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    Reynoldsburg, OH - I found that one ahole

    So I'm riding through Reynoldsburg, OH on Main St. as I do every day for an hour to make sure I keep in shape. I'm riding my usual course, down a few banks, jump a few parking lot transitions, down a narrow bridge across Blacklick creek and then there it is...

    Silver Dodge Intrepid pulling onto Main St., or at least trying to. He pulls up enough to cover the sidewalk, the same one I'm barreling up to at ~10-15mph. I figure he will do what everyone else does and slap his shifter into reverse let me pass and continue on his leisurely way.

    Nay. This a**hole sits there. I understand that at this point I have made a commitment to him moving. That was poor judgement on my part. I'm blocked off on the right exit so I can't bail into the adjacent parking lot without taking a spill over a retaining wall. On the left I have Main St. in a busy suburb (20-30 cars per light change), a busy street. I sure as hell wasn't going over this guys hood, so in a move of desperation I smash my back brake and head for the road.

    I had my brand new Rock Shox locked out so leaving the curb at such speeds was not fun and as I got into the road and started to pass the Intrepid's front license plate I saw my demise... A light pole and no room between the curb incline and the car. I did what came natural I bunny hopped, as well as I could, which is terrible, and my front tire was short planted in the loose rock debris and washed out aganist the curb while my back tire followed suit.

    I slid about 4-5 feet on my stomach and palms. I was really winded from riding hard and now it felt like I got kicked by a ninja. The guy rolls down his window and says "Ya aiet?" Doesn't want for me to say anything and drives off.

    It tore my rear derailleur cable off, bent my brand new shocks tube, bent my crankset sprocket and knocked my handlebars loose.

    I ended up walking into a local pizza shop and explained what was going on, they let me wash up, gave me a pair of channel locks to repair my sled and sent me on my way. Needless to say, I will be ordering pizza there the next time I get hungry.

    I wish people would give a shit and move off the damn sidewalk. And to the guy in the silver Intrepid, thanks for being such a douche bag.


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    Re: Reynoldsburg, OH - I found that one ahole

    Hmmmmm, sucks

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    What were you doin riding on the sidewalk?

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    That does suck for you but I am a little confused....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    What were you doin riding on the sidewalk?
    "Banks, parking lot transitions, narrow bridges". Cantcha read?
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    Don't know what to tell ya dude. Sounds like you were riding too fast in an urban environment. Sucks that you crashed but to me it sounds like that Intrepid was just trying to pull into traffic. Maybe you should stay off Main street.

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    Well I would agree, Main St just happens to be perfectly straight for miles. So I find it way safer than in the congestion that is the East side of Columbus. Normally when a biker is spotted from a distance they move. Eh, it was just a bad situation. I think that cars need to respect pedestrians and bikers more. Good for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasianus View Post
    That does suck for you but I am a little confused....
    What about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    "Banks, parking lot transitions, narrow bridges". Cantcha read?



    Well duh, but the sidewalk isn't even suitable for 3 yo's on balance bikes much less someone going 15 mph.

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    You don't think riding on the sidewalk is acceptable, or do you mean no preferred? When you live in the city and you have to get out and ride, it's hard to avoid sidewalk riding all-together. I do my best to take alleys and as many non-sidewalk routes as possible but sometimes it is inevitable.

    I don't understand what you mean it isn't suitable?

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    My bad. It is suitable, for pedestrians.

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    smash my back brake and head for the road.
    Didn't you read before flaming?

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    Must resist posting this on the "Best of MTBR". It'll wind up there sooner or later though.

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    I do most of my urban riding and exercise after I'm off work (around midnight-3am), so it's easy to ride where ever I want. However, at any other hour I stay off the sidewalks for this exact reason; No motorist is checking sidewalks for vehicle traffic, only the roads... also very little margin for error, obstructions, cracks, etc etc. Not to mention it's also illegal in Ohio to do so.

    Sucks you learned the hard way, hope you have a speedy recovery!

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    You should have just locked up the rear brake and did a mega powerslide, looking all cool an sh!t!
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    Reynoldsburg, OH - I found that one ahole

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    It's been awhile since we've had some good ol' troll action. Brings me back to the bunny hopping kids days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
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    I wish people would give a shit and move off the damn sidewalk. ...
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    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    No motorist is checking sidewalks for vehicle traffic, only the roads... also very little margin for error, obstructions, cracks, etc etc. Not to mention it's also illegal in Ohio to do so.
    Well I learned something...
    I didn't know you weren't allowed? Honestly, I thought if there was a sidewalk and a road the sidewalk was where you were to ride. Good to know though.

    I guess that is what I get for posting a story about my bike riding experiences and not having 10 years under my belt. I suppose in the future to avoid being bantered by a douche or two, I'll just sit and read the repetitive stories about Whistler and your expensive bikes while I ride my 13 year old Hardrock.

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    So I'm just taking my normal route down Main Street, looking for a few children to bunny-hop, maybe a couple pan-handlers to grind, or a sidewalk sale to transition in and out of, when all of the sudden this dude comes out of Starbucks with his double mocha latte. I reach hard for the brake, but no time. Instead I bank hard, and there's a couple veterans sitting on lawn chairs selling Memorial Day flowers. They saw me coming and didn't even move. Usually when the veterans see a bike coming they move, but not these A hole Veterans. Good thing the pizza shop had an awesome set of tools. And to those D-bag WWII vets, greatest generation my arse.

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    Reynoldsburg, OH - I found that one ahole

    Why is there so much complaining?

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    retitle the thread- "That was poor judgement on my part"
    being a prisoner of bad judgement and inertia is a *****. bikes 101

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    So I'm riding through Reynoldsburg, OH on Main St. as I do every day for an hour to make sure I keep in shape. I'm riding my usual course, down a few banks, jump a few parking lot transitions, down a narrow bridge across Blacklick creek and then there it is...

    Silver Dodge Intrepid pulling onto Main St., or at least trying to. He pulls up enough to cover the sidewalk, the same one I'm barreling up to at ~10-15mph. I figure he will do what everyone else does and slap his shifter into reverse let me pass and continue on his leisurely way.

    Nay. This a**hole sits there. I understand that at this point I have made a commitment to him moving. That was poor judgement on my part. I'm blocked off on the right exit so I can't bail into the adjacent parking lot without taking a spill over a retaining wall. On the left I have Main St. in a busy suburb (20-30 cars per light change), a busy street. I sure as hell wasn't going over this guys hood, so in a move of desperation I smash my back brake and head for the road.

    I had my brand new Rock Shox locked out so leaving the curb at such speeds was not fun and as I got into the road and started to pass the Intrepid's front license plate I saw my demise... A light pole and no room between the curb incline and the car. I did what came natural I bunny hopped, as well as I could, which is terrible, and my front tire was short planted in the loose rock debris and washed out aganist the curb while my back tire followed suit.

    I slid about 4-5 feet on my stomach and palms. I was really winded from riding hard and now it felt like I got kicked by a ninja. The guy rolls down his window and says "Ya aiet?" Doesn't want for me to say anything and drives off.

    It tore my rear derailleur cable off, bent my brand new shocks tube, bent my crankset sprocket and knocked my handlebars loose.

    I ended up walking into a local pizza shop and explained what was going on, they let me wash up, gave me a pair of channel locks to repair my sled and sent me on my way. Needless to say, I will be ordering pizza there the next time I get hungry.

    I wish people would give a shit and move off the damn sidewalk. And to the guy in the silver Intrepid, thanks for being such a douche bag.

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    Sure, Slow Danger you were right on here. Man is the bike community this bad. You're nothing but a troll. When do you ride and where? Because as a father of twins who works two jobs to support my family, I ride when I can. I respect everyone on the road, sidewalk and in parking lots but I don't have the luxury of living anywhere close to a proper trail that isn't paved / exciting to ride.

    Thanks for douching up my post. I appreciate it, lame ass.

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    Ka-ching, this is a much better trajectory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    Sure, Slow Danger you were right on here. Man is the bike community this bad. You're nothing but a troll. When do you ride and where? Because as a father of twins who works two jobs to support my family, I ride when I can. I respect everyone on the road, sidewalk and in parking lots but I don't have the luxury of living anywhere close to a proper trail that isn't paved / exciting to ride.

    Thanks for douching up my post. I appreciate it, lame ass.
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    Well, good riddance to you few that have nothing better to do than troll my post. I was just trying to share.

    You all have such a great community, shame I had to find all the people whom don't have anything better to do with their day other than rag on a new member. Very welcoming crowd you are. I hope the bikers in my community are nothing like you few who did decided to try and humiliate me?

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    Reynoldsburg, OH - I found that one ahole

    Lighten up. You were going way too fast on a sidewalk if you can't stop in time.

    In some towns, only children or adult chaperones of children are allowed on sidewalks. Also, bikers on sidewalks should ride defensively since drivers and pedestrians don't expect an aggressive entitled biker barreling through.
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    Goes to get strawberries. Point of order. When it was pointed out to you (subtly, I might add) that riding on the sidewalk was not really the appropriate course of action you didn't like it and went on the offensive. Try some tact next time.

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    All this drama in a thread about pizza?
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    relax. you were one bunny hop away from it being a great close call ninja skills story. ya stacked it because of a bad decision and lack of skill. we've all had 'em in some form or another. you can't blame the truck for not moving anymore than a tree for getting in your way when you crash. laugh off the ego butthurt and be glad you're alive for your kiddos. you got away with one.

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    You started it, man, not us. Hope you learned something about riding in traffic though (yes many of us have years of experience but isn't that why you posted here in the first place, to get a perspective from more experienced riders?). Your own account of the situation showed that you were in the wrong and when its pointed out you got defensive and started flaming away. I bet you're going to have an answer for each post from here on out, which will keep the troll thread going for awhile. It'll be fun while it lasts. Good day.

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    Hughes, I'm just messing with you. Guess nobody warned you about the OC before you chose to introduce yourself with a complaint thread. Though I do appreciate the argument that cars should be more mindful of bike riders, that argument gets undermined every time I see an urban biker blow through red lights and ride 20mph on sidewalks. I am sorry to hear your bike got beat up. Parts get expensive.

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    Yeah didn't run in to her did ya?




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    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    Well I learned something...
    I didn't know you weren't allowed? Honestly, I thought if there was a sidewalk and a road the sidewalk was where you were to ride. Good to know though.

    I guess that is what I get for posting a story about my bike riding experiences and not having 10 years under my belt. I suppose in the future to avoid being bantered by a douche or two, I'll just sit and read the repetitive stories about Whistler and your expensive bikes while I ride my 13 year old Hardrock.
    Seriously Hughes, this is the Off Camber forum, other wise known as the OC, there's none of that $hit talk in here about Whistler or expensive bikes. As for a 13 yr old hardrock, this is probably the only forum where no one will be serious when they give you a hard time about how old or cheap your bike is.

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    Well, good riddance to you few that have nothing better to do than troll my post. I was just trying to share.

    You all have such a great community, shame I had to find all the people whom don't have anything better to do with their day other than rag on a new member. Very welcoming crowd you are. I hope the bikers in my community are nothing like you few who did decided to try and humiliate me?
    Man, it's not called trolling or douching and no-one is trying to humiliate you. It's called hazing, a welcoming rite of passage or ritual to our family. There's nothing you can do, you're one of us now so you may as well just sit back and enjoy the ride. Welcome, and thanks for posting.

    Rep coming your way when I can.

    Now where is that video of the bloke jumping over people walking down the sidewalk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwbikur View Post
    It's been awhile since we've had some good ol' troll action. Brings me back to the bunny hopping kids days.
    All great as long as you don't smash anyone's strawberries....

    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    while I ride my 13 year old Hardrock.
    My road bike is a 13-year-old Specialized. My commuter is a 40-y/o Schwinn. I still don't ride on the sidewalks. Mostly because I learned at a young age (13 years old) that the sidewalk was too narrow and confined for any actual riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    Didn't you read before flaming?
    Well maybe if you learned to use both the rear brake and the front brake in unison this whole thing could have been avoided. Do you drive a car like you own the road and no other person makes any mistakes. Defensive driving and defensive riding especially while urban assault riding can really make a difference in how your day turns out.
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    I just saw this on the Intrepid forum.

    Stupid mountain biker riding in the city like an idiot.

    Today I was pulling out in traffic and nudged my car up towards the street. In the distance I saw this idiot riding on the sidewalk like a jack ass. Anyways, he was far enough off I figured he would have enough room to stop. Instead, what does the dumb a$$ do...., he speeds up. I have no idea why, it was like the idiot was playing chicken with a car. Then the moron runs over the curb and in front of my car like a total moron. Then right in front of me he wrecked. It was like he didn't have any brakes or maybe he just didn't know how to use them, I don't know. I asked if he was alright and he mumbled something stupid about a shock being locked out. Didn't quite understand since I have no idea why you need a shock to hop off a curb but whatever. So after checking to see if he was ok, I drove off. Lucky for him I saw him coming though because there was a break in traffic and I was about to pull out. If I didn't see this idiot, he would have been a lot more hurt or possibly dead. Oh well guys, make sure you watch out for bicycles. Most of them are cool but there are a few idiots out there with a death wish and don't realize that their bike is no match for a car that weighs 100x more.
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    Let me hook you up with the proper technique should you find your self in this situation again.

    Head straight AT the offending car. No brakes, you will need your speed for this. Best spot to aim for is the hood, but trunk and even roof will work in a pinch. At approx 3 -6 feet (depending on speed) from the car bunny hop as hard as you can while twisting your torso to invert your body. This sounds hard but is quite easy. Think Beastie Boys sabotage video... what you are going for is a back slide across the hood with your bike held aloft above you. With enough momentum you can easily angle the bike out in front of you as you slide across. When you fly off the far side of the car you drop the wheels back underneath you with out even slowing down.

    Where this can be problematic is older cars that are not well maintained. With out enough wax on the paint job you just kinda stick where you land, so be sure to only try this with shiny paint jobs.

    No broken bike this way, no injuries, and HUGE style points. I met every one of my x wives this way. Granted, i often go out INTO traffic to perform this move if i see a hot woman driving a nice car. I dont recommend doing this in traffic until you have perfected the dismount. Keep it on the sidewalk for now.

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    Hughes..........

    I do believe there are plenty of bike paths in the area you are talking about. I have built many of the bridges on said paths.

    So, have your parents walk you to them. They may wait for your return. If you were my kid, I would leave you there.

    You are lucky the homeboys in the Intrepid didn't beat your arse.

    Get Strava, and make a loop around your block. Do time trials. Just stay safe kiddo.

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    Yes indeed, you did find the one ahole and he wasn't sitting in the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    I just saw this on the Intrepid forum.



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    Awesome Kjlued!!

    OP- Chill man. When riding a bike you are just as responsible as driving a car. You must be aware of your surroundings and not driving/riding like a jack ass. You broke rule #2 when riding. You were not in control and obviously had a lack of skill or ability to control your bicycle in such a situation. I know it sounds petty, but its actually pretty serious. Pedestrians, hikers, horses, ATVs, cars, trucks, little kids laying in the trail waiting to be bunny hopped, dogs, cats, or even a sasquatch are all obstacles we can run into that are unaware of us on bikes or how bad ass we feel at that moment while riding.. Now, if you didn't have a helmet on... whew...that's rule #1! Your in for it!

    Welcome to the O.C, you have made quite an entrance.. I still say you should have did a mega powerslide.. It would have been sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    I hope the bikers in my community are nothing like you few who did decided to try and humiliate me?
    I hope the bikers in yours and every other community is not like you because we do not need anymore negative perceptions from the few sh!tty bicyclists creating more laws negatively affecting the rest of us.
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    Nothin' wrong with poaching some singletrack...I mean sidewalk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    Well I learned something...
    I didn't know you weren't allowed? Honestly, I thought if there was a sidewalk and a road the sidewalk was where you were to ride. Good to know though.

    I guess that is what I get for posting a story about my bike riding experiences and not having 10 years under my belt. I suppose in the future to avoid being bantered by a douche or two, I'll just sit and read the repetitive stories about Whistler and your expensive bikes while I ride my 13 year old Hardrock.
    Dood - you can't be serious.

    You were riding on the sidewalk ( a no-no 'generally' - if you must, you are the 'LCD', so ride with that in mind) at a high rate of speed - AND you EXPECT someone to get out of your way?
    And what if he couldn't? Say there was another car behind him?

    And who are you calling a 'douche'?
    Honestly, you seem to be the douche IMO.

    Look, Post a map - maybe we (I) are wrong.
    Draw arrows and whatnot on it and shtuff.

    I - as am sure others do - welcome you to the OC; 'Where ...(hey, we need a motto or something)'



    Anyways - as an offering of hospitality, I'll find your best post (IMO) - rep that - and see if I can still give a chicklet in a single rep (it's been a while - so I dunno if I still got 'it' )

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    Hey Hughes, post up the name of the pizza place that helped you out, and we'll all go write them a nice Yelp review.

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    When was the last flame thread in the OC? My guess 1994' ...oh wait the OC only started in 2011' or 2012'. Never has there been one this attractive.

    This thread has to do with bikes and so it is in the wrong forum anyway. But please don't let that deter you OP from continuing this Love Fest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    When was the last flame thread in the OC? My guess 1994' ...oh wait the OC only started in 2011' or 2012'. Never has there been one this attractive.

    This thread has to do with bikes and so it is in the wrong forum anyway. But please don't let that deter you OP from continuing this Love Fest.
    No, no, no. Keep it here. It's a nice change of pace.
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    I'm barreling up to at ~10-15mph. :
    And He is the a-hole ?...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    And He is the a-hole ?...
    Okay, okay...

    So I've learned a lot. The OC forum is full of aholes. Myself being one of them for 1) posting a ball on a tee for you all 2) blasting around on the sidewalk, as I know now is actually illegal 3) trying to hop on and off curbs in traffic instead of mega power sliding 4) thinking I had enough skill to dodge a car (if you can dodge a ball your can dodge a Intrepid) and lastly 5) for blaming my ignorance on the Dodge.

    Now, after understanding all of what I have read up to this point, I just want to make sure I understand that what I gathered to be true...
    This forum likes to make fun of idiots.
    You all have a tendency to be a bit brash.
    You don't like new people, or at least you like to make sure that they relieve all of their douchey tendencies very early.

    Sound about right...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    Okay, okay...

    So I've learned a lot. The OC forum is full of aholes. Myself being one of them for 1) posting a ball on a tee for you all 2) blasting around on the sidewalk, as I know now is actually illegal 3) trying to hop on and off curbs in traffic instead of mega power sliding 4) thinking I had enough skill to dodge a car (if you can dodge a ball your can dodge a Intrepid) and lastly 5) for blaming my ignorance on the Dodge.

    Now, after understanding all of what I have read up to this point, I just want to make sure I understand that what I gathered to be true...
    This forum likes to make fun of idiots.
    You all have a tendency to be a bit brash.
    You don't like new people, or at least you like to make sure that they relieve all of their douchey tendencies very early.

    Sound about right...



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    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    You don't like new people, or at least you like to make sure that they relieve all of their douchey tendencies very early.
    We love new people. A circle jerk gets old after a while ye know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    Okay, okay...

    So I've learned a lot. The OC forum is full of aholes. Myself being one of them for 1) posting a ball on a tee for you all 2) blasting around on the sidewalk, as I know now is actually illegal 3) trying to hop on and off curbs in traffic instead of mega power sliding 4) thinking I had enough skill to dodge a car (if you can dodge a ball your can dodge a Intrepid) and lastly 5) for blaming my ignorance on the Dodge.

    Now, after understanding all of what I have read up to this point, I just want to make sure I understand that what I gathered to be true...
    This forum likes to make fun of idiots.
    You all have a tendency to be a bit brash.
    You don't like new people, or at least you like to make sure that they relieve all of their douchey tendencies very early.

    Sound about right...
    Wrong again. We love new people. They're tender and delicious.

    The regulars in the oc aren't discriminating or shy regarding offering an opinion, regardless of whether they're new or well used.

    There is one thing that you'll receive here: honesty.

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    I was on a mission to find this place...

    If you ever find yourself in Columbus, OH (Reynoldsburg) stop in. Home

    These are seriously nice people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bdabike View Post
    Hughes..........
    I do believe there are plenty of bike paths in the area you are talking about. I have built many of the bridges on said paths.
    Are you talking about P1, P2 and Chestnut Ridge? The COMBO trails? Carroll is about 25 minutes away and Alum Creek is about 40 minutes.

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    Reynoldsburg, OH - I found that one ahole-1pzfl.jpg

    I think he's starting to come around.




    Lighten up a bit OP; no one's being malicious, they're just being direct and honest with you. If you can appreciate that level of candor, you'll be all right here. Welcome and good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    And He is the a-hole ?...
    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    Okay, okay...
    Glad I came in here and talked some sense into you.... This could have turned ugly.
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    Good for you, Hughes, for hanging in there, not having a total meltdown and having the sense of humor to survive the anonymity of the internet.

    Welcome to mtbr. :P

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    give oc a chance, op. it's like that bar "cheers" or mtbr's version of kids in the hall...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 53119 View Post
    give oc a chance, op. It's like that bar "cheers" or mtbr's version of animal house...



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    Oh Hughes, you learn too fast. Normally we have a fun few days with the noobs. Next time you take out a few nuns while power-sliding in the Catholic school gym, please do post up the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    Oh Hughes, you learn too fast. Normally we have a fun few days with the noobs.

    It was kinda pusseyfied for him to cave in just 53 posts. grow a pair, next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    It was kinda pusseyfied for him to cave in just 53 posts. grow a pair, next time.
    Maybe slight butthurt?

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    Anybody think Hughes is related to this dude?

    http://forums.mtbr.com/beginners-cor...ne-852450.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    Anybody think Hughes is related to this dude?

    http://forums.mtbr.com/beginners-cor...ne-852450.html
    Paved bike trails are the worst. I'd rather not bike at all than try to dodge all the small children, heel pedalers and, in my neck of the woods, Canadian geese. Although, I should add, I think it's a perfectly wonderful thing to do for a relaxing family outing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Paved bike trails are the worst. I'd rather not bike at all than try to dodge all the small children, heel pedalers and, in my neck of the woods, Canadian geese.
    When inline skates were all the rage paved trails were absolute death traps.

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    i think it was just to test if the oc was awake. somebody wake tone's up.

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    I think it may be Tone incognito.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I think it may be Tone incognito.
    If 'Pizza' is a metaphor for Penis.... you might be on to something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I think it may be Tone incognito.
    Not one word about the ladies....so no. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    Let me hook you up with the proper technique should you find your self in this situation again.

    Head straight AT the offending car. No brakes, you will need your speed for this. Best spot to aim for is the hood, but trunk and even roof will work in a pinch. At approx 3 -6 feet (depending on speed) from the car bunny hop as hard as you can while twisting your torso to invert your body. This sounds hard but is quite easy. Think Beastie Boys sabotage video... what you are going for is a back slide across the hood with your bike held aloft above you. With enough momentum you can easily angle the bike out in front of you as you slide across. When you fly off the far side of the car you drop the wheels back underneath you with out even slowing down.

    Where this can be problematic is older cars that are not well maintained. With out enough wax on the paint job you just kinda stick where you land, so be sure to only try this with shiny paint jobs.

    No broken bike this way, no injuries, and HUGE style points. I met every one of my x wives this way. Granted, i often go out INTO traffic to perform this move if i see a hot woman driving a nice car. I dont recommend doing this in traffic until you have perfected the dismount. Keep it on the sidewalk for now.
    BRG, You suck at life. You didn't mention what happens when you do this to a convertible. I got skewered by a support rod. Right in the poop chute. You made it seem like I could do this anytime I wanted but gave no mention of what would happen if done on a convertible. I hope your saddle breaks and you get it in the poop chute too.

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    Naw, not a single mention of genital tourniquets. Couldnt be tones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottap2003 View Post
    I got skewered by a support rod. Right in the poop chute. .Blah blah... and you get it in the poop chute too.

    SEE !.. now this guy !,.. might be Tones incognito.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottap2003 View Post
    BRG, You suck at life. You didn't mention what happens when you do this to a convertible. I got skewered by a support rod. Right in the poop chute. You made it seem like I could do this anytime I wanted but gave no mention of what would happen if done on a convertible. I hope your saddle breaks and you get it in the poop chute too.
    Wth? Thats a bonus prize! And you are complaining!? In all fairness, I DID suggest you aim for the hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    SEE !.. now this guy !,.. might be Tones incognito.
    No, I never said "mate".

    And BRG, I was in a pinch, and you said, in a pinch, use the trunk or roof. As if I wasn't already in enough pain, my buddy had to show off and lay down a mega power slide behind me and the girl in the passenger seat got all excited about his "skills". So now he'll be the poker while I had to be the pokey.

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    Oh, sounds like you got pinched all right......

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    Folded after 53 or decided not to stir the pot? I'll go with the latter. So if I can ask a pretty generic question. I have a feeling I'm going to get the 0.o response...

    Do generally people in the city road bike and the people with access to trails / dirt ride mtb? I have a few paved trails around and one even has a half mile single track I've been trying to make ride-able again. Why I ask is that I love to ride all kinds of bikes but I really enjoy my mountain bike in an urban setting.

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    Frankly, I live in a large city and people generally do ride road and cx bikes around town (not on the sidewalk unless salmoning) and mtbs or cx bikes on dirt trails.

    But realistically, Hughes, you really oughta ride what you enjoy the most and I say ride the heck out of your mtb but stay on the roads (not sideWALKS). Get some decent lights for it and learn not to get doored and watch for cars going in and out of driveways and parking spaces.

    I, for one, don't want to see you plastered on the tarmac again.

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    ride where & what ya like, hughes.

    glad you're back. look, you're in the oc now. lean the bike against the wall cuz we're serving drinks here. take a little bit o the oc sacrament. take it while it's hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    Folded after 53 or decided not to stir the pot? I'll go with the latter. So if I can ask a pretty generic question. I have a feeling I'm going to get the 0.o response...

    Do generally people in the city road bike and the people with access to trails / dirt ride mtb? I have a few paved trails around and one even has a half mile single track I've been trying to make ride-able again. Why I ask is that I love to ride all kinds of bikes but I really enjoy my mountain bike in an urban setting.


    MTBing is where you find it but.........


    the sidewalks are in general not the best choice for many of the reasons that have been posted. Any local skate parks?

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    Stirring the pot can be fun sometimes but it can also spash back and burn you a bit. Stir away but be able to take some pain in the process.. Glad to see you back.


    She stirs my pot.....

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    We do have a skate park rather close, it is pretty small though. I'd rode on some of the obstacles to work on my slow riding (fundamentals) as I'm very new to mtb'n but I have a hard problem treating a quarter pipe like a birm. I guess I'm going to slow but the increase in vertical usually makes me feel like I am going to fall sideways.

    Edit: Sorry for the edit but I had to say, I envy that pot. Jesus I do. (The pot being stirred by those amazing grey pants) lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    Stirring the pot can be fun sometimes but it can also spash back and burn you a bit. Stir away but be able to take some pain in the process.. Glad to see you back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    We do have a skate park rather close, it is pretty small though. I'd rode on some of the obstacles to work on my slow riding (fundamentals) as I'm very new to mtb'n but I have a hard problem treating a quarter pipe like a birm. I guess I'm going to slow but the increase in vertical usually makes me feel like I am going to fall sideways.

    Edit: Sorry for the edit but I had to say, I envy that pot. Jesus I do.
    what pot are we talking about?
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    < input corny mega powerslide into the chef joke here > Yay cooking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    Folded after 53 or decided not to stir the pot? I'll go with the latter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    Stirring the pot can be fun sometimes but it can also spash back and burn you a bit. Stir away but be able to take some pain in the process.. Glad to see you back.


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    Finally something of interest in this thread.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    Okay, okay...

    So I've learned a lot. The OC forum is full of aholes. Myself being one of them for 1) posting a ball on a tee for you all 2) blasting around on the sidewalk, as I know now is actually illegal 3) trying to hop on and off curbs in traffic instead of mega power sliding 4) thinking I had enough skill to dodge a car (if you can dodge a ball your can dodge a Intrepid) and lastly 5) for blaming my ignorance on the Dodge.

    Now, after understanding all of what I have read up to this point, I just want to make sure I understand that what I gathered to be true...
    This forum likes to make fun of idiots.
    You all have a tendency to be a bit brash.
    You don't like new people, or at least you like to make sure that they relieve all of their douchey tendencies very early.

    Sound about right...
    You should read your messages and you might learn some more.

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    You know what Hughes old chap? Don't let these OC asshats get you down! I know exactly what you are going thru! I have every sympathy for you, and have had something very similar happen to me not so long ago... I was barreling down the trail up in the hills here one day, only doing about 20 - 25 mph on a little tight singletrack, minding my own business, when, wouldn't you know, some assbag TORTOISE jumps out of NOWHERE right in front of me, like he godamned OWNED the trail! NO warning, NO excuse, NO attempt to get out of my way, and NO apology after I wrecked over the little swine!!! It's a good thing I was wearing my cap, as you can see from my detailed drawings that show INCONTOVERTIBLY that the little sh*t was totally in the wrong!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    You know what Hughes old chap? Don't let these OC asshats get you down! I know exactly what you are going thru! I have every sympathy for you, and have had something very similar happen to me not so long ago... I was barreling down the trail up in the hills here one day, only doing about 20 - 25 mph on a little tight singletrack, minding my own business, when, wouldn't you know, some assbag TORTOISE jumps out of NOWHERE right in front of me, like he godamned OWNED the trail! NO warning, NO excuse, NO attempt to get out of my way, and NO apology after I wrecked over the little swine!!! It's a good thing I was wearing my cap, as you can see from my detailed drawings that show INCONTOVERTIBLY that the little sh*t was totally in the wrong!!!

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    did you make TORTOISE soup with him after?
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    Reynoldsburg, OH - I found that one ahole

    I haven't seen ruled paper in forever.

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    There's not even holes in it !!
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    "Trail Ettequette" By the book…

    RockerC it's clear you were in the wrong. You "claim" you were riding along minding your own business when said tortoise "jumped" out in front of you. It's clear in the detailed graph that the tortoise was himself walking in a slow trot in the direction of the trail. He did not "jump out" as you claim. He was going uphill on a single track trail.
    You were going downhill. He had the right of way.
    DH rider [you] yeild to uphill rider [tortoise]. Granted he wasn't on a bike but rather walking very slow same rules apply.
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    I ride the fatbikes on the sidewalk, get in my way, get run over......
    Amazing how many children, dogs and slow tourist are but a blip to the fatbikes.
    Sometimes I have to stop to make sure they are actually not moving anymore.....
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    When I get a moment I'm going to blow all my rep on this thread.

    Now, Hughes, do us all a favor and go into your profile settings and where it says 'mtbr member', change that to "Fresh Meat".

    On a serious note, if you want to see a brutal welcome, go look on a motorcycle forum and you're bound to find any number of threads by new members whining about a crash or near miss caused by some car or truck that didn't get out of the way. Anyone foolish enough to post such a thread gets torn a new one in very short order.

    Here's a good rule to live by:
    When you're on two wheels surrounded by vehicles that weigh many times more than you do, you are SOLELY responsible for your own safety. If you crash or get hit, it's YOUR FAULT!
    Posting on the basis that ignorance shared is ignorance doubled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loudviking View Post
    I ride the fatbikes on the sidewalk, get in my way, get run over......
    Amazing how many children, dogs and slow tourist are but a blip to the fatbikes.
    Sometimes I have to stop to make sure they are actually not moving anymore.....
    so that is when the run'em over again comes from eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    Folded after 53 or decided not to stir the pot? I'll go with the latter. So if I can ask a pretty generic question. I have a feeling I'm going to get the 0.o response...

    Do generally people in the city road bike and the people with access to trails / dirt ride mtb? I have a few paved trails around and one even has a half mile single track I've been trying to make ride-able again. Why I ask is that I love to ride all kinds of bikes but I really enjoy my mountain bike in an urban setting.
    Geeze mate, didn't you learn from your first post here that you'll get hit out of the park for asking silly questions in the OC.

    The above is a serious question about bikes, it has no place here, go clog up the 29er forum with that sort of nonsense please and reserve the OC for the real stuff.

    BTW, I think I found a pick of that one a-hole. He was waiting hoping you'd slow down so he could ask you a question


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    You know what Hughes old chap? Don't let these OC asshats get you down! I know exactly what you are going thru! I have every sympathy for you, and have had something very similar happen to me not so long ago... I was barreling down the trail up in the hills here one day, only doing about 20 - 25 mph on a little tight singletrack, minding my own business, when, wouldn't you know, some assbag TORTOISE jumps out of NOWHERE right in front of me, like he godamned OWNED the trail! NO warning, NO excuse, NO attempt to get out of my way, and NO apology after I wrecked over the little swine!!! It's a good thing I was wearing my cap, as you can see from my detailed drawings that show INCONTOVERTIBLY that the little sh*t was totally in the wrong!!!

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    Rockerc, You were totally in the wrong. You are to yield to those coming uphill. You were clearly bombing a DH there. According to your diagram.

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    Rocker, ad elevation to your graph to show if you were going up or down.
    Or at least flip it around.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Do you have a strava GPX that we can see the elevation......just to clear this up.

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    I thought down was always on the bottom of the page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    Let me hook you up with the proper technique should you find your self in this situation again.

    Head straight AT the offending car. No brakes, you will need your speed for this. Best spot to aim for is the hood, but trunk and even roof will work in a pinch. At approx 3 -6 feet (depending on speed) from the car bunny hop as hard as you can while twisting your torso to invert your body. This sounds hard but is quite easy. Think Beastie Boys sabotage video... what you are going for is a back slide across the hood with your bike held aloft above you. With enough momentum you can easily angle the bike out in front of you as you slide across. When you fly off the far side of the car you drop the wheels back underneath you with out even slowing down.

    Where this can be problematic is older cars that are not well maintained. With out enough wax on the paint job you just kinda stick where you land, so be sure to only try this with shiny paint jobs.

    No broken bike this way, no injuries, and HUGE style points. I met every one of my x wives this way. Granted, i often go out INTO traffic to perform this move if i see a hot woman driving a nice car. I dont recommend doing this in traffic until you have perfected the dismount. Keep it on the sidewalk for now.
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    Now about that pizza......
    I hear ya... Is nobody else concerned about getting pizza?
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    Well I've blown my rep wad for the day. You're welcome if you got some, and sorry if you deserved some but didn't get it. Had to rep the OC for starting this whole hot mess, and tried to but couldn't rep some well deserving contributors. So, Sodak, Dirty $anchez, Dirt Junkie, Emu26 and Big Ring Grinder all get honorable mention. I must spread more rep around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I thought down was always on the bottom of the page.
    I wish it was that simple, I would start at the top of the map and work my way to the bottom but it seems no matter which way I go, it is always uphill. Down is always the opposite way I am going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    I wish it was that simple, I would start at the top of the map and work my way to the bottom but it seems no matter which way I go, it is always uphill. Down is always the opposite way I am going.
    I will often ride at 20 - 25 mph uphill...
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    Hughes,

    You said that your next meal is coming from the Pizza joint.

    Soo... either your dead of starvation, Or !. you are not letting in on how Effing awesome the Pizza is.

    Which one is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    Hughes,

    You said that your next meal is coming from the Pizza joint.

    Soo... either your dead of starvation, Or !. you are not letting in on how Effing awesome the Pizza is.

    Which one is it?
    Well it happens to be so that I was broke and the twins needed diapers and wipes for daycare and they also needed groceries, because they are super picky eaters. Needless to say, they are expensive. So my checking account is -108.46 at the moment.

    Needless to say, I haven't been there yet. Been living on bagels, potato chips and sandwiches made of that gross cheap bread that sticks to your teeth when you chew it. LOL. I get paid tonight at midnight though, so I think I'm going to ride my bike down and pickup a sub / pizza.

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    with those two beautiful kiddos promise you won't be playing frogger again, hughes! you got a basket or rack to put that pizza in, right?

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    I always yield to uphill riders.

    Assuming "yield" means to swerve around them through the brush at the very last moment.

    It's OK though, cuz I always yell "STRAVA!" whilst doing it that way, even though I don't really use Strava.
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    I don't do it intentionally. And no. I've mastered carrying things and riding around. My commit to be fit pledge was to do all my grocery shopping with my bike and a book bag. So I regularly have a box of diapers in one hand, milk in the other with bags of breakables and soft stuff like bread on my bars. If I had the money I'd get myself a nice little cruiser to ride around town but, as before stated kids are a money vacuum. (and so worth it)

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    i threw my buddy's strava crap in the trees once when we realized he had it on when we were sessioning a new no-dig/no ride spot. he was mad but stupid. hehe

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    i threw my buddy's strava crap in the trees once when we realized he had it on when we were sessioning a new no-dig/no ride spot. he was mad but stupid. hehe
    Huh? What did he ^^^ say? Any translators out there. >>confused<<
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    are they both black??
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Huh? What did he ^^^ say? Any translators out there. >>confused<<


    "we were poaching some secret and when I realized my buddy was Stravaing it with his gps I threw the unit into the trees."

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    Cuties !!...

    Congrats !

    don't forget to post pics of the Pizza....



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    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    Well it happens to be so that I was broke and the twins needed diapers and wipes for daycare and they also needed groceries, because they are super picky eaters. Needless to say, they are expensive. So my checking account is -108.46 at the moment.

    Needless to say, I haven't been there yet. Been living on bagels, potato chips and sandwiches made of that gross cheap bread that sticks to your teeth when you chew it. LOL. I get paid tonight at midnight though, so I think I'm going to ride my bike down and pickup a sub / pizza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Wait! Are you driving that stroller on the SIDEWALK!!??!!
    It's called trailbuilding sir, he is transporting speedbumps in something better suited than a wheelbarrel, thus, he isn't driving anything. You should get your facts straightened.

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    Heh! I found myself wandering off the curb into traffic many a time trying to get around those double strollers. That's just walking, not going 15 mph at them with me and my 30 pounds of bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    Well it happens to be so that I was broke and the twins needed diapers and wipes for daycare and they also needed groceries, because they are super picky eaters. Needless to say, they are expensive. So my checking account is -108.46 at the moment.

    Needless to say, I haven't been there yet. Been living on bagels, potato chips and sandwiches made of that gross cheap bread that sticks to your teeth when you chew it. LOL. I get paid tonight at midnight though, so I think I'm going to ride my bike down and pickup a sub / pizza.

    Ah the joys of parenting!

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    Sell one of them on the black market.
    Not only will you get $10-30 thousand dollars, you will cut your diaper and baby wipe bill in half.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    "we were poaching some secret and when I realized my buddy was Stravaing it with his gps I threw the unit into the trees."
    Ha,ha thank's AZ it all makes sense now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    Let me hook you up with the proper technique should you find your self in this situation again.

    Head straight AT the offending car. No brakes, you will need your speed for this. Best spot to aim for is the hood, but trunk and even roof will work in a pinch. At approx 3 -6 feet (depending on speed) from the car bunny hop as hard as you can while twisting your torso to invert your body. This sounds hard but is quite easy. Think Beastie Boys sabotage video... what you are going for is a back slide across the hood with your bike held aloft above you. With enough momentum you can easily angle the bike out in front of you as you slide across. When you fly off the far side of the car you drop the wheels back underneath you with out even slowing down.

    Where this can be problematic is older cars that are not well maintained. With out enough wax on the paint job you just kinda stick where you land, so be sure to only try this with shiny paint jobs.

    No broken bike this way, no injuries, and HUGE style points. I met every one of my x wives this way. Granted, i often go out INTO traffic to perform this move if i see a hot woman driving a nice car. I dont recommend doing this in traffic until you have perfected the dismount. Keep it on the sidewalk for now.
    Works like a charm, I do this all the time.

    Seriously though, it's already been said, but it doesn't hurt to say it again. Ride defensively. You are the only one looking out for yourself. Your average driver doesn't give a rat's ass about people on bikes, we get even less respect than motorcycles. Just slow down a little and enjoy the ride.


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    Quote Originally Posted by askibum02 View Post
    Works like a charm, I do this all the time.

    Seriously though, it's already been said, but it doesn't hurt to say it again. Ride defensively. You are the only one looking out for yourself. Your average driver doesn't give a rat's ass about people on bikes, we get even less respect than motorcycles. Just slow down a little and enjoy the ride.


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    Wait, drivers don't care about people on bikes? Riding on Sidewalks? Since when?!

    Oh, and no one rides 15 mph on a sidewalk in the city, so I'm guessing maybe 10 max. If you cannot come to a complete stop within five feet going 10 mph, then something is wrong, either the bike or the rider or a combination of both. And that makes you (op) the danger, not the car.

    Sorry for telling it like it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laozi View Post
    Sorry for telling it like it is.
    This does not belong here. What is that crap, consideration?!

    Reynoldsburg, OH - I found that one ahole-2013-06-01-12.44.40.jpg

    I finally went there and it was AMAZING. They make their own Italian dressing and a 8' sub, chips and a soda was $5.00. Can't beat that. I would of responded earlier but I did finally get hit by a car. It was karma for talking crap about people, when in turn I was the one breaking the law. Bent my rear wheel up on the Hardrock and gave me a considerable shiner. I'm fine obviously, but oh my it was terrifying.

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    damn, hughes. after all that hazing you still get hit?!..sounds like a concussion cuz an 8 foot (are you sure?) sub w/chips&beverage for fydollas is cheeeap as shite in this economy.

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    Seriously? Please learn to ride defensively or get out into the woods.

    Glad you got the yummy sub combo for $5.

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    I think Hughes may be catfishing us. Now that we're in love, we won't believe there just isn't a lot of truth here. Pics of the broken bike and the shiner or it didn't happen. Oh, and you can throw in another pic of those twins if you want because they are kinda adorable.

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    Oh Hughes, think of the children.



    That pizza place sounds awfully good though. If you can't stay alive for the kiddies, at least stay alive for the food.
    I'm enjoying my childhood way too much to ever give it up.

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    I couldn't remember what was a foot and what was an inch! LOL 8 inches for sure, although with as lip smacking delicious as it was I could of attempted an 8 footer! XD

    Defending my honor here so you all don't think I'm full of BS. Here are the healing pictures I'm at work so no pictures of the bike wheel.
    Reynoldsburg, OH - I found that one ahole-2013-06-04-12.54.29.jpgReynoldsburg, OH - I found that one ahole-2013-06-04-12.54.14.jpg

    The shiner is about gone, but you can see where I slid on my cheek bone! Yes, absolute ouch. (No lie I almost cried. LOL) Then I manned up like..

    And the sad part was I was on the road riding defensively, but it was later in the evening and there are a few bars near by where I live. Might of been influenced a bit. I'm sure it being darker didn't help though.

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    Just a flesh wound.

    Seems like more proof you need to werk on your skillzzz.

    Slow down a bit, look both ways before crossing the street, and do some actual trail riding.

    my .02

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    Ow!!! My neck hurts from trying to look at the pic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    Might of been influenced a bit. I'm sure it being darker didn't help though.
    You might have been influenced or others? Got lights?

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    Hughes. Thank you for being Hughes. But stay off the road. Maybe return to the sidewalk? And please post again the next time you do something life-threatening and live to tell.

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    I'm quickly learning the things not to do. I suppose I'm making it out of these with flesh wounds and not broken bones. I'm investing in lights as soon as I find some spending money. As well as rear bike rack for groceries.

    I ride on the road so much because I made a commitment to do all my grocery and errand running on my bike as an effort to drop a couple pounds. I have got a bit of a belly over the past few years and the wife started to notice. Needless to say, I've learned a lot lately.

    And Laozi, I've done plenty. P1, Chestnut Ridge, some little single tracks around here that aren't in parks and some stuff that isn't even a trail. Just rode it for the hell of it. I'd much rather be on the mountain side or even on a trail than the city but I'll keep enjoying both. Just need to learn to play better with cars and others. hehe

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    Ahhh now I see where all the 'regs' do their post padding....the OC!


    Hughes, being a noobling, it took balls to even start a thread in here....unless you left those on the sidewalk with the rest of your skin

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    Here, buy one of these. They work excellent for the price. There was a battery soap opera a while back, but no need to worry.



    Don't get me wrong, riding in the city can be fun, just not when you run into things like cars and other people.

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    Oh I agree! I was just using a really bright LED light zip tied to my handle bars, but I had taken it off to mess with my commuter. I'm going to strap it up again as it worked very well. I think I'm going to get a blinky reflector for my rear. I seem to have more issues with people blowing by me very quickly. (maybe I'm just terribly slow?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    I'm quickly learning the things not to do. I suppose I'm making it out of these with flesh wounds and not broken bones. I'm investing in lights as soon as I find some spending money. As well as rear bike rack for groceries.
    It's the law in many states that you need lights on your bike at night. Maybe stick a local bike advocacy pamphlet near your toilet and do some light reading will save your ass someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    As well as rear bike rack for groceries.

    you should add tassels to your grips too....and some leather chaps for more protection

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAOS1 View Post
    you should add tassels to your grips too....and some leather chaps for more protection
    Oh how you slay me with your humor. LOL.
    I honestly was looking at those frame bags because I always thought it'd be fun to go camping with just my bike but they can get pretty pricey too! I'll stick to a big bookbag and carrying the milk on the bars and the diaper box in my off hand. :P

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    I have been hanging around pizza shops in Columbus, with the picture of you and your cute little girls. After the third pizza shop steakout, I ask the local talent(hooker) if she seen this guy. She said, "You wanna date baby" I knew I would not get any info without some service. As we are in the alley, I see this guy, flying down the sidewalk about 15 mph. No helmet, no lights, 2 liter of coke, jumbo bag of cheese puffs and a 8 foot sub, all tied to a wood and duct tape bike rack.

    As I am approaching hughes, I realize, the hooker has my wallet. Out of frustration, I throw a left hook out of anger. hughes hits the ground and slides into his bike. The weight of that sub is what bent his rim. Better get you some Flows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bdabike View Post
    I have been hanging around pizza shops in Columbus, with the picture of you and your cute little girls. After the third pizza shop steakout, I ask the local talent(hooker) if she seen this guy. She said, "You wanna date baby" I knew I would not get any info without some service. As we are in the alley, I see this guy, flying down the sidewalk about 15 mph. No helmet, no lights, 2 liter of coke, jumbo bag of cheese puffs and a 8 foot sub, all tied to a wood and duct tape bike rack.

    As I am approaching hughes, I realize, the hooker has my wallet. Out of frustration, I throw a left hook out of anger. hughes hits the ground and slides into his bike. The weight of that sub is what bent his rim. Better get you some Flows.
    I feel as though I should animate these stories into a series of cartoons the explain what not to do when riding a bike and then it should be stickied as a thread. How not to be a wreckless idiot.


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    Well damn... Sorry to hear you had an unfortunate encounter with a car. And bummer you suffered some road/sidewalk rash. If I were you i'd stick to the dirt for riding. You can still lose weight by walking to the store and back.. That might be your safest bet. haha... And next time you get an 8 foot sub, you better damn well share.


    Edit... oops.. I did not mean "glad" you suffered some road/sidewalk rash... That was a typo, Im not that much of a d!ck. haha.. I was "glad" your okay...
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    Please tell me you already have a helmet and that isn't on the list below getting a sub?

    Think of your kids without a dad. If that doesn't do it think of your missus hooking up with Tones when you are gone.

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    forgot to mention, glad you are ok and walked away from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughes View Post
    I couldn't remember what was a foot and what was an inch! LOL 8 inches for sure, although with as lip smacking delicious as it was I could of attempted an 8 footer! XD
    I.... uh....

    Am i the only one who read that and heard porn music in the back ground?

    Need to turn my TV down while im reading these threads i guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    Think of your kids without a dad. If that doesn't do it think of your missus hooking up with Tones when you are gone.
    Will someone please rep this man for me? I need to spread some.
    Posting on the basis that ignorance shared is ignorance doubled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    I.... uh....

    Am i the only one who read that and heard porn music in the back ground?

    Need to turn my TV down while im reading these threads i guess.
    I just read that. Yeah, I set myself up for that.

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    ^ Okay, adding fuel to the fire, so wanna be roadies beware, your panties are about to be bunched.

    Gave my road bike to a friend, and will not - unless an absolute need, ride on the road.
    If I collide with a pedestrian on a sidewalk, then I'm at fault, and will own it.
    Truth is we will both get up, dust off, and be able to walk away with a few bruises.
    Very few places I ride does anyone ever use a sidewalk, so they're empty.

    If I am hit by a car, I will get hurt, while they may get a small dent, as I lye in the hospital feeling lucky to be alive.
    With all the aggressive azzhats behind the wheel around DC, they could kill me and walk away without any reprecussions.
    No such thing as pedestrian /cyclist rights exist in VA.
    So.... fuuuuuck that, I'll choose the sidewalk.
    ... And go right ahead to call me an azzhole, IDFC - at least I'll be alive, and able to tell my side of the story.

    Let the games begin,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    ^ Okay, adding fuel to the fire, so wanna be roadies beware, your panties are about to be bunched.

    Gave my road bike to a friend, and will not - unless an absolute need, ride on the road.
    If I collide with a pedestrian on a sidewalk, then I'm at fault, and will own it.
    Truth is we will both get up, dust off, and be able to walk away with a few bruises.
    Very few places I ride does anyone ever use a sidewalk, so they're empty.

    If I am hit by a car, I will get hurt, while they may get a small dent, as I lye in the hospital feeling lucky to be alive.
    With all the aggressive azzhats behind the wheel around DC, they could kill me and walk away without any reprecussions.
    No such thing as pedestrian /cyclist rights exist in VA.
    So.... fuuuuuck that, I'll choose the sidewalk.
    ... And go right ahead to call me an azzhole, IDFC - at least I'll be alive, and able to tell my side of the story.

    Let the games begin,
    That's all fine.
    Just don't come in here whinging because someone in a truck failed to reverse up so you could flash past his front bumper without slowing down, thereby causing you to fly onto the road with your locked out Recon (or whatever) and auger face first into the pavement.... Or we will roast you.

    As long as you can look out for your own safety and not expect others to do it for you, then I think we're good.
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    ^ not to worry, I take responsibility for my actions, and own my mistakes.
    If not, feel free to tear me apart.

    Hey, this whinging you speak of - is it what all the cool kids now call fapping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    ^ not to worry, I take responsibility for my actions, and own my mistakes.
    If not, feel free to tear me apart.

    Hey, this whinging you speak of - is it what all the cool kids now call fapping?
    Possibly. After several months lurking and posting I've yet to figure out what fapping is.
    Posting on the basis that ignorance shared is ignorance doubled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Understater View Post
    Possibly. After several months lurking and posting I've yet to figure out what fapping is.
    Google it. It's probably better explained by an image search rather than a webpage search.
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Understater View Post
    Possibly. After several months lurking and posting I've yet to figure out what fapping is.
    Strike that...... Just googled it.
    Posting on the basis that ignorance shared is ignorance doubled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Understater View Post
    Possibly. After several months lurking and posting I've yet to figure out what fapping is.
    all these years, and doesn't know how to use a search engine ... oh, the elderly are funny
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Understater View Post
    Strike that...... Just googled it.
    bwahaha!
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    You must be really bored if you have read this entire post.

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    Wow, if fapping so rocked your world,

    what will schlicking do?

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    Seriously? Twice? Dude, you must have some hell of a serious death wish.

    You better have a helmet cause those cute little girls need their dad and bikes aren't exactly cheap to replace if you've wrecked yours. Hospital/doc bills suck your money dry and you don't need that burden either. Took me a year to pay off my first bike accident and that was with insurance.

    Do a Google search on how to ride a bike in traffic. Main Street is straight for miles(I lived in Reynoldsburg 18 years ago near the Kroger and the fire station) but that doesn't mean it's safe. I only use the sidewalk (walking my bike) where I live going into town because the road narrows to nothing and semi trucks always win.

    Please tell me you aren't trying to ride and carry stuff one handed. That's even more dangerous. Look on CL for a trailer or racks for groceries or get a back pack. I know this stuff isn't cheap but it's about safety. Get a wagon and walk if needed.

    Given your record, stay off a mountain bike trail until you are a better rider.

    SLOW DOWN. It's not worth it.

    Welcome to the OC.

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