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Old 07-01-10, 09:26 AM
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Dropped by BMX type bikes!

I was riding my ol' Schwinn home from the library the other day and saw a coupla kids riding up behind me on those long, low BMX? style bikes. I thought my 26" wheels would offset the 16-17 yr old legs. Nope! I was smoked by one and nudged out by the other. Are these bike really that fast or am I suffering from the 40 year age gap? Guess I'll have to be content with shouting "Keep off the grass!!!" to 'em.

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Old 07-01-10, 09:40 AM
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They probably rode 1/2 mile total. How far had you gone already?

When I was a teenager casually goofing off on my ten speed I saw a group of roadies pass my street. Wearing jeans and not thinking clearly, I sped off to catch them, then passed them, just to prove that I could. But keeping ahead of them was more work than I bargained for. I turned off onto a side street, and once out of sight, threw up in the bushes.
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Old 07-01-10, 10:40 AM
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LOL, That is one of the funniest biking stories I have ever heard. That should be published some where.......
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Old 07-01-10, 10:43 AM
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I think this is the first I have ever heard of that happening. Most folks on bmx bikes around here are riding with their knees in their neck.
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Old 07-01-10, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by sggoodri View Post
When I was a teenager casually goofing off on my ten speed I saw a group of roadies pass my street. Wearing jeans and not thinking clearly, I sped off to catch them, then passed them, just to prove that I could. But keeping ahead of them was more work than I bargained for. I turned off onto a side street, and once out of sight, threw up in the bushes.
That's freaking hilarious
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Old 07-01-10, 01:00 PM
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There is a kid from my hometown, who rides a BMX. I see him on the MUP every once in awhile, and we ride together, and talk a little.

I'll be cruisin along at 18-20 MPH on my Hybrid, and he just stays right next to me - not even breathing hard.............

That kid can really spin, let me tell you. He keeps it up for 4-5 miles, until we part ways..... and he never falls off my side......

All of the younger generation ain't soft........ LOL
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Old 07-01-10, 01:19 PM
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pesky kids.

I bet you would have gotten away with it too if it weren't for those meddling kids and their dog!
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Old 07-01-10, 09:53 PM
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I suppose it depends on the bike, I've had a few with gearing that would make it impossible to do something like that, but I have had one or two with ok gearing and a long enough seatpost to make it more like a normal bike. I'm tempted to find a BMX frame that will let me get a 450mm seatpost and build a wheel with a 3-speed hub.
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How long did they stay with you? I've encountered BMXers that can match my commuting speed for a short distance, but are usually winded after a few minutes. I'd imagine it's hard to keep up any kind of speed for a while because of the low gearing and saddle position.
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Old 07-02-10, 09:41 AM
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Yeah, they can burst really fast but usually don't maintain that speed for too long. But yeah, young age has some advantages And they don't carry any weight.
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its all in the gearing my racing bmx i run 48/14 with 185 arms that thing is FAST ive never put a speedo on it though maybe i will just to see, i kinda doubt i could hold full speed for more than a mile though
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