Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Got on my bike today

Old 08-26-08, 07:48 PM
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Got on my bike today

and rode it. Felt good after, will do so again tomorrow. End of story.
Dont you wish every ride was like that?
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Old 08-26-08, 07:50 PM
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Hey, every ride is like that for me. It's not for you?

Riding rules!
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Old 08-26-08, 07:50 PM
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pics or it didn't happen
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Old 08-26-08, 07:52 PM
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Ur a Fred Astaire of narratives.

Can't wait for the next installment.
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Did you go back down to the garage to tuck it in on its first night in its new home, or will it be sleeping with you until it gets comfortable?
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Old 08-26-08, 07:56 PM
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i prefer a bit more action in my ride. later.
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Old 08-26-08, 07:58 PM
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I rode to a seminar today. There is something satisfying about going 10mph over the speed limit on a bicycle.
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Old 08-26-08, 08:13 PM
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Yeah, I was having a great ride yesterday. Then I crashed... :/

I got a new front wheel and I was back on my bike today, even with a sore knee, road rash etc... I don't even care one bit, I rolled onto my back and as long as I can get back on my bike the next day... It was a decent day. Minus the $100 wheel... :O I'm just glad I didn't break my fork, some how I ripped the **** out of my bar tape and one of my fingers took a beating. People were so nice to me though, the first guy helped me right up, set my bike up and offered me to use his phone. More people continued to ask if we were ok.

Today was a good ride though.
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How did you crash Motman??
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It's remarkable how a few, well-chosen words can be so inspiring. Are you a professional writer?
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Originally Posted by bikerboy869 View Post
How did you crash Motman??
I was coming up on a 4-way stop, and there was no one there. I mean I've never seen 4 people there before and every car that goes through knows to look for bikers.

So I was coming up on the left hand turn and signaled, I got to the turn and I was just pulling in my left arm as I started to take the turn. (My firs mistake: Using my right hand for a left turn.) Then my front wheel went off a bump and just lost ground contact and my right hand was putting pressure inwards. So once my front wheel was perpendicular to my frame, it made ground contact and I just went right to me elbow and flipped onto my back and proceeded to slid on my back. It was fun.

I'm just glad I didn't break my fork though. Today was another decent ride.
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