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Old 08-17-06, 07:43 AM   #11351
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Indeedy. Hey fixie guys... what the heck do you do in the event you are coming up on a car on the right (i know i know ) at about 40 klicks and the bugger really does surprise you with a right turn.

I can't for the life of me imagine being able to skid that out. I had a full on panic front wheel stop yesterday, that while terrifying, went well with me going from just jumping on the pedals to sprint to full stop in an instant. Leanin' back with the back wheel way up in the air, one foot off the pedal and forward for balance, it wasn't winning any style points that's for sure . I should been in a better position, darned old folks surprised me, coulda sworn they were going to go straight. I think i would have splattered the back/side of the car if I'd been riding fixed. Hat's off to you guys rockin the fixed wheel in traffic.
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You just bust a mad skid, start fishtailing around the corner while leaning as hard as you can and follow the car right through the turn. With fixed gear its not about stopping quickly, its about flowing like water.

As Bruce Lee said:
Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.


edit: also never pass on the right
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Smarty pants. I had no room for carvin' corners, that would have required curb jumpin', or leaning on the car while skidding to carry the corner. Never pass on the right? That can't be right. Bruce Lee rode fixies?
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You just bust a mad skid, start fishtailing around the corner while leaning as hard as you can and follow the car right through the turn. With fixed gear its not about stopping quickly, its about flowing like water.

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edit: also never pass on the right
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oy.. I disagree. I'd like to put some bigger old school wheels on mine actually. A penny could stop me dead in my tracks right now. Although my current wheels have a design/color similar to the Trainspotting poster style but say "Flatspotting" which still makes me giggle.
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oy.. I disagree. I'd like to put some bigger old school wheels on mine actually. A penny could stop me dead in my tracks right now. Although my current wheels have a design/color similar to the Trainspotting poster style but say "Flatspotting" which still makes me giggle.
guess Im just used to sk8ing em like that
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Whats the skatebaord trick called where you jump on the board and it goes flying from underneath you while your feet start swinging into the air and then you land hard on your ass? I'm really good at that one.

The closest I regularly get to skateboarding is towing my buddy mike around on his. Good exercise for me and you can actually get up to a decent clip if you try hard enough. If something unexpected happens he just lets go of my seatpost and coasts to safety. I've towed him towards a few jumps and stuff as well.
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Thanks for the offer but I am full on banned from street skating, and the first thing I'd try is an ollie or some such silliness and my right knee is a complete mess. I got holes in the bones of the knee joint and a hole in the kneecap, virtually no lateral strength in the joint, so the slightest wilson could destroy it to the point of rebuild surgery. I'm not even allowed to do 360's to teach my daughter to skate, and Greenwood has that little park near my house, with a mini spine no less. It hurts as every summer I see it and totally want to session it. I know those little sticks are mad for ollies and flips with such low centres of gavity. I used to do this thing in 85-86 where I'd go from say a casper then i'd do like a 360 shove it impossible, so many times I'd smash my shin getting it right (on a powell ripper). I wish I'd had one of these new sticks back then, I loved doing freestyle tricks on a full sized street deck. nuff' skatin. makes me sad......

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Indeedy. Hey fixie guys... what the heck do you do in the event you are coming up on a car on the right (i know i know ) at about 40 klicks and the bugger really does surprise you with a right turn.
I think sometimes you hit the car to be honest. There are times when a freewheel and brakes can save your butt. Maybe that's one of them.
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I think sometimes you hit the car to be honest. There are times when a freewheel and brakes can save your butt. Maybe that's one of them.
Scared me slower....
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guess Im just used to sk8ing em like that
yeah, probably.. I stopped skating in the early 90's for about 10 years, and the teenie wheels make my feet vibrate too much or something. I mostly just use my board occasionally to go down to the corner for coffee or something these days, so lightweight little wheels aren't really important to me.

Ronin: nice seein' you this morning! You gotta get rid of the freewheel..
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Thanks for the offer but I am full on banned from street skating, and the first thing I'd try is an ollie or some such silliness and my right knee is a complete mess. I got holes in the bones of the knee joint and a hole in the kneecap, virtually no lateral strength in the joint, so the slightest wilson could destroy it to the point of rebuild surgery. I'm not even allowed to do 360's to teach my daughter to skate, and Greenwood has that little park near my house, with a mini spine no less. It hurts as every summer I see it and totally want to session it. I know those little sticks are mad for ollies and flips with such low centres of gavity. I used to do this thing in 85-86 where I'd go from say a casper then i'd do like a 360 shove it impossible, so many times I'd smash my shin getting it right (on a powell ripper). I wish I'd had one of these new sticks back then, I loved doing freestyle tricks on a full sized street deck. nuff' skatin. makes me sad...... Shiz, has the mad mad skilz.
no worries...my wife barely lets me outta the door wiv' mine as well...I got a bum knee...shot it out perfecting 360 flips and double 180 kickflips when i was a kid :S...I miss trinity for the supa waxed curb had those 50/50 to boardslides and bluntslidez down nice there...ahhhhh the good old days
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You'd have been beaten for waxing a spot in my day, spark throwin' grinds at full speed were the rule of the day. Flips and such were more technical and just appearing at the end of my hardcore skatin days.

I remember when the ollie was a new trick The Gonz, what a skater.
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You'd have been beaten for waxing a spot in my day, spark throwin' grinds at full speed were the rule of the day. Flips and such were more technical and just appearing at the end of my hardcore skatin days.

I remember when the ollie was a new trick The Gonz, what a skater.
hahahaha ya man I sk8'd trinity when it was just a painted curb...we waxed in the noo skool dayz just to get more outta it...tha gonzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz is tha 'ish

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I still haven't switched out my front ring from 53t and I still cannot skid well at all so I just go around things and avoid cabs and older people but yeah, I am sure in that situation, I would have been smoked. I wonder when I will hit something?
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hahahaha ya man I sk8'd trinity when it was just a painted curb...we waxed in the noo skool dayz just to get more outta it...tha gonzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz is tha 'ish

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see that vid? tha gonz was mad crazy! he bails so damn hard and just keeps on going...he deserves that award.
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Those bails weren't so bad, normal day.
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I still haven't switched out my front ring from 53t and I still cannot skid well at all so I just go around things and avoid cabs and older people but yeah, I am sure in that situation, I would have been smoked. I wonder when I will hit something?
It's happened to me twice now... It's only a matter of time. And that's WITH a front brake. Sometimes you just can't get to it quickly enough if your hands aren't already on it. But yeah, that's another good reason for taking the lane: you only have to swerve halfway around a car instead of the full-width if you're riding down the center of the lane.
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I should have had the lane then I could have carved left, but I'd been drafting an audi wagon (that's where full speed came from) and popped right as they started breaking at the light, I saw yellow and knew I could take it home, until.... ah it happens, no blood no foul. Haven't scared myself like that in ages.
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hey guys.
my name is aidas.
i ride a fixie in toronto.
i randomly ran into a fellow last night whos name i cant remeber.
he mentioned bikeforums.com

thus, im here.
so yeah..hows it going?
hooray for fixed gears.
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Indeed!
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So im planning a ride to wasaga beach on sunday.
anyone interested in partaking?
i was going to just go solo, but a group would be a safer ride.
any takers? i think its about 80 miles.
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hey guys.
my name is aidas.
i ride a fixie in toronto.
i randomly ran into a fellow last night whos name i cant remeber.
he mentioned bikeforums.com

thus, im here.
so yeah..hows it going?
hooray for fixed gears.
Welcome! You didn't hurt him when you ran into him did you?
Up and back on Sunday to Wasaga? Dang I need me a road bike.
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road bike?
as in...like..gears? and like..brakes ? and..coasting?
huh?
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