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11-04-07, 09:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,464
Posted By thebristolkid

I have no idea what the numbers say, but I agree,...

I have no idea what the numbers say, but I agree, Philly does seem to have a higher overall percentage of fg/ss riders than other cities I've ridden in (PHL, NYC, DC, PDX). It's a great city for...
09-14-07, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,303
Posted By thebristolkid

Semi off-topic, but definitely on the topic of...

Semi off-topic, but definitely on the topic of "crappy/embarrassing things that have happened to us on our bikes recently," I decided to take a ride to McDonald's yesterday to pick up some grub. On...
09-14-07, 09:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,341
Posted By thebristolkid

Couldn't be farther from the truth...and I...

Couldn't be farther from the truth...and I apologize if it came out that way.

BTW: Voodoo Doughnut was pretty hot.
09-13-07, 05:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,341
Posted By thebristolkid

I don't know man, I just like food. All day long,...

I don't know man, I just like food. All day long, BFers are posting about vegan this, vegan that, veganveganvegan. I figured I'd say a few things about inexpensive, decent cuisine (to me, that's one...
09-13-07, 04:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,341
Posted By thebristolkid

OK, just got back home to Philly (FYI, I'm not...

OK, just got back home to Philly (FYI, I'm not some Philly apologist either...I'm a Pittsburgh guy). Anyway, I'd like to make an amendment to my PROS list. Le Pigeon on Burnside. I may not be totally...
09-12-07, 04:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,341
Posted By thebristolkid

One Man's Impression of Portland, Oregon

I've noticed many threads on BF dealing with some permutation of the age-old question: Should I move to Portland, Oregon? Well, a friend (heretofore known as "Chuck") and I recently left the relative...
09-03-07, 05:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,438
Posted By thebristolkid

A friend and I are visiting Portland for a few...

A friend and I are visiting Portland for a few days starting next Saturday. I was going to box up my bike and ship it out there for the trip, but it would be too much of a pain in the ass. Does...
08-22-07, 07:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,034
Posted By thebristolkid

I heard about this one a few months ago. I'm an...

I heard about this one a few months ago. I'm an Obey Giant fan, but this thing is hella ugly.
08-21-07, 03:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,263
Posted By thebristolkid

I remember in elementary school, we had this...

I remember in elementary school, we had this Mexican pizza, but it wasn't that bullsh*t lettuce-y crap, it was this crunchy octagon with orange cheese, spicy sauce, and ground beef. Mmmm. Does anyone...
08-18-07, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By thebristolkid

Friendship gets my endorsement. Shadyside living...

Friendship gets my endorsement. Shadyside living for ~$300 less per month. Plus, if you decide to kick that pesky veganism, you're equidistant between Tessaro's and The Sharp Edge (mmm.....burgers)....
08-11-07, 02:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,439
Posted By thebristolkid

That's the thing I've never forget about my crash...

That's the thing I've never forget about my crash yesterday...the sound of my head hitting the pavement. It wasn't a thud by any stretch, it was more like a bang, like a gunshot. Creepy noise.
08-11-07, 08:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,439
Posted By thebristolkid

1. Not coming to the race. Not only do I have to...

1. Not coming to the race. Not only do I have to work, but I was a little creaky riding to said work.
2. Bike's fine. Maybe a few dings, but no dents.
3. No helmet (I stopped wearing it when it got...
08-10-07, 09:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,439
Posted By thebristolkid

Cherry Popped...First Real Crash

It finally happened. I was on my way back from checking out an apartment at 52nd and Chester...I was mashing up the hill on Chester around 50th...I thought 2 pants cuffs were enough, I was wrong....
08-08-07, 03:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,068
Posted By thebristolkid

Nope, even though the website says 48/15, the '07...

Nope, even though the website says 48/15, the '07 is 48/18.
08-07-07, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,417
Posted By thebristolkid

Skanking Biker, is your sig the next line after,...

Skanking Biker, is your sig the next line after, "What happens if we cross the streams?"
08-07-07, 10:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,342
Posted By thebristolkid

Single-speed was my first road bike. Once I got...

Single-speed was my first road bike. Once I got comfortable with the geometry - maybe a few months - I flipped the hub to fixed.
08-07-07, 10:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,125
Posted By thebristolkid

Also, horse manure.

Also, horse manure.
08-05-07, 02:00 PM
08-04-07, 10:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,926
Posted By thebristolkid

Obey Giant...Apple...actual Steelers helmet...

Obey Giant...Apple...actual Steelers helmet decal.

http://www.jayfanelli.com/bikestickers.jpg
08-04-07, 10:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,784
Posted By thebristolkid

I think you forgot the pie... ...

I think you forgot the pie...
http://www.jayfanelli.com/deepspacepie.jpg
08-04-07, 04:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,258
Posted By thebristolkid

I'm 28, but the friend who got me into fixed is...

I'm 28, but the friend who got me into fixed is in his mid-40s.
08-02-07, 10:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 898
Posted By thebristolkid

Hey-o!

Hey-o!
08-02-07, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By thebristolkid

I just posted on phillyfixed. We'll see what...

I just posted on phillyfixed. We'll see what happens.
08-02-07, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By thebristolkid

Can Philly Help A Brother Out?

Not sure if this is the right forum for such a question, but I'm reasonably desperate, so I'd figure I'd ask anyway:

Long story short: I broke up with my longtime girl and I'm moving out of our...
07-30-07, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By thebristolkid

Exactly. I know we're "all in this together," but...

Exactly. I know we're "all in this together," but that doesn't mean everyone behind the wheel is a cold-blooded killer. I mean, let's say you're riding your bike down the street at a safe,...
07-25-07, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By thebristolkid

They're what, $650 new? Depending on condition...

They're what, $650 new? Depending on condition (which sounds pretty good), I'd ask like $450 for it, then negotiate up/down from there. There's one on eBay right now (with some upgraded bits) going...
07-24-07, 08:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,426
Posted By thebristolkid

It took me about 6 months of riding and about 1-2...

It took me about 6 months of riding and about 1-2 months of practice before I could consistently trackstand. But once I got the feel of it, I could do it indefinitely, and after that, things like...
07-24-07, 08:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,665
Posted By thebristolkid

Just went down there. It's nice. The basketball...

Just went down there. It's nice. The basketball court is pretty dope too.
07-24-07, 06:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,665
Posted By thebristolkid

I usually practice my far-less-advanced stuff...

I usually practice my far-less-advanced stuff under 95 between Washington and Christian. Maybe I should check out the deck hockey rink.
07-24-07, 05:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,665
Posted By thebristolkid

Babychris, is that down under 95?

Babychris, is that down under 95?
07-21-07, 11:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,744
Posted By thebristolkid

Try PBR. If that doesn't work, just cut off the...

Try PBR. If that doesn't work, just cut off the part of the drops where the grips would go and flip your bars over.
07-21-07, 07:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,495
Posted By thebristolkid

There is no spoon.

There is no spoon.
07-19-07, 01:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,673
Posted By thebristolkid

Thanks for all the replies so far. Keep 'em...

Thanks for all the replies so far. Keep 'em coming. Re: our skills, we're both designers (him: interiors / me: advertising/graphics with a little bit of interiors), but honestly, we're thinking of...
07-19-07, 07:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,673
Posted By thebristolkid

Talk to me about Portland

Myself and a friend are thinking about moving from Philadelphia to Portland (Oregon). Give me the total rundown...neighborhoods to look at, what are some good bike shops, also, give me the general...
07-16-07, 11:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,891
Posted By thebristolkid

I continue to come here for pictures of cats with...

I continue to come here for pictures of cats with funny captions.
07-16-07, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9,750
Views: 411,538
Posted By thebristolkid

It's brilliant in a few spots, rather ordinary in...

It's brilliant in a few spots, rather ordinary in many others. Not nearly as good as TOTBL or Antics.

I have tickets to see them this Friday at the Borgata in Atlantic City. I don't want to admit...
07-16-07, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9,750
Views: 411,538
Posted By thebristolkid

I saw GWAR the night before I graduated from high...

I saw GWAR the night before I graduated from high school 10 years ago. Our car was busted into, but all they stole was the GWAR gear we'd bought before the show and stashed in the car.

That said,...
07-16-07, 12:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,891
Posted By thebristolkid

I've never laughed as hard at anything on BF as...

I've never laughed as hard at anything on BF as when he was talking about the missing chainring bolt and said that NJS stands for "Nice job. Sayonara."
07-15-07, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By thebristolkid

I find it immeasurably easier to do a no-handed...

I find it immeasurably easier to do a no-handed trackstand than to do a regular weak-footed trackstand. I can hold a no-handed trackstand as long as it takes, until, like you said, boredom or fatigue...
07-14-07, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By thebristolkid

entukay, I'm a little paranoid about jumping the...

entukay, I'm a little paranoid about jumping the gun. I'll PM you when it's a done deal, which, if it works out, should be in about 2 weeks.

So, where are all the good bike shops in PGH? Is there...
07-14-07, 08:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,625
Posted By thebristolkid

I've been thinking a lot recently about making a...

I've been thinking a lot recently about making a bandolier-style bag. You could sling it across your chest like a messenger bag or wear it around your waist like a hip pack. It would have smaller...
07-12-07, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By thebristolkid

Yeah man, it's the girlfriend thing (5+ years,...

Yeah man, it's the girlfriend thing (5+ years, ouch) plus a graphic design job offer back in the 412. Without both happening simultaneously, I wouldn't even consider moving back. I'm not from PGH or...
07-11-07, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By thebristolkid

I miss Thai Cuisine, La Fiesta, and Dave & Andy's...

I miss Thai Cuisine, La Fiesta, and Dave & Andy's like a mofo.
07-11-07, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,828
Posted By thebristolkid

I skated, albeit poorly, for the majority of high...

I skated, albeit poorly, for the majority of high school. Now that I'm 28, I can do far more impressive tricks on a fixed gear bike than I ever could on a skateboard or BMX when I was 18.
07-11-07, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,828
Posted By thebristolkid

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Sim Cain the...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Sim Cain the drummer for the Rollins Band?

(You can see I miss the early 90's too).
07-11-07, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By thebristolkid

Yeah, that's me. I'll be leaving those cats...

Yeah, that's me. I'll be leaving those cats behind (losing them in the girlfriend divorce). I can barely walk Negley to Wilkins...i can't imagine riding up it.
07-11-07, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By thebristolkid

Calling All Yinzers

I moved to Philly from Pittsburgh a little more than a year ago, and long story short - some doors close, other doors open - there's a better than average chance I'll be moving back soon...within a...
07-04-07, 09:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,656
Posted By thebristolkid

Once you "get it," more advanced trackstands come...

Once you "get it," more advanced trackstands come pretty quickly. I'm just learned to trackstand about a month and a half ago, and I'm at about 10 seconds on the clipped-in, no-handed trackstand.
07-02-07, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By thebristolkid

Razor blade + lighter fluid. Mostly lighter fluid.

Razor blade + lighter fluid. Mostly lighter fluid.
07-02-07, 04:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,322
Posted By thebristolkid

I have Nashbar Time Trial...

I have Nashbar Time Trial (http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=&subcategory=&brand=&sku=8448&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=Show%20All%20Products) bars (40cm). I like 'em enough, they're cheap...
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