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    how many have fallen while trackstanding at a light?

    jesus that was embarassing, shoulda started on that yellow instead of tryin to balance for a last second
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    i did while waiting at train tracks, broke a strap trying to get out and everything. always a laugh

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    I feel your pain, I fell over when a really cute girl commented on my balance skills at a red light. As I looked up and kind of did a double take I ended up eatin ***** (I know, I suck, suck like a fox).

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    Never fallen. I run clipless so I can click out of either foot in a fraction of a second if it comes to that.

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    hahaha

    i have learned (after way to many close calls learning to track stand while clipped in) to not try it clipped in and i dont eat it now.
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    on ice.
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    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    Not I, but I saw some guy fall over his bars while doing a trackstand that didn't look all that bad.... I chuckled a second realizing I'd probably do the same thing. I felt bad because it was FREEZING out that day

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    ha--I don't fall over trackstanding but I did when I couldn't get out
    of some crank bros eggbeaters on my soma cyclocross bike--shoulda known
    to stay inside that day, dented tt, bitter

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    ha, i down it like five times. i dont think you can consider yourself a real fixed gear rider (in the city at least) if you havent fallen at a light

    this is funny cause i was talking with my friend the other day about this, and just how people must think you have no idea how to ride a bike. but they really have no idea what is going on.
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    once, in front of a bunch of ******bags in a jetta or sentra or something.

    my strap got caught on my shoe, and i had my opposite foot out but i was going down on the wrong side. ended up on my kneeswith my leg in the frame, it was dumb.

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    i just put my foot down. everyone laughs 'cause i'm so uncool, but i'm used to it.

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    If you haven't done a 0mph fallover at a light you aren't trying hard enough to impress the people around you.

    And always remember:

    Cuts and broken bones heal.
    Paint scratches and dents don't.
    Know your priorities.
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    I will derive power from their cries of despair. My crank a speedy dervish, spinning and spinning through the darkest night that anyone with the audacity to try and suck my wheel will ever see...

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    Ruined one of my favorite pairs of pants with a failed trackstand.
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    fell while trackstanding next to a cute girl in her car while i was chatting her up. only time i've ever fallen, and it caught me totally off guard. i just went over like a log.

    oh well, it happens.

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    you people are trackstanding for the wrong reasons
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    what do you think trackstanding is for if not to impress people? I mean, the entire fixed gear scene exists purely for the purpose of showing others that we are more hardcore than them.

    If I didn't need to prove anything to anybody, I'd be riding a hybrid.

    Probably still wouldn't put brakes on it though...
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    done it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimArchy View Post

    Cuts and broken bones heal.
    Paint scratches and dents don't.
    Know your priorities.

    On my one trackstanding fall, I totally took the hit rather than scratch my new powdercoat.

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    i think i only have when i was clipless with a geared bike... but now i am a master of trackstanding w/a freewheel (and fixed too of course) after riding an fg so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mander View Post
    On my one trackstanding fall, I totally took the hit rather than scratch my new powdercoat.

    lol

    Even better:
    Started to fall, akwardly tried to pull my foot out of the strap, toppled, somehow got my brakelever INTO my glove on the way down, and ended up wedged with the tires between the curb and the street and my body against a truck tire. Luckily, the guy in the truck saw what happend and didn't wrap me around his front wheel on the green light. Once I got myself back up and organized, I decided to put in some trackstanding practice time before I did it in traffic again. Please keep the stories coming so I don't feel like the biggest asshat in the world.

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    i think hotbike made that piece of ****.

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    yeah I ate **** sideways about 4 months ago at a very very busy 5 lane one-way intersection in Osaka. Had a few beers in me, but really not enough to warrant a fall. Had my feet in the straps, both, which was a mistake after having a few. Very funny though, I just lay there for 10 seconds laughing. My friend was just looking down at me, with a pitiful look in his eyes, and a strained laugh that said, I think this is funny but more embarassing than anything else. I will point out that he was not on his piste bike at the time, but a folding single speed (probably running about 40/19) and big branding on the down tube (no top tube) saying 'HAPPY TOWN', so I shot him back an equally pitiful glance.
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    I have always opted to be uncool and can unstrap just as fast as someone can unclip.

    I guess that stems from rding with straps on my pedals for better than 20 years.

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    I forgot to unclip once when I was first starting with the clipless. Another time I had a frame over my shoulder and rolled up to a light. I unclipped left but started tipping right cause of the frame. I sort of panicked and tipped over with the cranks of the spare bike going into my side. It hurt my gut almost as much as my ego. Never fallen while track standing but I've had a couple close calls attempting backwards circles.

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    i feel over twice because i was wearing some really beat up slip ons that had some rubber that would get caught on the strap on my right foot which is always my pull out foot.


    you'd think after the first time i woulda learned. but no.


    two kids:"are you ok?"

    me:"yeah, dumb shoes, oh well"

    one kid sorta whispering:"dude, that sucks, don't laugh so much"

    other kid:"dude, it was still ****ing funny!"




    i don't wear those shoes anymore.

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    a few times. last time it happened because my wheel wound up in this weird small sinkhole thing.

    ow, my pride.

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