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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 03-23-08, 09:11 PM   #1
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I have no friends that ride fixed gear bikes

I have hung out with the "crew" here in town before, attended critical mass, etc., but the people here just aren't really my friends, as in we don't hang out on the weekends. I just don't have a lot of time to hang out in general, when I do go out it's with other friends from school. Additionally, I have been starting to go on longer rides with the roadie team at school. I don't know what to do.
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Old 03-23-08, 09:14 PM   #2
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I don't even have friends that ride. I'd love to go out on rides with good pals but it's only me out there.
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Old 03-23-08, 09:21 PM   #3
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yeah im moving back to dallas from denton (only an 50 miles but still too far to ride with my usual dudes on the regular now) so im gonna have to find something to do
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Old 03-23-08, 09:23 PM   #4
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Welcome to THE FUTURE! of fixie ownership.

It's gonna be a long, hard 15 to 20 years waiting for it to come back into style, but believe me, the cred will be worth it.
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Old 03-23-08, 09:25 PM   #5
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I know a lot of cyclists in cbus through random things, I hang out with them at the alleycats, rides etc... but I feel the same way. I don't know anyone to ride with on weekends.
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Old 03-23-08, 09:29 PM   #6
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I have a few(the people who introduced me to it) that ride fixed that I go to school with them but I've never actually gone on rides with them oddly enough. The only person i ever ride with rides a single speed road bike.

My other friend who rides fixed and is one of my best friends lives 3 hours away and I went on a ride with him today because we were both visiting out parents for easter.
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Old 03-23-08, 09:39 PM   #7
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I've helped a few friends with their ss / fg addiction.
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Old 03-23-08, 09:46 PM   #8
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Old 03-23-08, 09:48 PM   #9
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the only friends i have that ride are either into super serious racing/training or we have way different schedules
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Old 03-23-08, 09:50 PM   #10
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The only way I can get any body to ride with me on any sort of bike is if I spend a week convincing them then loan them a bike to use. Then we ride about 2 miles and they call someone to come pick them up.

I'm part of a bike club but they only meet every couple weeks in the summer and ride the same route every time as slow as humanly possible. I don't see any of them out side of those rides and wouldn't really be friends with them if it weren't for riding. Also, none of them would be caught dead on a FG/SS .
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Old 03-23-08, 09:50 PM   #11
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hang out with the roadies. it's good to see a different perspective to cycling.
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Old 03-23-08, 09:51 PM   #12
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Old 03-23-08, 09:54 PM   #13
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^by yourself?
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Old 03-23-08, 10:15 PM   #16
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or keep a diary.
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Old 03-23-08, 11:11 PM   #18
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I see other FG riders here in SF, but its just like chicks. Im too much of a p**sy to go talk to 'em.

Just get drunk before a ride. Approaching people is easy that way.
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Old 03-23-08, 11:33 PM   #19
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This thread sucks so bad. Ride a bike for yourself.
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Additionally, I have been starting to go on longer rides with the roadie team at school. I don't know what to do.
Get a road bike?
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Old 03-23-08, 11:57 PM   #21
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I kinda hate riding with other people, because no one I ride with takes cycling as seriously as I do. They either don't care and just want to cruise at 2 mph or take it really seriously and rip it for 100 miles at 30mph. I need friends who like cycling just as much as I do :-(

That being said, I have plans to do a bunch of centuries this summer and I'm sure I'll be cruising real slow with friends otherwise
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Old 03-24-08, 12:03 AM   #22
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FiXiE fRiEnDs 4LiFe !!!<3<3<3!!!


edit: you should just move.
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Old 03-24-08, 12:10 AM   #23
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I kinda hate riding with other people, because no one I ride with takes cycling as seriously as I do. They either don't care and just want to cruise at 2 mph or take it really seriously and rip it for 100 miles at 30mph. I need friends who like cycling just as much as I do :-(

That being said, I have plans to do a bunch of centuries this summer and I'm sure I'll be cruising real slow with friends otherwise
sounds like you're the perfect canidate to step it up to the 30mph buddies

aspiring racers would be jealous... the best way to get better is to ride/train with people that are faster than you!
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You come into this world alone,you leave it alone,F***in' deal with it.
I remember my mom was there when I arrived.

If I die tonight, my wife will be at my side, and my dog will be at the foot of the bed.

I think your theory is flawed, but I agree. Deal with it.

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I'm trying to convince about 3 dozen of my riding buddies to go fixed. It's been hard.
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