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On the skids

Old 05-17-14, 12:23 PM
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On the skids

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I just figured out how to do skids, today! Yay, for me! Now I can replace my tires every other week. Seriously though, skidding is cool and fun, but I prefer my brake. I guess I just wanted to learn how because I feel like since I ride fixed gear it would be nice to know. Kind of like being able to ollie on a skateboard.

Anyway, just thought I'd share that piece of useless information with the world.
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Old 05-17-14, 02:30 PM
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Old 05-18-14, 09:32 PM
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It's actually a good skill to have. Just use it in case of emergency.
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I still can't, probably because I weigh so much I'd have to be over the front axle to have a hope. It's one of those things I try from time to time but not with any great conviction (which is half the problem no doubt).
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Originally Posted by europa View Post
I still can't, probably because I weigh so much I'd have to be over the front axle to have a hope. It's one of those things I try from time to time but not with any great conviction (which is half the problem no doubt).

put your old balls on the stem and skid away my friend
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Originally Posted by bmontgomery87 View Post
put your old balls on the stem and skid away my friend
Can't see the point old chap, a gentlecyclist can stop quite effectively by remaining comfortably seated upon the saddle and correctly manipulating the controls provided for stopping the vehicle.

ie, I'm too flippin' lazy
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