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Old 03-02-06, 07:35 PM   #1
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Baggy shorts + rear dismount = bad

An FYI. Beware of baggy shorts if you are a fan of the moving rear dismount. Crotch gets caught on the saddle and then you eat it.
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Old 03-02-06, 07:37 PM   #2
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God I wish I had video of it. It would compensate for the bruises and minor bleeding. I'm sure it was hilarious to see.
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$5 to do it again with camera rolling...
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An FYI. Beware of baggy shorts if you are a fan of the moving rear dismount. Crotch gets caught on the saddle and then you eat it.
why are you wearing shorts in march?
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when i saw this title i was sure it was going to be a story about how your seat grabbed your shorts and somehow left you mooning the world.
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why are you wearing shorts in march?
Because it was 74 here yesterday.
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Because it was 74 here yesterday.
nevermind. i thought you were in chicago for some reason.
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God I wish I had video of it. It would compensate for the bruises and minor bleeding. I'm sure it was hilarious to see.

Maybe you could post photos of the bruises?... We could make some money. Somebody's bound to be into it as a fetish.
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that's why i always put my hand on the tip of my saddle before dismounting. makes sure no crotch catch and makes sure i don't lose hold of my bike.
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An FYI. Beware of baggy shorts if you are a fan of the moving rear dismount. Crotch gets caught on the saddle and then you eat it.
This is just a variation on the "crotch bungie" associated with wearing padded tights.
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Old 03-02-06, 09:57 PM   #12
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I had my sweatpants grab the saddle nose during a wheelie that went too high.
I HAD to put my feet on the ground and run with the bike.
I wedgied myself and almost got the bars in the face.

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By the way, does anyone have any video of someone dismounting this way. I want to learn, but i'm afraid I'll die.
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Fugazi Dave, I have to ask... is your avatar a corpse with a harmonica stuffed in his mouth?
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Fugazi Dave, I have to ask... is your avatar a corpse with a harmonica stuffed in his mouth?

tee hee... sort of, yea
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By the way, does anyone have any video of someone dismounting this way. I want to learn, but i'm afraid I'll die.
The first time I tried it, I pulled my hands off the handle bars, started to do it, and chickened out and quickly grabbed for the handlebars. I tried again and did it just fine. You don't want to be going too fast so you don't need to run after the bike, but you also don't want to be going so slow that the bike won't slide out from under you. It's really not very difficult to do.
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that's why i always put my hand on the tip of my saddle before dismounting. makes sure no crotch catch and makes sure i don't lose hold of my bike.
I do that too. Somehow, I still ate it.

As for the avatar, it's me with a harmonica in my mouth.
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why are you wearing shorts in march?
ugh I've been so hot today. It was in the upper 80s
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Today I got to ride in shorts and it was the first time I've ridden since I broke my elbow. It was 88 here today, I hate Texas and thank god that I didn't try a rear dismount.
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it might be really awkward for the first many times you try, till you get comfortable. just go at walking speed. don't jump off or anything, just push the bike away from you with your feet. you'll get smoothe, don't worry.
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By the way, does anyone have any video of someone dismounting this way. I want to learn, but i'm afraid I'll die.
watch kevin bacon in quicksilver.
I would love to see bloopers of him busting his ass.
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I messed up a rear dismount today, though I didn't eat it. I just messed up the timing with my pedals and ended up going to the side instead of just back. I landed fine but my bike almost fell (I had grabbed the seat just in time). It looked pretty terrible, but this woman who saw it all said, "Nice save."
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I had my sweatpants grab the saddle nose during a wheelie that went too high.
I HAD to put my feet on the ground and run with the bike.
I wedgied myself and almost got the bars in the face.
I think that's God's way of saying, "Don't wear sweatpants."
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