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    Fixed gear Dubai ??

    Am I the only one? Im an american (Boston) living in Dubai for a few years now I recently built up a fixie and started riding again. I think I am the only person on a bike that isnt one of thore 3 wheel ones delivering food. I ride in the city everyday (as scary as it is ) and havent seen anybody yet, I get some weird looks though.

    anyone?...

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    Is it true that they don't have addresses there?
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    I imagine that riding a bike on a city so ostentatious is not that popular

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    Until they found out about all the expensive parts you can get. Then you'll see lots of expensive carbon bikes being ridden to around. Happens everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAGAIVER View Post
    Until they found out about all the expensive parts you can get. Then you'll see lots of expensive carbon bikes being ridden to around. Happens everywhere.
    They? Yeah, "they" don't know about expensive bikes. That's it.

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    sounds hot
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    true they dont have addresses, and they probably look a me funny because im riding a bike for enjoyment, they think it means im too poor to have a car

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdgesus View Post
    sounds hot
    like this?...2631957079.jpg

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    Hot might mean that Dubai summers are said to be around 120F with ridiculous humidity such that sane people don't leave the house (or hotel) until afternoon. That also makes cycling something of a non-hobby, I'd guess.
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    I'm surprised not everyone's kid there has an expensive track bike with mavic ios etc

    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    Is it true that they don't have addresses there?
    One weird thing I learned studying abroad in central america. There are actually a ton of (and even very developed) countries that don't use addresses. Directions are just given by landmarks and mailmen either figure it out or you use a PO box.

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    You need to market a lycra thobe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    hot might mean that dubai summers are said to be around 120f with ridiculous humidity such that sane people don't leave the house (or hotel) until afternoon. That also makes cycling something of a non-hobby, i'd guess.
    htfu

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdgesus View Post
    sounds hot
    Quote Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
    like this?...2631957079.jpg
    What did that woman do to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
    What did that woman do to you?
    Its x-rated...not appropriate for the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan86 View Post
    Am I the only one? Im an american (Boston) living in Dubai for a few years now I recently built up a fixie and started riding again. I think I am the only person on a bike that isnt one of thore 3 wheel ones delivering food. I ride in the city everyday (as scary as it is ) and havent seen anybody yet, I get some weird looks though.

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    Me and my friends are always riding friday morning, to Al Mazar Beach park, We live in Bur Dubai. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nairda_carlos View Post
    Me and my friends are always riding friday morning, to Al Mazar Beach park, We live in Bur Dubai. =)
    Nice. Get there at 3am. Come alone. We will be in the back, around the corner of the building. It will be a blast!

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    Easy on the connotations.

    re: some countries not using addresses like we are used to here in the US.

    This is actually really common. For instance, very few roads in India have names. Most people describe where they live by sub-neighborhoods, districts, and landmarks. In Japan, only major roads have names, most streets do not. Streets are thought of as the spaces between blocks. Groups of blocks make up a district, blocks have numbers, and the buildings on the block have addresses that correspond to the order in which they were built, not necessarily in numerical order based on proximity to the buildings immediately to the left and right. It's wild.

    source: I'm a cartographer.
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    Hey Evan! Dug this one out of the archives (thanks Google!)
    Did you build your bike from bits you bought here?
    I'm a bit novice and just started looking into fixies. I was just out at the shops in Motor City but find AED 5000 a bit rich for a bike to "peddle around town"! Admittedly the Pinarellos are pretty!

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