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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 06-26-09, 05:14 PM   #401
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Ahhahahahaa. I know exactly where you're talking about.
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Old 06-29-09, 09:24 AM   #402
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Old 06-29-09, 09:40 AM   #403
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Old 06-29-09, 10:16 AM   #404
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jkiv's reminded me of this, which happened many moons ago. I didn't crash, but I almost swerved into a car to avoid it.
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Old 06-29-09, 10:30 AM   #405
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did this in my car once.
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Old 06-29-09, 11:03 AM   #406
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no FU guy? how bad was the damage? where did the wire hit?
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Old 06-29-09, 11:40 AM   #407
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I had a pretty dumb one yesterday but I am busy right now, I will post it later today or tomorrow. Have I posted the most in this thread? I guess I am the worst cyclist or something...
I kinda forgot about this, my brain must have been repressing the memory out of humiliation...















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Old 06-29-09, 11:41 AM   #408
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Old 06-29-09, 12:55 PM   #409
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8 times, actually

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Old 06-29-09, 08:05 PM   #410
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closest I've come to a wasp, I hit a butterfly once. It didn't hurt, but I did feel really bad about it.
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Old 06-30-09, 11:18 AM   #411
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loling at the "vaporized cyclist"
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Old 06-30-09, 11:38 AM   #412
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hey don't be hatin' on BluBlockers
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Old 06-30-09, 12:12 PM   #413
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i hit a bee on my bike and it stung my hand. this was on my way to a writing final. fml
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Old 06-30-09, 01:12 PM   #414
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haha! I think I've swallowed, inhaled, and got bugs caught in my eyes at least 50 times this week. Luckily no wasps or stings in my shirt
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Old 07-01-09, 11:15 PM   #415
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my knee still hurts from this mishap which happened earlier today:
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Old 07-02-09, 05:56 AM   #416
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my knee still hurts from this mishap which happened earlier today:
hahaha, this wasa good one. woke me up a bit from laughing.
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Old 07-02-09, 09:21 AM   #417
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Don't eat me alive for this, I know riding on the sidewalk is very dumb. This was a long time ago, and I was riding from my house at 5th street to my friends on 4th, and this street ran the opposite way. I should have just walked, but the sidewalk was empty... I'll never ride on a sidewalk again. P.S. notice the ubiquitous Philly litter. Sorry for the tiny text. Maybe it just looks tiny on my eeepc.


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Old 07-02-09, 09:41 AM   #418
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amazing!
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Road bikes are not mountain bikes

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Got a little road rash, and some wounded pride. Bike was 100% fine except for the tiniest scratch on the top of one brifter.
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Old 07-02-09, 10:49 AM   #420
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did u get some sort of sympathy s3x?
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Old 07-02-09, 11:01 AM   #421
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did u get some sort of sympathy s3x?
Just enough to make me feel extra silly.
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haha! I think I've swallowed, inhaled, and got bugs caught in my eyes at least 50 times this week. Luckily no wasps or stings in my shirt
The depicted incident was my first ever really serious crash, coming home from camp at age 14 or so. It was the anticipation that really sucked. As an adult, I've had plenty of insects bounce off me, and two sting incidents: I had a wasp get stuck in a helmet vent and sting the top of my head, then the *very* *next* *day* in a totally different place, one hung up on my glasses and stung the bridge of my nose. Again, it was the anticipation; plenty of time to think to myself "I get stung in the head yesterday, and now I'm about to get stung in the face?!? How can creatures with such minimal central nervous systems be out to get me?" At least I learned the lesson of the first time: Don't try to frantically swat at the wasp until you stop the bike. Also, nothing guarantees a really nasty headache like a wasp sting to the scalp.
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Old 07-02-09, 01:56 PM   #423
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i once got stung IN THE MOUTH. yea go figure. my lip swelled up to enormous proportions.
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I'm glad to see people are still thinking of this thread and contributing.
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Are you kidding? I dream these in my sleep. Keep em coming!
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