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dr_feelgood


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Is this plausible? I will be traveling a relatively short distance (under 2 miles) of which is mostly pavement. My crashpad is a metolius fat bastard, and my bike is a cheap ass rigid framed mountain bike.

Other than eating shit and looking retarded, I am slightly concerned about looking retarded to passerbys. Should I have any other overriding concerns?


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dr_feelgood wrote:
Is this plausible? I will be traveling a relatively short distance (under 2 miles) of which is mostly pavement. My crashpad is a metolius fat bastard, and my bike is a cheap ass rigid framed mountain bike.

Other than eating shit and looking retarded, I am slightly concerned about looking retarded to passerbys. Should I have any other overriding concerns?


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BoltWar wrote:
dr_feelgood wrote:
Is this plausible? I will be traveling a relatively short distance (under 2 miles) of which is mostly pavement. My crashpad is a metolius fat bastard, and my bike is a cheap ass rigid framed mountain bike.

Other than eating shit and looking retarded, I am slightly concerned about looking retarded to passerbys. Should I have any other overriding concerns?

I'm being perfectly serious here.


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dr_feelgood wrote:
Is this plausible? I will be traveling a relatively short distance (under 2 miles) of which is mostly pavement. My crashpad is a metolius fat bastard, and my bike is a cheap ass rigid framed mountain bike.

Other than eating shit and looking retarded, I am slightly concerned about looking retarded to passerbys. Should I have any other overriding concerns?

It seems pretty obvious that the answer is "it depends."

On a windy day you could get blown into a ditch or into traffic. That would suck.

If you have to negotiate narrow passages (i.e. traffic, forest trails, etc.) your width could be dangerous.

If you have to climb something steep, your balance could get a little weird.

Is it possible that it could work? Sure, if you are riding on reasonably empty trails or roads on a pretty calm day. But if it is only two miles why not just walk and avoid the hassle and possible risks?


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Yerr gonna diiiiie!!!!


You are overthinking it. Just wear a helmet, or don't, and go.


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dr_feelgood


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MS1 wrote:
dr_feelgood wrote:
Is this plausible? I will be traveling a relatively short distance (under 2 miles) of which is mostly pavement. My crashpad is a metolius fat bastard, and my bike is a cheap ass rigid framed mountain bike.

Other than eating shit and looking retarded, I am slightly concerned about looking retarded to passerbys. Should I have any other overriding concerns?

It seems pretty obvious that the answer is "it depends."

On a windy day you could get blown into a ditch or into traffic. That would suck.

If you have to negotiate narrow passages (i.e. traffic, forest trails, etc.) your width could be dangerous.

If you have to climb something steep, your balance could get a little weird.

Is it possible that it could work? Sure, if you are riding on reasonably empty trails or roads on a pretty calm day. But if it is only two miles why not just walk and avoid the hassle and possible risks?

Well, it is going to be on suburban roads, and at night. The bicycle is far quicker and less noticeable than walking; driving is out of the question. There is likely one brief section while crossing some grass, but no hardcore trail riding or anything.


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BoltWar wrote:
KirbyC wrote:
Yerr gonna diiiiie!!!!


You are overthinking it. Just wear a helmet, or don't,Tongue and go.

Hey, just curious. Do you plan on actually contributing to the discussion, or just quoting people with misplaced emoticons?

I'm trying to get legitimate help here.


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dr_feelgood wrote:
MS1 wrote:
dr_feelgood wrote:
Is this plausible? I will be traveling a relatively short distance (under 2 miles) of which is mostly pavement. My crashpad is a metolius fat bastard, and my bike is a cheap ass rigid framed mountain bike.

Other than eating shit and looking retarded, I am slightly concerned about looking retarded to passerbys. Should I have any other overriding concerns?

It seems pretty obvious that the answer is "it depends."

On a windy day you could get blown into a ditch or into traffic. That would suck.

If you have to negotiate narrow passages (i.e. traffic, forest trails, etc.) your width could be dangerous.

If you have to climb something steep, your balance could get a little weird.

Is it possible that it could work? Sure, if you are riding on reasonably empty trails or roads on a pretty calm day. But if it is only two miles why not just walk and avoid the hassle and possible risks?

Well, it is going to be on suburban roads, and at night. The bicycle is far quicker and less noticeable than walking; driving is out of the question. There is likely one brief section while crossing some grass, but no hardcore trail riding or anything.

That sounds reasonable; just avoid windy days.


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dr_feelgood wrote:
Well, it is going to be on suburban roads, and at night. The bicycle is far quicker and less noticeable than walking; driving is out of the question. There is likely one brief section while crossing some grass, but no hardcore trail riding or anything.

I say, "go for it." Maybe stick some reflective tape on the top back corners of the pad, and/or hook up your headlamp if you have a blinking function. You will not be able to hear cars approaching from behind too well with the pad there. Otherwise, who cares what you look like?


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Dude i do it all the time an i ride six miles suck it up it's not to bad... gotta climb somehow


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Walk.


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dr_feelgood wrote:
I am slightly concerned about looking retarded to passerbys.

I'd say that the crashpad is the least of your worries.


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the night part would worry me the most. definately put on some reflective tape or a flashing light. take it slow and watch out of cars and drunks.


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Here's some help. From someone who's done it no less. And at night! And on a rigid frame single speed mountain bike! And on city streets! And on some very light dirt trail! And with a Fat Bastard! And for about 5 miles!

I'm not dead. I didn't crash. My bike did explode into flames though, so there is that. I probably looked a little retarded but I probably cared even less than I looked.


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At least if you get rear ended you have some padding eh


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dr_feelgood wrote:
...I am slightly concerned about looking retarded to passerbys

Too late: passersby


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gmggg wrote:
Here's some help. From someone who's done it no less. And at night! And on a rigid frame single speed mountain bike! And on city streets! And on some very light dirt trail! And with a Fat Bastard! And for about 5 miles!

I'm not dead. I didn't crash. My bike did explode into flames though, so there is that. I probably looked a little retarded but I probably cared even less than I looked.

so, you're advocating that he carry a fire extinguisher?


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dr_feelgood wrote:
BoltWar wrote:
KirbyC wrote:
Yerr gonna diiiiie!!!!


You are overthinking it. Just wear a helmet, or don't,Tongue and go.

Hey, just curious. Do you plan on actually contributing to the discussion, or just quoting people with misplaced emoticons?

I'm trying to get legitimate help here.


Alpine07


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^ For some reason I felt like that was necessary...

Anyone tried the whole crashpad thing on a motorcycle?


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I ride my fixed gear to the crag.


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if you fall make sure you land on the pad, maybe ride with a spotter


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johnwesely wrote:
I ride my fixed gear to the crag.

Gawd damn son. Look at this Fucking Hipster Right Here.

What are you doing so far from Williamsburg?

Gawd damn fucking hipsters.




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