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    while my car gently weeps kennethalan's Avatar
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    ...have you had to explain why you went singlespeed/fixed gear to a family member that just doesn't get it over the holidays so far. I am up to around 5-6 now. No matter how I explain they still look at me like I'm dumb. Nothing new really. It's just happening a lot more this month.

    So you don't eat meat? You don't like Bush? You don't have gears on your bike? You are not part of our family are you?

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    So you lost how many pounds biking? Why do you look so slim now (been slim for 5 years aunty...) ? Why don't you have any winter backup fuel on you (we do live in canada, where it is common place to gain 10-12 pounds in winter, never understood why) ? How many bikes do you have now? Why did someone give you a free custom frame? Why on earth don't you put gears on it (cause I'm poor, and this is christmas...)?

    The usual really. 3-4 times, I think.
    Falling down is Newton's way of saying you suck.

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    so you're in my family?? why have we not met?

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    What you really mean is, how many times do people fail to understand why I ride a bike? ....and why I would want to? and why I recycle? and why I care about pollution? why I'm an artist? why I have a mohawk? (?? why not ?? ) YEAH, the list goes on...

    I feel ya, man.

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    Zero. I left the fixed gear part out when mentioning bikes to the family on the phone. Everyone here already knows. I guess I'm lucky.

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    My little brother seemed to get it: "One speed? That sounds like it would make you ride really fast!"

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    Hey you two, there are to be no success stories in this thread!

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    Alright, how many times did you explain it?

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    My favorite question:
    Aren't you going to put some pants on?
    (I wear old wool knickers in the winter...)
    Deathlap - cyclocross, training, beer,...escape hatch

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    I went looking for some of those last week, but couldn't find them. I even went to the store that the person I saw wearing them told me they bought them. Bummer

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    Golf Pro Shops?

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    Aren't those handlebars dangerous? They stick straight ahead. What if you hit someone?

    So you pedal backwards to stop? Like my old schwinn?

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    Never had the question. Then again all my friends bike and know why I built an ss and my family lives on the other side of canada

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    OMFG! There are Canadians here?!?

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    Lots of us in mountain biking. I am no pure bred though. I have gears on my other bikes (dang mountains)

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    Last week I had trouble explaining to someone why I didn't have a kickstand. I didn't even get into the lack of gears or brakes.
    With most people, I just say I am into biking, and only bother explaining fixed gear if they seem interested.

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    WHAT? No kickstand? Dude all my bikes have kickstands.

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    Actually, my mom OFFERED me a kickstand for christmas. Somehow she still thinks I'm in grade school, while I'm trying to have her keep her promise of paying my University, to no avail.
    Falling down is Newton's way of saying you suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ETQC
    I'm trying to have her keep her promise of paying my University, to no avail.
    Eh, suck it up, work 3rd shift/go to school full time and get no sleep like I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKRG
    OMFG! There are Canadians here?!?
    We're here, we're ungeared, get to use to it!

    I crack myself up...oh well back to the poutine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HereNT
    I went looking for some of those last week, but couldn't find them. I even went to the store that the person I saw wearing them told me they bought them. Bummer
    I think they run small , and most folks say to order a size larger than ya normally wear, but here's a link for ya
    http://www.surplusmarketonline.com/m...e.asp?prod=201

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwinnbikelove
    Eh, suck it up, work 3rd shift/go to school full time and get no sleep like I did.
    Like I'm doing, actually, don't have much of a choice. Too bad there is no messenger work in quebec, that'd be my favorite job around here.
    Falling down is Newton's way of saying you suck.

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    I lost count with the in laws, of course then again they were still getting over the new tattoo (Tikit Mask wearing bike rider taking up the outside of my right calf), and that I missed the snow in Houston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kurremkarm
    WHAT? No kickstand? Dude all my bikes have kickstands.
    I got a carbon fiber kickstand in my stocking!! definate UPGRADE!!

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    You ride how far to work??!! (ummm.. it's only 20m rt)
    How do you get around with one gear? (ummm...you get off your ass and pedal...)
    Why don't you just drive your car? (ummmm....because they SUCK and they SMELL)

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