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Old 11-15-11, 05:18 PM   #1
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The biggest danger to C and V bikes...

Some might think it's rust, or a dwindling supply of parts...but I submit it is in fact skate boarders. Has anyone else noticed a huge uptick in skaters of late? I think it has to do with bike lanes. I'm really not good at sharing and have found these four wheeled lunatics to be immensely inconsiderate and hazardous in their riding techniques. I'm sure cars probably view me as I view them, but I wish these kids would get their toys out of my lane and riding space.

Get off my lawn!
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We've managed to avoid skateboards with our boys, and for that, I am eternally grateful.

I would perpetually worry for their safety.

I'll happily pay the annual fees to their soccer association to keep them "highly" engaged with activities that don't include jumping off the steps at our dt government center.

...and darting into traffic around our crowded universities.
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Every kid on a sk8board is one less kid in fruit boots.
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What's fruit boots?
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Rollerblades?
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OP: screw you homie, i skate and i'm an avid cyclist and i know better then to stay out of the bike lane. I have been skating for 12 years now, won contests and have been sponsered for skateboarding and also am good friends with a pro skater "Mark Appleyard" If any of you know who that is. Skating is very hard to master and you should respect people who are good at it. Anyone can jump on a bike and ride a decent speed but if you can jump down 12 stairs or air 5 feet out of a 10 foot bowl you are really something special in my book. Not every skater is a hood rat either, we are just normal kids trying to add some thrill to our lives and have our own community of people who love the same passion. Same as road bikes.
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Old 11-15-11, 06:48 PM   #7
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I skate in the bike lanes all the time. I'm usually not skating squirrelly though, just pushing down the road. No more difficult to pass than your average weekend warrior on a hybrid.
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Seems like a pointless rant to me, not sure what skateboards have to do with C&V bicycles.

Plus, I love skateboards, especially longboards. Skate on brothers!

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I don't have any C&V boards, but I ride C&V styled boards:

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Cool to see all the skaters on here. never would have guessed!
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Found an action pic of me shreddin' back in the day:

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OP: screw you homie, i skate and i'm an avid cyclist and i know better then to stay out of the bike lane. I have been skating for 12 years now, won contests and have been sponsered for skateboarding and also am good friends with a pro skater "Mark Appleyard" If any of you know who that is. Skating is very hard to master and you should respect people who are good at it. Anyone can jump on a bike and ride a decent speed but if you can jump down 12 stairs or air 5 feet out of a 10 foot bowl you are really something special in my book. Not every skater is a hood rat either, we are just normal kids trying to add some thrill to our lives and have our own community of people who love the same passion. Same as road bikes.
I have no problem with skating...I don't recall having called skaters hood rats either. I have a problem with skaters in bike lanes and it seems to be a growing trend. They move more slowly and don't belong there. They seem not to like being passed and jump on and off unpredictably. I had one jump into me off a curb last week. Yesterday I had two riding abreast taking the entire lane. I politely tried passing and was intentionally blocked. Plenty of peds and cyclists are jerks as well, but the skate kids seem to be a uniquely annoying and growing group.

Your response is in line with what I've encountered with these kids.
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I always thought the biggest danger to a C&V bike was:


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Seems like a pointless rant to me, not sure what skateboards have to do with C&V bicycles.

Plus, I love skateboards, especially longboards. Skate on brothers!

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Skate on...and out of bike lanes.

For those that have a hard time reading tone, it was somewhat tongue in cheek.
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Old 11-15-11, 07:02 PM   #15
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i wear skate shoes for riding (and everything else). does that count?

skaters and cyclists are brothers. to the rest of the world, we don't belong...no matter where we are.

edit: i recommend everyone travel to marrakech to get some perspective on sharing a road. i'm sure many asian countries are similar (but not quite).
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OP: screw you homie,
What he said! Started skating on metal wheels in the 60's, moved up to a Logan and only retired my Long Board a few years ago as I approach 50 in the fear of bustin' a hip.

Any time you have different vehicles traveling at different speeds in the same space you have to use caution. Cars, motorcycles,trucks & buses seem to do ok, I'm thinkin' skateboards and bicycles will manage somehow.
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Nice pic Lester! Attack that deathbox with a passion!
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I suspect it's just a trend and will go the way of track bikes. It's not as bad as the 4 wheelers in lanes.
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Skating has been around since the early 60's and has been growing bigger and bigger every 10 years. I don't think skaters are going away anytime soon.
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Nope, the misses gave birth to 3 of 'em, sorry Aaron!
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Nope, the misses gave birth to 3 of 'em, sorry Aaron!
At least keep them away from Misfits CDs! I never understood the appeal of Glenn Danzig.
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^^^+1 I can agree with you there Aaron
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Skate on...and out of bike lanes.

For those that have a hard time reading tone, it was somewhat tongue in cheek.
Sorry KonA, I did miss your humor there, it was very subtle? ... but the line between dedicated bicycle trails and multi-use paths is narrowing. The walkers, the dog owners, the boarders, the skaters and whatever else is out there, it's all about sharing. I'd rather see a crowded rail trail/MUP than a full couch of potatoes.

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people that buy them, take them apart and then sell them for parts?
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