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Old 04-08-12, 09:00 PM   #1
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Red bikes are faster

My wife and I went riding in Rock Creek Park in Washington D.C. today, on our 16" folding bikes. (A Dahon and a Bike Friday.) A kid, maybe five or six, out with his parents - all of them with bikes, too - saw my bike with wheels the same size as his kiddie bike, and he said, "that's a cool bike!"

I thanked him, and mentioned that his bike was even cooler. "Because it's red, and red bikes are faster. There's a law." Big laugh!
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Old 04-08-12, 09:35 PM   #2
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Absolutely. My red 125cc motorcycle is the fastest thing out there...
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Old 04-08-12, 10:28 PM   #3
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I gave my RED bike [2005 Dahon S1] to my grandson two years ago!

I do have RED trim parts on my NWT though - does that count???

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I've got RED eyes. I'm getting there.
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that's the reason, as per study that Red cars get more speeding tickets than any other car color.
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Haha cuteee
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I'm going to put red bar tape on my black Friday. I am assuming that will make it go faster. Maybe I will do red cable housing next.
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And all these years I have been mislead to believe that yellow bikes were faster. No wonder I'm so slow.
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True, my DaHon Curve is a brilliant (okay, really rather dull) flat finish gray. Not fast at all.

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When I see red I can go faster than anyone or any thing.
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that's the reason, as per study that Red cars get more speeding tickets than any other car color.
Just got a 400 (approx) speeding ticket and my car is not red. Hate to think what it would have been if it was red..

I need to ride my bike more.
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Just got a 400 (approx) speeding ticket and my car is not red. Hate to think what it would have been if it was red..

I need to ride my bike more.
Ouch.

How fast were you going?
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my legs are out of shape

i'll try red paint

it might make me go faster !
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I just put red bar tape on the Friday. She'll be unstoppable now.
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I find a red shirt helps.
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