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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.

    Maybe :-)


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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by moochems View Post
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by RidingMatthew View Post
    i imagine it would be pretty aerodynamic
    Would riding naked cancel out the aerodynamic effects of the rack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by tjspiel View Post
    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.

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    I always ride slower when naked too. I really miss the pad in my shorts though.

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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    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.
    Hmmm... that might work, or at least be cheaper than getting a phone mount for my bars.

    Quote Originally Posted by buzzman View Post
    I think that would depend on the size of the rack.
    Or the size of the naked person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Its the only way to ride if you ask me. Then you can concentrate on the world around you and appreciate the beauty.
    Exactly.

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by nashvillwill View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust
    Would riding naked cancel out the aerodynamic effects of the rack?
    Quote Originally Posted by buzzman View Post
    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...
    Last edited by PaulRivers; 08-17-13 at 03:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    Would riding naked cancel out the aerodynamic effects of the rack?
    That's what she said... really.

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