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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)

View Poll Results: Why do you ride?
Basic Fitness 91 55.83%
Training to compete as an athlete 19 11.66%
Basic Transportation 92 56.44%
Commuting 91 55.83%
Fun/Leisure 119 73.01%
To be cool 52 31.90%
Other 40 24.54%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 163. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-12-06, 01:45 PM   #1
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Why do you Ride?

This is a better poll than the one I created before.

Simple question.

Why?

(You can choose more than one option)
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Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.

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Old 06-12-06, 01:51 PM   #2
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i ride to live and live to ride
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Old 06-12-06, 01:57 PM   #3
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cars, subway, buses, walking, running, are too slow. Though I do enjoy running for fitness.
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Old 06-12-06, 01:58 PM   #4
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i ride to get away from the cops
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Old 06-12-06, 01:59 PM   #5
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you forgot that no co2 comes from bikes.
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Old 06-12-06, 02:00 PM   #6
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to be cool is the only way to rock it...
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Old 06-12-06, 02:01 PM   #7
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plus was Chimbly and Generic said...
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Old 06-12-06, 02:01 PM   #8
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I chose other because I ride for all those reasons
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Old 06-12-06, 02:01 PM   #9
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riding feels better than sand in my vagina.
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Old 06-12-06, 02:03 PM   #10
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Old 06-12-06, 02:10 PM   #11
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Old 06-12-06, 02:24 PM   #12
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teadogg does not give me any unless I put in my miles everyday. He says I need to work myself before I work......anyway. and I have a nervous twitch in my legs that just coincidentally is in the motion of pedaling.
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Old 06-12-06, 02:36 PM   #13
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i was sick of paying $50 a month for a bus pass. i live 8 miles from my office and at the time i was considering it i had a bonus burning a hole in my pocket and i bought a bike. 2 months later i'm still loving it.
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Old 06-12-06, 02:38 PM   #14
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i ride for fun mostly, but sometimes for errands or the odd commute.
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Old 06-12-06, 02:42 PM   #15
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Fun, transportation and excersise.
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I'm glad this poll allowed me to choose more than one option.

thanks for that.
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Old 06-12-06, 02:56 PM   #17
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It's the surest means of entry into the xbikex culture!
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Old 06-12-06, 03:01 PM   #18
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john ch0mb0 fixed gear told me to.
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Old 06-12-06, 03:47 PM   #19
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'coz I'm too old to skateboard anymore
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why no all of the above option? Those are ALL reasons I ride
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If I chose all of the options, does that mean I screwed up the results?

I ride because...
a. it provides some form of basic fitness
b. I'm training to become somewhat of an athlete (I joined an adult soccer league for the summer)
c. Riding during my lunch hour allows me to do errands I don't need my car to do and it lets me do a. and b. and e. and f.
d. well, i used to commute to work by bike. I guess I don't do this one anymore.
e. Riding is fun and leisurely if I'm riding with my kids. Riding in traffic is fun but not leisurely.
f. I'd like to think I'm cool, but those in the cars that pass me probably think I'm an idiot for riding around on a bike in traffic.
g. refer to answers a. thru f.
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Old 06-12-06, 04:23 PM   #22
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I do it for the poon.
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Old 06-12-06, 04:28 PM   #23
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I had to go with Other falling under basic transportation/fun&leisure/commuting/&Money. Maybe basic transportation suits all those...yeah it does I guess...ah well

[edit]But really I ride a bike to improve my reading comprehesion skills....multiple choice poll!

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Old 06-12-06, 04:31 PM   #24
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Old 06-12-06, 04:34 PM   #25
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I always feel like I'm training for something... but I have yet to figure out what.
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