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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 02-04-06, 02:38 AM   #1
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Scenes from tonight's first-ever 1-block track bike vs. Schwinn cruiser race:























CHICAGO! TOMORROW! NEXT STAGE! BAR TIME OUTSIDE THE HIDEOUT!

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Old 02-04-06, 03:34 AM   #2
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I'M THERE. Please prepare to get PWNED.
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I'M THERE. Please prepare to get PWNED.
DO IT! It's going to be an excellent race. Dane (guy who's not me) is a powerful racer.
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(what is BAR TIME?)
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Old 02-04-06, 03:40 AM   #5
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2:30ish? Route TBA.
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Haha! Nice. That lasp photo of Dane makes it.
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At first I thought I was looking at a JC Penny catalog.
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OMFG!! ROFL!
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hilarious. that helmet makes him look like he's about to be shot out of a cannon.
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hahaha, this thread is perfect. we need more **** like this.

going to the hideout? i love that place! i haven't been there in a while.
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awesome 'wipeout' pic

shut the **** up tristan.

Cleo's tonight...elimination rounds? You know you want to...
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awesome 'wipeout' pic

shut the **** up tristan.

Cleo's tonight...elimination rounds? You know you want to...
can't do cleo's tonight.
you shut the **** up, josh.
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Oo, man, that was some race. There was to be another stage (pantsless) after a few more drinks, but we passed out watching MTV2.

I've got to hit the Division St. Bath House before I can decide whether doing this again tonight is a good idea.
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Josh and Trista.n, Shut the **** up.
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FUN FACTS TO KNOW AND TELL

Get this: on a fixed gear bike, if you take a corner too sharply, your pedal can hit the ground and...wait for it....TOTALLY COMPROMISE YOUR TRACTION. You might even crash! Be careful out there, kids! Especially if you're drunk and it's 4am and you actually know about pedal strike but decide to ignore it because, you know, it's 4am and you're drunk.

FYI
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bring that down to pilsen and well show you how we roll
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FUN FACTS TO KNOW AND TELL

Get this: on a fixed gear bike, if you take a corner too sharply, your pedal can hit the ground and...wait for it....TOTALLY COMPROMISE YOUR TRACTION. You might even crash! Be careful out there, kids! Especially if you're drunk and it's 4am and you actually know about pedal strike but decide to ignore it because, you know, it's 4am and you're drunk.

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congrats... isn't it pretty hard to pedal strike on a pista?
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I'm not sure I would have won stage 2 if Evan hadn't fallen, and Dane hadn't gone two blocks out of his way.

Imagine my disappointment when Lazo's wouldn't serve a pitcher of beer at 5:30 am postrace.

I really need to get more sleep.
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is every weekend like this for you? I must be gettin' old.
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