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    auk
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    Coasting makes you grumpy
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    When fixed gear meets "hey, watch this guy"

    Just one of those days.

    Guy stops by with the IRO that I built up for him. Nice bike, flat bars with -25 degree threadless stem. I'm tooling around on it while it still has the headlight battery attached to the seat and I decide to see if a wheelie is possible. Bear in mind that I'm clipped into Eggbeaters and up, up, and over the bike goes. Hmmm, a bit too much pull on the bars perhaps. Bike flies forward and I do a nice ass plant onto frozen gravel. Snot rockets were flying as all had a good laugh. Bike left with a nice tatto on the rear of the seat (yes, I'll be fixing that later).

    One more thing to mark off my list of ways to be-da-fool

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    I've done that. I was, however, on my own bike. I cursed loudly and acted like something was wrong with the bike. Nobody fell for it.

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    dead mileage techone's Avatar
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    yep, I've done that. Just coming out of the pub, fooling around...
    Landed right on my lock around my waist! left a deep purple bruise all the next week.
    un por ciento...

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    secret track gearing
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    you can do wheelies on a fixie? haha, thats crazy, but i guess with the right gear ratio its possible, i think mine is alittle too high

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    I couldn't car less. jeff williams's Avatar
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    Wheelie worsts:
    Did it wearing sweatpants -platform pedal, but the crotch of the pants caught over the saddle. I got my feet on the ground and started running as my stem tried to slap me in the face.
    Then I had to pull my underwear out of my @$$.
    Last edited by jeff williams; 01-07-05 at 03:22 PM.

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    haha, that reminds me of when i ate it last pub crawl. right after a "hey, watch this guys!" i tried to see how long i could balance riding with no hands and no feet. i went pretty far but wound up gracefully putting a foot in between a couple of front spokes when i tried to recover. totally shredded a new pair of pants. good times.
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