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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 04-11-06, 12:50 PM   #1
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the central park: tuesday night ride

i am going for a spin in central park later if anyone is interested.

7 pm 59 and 5th.

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Old 04-11-06, 12:59 PM   #2
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If I can get out of work and to the bike shop early enough. I'm going for super low gear ration spin-a-thon, but yeah, I'll call you later and would love to pound out a few laps tonight.
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Old 04-11-06, 01:06 PM   #3
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I'll be there. Probably earlier. I'll knock out a few laps while I wait for you sissies.
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Sheeeiiittt, I was in CP on my way home around 6:45 pm and I didn't see this thread til now. Oh well, next time.
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Old 04-11-06, 08:16 PM   #6
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grrr got out of wrk at 7 ...
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that was fun! though i missed out on riding with all of you. i made it in time for the cop action. then a guy on a tri-bike asked me if i was doing a group road ride in the park fixed. i said no. he said, "yeah, i didn't think so. that'd be impressive if you could keep up." he took off. i "oh no he didn't"ed and proceeded to prove to him that even in the face of a male inclination toward competitive face-saving, gears do not always make you faster.

if you guys are in the park any other night, i do loops every night after i ride home and i live in the neighborhood. let me know.

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oh that was you visitordesign? cool. never metya before.
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dc, man you took off after that first lap. I pulled over to stretch out the knees a bit and after you guys passed I gave chase, unsuccessfully at that.
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good to sorta meet you too. sorry it was at such an inopportune time.
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man, you were all about passing roadies on expensive bikes last night. Between the tri-guy comment and the two dudes with aero bars you were sprinting around like crazy.
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yeh, i needed to blow off some steam. ha. sorry bout that. how do the knees feel?

visitordesign, another time. better circumstances.
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a lil' worn out today, but no pain, which is good.
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man, you were all about passing roadies on expensive bikes last night. Between the tri-guy comment and the two dudes with aero bars you were sprinting around like crazy.
haha. thanks for hanging out and riding. it's hard for me to resist trying to race those guys. i always feel like a greyhound chasing a mechanical rabbit. it's sort of pathetic that i'm so susceptible to pavlovian conditioning, but any excuse to ride fast for fun is a good excuse.
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