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    Winter commuting mode Tequila Joe's Avatar
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    I can skid now and I'm a little embarrassed. :(

    Another fixie newb experience by Tequila Joe.

    I finally learned how to skid and was practicing it all the way into the office today.

    The last one I did was a little embarrassing. I laid into a nice long skid just as pulled up beside a car at an intersection. I looked into the window as I slid by and I noticed that the driver was a gorgeously cute girl. At that point, I must’ve lost all concentration because I lost my skid, the rear wheel caught and was launched up into the air pulling bike along with me. I unclipped on my way down to avoid going over the bars and biting the pavement. I almost sacked myself during the recovery.

    I couldn’t bring myself look into the car to see if she had noticed or had any kind of reaction to my stunt.

    Cheers!

    T.J.

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    it's ok, she probably already thought you were a dork just for riding a bike.
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    I don't like your jerk-off name. I don't like your jerk-off face. I don't like your jerk-off behavior, and I don't like you, jerk-off.

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    Winter commuting mode Tequila Joe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by piwonka
    it's ok, she probably already thought you were a dork just for riding a bike.
    +1

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    It's true, chicks in general do not dig bikes so your near wipeout probably did not effect your chances at all. But you will get better. I predict that your next fixie noob experience will be your first trip to the bike store to replace a skidded out tire.

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    Cute girls...the downfall of about 50% of us.
    HHCMF - Take pride in your ability to amaze lesser mortals! - MikeR



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    Man, you missed the perfect opportunity. Should have looked over and said "I meant to do that." Perfect ice breaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurgus
    Man, you missed the perfect opportunity. Should have looked over and said "I meant to do that." Perfect ice breaker.
    I, apparently, don't think as fast as you do....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyossarian
    Cute girls...the downfall of about 50% of us.
    tell me about it

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    if she doesnt think youre a total loser already imagine what she would think when she found out the first thing you did after your embarassing little faux-pas was post about it to your e-friendz.
    AM I DOING IT RITE

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    Quote Originally Posted by megatron
    if she doesnt think youre a total loser already imagine what she would think when she found out the first thing you did after your embarassing little faux-pas was post about it to your e-friendz.
    oh damn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mander
    It's true, chicks in general do not dig bikes
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

    i'm screwed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tequila Joe
    I, apparently, don't think as fast as you do....
    No, not at all Dude. I would have done exactly what you did. In fact, I did worse. I was exhausted after way too much riding and working seven twelves in a row(can't say no to overtime, apparently) and I was coming into the parking lot at work. This red head girl I work with started talking to me and I slowed to talk to her. Apparently, I slowed too much because I fell over onto my side, feet still in my clips. It was funny and ouchie at the same time.

    Busted my brand new mirror, too.
    Last edited by Gurgus; 05-10-07 at 02:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargiulo.mike
    tell me about it
    Nah. You'll figure it out when you're older.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megatron
    if she doesnt think youre a total loser already imagine what she would think when she found out the first thing you did after your embarassing little faux-pas was post about it to your e-friendz.
    Ya, I know. I just thought you guys would like a laugh during the work day.

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    That's like the time I was new to fixed gear and trackstanding, and I was standing at a light, looked over at a cute girl, she smiled, I smiled, and realized mid-smile that I was at about a 45 degree angle with the pavement coming up quick.

    She walked away and 2 guys on motorcycles in the Eckerd parking lot laughed at me. :'(
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    Quote Originally Posted by mander
    It's true, chicks in general do not dig bikes.
    this is not true in philadelphia.
    at least, not in my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiemafia
    That's like the time I was new to fixed gear and trackstanding, and I was standing at a light, looked over at a cute girl, she smiled, I smiled, and realized mid-smile that I was at about a 45 degree angle with the pavement coming up quick.

    She walked away and 2 guys on motorcycles in the Eckerd parking lot laughed at me. :'(

    Thanks, I don;t feel so bad anymore!

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    i remember when i first learned how to skid, i was riding down a hill and did a skid. however, the place i did the skid was right where the road had a bump (the city of phila/state of pa can't pave for ****). I took a spill and ended up underneath a stopped school bus. that was somewhat awkard

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    i did a 0 mph tip over trackstanding next to a car full of girls from a local sorority once. it was as if they had never laughed before.

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    Meanwhile in CoMO, my coaster-brake constantly gets me laid...

    ...psh, yeah right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by godless scum
    i did a 0 mph tip over trackstanding next to a car full of girls from a local sorority once. it was as if they had never laughed before.
    yeah, but they are sorority girls, that shouldn't even count...
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    Quote Originally Posted by piwonka
    yeah, but they are sorority girls, that shouldn't even count...
    +1337

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    one time back in long beach..me and a couple other guys had just pulled into a parking lot and I was trackstanding. I needed to shake hair outta my eyes, so i did and I was on the ground before I even knew I was falling. Girls were walking by so I just laid there until they left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasertotheface
    this is not true in philadelphia.
    at least, not in my experience.
    i was going to say the same thing.
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    get drunk, ride a scooter, don't steal your girlfriends bike back, get laid anyway, post about it on the internets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G0balistik
    one time back in long beach..me and a couple other guys had just pulled into a parking lot and I was trackstanding. I needed to shake hair outta my eyes, so i did and I was on the ground before I even knew I was falling. Girls were walking by so I just laid there until they left.
    thats kinda like a win win situation. if they come over and check if your okay, that rules but if they walk pass and dont see your face it can save your from future embarassment when the girls are with their jock friends when you happen to run into them

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