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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 03-17-09, 08:33 AM   #176
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You know what's more embarrassing than falling in lycra? Falling in lycra and ripping your shorts, right along your ass.

That was the first thing i checked when i got up. I was sooooo lucky.
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Old 03-17-09, 10:16 AM   #177
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This is my best mishap.



Best part is that it didn't really hurt. And I got my first look at what the shin-bone looked like. Due to the bear-trap raking down the surface of the bone I now have *****in' raised bumps from the bone regenerating.

My girlfriend at the time was scared out of her mind. I walked over to a bench to inspect my wound, heavily doused in shock, and made her toss cookies by moving my skin over the bone. I subsequently had to drive myself to the hospital.
Grossss. I had a similar incident when I was on my bmx and hit a jump, slipped off the pedal, and left a huge gash on my leg. I biked home all bloody, got some paper towels and tape and made myself a bandage and went back out biking lol. I still have a huge scar on my leg till this day. Kinda regret not getting stitches but I guess it worked out fine lol.
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Old 03-24-09, 01:17 PM   #178
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Old 03-24-09, 02:51 PM   #179
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I was going underneath an overpass, cruising in the middle right of the lane, at least 45 minutes before "legal" sunset.

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Old 03-24-09, 02:54 PM   #180
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nice detail in the broken bike frame there. caddy's are hard steel too hope you are alright.
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Old 03-24-09, 03:47 PM   #181
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This happened about 20 years ago...pretty much every kid growing up in Toronto has had a mishap of some sort with the damned streetcar tracks. It is almost like a rite of passage. The really dumb thing is that I did the same exact thing about 2 weeks later and the exact same thing happened. I was a dumb kid...













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Old 03-24-09, 04:24 PM   #182
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Ha ha..... Melbourne has tram tracks too. They are killers!

Loved this one too !

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Old 03-24-09, 05:03 PM   #183
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three dislocated fingers (which he popped back in on the spot!), and a totaled bike.
Your dad pwnz.
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Old 03-25-09, 10:38 PM   #185
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nice detail in the broken bike frame there. caddy's are hard steel too hope you are alright.
I limped home, then the next day my navel orange-sized ankle was diagnosed as being broken. Actually, they thought my talus (technically a foot bone) was broken. However, a week later, they took a closer look at the x-rays, realized it was not broken, and took the cast off. I was back on a bike within a few weeks, although it took me until spring '08 to build another decent fixie.

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Old 03-26-09, 12:58 AM   #186
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Today.....first time anything like this has ever happened to me.but the damn cat was fine
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Old 03-26-09, 01:38 AM   #187
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cats, girls, bikes. that post has it all.
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Old 03-26-09, 02:11 AM   #188
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Haha god it was embarassing...
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Old 03-26-09, 04:07 AM   #189
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I like the eyelashes on the FFFFUUUU-person
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Old 03-26-09, 07:58 AM   #190
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Today.....first time anything like this has ever happened to me.but the damn cat was fine
My feet never leave my clips just for this reason (well, amongst other reasons)
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This happened some years ago.



Mostly true.
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Old 03-26-09, 10:57 AM   #192
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Mostly true.
Everything except the "being able to bunny-hop" part, am I right?
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Old 03-26-09, 10:59 AM   #193
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My feet never leave my clips just for this reason (well, amongst other reasons)
....well, I obviously shouldn't have either. I dont love random bloody parts on my face and neck. That's what makes it a "mishap"...
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Old 03-26-09, 11:00 AM   #194
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....well, I obviously shouldn't have either. I dont love random bloody parts on my face and neck. That's what makes it a "mishap"...
ewww faceplant? sux. at least your fingers are ok (ok enough to create hilarious contribution to ms paint mishaps)
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Old 03-26-09, 11:05 AM   #195
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ewww faceplant? sux. at least your fingers are ok (ok enough to create hilarious contribution to ms paint mishaps)
lol. Yeah they were just road rashed, but my face sure looks awesome! Sort of Freddy Kruger-ish on one side?
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Everything except the "being able to bunny-hop" part, am I right?
Ha ha. Yeah. And my lawyer negotiated for me a nice little settlement from Cinzano.
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I think you could sell these, Sabrehead.
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Old 03-26-09, 11:47 AM   #198
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I think you could sell these, Sabrehead.
LMAO Oh thats too funny, I sincerely think the FFFFUUUU guy should be a shirt! I would totally wear it...
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lmao oh thats too funny, i sincerely think the ffffuuuu guy should be a shirt! I would totally wear it...
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