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    Skidding and Cellphones

    So I'm getting the hang of this whole skidding thing, right? Jamming my business against my handlebars turns out to be a good time actually.

    Problem is, I've been accustomed to keeping my cellphone in my front pocket. And sometimes it gets the brunt of the pedals force pushing against my handlebars.

    Of course I can't simply learn from my mistake by shattering the screen of just one cellphone, I have to do it twice in a 24-hour period. Aren't you proud of me?

    The results:


    My blatantly obvious solution:

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    i'm into jamming my business into other things. but, yes... that looks like a good solution.

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    One more reason to use a brake (aka *break*)

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    I always have this problem! until I started using a weird clip thing I found on my belt. problem solved. I use my cellphone case for smokes on my bag.
    I've been here since 2004? I've never felt this old before.

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    Once you learn to skip, skidding is just for show.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Irwin Goldstein
    Men should never ride bicycles. Riding should be banned and outlawed. It is
    the most irrational form of exercise I could ever bring to discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spor
    So I'm getting the hang of this whole skidding thing, right? Jamming my business against my handlebars turns out to be a good time actually.

    Problem is, I've been accustomed to keeping my cellphone in my front pocket. And sometimes it gets the brunt of the pedals force pushing against my handlebars.

    Of course I can't simply learn from my mistake by shattering the screen of just one cellphone, I have to do it twice in a 24-hour period. Aren't you proud of me?

    The results:


    My blatantly obvious solution:
    Well done!
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    hope you had insurance on the new one.

    oh,
    and seconded about the skipping thing.
    long skids are sooo 2005

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    at what point does a skip become a skid?
    5", 7", a foot?

    (just trying to avoid being 05)
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    Do you lean as far forward when you skip?

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    as of late i've come to think of my "skips" a little differently.

    yeah, you could lock up the wheel for a few feet to slow down
    but regardless of how long, to me thats a "skid"

    only when you shorten the distance of the skidding tire, and alternate your forward pedal does it become a "skip"

    left
    right
    left
    right
    left

    if done with a little practice, it can actually look like your skipping along (ala loopdy do loopdy da) the pavement with your bike

    at least thats how i see it

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxe fbm rider
    Do you lean as far forward when you skip?
    no. you barely lean forward at all - you want to keep the rear wheel weighted for traction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tink20seven
    as of late i've come to think of my "skips" a little differently.

    yeah, you could lock up the wheel for a few feet to slow down
    but regardless of how long, to me thats a "skid"

    only when you shorten the distance of the skidding tire, and alternate your forward pedal does it become a "skip"

    left
    right
    left
    right
    left

    if done with a little practice, it can actually look like your skipping along (ala loopdy do loopdy da) the pavement with your bike

    at least thats how i see it
    I c what you are saying of course, but there are some problems.
    I go pft pft pft pft that is skipping right.
    I go pfft pfft pfft pfft that is skippind too right.
    but what if I go pffffffffft pffffffffffffft pfffffffffffft pffffffffffffft? is that still skipping of a succession of skids?
    Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeroplane
    Once you learn to skip, skidding is just for show.
    Once you learn to use a handbrake, skipping is just for show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLPROJECT
    i'm into jamming my business into other things. but, yes... that looks like a good solution.
    agreed...

    I keep my cell phone in my back pocket

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    Quote Originally Posted by 46x17
    I c what you are saying of course, but there are some problems.
    I go pft pft pft pft that is skipping right.
    I go pfft pfft pfft pfft that is skippind too right.
    but what if I go pffffffffft pffffffffffffft pfffffffffffft pffffffffffffft? is that still skipping of a succession of skids?
    LMAO

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    yeah - it is hard not to be 05.
    Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 46x17
    I c what you are saying of course, but there are some problems.
    I go pft pft pft pft that is skipping right.
    I go pfft pfft pfft pfft that is skippind too right.
    but what if I go pffffffffft pffffffffffffft pfffffffffffft pffffffffffffft? is that still skipping of a succession of skids?
    now THAT's the way to convey an idea over text! awesome! good question too.

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    Ouch! The phone on the left looks expensive. Hope you didn't start with the cheapo Nokia and then killed the 3G phone after that...

    BTW, the skid world record is 337 ft on dry asphalt, average of two atttempts, from opposing directions. http://www.superskid.com/record.php Anyone up to the challenge? i think he used a brake. Boooo
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    I don't use my cellphone holster in the winter because I find that the cold makes the display all weird. I keep it in my bag

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    Quote Originally Posted by LóFarkas
    Ouch! The phone on the left looks expensive. Hope you didn't start with the cheapo Nokia and then killed the 3G phone after that...

    BTW, the skid world record is 337 ft on dry asphalt, average of two atttempts, from opposing directions. http://www.superskid.com/record.php Anyone up to the challenge? i think he used a brake. Boooo
    First off, he was on a road bike, and second some guy at the Worlds skidded over 500 feet. However he didn't skid in the opposite direction and take the average (although I can attest that it wasn't windy that day).

    Make of that what you will.

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