I didn't know this until right now. Some guy from Chicago posted on Bike Forums a line from the state municipal law that reads-- *Section 9-52-080(b) states that "Every bicycle shall be equipped with a brake that will enable the operator to make the braked wheel skid on dry, level, clean pavement." * So just for laughs I looked up the law for the state of Virginia(where I live) and sure enough -the same law. WOW! That means I brake (no pun intended) the law at least two or three times a day!
You ever heard the saying "A face only a mother could love?" I haven't either. But if I had,I'm sure I could apply it somehow to this bike. It's ugly! No two ways about it. When I took it out the the trails this last weekend all of the "SERIOUS" bikers looked it and then me then back at it again in a kind of "You've got to be kidding!" sort of way. Oh how fun it was to pass them not minutes later on all the climbs as they click frantically through the vast array of gears on their "SERIOUS" biker bikes.
This is one of the dreaded Trek bonded frames that I've heard many a horror story about. Alot of folks on the bike forums claim that they can suddenly become un-bonded,if you know what I mean.
I bought the frame as a joke really. It was cheap,Plus,look at that puke green lettering! And I don't know if you can tell in this shitty photo, but printed on the top tube is the word ALUMINUM with mountains graphics in the background! No shit-ALUMINUM!! WAY COOL!!!!
Well kids,My friend Jesse and I rode the Tour de Cure on our fixies! It was mad fun! First of all we were the only SS bikes in the gathering. We received various comments that ranged from "You guys are crazy!" to "You guys are the REAL bikers!" One dude even asked why I would want to ride a bike that you couldn't stop pedaling? I asked him why would he WANT to stop pedaling? Anyway,we only rode 75 miles due to some violent thunderstorms and power outages in the area.But the crazy headwinds that we rode through for the majority of the 75 miles made up for the lost 25. If I said I wasn't exhausted by the time we got back I'd be lying.
This my bio photo for the Histofix webpage. I've been riding as much as I possibly can . I'm still trying to fathom a 3500 mile ride-on a fixie,no less. The projected date is mid june to about mid july2006-right about the time I turn 45! Hey Wendell (aka Weez) I'll take those drugs and alcohol now!
I noticed this today. This sign is one of many that line a brick path along the waterfront at Norfolk's aptly named "Waterside Park" (such imagination). These signs have been up for years. Alot of us Norfolk(ians) have been riding there for along time and have many times been hastled by cops on Segways for doing so-threatened with tickets,no less. Because up untill about a week or so ago that sign along with all the others said NO BICYCLES. You can see it's been painted over-by the city!
Coast To Coast-NO COAST!
Check it out - fixhistio.org
It's for a great cause and it's a chance for me to do something that means....well...SOMETHING! It's going take a shitload of training over the next year.
Maybe some of you will join in!. GZ
You know kids,summer is almost upon us! And what's just as important as spending those hot,sunny days on your beloved bike? Keeping a steady stream of liquids flowing through your beloved body! And here's one way to ensure both! I imagine the only problem with this arrangment would be the fequent "relief" stops,unless there's a special attachment we can't see!
Well my cycling pals,if you thought you had to be on guard before-if you thought a meer cell phone was enough to divert the average drivers attention
from where they're going-check this out!
Next the god damn windshields will be LCD screens. OH and look,she's got her head cocked to one side as if craddling her her fucking cell phone to her ear as well. (I said cock again)