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itt /n/-worthy story
>bike towards 24 hour study library
>just rode through through bike underpass
>man on chinese shit-tier schwinn jumps off dirt on side of path directly towards me and t-bones me at about 20mph
>thank god my usa-made schwinn is alright
>torn shorts, sprained pinky, small cut on arm
>he admits he was reckless
>ask his name
>he tries to flee
>im glad i race bikes .jpg
>corner him in trailer park a mile away
>ask his name for tenth time
>threatens to fight me
>he is a bum type of guy, about 30, probably has been fighting his whole life and could kick my ass
>i call cops
>he rides off and I dont follow because I dont want a bum to kill me
two nice cops show up. first one is kinda hot. I give detailed description of him (though I remember the bike a lot better). I know I will see him again so they gave me a number to call when I do. He was about 30 and he is an occupy wallstreet dirty kind of liberal douche. They said its misdemeanor battery. My wisened old roommate put it well, "misdemeanor battery probably doesn't mean a damn thing to a guy like that,"
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Hey fellow tra/n/sportationfags,
I'm going on my first biggish bike tour in a little over a month, I have 16 days off and I plan to use most of it. Just researching and wanted to get a general touring thread going, I'm leaving from the Houston area and am still planning my route and getting trained up. I plan on a minimum of 60 miles a day and would like to get out of state, any route suggestions, or places in the area that would be fun would be appreciated. Was also thinking of just going to San Antonio then Austin but that seems lame.
Any tips on bandit camping would be cool too.
Pic related, a breakfast smore from my last bikepacking trip.
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New skate thread
Those are my boards, a Miami longboards drop through with gullwing sidewinder trucks and 76mm 78a durometer sector 9 wheels. The second is my first acquired longboard, a Daybreak kicktail with mass production 180 reverse kingpin trucks and 83mm 81a durometer Bigfoot wheels. Lastly my skateboard with a good wood deck(it was cheap), and zoo York trucks oddly enough with the baseplate of a pair of mongoose trucks and zoo York wheels I think are 54mm with 98a durometer or something of the sorts.
Almost forgot, the drop through has bone reds bearings, the kicktail has bullseye Abec 7 bearings, and the skateboard has Abec 7 bearings as well.
If you read all that shit and still care, I am planning on selling the kicktail because I do not use it anymore, and I need new trucks and perhaps new wheels for the skateboard. My drop through is my favorite mostly because of the sidewinder trucks which make turning easy as hell and sliding is now possible to do on accident, yes you can even bomb hills with the double pivot points. So, if you read this all, post about yours, ask about mine, or bitch about something
Tl;Dr: longboard/skateboard thread (post yours and talk about yours/others)
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Looking to pick up a bike off of Cragslist today for < 200 dollars. Here's the selection:
What would you get? The use would be general cruising around town, getting places predominantly on roads. I do like the slimmer, minimalistic, more "vintage" looking bikes that are so hip nowadays, but anything practical would be nice.
I don't lurk this board, so I don't know if people get butthurt at this kind of post, but if you do find yourself fannyflustered, just keep scrolling. Legitimate suggestions appreciated though.
Oh, pic not related. It's just a raccoon.