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    Jewish Media Conspirator asherlighn's Avatar
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    Office biking woes (pics of despair included)

    I was having quite a lot of fun being the only one around and zooming around cubicle and partition land when, to my annoyance, I felt my rear tire go over a small bump and in the space of two cubes it was completely flat. Ah! But I am a smart bicyclist and I never leave home without a 15mm/10mm wrench, tire levers, and a tube and patch kit! My preparedness will save the day! All I needed to do was go back to my cube and fix it all up!

    Got the wheel off and sitting next to me while I rummaged through my bad and came up with all of the aforementioned tools .. except the tube and patch kit Not only can I not zoom around the office, but now I have to walk 5 miles home.

    Ze Ninja Bike (with wheel on, but chain not tensioned so dont worry about it!)


    The offending random piece of pointy metal and the damage it caused


    Sitting still blows.
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    The fact is that most peoples sense of what rides well is easily overcome by their sense of what looks cool.

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    is that an IRO???
    Because, yeah... uh huh! Umm, yeah!

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    This...isn't for real, is it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordiep View Post
    This...isn't for real, is it....
    No you are imagining it.
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    The fact is that most peoples sense of what rides well is easily overcome by their sense of what looks cool.

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    Is that a drywall anchor? Where the hell did that come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post

    Is that a drywall anchor? Where the hell did that come from?
    I dont know what it is. It came from a parts bin I assume. Its a normal screw inside a casing that has sharp edges and a pointy top.
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    The fact is that most peoples sense of what rides well is easily overcome by their sense of what looks cool.

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    why dont you just ask a coworker for a ride home so you dont have to walk the 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by FazeOne View Post
    why dont you just ask a coworker for a ride home so you dont have to walk the 5
    Im the only one here. Thats why I can ride around the office
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    The fact is that most peoples sense of what rides well is easily overcome by their sense of what looks cool.

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    you only need one on the chainstays?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggallin View Post
    you only need one on the chainstays?
    Yeah, I really think Im going to be putting something over those. It just seems kind of pretentious.
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    The fact is that most peoples sense of what rides well is easily overcome by their sense of what looks cool.

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    i got hit by a car today... want to trade places?

    *at least i was wearing my helmet, and yes i had the right of way*

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    i got hit by a car today... want to trade places?

    *at least i was wearing my helmet, and yes i had the right of way*
    No. Hope you feel better. Is your bike ok?
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    The fact is that most peoples sense of what rides well is easily overcome by their sense of what looks cool.

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    i'm sure i'll heal up fine, just a bunch of road rash and a swollen ankle.

    the bike's not a complete loss but the front wheel's taco'd worse than i've ever seen and the fork's bent to hell.

    so it's basically trashed, even though the frame itself looks straight... the guy who hit me was nice about making sure i was okay and sticking around. i'm pretty sure he got a ticket out of it, but at least he did the right thing.

    and it was my road bike, which i was planning on selling. so i won't sell it but at least my fixed gear/daily ride is how i left it.

    didn't mean to steal your thunder though. i got a flat on my fixed in california and had a 7 mile walk home... it's no fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    i'm sure i'll heal up fine, just a bunch of road rash and a swollen ankle.

    the bike's not a complete loss but the front wheel's taco'd worse than i've ever seen and the fork's bent to hell.

    so it's basically trashed, even though the frame itself looks straight... the guy who hit me was nice about making sure i was okay and sticking around. i'm pretty sure he got a ticket out of it, but at least he did the right thing.

    and it was my road bike, which i was planning on selling. so i won't sell it but at least my fixed gear/daily ride is how i left it.

    didn't mean to steal your thunder though. i got a flat on my fixed in california and had a 7 mile walk home... it's no fun.
    lol. Steal away, right now Im thinking "well atleast I wont get hit by a car on the way home".
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    The fact is that most peoples sense of what rides well is easily overcome by their sense of what looks cool.

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    the real kicker is that i was on the ride to show a guy from craigslist the bike to see if he wanted to buy it... and he did! we were going to wait till friday so he could get a ride over from a friend. if only he had cash i would have sold it and taken the bus home

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    Haha, who expects a flat ****ing around indoors, on carpet? Now you have a good story.

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    Flat fixed!
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    The fact is that most peoples sense of what rides well is easily overcome by their sense of what looks cool.

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    I was office biking late one night to blow off steam when I was brand new at the place I work now. I was coming into a corner too fast and had to grab a fist full of brake (road bike) and I left a big long black mark on the carpet. After inspecting the rest of the "course" I found two other small skid marks. I was the only only one who rode a bike to work everyone would know it was me, and since I didn't want to risk having to leave my bike outside or something I had to buy some carpet cleaner. It took me about an hour to remove the marks.

    When I was in high school, I worked as a janitor in an office building/warehouse. One of the offices had a nice road bike parked in it sometimes. I used to office bike on that bike from time to time. When my co-workers saw me doing it one night they insisted that we take it to the warehouse and do timed laps. That was seriously the best job I ever had, we used to have so much fun.

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    I wish i could office bike... Sounds like fun. Maybe on the weekends if i ever have to do overtime again. There's no patients on the 16th floor of the hospital where i work.

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    Duct Tape will get you home.

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    I remember seeing a few vids of office biking... some including jumping down stairs... was a redbull thing if I remember correctly... looked like a blast. My office is too small.

    Duct tape the tires and you won't leave marks... it'll slide easier... not sure if that's a plus or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by kemmer View Post
    When I was in high school, I worked as a janitor in an office building/warehouse. One of the offices had a nice road bike parked in it sometimes. I used to office bike on that bike from time to time. When my co-workers saw me doing it one night they insisted that we take it to the warehouse and do timed laps. That was seriously the best job I ever had, we used to have so much fun.
    Late night office janitor was probably the most fun I'll ever have while getting paid. No bike hijinx, but we got into plenty of other ****. It got even better when we found where the boss kept his keys to the roof.

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    Hooray office bikes!





    I ride mine right up to my desk every day, straight through the halls of USF's College of Education. I almost hit the dean once. Fortunately she didn't recognize me and I still have a job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pino pomo View Post
    Late night office janitor was probably the most fun I'll ever have while getting paid. No bike hijinx, but we got into plenty of other ****. It got even better when we found where the boss kept his keys to the roof.
    +1 on getting on the roof. The dumpster was about 15' from building, so we'd get stuff out of the trash, take it up to the roof and play dumpster basketball with coppiers and computer monitors and stuff. God that was fun. It was kind of a pain to clean up all the stuff that didn't make it back into the dumpster (or bounced out!) but so worth it.

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    That's badass. One of these days I'm going to bike right through the doors of my school and start yelling at people in the halls as I sail by at 18mph. Gotta find someplace indoors to lock it so I have an excuse.
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret View Post
    Just because I'm not angry anymore doesn't mean I don't think bossmoniker and every other hipster **** I see riding around on aerowheels isn't a piece of **** thats only use is to be an easy target for ridicule.

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