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Old 08-08-05, 05:04 AM   #1
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how old were you when

1) you got serious in biking?
2) learned how to wheelie?
3) learned how to bunny hop?
4) got clipless pedals/toe clips?
5) broke any bone(s)?

answer n/a to those that you havent done yet.

this was originally going into the mtb forum but then i thought hey a road biker can do wheelies and hop too.

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Old 08-08-05, 05:39 AM   #2
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1 - Serious about biking - 4 or 5

2 - Do nose wheelies count? If they do, 35 or so (1987)

3 - Bunny hop - yeah about 35

4 - Clipless - Road - 1988 I think. Mountain - 1991

5 - Collar bone - 1988
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Old 08-08-05, 06:42 AM   #3
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1) you got serious in biking?.......around 19
2) learned how to wheelie?......around 7
3) learned how to bunny hop?......around 7
4) got clipless pedals/toe clips?.......20
5) broke any bone(s)?.......21 (skateboard, not bike)
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Old 08-08-05, 07:37 AM   #4
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1) early 20s
2) can't ride a wheelie to save my life.
3) early 20s, but only on a road bike, can't do it on my MTB.
4) early 20s
5) early 20s
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Old 08-08-05, 09:58 AM   #5
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1) you got serious in biking? When I was 19 and found out it took 45 minutes to drive 2.5 miles to college. That got me hooked on bike commuting at a relatively early age.

2) learned how to wheelie? Oh wow...about 9 or so. Never could hold it for very long, though.

3) learned how to bunny hop? About 16, using my little brother's bike. And yes, the bunny hop has done very well for me on a racing bike too. In one Triathlon, the finish to the bike course was down a road with speed bumps. All the fancy bikes crowded to ride in the gutter past the bumps. I bunny-hopped each one and picked up at least 20 places in a quarter mile!

Also good for jumping the odd pothole. Just be sure your clips are adjusted correctly!

4) got clipless pedals/toe clips? Got Zefal toe clips at 17. Went clipless as soon at the "Time" brand came out. Around 1986 or so? I would have been 30 then.

5) broke any bone(s)? No broken bones, ever. A road rash here and there is the worst I ever got. Lucky, I guess.
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Old 08-08-05, 04:51 PM   #6
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1) you got serious in biking? the love has been there since I first rode a bike; but 16 for when I decided riding was the best way to go places.
2) learned how to wheelie? 21 (go on, laugh...I did!)
3) learned how to bunny hop? still trying...n/a
4) got clipless pedals/toe clips? road bike: 20; mtb: 22
5) broke any bone(s)? n/a
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1) you got serious in biking? Since the Big Wheel races at the county fair.
2) learned how to wheelie? 12ish? I still have trouble keeping it up though.
3) learned how to bunny hop? 12.
4) got clipless pedals/toe clips? 27. Late bloomer, and I still don't use them very often. Around town I
just wear street clothes and for DH I fall down too much, so, mostly just for XC.
5) broke any bone(s)? Collar bone, but I don't know when. Found out about it after it had already healed,
because of an unrelated x-ray.
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Old 08-08-05, 05:55 PM   #8
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Learned to wheelie - 9 or 10
Learned to bunny hop - ain't tried it yet, even!
Got toe clips - 18
Got clipless pedals - 52
Got rid of clipless pedals for good - 52 plus about 10 seconds
Broke any bones - on a bicycle - never, on a motorcycle - 19
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Old 08-08-05, 06:02 PM   #9
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1) you got serious in biking? 15
2) learned how to wheelie? n/a
3) learned how to bunny hop? 12
4) got clipless pedals/toe clips? n/a
5) broke any bone(s)? n/a
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Old 08-08-05, 06:22 PM   #10
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1)8
2)10
3)12
4)n/a
5)n/a

I haven't broken any bones due to cycling yet.
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Old 08-08-05, 06:45 PM   #11
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1) you got serious in biking? 12
2) learned how to wheelie? 12
3) learned how to bunny hop? n/a
4) got clipless pedals/toe clips? clipless @ 45, clips @14
5) broke any bone(s)? n/a
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Old 08-08-05, 06:45 PM   #12
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1) you got serious in biking? 19
2) learned how to wheelie? 7
3) learned how to bunny hop? 8
4) got clipless pedals/toe clips? 19
5) broke any bone(s)? never, but dislocated my shoulder twice.

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Old 08-09-05, 07:25 AM   #13
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1) you got serious in biking? 4
2) learned how to wheelie? 4 1/2
3) learned how to bunny hop? 4 1/2
4) got clipless pedals/toe clips? 22
5) broke any bone(s)? n/a , no broken bones but one torn bicep tendon, bruised sternum and ribs, two knocked out teeth and a whole hell of a lot of scars


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Old 08-09-05, 08:20 AM   #14
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1) you got serious in biking?
11 - Boy Scouts; got my Cycling Merit Badge

2) learned how to wheelie?
10

3) learned how to bunny hop?
n/a

4) got clipless pedals/toe clips?
15 - Freshman year HS

5) broke any bone(s)?
12
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1) you got serious in biking?
11 - Boy Scouts; got my Cycling Merit Badge

2) learned how to wheelie?
10

3) learned how to bunny hop?
n/a

4) got clipless pedals/toe clips?
15 - Freshman year HS

5) broke any bone(s)?
12

You broke 12 bones?!?!?!?! Or did you break a bone at 12 years of age?
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Old 08-09-05, 04:44 PM   #16
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You broke 12 bones?!?!?!?! Or did you break a bone at 12 years of age?
Look at his avatar
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Old 08-09-05, 05:02 PM   #17
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1) you got serious in biking? Well, bike commuted to elementary school... but really learned the joys of cycling with my first "ten-speed" at about 19.

2) learned how to wheelie? Never really have... can't blow bubbles in gum either.

3) learned how to bunny hop? Probably about 15 years ago with my first fat wheel bike.

4) got clipless pedals/toe clips? Toe clips at 19, clipless in about 1990 at age 34. Little hazy on the exact date... remember that SPDs hadn't quite made the scene yet, so Look was all there was...

5) broke any bone(s)? Never.
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Old 08-09-05, 05:07 PM   #18
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1) you got serious in biking? - 25
2) learned how to wheelie? - 44
3) learned how to bunny hop? - Late 30s
4) got clipless pedals/toe clips? - Late 20s (the year Look hit the market with LeMond's wins on them)
5) broke any bone(s)? Not yet. Let's not tempt the gods by talking about it.
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Old 08-09-05, 05:49 PM   #19
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Hehe, too true! In which case, you ONLY broke 12 bones?!?
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I was 45 when I finally learned how to trackstand.
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Cool, Mac.

I'm a Scoutmaster and my troop is going to start Bicycling Merit Badge next Sunday. I'm also a counselor for Bicycling MB.

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Old 08-09-05, 07:18 PM   #22
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1) you got serious in biking? 18
2) learned how to wheelie? 10
3) learned how to bunny hop? 10
4) got clipless pedals/toe clips? 19
5) broke any bone(s)? NA
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Old 08-09-05, 07:29 PM   #23
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1) you got serious in biking? 43
2) learned how to wheelie? n/a
3) learned how to bunny hop? n/a
4) got clipless pedals/toe clips? 43 (have never used anything else but clipless)
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1) you got serious in biking? Commuting since around 10 (only way to be sure I'd be to school on time). Not *that* much else, aside from annual school fundraisers (usu ~30 miles) until around 22 and purchase of "real" mtb.

2) learned how to wheelie? Finally got that last year. So, 25.

3) learned how to bunny hop? 19. Got it surprisingly easy, in retrospect, but had an ex-circus acrobat friend teaching me, which may have helped.

4) got clipless pedals/toe clips? Toe clips on and off for the last two or three year, still pondering clipless. Probably will go for it with either mtb upgrade or once the road bike(s) is(are) rideable again, esp. since one will probably be fixie/ss flip-flop

5) broke any bone(s)? Not yet. I'm lucky that way. My brother takes all the big hits (which are frequently my fault).
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1) you got serious in biking? Last year when I got my hardrock, so when I was 15
2) learned how to wheelie? Uh.. when I was like 6.. but I couldnt ride them more than 20 feet until last year
3) learned how to bunny hop? When I was about 15, lol
4) got clipless pedals/toe clips? N/A
5) broke any bone(s)? N/A
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