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Two wheels and a blob

El Jeffe's Avatar Picture El Jeffe – August 10, 2015 12:12AM Reply Quote
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El Jeffe – March 06, 2016 07:08AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Three wheels and a blob.
Have I mentioned I would like a(n adult) trike?
And one with electric power assist would be cool.
Then I see this... hmmm... http://www.libertytrike.com


El Jeffe – March 06, 2016 11:52AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
not bad

Cloudscout – March 06, 2016 02:25PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I've really wanted one of these:

http://organictransit.com/

El Jeffe – April 07, 2016 01:18PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Watching Breaking Away.

bahamut – April 07, 2016 06:28PM Reply Quote
Nice! I should do that again.

ddt – April 08, 2016 09:34AM Reply Quote
Bikes aside (though who wants that?), it's a great movie! Break down how the plots are structured, and note how there's actually more time spent on class in America and the consequences than on bikes. Can't imagine that happening today.

American Flyers, now, well. Much more simplistic a movie. But Rae Dawn Chong and her 10-second wheel change? Now THAT'S sexy.

ddt



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ddt – June 08, 2016 12:08PM Reply Quote
DPBD:

Love the commentary -- "Claudio, maybe not hit all the deepest bumps?" -- by Claudio on this downhill course.

Could I do this? No, no I could not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx5IHbirsms

ddt

El Jeffe – June 08, 2016 01:56PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
did you watch the movie Point Break (remake)?
pretty cool opening scene. Motorcycles as opposed to bikes, but similarly treacherous.



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ddt – August 07, 2016 01:59PM Reply Quote
Rio was a heartbreaker for many in the road races!

ddt

John Willoughby – August 14, 2016 11:11AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!

ddt – August 14, 2016 03:12PM Reply Quote

John Willoughby – August 25, 2016 06:31AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
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ddt – August 25, 2016 06:40AM Reply Quote
Known as "the Superman". I cannot do that, though I've been known to do a few tricks.

ddt

John Willoughby – August 25, 2016 07:09AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
And a pebble in the road is known as "kryptonite."

ddt – August 25, 2016 08:54AM Reply Quote
Bikes are surprisingly stable against things like that, if it's not too loose or large.

What's more impressive is that this is a fixed gear (notice there is a single cog in the back and the wheels are driving the pedal rotation). That doesn't make getting into this pose any harder or easier, but he also has no brakes, so the only way to control his speed is to slow the pedals, and that means somehow getting his feet back onto the pedals (I can't make out if those are flat or clip-in pedals). So if the road hit a curve, he'd have to whack his feet against the spinning pedals before he could slow.

ddt

John Willoughby – August 25, 2016 09:05AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Knowing nothing about bikes, beyond my childhood Schwinn, my instinctive reaction was a traumatized gut clench: "What if he needs to slow down!" I'm sure that you can relate to a fellow biker in a myriad of other ways. Not me. Other than to note the obvious rookie mistake of not having clipped baseball cards to his spokes.

ddt – August 25, 2016 09:10AM Reply Quote
Oh, there were a few months, a few years back, when I had recurring nightmares about descending a twisty road and feeling in my gut I was carrying waaaaaay too much speed into a corner. Sometimes I'd see a stopped car I was hurtling towards. Woke me up in a sweat each time (and sometimes I'd be on my bike, sometimes motorcycle).

Do NOT watch the Rio Olympic road races, women's or men's fields. You will not have a good physical reaction.

ddt

John Willoughby – August 25, 2016 09:54AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
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ddt
Woke me up in a sweat each time (and sometimes I'd be on my bike, sometimes motorcycle).

You should not be sleeping on either a bike or a motorcycle. Well, maybe in a sidecar. IMHO.

johnny k – August 25, 2016 10:02AM Reply Quote
Be a lot cooler if he wasn't resting most of his weight on the seat.

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