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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 08-03-07, 10:00 PM   #1
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I need to brag a little bit.

5 days
198 miles
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Old 08-03-07, 10:05 PM   #2
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come on now dont lie

rounding up doesnt count
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Davis is flat so it dont counts
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5 days
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198?
just round up to 200.

i rode my bike 4 miles in the rain last saturday to buy a 67mm circular polarizing filter.
filled the frame with water.
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Old 08-03-07, 10:18 PM   #5
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39.6 miles a day, according to my calculator watch
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Old 08-03-07, 10:26 PM   #6
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Davis is flat so it dont counts
That is true. But it was back and forth to a summer teachers' institute. Thus, I often carried multiple teacher textbooks in my panniers. Also, the levees over the American river are steep.
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you wear panties? **** man...ok it counts.
keep it up.
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did you read this


is this list a personal best

if so what was the previous record
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is this list a personal best

if so what was the previous record
those disc wheels are sick.
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Old 08-03-07, 10:38 PM   #10
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****in hipster, aparently he is too cool to have his chain connected to the rest of his drivetrain, poseur *****
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Yeah and everytime he gets back on his bike he spins a wheel with his hand until the pictures line up
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I did learn quite a few things.

Panniers full of teacher textbooks and trackstanding don't mix.

Arden Way is not bike friendly but the staff at the Arden Hilton is.

The 15 mph speed limit on the American River bike trail is not enforced.

And if you have a bike that was painted by first graders and go to a convention with 300 primary school teachers, you will have lots of street cred.
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i hate overloaded panniers on a bike with a high bottom bracket
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Panniers full of teacher textbooks and trackstanding don't mix.
The other day I bought a watermelon from some fruit truck then biked 6 miles home. I put the melon in my backpack. It was a dahm big one too. I couldn't track stand for s***.
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The other day I bought a watermelon from some fruit truck then biked 6 miles home. I put the melon in my backpack. It was a dahm big one too. I couldn't track stand for s***.
OMG THATS A ALLEYCAT CHECKPOINT WAITING TO HAPPEN.


"sup, trackstand... WITH THIS IN YOUR BAG. bwaaahahaha" (or replace watermelon with midget. imo, come to think of it, replace anthign with midget and i think the fun facotr goes up like... a gajillion)

"what?! didnt bring a bag?! lucky for you we have duck tape!"



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duct tape
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gaffers tape is better
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When I first switched to panniers I had to relearn how to trackstand. Now when I don't have the panniers on my bike I can trackstand like nobodies business.
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+ 1 to gaff tape
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agreed. i make it a point to liberate gaffers tape from full boxes at jobsites.
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