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Old 03-24-20, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Same. Except the Evel Knievel part.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUCVnCM8a0o
Sad!
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Benson's all about getting the day started.
As is Maximo
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So...I am editing a draft of a lease and have come to the "force majeure" section. I am going to add "biological pandemic" to the non-exhaustive list of events.

It's actually a hot legal topic right now. For example, we are supposed to move to a building across the street by the end of April, when our lease expires. That may be impossible to do because of restrictions put in place due to the virus.
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How sh**y a driver are you, that durring a pandemic, when there is practicly no one on the road, you, hit a building?
Texting or sleeping, no doubt, but this is what I am worried about even though the riding has been fantastic. That and all the suburban dads letting off steam in their 911 Turbos
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Old 03-24-20, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
^^^ that's gonna leave a mark.
Naah, It'll buff right out
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Sad!
I didn't have a proper BMX bicycle. Even if I did, I couldn't jump. I couldn't even pop a wheelie.

Sad.
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Texting or sleeping, no doubt, but this is what I am worried about even though the riding has been fantastic. That and all the suburban dads letting off steam in their 911 Turbos
I'd almost bet on texting
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I didn't have a proper BMX bicycle. Even if I did, I couldn't jump. I couldn't even pop a wheelie.

Sad.
There there
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At one time, 18 years old and above could legally buy 3.2 beer in Colorado. We had 3.2 bars and nightclubs that had such things as "drown night". 6 bucks, all you could drink. Of course, you've all seen the pics and vids of of my favorite haunt, otherwise known as Lookout Mountain. Guess what was up on top of that, back in the day? Sams on the Hill... A 3.2 joint that did nights such as drown night, and other promo's. How in the hell did we survive?
Buncha kids driving downhill half in the bag in a '61 Bel Airs and Comets? Separates the wheat from the chaffe.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Buncha kids driving downhill half in the bag in a '61 Bel Airs and Comets? Separates the wheat from the chaffe.
Bout that time, I was rolling a 1970 Javelin, or a 66 GTO.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
Dude, you do that in the kitchen?
4:00
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I didn't have a proper BMX bicycle. Even if I did, I couldn't jump. I couldn't even pop a wheelie.

Sad.
But can you change a tube?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Sad.
This is the first street I rode on. You can't tell very well from this shot, but it's downhill until about the car. My dad ran along, holding onto my bike for a few seconds, and then released me into the wild.


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But can you change a tube?
At about the rate that he did, assuming my tyre comes off the rim without a mighty struggle.
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Sunglasses recommendations?
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How sh**y a driver are you, that durring a pandemic, when there is practicly no one on the road, you, hit a building?

And that SUV is friken totaled.
he wanted all the corn beef apparently.
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Sunglasses recommendations?
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I didn't have a proper BMX bicycle. Even if I did, I couldn't jump. I couldn't even pop a wheelie.

Sad.
Me either. I did break the frame on my "English" 3 speed trying to jump off of a terrace.
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Sunglasses recommendations?
I go for as cheap as possible. They just get scratched or lost anyways.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I didn't have a proper BMX bicycle. Even if I did, I couldn't jump. I couldn't even pop a wheelie.

Sad.
Ditto.

I can wheelie and bunny-hop a little bit on my mountain bike. Clipless pedals make the latter much easier

I've been thinking about buying a bmx bike, but I don't know if that would be a good idea at my advanced age.

Plus, I don't want to hang out at the skatepark with high school kids. They'll probably make fun of me.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Sunglasses recommendations?
I wear Oakley ballistic glasses on the bike. When the lenses get ruined, you can find new ones on eBay for a few bucks. My good sunglasses are Maui Jims and Kaenons with progressive lenses. They run about 800 bucks a pair and are for when I actually need to see things.
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I found Oakley M-frames to be the best fit and the best at keeping wind/dirt out of my eyes. Had to stop using them because of declining vision. I have a pair of prescription Ray Bans for driving but haven't wanted to risk taking them on the bike. I found a site called Readers.com. Got some 1.75 sunglasses and they work on the bike but the frames break easily. They cost less than $20.

the pic in my avatar is me trying to read a map at night while wearing 3 pair of readers

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Sunglasses recommendations?
Ones that make you look like a badass while providing some eye protection from wind and debris.

I have some Oakley Prism Road lenses in Radarlocks - they're really great for picking up road conditions in changing light, etc, etc, etc, but I often just pop on my casual sunglasses because they're good enough and make me look like less of a try-hard.
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some eye protection from wind and debris.
Important. Back when I had disability insurance, my eyes were excluded because of my history of uveitis. For that reason, I got very compulsive about wearing glasses on the bike.
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