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Old 08-14-13, 11:04 AM   #1
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rode naked last night....... no idea of ride time

I don't have a computer on my bike and last night I rode home after a thunderstorm that had moved the through the area. I was just trying to be careful while I rode. (slower pace i think)

I forgot to start my stopwatch and enjoyed the ride I think even more.

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Its the only way to ride if you ask me. Then you can concentrate on the world around you and appreciate the beauty.
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Old 08-14-13, 11:29 AM   #3
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I broke 2 computers in less than a year back in '07 and never bothered to buy another one. The only thing I really miss is the clock, so I can tell how late I am for work or dinner.
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No computers, no Strava, no Garmin it's a bike you just sorta ride it.
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So... did you have clothes on or not?
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I had bad luck with cheap computers.
Now I just use stop watch app on my phone if I want a benchmark for a given distance or calculate average speed.
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I've had dreams where I've done that. Usually I'm late for a final in a class I forgot I was taking.
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From your signature, I thought you'd be more modest.
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I actually thought you meant literally naked.

I was expecting you to tout the benefits of the aerodynamics such a strategy offered.
i imagine it would be pretty aerodynamic

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So... did you have clothes on or not?
um for a 11 mile ride from the city center to the suburbs... what do you think

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From your signature, I thought you'd be more modest.
sorry just thought it would be funny to see what people think... plus it is fun to keep people guessing
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i imagine it would be pretty aerodynamic
Would riding naked cancel out the aerodynamic effects of the rack?
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I broke 2 computers in less than a year back in '07 and never bothered to buy another one. The only thing I really miss is the clock, so I can tell how late I am for work or dinner.
I have this thing that tells time that I can strap to my wrist.
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I broke 2 computers in less than a year back in '07 and never bothered to buy another one. The only thing I really miss is the clock, so I can tell how late I am for work or dinner.
Just set an alarm on your phone for 10 minutes before you're supposed to arrive.. so if it starts beeping and you're nowhere near, just bam it up a notch.
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Would riding naked cancel out the aerodynamic effects of the rack?

I think that would depend on the size of the rack.
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I have a computer on at all times, but I don't really pay attention to it. I mainly use it to keep track of total miles for maintenance, and to see how long things like tires and chains last, etc.
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Usually I'm late for a final in a class I forgot I was taking.
I get that one often.
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I was excited to find a reputable brand name computer on a bike I recently found in the trash and I couldn't wait to install it. My first bike computer ever...wow! Then I used it for two days and found I was missing the entire ride. Took it off and now I don't even know where it is.

I really like Chris's quote: "...it's a bike you just sorta ride it."
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I always ride slower when naked too. I really miss the pad in my shorts though.

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Hmmm... that might work, or at least be cheaper than getting a phone mount for my bars.

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I think that would depend on the size of the rack.
Or the size of the naked person.
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rode last night with the stopwatch going and I definitely felt myself pushing the pace more than the other day. I was not too bad but I did notice it at times. The mrs sure appreciated the faster ride but legs were feeling it or maybe it was the headwind for the last 2 miles...
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So not really riding on : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Naked_Bike_Ride
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Here in San Francisco, it's actually not the unusual to see someone riding naked. I've seen it at least 3 times. Not a pretty sight!
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Here in San Francisco, it's actually not the unusual to see someone riding naked. I've seen it at least 3 times. Not a pretty sight!
Meh, people get too worked up about things. I'd love to live somewhere that things like this weren't even cause for comment.
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Would riding naked cancel out the aerodynamic effects of the rack?
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I think that would depend on the size of the rack.
I would think being naked and the aerodynamic effects of the rack would depend on the size of the rack as well...



You gotta figure some racks would be more aerodynamic with clothing, while others without...

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Would riding naked cancel out the aerodynamic effects of the rack?
That's what she said... really.
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