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Ode to the beach cruiser.

Old 06-28-21, 11:01 AM
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Ode to the beach cruiser.

Driving through Compton yesterday.

Essentially a flat city.

Saw an old guy riding a beach cruiser. By appearance he did not seem to be a bike enthusiast. It looked like basic transportation.

My ode to the beach cruiser. Seems the only stone simple bike to be bought in every store that sells bikes. At least in adult size.

This one had no gears. No “gimmick shocks”. Just a coaster brake and big tires.
I prefer freewheels, but this is perfect transportation for a flat city.
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Old 06-28-21, 02:17 PM
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Old 06-28-21, 06:15 PM
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The beach cruiser is the number 1 bike in the hood. The 2wheel equivalent to the 80s G and B body.
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Old 06-29-21, 03:57 AM
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So where's the "ode" you mentioned? I'd settle for some haiku and would offer one but I have to go feed the dog.

*later*

Don't like coaster brakes
So beach cruisers aren't for me.
Backpedaling rules.

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You witnessed the strength of street knowledge.
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Old 06-29-21, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
So where's the "ode" you mentioned? I'd settle for some haiku and would offer one but I have to go feed the dog.

*later*

Don't like coaster brakes
So beach cruisers aren't for me.
Backpedaling rules.
Coaster brake only
Balloon tires hum on the road
Beach cruiser riding

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Old 06-29-21, 07:10 AM
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You witnessed the strength of street knowledge.
Yo dawg, ya got sumpthin' to say!
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Old 06-29-21, 07:47 AM
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Upright but relaxed
Tires that absorb my worries
Riding is dreamy
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mindlessly cruising to my delight
i can enjoy this ride day or night
resonates with my every mind mettle
just need to remember i can't back pedal
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Beach Cruiser simple and clean
Dropped in a bowl, that skid was mean
Coaster gotta go, bro
It be doin the most
Free wheel is the real thrill
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Old 06-29-21, 03:02 PM
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I forgot Ode meant a type of poem.

You guys are awesome. Thanks for bailing me out.
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Old 07-01-21, 03:32 PM
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Do you know my friend
the sea
he watches everything we do
you, rolling over
in your beach bank sleep
me, chasing seagulls
down the dunes;
You, your skirts held high
wading in the water.

The lovers.
Those who go alone.
He sees them all.

If we’ve ourselves to know
we should get to know the sea.

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Old 07-01-21, 09:23 PM
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Strip it down, remove
The unnecessary parts
Just hop on and ride
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