Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 53
  1. #1
    blah onetwentyeight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Oakland, CA
    Posts
    5,573
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    things I miss about riding in a real city...

    1) The little numbers on the crosswalk signs that count down.
    2) Racing cars.
    3) Commutes that take more than 5 minutes
    4) Hills
    5) No cruiser bikes.

    Right now I even miss the pothole slalom that is valencia street.

    God damnit.

    I understand all you people who commute 20+ miles a day in small towns. It's damn easy when its flat, the roads are smooth and the traffic is light.

    BUT IT IS SO BORING.

    The only fixed gear ive seen so far here was a converted mountain bike with front shocks. It was different, I'll give him that.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    479
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    haha, do you cry every night?

  3. #3
    Senior Member asterisk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    339
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    jeez buddy, where'd you move to?

  4. #4
    blah onetwentyeight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Oakland, CA
    Posts
    5,573
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yea its emotacular. I've been gone 3 days and i get back in 3 more. *twiddles thumbs*

    i didnt move anywhere, im just stuck in chico, ca for work for a week.

  5. #5
    atx yarr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    176
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    be glad sf has the countdown numbers, when i went there i was like "what, what?" its like growing up and thinking dogfood was a pretty good meal then discovering steak

  6. #6
    dig dig dig Moximitre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Chicago
    My Bikes
    Full Fendered Bareknuckle, Faggin with 10spd Centaur, 1973 Raleigh 3spd Cruiser.
    Posts
    878
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
    1) The little numbers on the crosswalk signs that count down.
    Best Invention Ever.
    Sucks to your ass-mar!

  7. #7
    Throbbing Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    trout fishing in america
    My Bikes
    many
    Posts
    729
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah dude, I've been stuck in southern Idaho for the last six weeks. I actually MISS riding in Oakland. Say hi to the metal plates at 4th and Mission for me when you get home.
    I didn't come here, and I ain't leaving.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Boise, Idyho
    My Bikes
    '04 fisher 29er, NYC Bikes CityFixed
    Posts
    676
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by freebird
    Yeah dude, I've been stuck in southern Idaho for the last six weeks. I actually MISS riding in Oakland. Say hi to the metal plates at 4th and Mission for me when you get home.
    Boise?
    Did you ride in the Scavenger Hunt or the Shutdown last week?

  9. #9
    atx yarr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    176
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    can't wait to be in oakland next year

  10. #10
    Wake Up America! helvetica's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    San Leandro, CA
    My Bikes
    Bridgestone MB-1, Expert Dave Scott, Balance MTB
    Posts
    417
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Chico is wayyy to bike friendly thats another thing i hate about it.
    ibsomeonesayssomethingabootbillhicks

  11. #11
    nothing: lasts forever ink1373's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    minneapolis
    Posts
    1,502
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    this is when you discover trails, and start realizing how stupid track bikes are. build yourself an offroad fix, and these small towns become little wonderlands.

  12. #12
    Throbbing Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    trout fishing in america
    My Bikes
    many
    Posts
    729
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by thurstonboise
    Boise?
    Did you ride in the Scavenger Hunt or the Shutdown last week?
    I said southuhn Idaho, son. Wish I was in Boise. Staying with mom, wrenching on my (gasp) musclecar, and waiting for my house in beautiful Weiser to be ready. See you all's for the 666 bar crawl, no?
    I didn't come here, and I ain't leaving.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Boise, Idyho
    My Bikes
    '04 fisher 29er, NYC Bikes CityFixed
    Posts
    676
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by freebird
    I said southuhn Idaho, son. Wish I was in Boise. Staying with mom, wrenching on my (gasp) musclecar, and waiting for my house in beautiful Weiser to be ready. See you all's for the 666 bar crawl, no?
    More than likely.

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Boise, Idyho
    My Bikes
    '04 fisher 29er, NYC Bikes CityFixed
    Posts
    676
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by freebird
    I said southuhn Idaho, son. Wish I was in Boise. Staying with mom, wrenching on my (gasp) musclecar, and waiting for my house in beautiful Weiser to be ready. See you all's for the 666 bar crawl, no?
    More than likely.

  15. #15
    Senior Member brunning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    New York City
    My Bikes
    1999 Serotta Csi Custom, ~1984 Pinarello track bike
    Posts
    1,519
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    do those countdown timers ever lead to trouble?

    they don't have them in new york, but i can imagine seeing something counting down as i'm approaching the intersection and doing all kinds of crazy things to time the light so i don't have to stop.

  16. #16
    re:member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Cracow, Poland
    My Bikes
    unknown make TT bike, fixed; Romet Sport, gone; titanium Pinarello gone;Colnago with Campy C-Record/Super Record,on it's way; Funny Gianni Motta; Buehler track, Polrad track chrome; titanium MTB on 28'', fixed; Tri Wheeler, fixed
    Posts
    874
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
    1) The little numbers on the crosswalk signs that count down.
    2) Racing cars.
    3) Commutes that take more than 5 minutes
    4) Hills
    5) No cruiser bikes.

    Right now I even miss the pothole slalom that is valencia street.

    God damnit.

    I understand all you people who commute 20+ miles a day in small towns. It's damn easy when its flat, the roads are smooth and the traffic is light.

    BUT IT IS SO BORING.

    The only fixed gear ive seen so far here was a converted mountain bike with front shocks. It was different, I'll give him that.
    And vice versa. My 20+ miles hilly round trip commute is easy compared to 7 miles round trip commute in Brussels. I wished I had shorter gearing - I could not get to my usual speed between stops despite flatter and much shorter climbs and I wished I had even more upright geometry (I did flip stem and move the saddle forward).

  17. #17
    blah onetwentyeight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Oakland, CA
    Posts
    5,573
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yea this city is bike friendly. just got back from the sierra nevada brewery. Good ****.

    The people i was with were freaking out i was gonna ride back, telling me i need some reflective jackets an "oh gosh its far!". Luckily they didnt notice my total lack of brakes. Got back in 7 minutes. I wish there was somewhere to REALLY ride to.

    freebird - ill give that intersection a hello for you when i get back. Tho why you ride past the metreon I do not know.

  18. #18
    nerd hyphy jonb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    SF, CA
    My Bikes
    merckx/presto/gitane
    Posts
    833
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    maybe you should carry glow sticks.

  19. #19
    blah onetwentyeight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Oakland, CA
    Posts
    5,573
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i could take lesssons from rdub.

  20. #20
    nerd hyphy jonb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    SF, CA
    My Bikes
    merckx/presto/gitane
    Posts
    833
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    indeed. that is over the top. in a good way.

  21. #21
    Throbbing Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    trout fishing in america
    My Bikes
    many
    Posts
    729
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
    Tho why you ride past the metreon I do not know.
    Wifey used to work at the House of Shields, and Mission is the fastest way to get up to the Elbo, and the Knockout for latenite fun.
    I didn't come here, and I ain't leaving.

  22. #22
    Zugster Bags FlippingHades's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    My Bikes
    Nishiki fixed gear commuter, Trek 560 road bike
    Posts
    526
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by brunning
    do those countdown timers ever lead to trouble?

    they don't have them in new york, but i can imagine seeing something counting down as i'm approaching the intersection and doing all kinds of crazy things to time the light so i don't have to stop.
    I believe they lead to cars accelerating a lot more often to make the light, because they know they have exactly three seconds left -- VROOM VROOM! I hate them for that.

  23. #23
    nerd hyphy jonb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    SF, CA
    My Bikes
    merckx/presto/gitane
    Posts
    833
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    house of shields has good cookies.

  24. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    479
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I visited UC Davis this week and was excited because it's a "bike friendly" campus. There was a **** ton of bikes there, but if that place is bike "friendly," I'm the queen of England. The more appropriate term is bike graveyard.

    The number of bikes I saw must've easily exceeded 1000, but 99.999999% of them were ****ty MTBs that I doubt would even roll. Chain lube is apparently not available in that area, because you could hear EVERY one of the bikes that could roll coming from a mile away. Seriously, every bike I saw actually moving was squealing and grinding like it was going to seize up at any moment.




    I'm pretty sure that every new student promptly purchases a ****ty MTB, locks it up, and never touches it again.

  25. #25
    Elitist carleton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    11,410
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    128, I'm with you. Personally, I feel freaked out riding in the suburbs. I keep thinking some 15 year old with a learning permit is gonna come barreling 'round the corner.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •