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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 01-01-06, 05:37 PM   #1
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First fix of the year - where'd you ride today?

I rode solo through southeastern Scott County, KY - out of Georgetown, across Great Crossing, up toward Skullbuster, down through Stamping Ground, past Midway & then home. The sky was overcast, with temps in the low fifties. A good ride - I saw two herons along the way.

Where'd you ride today?
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Old 01-01-06, 05:41 PM   #2
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work. grocery store. nothing too terribly exciting.
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Old 01-01-06, 05:46 PM   #3
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nowhere yet, i'm busy trying to make sure the top of my head doesn't come off...
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Old 01-01-06, 05:46 PM   #4
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in my dreams.. i feel like my skull is going to pop open and the lil monkey babies are gonna come out.
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Old 01-01-06, 05:47 PM   #5
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i rode around in the parking lot next to my house learning how to skid on my bike(i could skid on other people's bikes) and do no handed trackstands, and also almost do a backwards circle.
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Old 01-01-06, 05:54 PM   #6
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Went round the hood for a while. It was over 50 here with nice south warm breeze. Perfect day for riding.
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Old 01-01-06, 06:01 PM   #7
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Just 5 blocks to the market to get the papers, the papers.
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Old 01-01-06, 06:15 PM   #8
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I have loosed the last of the little monkey babies from their skull prison.

Regular scheduled biking will resume tommorow.
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Old 01-01-06, 06:46 PM   #9
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Rode with my 2 dogs down to the dogpark on the bank of the Willamette river which is overflowing with raw sewage. Good times.
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Old 01-01-06, 07:07 PM   #10
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I rode my bike from one end of the town and back. >2Mi. round trip. Shame, pure shame.
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Old 01-01-06, 07:37 PM   #11
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Did 15 miles around suburban S.E. Mi. today. Coffee shop run with a group of 9 mountain bikers. Temps steady around 40. Mostly pavement as the dirt roads were covered in mud and slush and the trails were unrideable. I had to blast off and leave them each time we would come to a hill climb.
Sure beat lying around on the couch.
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Old 01-01-06, 08:11 PM   #12
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Didn't track milage. I live up on a creek. Road down and crossed the river, up over a mesa, down the other side, a few stops in town to wish some Happys, then followed the river upstream to my county road. There were kayakers doing stunts in the river -- a ritual. Beautiful day, started with a light snow, then sun and a light breeze. I wish each of you a beautiful day like today. and a happy new year. Respects to you all.
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Old 01-01-06, 08:17 PM   #13
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I rode to a bar, but i was 7mins late after the 2am cut off.
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Old 01-01-06, 08:19 PM   #14
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My sofa, I have the cold/fever/sore throat from hell that just won't quit.
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Old 01-01-06, 10:21 PM   #15
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Felt like crap because of ... ummm the flu. Still was a great day and went on a three hour ride through northern va and over to haynes point in d.c. where there were some big groups doing laps. Nice.
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Old 01-01-06, 10:26 PM   #16
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rode 11 miles around the neighborhood tonight. it felt nice to be back on the bike, after being out of town for the weekend.
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Old 01-01-06, 10:32 PM   #17
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I did a road ride with my club, on a 9 speed. *ducks*
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Old 01-01-06, 10:34 PM   #18
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4 mile 2,000' climb in the rain up a fire-road and then some nice singletrack riding then more climbing then more singletrack. Rinse, repeat. Love riding in the rain - a bonus with living in the San Gabriel Mtns, the trails are all decomposed granite so riding in the rain actually makes conditions better and doesn't screw with the trails.
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i did about 5 miles of singletrack and another 10 miles getting to the trailhead and back. it was a really nice gray day ride.

hey 32:17, big thumbs up for the 'sysiphus' (although it's sisyphus). is it in tribute to camus, schopenhauer, or just greek mythology?
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Old 01-01-06, 11:21 PM   #20
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To the top of a parking garage. Shot some photos, tore up some pavement/tread, shot some more photos, and then came home to make 1" buttons. It's been a great year.
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Old 01-01-06, 11:35 PM   #21
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yep....i took the mt bike out today and it was glorious
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Old 01-01-06, 11:58 PM   #22
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The mummers parade outside my window woke me up at 9am so I decided to nurse a minor hangover with a ride around the city taking pictures of the freaks. The roads were all blocked off which was nice.

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big thumbs up for the 'sysiphus' (although it's sisyphus). is it in tribute to camus, schopenhauer, or just greek mythology?
Damn Dyslexia. I read and re-read my posts but never paid attention to that. More of a tribute to Camus with a little Schopenhauer thrown in for seasoning. My wife is more the Greek Mythology geek - our daughter's name is Eris after all.
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i woke up at my girlfriend's house. one of those still drunk hang overs. rode across town in the rain to the house where i partied last night. my u-lock and keys were still on the front porch!!
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