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Old 01-11-06, 09:09 PM   #1
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oh man.

okay, i dont know how much anyone cares, but today was the day i did my first no-hand trackstand, and it was AMAZING. i LOVE riding my bike. man. im so freakin happy. i just had to share the joy.
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Old 01-11-06, 10:10 PM   #2
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I think we can drink to that.
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I drank to something tonight... lets just say that was it.
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I learned to trackstand fairly easily but I could never do it no-handed. I bought a unicycle and didn't ride the fix much for a few weeks. When I tried again, it was a piece of cake. After a half hour, I was sitting comfortably with my foot on the wheel. So go buy a uni: your inner ear will love the workout.
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next up,,,
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okay, i dont know how much anyone cares, but today was the day i did my first no-hand trackstand, and it was AMAZING. i LOVE riding my bike. man. im so freakin happy. i just had to share the joy.
OK, your post inspired me to get back out and try the no-hander again. After 30 years of riding bikes, I finally got the no-handed trackstand today. Only 14 seconds, but I'm still pretty psyched.

Next up, reverse circles...

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Old 01-13-06, 04:09 PM   #8
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do it to it, bro-haim!!!
were in the backwards circles club together. my next week is dedicated to getting it right.
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