Badass rider of the day II

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DDYTDY
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Badass rider of the day II

Ascutney hill climb 2011.

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 11:50
rauce
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Definitely badass ^

I wish I had a picture but theres a local guy here that's a total BA. He's at least 70 and has a giant white beard and lots of faded old tattoos, looks like he'd be more at home on a Harley that his crabon Giant, I see him pretty regularly doing hill repeats, never seen his hands anywhere but in the drops.

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 13:27
1percenttruck
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bump.

HFY/TAF.

Thu, 05/03/2012 - 20:33
Roxy
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slingshot as in the bikes with cables for downtubes?

Thu, 05/03/2012 - 20:59
NOVELTYNAME
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GIS came up with this

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 05/04/2012 - 16:56
aerobear
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(Reply to #5)

miguel wrote:
GIS came up with this

fuck yea

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Fri, 05/04/2012 - 16:58
1percenttruck
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wat.

Fri, 05/04/2012 - 17:10
timberland boots
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Backflipping a road bike. Holy shit

Anal Beads Al-Qaeda Ball Gag NAMBLA

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 00:58
lofarkas
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(Reply to #8)

miguel wrote:
GIS came up with this

LOL at both wheels

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 04:09
johnnyraja
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(Reply to #9)

Smitty wrote:

Backflipping a road bike. Holy shit

GOOD THING HE HAD 29" WHEELS BROOOOOOOOOO

miguelaron wrote:
obese and unamerican
is your name Fat Albert Queda by any chance?

euclid wrote:
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Thu, 05/17/2012 - 07:56
littletinyfish
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Quote:
Police say a vehicle driven by the 20-year-old man collided with a pedal tricycle driven by a 56-year-old man about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Authorities say the tricyclist went partly through the windshield of the vehicle, but the driver did not stop. Instead, police say, the driver headed home, striking another vehicle along the way. Police say the tricyclist pulled himself into the suspect's vehicle when it stopped at his home, and the suspect tried to lock him inside.

http://m.jsonline.com/more/news/crime/driver-allegedly-hit-cyclist-returned-home-with-victim-in-windshield-b99187319z1-241079751.html

this was a big deal a hundred years ago when everything sucked balls ---match avatar

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 14:13
aerobear
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(Reply to #11)

littletinyfish wrote:
Quote:
Police say a vehicle driven by the 20-year-old man collided with a pedal tricycle driven by a 56-year-old man about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Authorities say the tricyclist went partly through the windshield of the vehicle, but the driver did not stop. Instead, police say, the driver headed home, striking another vehicle along the way. Police say the tricyclist pulled himself into the suspect's vehicle when it stopped at his home, and the suspect tried to lock him inside.

http://m.jsonline.com/more/news/crime/driver-allegedly-hit-cyclist-returned-home-with-victim-in-windshield-b99187319z1-241079751.html

found a more detailed account

Quote:
The cyclist was able to remove himself from the suspect’s vehicle and walked to the 1300 block of Marshall Street, where police located him. He was transported by Manitowoc Rescue Squad to Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers for non-life-threatening injuries.

dang.

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 14:52
randsome beast
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Fuck your link requiring and account.

emor wrote:
RANDO LIFE IS LIFE ON THE EDGE

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 15:56
aerobear
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(Reply to #13)

rando wrote:
Fuck your link requiring and account.

you just had to click around it to read the story

which was only a 1 paragraph summary

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 20:58
randsome beast
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It pings my IP addy as local and plays hard to get.

emor wrote:
RANDO LIFE IS LIFE ON THE EDGE

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 21:00
littletinyfish
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Wat? It shouldn't. You should get at least 10 free articles a month. Maybe it pings you as NOT local? Sorry.

But between aerobear and I, you pretty much got all the interesting parts of the story.

this was a big deal a hundred years ago when everything sucked balls ---match avatar

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 21:52
TimArchyLime
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So... anyone else surprised that this wasn't in florida?

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Sun, 01/19/2014 - 22:13
randsome beast
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I was joking but then I had to explain. Now I'm on a third post for something I was at best inconvenienced to discover was quoted verbatim on nearly every news source and was also exactly what you were kind enough to include.

such fail

emor wrote:
RANDO LIFE IS LIFE ON THE EDGE

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 23:18
Petr5
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I just removed the "m" for mobile from the url and it let me in.

I thought I hated cars, but I'm thinking it's actually people I hate.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
"Your bike sucks and we have a team of biased experts to pseudo-scientifically test that hypothesis, all in blue shirts."

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 09:15
anomaly

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:22
Tail Hook Lengthener
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HAHAHAHAHAHA

Been that guy before. No photographic evidence.

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Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:04
naterod
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get well soon

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 13:32
jamey
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Holy shit!

truckdoug "never turn down free beer, dont stick your dick where you wouldnt put your face, and always ride shimano"

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 14:28
littletinyfish
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Update on the tricyclist, who says he's not mad because it was just "an accident."

http://www.jrn.com/tmj4/news/Driver-allegedly-hits-cyclist-returns-home-with-victim-in-windshield-241096281.html

Starting to move from BA to JA. Sorry, but drunkenly running someone over, then fleeing the scene and attempting to lock them in your garage is not an accident.

this was a big deal a hundred years ago when everything sucked balls ---match avatar

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 19:11
randsome beast
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That to me looked like a calm rational recanting of statements to prepared questions his legal counsel had approved. If he really did manage to attempt psychological control over the guy whose front seat he found himself bleeding and disoriented in, BA.

emor wrote:
RANDO LIFE IS LIFE ON THE EDGE

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 19:35
that guy
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Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 16:17
aerobear
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was talking to this guy on the phone for like 15 minutes today, doing some trouble shooting on his power meter.

right at the end of the conversation after he's been doing all this stuff with me on the phone, he's like "oh there is one other weird thing. i only have one leg, so my power numbers are coming out crazy high"

turns out i'm talking to this guy:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/23/one-legged-cyclist-todd-k_n_1446612.html

pretty badass.

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 01:32
lukasz
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Good lord. Really puts things into perspective.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:15
GrandmaJordan
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Budweiser is doing amazing things with limes these days. - Coleman Light with Lime

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:48
randsome beast
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But did he ride on the worst day of the year?

Kidding, wouldn't even try to take something away from the kid.

emor wrote:
RANDO LIFE IS LIFE ON THE EDGE

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 15:10
Roxy
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I saw that kid at the start. Couldn't understand what was going on with his fork, which had several inches of exposed steerer below the headtube.

Obviously still badass tho

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 18:41
motorbacon
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We've got a customer that's 10 years old. Bought a Fuji Ace 24" road thing and rides Mt. Diablo twice a week. Mt. Diablo is around 14 miles and 3800' and he does it with 42/23 as his granny.

Bad ass.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:42
timberland boots
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1 - Wheel size is going to make that 42/23 equivalent to a 32:20 though

2 - Still pretty bad ass

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Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:31
motorbacon
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The kid is 10.

Most adults come into the store looking for 'alpine' gearing for their triples to ride up this stupid mountain.

We hook him up with tons of stuff and are building him a killer wheelset, for free. Dude is rad.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:52
halbritt
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Who give a shit what gearing he runs. What's his time up from South Gate?

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 18:35
motorbacon
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I think he said it was 2 hours to the summit from Northgate side.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:42
halbritt
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He's 10, that's badass.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 01:18
Todd
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Oh shit! Call CPS

but, though, that kid then, killer.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:10
ergott
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(Reply to #38)

Todd wrote:
Oh shit! Call CPS

but, though, that kid then, killer.

Jackass thread that way. Worth cross posting.

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:54
NoahGenda
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I rode 40+ miles with that kid one day. We were riding out to the coast, me and about 6 friends, and his dad flagged us down out near Cornelius. His bike had broken down but his kid didnt want to stop riding, so he asked if he could ride with us.

Averaged about 12mph and he chatted us up the whole time, he is a great kid. His dad had a new bike brought out to him and met us down the road, really great family.

The best type of fit advice is internet fit advice.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:55
halbritt
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(Reply to #40)

Todd wrote:
Oh shit! Call CPS

but, though, that kid then, killer.

This made me so mad I actually got a little sick in my stomach.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:17
deadforkinglast
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(Reply to #41)

halbritt wrote:
Todd wrote:
Oh shit! Call CPS

but, though, that kid then, killer.

This made me so mad I actually got a little sick in my stomach.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:20
Larry Winget
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Seriously. I rode fucking everywhere when I was a kid. I expect my kid to be able to do the same if he wants.

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Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:51
dorth
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xpost from pyb thrad

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 01:35
Todd
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(Reply to #44)

deadforkinglast wrote:
halbritt wrote:
Todd wrote:
Oh shit! Call CPS

This made me so mad I actually got a little sick in my stomach.

Its 3 or 4 years old and I never heard a follow up on it so I'm guessing the shit got dropped once they realized how stupid they were and once the family was represented by a real lawyer. I do not think this is the only instance of CPS being called for letting a kid go ride solo that I have read tho.

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:16
Blakey
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(Reply to #45)

dorth wrote:
xpost from pyb thrad

I made a gif

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 04:44
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:51
mander
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I remember regularly riding 4 km out of town to hang out by this bridge in grade four/ 9 years old. twas idyllic.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:12
halbritt
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(Reply to #48)

tarckeemoon wrote:
Seriously. I rode fucking everywhere when I was a kid. I expect my kid to be able to do the same if he wants.

When I was 11 or 12, I got a hand-me-down road bike from my uncle. It was a f'real road bike. Everyone was surprised when I rode it 30 miles to a friend's house.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:01
Orc
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I don't know if I ever rode that far when I was a kid, but 20 mile loops for trainspotting (and the occasional bluffclimb because I was young and stupid) were pretty par for the course. It's probably just as well that all I ever had was a schwinn singlespeed, because it would have killed my schoolwork if I'd taken up randonneuring as a teenager.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:22
halbritt
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I only did that once. Got into a world of trouble as a result. It never even occurred to me that riding 30 miles to a friend's house without mentioning where I was going might cause someone any grief. My "plan" was to ride home after. Didn't have any food or water or anything.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 18:47

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