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Old 04-23-06, 08:28 PM   #1
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I love it so much...

...when yer haulin' a** down the street, tire pressure at around 130 psi, and ya run through a mass of pebbles sending 'em shooting like little bullets into all the shiney cars waiting at the light. The rock-against-steel staccato kills me everytime...
One of biking's little pleasures.
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Old 04-23-06, 08:29 PM   #2
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Sometimes I get tempted to go back and see if I scratched anyones paint. I always hope that I did.
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Old 04-23-06, 09:10 PM   #3
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A car sat right beside me in the bike lane the other day and a pretty good sized rock shot out from my tire right into their door panel. I quickly turned, it sounded loud enough to actually chip something though.
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Old 04-23-06, 09:49 PM   #4
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weird..i feel bad when that happens. i was riding with my ex one time and i almost blasted her in the face with a pebble that shot out from my tire..i'm glad it didn't hit her but we both had a good laugh.
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Why would you run 130 psi on the street? Do you live somewhere with exceptionally smooth and well-maintained roads?
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Old 04-24-06, 08:42 AM   #6
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Wow, guys, way to feel good about damaging some random person's car. That's cool.
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Old 04-24-06, 09:19 AM   #7
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...when yer haulin' a** down the street, tire pressure at around 130 psi, and ya run through a mass of pebbles ...
That scares the hell out of me. I'm always paranoid that there's a bit of glass in there that is just going to ruin my day...
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Old 04-24-06, 09:49 AM   #8
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Though there are many, not every car-owner is a cyclist-murdering ******* who has the ability to commute to work.
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Old 04-24-06, 09:59 AM   #9
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I wonder if there's a car forum where someone starts a thread titled "i love it so much...", followed by "when I come up on somebody riding a bike, and there's a puddle, and I lay on the horn and hit the puddle and they fall off."
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