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old thread reached bump limit
going to the city at the same time as this girl im fuckin with
>hop on train together to my stop, us both an hour early
>walk together downhill, down main street to her stop.
fuck, now i have to ride uphill back to where i was going
>20 seconds into ride, i eat shit
I had some dumb hipster glasses which i guess was fucking with my depth perception or something, but my handlebar clipped brown car , turned my bar and sent me over
i rolled back onto my feet, eyes landing directly on the lady in the suv and just gave her the most sarcastic two thumbs up i could, i hopped on my bike and pedaled across the intersection and grabbed a truck all the way back up to my interview
i didnt even look at the driver of the browncar, i can only hope they gave suv lady the same glare even though i know thats not the case.
after my interview i bought 3lbs of tomatos tied them to my belt loop and tried to bomb back down market as fast as i could without smashing them. lame. i hate riding while hauling
I just talked to my roommates. they wanna go ride bikeparty with me tonight, stoked! cept i hate going with a group cuase all it takes is one person with a shit bike to ruin everything and we;ll be mobbing on a gang of shit bikes
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Los Angeles might just be the least navigable city in the United States. It isn't only impossible to traverse by public transportation or self-powered vehicle, it's pretty much impossible to traverse by car, plane, helicoptor, or even spider-slinging.
You've been tasked with overhauling the city. You are the Tsar of City Planning; none can dare oppose your plans, no conspiracy can undo your public transport machinations, and no political maneuvering will hamstring your efforts. For the purpose of this exercise, your only limits are that the budget be "reasonable", your plans feasible, and that your overhaul doesn't significantly impact the city's industry and commerce during construction. What do you do to save Los Angeles?
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So I've been riding my Centurion LeMans RS (Shitty pic related) for about two years now, and don't get me wrong, I love this thing; I've put many, many miles on it and it's still jammin, but I want something a little more serious. I'm don't race currently, but I want to train up to it.
My Centurion was made in 1984 and has a lite-action groupset, which from what I gather was the equivalent of today's 105. What do you think a good bike for me would be? Preferably under 1k (I don't mind used), and with a nice aesthetic.
I've been looking as well, I just want to get your guy's opinions on it.
TL;DR: I want an entry level racing bike.
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>riding home 20 minutes ago
>on a major one-way avenue
>in the right-lane bike lane
>see van start to inch out from left
>oh shit he doesn't see me
>tfw caliper breaks
>tfw collision imminent
>scream like a psycho
>smash right into passenger door and mirror
>break mirror with body, crack window with helmet
>pikc myself up off the ground
>guy gets out and is flipping his shit
>thought he killed me
>dude pukes on the sidwalk
>i check myself out
>fine. a small cut on my thigh
>a little sore in the arm and elbow
>fellow cyclist gets the guys info for me
>talk to the guy, finally calms down realizes i'm not dead
>he was on the way to the hospital to visit his dying father
>oh fuck, can't go off on the guy
>but it could just be a story he made up
>looks too visibly shaken to think that quickly
>handlebars knocked off center, fixed when i got home
>rear wheel is a little knocked out of true, hopefully isn't fully bent; otherwise he's buying me a new wheel
fuck man, it's 3:30 and i've already had 2 whiskeys to just get the shakes out
general collision/wipeout/wreck thread