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Offline Friendly Angel

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2880 on: April 14, 2017, 08:32:17 PM »
    It looks like it's a one speed free wheel.  It could be that the video is breaking up but it looks like the crank is not spinning as fast or as smooth as a fixie would. 
 


I checked for that, but there are also no brake levers.
No gear levers either. It's a fixed gear. The cranks are turning as expected.

Indeed they're turning at the same rpm before and after he takes his feet out.

Also, he drags his feet on the rear wheel to brake before he puts his feet back in, I didn't notice that at first either.
No reason you couldn't do this stunt on a freewheel bike with brakes ... but it's a little more impressive on a track bike.

I think I've seen somebody do this on the Champs stage of the TdF... in between the champagne drinking and other antics.
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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2881 on: April 14, 2017, 08:55:02 PM »
The end was pretty funny.  :laugh:
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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2882 on: June 17, 2017, 06:44:29 PM »
First heat wave of the year...

Seems I tolerate it less every year too.  I was sapped after today's ride.
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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2883 on: June 17, 2017, 07:37:50 PM »
 We are in Indiana today on the first leg of a trip.  Brought the Trek mountain bike along and rode for the first time in like forever.




The straightness of the the roads and levelness of the terrain are so very different from North Georgia. I actually think I prefer them!
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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2884 on: June 18, 2017, 01:10:36 AM »
Been back on the bike for a few weeks now. It's "winter" here but very pleasant - short sleeves only needed.

Stopped to take a pic the other day of the river that runs through my town - this is about 15km downstream from home.



Today I managed 55km but hard work when unfit and overweight over rolling terrain. Fortunately it's a lovely place to ride.

 

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