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Old 07-10-2013, 06:07 PM
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Default Re: that look

Originally Posted by Otero View Post
Lest we forget, cyclists are not the enemy even though it is great fun to
zip past them. They didn't have spandex or even derailleurs when I started
riding bikes. I'm old.fat, and have broken nearly as many bones as Evel Knievel.
That's my excuse for putting a motor on my bicycle. Bein' as how my motorized bicycle is
in the midst of unending 'modifixation', I drug out my old cruizeried rawly mixte
today and, much to my astonishment, I managed to pedal goodly distance in
serene silence. It lacked the excitement of a motored ride, but it was awfully
pleasant none-the-less.
If a stove-up old rounder such as myself can still hack it, it wouldn't kill you
younger, fitter, adrenalin junkies to do some pedaling once in a while just to
put yourselves back in touch with nature.
I still pedal my bike around. That's one of the things I like about the friction drive, that I can raise it up and pedal without any drag on the wheel.

Then, if I get too worn out, or have some hills, I lower the drive and have the FD assist.

I'm building a few others that aren't going to be FD's, but I will just keep at least one around for the option.
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