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Old 02-20-07, 10:42 AM   #19876
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Shiznazesque has a certain ring to it... One day I'll be up there with Orwell and Kafka.

You chose well though. The ladies tend not to get out of the car and threaten to assault or murder you.
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Old 02-20-07, 10:45 AM   #19877
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i had a shiznaz-esque car confrontation experience on my way into school today. crazy lady in a mini-van started really tailgating me and honking like armagedeon (sp?) was coming. so i took the lane, rode slowly for a few blocks then spat on her her window when she passed. i'm not sorry (yes i've been in a crabby mood lately but still...)
that's not shiznazesque. she didn't come out of the car threatening to beat you up. how about shiznazish.
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Old 02-20-07, 10:53 AM   #19878
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Yeah, it's hard to let go of that stuff, particularly when you realize they'd likely just get a "following at an unsafe distance" traffic citation after they ran you over...

On another note, if anyone is a home mechanic, I'll be getting rid of my '95 escort wagon this week. Sold as is with a blown head gasket and what may be a damaged heater core, still driveable (sort of). Newish non-OEM suspension front and back (OEM Ford suspenions suxors), new exhaust, glass good and body okay. It'll be on craigslist for a week or so then it's off to Car Heaven if it's not sold. PM me if anyone's interested. Very cheep. Use it to transport your fixed bikes (once it's repaired) to Forest Hill. If you talk nice, I might even throw in the Thule's....
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Old 02-20-07, 10:55 AM   #19879
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Got to love the spat!
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Yeah, it's hard to let go of that stuff, particularly when you realize they'd likely just get a "following at an unsafe distance" traffic citation after they ran you over...
not even a "careless...." charge? That at least holds a bit more water. Oh, where is my directional EMP glove?
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Old 02-20-07, 11:03 AM   #19881
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not even a "careless...." charge? That at least holds a bit more water. Oh, where is my directional EMP glove?
I always thought a portable EMP would be the ticket. I'd put up with the risk of leukemia to see the looks on people faces as their phones got scrambled and their cars ground to a halt...

I wonder if this badboy would work..

http://www.globalgadgetuk.com/rx9000.htm

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Old 02-20-07, 11:49 AM   #19882
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Do any of you guys have experience with rollers? They turn up from time to time on CL and I think they might be a good idea for a cheap workout at home. Running on a treadmill gets a bit boring for me but from what I hear, rollers take a lot of concentration, so that might alleviate the boredom. It might be good for learning to balance better as well, right?

Or is a trainer a better option, the thing that attaches to your rear wheel only.
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Old 02-20-07, 11:59 AM   #19883
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Do any of you guys have experience with rollers? They turn up from time to time on CL and I think they might be a good idea for a cheap workout at home. Running on a treadmill gets a bit boring for me but from what I hear, rollers take a lot of concentration, so that might alleviate the boredom. It might be good for learning to balance better as well, right?

Or is a trainer a better option, the thing that attaches to your rear wheel only.
Rollers are a great workout and fun as well. The concentration thing applies until you get used to them. Once you are comfy with them they are not that hard to ride. Start by setting them in a doorway to get yer balance. Bike handling ability goes up exponentially the more you ride them. I put a line of tape a couple of inches from the outside of the drums just to give a reference of the centre. another bonus of rollers vs a trainer is once you have the wheelbase of the rollers set up properly you just jump on and go. With the trainer you have to set it up every time you want to use it. Rollers are easier on rear tires as well.
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Old 02-20-07, 12:01 PM   #19884
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Do any of you guys have experience with rollers? They turn up from time to time on CL and I think they might be a good idea for a cheap workout at home. Running on a treadmill gets a bit boring for me but from what I hear, rollers take a lot of concentration, so that might alleviate the boredom. It might be good for learning to balance better as well, right?

Or is a trainer a better option, the thing that attaches to your rear wheel only.
There was a ridonkulous thread about rollers a while back that I remember. As I recall, it degenerated into an argument as to whether or not rollers would help with balancing while riding your bike in real world scenarios. It was one of those ones where someone brings in some kind of formula, someone else claims to be an expert and then it turns out, just bought a bike for the first time a month ago and then Dutret comes in and tells everyone they're stupid because they should just shut up and put brake levers on their street ridden track bikes etc...

I say go for it. Riding a trainer is boring. I can attest to that. You'll never know if you don't try it. I Just think it's so cool that rollers work. Gyroscopic effect ftw.
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Thanks guys, good input as usual. I will keep an eye on CL and grab the next cheap set that comes along. I will post pics of any and all injuries sustained to my body while on the rollers, I am sure I will fall off a couple of times. Maybe I will put on a helmet just to be on the safe side
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Old 02-20-07, 12:08 PM   #19886
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holy crud. i got dizzy just watching that. i do miss riding around all day in the forest though.
hahahahahaha same thing i thought...puffin trees and then riding in tha forest -- love those days!
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Old 02-20-07, 12:13 PM   #19887
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Thanks guys, good input as usual. I will keep an eye on CL and grab the next cheap set that comes along. I will post pics of any and all injuries sustained to my body while on the rollers, I am sure I will fall off a couple of times. Maybe I will put on a helmet just to be on the safe side
Even when you lose balance and come off them, you just kind of stop. The only danger would be not getting un-clipped in time. Its not like Rodney Dangerfield styles. What movie was that where he winds up the trainer..it fails and he goes flying into the Christmas tree?
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Old 02-20-07, 12:16 PM   #19888
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To pass time you can search for 'rollers' on youtube. I have passed time in this fashion on more than one occasion.

Keep in mind you'll have to dig past all the f*cked up Bay City Rollers videos, so boolean searches are your friend.
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Old 02-20-07, 12:19 PM   #19889
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hmm I have rollers but no road bike to ride on it...it needs a new band. Keith, how generic are roller bands?

I saw a 20/20 ages ago where the police in the states were toying with an targetable magnetic interruption beam for disabling engines in high speed pursuits. Some circuitry, a mattel Power Glove and a nine volt battery otta do the trick...
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Old 02-20-07, 12:21 PM   #19890
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Oh yeah, this guy has the skills that don't relate at all to paying the bills:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wME5NTriTco
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Oh yeah, this guy has the skills that don't relate at all to paying the bills:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wME5NTriTco
And on that same page there's a video entitled "Stump massage".
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Unfortunately i'm not good enough to get into med school so this doens't help me. But might help some of yous.

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cool...
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Old 02-20-07, 12:56 PM   #19893
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hmm I have rollers but no road bike to ride on it...it needs a new band. Keith, how generic are roller bands?
What make are they? You can ride a mtn bike on em....just lots o buzz
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Loads of buzz? Werd..... I riding with alot of buzz goin' on. I'll have to check on the brand.
I figure the MTB on the rollers is almost pointless. mmmm Maybe if I get desperate for some hours...hmmm maybe I should, I DO need to build up some endurance for the summer.
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Loads of buzz? Werd..... I riding with alot of buzz goin' on. I'll have to check on the brand.
I figure the MTB on the rollers is almost pointless. mmmm Maybe if I get desperate for some hours...hmmm maybe I should, I DO need to build up some endurance for the summer.
mmmm summer. I just watched that mountain biking video! Wow those narrow elevated path/jump things were insane!
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Loads of buzz? Werd..... I riding with alot of buzz goin' on. I'll have to check on the brand.
I figure the MTB on the rollers is almost pointless. mmmm Maybe if I get desperate for some hours...hmmm maybe I should, I DO need to build up some endurance for the summer.
We used to ride rollers on mtn bikes all the time years ago. You will still get a workout. You want to set the roller wheelbase so that the front hub axle is directly above or just slightly behind the front roller axle. One of my buddies used to bunny-hop on them and keep going....Mad skills.
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I wonder if its any harder to pedal backwards on a roller...
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I always knew you could use the MTB, I suppose it just seemed wrong some how I should get on it come to think of it. bunny hopping?...that'll have to wait a bit.... damn talk about not enough hours in the day. I could start with a 36 hour day for the rest of the year.
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I wonder if its any harder to pedal backwards on a roller...
lol...as soon as you pedal backwards the wheel flies off the roller.
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Spoken like someone who has tried.
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