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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 06-11-04, 04:44 PM   #1
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Humbling experience.

So I was on my normal lunch hour ride on the fixie today. Decided I would do my regular loop and the do the loop in reverse to get an extra burn in. So I'm getting to the end of the forward loop and notice a car waiting to turn left onto a side street. Figuring this a good opportunity to turn around myself, I get behind the car and attempt to trackstand behind her in hopes of u-turning as she turns. Well, I end up ****ing up the trackstand and clip my right foot out so as to lean on it but my body and bike decide to lean to the left. I couldn't unclip my left foot and ended up falling over behind the car. This was the pedal that my cleat had gotten stuck in due to a missing bolt from my cleat. I had untensioned the pedal and I guess tensioned it too much after I got my cleat and shoe out. Anyhow, there I am with lying in the middle of the road with 2 little girls laughing at me from their front yard. After I picked myself up, I took the side street and kinda laughed at myself before I ventured on back to work. Have a great and safe weekend everyone!
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Old 06-11-04, 05:05 PM   #2
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i once endoed in front of a MAJOR hottie on Rush Street....that was way back, on my road bike...when I had a road bike...must have been like a 3-4 inch curb...
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Did she come over and kiss your owie???
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Old 06-11-04, 07:03 PM   #4
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C'mon, you know it's funny to watch some in SPD's just fall over. And we've all done it. Did you give them a bow when you got up?
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Old 06-11-04, 07:16 PM   #5
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Maybe you should stick to a safer ride like the tryc in your icon.
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