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10,000 things you LOVE about your ride

Old 10-10-09, 03:40 AM
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10,000 things you LOVE about your ride

1. Nice fall days
2. Bombing hills
3. Conquering a big climb
4. Riding with friends
5. Dicking around in flat open areas with friends
6. Getting props for my bike (a lot of people aren't as hard to please as some people on here)

much more...go
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Old 10-11-09, 12:12 AM
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Going downhill
Passing Cars
Passing road bikes
Riding with friends
Riding in general
Getting compliments on my bike
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Old 10-11-09, 12:34 AM
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13. Days when my legs feel strong, fast, and awesome
14. Being so much faster than ****ty, congested city traffic
15. When the only thing I can hear is the sound of rubber on pavement
16. Getting very pleasant looks from pretty girls as I ride by
17. How much daily riding helps me with my ADD and depression
18. Lets me eat big crazy Korean meals a few times a week and not get fat
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Old 10-11-09, 12:58 AM
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19. Riding.
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Old 10-11-09, 07:11 AM
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Probably waving at people in cars as I ride through traffic. It makes them mad.
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Old 10-11-09, 08:30 AM
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Getting home sweaty and sticky. But at least alive.
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Old 10-11-09, 10:27 AM
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Bombing hills
Slowly grinding my way up hills in 1 gear
Keeping pace with traffic over miles
Sunshine
Kids pointing at my bike
Passing roadies
Just being outside in general
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Old 10-11-09, 10:28 AM
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Getting my scrotum caught in my chain
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beating my friends someplace who take the subway
drafting box trucks on straight aways
sliding through gridlock as if the streets were clear
talking to strangers on bikes
endorphins released after good exercise
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Old 10-11-09, 10:51 AM
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keeping up with cars because they have to wait at red lights
going faster then cars/other people on bikes
skidding down hills
spinning backwards 360's
changing lanes in front of cars while hallin ass
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Old 10-11-09, 10:56 AM
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sunny days on 100k rides with friends on colombus frames with campagnolo components through out
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Old 10-11-09, 02:07 PM
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picking up hipster slvts
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getting compliments on my rides
knowing that I built it
skidding around a left hand corner completely sideways in front of a crowd of people an hearing them oo and aww
RIDING
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46. Riding.

keep the numbers folks!
#39 hahaha
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47. riding to places you normally wouldnt go to
48. wheelies into the sunset
49. watching the bmx kids' faces when i ride by
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I agree with 49

50. Getting pizza after bombing/climbing my suburban hills
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Old 10-12-09, 10:45 AM
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51. Not having to wait for the shuttle to go to campus in the morning and biking past the huge lines for it.
52. Trackstanding at red lights, and watching the confused look on people's faces.
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Old 10-12-09, 10:57 AM
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53. When your legs hit their rythm and everything just feels effortless
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Old 10-12-09, 10:59 AM
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I love (a lot) that not to many people like my bike.
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Old 10-12-09, 07:03 PM
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for my commuters add...

numb balls after a long ride
downhill bombs
up hill achievements
constant mental pushin
passing my boss in traffic on the daily...almost (she hates that i ride to work all sweaty but cant say much when i beat her there)

for polo steeds add...

takes hits like a champ
doesnt mind me stompin out some tacoed wheels
wears scratches and dents like badges of honor
doesnt mind hand me downs from my commuter

and if you ride a fixed the biggest plus is all my bikes dont ***** one bit about my girl but my girl *****es about each and every bike...which do i leave first
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Old 10-12-09, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
I love (a lot) that not to many people like my bike.
agreed...love that people out here(mostly the hipster tricksters) hate me for runnin a langster...just be sure to pass all them haters anytime i can
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Old 10-12-09, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by spikedfro10 View Post
52. Trackstanding at red lights, and watching the confused look on people's faces.
haha sorry for the consecutive posts...lots to love about my rides...

i enjoy people with windows rolled down placing bets with me on whether or not i can balance a trackstand the whole light...obviously i never get to collect my winnings cause the car always bolts off...once someone did give em a $5 for winning
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Old 10-12-09, 07:14 PM
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I love when people don't ride against traffic in the bike lane.
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The fact that ive lost 45 lbs.
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69. The feeling of gratification riding a bike gives you
70. Saving money on gas
71. Feeling the deep burn climbing up that hill
72. Getting to the top of that hill
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