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Larry Winget
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DBR wrote:
As an addendum, I don't really hate on these people for doing long rides on their fixes, I'm all about that actually. And even making videos about it. It's the whole "this is so much cooler than anything that's come before" attitude that I perceive/project on the whole thing. Biking across Aus, in any conditions, sounds crazy brutal.

This really doesn't warrant more than a three minute video, and sure as fuck doesn't need "sponsors", etc...

It's not a totally unimpressive feat, but it's not that "cool" either.

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Fri, 02/19/2010 - 22:23
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SBFixed 2 (9/24/08) from Chris Little on Vimeo.

I actually like this video fine, it just shows the local scene about 2 years ago for what it was: a bunch of people having fun riding their bikes. I don't think the person who put the video together was trying to do anything more than capture a moment in time.

This is what it should be about, atmo... trying to read too much into something done only for pleasure (even "epic" masochistic pleasure) is taking yourself and what you're doing way too seriously. Got real tired of that in surfing, you'd think getting "so pitted" was as important as curing cancer or something. Nah.

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Fri, 02/19/2010 - 23:04
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someone actually called the police over some people ridin in circles? as far as i can tell from the video, they weren't doing anything wrong

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Fri, 02/19/2010 - 23:43
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That's at the Amtrak station here in town, apparently it was the ticket agent or something. The planter they were circling is not actually in the street, it's just back of the main 'platform' area... anyways, not a big deal normally, just this one time, for whatever reason, somebody had enough. Many lulz were surely had.

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Sat, 02/20/2010 - 00:16
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Ranger Bear wrote:
edit again: i am actually really curious if the claim i've heard from people that riding fixed is equal to double miles is bs or not

Definitely bullshit. For an untrained cyclist, that may be the case, but any trained cyclist is going to have a certain work capacity that's fairly consistent. Folks that are serious about training use a power meter and measure that work capacity in kilojoules which is a function of time on the bike and the power expended during that period. So, to answer your question, a kilojoule on a road bike is the same as a kilojoule on a track bike. One caveat to that is that very low cadence will engage more fast twitch muscles and cause fatigue to accumulate more quickly. In some circumstances it is possible to expend more energy on a track bike than on a road bike. Descending, for example, requires some energy on a fixed gear bike while the dude on the road bike is going to be coasting.

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Sat, 02/20/2010 - 03:00
catdrew f

REAL MEN SPIN 53-11 DOWN EVERY HILL, THEN UP THE NEXT ONE

Sat, 02/20/2010 - 03:12
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surfimp wrote:
That's at the Amtrak station here in town, apparently it was the ticket agent or something. The planter they were circling is not actually in the street, it's just back of the main 'platform' area... anyways, not a big deal normally, just this one time, for whatever reason, somebody had enough. Many lulz were surely had.

Can you explain the game they were playing?
Slowest person wins?
Last person to fall?

Sat, 02/20/2010 - 08:08
TimArchyLime
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Footdown.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Sat, 02/20/2010 - 08:35
Ashes Dust
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Bridging the Gap Vol.1 from Joseph Lobato on Vimeo.

I really, really liked this for some reason.

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Sat, 02/20/2010 - 11:47
TimArchyLime
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Well, he's using a track bike to get around and a BMX bike for tricks. Not too bad.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Sat, 02/20/2010 - 12:09
U
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that was pretty sweet, the bmx section looked fun as fuck.

Sat, 02/20/2010 - 12:50
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TimArchy wrote:
Well, he's using a track bike to get around and a BMX bike for tricks. Not too bad.

why couldn't it stay like this?!

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Sat, 02/20/2010 - 12:58
catdrew f

im pretty sure it's cuz kids wanted "fixxies" to be a legit "sport"

Sat, 02/20/2010 - 13:28
frankstoneline
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WAH WAH WAHHHHH someone made a video about going on a sort of long ride on a fixed gear and didnt use an indie soundtrack. I mean, I'm not certain what the people pissing and moaning's experience with extended touring is or long riding but credit card touring is pretty common these days, we probably saw as many people credit carding on the coast as carrying shit with them. some of these folks literally mail CLEAN CLOTHES ahead to their destinations and carry a small saddle bag with a flat kit, a pair of pants and a sweatshirt in it.
As for spending 8 hours on the bike, i doubt they meant 8 hours of saddle time, but you figure stopping for lunch, dinner and a couple rests and thats easily 3 hours of the 8.
Now, I'm not idolizing those guys, I just wondering why its so hard to be interested by someone else's documented trip. The shit that is cool about tours, road trips, whatever kind of traveling isnt how impressive the ride you took was, but the stories that come up. You meet a ton of people, see a lot of weird shit, and a lot of really cool shit as well. I would wager if you talked to most people who involve themselves in bicycle tours you would quickly find a mentality something like "if I wanted to be competitive and go super fast, I'd race"

Sat, 02/20/2010 - 22:38
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frankstoneline wrote:
WAH WAH WAHHHHH someone made a video about going on a sort of long ride on a fixed gear and didnt use an indie soundtrack. I mean, I'm not certain what the people pissing and moaning's experience with extended touring is or long riding but credit card touring is pretty common these days, we probably saw as many people credit carding on the coast as carrying shit with them. some of these folks literally mail CLEAN CLOTHES ahead to their destinations and carry a small saddle bag with a flat kit, a pair of pants and a sweatshirt in it.
As for spending 8 hours on the bike, i doubt they meant 8 hours of saddle time, but you figure stopping for lunch, dinner and a couple rests and thats easily 3 hours of the 8.
Now, I'm not idolizing those guys, I just wondering why its so hard to be interested by someone else's documented trip. The shit that is cool about tours, road trips, whatever kind of traveling isnt how impressive the ride you took was, but the stories that come up. You meet a ton of people, see a lot of weird shit, and a lot of really cool shit as well. I would wager if you talked to most people who involve themselves in bicycle tours you would quickly find a mentality something like "if I wanted to be competitive and go super fast, I'd race"

I agree with this completely, but riding a tour in pseudo Keirin gear is ridiculous.

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 01:00
frankstoneline
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deadforkinglast wrote:
frankstoneline wrote:
WAH WAH WAHHHHH someone made a video about going on a sort of long ride on a fixed gear and didnt use an indie soundtrack. I mean, I'm not certain what the people pissing and moaning's experience with extended touring is or long riding but credit card touring is pretty common these days, we probably saw as many people credit carding on the coast as carrying shit with them. some of these folks literally mail CLEAN CLOTHES ahead to their destinations and carry a small saddle bag with a flat kit, a pair of pants and a sweatshirt in it.
As for spending 8 hours on the bike, i doubt they meant 8 hours of saddle time, but you figure stopping for lunch, dinner and a couple rests and thats easily 3 hours of the 8.
Now, I'm not idolizing those guys, I just wondering why its so hard to be interested by someone else's documented trip. The shit that is cool about tours, road trips, whatever kind of traveling isnt how impressive the ride you took was, but the stories that come up. You meet a ton of people, see a lot of weird shit, and a lot of really cool shit as well. I would wager if you talked to most people who involve themselves in bicycle tours you would quickly find a mentality something like "if I wanted to be competitive and go super fast, I'd race"

I agree with this completely, but riding a tour in pseudo Keirin gear is ridiculous.

I agree that it is ridiculous, I just wish people could look beyond this "I refuse to support this because these people are unimpressive" mindset. Whats impressive, and should be to anyone, is that these guys got out and DID it, and most likely had some sweet experiences. I dont care if you are on a mountain bike or a long haul trucker or a fixed gear, learn to appreciate other people's experiences rather than trying to make it into some sort of OG competition or some shit.

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 05:38
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I think the hate comes from having something on "that level" supported and sponsored.
Maybe if it was a video slapped together about a couple of guys just doing it for the hell of it, then I think the haters might not hate so much.

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 05:44
tzusing
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11 before almost 24"hours" from joshua boothby on Vimeo.

fixed gear bmx. 24 hours on a fixed drivetrain

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 08:50
TimArchyLime
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kaido_k wrote:
I think the hate comes from having something on "that level" supported and sponsored.
Maybe if it was a video slapped together about a couple of guys just doing it for the hell of it, then I think the haters might not hate so much.

My question is, would these people be doing this if they weren't being followed by a documentary crew with HD cameras? I imagine that the primary point of a lot of these "epic" rides is the video, not the riding.
Paris-Roubaix Le Film
These kids are given free Vigorelli's, Vans, and Rapha clothes so they can ride the Paris-Roubaix route on track bikes with clip/strap pedals. Would they have done it without the film crew there? Doubtful.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 09:54
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I didn't know where else to put this or if anyones already seen it and its not fixie but its bad ass and here it is:
http://www.redbull.com/cs/Satellite/en_INT/Video/Big-city-ride-021242817777952?p=1242745960051

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 18:00
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andrewf wrote:
im pretty sure it's cuz kids wanted "fixxies" to be a legit "sport"

That doesn't really make any sense honestly...

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Sun, 02/21/2010 - 18:11
wickedwagon
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tzusing wrote:
11 before almost 24"hours" from joshua boothby on Vimeo.

fixed gear bmx. 24 hours on a fixed drivetrain

that's actually impressive atmo

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Sun, 02/21/2010 - 19:03
TimArchyLime
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People who have real talent can usually do rad shit on fixed gears with very little practice. It also highlights how basic all this shit is.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 19:22
tzusing
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I like how he practice this shit for 24 hours on a bike that looks like it was borrowed and is totally killing it. This is his proper bmx vid

their and here from joshua boothby on Vimeo.

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 19:29
anomaly

He is pretty damn good

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 19:55
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TimArchy wrote:
Footdown.

This

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Sun, 02/21/2010 - 20:51
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frankstoneline wrote:
I agree that it is ridiculous, I just wish people could look beyond this "I refuse to support this because these people are unimpressive" mindset. Whats impressive, and should be to anyone, is that these guys got out and DID it, and most likely had some sweet experiences. I dont care if you are on a mountain bike or a long haul trucker or a fixed gear, learn to appreciate other people's experiences rather than trying to make it into some sort of OG competition or some shit.

HFY. frankstoneline gets it atmo.

The only place I take issue is when the production effect attempts to transform what is surely a cool experience into an "epic experience"... think of Rapha's stuff. Yeah, go out, ride hard, be stoked you accomplished what you accomplished, whatever that is. But don't think that this is somehow transcendentally important, because it's not. You want to do something important, go to Haiti and volunteer. If you just want to go for a bike ride, then do it, but don't think you're contributing anything truly important to the world, because you're not. You're finding your pleasure, and hopefully bringing some joy to people along the way, but that's pretty superficial in the proverbial grand scheme of things.

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Sun, 02/21/2010 - 20:56
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tzusing wrote:
I like how he practice this shit for 24 hours on a bike that looks like it was borrowed and is totally killing it. This is his proper bmx vid

their and here from joshua boothby on Vimeo.

That's a great video. HFY!

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Sun, 02/21/2010 - 21:00
DBR
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I think we're on the same page frank. I totally get touring. Doing amazing things that resonate on a personal level. And I totally get making movies about it and being stoked if other people enjoy them. To (hypocritical) whit I made this (completely uneventful) video about last summer's trip.

Like Kaido and Timarchy pointed out, I don't like the hype/sponsorship aspect.

Regarding the soundtrack, though, I was mostly griping that getting original music to work is hard. And largely less rewarding than slapping on the latest hipster hit.

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 21:20
frankstoneline
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DBR wrote:
I think we're on the same page frank. I totally get touring. Doing amazing things that resonate on a personal level. And I totally get making movies about it and being stoked if other people enjoy them. To (hypocritical) whit I made this (completely uneventful) video about last summer's trip.

Like Kaido and Timarchy pointed out, I don't like the hype/sponsorship aspect.

Regarding the soundtrack, though, I was mostly griping that getting original music to work is hard. And largely less rewarding than slapping on the latest hipster hit.

fair enough, I think the sponsorship is a little strange, but I feel like regardless of the means by which these guys get stoked, them being stoked is the noteworthy bit. and if they get sponsored and kids see the film and get stoked and go out and actually tour, on their own, unsupported, then I'm a happy camper.
The soundtrack does kind of sound like dick.

Mon, 02/22/2010 - 00:08
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wintrotta wrote:
from 23-25 i drank 3-4 bottles of champagne a week sitting in the bathtub reading the new york times

Sun, 03/21/2010 - 19:48
wickedwagon
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that's the most unimpressive video i've seen in a long time

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Sun, 03/21/2010 - 19:51
U
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holy shit.
my mind is blown.

Sun, 03/21/2010 - 19:53
klondikebear
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dat ass?

Sun, 03/21/2010 - 19:58
hambeki
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That is a fantastic video which highlights most of the best parts of purchasing, customizing, and riding your very own fixie.

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Sun, 03/21/2010 - 20:01
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klondikebear wrote:
dat ass

Sun, 03/21/2010 - 20:04
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dbgray21 wrote:
klondikebear wrote:
dat ass

But please don't misuse American Football; it is homework music. Owen, on the other hand, is go to sleep music.

Sun, 03/21/2010 - 20:22
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lwkwafi wrote:
dbgray21 wrote:
klondikebear wrote:
dat ass

But please don't misuse American Football; it is homework music. Owen, on the other hand, is go to sleep music.

tell that to my sleep habits for the last 10 years.

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Sun, 03/21/2010 - 20:28
leprechaunupindatree
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klondikebear wrote:
dat ass

only redeeming quality of vid smiley

wintrotta wrote:
from 23-25 i drank 3-4 bottles of champagne a week sitting in the bathtub reading the new york times

Sun, 03/21/2010 - 21:35
deadforkinglast
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hellpirate wrote:
klondikebear wrote:
dat ass

only redeeming quality of vid smiley

Word.

But it got kind of awkwardly bad by the end, especially the riding on the street sequences where she goes hella slow and doesn't do anything interesting.

Sun, 03/21/2010 - 22:42
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hellpirate wrote:
Sunday Edit from Devan Mickell on Vimeo.

That's it? Aside form the dumb bars spins, it looks like a commute home, curb hopping included. Oh wait, that was A Stair, not A Curb. Wow. I really and truly hate this girl. So vain.

But DAT ASS.

Sun, 03/21/2010 - 23:44
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deadforkinglast wrote:
hellpirate wrote:
klondikebear wrote:
dat ass

only redeeming quality of vid smiley

Word.

But it got kind of awkwardly bad by the end, especially the riding on the street sequences where she goes hella slow and doesn't do anything interesting.

i heard she's quite fast though with them powa legs

she really does have dat ass still, there needs to be one of these girls on campus

Mon, 03/22/2010 - 00:24
anomaly

That was epic. Shred the Gnar epic.

Mon, 03/22/2010 - 00:33
halbritt
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She's cute.

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Mon, 03/22/2010 - 00:40
Larry Winget
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Jim wrote:
hellpirate wrote:
Sunday Edit from Devan Mickell on Vimeo.

That's it? Aside form the dumb bars spins, it looks like a commute home, curb hopping included. Oh wait, that was A Stair, not A Curb. Wow. I really and truly hate this girl. So vain.

But DAT ASS.

It exceeded my very low expectations.

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Mon, 03/22/2010 - 19:14
Ashes Dust
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She would be a very interesting perv draft.

LOL. Stay right there. Imma go put some cones out. - Heath
edit2: dont GIS, i did, dont. NSFW - Miguel

Mon, 03/22/2010 - 19:22
catdrew f

aside from her failing to clear the 3 stair those were some impressive dorps on the vig. big ups to my wench in purple.

Mon, 03/22/2010 - 19:43
jamey
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i don't do tricks and i could do everything in that video. get over yourself lady!

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Mon, 03/22/2010 - 19:53
stormy
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I can't tell if tarck is collectively internet stalking that chick intentionally or not.

Mon, 03/22/2010 - 20:02
wickedwagon
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she is posting it on the internet for people to see.

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Mon, 03/22/2010 - 20:15

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