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So I'm an avid commuter, about 50 miles per week day round trip. I've been wanting to give fixed gear a try for a while now and finally built one up yesterday. Was so excited to break it in on my commute today. Have both brakes on it but here's what happens:
>coming up to school zone
>children under 10 and parents picking them up everywhere
>wait at crosswalk for gap
>big gap, sprint through
>get 40 feet from crosswalk, instinctively try to rest my feet like I have a freewheel or something
>get bucked into the air
>me and my bike hopelessly sliding down the street for 15 feet
>bike is somehow on top of me
>both knees are completely raw
>quill stem hard to the groin
>shoulder and ribcage are not in the best condition
>stand up and my focus is drawn from my painful and somewhat bloody injuries to the dozens of small children all gawking with looks of horror on there faces
>laugh it off, straiten my front wheel and brake
>ruined brake lever, bent handle bars, scuffed brooks
>ride up the street and have a blunt
>call into work
>ride to friends house and get hammered
tl;dr I might be too old for this shit but goddamn it was the most fun bike ride I've had in a while, will keep on keepin on.
Any other new-to-fixie stories or just stupid mistakes you've made. Also, I'm not a hipster but I'm starting to think I may be kind of a hipster.
pic related, what she looked like before my ribcage suplexed her into the pavement
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pic: the cheapest gas station in SF crosses paths through The Wiggle (the lowest elevation passage from one side of town to the other... )
hey, i have a question for your non-usa folk,
does the idea of a 30mi each way commute sound rediculous considering your fuel prices, or is that something people commonly do in a car, daily-long trips
out here some people even commute up to 50/60mi
for instance my mom works in the city and spends 3+ hours commuting in her car every day,(were 30 mi away) whereas my sister works retail, locally, even though thats like 5mi away or so
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Hi there /n/.
I would like some help in obtaining some necessary information for my school work.
I would like some links to sites which would help me better understand about aircraft wings.
These are the questions I need to know about:
1 What are the normal uses of this product or part? What are the normal operating conditions, in terms of loadings, impacts, temperature, etc.?
2 What are the major properties that the material must possess in order to function properly?
3 What material(s) would you use and why?
4 If you are asked to consider an alternate material, what would it be and why?
Thankyou for reading this far.