Badass rider of the day II

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#freesmells

"Folks want options!"

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 00:40
Shortpants
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I've considered hopping a stopped train before but not a moving one. And luckily I'm not dumb enough to find myself far behind enough to need to do either.

slow is smooth, smooth is fast.

although a few weeks ago a construction semi with a very high load was slowly 12-point turning in front of me and I was seriously considering pulling a Premium Rush move on it. But I know the construction flaggers at that site and they're very good to me so I wasn't trying to ruin a 3 year trust with them for something dumb.

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 01:40
aek
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More jackass than badass, but I saw dude riding no handed yesterday, holding the frame of his rear rack. He was just cruising down this hill while a bus slowly made it's turn... obviously into his path. He didn't put his hands on his bars until the bus jerk-stopped with him in front of it. I know you have right of way, idiot-person, but you dumb.

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tarck eats ur soul one lol at a time

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 05:39
Tail Hook Lengthener
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When my Fredsled still had the rear rack, I used to (try to) impress my girlfriend by rolling down the street with one foot on the rack, and one foot on the handlebars, BMX style.

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.

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 12:00
Goddamnit Gunther
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Saw an older woman (late 50s would be my guess) on a squish fork townie with rear panniers come flying down some single track with the biggest shit eating grin on her face. It was awesome.

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 22:03
dorth
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speaking of rad older ladies, I got smoked by a Mercedes at a 4way stop a few days ago. up on the hood- slid to the ground still clipped in, hobble to my feet. dude drives off. very nice older woman (45+) with a sick trek race hardtail in her Subaru rolls up, witnessed while thing - already called police, makes sure my bike and I are ok. first responders show up and I get the meat wagon to get checked out, lady checks out my hr and blood pressure, upon reviewing #s, "you must have a strong heart from all that cycling" emt lady happens to ride too asks me all about my ride, also asks if my bike is ok, she even insisted on going over my bike to make sure it was ok. (it was, suprisingly)

almost wish I took a ride a home from the Subaru lady #sup. would've saved me from the rain storm I ended up riding home in.

anyway.

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 11:04
johnasavoia
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Glad you're ok my dude

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 11:15
buffoon
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hope you're not hurt
sociopaths like that make me rage

Lippy wrote:
a measured amount of muscle and hate when installing should keep that from happening.

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 11:56
ShartAttack
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Jesus yeah glad you are okay. Does anybody ever stop when they hit a bicycle???

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 12:29
dorth
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I'm ok. got accelerated into at a good speed but the bumper caught my driveside foot in the downstroke and I kinda just rolled on to the hood. a lil sore, barely bruised. ude was hella old, 70+ for sure. I don't really care that he bailed tbh, was just happy to be ok and not have to partake in an altercation, was ready to just roll off and continue my ride, but Subaru lady really had the right idea.

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 12:54
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Thu, 04/28/2016 - 09:26
DDYTDY
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Is Instagram embeddable?

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 09:30
oogens
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Nominate Motorbacon, for buying an endpoint and making his commute to work a century for bike to work day

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 18:32
NOVELTYNAME
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daaaamn
fuck putting in a work day after 100 miles

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 18:43
buffoon
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100% badass

Lippy wrote:
a measured amount of muscle and hate when installing should keep that from happening.

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 19:07
Larry Winget
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Fuck yeah.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 20:50
motorbacon
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Awww shucks. Yes, made it through the day and still awake.

Wasn't a planned century. Just couldn't/didn't want to get off the bike.

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 01:30
emor
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"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 00:09
buffoon
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smiley

Lippy wrote:
a measured amount of muscle and hate when installing should keep that from happening.

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 00:29
fixed
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tarck: where four sidewalk expansion joints is a long ride

that's awesome.

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 17:07
Andrew_Squirrel
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Ada is into matchy match bikes too?

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 17:14
Andrew_Squirrel
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Fri, 06/10/2016 - 17:15
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, 06/10/2016 - 18:07
buffoon
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(Reply to #124)

Lippy wrote:
a measured amount of muscle and hate when installing should keep that from happening.

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 18:24
Larry Winget
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Badass (horse) rider of the day.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 01:48
GrandmaJordan
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Budweiser is doing amazing things with limes these days. - Coleman Light with Lime

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 09:10
TimArchyLime
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That's awesome, but the story confused me at first. She won as in "beat all other starters, women and men" right?

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

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 20:42
liquify
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Yes, first to finish.

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 21:50
curiousincident
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so badass

i love how the dude tried to call a truce at the end but she was like "nope it's a race" and dropped the fuck out of him

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:30
TimArchyLime
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So rad.

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

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 12:07
blackholelectron
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Yep: she won the race outright this year with the second fastest ever recorded time, also shattering the women's record, as the first American winner

This comes after riding to the starting line in Oregon from her home in Anchorage AK

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if you're happily shuffling between rural corn dog purchases at 14mph, how are your needs not being met?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 14:28
Shortpants
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German messenger bro Kai got 4th on a 1999 Trek road bike. Fuck yes.

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 22:50
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Thu, 11/03/2016 - 16:29
oogens
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BMeZ5YuDnZy/

Oh ok A video posted by Trey Jones (@treyjonesucks) on Nov 6, 2016 at 8:16am PST

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 21:29
liquify
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Holy shit!

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 21:35
Larry Winget
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Take that, Rawland.

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Sun, 11/06/2016 - 21:56
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #137)

lwkwafi wrote:
Holy shit!

Boing

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Mon, 11/07/2016 - 00:21
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.

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 17:28
Goddamnit Gunther
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Quote:
Cycling kept calling. He bought a new bike and began again seriously in 1978, when he was 67. He completed multiple editions of the amateur Bordeaux-Paris and Paris-Roubaix.

smiley

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 22:37
Petr5
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My favorite was when he rode from Paris to Moscow. When he was 80.

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

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 05:41
imoscardotcom
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dude is so badass

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:45
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.

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 00:42
mdilthey
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I met two 85 year olds one day when I was climbing Mt. Greylock, like five years ago. One guy was on a full race Cervelo, the other guy had a titanium custom frame with etched lugs. That bike was a work of art.

Anyways, I dropped into my lowest gear (had gears back then) and caterpillar-crawled up the mountain with them. They had triples and were taking their time, and we all chatted while we rode. I think I was the most winded. As it turns out, they both lived over 30 miles north of the mountain, and they were on a ride that took them over three major peaks, for a total of about 70 miles round trip.

These guys looked 85, with sunken faces and wrinkled hands. But they moved like 20 year olds, even when off the bike. No shakiness.

I plan to die on a bicycle. I hope it happens when I'm 105+.

26/M/41t N/W

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 02:32
shane.rrr
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(Reply to #144)

mdilthey wrote:
I met two 85 year olds one day when I was climbing Mt. Greylock, like five years ago. One guy was on a full race Cervelo, the other guy had a titanium custom frame with etched lugs. That bike was a work of art.

Anyways, I dropped into my lowest gear (had gears back then) and caterpillar-crawled up the mountain with them. They had triples and were taking their time, and we all chatted while we rode. I think I was the most winded. As it turns out, they both lived over 30 miles north of the mountain, and they were on a ride that took them over three major peaks, for a total of about 70 miles round trip.

These guys looked 85, with sunken faces and wrinkled hands. But they moved like 20 year olds, even when off the bike. No shakiness.

I plan to die on a bicycle. I hope it happens when I'm 105+.

Shit like this makes me feel so lazy and fat. I need to ride more.

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 08:43
Rusty Piton
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emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 10:01
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Robbie Miranda's a cop, now?!

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, 05/12/2017 - 10:25
mdilthey
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(Reply to #147)

Wintage Townie wrote:
Robbie Miranda's a cop, now?!

Sherrif's Deputy, actually.

26/M/41t N/W

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 22:50
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Spotted at the Juggalo March on Washington.

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.

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:44
jdsmooth
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Ha. Ian is my friend's cousin-in-law (?) and habitually wears funny hats.

Five-foot drops at speed on unstable terrain? Yep.

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:54
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He was also in a band called minor threat

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Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:11

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