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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-26-05, 03:31 PM   #1
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Friday Night Fixed...Oakland

For those of you who can't stand sitting in the traffic that is the SF Critical Mass tonight. The awesome folks at Montano Velo are holding their weekly Friday Night Fixed ride. Meet up around 7ish, leave around 7:30ish. The ride usually snakes down towards Emeryville and heads out along the Bay on the bike path til it ends somewhere in Point Richmond (or something like that). For city folks - BART trains that allow bikes start leaving at 6:36 from EMB. Get off at MacArthur.

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I'm pretty slow, if I went out would they drop me? Is this a fixed-only ride, or can I ride my comfort bike?
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Old 08-26-05, 04:09 PM   #3
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I'm pretty slow, if I went out would they drop me?

Yes, if you're as slow as Judah, Critical Mass SF is your dream "ride"

In all seriousness, there's no dropping of anybody. TIP was *****ing about the pace last time but she just likes to complain. She kept up just fine.

And yes you can ride your "comfort" bike. And bring your inflatable arm bands if you must.
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Ahh, ok, at least I'm faster than TIP...


As for the comfort-bike, I broke two chainring bolts on it two days ago, so it's down for the count until I can find some replacement sugino bolts. Stupid NJS crap, can't take a beating.

I'll have to see what the rest of the gang is up to, I've heard that the clowns are causing trouble on the west-side, we might have to go regulate...
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That sucks. Montano has suprisingly good supply of NJS stuff in stock. They just might have what you need.

If you do decide to roll, shoot me a PM and we can all meet up at EMB.
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heading over to critical mass tonight...wanna try that weely friday ride you guys do though sometime...i dont know oakland at all


for anyone interested, we're getting a group ride going on in SF this Sunday... meeting at Dolores Park at noon. The plan is to ride out and around embarcadero and up and over the golden gate bridge. then come back over and get drinks etc.
itll probably be a range of fixed/singlespeeds/geared road bikes and guys and girls, so anyones certainly welcome to come along
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how went the ride?

really wanted to come, did justin- onetin type make it out?
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i was at work until like, 8ish.
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Hey guys, I will finally make it out this friday!

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ok so i'm going to aim for this yet again, but i'm really feeling thirsty right about now...
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Anybody else going? I just dropped by the shop to make sure I knew where it was, and I'm thinking I might finally get out there for it. I did notice some raindrops, which surprised me and my toes are now pretty cold, so if I don't go it's probably because I'm a sissy. Also, a question - Do you guys usually bring lights? and if so, is it bad that I won't have one?
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good ride last night, here are some pics.
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Is this still going on?
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call montano velo and ask them im not sure...
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it's still on...I went for the first time last week and had a blast...going to try to make it this week, but may be working late...
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i had to work last fri and i'm still spitting blood from dental work done today, i should probably stay in, but you never know, i may just pop a couple vicodin's and come out tonight.

wonder if those nitto bullhorns are still up there...
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heading over to critical mass tonight...wanna try that weely friday ride you guys do though sometime...i dont know oakland at all


for anyone interested, we're getting a group ride going on in SF this Sunday... meeting at Dolores Park at noon. The plan is to ride out and around embarcadero and up and over the golden gate bridge. then come back over and get drinks etc.
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sounds fun! when is it?
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that's an old post by wesburt.
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it's still on...I went for the first time last week and had a blast...going to try to make it this week, but may be working late...
I just may stop by. . .
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i think i'll ride up that way now, i'm out of alcohol so i'll take the long way and drop by, i need to ask about that fight club alleycat that someone was telling me about last month...
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well, I didn't make it. Anyone else? I'm moving tomorrow, so I've been at the house packing up everything. I'll probably be there pretty consistently starting next fri. It's great actually being able to move along at a decent clip w/o having to hang out with the spandex crowd. Last week there were some beautiful bikes being ridden also. Nagasawa, Gan Well, Landshark, etc etc. Great eye candy.
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I didn't make it either - to swamped with final projects and stuff for school. Shooting for next week for sure.
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