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  •  kicking the Pope upstairs? I don't believe it. (11+ / 0-)

    Qs/As: yes, yes, no, christ, hunh?, yeah, yeah, not really.

    Ja, do you think the birth rate is going up in your Morning Borning Adorning Roster? Seems like it.

    I never liked what we called and what some of the delicate townsfolk heirs possessed as 'English' bikes, with their @ 27 gears, really, so they could ride sideways and tack back and forth across the road looking for daffodils on the excursion they took to ride up a simple  freaking hill.
    As opposed to the thick wheeled no gear peddle backwards, scrape your shoe down and curve around, or spry jump off next to it to stop, real bike.

    clime parches on. terms: ocean rise, weather re-patterning, storm pathology, drout-famine, acceptance of nature.

    by renzo capetti on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 08:18:04 AM PST

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    •  That last bike you describe (8+ / 0-)

      is the last kind I rode. It took a while getting used to back pedaling to brake. The bike I'd ridden before that had hand brakes.

      I want one that can fly.

      Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink. - Lemony Snicket

      by Floja Roja on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 09:33:08 AM PST

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      •  f u live in the country, it's more fun (6+ / 0-)

        I was offered an option to ride when I was still walking neighborhood patrol. Hand brakes and bent back handle bars and a $1,000 worth of extra financial responsibility set me against it. Don't even know what bikes they got today. 26" thick wheel held the road so good I could ride lyin down backwards with half an eye open and turn by leaning as the bike pathed trustily in the groove on flat stretches or downhill.
        I did sometimes close my eyes when cars busybodied my reckless young 9-life style, I'll admit. I never crashed or nothin.
        It has occurred to me and right still up to the present day that I have been somewhat on the far overboard side of are you sure that's a good idea wild. Ja.

        clime parches on. terms: ocean rise, weather re-patterning, storm pathology, drout-famine, acceptance of nature.

        by renzo capetti on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 11:23:19 AM PST

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      •  Ah, the coaster brakes (backwards pedalling) (6+ / 0-)

        were the norm when I was a kid.  You had to have one of those exotic English racers for gears and handbrakes.

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