• Facepunch Cyclists
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[QUOTE=adam1172;37024712]I do it when I commute. But when I go downhill I find it hard to concentrate on the trail with music in my ears. But my friends do it though.[/QUOTE] Yeah I just can't see myself being able to really focus while listening to something other than what I'm doing. Besides, I enjoy hearing nature when I bike.
Just finished my longest distance today of 30 miles of biking to the city. too bad we have to stop so many times cause of my friends, but oh well! still great exercise! i'll be thin in no time lmao
I'm doing 40 miles of mountain biking this weekend in one day, I'm excited :D. I found a GPS journal of some guy that did a huge chunk of the trail I'll be riding: [URL]http://ridewithgps.com/trips/182645[/URL] I'M SO PUMPED I'll probably over-prep for the ride and eat 20 sandwiches and shit all the way down the trail ohfuck.
[QUOTE=CottonTM;37019914]Do any of you guys listen to music when you ride?[/QUOTE] Not really, I'm commuting through parts of the city and it feels like it could be a potential danger not hearing cars approaching from outside your field of vision (city drivers are fuckheads sometimes, got hit once and the guy didn't even stop).
Wow I discovered like the best local bike shop in my area. The guy gave me two brake pad shims for free when I asked if they had any, bled my brakes flawlessly, caught that my headset was loose and tightened it, and was overall a really nice guy. Also bought a little snack and a 29er tube. Total was $19.98. I showed up 1 hour before closing and I was out of there in less than 30 minutes. [QUOTE=Im Crimson;37035652]Not really, I'm commuting through parts of the city and it feels like it could be a potential danger not hearing cars approaching from outside your field of vision (city drivers are fuckheads sometimes, got hit once and the guy didn't even stop).[/QUOTE] That's how I feel about it. I don't actually bike in traffic, except perhaps going from one trail to another via road sometimes, and it just seems like a terrible idea. Biking with friends I can totally see us not hearing one another two and getting separated too. It's like when I see people driving with earbuds in.
Anyone have any suggestions for a cheap hybrid? I just finished mapping out my schedule for classes next semester, and I'm going to need a bike since I dumped everything too close together. I don't have enough money to spend too much over $250, but I'd need something relatively light. Obviously, I could list all my desires, but as long as I get something solid for the price, I'll be happy. Any suggestions? Alternatively, any sites/shops I could look at? I'd just use amazon, but I figure I'd be able to get a better deal off of a dedicated bike site.
Try going to your local bike shop to get an idea of what you can afford.
Fuck my life my back wheel hubs broke and i have no money atm
And wheel hubs are expensive as fuck because they are made like that. Super solid and stuff.
[QUOTE=CottonTM;37019914]Do any of you guys listen to music when you ride?[/QUOTE] I pretty much always do, it makes me feel like I'm some kind of bike action movie But the times I forget my iPod I do enjoy the silence and the nature and the click click click of my bike
[QUOTE=CottonTM;37019914]Do any of you guys listen to music when you ride?[/QUOTE] I listen to audiobooks I almost finished listening to hunger games
[QUOTE=overpain;37050689]I listen to audiobooks I almost finished listening to hunger games[/QUOTE] That wouldn't go with downhilling very well lmao. And how did your rear hub break? What's wrong with it? I didn't think that was a part that would easily fail.
[QUOTE=CottonTM;37051440]That wouldn't go with downhilling very well lmao. And how did your rear hub break? What's wrong with it? I didn't think that was a part that would easily fail.[/QUOTE] I was riding uphill when suddenly the bike start going to wrong directions. I stopped and i saw that my hub is teared apart. I don't even know how this is possible.
[QUOTE=overpain;37051654]I was riding uphill when suddenly the bike start going to wrong directions. I stopped and i saw that my hub is teared apart. I don't even know how this is possible.[/QUOTE] That gives me a sick feeling just thinking about it...I hope you have a bike shop that's affordable, or a warranty that's still good. What kind of bike is this?
[QUOTE=CottonTM;37052979]That gives me a sick feeling just thinking about it...I hope you have a bike shop that's affordable, or a warranty that's still good. What kind of bike is this?[/QUOTE] My bike was this [img]http://www.cyclefg.com/shop/images/D/ML2627OU-21C-11_Lombardo_alverstone270_H.png[/img] And i need to check if warranty still applies. IT's been over the year now since i bought it from the bike shop.
Shit man, that blows.
Hello all, I'm most likely going to start posting in this more often due to getting a bike a commuting to work. Question. What are some good shoes to use while commuting to work? I don't have a road bike yet but sticking with a Specialized mountain bike.
[QUOTE=articpenguin;37062135]Hello all, I'm most likely going to start posting in this more often due to getting a bike a commuting to work. Question. What are some good shoes to use while commuting to work? I don't have a road bike yet but sticking with a Specialized mountain bike.[/QUOTE] See northwave boots, they are pretty good [img]http://www.alio.lt/photos/120305/21/29770732_4f550de529bba_large.jpg[/img] You have to buy other details then though
Just patched my rear tire and fixed my remote pop-loc on my Reba fork. Tomorrow is going to be quite a day (getting up at 6AM and doing most of that 37-mile trail). If I fall off of a bluff and get paralyzed, I love all of you. Ended up doing about 9 miles of mountain biking, that trail whooped our ass lol shut up. Two of our guys went empty on water and I had about 1.5L left when we got back to the truck. It was some really intense uphill/downhill with occasional really nice flowy singletrack. We got started about 10AM because the drive was 2+ hours away. It was cool for the start of the day and things quickly got up to the usual deathly temperatures accompanied by humidity that's common to Arkansas. My bike did wonderfully though and we all had a really good time, even if we didn't get near our goal which was apparently unrealistic with how prepared we were. Next time we'll bring a water filter for resupplying, and actual backpacks with more than one sandwich...then we can stay out longer and cover more of the trail.z I had a not so bad fall that re-opened up a scrape and my friend I would say more than clipped a small tree and went flying: [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/FpMwi.jpg[/IMG]
So do you guys have any inspiration? Like a video or a rider that makes you pumped and go faster than usual. There are a few youtube videos that gets me really pumped and I tend to hit jumps faster than a kangaroo with jet wings, this for an example. [video=youtube;SAmVoFFs28A]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAmVoFFs28A[/video] Damn, I've always wanted to go to a proper huge bike park like whistler. Can't wait to shred the trails of Queenstown, NZ next year. That would be my first ever 'big' bike park.
This one is pretty damn insane: [video][URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5MYx71UXKw[/URL][/video] At one point in the video there's a checkpoint with a speed reading of 35mph. The way he does it it basically looks like he just skips over everything and pretends it isn't there haha.
Fuck yeah, got a ticket for the Womens Mountain Biking for the olympics this weekend.
Nice, when does the bmx start? That looks like a interesting event to watch too.
Never lend your bike to your sister, mine fell of it twice and damaged the rear dérailleur enough so it snapped when I tried to change gear!
Make her PAY.
Ouch. Hey, at least depending on what you use derailleurs are not very expensive. [editline]9th August 2012[/editline] Also, I hate derailleurs with super long cage. They just break too easily.
Just got my new road bike built up!! :D [img]http://i46.tinypic.com/2hy8m06.jpg[/img]
sexyfine
Took my OTS out for a ride again after getting back from holiday. Getting used to friction shifters and a narrower, lower, more aggressive stance is hard.
Yess. 2 weeks left before I can go DH again. I totally need to bleed my brakes and get a chainlube. My brake aren't as efficient as before and my chain has less lube than a pre-lubricated condom.
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