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Old 06-20-05, 10:45 PM
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anyone here ever thought of shoving your knee under the top tube to stop the big wheels from rolling?
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thought about knees under handlebars once. did it once. once.
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ouch...thinking about it makes me cringe
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Why would you want to stop? Swerve. Or get a brake. One of the two...
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Bad impulses are the reason why I don't have a license. I found myself wondering what it would feel like if I went into the oncoming traffic lane (each going 50mph).

Bad impulses, are ......... bad. And that one sounds like you're just asking for a dislocation or at least ruining your knees.
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I'm thinking about slamming the transmission into reverse in my rent-a-car while going 60 mph this coming weekend.
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Originally Posted by The Fixer
I'm thinking about slamming the transmission into reverse in my rent-a-car while going 60 mph this coming weekend.
I used to do it on my 77 chevy, wouldn't shift until speed got below 5mph or so.
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I'm thinking about slamming the transmission into reverse in my rent-a-car while going 60 mph this coming weekend.

good idea in theory, but modern cars have a shift gate that won't let you do that. neutral drops are still possible though.
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