Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-31-04, 02:22 PM   #1
pitboss
cxmagazine dot com
Thread Starter
 
pitboss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: WI
Bikes: Titus road, Fort CX
Posts: 8,269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
HNYE -east, west, north, south

Fixers, SSers-

Happy New Year Everyone. Good times, safe rides.
Thanks for the fun.
pitboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-04, 03:16 PM   #2
terrapin04
Senior Member
 
terrapin04's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Minneapolis
Bikes: 1998 Huffy 18 speed
Posts: 96
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You too man...have a good one all
terrapin04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-04, 03:21 PM   #3
schwinnbikelove
seeking simple
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Ohio
Bikes: Yes!
Posts: 1,030
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Right back atcha dere, bro!

Hey, everyone, be careful out there (yeah, yeah, thanks MOM!). Crazy world.

Jess
schwinnbikelove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-04, 03:38 PM   #4
WithNail
Senior Member
 
WithNail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Chicago
Bikes:
Posts: 772
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Don't worry about me, it's my mom's b-day tonight at 11:45pm. It's required that I come and visit every year, so no going out to party for me. The good thing is they drink as much or more than I do!

Happy New Years Everyone!!!
WithNail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-04, 03:39 PM   #5
BlastRadius
Direct Hit Not Required
 
BlastRadius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: San Bruno, CA
Bikes: Leopard DC1, Ridley X-Fire, GT Zaskar 9r
Posts: 6,190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Same to you and everyone. Odd 5 should be very interesting.
BlastRadius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-04, 08:30 PM   #6
sohi
seniorita member
 
sohi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: London
Bikes:
Posts: 731
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Happy New Year to you all!!
sohi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-04, 08:49 PM   #7
MKRG
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: by a big river
Bikes:
Posts: 2,459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Time does fly.
MKRG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-04, 08:58 PM   #8
sohi
seniorita member
 
sohi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: London
Bikes:
Posts: 731
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MKRG
Time does fly.
but i still rot slowly.
sohi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-05, 02:32 AM   #9
icithecat
old codger
 
icithecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Victoria B.C.
Bikes:
Posts: 1,124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Well it is finally new year on the west coast. Is Hawaii the last?
icithecat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-05, 04:54 AM   #10
inkdwheels
Crack kills
 
inkdwheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Atlanta
Bikes:
Posts: 502
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We were the last, but we finally made it. Happy New Year everyone!!!!
inkdwheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-05, 05:19 AM   #11
Joe Gardner
BikeForums Founder
 
Joe Gardner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Utah.
Bikes:
Posts: 4,249
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cheers.
Joe Gardner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-05, 05:58 AM   #12
MKRG
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: by a big river
Bikes:
Posts: 2,459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
7:00 AM local time and I'm working on New Year Day. I'm looking for sympathy here folks. I'm 31, single, missed out on last night's levity and ladies. I considered PBR for my own celebratory breakfast but responsibility won the day with some pop-tarts and grape juice. Weep with me.
MKRG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-05, 07:13 AM   #13
schwinnbikelove
seeking simple
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Ohio
Bikes: Yes!
Posts: 1,030
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MKRG
7:00 AM local time and I'm working on New Year Day. I'm looking for sympathy here folks. I'm 31, single, missed out on last night's levity and ladies. I considered PBR for my own celebratory breakfast but responsibility won the day with some pop-tarts and grape juice. Weep with me.
Hey, better than waking up next to someone you don't want to, right? No better time to be employed than winter when it's cold and sad, anyway.

Cheer up, MKRG-poo!

As always,
Your Friend
Jess
schwinnbikelove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-05, 07:33 AM   #14
MKRG
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: by a big river
Bikes:
Posts: 2,459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It would be probably be good for me to wake up next to someone as long as that someone was female and was at least 98% genetically similar to a human.
MKRG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-05, 07:34 AM   #15
schwinnbikelove
seeking simple
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Ohio
Bikes: Yes!
Posts: 1,030
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I forget, does that rule out orangutans?

Last edited by schwinnbikelove; 01-01-05 at 08:08 AM.
schwinnbikelove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-05, 07:53 AM   #16
MKRG
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: by a big river
Bikes:
Posts: 2,459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I hope not.
MKRG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-05, 08:10 AM   #17
schwinnbikelove
seeking simple
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Ohio
Bikes: Yes!
Posts: 1,030
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, geez, that ups your chances, no? I've heard good things about the Cincinnatti zoo...
schwinnbikelove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-05, 09:33 AM   #18
Fugazi Dave
Beausage is Beautiful
 
Fugazi Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Bikes: 2006 Langster, which I actually like.
Posts: 5,457
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
2005.....this is going to be interesting.
__________________
photo otaku | flickr | davidrmunson
Fugazi Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-05, 09:37 AM   #19
schwinnbikelove
seeking simple
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Ohio
Bikes: Yes!
Posts: 1,030
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
2005.....this is going to be interesting.
Hope you're right!
schwinnbikelove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-05, 10:32 AM   #20
SD Fixed
Traffic shark
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: California
Bikes: 2 fixies, 1 road, 29er in the works.
Posts: 4,612
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
2004 was interesting, to be sure.

Here's to no open car doors, keeping your fingers out of chain/sprocket combo's, and all the good stuff.
SD Fixed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-05, 11:26 AM   #21
HereNT
無くなった
 
HereNT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Sci-Fi Wasabi
Bikes: I built the Bianchi track bike back up today.
Posts: 5,073
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MKRG
I hope not.
Couldn't find any info on orangutans, but how do you feel about chimps?

Oh, and happy new year or something. The Irish coffee is slowly taking the edge off of the hangover...
HereNT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-05, 05:40 PM   #22
bostontrevor
Retrogrouch in Training
 
bostontrevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Knee-deep in the day-to-day
Bikes:
Posts: 5,484
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Happy new year, all.

I went out for my 2005 inaugural ride today.

Mile 0: Because of visiting the fam out of state and the snow, it's been almost two weeks since I've ridden the fix. A couple of days this week I rode the SS to work, it coasts, my fav bike does not. I was reminded of this at almost 30 mph. I figured that was probably a little too fast to make a 90 degree left onto the sidewalk to get to the bike path by my house, so I hit the brake. Well, I also apparently decided to try to coast. POW! My rear must've lifted 2 or 3 feet off the ground and I'm rolling it out at 30 mph on my front. I repeated this feat not once, not twice, but three times before I got back into the fixed mode. Fortunately the others were at significantly lower speeds.

Mile 15: Oh, the calf cramps. Damn, I guess I should have stretched more. Who would have thought a 2 week hiatus could be so bad for you?

Mile 17: The first battle of the cramps successfully concluded.

Mile 18-19: Rolling fight between ******** driver and ******** cyclist. He didn't like the fact that I was in front of him when the light turned green so he rode up on me *close*. Maybe he was drafting. Looking more or less straight ahead, I could see the front of his car at the very edge of my peripheral and even saw it nose down when he drove up on me and had to hit the brakes when I didn't give way. Totally insane. He stomps on it and moves into the left lane (that's right, all he had to do was pass) and goes around. I'm pissed off so I catch up with him at another light and spit a loogie on his driver-side window. He passes. I catch him at another light and knock on the passenger-side window. He passes. I catch him in motion and go to knock on the window again when dude intentionally sideswipes me at like 25 mph. I manage to keep it under control but get shoved a lane and a half to the right. I think I scraped up his door with my pedal though. I now know what it takes to knock my Open Pro out of true. I'm gonna get the LBS to true it under warranty when I go in to buy some other stuff next week.

Mile 24: Oh damn, the cramps have regrouped and mounted another attack.

Mile 25: The battle is mine.

Mile 27: Freaking cramps! This time I'm climbing the hill to my apartment and the calves have successfully captured some territory in the thighs. Fighting the pain I make it home without further incident

It was simultaneously a great ride--it was good to just get out on the road and spin for a while--and scary, for obvious reasons. What's really weird is I wasn't actually frightened at the time, though it certainly took a lot of focus to not biff. Since I didn't die, I guess I don't regret it but I don't expect I'll pull a stunt like that again. Dude got my goat and that was my mistake.

Anyhow, happy new years! How was your first ride of '05?
bostontrevor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-05, 06:32 PM   #23
MKRG
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: by a big river
Bikes:
Posts: 2,459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
http://uk.imdb.com/gallery/ss/013315...rter,%20Helena

It's really not that bad once you get past the body hair..oh and yeah the toes are a little funky too.

I went out on a 20 yesterday and it kicked my ass. New Years res #1: Get out and ride regardless of light, weather, temperature and ony other pathetic excuses. I couldn't believe how much my performance has dropped over a few weeks.
MKRG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-05, 07:09 PM   #24
skitbraviking
the way we get by
 
skitbraviking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Wherever the f**k I feel it
Bikes: Cinelli Supercorsa / Surly Karate Monkey
Posts: 2,719
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MKRG
7:00 AM local time and I'm working on New Year Day. I'm looking for sympathy here folks. I'm 31, single, missed out on last night's levity and ladies. I considered PBR for my own celebratory breakfast but responsibility won the day with some pop-tarts and grape juice. Weep with me.

Lake Michigan is now frozen with the tears we in Chicago have wept for you today.
skitbraviking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-05, 07:25 PM   #25
MKRG
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: by a big river
Bikes:
Posts: 2,459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow Skit, that was really nice.
MKRG is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:30 AM.