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Old 01-11-12, 07:22 PM
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My first restoration- a 1972-ish Schwinn Collegiate. My neighborhood bike.
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My first real go-fast bike.
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My husband (center) and I after he promoted one of his students (left). My husband and I met on the mat and it's still one of my favorite places to spend time with him.

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Just got my first set of rollers.
Not pretty right now as a mater of fact I am pretty drunk.
And these things are not easy to get going on.
I feel like I need training wheels to get going.
Whats up with these things!
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Originally Posted by Spookeay Bird View Post
Just got my first set of rollers.
Not pretty right now as a mater of fact I am pretty drunk.
And these things are not easy to get going on.
I feel like I need training wheels to get going.
Whats up with these things!
I spy gratuitous amounts of grape drink.
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^ Your cat looks impressed

Rollers are mainly for warmups - supposedly you can't really get too much of a workout on them because most people can't sustain the concentration needed to stay up on them for an extended period of time. But boy oh boy, do they ever help you smooth out your pedal stroke (IOT smoothly ride on rollers, you have to be very economical with your body's movements, hence you develop a fluidity that translates to the real road).

Cool pic - and a good way to keep away from the long arm of the law after imbibing a few

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Originally Posted by realestvin7 View Post
I spy gratuitous amounts of grape drink.
You talkin' about the Carlo Rossi or the Fanta?

Originally Posted by Spookeay Bird View Post
Just got my first set of rollers.
Not pretty right now as a mater of fact I am pretty drunk.
And these things are not easy to get going on.
Just make sure you land on the cat. That'll cushion your fall.
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The top of the Cascades, just after biking about 30 miles literally all uphill. First big hill on my cross-country bike trip.
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Originally Posted by Lea_Kim View Post
I love my bikes. Here I am with one of them. Certainly not a very good picture of me but hey, I'm holding my bike in one hand!


This image is more awesome than that one of a T-Rex flying an F-15.



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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
You talkin' about the Carlo Rossi or the Fanta?



Just make sure you land on the cat. That'll cushion your fall.
He's always there for me. Such a good Cat.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Rollers are mainly for warmups - supposedly you can't really get too much of a workout on them because most people can't sustain the concentration needed to stay up on them for an extended period of time. But boy oh boy, do they ever help you smooth out your pedal stroke (IOT smoothly ride on rollers, you have to be very economical with your body's movements, hence you develop a fluidity that translates to the real road).



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It's a concentration thing! Far out! Now I know why I cant ride more than three seconds without crashing off of the stupid things! Thanks for that info.
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Hmm, is fishing line and/or Photoshop involved here? IF not I need to learn this trick. Helmet might be a good idea at first
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^Judging by the shadows it looks real to me. I think it is more of a quick toss, take picture and then catch move. Awesome picture, better than the 2 handed version.
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Originally Posted by Hoss Cartright View Post
It's a concentration thing! Far out! Now I know why I cant ride more than three seconds without crashing off of the stupid things! Thanks for that info.
Back in college when I first rode a set, my buddy set them up in a doorway so I could hold on to the jambs as needed to get started. Kind of like training wheels for the beginner.
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i'd rather be riding a bike in this picture.



i'm staring at a tricycle off in the distance in this picture

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I don't have a picture of me with my bicycle.

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/\ - thanks for your service? Or your sons maybe?

Now, is that Harley saddle period correct?
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Originally Posted by degan View Post
The top of the Cascades, just after biking about 30 miles literally all uphill. First big hill on my cross-country bike trip.
I think I know that hill would like to see more from your trip!
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Old 01-12-12, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by KOBE View Post
^Judging by the shadows it looks real to me. I think it is more of a quick toss, take picture and then catch move. Awesome picture, better than the 2 handed version.
Nah. I don't know if she has kids, but if she does she can carry the bike like that, a squirming toddler, and two bags of groceries at least three blocks.
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1991 LA-Boston trip (I think this is somewhere in SoCal):


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2011 Pan Mass Challenge riding with you-know-who (forgive the modern bikes!):


Family (B&W for use on our '11 holiday card):

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The top of the Cascades, just after biking about 30 miles literally all uphill. First big hill on my cross-country bike trip.
You look so happy there! How's your trip going?
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Family (B&W for use on our '11 holiday card):
You have a beautiful family, I'm sure you're very proud! In what part of Boston do you live?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Hmm, is fishing line and/or Photoshop involved here? IF not I need to learn this trick. Helmet might be a good idea at first
No fishing line nor Photoshop. You just need good balance, a light bike (that one is 22pounds) and a friend that can take the picture in the 3 seconds laps where ou can hold your bike.

Oh, and don'T forget to smile! ;-)
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Thanks Doohickie!
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Originally Posted by KOBE View Post
^Judging by the shadows it looks real to me. I think it is more of a quick toss, take picture and then catch move. Awesome picture, better than the 2 handed version.
Thanks KOBE. Indeed, you just have to be quick. I could only strike the pose for 2 or 3 seconds. At first I was trying to lift it as far as I could over my head, but my bike was always falling. Next time I'll try this with my bike on my chin. ;-)

Would be cool the have an album with everyone doing a pose like that (even though most people would fear droping their bike).
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