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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 04-26-07, 08:35 PM   #1
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Lifes best fixed moments

When I'm riding along side of a long mirrored glass window building,
Pedals spinning I catch a glimpse of myself flying by.
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Old 04-26-07, 08:44 PM   #2
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When catholic school girls ask me for trackstanding lessons. Happens all the time.
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Old 04-26-07, 09:13 PM   #3
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Riding down the lakeshore tonight with a crazy tail-wind through mist at about seven sans people. That was nice.
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Old 04-26-07, 09:19 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure [165] is going to get pissed.

That being said, I totally feel you on the mirrored window thing. I also like skidding around people who cut me off while walking. Scares the crap out of them if you get sideways enough.
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Old 04-26-07, 09:27 PM   #5
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the mirrored thing is pretty great, i also had a proud moment today where i saved myself after throwing my chain and dragged my heels to stop, it's a really good feeling to know that you can handle it when something goes wrong.
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Old 04-26-07, 09:29 PM   #6
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I just about orgasm sometimes on teh bike
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Old 04-26-07, 09:39 PM   #7
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I'm pretty sure [165] is going to get pissed.

That being said, I totally feel you on the mirrored window thing. I also like skidding around people who cut me off while walking. Scares the crap out of them if you get sideways enough.

why would admin get pissed?
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Old 04-26-07, 09:41 PM   #8
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There's the bridge in Atlanta that goes over an expressway and when it's dark all the headlights from the cars below cast a shadow on the bridge wall of my bike wooshing by. It's priceless.
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Old 04-26-07, 09:46 PM   #9
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anytime i'm going a lot faster than all the cars around me, i'm happy.
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Old 04-26-07, 09:48 PM   #10
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There's the bridge in Atlanta that goes over an expressway and when it's dark all the headlights from the cars below cast a shadow on the bridge wall of my bike wooshing by. It's priceless.
what a great visual

watching my own shadow when the sunlight is just right. feet spinning. being aware of my surroundings but watching my shadow none the less
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Old 04-26-07, 09:50 PM   #11
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i like it when chicks totally jump all over my dick for riding fixed.
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Old 04-26-07, 10:00 PM   #12
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i like it when chicks totally jump all over my dick for riding fixed.
way to gay up this thread duder.
if that really happens, and i doubt it does, those girls are pretty lame/behind the times
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Old 04-26-07, 10:01 PM   #13
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time to re-calibrate your sarcasm meter dude.

like, hello... i ride a bike. chicks don't dig bikes. come on. for serious?
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Old 04-26-07, 10:12 PM   #14
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when life is handing me bull$$$t and I go for a ride and halfway through it I totally forgot what I was riding to forget.
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Old 04-26-07, 10:33 PM   #15
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the other day i was trackstanding behind a really clean and shiny scion, and the whole back of it was acting like a big mirror. I looked gooood.
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happened today;

i was going down a big hill, i was doing half rotation skips to maintain control, halfway down my foot comes out of the pedal, i didnt even trip out i just caught the bottom of the pedal pull up to a skid, calmly placed my foot back into the toe clip and kept going like it didnt even happen.

thinking about the worst case scenarios while riding has finally paid off!
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Old 04-27-07, 12:24 AM   #17
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Welcome... to The Mirror World!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywv0isCL5do

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Old 04-27-07, 12:35 AM   #18
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what a great visual

watching my own shadow when the sunlight is just right. feet spinning. being aware of my surroundings but watching my shadow none the less
Love it!! You can't make out any indication of spokes... your tires look like they're floating in your forks.
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Old 04-27-07, 01:48 AM   #19
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Weaving through pedestrian traffic on a crowded college campus, and not having to stop once.
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Old 04-27-07, 02:34 AM   #20
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susie choosie from mirror world looks like a guy in a sniper suit.........but love it none the less.
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Old 04-27-07, 06:48 AM   #21
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Vince Noir rides a gnarly fixie
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Old 04-27-07, 07:05 AM   #22
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A couple weeks ago during the RELoad Bags race when I was trackstanding at a red light and a woman next to me actually rolled down her car window with her mouth gaping open, staring at me doing it. haha
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Old 04-27-07, 07:16 AM   #23
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converting non-bike riders to riding fixed/ss
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Seeing goofy kids on campus walking their conversions look at me and be like, "SHEAYAYAAYH!!! FIXED-GEAR!!"

Those chuckleheads.
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Going through a series of powerrails with my buddy at the velodrome, and then being shown what "russians" are.
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