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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 05-15-07, 09:47 PM   #1
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truly amazing

I just rode 25km in the pouring and i mean POURing rain, Back from the girlfriends, HAd the most amazing time, Rode way faster than most people on the road in the foggy rain, Skidding and hopp`n all about the near empty roads in the dark, didnt get cold, didnt get tired Green light after green light bob dylan, wolf mother blaring the whole way. Rides like that one, is what makes cycling so great, a ride that logically will suck, that you should dread But for some reason, It goes right, its a blast. Loving the fixed, the rain made my normally pathetic skidding in to some pimptight shast!
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Old 05-15-07, 10:11 PM   #2
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don't wear headphones when you ride.
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Old 05-15-07, 10:13 PM   #3
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you must have a pretty ****ty girlfriend if she didn't give you a ride in the pouring rain.
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Old 05-15-07, 10:14 PM   #4
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Wolfmother ****ing sucks.
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Old 05-15-07, 10:15 PM   #5
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i love riding when its wet out. skid for miles.
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Old 05-15-07, 10:15 PM   #6
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Glad you had a good ride and everyone here is jealous.
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Old 05-15-07, 10:20 PM   #7
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seriously....sounds awesome man
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I am jealous cause I am doing my assignment and still waiting for the cogs.
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Old 05-15-07, 11:11 PM   #9
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Wolfmother ****ing sucks.
Damn straight. I hate that godawful band.
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Old 05-16-07, 07:05 AM   #10
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your joy is baseless!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-16-07, 07:33 AM   #11
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So why shouldnt i ride with headphones? people got Muzak in there cars, i'm gonna listin to my dammm headphones, You fool!
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Old 05-16-07, 07:41 AM   #12
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riding around really fast in the pouring rain
AND blasting music?
are you trying to kill yourself??

(i dont really care that much i'm glad you had such a good time, just sounds a little dangerous! be careful!)
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Old 05-16-07, 07:45 AM   #13
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well the roads where empty and everyone was going 25kmh because of the rain, so it was all good
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Old 05-16-07, 09:19 AM   #14
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Headphones is the worst idea on a bike. You aren't in a car so if you want to severly impair yourself, keep rockin'.
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So why shouldnt i ride with headphones? people got Muzak in there cars, i'm gonna listin to my dammm headphones, You fool!
haha! I'M the fool? god you're ignorant. why would you willingly sacrifice an important sense (hearing) when you're surrounded by idiot drivers who are controlling vehicles that could kill you? you're putting yourself at a serious disadvantage.

and yeah, wolfmother does suck. go buy some taste.
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Old 05-16-07, 09:32 AM   #16
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Kol.klink, you go good, fellow. Put your headphones on, listen to whomever you please, and make the world go away. Enjoy the JOY. I am happy for you.
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Old 05-16-07, 10:24 AM   #17
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Damn straight. I hate that godawful band.
I agree 110%( lame a*s*s wannabe throwback band trying to be 80's style rock)
plus these guys suck:
good charlotte
fall out boy
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anything on Mtv basically!
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Old 05-16-07, 12:46 PM   #18
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but the joy is in forgetting the joy
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Old 05-16-07, 01:51 PM   #19
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iv been a messenger for the past 9 months and i ALWAYS listen to my ipod 8;45 to 6;15 everyday and have never been hit by a car.
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Remember to lube your chain now because it will need it
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Old 05-16-07, 02:05 PM   #21
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Try this stuff, it lasts quite a bit longer in the water.....

http://www.purpleextreme.com/
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Old 05-16-07, 02:12 PM   #22
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Try this stuff, it lasts quite a bit longer in the water.....

http://www.purpleextreme.com/

hey, i use that. i like it. it works.


kol.klink, here's to more days like this one.


cheers!
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Old 05-16-07, 02:26 PM   #23
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Sounds like a great ride... but I'll jump on the headphone bandwagon; with headphones, especially at high volume, you're cutting off one of your more powerful traffic detectors... your field of hearing is a lot broader than your field of vision, especially at night (unless you have hearing loss, of course) But, if you trust cars & peds to be where you expect them to be, I suppose you have nothing to worry about, because you know, car drivers and pedestrians always do the right thing.
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Old 05-16-07, 02:35 PM   #24
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wow. what a bunch of vampires. Kol.klink, sounds like a sweet ride. There's nothing quite like having a strong quick ride in the rain -- and it does make skidding a bit more crazy. Cheers.
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Sounds like a great ride... but I'll jump on the headphone bandwagon; with headphones, especially at high volume, you're cutting off one of your more powerful traffic detectors... your field of hearing is a lot broader than your field of vision, especially at night (unless you have hearing loss, of course) But, if you trust cars & peds to be where you expect them to be, I suppose you have nothing to worry about, because you know, car drivers and pedestrians always do the right thing.
Agreed on the headphones, I usually don't like wearing them but if the muse is upon me I just put one ear thingy in. I know you lose some of the music that way but it's better than losing some of your body parts
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