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Old 09-30-06, 02:30 PM   #1
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bless me forum for i have sinned

. . . i rode my bike on the sidewalk for a couple of blocks last week.

confession time! who's next?
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Old 09-30-06, 02:40 PM   #2
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I rode with under-inflated tires.
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Old 09-30-06, 03:01 PM   #3
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I bought a carbon fibre bike with no mounts for fenders.....
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My bike has been on top of the car for a week, and I have been driving to campus/work.
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Old 09-30-06, 03:10 PM   #5
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I don't have a rack or a backpack, fenders,or lights, and don't plan to get any.
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Old 09-30-06, 03:12 PM   #6
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Aint you sinners afraid of being excommutetated?
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I rode my girlfriend's exercise bike so I could stay home and watch a DVD while she was at work this morning.
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Old 09-30-06, 03:15 PM   #8
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My bike has been on top of the car for a week, and I have been driving to campus/work.
Did you truly believe that your bike was gonna get lonely?
You can leave your bike at home when you need to drive, there not like dogs, they dont enjoy riding in the car.

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Old 09-30-06, 03:17 PM   #9
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My commuter bike has a Sun downhill double-wide front rim and an XTR cassette.
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My commuter bike has a Sun downhill double-wide front rim and an XTR cassette.
I parked my ride on a rack next to a Cannondale full-suspension oversized-tubing bike with Deep V's laced to disc hub conversions, and 25c Bontrager slicks. You're excused.
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I rode with my shorts inside out one day this week. It wasn't that I was too lazy to change them right, I just didn't care. I figured with my shirt untucked, who's gonna see the lable. They seemed a little shinier than usual too. Anyways, I hope I can get to sleep tonight now that I relinquished all that guilt.
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I rode home from a team ride in the dark without my commuter lights because they'd be way too dorky on the road bike for this particular ride (I did stash my blinkies and put them on after!).

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I don't have a helmet (it's in the mail right now being delivered).
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I don't wear a helmet either. I have two, I just hate 'em.
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Old 09-30-06, 07:42 PM   #16
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. . . i rode my bike on the sidewalk for a couple of blocks last week.




Oh, and I forgot to turn on a perfectly-good superblinkie before riding at sundown just now
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Old 09-30-06, 07:50 PM   #17
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Hubris.

Well, wasn't commuting, but... I wiped out on my Volpe in cycling attire (well, baggies and a zoic joyride tee, not quite roadie gear) on the West Side Greenway 'cause I was trying to pass some peds right after I had just passed some a young couple on bikes, cut it too close and skimmed the asphalt/grass border with my tires (sidewalls OK, 1 inch dip to grass from asphalt)... Wiped out back on the path...
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I went for a ride on the MUP today and pedaled really slow.

Oh, and it was dark yesteray by the time I got home. No lights. Thought I could wait until the anti daylight savings time change.
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I don't signal turns if I don't see traffic, and I never signal braking.
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I got 11/12 of the way to work and realized I forgot my helmet and cell phone.
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Old 09-30-06, 08:51 PM   #21
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LOL! you know the only possible answer to that image is 'bite me', right?
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LOL! you know the only possible answer to that image is 'bite me', right?
Bah! I drool mercilessly on your hand!


THIS'LL teach you to ride on the sidewalk!
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Last Monday, I got all the way to work, saw my reflection in the plate glass and realized that I didn't have my helmet on.
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Bah! I drool mercilessly on your hand!

i will never, ever, ever, ever ride on the sidewalk again. i may even avoid walking on one.
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I ride on the sidewalk all the time. Hardly ever a pedestrian or bicyclist. Some of it's asphalt.
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