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Old 10-21-10, 11:14 PM   #1
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So, I've been waiting for almost three weeks for my new fork to show up at Performance (woodgrain Lager), and I haven't ridden since my accident (9/21) and I'm bored as all get out. I miss my bike. What are some good exercises to keep my leg strength and all that up while I'm out of the saddle? Reading the forums and urbanvelo and Bicycling magazine just aren't cutting the cravings anymore. FYI: they can't be too demanding of the upper body at the moment. my Shoulder is still super sore, and cracked ribs are a bizznitch.
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You should have your significant other give you a massage.

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She has many times. One of the over 9000 reasons I love her.
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Oh! Go buy a loaner cheapo fork until your new one gets here, then again you can't really ride it with your shoulders all wonky. One month is quite a bit of time to stay off the bike...

I remember one of our members said lifting your leg straight out and holding it there while you're on a chair is a good work out.
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hold 90 until you think you're going to die, and then try to go longer next time
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i was thinking about the loaner fork, but performance wont release the bike until its fixed. something about safety issues and how they'd be liable if something happened to me if the bike failed if i was riding before they called it safe. so, i was thinking about going on craigslist and buying something cheap just to get me by... even if its just something to wrench on it would be ok. oooo.... maybe i can get a frame for the wife and start building. if you build it they will ride right?

im gonna go work out my legs right now!
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yes...as long as you live in a cornfield

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I repacked my headset today, it was filthy as hell...quite pitted too, might hit the bike co-op for an old 1" headset.
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yeah it rained cats and dogs and hailed today. so while stuck inside, i bought a saddle to replace my newly sold saddle...i have a hard time when i can't ride and always resort to doing something bike-related
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i got lazy. tried to play WoW but my graphics card cant handle the upgrades they did to the graphics. maybe i should just go to bed...
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I feel like working on my bike right now...
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I grew up in one. I know the feeling.

performance finally called. Bike is ready. However, the wife says we can't afford it until my next payday. Totally lame.
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How much are they asking for?
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I repacked my headset today, it was filthy as hell...quite pitted too, might hit the bike co-op for an old 1" headset.
I found the sweetest NJS spindle at OCB, with some new bearings my BB spins so somooth on the concept. I'm not going to bother with a new bike day, because the way it is set up now, people will jest heckle me.
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Damn...I was digging through the spindles bin too, all of them were too long for my needs though. Oh yea, I actually did get a headset from them.

Is your bike complete?
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its complete as I can afford at the moment.
to clarify, it is rideable and complete, but hellishly ugly. red cranks for the loss.
Yeah I was so lucky, I found the only 103mm spindle. Huzzah.

Now I just need to move out of burnaby and my life will be complete.

and I also need to get in shape. I am fat as **** right now.

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Dude, post pictures...I want to see, or PM me it.

I'm pretty content living on Main, near many things that I like...especially OCB, East Is East and many more.
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Will try to get pics this week.
Or just come find me, I think I am feeling the CM for halloween
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performance wont release the bike until its fixed. something about safety issues and how they'd be liable if something happened to me if the bike failed if i was riding before they called it safe.
As much as I hate to admit it, I work at Performance Bike. I know for a fact that if a customer came in wanting their bike back right then, we would give it back in whatever condition it was in. This is all due to the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee that Performance offers.

If you want your bike right now, you can get it. Just saying.
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As much as I hate to admit it, I work at Performance Bike. I know for a fact that if a customer came in wanting their bike back right then, we would give it back in whatever condition it was in. This is all due to the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee that Performance offers.

If you want your bike right now, you can get it. Just saying.
not saying you lied, but why would dude tell me that then? Maybe he took the old fork?

and they want $90 for a fork, install, and truing a rim. Pretty reasonable price. It's just that work has been slow and most of our friends and family have had birthdays in the past 2 weeks. And holidays are coming and blah blah typical wife crap. This weekend I'll be back in the saddle with any luck.
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