Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 25 of 25
  1. #1
    double diamond tram girl geoGraphicFTD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    406
    My Bikes
    surly cross-check, cannondale CAAD8 optimo 1
    Posts
    610
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    I think this just made my day (night?)

    after being restless after the drive from Philly to Cleveland, I finally got to take Stealth for her inaugural Ohio ride tonight down to Coventry to meet a friend at Winking Lizard. yeah suburban rides.

    anyway, onto the making-my-night part: on the way back, at the intersection of Coventry and Fairmount (for those of you who know the area; for those who don't, think typical upper-middle-class suburban residential area) I hear a dude in the car behind me yell "FIXED GEAR SUCKS!"
    This is the last thing I expect to hear at 1215am in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. It kinda rocked.

    (p.s. I replied with a lame "no it doesn't...")
    (p.p.s. my return to my parents house was also amusing, in that I told my mom of the incident, who then told my dad, who asked "how do they know it's fixed gear?" I said "cus it only has one gear...and I clearly couldn't coast..." He said "well, I wouldn't be able to tell it only has one gear.")
    (p.p.p.s. I locked my bike next to another fixie while I was out. that made me and, coming soon: possible conversion from the depths of the garage!)
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian
    I admire ladies that can post in SS/Fixie.

  2. #2
    thomas masini lives
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    i aint dh no mo'
    Posts
    3,496
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    you know what is wierd
    ?

    how empty the suburbs can be at night

    even fairly early you can have miles and miles to yourself

    anyway happy trails there hipster
    not a 2ksuck'r

  3. #3
    double diamond tram girl geoGraphicFTD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    406
    My Bikes
    surly cross-check, cannondale CAAD8 optimo 1
    Posts
    610
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I AM NOT A HIPSTER!!!
    (not that that is worth debating on this forum, or anywhere else for that matter)

    and yeah, suburban riding = what a change from dodging **** left and right in Philly.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian
    I admire ladies that can post in SS/Fixie.

  4. #4
    . blickblocks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    3,862
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    One time near the University Hospitals this dude yelled out "...single speed!!!" from wayyy too far away.

  5. #5
    Senior Member thatcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    285
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    im a hipster.

  6. #6
    Senior Member hockeyteeth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Gainesville, Florida
    Posts
    1,756
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by thatcher
    im a hipster.
    I prefer phone calls to instant messaging.

    ___________

    A possible retort next time:

    ******: "Fixed gear sucks!"
    You: "So does your father, but the fixed is more fun to ride."

    ___________

    I just got back from a ride at 1:30 and I was able to weave in and out of both lanes freely. Too much fun. Now that the semester is over, this town is empty of most of the yuppie twits.
    Last edited by hockeyteeth; 05-08-07 at 12:04 AM.

  7. #7
    Dismount Run Remount etc. 12XU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Some Latitude and Some Longitude
    My Bikes
    A couple customs and some beaters.
    Posts
    2,236
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This intersection doesn't strike me as suburban according to my fuzzy memory of my one recent night in Cleveland.

    Also, there were quite a few fixed gears in Cleveland, and I think there are surprisingly more messengers there than in Columbus and Cincinnati combined.

  8. #8
    . blickblocks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    3,862
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by 12XU
    This intersection doesn't strike me as suburban according to my fuzzy memory of my one recent night in Cleveland.

    Also, there were quite a few fixed gears in Cleveland, and I think there are surprisingly more messengers there than in Columbus and Cincinnati combined.
    I'm not sure how I'd call that area. Urban sprawal has made the concept of the true suburb somewhat blurry and nonexistant, though on the west side there are some very suburby areas.

    Do you mean real messengers or fixters? There's a lot of us in the University Circle area for sure, and every time I head downtown I see a couple others. Don't know if I've ever seen a real messenger here though.

  9. #9
    double diamond tram girl geoGraphicFTD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    406
    My Bikes
    surly cross-check, cannondale CAAD8 optimo 1
    Posts
    610
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by blickblocks
    I'm not sure how I'd call that area.
    I should have qualified that statement about it being suburban by calling it an inner-ring suburb. older, denser, and has more character than the sprawl we see now. whatever you want to call it, it's def not urban.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian
    I admire ladies that can post in SS/Fixie.

  10. #10
    i'd leave the sweet stuff joshuastar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    x32308x: where all our dreams come true!
    My Bikes
    BCA ten speed / 2007 bfssfg group buy IRO
    Posts
    727
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by geoGraphicFTD
    "FIXED GEAR SUCKS!"

    (p.s. I replied with a lame "no it doesn't...")

    this totally sounds like a brian regan bit.
    BCA vista sis | 2007 BFSSFG IRO

    i'd like to hang out...but who doesn't?

  11. #11
    Beausage is Beautiful Fugazi Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    My Bikes
    2006 Langster, which I actually like.
    Posts
    5,456
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Tell me you went to Big Fun. TELL ME YOU WENT TO BIG FUN.

  12. #12
    double diamond tram girl geoGraphicFTD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    406
    My Bikes
    surly cross-check, cannondale CAAD8 optimo 1
    Posts
    610
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    it was late, I think Big Fun was closed. and now that they're not in their original location, they're not even...um...as fun.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian
    I admire ladies that can post in SS/Fixie.

  13. #13
    Gone, but not forgotten Shiznaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    spicer fixie, Haro BMX, cyclops track, Soma Double Cross, KHS Flite 100
    Posts
    4,509
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like how you linked to your blog in this blog post!

  14. #14
    coventry rat calculus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    cleveland
    My Bikes
    gitane criterium bernard hinault beast, bmc streetfire
    Posts
    294
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    if it was blue ugly and on conventry that would be my pony

    there are more messengers here than columbus and cinci because
    a) cleveland is a law hub.
    2) the greater cleveland area is significantly larger than that of either of those cities
    D) cleveland rules

    as far as i know i was and soon again will be the only messenger who lives on the east side

    yeh dave, since you've been gone coventry re-arranged itself with the grogshop moving to the otherend of the street, High Tide Rockbottom going out of business,Newman outfitters closeing, And Utrecht moving into its place Paninis moved into where the fancy restuarant by the parking garage, Big Fun moved into High Tides old residence Jimy Johns moved into Big funs old place, and a couple super hipseter clothing stores setting up camp by the mayfield intersection
    Last edited by calculus; 05-08-07 at 03:16 PM.

  15. #15
    double diamond tram girl geoGraphicFTD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    406
    My Bikes
    surly cross-check, cannondale CAAD8 optimo 1
    Posts
    610
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Shiznaz, I think you are the only one who reads my blog. That is, if you still do... I've been slacking on the posting lately. I linked to it cus it's the only place I have a photo of my bike. and it's an old photo, she has new tires and all that jazz now. I just said all that jazz. how lame.

    calculus, I'm assuming that def was your bike. a blue Gitane with a green sticker on the headtube?
    and cleveland not only rules, it ROX.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian
    I admire ladies that can post in SS/Fixie.

  16. #16
    Gone, but not forgotten Shiznaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    spicer fixie, Haro BMX, cyclops track, Soma Double Cross, KHS Flite 100
    Posts
    4,509
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    its on my blog list, and yes I have been kind of disappointed as of late. Some people like to savour their cookies. Its almost like eating 2 cookies when you eat it in 2 halves

  17. #17
    Team Beer Cynikal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Sacramento CA
    My Bikes
    Too Many
    Posts
    5,782
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by geoGraphicFTD
    I should have qualified that statement about it being suburban by calling it an inner-ring suburb. older, denser, and has more character than the sprawl we see now. whatever you want to call it, it's def not urban.
    Spoken like a planner!


    p.s. I've read your blog a little too.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

  18. #18
    coventry rat calculus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    cleveland
    My Bikes
    gitane criterium bernard hinault beast, bmc streetfire
    Posts
    294
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    whatever man heights is the suburbs q.e.d.

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    My Bikes
    Jamis Nova
    Posts
    714
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by doofo
    you know what is wierd
    ?

    how empty the suburbs can be at night

    even fairly early you can have miles and miles to yourself

    anyway happy trails there hipster
    '


    same thing in downtown chicago in the loop

    during the day, just billions of people and cars.. packed to the brim.

    at night, its 28-days later, you can go forever among the skyscrapers without seeing a single person or car, its like you are the only person left in the city.

  20. #20
    double diamond tram girl geoGraphicFTD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    406
    My Bikes
    surly cross-check, cannondale CAAD8 optimo 1
    Posts
    610
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    Some people like to savour their cookies. Its almost like eating 2 cookies when you eat it in 2 halves
    but they could just...eat 2 cookies.

    I'll be sure to get back on that quality blogging just for you, Shiz.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian
    I admire ladies that can post in SS/Fixie.

  21. #21
    Fat Guy in Bike Shorts! manual_overide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    My Bikes
    Specialized Allez
    Posts
    630
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    cleveland has more because of geography too. cleveland is flat while cincy is very hilly, many of which are very steep. outside of the flat downtown core, it's mostly faster to hire a car courier because bikes take too long to climb the hills. I only know of one or two messengers in cincy. that's really all there needs to be
    http://beingfatsucks.duder.net
    Personal story of a man trying to lose his inner 4th grader... well trying to lose 80 lbs at least..


    http://stephenwuebker.traineo.com/ba...henwuebker.png

  22. #22
    Dismount Run Remount etc. 12XU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Some Latitude and Some Longitude
    My Bikes
    A couple customs and some beaters.
    Posts
    2,236
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by manual_overide
    cleveland has more because of geography too. cleveland is flat while cincy is very hilly, many of which are very steep. outside of the flat downtown core, it's mostly faster to hire a car courier because bikes take too long to climb the hills. I only know of one or two messengers in cincy. that's really all there needs to be
    By my count, there is one courier: da Flying Pig, Mark

    There are also several food delivery guys, namely my friends at Jimmy John's.

    I don't think the lack of messengers is due to the hills...there are tons of urban cyclists who climb them through all four seasons with aplomb. They are badass, but there is simply not the volume of messenger work that you'd see in the state capital (Columbus) or, like Alex said, the law hub (Cleveland). Also, Mark is really friggin' good at what he does and probably pulls the amount of work that several slacking messengers would be assigned.

  23. #23
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Cleveland
    Posts
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Might have an explanation for your post - a house at the intersection of Fairmount and Coventry happens to be the home of Patti's Paladins - a bicycle team that rides the MS150 every year for Multiple Sclerosis. We have over 50 riders and were the #1 fundraiser in Ohio in 2007. Many training rides start from this house and there are a lot of bike people coming and going(even a few fixed gear riders manage to get their bikes stopped and drop in...). I myself ride an old Lambert that decides on it's own to become a single speed from time to time - don't know if that counts.
    It is a fantastic group of people and if you would like to ride with us, visit www.pattispaladins.com for more information.

    Tim

  24. #24
    Harbinger xiamsammyx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Milwaukee
    My Bikes
    IRO Jamie Roy, Old Araya fixed conversion.
    Posts
    564
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    good thing you brought up a year and a half old post to tell him something that a PM would have been a much better choice for.
    Quote Originally Posted by jmartinez View Post
    I've learned to always take off my wedding ring when polishing my crank.

  25. #25
    . blickblocks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    3,862
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by xiamsammyx View Post
    good thing you brought up a year and a half old post to tell him something that a PM would have been a much better choice for.
    You assume the OP is a guy? It even says she's a girl in her title.

Posting Permissions

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