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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-05-06, 01:00 AM   #1
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This is partly inspired by my own drunkeness and partly by my growing desire to tour. How many of your life memories have been created by cycling. A lot of my stories start with me getting on my bike...what about you? Crashes...accidents...weird people...good races...
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I quit my first job out of college to be a bike messenger. Less pay, no insurance, bad conditions, chance of death = a lot higher than sitting in a swivel chair. But it was what I was more passionate about than my "work". I doubt that for the rest of my life, I'll be able to make a better decision.
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i probably have had a damn good time on my bike, and met some fantastic amazing people (*waving* hi fantastic people!)

but alot of it is also lost in the fog of sparks and highlife. thank goodness flickr usually helps to fill in some of the blanks...
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