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    Do you shift?

    Not if you're a real man. You're riding a fixie now.

    Pcad is Wussy. He has a derailleur on his bicycle.

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    Real men ride unicycles.

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    shift happens.
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshi View Post
    Real men ride unicycles.
    Yeah, but real real men ride unicycles, on rollers, while playing Wii tennis, right?
    Can you pass the test?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshi View Post
    Real men ride unicycles.
    Fixed.

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    Yo kidz: You tellin' me I'm not a real man?
    At age 75, got in over a quarter million miles on bicycles . . . anything from 3 to 27-speeds.
    So how many miles you got in, sonny???

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    Quote Originally Posted by zonatandem View Post
    Yo kidz: You tellin' me I'm not a real man?
    At age 75, got in over a quarter million miles on bicycles . . . anything from 3 to 27-speeds.
    So how many miles you got in, sonny???
    Nothing is quite as gratifying for Pcad as somebody who claims to be older than him on these boards. That ROCKS. How many miles do I have in? Over 100K pops. I'm quite confident that I will be flattened by a motor vehicle long before I hit 250K. Hopefully.

    By the way, I typically don't try to tell somebody 75+ anything. I'm really not sure if they're going to hear me anyway. Forgive me if I bust balls on age, I may not get this chance again for a very long time.

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    "what?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Nothing is quite as gratifying for Pcad as somebody who claims to be older than him on these boards. That ROCKS. How many miles do I have in? Over 100K pops. I'm quite confident that I will be flattened by a motor vehicle long before I hit 250K. Hopefully.

    By the way, I typically don't try to tell somebody 75+ anything. I'm really not sure if they're going to hear me anyway. Forgive me if I bust balls on age, I may not get this chance again for a very long time.
    Yeah, I've got about 150K at this point, but I'm not piling them on as fast as I used to

    I don't shift on my single speed, but I only ride it once/week, on the days when I'm a real man

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    Shift This

    Or Here.

    *edit* Check out The Run. I haven't watched it in a while but it has a Bourne type feel to it. Only disappointment is no heel-toe in the hairpin.

    Doh it just ended. It's only the first bit. *end edit*

    I thought you bought a car. lol.

    I'm way below 100k. I hit 10k in one year only once. This year is like 2.5k, most of it before March. Sad.

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    Real men are still racing . . . cyclocross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronbridal View Post
    Real men are still racing . . . cyclocross . . . singlespeed
    fixed
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    Quote Originally Posted by 'nother View Post
    Yeah, but real real men ride unicycles, on rollers, while playing Wii tennis, right?
    I'm sure we'll actually see that on youtube some day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 'nother View Post
    fixed
    fixed speed comes after race season, not during it for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronbridal View Post
    fixed speed comes after race season, not during it for me
    Ha ha. Now *that* would be a real man (racing CX fixed).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 'nother View Post
    Ha ha. Now *that* would be a real man (racing CX fixed).
    I would like to see it though

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronbridal View Post
    I would like to see it though
    Maybe we'll see *that* on YouTube someday, too. We can only hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
    Shift This

    Or Here.

    *edit* Check out The Run. I haven't watched it in a while but it has a Bourne type feel to it. Only disappointment is no heel-toe in the hairpin.

    Doh it just ended. It's only the first bit. *end edit*

    I thought you bought a car. lol.

    I'm way below 100k. I hit 10k in one year only once. This year is like 2.5k, most of it before March. Sad.

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    Damn, those are full-size videos! Where'd you find that gem of a link??

    I love me some Nissan. Grew up pretending to be Paul Newman in my pops Datsun racecar (SCCA D-Prod).
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlfreddy View Post
    Damn, those are full-size videos! Where'd you find that gem of a link??

    I love me some Nissan. Grew up pretending to be Paul Newman in my pops Datsun racecar (SCCA D-Prod).
    I forget how I got it. I was looking around for vids and stuff for Nissan.

    If car racing weren't so expensive I'd probably be racing cars. As it is I live for empty and poorly designed (i.e. low speed limit) entrance/exit ramps, any excuse to heel/toe (parking the car, exit ramps, turns, etc), and good lines through turns no matter what speed. And the occasional free/cheap autocross. And I tell all my family members that going +0 really is a better size tire and they really do want HPS or EBC pads. lol. Even my wife is on more squared off tires and HPS/Brembos on her otherwise stock civic.

    And she's getting Koni Yellows

    cdr
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
    As it is I live for empty and poorly designed (i.e. low speed limit) entrance/exit ramps, any excuse to heel/toe (parking the car, exit ramps, turns, etc), and good lines through turns no matter what speed.
    Man, we should carpool. Exactly how I drive. Lately I've been enjoying cornering at 5k rpm, at the traction limit, and suddenly lifting off the accelerator to oversteer the rest of the turn. Yum.

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    I have two more weeks of 'cross left, and it'll be fixed-gear on the road and single-speed mtb offroad.

    But I have to wonder how much training benefit either really offers. My cross bike with touring or studded tires and fenders seem like a better winter bike set up. And while the fixed keeps your legs spinning (and there by keeping you warm), I'm not really buying the perfect spin thing (since the flywheel effect will get you through the dead spots.) But I figure you can keep your own legs spinning, and by shifting in to a bigger gear, you can get a better resistance workout to boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Not if you're a real man. You're riding Powercranks now.

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    If any of you had one hair on your bike racer balls you'd be riding a Powercrank Fixie from now until February. You Wussies.

    I ride behind a guy who rides those Powercranks in the winter on some weekends. It's like watching QB Joe Thiesmann's leg break over and over again (infamous brutal NFL film clip from about 15 years ago). I try not to look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitterken View Post
    I have two more weeks of 'cross left, and it'll be fixed-gear on the road and single-speed mtb offroad.

    But I have to wonder how much training benefit either really offers. My cross bike with touring or studded tires and fenders seem like a better winter bike set up. And while the fixed keeps your legs spinning (and there by keeping you warm), I'm not really buying the perfect spin thing (since the flywheel effect will get you through the dead spots.) But I figure you can keep your own legs spinning, and by shifting in to a bigger gear, you can get a better resistance workout to boot.
    Fixed gear is a bike that you ride in the wrong gear 95% of the time

    Fixed riding does have its place. A lot of riders do some early season LSD on a fixie in a small gear, never getting out of the saddle and just spinning the whole time, up steep hills, on downhills. And riding the track is a great complement for criterium racers sprinting skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bitterken View Post
    I'm not really buying the perfect spin thing (since the flywheel effect will get you through the dead spots.)
    U-oh. Is that the sound of sleeping giants awakening that I hear in the distance?
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