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    All healed up and riding again

    So, I've had my foot in a soft-cast for the past couple weeks, on account of breaking my ankle when I got a pantleg caught up in my cranks: BMX cranks hurt me stupid-bad

    Anyway, last night around dinner time I'm like "to hell with this boot, I wanna RIDE!" So I took the damn thing off (it was one of those plastic and neoprene jobs) and I put on my shoes and these sweet new spats I got to prevent this from happening again.

    Anyway, the test ride proved my ankle was fine. Riding actually feels less stressful on the break-site than walking in the boot. Fluid motion and all that fixed-zen BS, I guess.

    Later on I was going to a party, and I was riding there wicked high in the rain, following some friends in a car. I was feeling that nice full-body-tingle buzz, and the cold rain was on me, and I was thoroughly enjoying being back on the bike. I burst out laughing while I was trackstanding behind them at light.

    So, soooooooooooo good to be back on the bike. I've been dirt poor because I haven't worked in two weeks (I pedicab), but I'm gonna make up for that a couple weekends from now -- CoMO is hosting the true/false film fest, and I signed up to cab 28 hours that weekend. It's gonna be hella money.

    So to recap: bicycles can hurt you and make you poor, and then make you dress funny, and then heal you and help you get your money back.
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    (By icing I mean puke and by cake I mean Lexus)
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    Make sure to take it eeeeeeassssssy on that for awhile. You don't want to rebugger it and start all over. Also, if it isn't fully healed, you can cause long term crappiness that you won't really notice for a few years.*


    *The above is actual medicalese and I have experienced both firsthand.
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    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    All the best to you. I would have erred on the side of caution, but hopefully you estimated well that your ankle was healed up.

    Being young helps, too.


    Quote Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post
    Make sure to take it eeeeeeassssssy on that for awhile. You don't want to rebugger it and start all over. Also, if it isn't fully healed, you can cause long term crappiness that you won't really notice for a few years.*
    +1

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    By the way, I found this:

    Hipster pedicab?

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    Maybe a freewheel would be a good idea, temporarily, till you heal better? I can imagine the horror if you're spinning down a hill and something...umm..."comes loose."

    ps those spats look awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wroomwroomoops View Post
    By the way, I found this:

    Hipster pedicab?
    Looks like you could do barspins on it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    Instigator at best kjohnnytarr's Avatar
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    That's sick! It looks like it's made to carry two pedal-ers though, rather than one pedal-er and 1-3 riders.
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    Instigator at best kjohnnytarr's Avatar
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    Doc said today that I'm just fine, as long as I don't do anything stupid with it.
    Quote Originally Posted by JoshFrank View Post
    (By icing I mean puke and by cake I mean Lexus)
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    Words: Going Underground, Pedicabs After Dark, Thanksgiving Via The KATY Trail

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    Where did you get those SPATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????????????????????

    I've been to so many army navy supply stores and they always say **** out of luck kid.

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    ebay.
    Quote Originally Posted by JoshFrank View Post
    (By icing I mean puke and by cake I mean Lexus)
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    Words: Going Underground, Pedicabs After Dark, Thanksgiving Via The KATY Trail

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    Is it in poor form to actually wear spats from WW2 that are considered vintage or antique because I would totally wear these even though some are almost 100 years old.

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    That's exactly what I'm doing. You might even be looking at the same seller I bought from; does he have a lot of miniatures and stuff like that? If it is the same seller, they're in great condition for the age of them.
    Quote Originally Posted by JoshFrank View Post
    (By icing I mean puke and by cake I mean Lexus)
    Bikes: Flannigan, Finn Mac, Tim Finnegan, Nicholai Ivanich
    Words: Going Underground, Pedicabs After Dark, Thanksgiving Via The KATY Trail

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