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    Forget the bunny hops and front wheel stands and wheelies.
    Can you do the important tricks such as...
    1. picking up a water bottle off the ground at 20 miles per hour? Useful in a feed zone.
    2. peeing off the bike in the middle of a race? (Preferably at the back of the pack.)

    What can you do? And how is it useful?

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    What about the old frame pump in the spokes trick. Always good for a laugh....ok never mind.

    Lets see a show of hands from the people that can pick up a water bottle off the ground while riding their bike. I know for sure I can't do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EventServices
    Forget the bunny hops and front wheel stands and wheelies.
    Can you do the important tricks such as...
    1. picking up a water bottle off the ground at 20 miles per hour? Useful in a feed zone.
    2. peeing off the bike in the middle of a race? (Preferably at the back of the pack.)

    What can you do? And how is it useful?

    Photo taken during the 1989 Tour de Trump somewhere in Pennsylvania.
    I can wretch my brains out at the end of a long sprint - I'm not sure how useful it is however.
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    Haha....I almost tried peeing on the bike about a week ago, but I wimped out and found a dumpster to pee behind. I guess since I'm a first-timer I should wait for a tailwind.
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    Well I can pick up a water bottle off the ground on my mountain bike while riding on the grass. I started practicing it because I read it somewhere that it was a way to develop bike handling skills. Like riding rollers or anything else it takes some practice but it's not too hard.

    As you ride up to the bottle you actually have to lean the bike away from the side that the bottle is on so that the weight of the bike leaning right counters your body leaning left....sort of like counter stearing in turns
    If you try it make sure you practice picking up the bottle with both hands. You'll find you'll be naturally better with one hand over the other.
    I'm sure you could do this on a road bike on the road but I would think that pavement would be harder because the water bottle would slide away if you didn't grab it just right.

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    [QUOTE=EventServices]
    Can you do the important tricks such as...
    1. picking up a water bottle off the ground at 20 miles per hour? Useful in a feed zone.
    QUOTE]

    A bigger trick for most is finding a girlfriend or wife willing to do team hand-ups at road races throughout the season.

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    I'm trying to teach myself to put the chain back on the ring in case it slips off. Has only happened once or twice, but having to stop to fix it really sucks. I don't race yet, but I will be.
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    A guy who once raced for our club could do a track stand, then roll backwards, lock his back wheel, do a backroll while still clipped in, roll completely over (360 degrees) and return to his wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeOxfordCT
    If you try it make sure you practice picking up the bottle with both hands.
    Being entirely too literal for a moment, I had a good laugh when I pictured someone reaching for the bottle with both hands simultaneously... Definitely a Calvin and Hobbes moment.
    I was impressed when Dave managed to pick up a notebook off the ground while riding in Breaking Away.
    The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HigherGround
    Being entirely too literal for a moment, I had a good laugh when I pictured someone reaching for the bottle with both hands simultaneously... Definitely a Calvin and Hobbes moment.
    I was impressed when Dave managed to pick up a notebook off the ground while riding in Breaking Away.

    I knew someone would think that when I wrote it......

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    OK, here it is. In street clothes. On wet pavement. Without helmet. And a small bottle.

    This is handy when you miss a hand up in the feed zone, and your support crew mysteriously leaves a full bottle along the road a few miles later.
    I think it was Davis Phinney that got caught doing this. Not sure.

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    Just for fun, here's a Sharpie Pen.

    I was going to use a dime, but I spent my last one on bike stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeOxfordCT
    I knew someone would think that when I wrote it......
    Well, I've never been accused of having a "middle of the bell curve" sense of humor. At least it keeps me from getting bored.
    The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EventServices
    Just for fun, here's a Sharpie Pen.
    Was the rider travelling at 40 km/h? I'm assuming that's you. I can't tell you how many times I've been riding along and been asked to sign a chick's rack and thought 'If I only had a Sharpie'.
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    the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me."

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    Quote Originally Posted by EventServices
    Just for fun, here's a Sharpie Pen.

    I was going to use a dime, but I spent my last one on bike stuff.
    Man, that hurts just looking at it...
    Bonus points if you kept the bar end out of your ear when you came back up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DXchulo
    Haha....I almost tried peeing on the bike about a week ago,
    Whose bike did you try to pee on and what did its owner do to deserve it?

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    How about the ability to shoot a snot rocket from either nostril with sharpshooter accuracy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaco
    How about the ability to shoot a snot rocket from either nostril with sharpshooter accuracy?
    This is how I take out competitors. Actually I've seen close calls when people haven't shouted "On your left".
    "When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that
    the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me."

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    Whose bike did you try to pee on and what did its owner do to deserve it?
    Next time somebody in a car makes me mad I'm just going to whip it out and pee on their tires like a dog.
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    Hmmm...I wonder if women would have an advantage over us on this one? In every other situation in the world, it is always easier for a man to take a pee, but perhaps women could do this one easier.

    These are the kinds of thoughts that kept me out of the really good schools.
    "When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that
    the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me."

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedal
    Hmmm...I wonder if women would have an advantage over us on this one? In every other situation in the world, it is always easier for a man to take a pee, but perhaps women could do this one easier.

    These are the kinds of thoughts that kept me out of the really good schools.

    Quote from Caddyshack, "......well the world needs ditch diggers too..".

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    JoeOxfordCT...

    I'm actually a Government worker!! HA HA!
    "When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that
    the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me."

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    I was riding with a mate recently and had to stop for a squirt. He kept riding and when I caught back up he showed me how to do it on bike and one does not pee in one's pants. Pretty basic stuff given the equipment men have.

    Not without a drinking straw pedal.
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    I never tried for the water bottle or sharpie but did save myself a fall when I couldn't get unclipped at a light. I leaned it over put my hand on the ground and shoved as hard as I could manage to right myself...off I went.

    I'm not going to lie, I was amazed by the whole thing and probably couldn't do it again though.

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