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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 09-10-10, 07:57 PM   #1
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FG Riders and Purdue.............COMED ON, NOW! (RANT WARNING)

[rant]I had a heck of a day yesterday on Purdue Campus.......2 incidents

First, I got rear ended by a FG rider who wasn't watching what he was doing in my truck. He wasn't hurt, first priority, and neither my truck or his bike was damaged, also fortunate.........but come on now. I ride fixed myself, and I watch traffic.

Second incident, 2 hrs later. I think this was a member here, but I'm not sure. If you are a young lady that rides a pink framed FG, who blew a stop sign yesterday and heard the tires of a Ford Explorer lock up to avoid hitting you, that was me. I don't want to run anyone over because they blew a sign, much less a member here.

Now, I know it can get to be a time crunch between classes, I know it well, I'm in the same boat, myself, seeing as I'm a student.......

Ride safe, please.

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Old 09-10-10, 08:11 PM   #2
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One of them odd days. Good that no one was hurt. Except maybe the first guy's ego.
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Old 09-10-10, 08:14 PM   #3
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Yea it happens... especially in the city where I commute to daily; when I'm not on my bike, let's just say my subaru has had numerous potential run ins with bikers who do not obey traffic rules. I even had to deal with some dude who decided it was a good idea to hitch a ride with my STI's oversized spoiler. Luckily my menacing subaru has yet to have tasted cyclist blood and bicycle paint.
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Old 09-10-10, 08:34 PM   #4
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I wonder who blew the stop sign...
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Old 09-10-10, 08:43 PM   #5
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Probably the same poster that was bragging about how much more aware you are on a bike than in a car and that's why they never stop for stop signs.
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Old 09-10-10, 08:46 PM   #6
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he was probably listening to the newest gaga album
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Old 09-10-10, 09:00 PM   #7
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I thought some hipster ejaculated on you from the title...
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I thought simularly.
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Old 09-10-10, 09:08 PM   #9
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I thought some hipster ejaculated on you from the title...
OK................

Nope, that didn't happen at least.
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i feel bad for all of the sexually assaulted fg riders in purdue
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I had a ride that recently started out that way too. The first 3 1/2 miles, 2 car drivers failed to yield right of way. Then there was the pedestrian that wasn't paying attention either. I got past that part of the ride and kept going. Glad I did, but there was a point where I felt maybe I should've walked until it wasn't as crazy, for my own sake. Rest of the day worked out, but we all coincided in that area of the ride and somehow survived it.
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