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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 03-29-09, 06:05 PM   #1
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Crashed the fixie

Was cutting back across town on the MUP, and up ahead, snow and ice on the path. Rather than taking it easy I decided to power through it. No good, caught a rut with the front tire, was tossed over the handlebars and down an embankment. Luckily I landed on and slid down snow. Old crusty snow though, I did walk(ride) away with only a bunch of cuts on my elbows from the snow. Great fun, at least nobody was around to witness the stupidity.
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Old 03-29-09, 06:09 PM   #2
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Well done.. document it for posterity in: 'MS Paint your mishaps'
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Probably would have been OK if I had brakes.
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Was cutting back across town on the MUP, and up ahead, snow and ice on the path. Rather than taking it easy I decided to power through it. No good, caught a rut with the front tire, was tossed over the handlebars and down an embankment. Luckily I landed on and slid down snow. Old crusty snow though, I did walk(ride) away with only a bunch of cuts on my elbows from the snow. Great fun, at least nobody was around to witness the stupidity.
If the cagers want us to use the MUPs then why the &^$! don't they keep them clear?
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Old 03-29-09, 06:14 PM   #5
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I crashed my SS cyclocross bike a couple of weeks ago.





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Yikes Bo, makes me feel better that I got up and rode home. Glad you are doing ok.
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Yikes Bo, makes me feel better that I got up and rode home. Glad you are doing ok.
I rode home too, but I was 3 miles into the desert, alone at night. What else could I do?
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Well done.. document it for posterity in: 'MS Paint your mishaps'
Best advice post-crash
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what do you crash into, a train?
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Was cutting back across town on the MUP, and up ahead, snow and ice on the path. Rather than taking it easy I decided to power through it. No good, caught a rut with the front tire, was tossed over the handlebars and down an embankment. Luckily I landed on and slid down snow. Old crusty snow though, I did walk(ride) away with only a bunch of cuts on my elbows from the snow. Great fun, at least nobody was around to witness the stupidity.
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We all felt the disruption in the fixie force, Luke.
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