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Old 04-19-22, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
Those are certain to set a dog off.
Not unless you ate some exotic meat, drunk, and ate lots of red meat shortly before you took a stride and also wearing big dark glasses and aggressive stripes or wearing all-black attire.
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Old 04-19-22, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by qwaalodge View Post
Not unless you ate some exotic meat, drunk, and ate lots of red meat shortly before you took a stride and also wearing big dark glasses and aggressive stripes or wearing all-black attire.
I just ate an entire rattlesnake and washed it down with a twelve-pack of beer, and I'm dressed like this dude. And yet my dogs are just lying on the floor looking bored. What am I doing wrong?


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Old 04-19-22, 06:10 PM
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But can they coast downhill? No
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Old 04-19-22, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
I just at an entire rattlesnake and washed it down with a twelve-pack of beer, and I'm dressed like this dude. And yet my dogs are just lying on the floor looking bored. What am I doing wrong?

You forgot the black helmet, white shirt is showing up, and you also need to move like a clown or a zombie. Zombie works pretty well, I used to try it with my dog and even my own dog would attack me. On a bike, it translates to uncharacteristically robot-like or jerky movements.

But why would you want to be attacked by dogs? Don't do it.
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Old 04-19-22, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe Bikerider View Post
But can they coast downhill? No
You ever done "coasting" on a steep hill on foot (even without running stilts)??

Boy, you're missing a ton of fun! Doing it is simple. Start making small hops perpendicular to the gradient and you'll start accelerating downhill.

The process is exactly the same way Apollo astronauts hopped around to move around on the moon and incidentally, I learned the technique from the astronauts.

If done right, the technique should feel very easy, you'll reach frightening speeds on foot with very little effort. It can be dangerous though at higher speeds and you can fall flat on your face if you lose balance. You don't need a PhD to figure it out, even an idiot like me can figure it out.




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Old 04-19-22, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
The movement and color would attract dogs from miles away.
Not if you’re a Vegan!
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Old 04-19-22, 08:10 PM
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I couldn't make it through the whole video, but yeah, looks like fun.
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Old 04-20-22, 03:48 AM
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Originally Posted by qwaalodge View Post
Not unless you ate some exotic meat, drunk, and ate lots of red meat shortly before you took a stride and also wearing big dark glasses and aggressive stripes or wearing all-black attire.
Or you're a squirrel.
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Old 04-20-22, 04:04 AM
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Doesn't pass the "I don't want to look like an idiot" test. Even the obvious expert in the video looks like an awkward cartoon character.

To take it seriously, there's no way you should be doing this around other pedestrians or on trafficked roads. The problem is obvious, a fast stop or course correction is going to be very unpleasant. Your center of gravity is way too high for safe control.

The real competition is not cycling, btw, it's scooters, skateboards and rollerblades.
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Old 04-20-22, 04:15 PM
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Wonder what percentage of the time recreational cyclists coast?
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Old 04-21-22, 07:52 AM
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Easier on the butt, I guess. Would be tough to coast downhill, though.
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Old 04-21-22, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Tony Marley View Post
Easier on the butt, I guess. Would be tough to coast downhill, though.
I suppose you can hop it downhill with very little effort.

Ever tried running down a steep hill on foot? It's dangerous, hard, and ridiculous. Hopping on the way down like those moon astronauts (with plenty of practice) is a lot easier, safe, and fun.

Now you probably won't be able to hop down less steeper hills but you probably could with these sprung boots / stilts.
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Old 04-24-22, 05:50 AM
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In case I was running short of ideas on how to dripple myself ....

Yeah, I can run at 25 mph (possibly) wearing those .... but as @livedarklions points out, braking is Not improved. Cornering is Not improved. So .... now I have another way to wipe out on pavement at high speed.

Plus .... let us not forget, the guy is Running. Maybe it is a little easier on the knees, but still .... fi I could run nowadays I would just go running,. My weight, my shrunken lungs, and my shriveled heart all join to make running both dangerous, damaging, and even a little life-threatening. Yet ... I can still rider a bike easily. If I bought a pair of those and didn't lose 80 pounds before trying that stuff, all I would be is a man needing resuscitation and knee- and hip replacements.

Yet I can have a ton of fun on my bike, and I do, a few or several times a week.
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Old 04-24-22, 07:39 AM
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It only took me a few seconds of that dumb video to see some proper jogger and then that guy "running" with his feet more than a foot apart to keep all that mech from banging together and causing an instant face plant from an elevated position. Wonder how many dudes gave their lives in the development phase. Looks like that would be very damaging to hip and knee joints at the very least.

Do carry on though
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Old 04-26-22, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by qwaalodge View Post
Low impact enough? I'm checking other sources that say, you can easily cruise 20 mph on it. Same speed as bike but much lighter and much simpler and may take you faster on climbs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5V356k-9a8

Doubt it is low impact and the turning would put a lot of stress on your knees.
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Old 04-27-22, 04:23 AM
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One of the things I like about biking is the calm it brings just wafting along in relative comfort. I also enjoy picking a nice line on swooping descents.

Bouncing along the road like a kangaroo seems completely at odds with those qualities! So it's a no from me, lol
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Old 04-30-22, 05:20 PM
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Something about those remind me of Wile E. Coyote.
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Old 05-01-22, 10:34 AM
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No!!!! absolutely not for me!!!
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