Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
Reload this Page >

What's a fella to do!?

Notices
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)

What's a fella to do!?

Old 03-03-11, 12:07 PM
  #1  
Butthash
Gold Member
Thread Starter
 
Butthash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Humboldt County, CA
Posts: 469
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 51 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What's a fella to do!?

Last week on my commute to work, I was riding relativley mellow,not mashing or anything, in the greatest mood in months, when suddenly "BAM" an orange traffic cone jumped outta no-where, I fell, got a little banged and bruised up, lightly hit my head, could remember everything and was conscious (looks like I've gotta find my helmet before I start riding again) Anyways, I tried to stand up and get out of the road, I couldn't move my left leg and felt the WORST pain I have probably ever felt. Anyways, long story short, I broke my left hip (something very serious for a hemophiliac) I got flown down to Sacramento for surgery, and I am home(got back last night), and alive-sh, etc.

BUT ANYWAYS!!! What I was trying to get at is, What's a fella to do with a quite a while off my feet, anybody know of any fun projects that don't really involve leaving bed or really my lower half for that matter?

Thanks everyone, and sorry for my medicated rambling, it was keeping me amused.
Butthash is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 12:11 PM
  #2  
bhop
Senior Member
 
bhop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,894

Bikes: Bianchi Via Nirone 7, Jamis Sputnik

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Ouch, sorry to hear, that really sucks..

I'd probably just read a lot, or play video games, or sketch/paint, or since I build scale models, i'd do some of that too, but yeah, a lot of what I like to do involves being able to walk/run, move around in general, so yeah, that really sucks.
bhop is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 12:11 PM
  #3  
Scrodzilla
This place sucks.
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 26,054
Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 640 Post(s)
Liked 90 Times in 50 Posts
Dude, that sucks! Recover quick.

Play The Sims 3. It's amazingly addictive and will entertain you for way too long.
Scrodzilla is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 12:13 PM
  #4  
cg1985
Goon
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
Posts: 864

Bikes: Rocky Mountain RC30, Soma Sport Fixed

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wow that sounds pretty horrible.

May I suggest starting an Online bike forum Bike parts Co-op? Where people partake in parts sharing. Set it up like they do with that book thing, Paper Back swap. On that site you request a book, and as soon as it becomes available someone sends you the book, just for the cost of shipping.

The idea being that people can trade and share parts they aren't using, Perhaps set it up on a 1 to 1 basis, where before you can request a second part, you have to have part listed for sharing.

Shrug. It's an Idea.
cg1985 is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 12:19 PM
  #5  
illdthedj
Senior Member
 
illdthedj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Modesto, Ca
Posts: 2,280

Bikes: klein quantum, litespeed tuscany, bianchi pista concept, centurion comp ta, centurion super le mans, traitor ringleader

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i personally would spend hours playing video games. i like video games but never have the time to play them. just a little street fighter here and there because you can play it for a half hour and put it down.
i remember liking RPGs like final fantasy and the like but i seriously dont have 4-6 hours at a time to play a game at the moment.

i would also get netflix if you dont have it already. books are good to.
illdthedj is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 12:21 PM
  #6  
hairnet
Fresh Garbage
 
hairnet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 13,198

Bikes: N+1

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 350 Post(s)
Liked 18 Times in 10 Posts
Become a wheel building MASTER!
hairnet is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 12:23 PM
  #7  
jdgesus 
sɹɐʇsɟoןןnɟsʇıbɟɯo
 
jdgesus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: seattle, too many links
Posts: 3,986

Bikes: fixed gear recumbent trike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
get better soon!
__________________
Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

next step is recumbent.




my bikes | bike blog | beer blog | work 1 | work 2
jdgesus is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 12:27 PM
  #8  
calv
Painfully average.
 
calv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,304

Bikes: Caad10 / All-City SP

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by illdthedj View Post
i personally would spend hours playing video games. i like video games but never have the time to play them. just a little street fighter here.
on xbox? >

i've been here way to long and have tried too many times to make that same face lol
calv is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 12:29 PM
  #9  
NateRod
Senior Member
 
NateRod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 1,675
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jesus. that sucks. recover soon.

Now, where the **** did that cone come from?
NateRod is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 12:30 PM
  #10  
Aloe
Senior Member
 
Aloe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: 773
Posts: 94

Bikes: Benotto Frankencycle and Peugeot U08

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
Become a wheel building MASTER!
Nice.

Get Netflix.
Aloe is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 12:52 PM
  #11  
vw addict
Senior Member
 
vw addict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: East coast
Posts: 2,671

Bikes: Specialized Tarmac Expert, Cannondale R700, Specialized Langster, Iron Horse Hollowpoint Team, Schwinn Homegrown

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Butthash View Post
anybody know of any fun projects that don't really involve leaving bed or really my lower half for that matter?
I've always been a fan of reading books. Not sure if that counts as a "fun project" or not.
vw addict is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 01:19 PM
  #12  
XianRL
One-track, one-speed mind
 
XianRL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Columbia, MO
Posts: 358

Bikes: Surly Karate Monkey, Schwinn Le Tour Luxe, Rustbelt Marco polo bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Let's see, bike related? Shop online or ogle at parts/bikes out of my price range.
Non-bike related and too ambitious? Read.
Non-bike related and more likely than reading? Find TV shows I enjoy and watch the whole series in two days.

Sorry to hear about the hip. Sincerest wishes.
XianRL is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 01:22 PM
  #13  
FastJake
Constant tinkerer
 
FastJake's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 7,865
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 151 Post(s)
Liked 53 Times in 44 Posts
Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
Become a wheel building MASTER!
This!

Get well soon, and take revenge on some traffic cones haha.
FastJake is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 02:00 PM
  #14  
91MF
i'll probably break it
 
91MF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,669
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
wow man heal up.

i see you are from humboldt, your area has a rep for something to do when you arent doing much if i remember correctly...
91MF is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 02:08 PM
  #15  
ianjk
:)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: duluth
Posts: 3,392

Bikes: '07 Pista, '09 Fantom Cross Uno, '8? Miyata, '67 Stingray, '0? Zoo mod trials, Tallbike, Chopper, '73 Schwinn Collegiate, '67 Triumph Chopper, '69 CB350, '58 BSA Spitfire, '73 CB450

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
https://video.pbs.org/

https://quicksilverscreen.com/videos?c=44

https://video.adultswim.com/
ianjk is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 02:09 PM
  #16  
Leukybear 
THE STUFFED
 
Leukybear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 12,677

Bikes: Rock Lobster; EAI Bareknuckle; Evil Insurgent

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 361 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
Become a wheel building MASTER!
+1
Leukybear is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 02:20 PM
  #17  
hairnet
Fresh Garbage
 
hairnet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 13,198

Bikes: N+1

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 350 Post(s)
Liked 18 Times in 10 Posts
oh, and watch every episode of Star Trek, TNG, and Voyager. I would
hairnet is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 02:29 PM
  #18  
calv
Painfully average.
 
calv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,304

Bikes: Caad10 / All-City SP

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 2 Posts
plays games and eat good lol, recover quickly man
calv is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 02:58 PM
  #19  
liberalswine
ganja mon
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Southern California
Posts: 181

Bikes: affinity marta

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I had my girlfriend drive me everywhere when I was recovering. Since I was on disability from work, and she was taking a semester off from school, we took a road trip and also ventured out to places we've never been to in the vicinity. Transitioning back to work is the hard part though!
liberalswine is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 04:05 PM
  #20  
seau grateau
Senior Member
 
seau grateau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: PHL
Posts: 9,936

Bikes: Litespeed Catalyst, IRO Rob Roy, All City Big Block

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1326 Post(s)
Liked 356 Times in 169 Posts
Read Crime and Punishment.
seau grateau is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 05:09 PM
  #21  
blickblocks
.
 
blickblocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,860
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My mom knit a whole lot when she had her back surgery.
__________________
https://blicksbags.com/
blickblocks is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 05:11 PM
  #22  
Squirrelli
GONE~
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 6,747
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Another +1 for building wheel.

IRO is still having a sale on rims and hubs, get some and start lacing!
Squirrelli is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 05:26 PM
  #23  
bhchdh 
Senior Member
 
bhchdh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Hampton Roads VA
Posts: 1,788

Bikes: '07 Trek 520, '09 Gary Fisher Triton, '04 Trek 8000, '85 Trek 500, '84 Trek 610, '85 Trek 510, '88 Trek 660, '92 Trek 930, Trek Multitrack 700

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Heal well, and soon.
__________________
"When I hear another express an opinion, which is not mine, I say to myself, He has a right to his opinion, as I to mine; why should I question it. His error does me no injury, and shall I become a Don Quixot to bring all men by force of argument, to one opinion? If a fact be misstated, it is probable he is gratified by a belief of it, and I have no right to deprive him of the gratification."

T. Jefferson
bhchdh is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 05:28 PM
  #24  
yummygooey
i smell bacon
 
yummygooey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 5,574

Bikes: Geekhouse Deerfield, GT Edge Ti, Spooky Skeletor, TET Track, Ritchey P-650b, Bridgestone MB-3

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by bhop View Post
Ouch, sorry to hear, that really sucks..

I'd probably just read a lot, or play video games, or sketch/paint, or since I build scale models, i'd do some of that too, but yeah, a lot of what I like to do involves being able to walk/run, move around in general, so yeah, that really sucks.
What kind of scale models do you build?

Wheel building sounds like fun, or video games. I'm currently playing my way through Resident Evil 5 on PS3 with my roommate. The computer sucks as a partner.
yummygooey is offline  
Old 03-03-11, 06:08 PM
  #25  
Jimbob Jones
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 26

Bikes: Early 90s Raleigh Vitesse, early 80s Raleigh Equippe fixie conversion, falling apart cheapo mountain bike.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Learn a musical instrument, it's a load of fun!
Jimbob Jones is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.