3)
  19. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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  20. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Just need a hill. :thumb

    I wish you the best.

    I don't have problems until I go above 190bpm. At that point, I feel like I can't get enough air. I guess that's my "red zone". :lol3

    No chain tool!