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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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