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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 11-20-08, 10:16 PM   #1
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Old and out of shape....

So...after a nice sushi dinner with the family -1 5yr old my older son and I decide to go on a ride.
To set the tone...dinner was 2 hours with lots of good food, beer and saki.

I get home, change into some shorts and a hoody and we're off. We take our usual route through the neighborhood. We get to the school and I begin to practice my skids. Being the n00b that I am, I pick up a little speed (after a few, in my mind successful skids) and lean over attempt to lock it up when all of the sudden I eat shart into the grass, feet still in the straps.

My son is laughing his ars off...saying you got pwned old man. I throw the standard parental rebuttal..you're grounded as I laughed my ars off...

This threw me back to the days of masonite burns while trying to stick the new trick at the skate park.
A little Bactine and couple more beers and it's all good! Good time...good times.

*cheers*

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Old 11-20-08, 10:19 PM   #2
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Kick-ass parent.
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Old 11-20-08, 10:29 PM   #3
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where do you live in sac man?
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Old 11-20-08, 10:29 PM   #4
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haha wish my dad could teach me skids
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Old 11-21-08, 09:48 AM   #5
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If I told my dad he got pwned, he would have no idea what I was saying. Much less could he teach me to skid.
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Old 11-21-08, 10:17 AM   #7
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Get in shape. Youre not too old if you can crash like that and get up.
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Old 11-21-08, 10:26 AM   #8
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Get in shape. Youre not too old if you can crash like that and get up.
Ya! Don't be too hard on yourself.

P.S. Deathhare, whenever I see your sig, I click the link, even though I've clicked it a hundred times now. Such a nice frame, makes my mouth water. Too bad I'll never be able to afford one.
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Old 11-21-08, 10:37 AM   #9
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That is awesome riding with your son! Funny story. I can't wait to do that, even though my son is 2 but when the times comes I will be ready no matter how old I am.
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Haha wow, I'm gonna be like you when I have a kid. Too good.
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Old 11-21-08, 12:18 PM   #12
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My dad is big on road cycling. He used to take me for rides that were 20+ miles at inane times in the morning when I was a pre-teen. I wish he still did that. I'm gonna teach him to ride fixed!

You must be the coolest dad ever.
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