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    are SSers cut from a different cloth?

    like a different breed?

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    i've been referred to as SILK, for my silky smooth riding style!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bt View Post
    like a different breed?
    Just because I rode the short bus & wore my hockey helmet while licking the abc's in the window is no reason to profile.

    ****er.

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    chain mail
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    choice.

    that is all.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    I would say yes, we are a different breed. I like it because its simple, but I tell my friends that want to get into Mt. biking, not to go the SS route for their first bike. Only because I don't want to be the guy they hate when they don't enjoy riding an SS.

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    They are cut from a "crazy" quilt me thinks.

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    My breeding was polluted with booze and drugs. My pedigree is so ****ed I doubt you could follow it if you tried. My bike sucks too. Thanks for pointing it out.
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    Id scrap the passion forum all together, its a breeding ground for unicorn milkers, rainbow chasers and candy cotton farters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroutBum View Post
    Just because I rode the short bus & wore my hockey helmet while licking the abc's in the window is no reason to profile.

    ****er
    Rolling... I miss Umarth.

    I delude that we are the serious schlongs of mountain biking.
    Last edited by Glide the Clyde; 09-19-2012 at 01:22 PM.
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    Maybe its the geared folks havent been enlightened yet. I rode a Trek 820 as my intro to mountain biking. Bought a Gravity G29 SS from bikesdirect last week hoping that SS would be a good fit for me since I dont shift gears much. I couldnt have made a better decision. Got it today. Loving every minute.



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    I don't guess I can consider myself a singlespeeder yet, because my bike's not quite finished. But, what drew me to the SS way is the simplicity and the challenge. I just like those 2 things. I competed in strongman for a while and I hunt with a recurve (I even built wood bows and knapped stone heads for a while).

    So yeah, different cloth maybe but in the end it's about doing what you enjoy.

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    Okay, the last couple of posts went all sensible on us.
    "I love the bike. It's my meditation. I think I'm bike-sexual." -Robin Williams

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    I am un-cut....
    The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.

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    Both have merits for me. I like no chain slap and the simplicity of SS however there are plenty of places where geared rides are a better choice. SSing has definitely made me a stronger rider overall though I'm not a raving lunatic fanatic that will never ride gears again (like some folks I encounter).

    I do not enjoy riding SS when I am commuting and need to get somewhere fast, on trails where you can pedal fast through a good part of them, during exceptionally long sustained climbs and in races where the vast majority of riders have to walk steep terrain.

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    I simply love to ride. Does that make me a differnet breed? Have to ask the gear riders I guess.

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    Different breed? Maybe.

    Certainly a different frame of mind.
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    A long string of ex's has left me lacking much of my manhood. Like guns and big tires, riding a single speed gives others the image that I'm packing much more than I really am.

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    @ fryed: that's the spirit.
    "I love the bike. It's my meditation. I think I'm bike-sexual." -Robin Williams

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    no.

    we all ride bikes.

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    I am a Marine veteran/ ss rider/ long distance runner/ aspiring ultra marathoner. How much more different do you want?
    Gears give me headaches

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    It's just a bike and SS'ing isn't that hard or crazy. Don't pat yourself too hard on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat Ark View Post
    It's just a bike and SS'ing isn't that hard or crazy. Don't pat yourself too hard on the back.
    If you are referring to the Marine above, I'd say he kicks your ass in just about every aspect of physical.
    "I love the bike. It's my meditation. I think I'm bike-sexual." -Robin Williams

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    I've been told I travel in large groups of one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat Ark View Post
    It's just a bike and SS'ing isn't that hard or crazy. Don't pat yourself too hard on the back.
    Cool aid, they drink it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat Ark View Post
    It's just a bike and SS'ing isn't that hard or crazy. Don't pat yourself too hard on the back.
    amen, seriously.

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