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 11-21-13, 09:56 AM
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(last night actually)...Lost control of my bike at probably 25 mph. Tore up my clothes and skin in several places and cracked my helmet in two places. Damn glad I had my helmet on. I had a little memory loss a few minutes afterwards, but head and neck CT were all clear. Definitely would've been worse without the helmet.

Thankful the driver behind me was paying attention and didn't run me over while I was down.

Limping a little, stiff and sore, and embarrassed. Riding no-handed at high speed while still getting used to fixed gear - a totally avoidable accident. Gonna slow it down a little and keep my hands on the bars as soon as my leg stops hurting.
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Old 11-21-13, 10:05 AM
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(last night actually)...Lost control of my bike at probably 25 mph. Tore up my clothes and skin in several places and cracked my helmet in two places. Damn glad I had my helmet on. I had a little memory loss a few minutes afterwards, but head and neck CT were all clear. Definitely would've been worse without the helmet.

Thankful the driver behind me was paying attention and didn't run me over while I was down.

Limping a little, stiff and sore, and embarrassed. Riding no-handed at high speed while still getting used to fixed gear - a totally avoidable accident. Gonna slow it down a little and keep my hands on the bars as soon as my leg stops hurting.
Heal up, and ride within one's means.
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Old 11-21-13, 11:10 AM
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Heal up, and ride within one's means.
Amen.
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Old 11-21-13, 10:29 PM
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Ouch. Get well soon!
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Today I got crapped by a bird during my ride and also put in my first time on a trainer.
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Today I got crapped by a bird during my ride and also put in my first time on a trainer.
i hate when that **** happens.

sorry i had to
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Old 11-21-13, 10:50 PM
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Today I got crapped by a bird during my ride and also put in my first time on a trainer.
Why is there a bird in your house?
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Old 11-21-13, 10:51 PM
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i hate when that **** happens.
Tell me about it, still better than getting nailed by a car though...
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Old 11-21-13, 10:54 PM
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Why is there a bird in your house?
Didn't pick the trainer up until 5pm this evening.

Was outside 2 miles into a ride when it happened.
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Old 11-22-13, 01:18 PM
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Good dirt ride this morning, it's pretty great to have single track in the park right behind my apartment. I even found a little Downhill track and F me for trying to ride it After the rain the air is clean and crisp and the dirt is smooth and grippy - feels good, man.
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Old 11-22-13, 01:31 PM
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today i'm recovering from the built to spill show last night...so rad.
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Old 11-22-13, 02:12 PM
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I wish I had time to build these today.
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Old 11-22-13, 07:17 PM
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today i'm recovering from the built to spill show last night...so rad.
Suh-weet...looks like you couldn't have gotten much closer either.
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Old 11-22-13, 08:15 PM
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Today I put in a hilly 40 miles on the road and an hour on the trainer. Finally found a good use for bontrager tires. They make for a good trainer tire.
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Old 11-22-13, 08:39 PM
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Suh-weet...looks like you couldn't have gotten much closer either.
yeah...it was the perfect spot...i was yelling at Doug all night.
they opened with my favorite song by them "going against your mind"....
they covered "orion" by metallica, "don't fear the reaper" by boc and "how soon is now" by the smiths....so great.
i have a love/hate relationship with being that close to stage...i love to be that up close and personal, but the sound is kinda terrible....
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Old 11-22-13, 09:57 PM
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got sram rival on my rove, instead of the campy to shimano stuff. campy to shimano works great until the cable stretches and it was getting to be a "every few days" readjust kind of thing. not fun. rival is great. i'm happy.
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Old 11-22-13, 10:06 PM
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yeah...it was the perfect spot...i was yelling at Doug all night.
they opened with my favorite song by them "going against your mind"....
they covered "orion" by metallica, "don't fear the reaper" by boc and "how soon is now" by the smiths....so great.
i have a love/hate relationship with being that close to stage...i love to be that up close and personal, but the sound is kinda terrible....
Sounds like a helluva set.

I was a "taper" in college, so I always tend to gravitate to the front of the soundboard. I never really get to see all of the action, but it always sounds great.
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Got my zenith stem in today and put it on, had to re use old bar tape till tomorrow its beat up and torn with tape in a few places but oh well
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Originally Posted by johnnytheboy View Post
yeah...it was the perfect spot...i was yelling at Doug all night.
they opened with my favorite song by them "going against your mind"....
they covered "orion" by metallica, "don't fear the reaper" by boc and "how soon is now" by the smiths....so great.
i have a love/hate relationship with being that close to stage...i love to be that up close and personal, but the sound is kinda terrible....
sounds like the same set they played here in Chicago. i was rather farther away though.


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My dad bought a Harely today and I think I'm going to have to get a motorcycle license.
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My dad bought a Harely today and I think I'm going to have to get a motorcycle license.
i miss my moto im trying to find a way to get a new one but those moneys.
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