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Imagine Getting Dropped By a Robot...

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Old 05-27-09, 03:03 PM
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Imagine Getting Dropped By a Robot...

Just saying...
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Old 05-27-09, 03:08 PM
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in before all the dumb countersteer arguments start...
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And he can trackstand like a badass.
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Belongs in the fixed-gear forum.

Anyway, lemme know when the robot is giving a descending clinic. Something about his style reminds me of... me.
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Uh oh... looks like another harbinger of the robotic uprising...



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So how would that be different from getting dropped by a car?

Edit: Heck, he's riding a mountain bike at 5 mph with the seat too low. They've invented a robotic Fred.
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So how would that be different from getting dropped by a car?

Edit: Heck, he's riding a mountain bike at 5 mph with the seat too low. They've invented a robotic Fred.
Nobody's been able to program enough snobbery, insecurity, and self-loathing to make a roadie. Gotta start somewhere.
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Okay, the bike is not made of carbon....but he is!
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You gotta like the camelbak it's sporting. Totally consistent with the "Fred" motif.
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What happens when it falls over?
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hELP i'VE fALLEN aND I cAN'T uNCLIP.
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It needs a fitting. And I hope its instructor wasn't Mr. Langley.

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saddle is too low. and needs to up the cadence too.
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That video reminds of a movie I saw once...I'm fairly certain they got their arses handed to them by a bunch of Ewoks.
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Oh man. The pedals are going to wreck his knees. Should switch to platforms.
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They should put some gravel on the ground or in a real world situation then see how well he rides!!!
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