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It's 3am, 29 degrees, you're 3 miles from home and drunk when...

Old 11-25-07, 04:06 AM
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It's 3am, 29 degrees, you're 3 miles from home and drunk when...

...you hit a bump and your handlebars turn sideways! "No problem!", you think to yourself, "I have a handy dandy multi-tool!" The only problem is you seem to have lost it or left it at home. "I'll just walk" you think, until you realize it's really ****ing cold and you just want to get home to your warm bed. What do you do?



No hands all the way home b!tches!
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Old 11-25-07, 04:29 AM
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No, you put the front wheel between your knees and straighten it out.
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Old 11-25-07, 04:33 AM
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Originally Posted by LóFarkas View Post
No, you put the front wheel between your knees and straighten it out.
No, like it was all loose and the handlebars didn't turn the wheel anymore! I had to hold the fork crown to get going.
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Old 11-25-07, 04:35 AM
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Old 11-25-07, 05:08 AM
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I dont think my handlebars have ever done that.
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Old 11-25-07, 05:15 AM
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Yeah, me either. I swapped the stem out yesterday and must not have tightened it down very well. I should know better than to ride a new setup without tools.
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Thats why I always tighten my handlebars at 3pm 68 degrees in my house while I'm sober.

Glad you got home.

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I usally have wiped out trying epic skids when that happens. Forcing it back with the knee works. Too many hills for no handed. I have a cresant wrench in ny back pocket at all times now
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Originally Posted by kemmer View Post
...you hit a bump and your handlebars turn sideways! "No problem!", you think to yourself, "I have a handy dandy multi-tool!" The only problem is you seem to have lost it or left it at home. "I'll just walk" you think, until you realize it's really ****ing cold and you just want to get home to your warm bed. What do you do?



No hands all the way home b!tches!
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Old 11-25-07, 07:30 AM
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If you can't figure it out, don't encounter the police. Drunk on a bike, the ride they take you on; will not be towards home.
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Respect.
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reach down and hold the fork striaght
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You ride home anyway, thinking you may not be that drunk; within a block, you clip a side-view mirror with your elbow; wipe out; notice flashing lights behind you; get up, ride away quickly; wipe out again, this time ****ing up a car; realize the lights are an ambulance and not cops; get into ambulance with bike, apologize profusely for being an idiot; get fixed up; go home.

Oh wait, that was me.
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Originally Posted by tynan View Post
Respect.
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holla?
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i ride no handed most of the time anyway
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Originally Posted by tynan View Post
Respect.
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holla?
Holla back! (I'm pretty sure I did that wrong)
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What can I say, I'm way too unskilled to do that. Were there any hills?
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Originally Posted by wroomwroomoops View Post
What can I say, I'm way too unskilled to do that. Were there any hills?
Just some short uphills, I was on a geared bike so I just down shifted.
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Old 11-25-07, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by wroomwroomoops View Post
^^^Just read the last post eh?
LOL. I just deleted mine too.
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kemmer

as you know this was entirely self-inflicted

part of me thinks you should have suffered a little more

for your own good and all
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Originally Posted by wroomwroomoops View Post
^^^You're not supposed to quote - spoils the game!

I really suck at no hands cycling. Oh well...
and you shouldnt point

its impolite
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Old 11-25-07, 12:41 PM
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^^^I wasn't pointing at you.

Well, now I am.
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-10 for not riding a wheelie home while spinning your bars.
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Originally Posted by kemmer View Post
Just some short uphills, I was on a geared bike so I just down shifted.
OT
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Old 11-25-07, 02:36 PM
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Another option is to jog/walk/jog/walk to keep your heat up.
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