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Old 11-26-2011, 08:07 AM
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Unhappy Nowhere to go?

When I first starting riding MB's many years ago I could always find somewhere to ride to for fun.

Of course, I use my motorized bicycle for daily transportation whenever a vehicle is not needed. But lately I have not gone any rides just for the fun.

Like today, woke up early figured I'd go on a fun ride somewhere. But, I don't know where to go anymore?

There is not a place near or far that I have not rode my MB, and riding to the same places of attraction gets a little old after a while.

Many times I will take off for a ride with no plan or destination and just go where the wind takes me. But many times I find myself home within 30 minutes.

There are lots of 2-4 day trips I would like to do, but time and money always prevents me from taking long trips.

I find riding my motorized bicycle fun, but I am running out of enthusiasms to go anywhere anymore just for the ride.
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:33 AM
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Yah, that's kinda cavalier, don't know what to tell you. About all you can do is plan a trip. Make time and room in your schedual and stick to it. One day out and one day back. Maybe everyother month or so.

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Old 11-26-2011, 10:19 AM
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Default Re: No where to go?

seriously, move...

i lived in tucson when i was 11-12, and rode my bmx bike from one end to the other a million times. after awhile, it's all the same.

but then again, it's all the same everywhere, after you've been there awhile. when i ride to the beach, it's still the beach. the only thing that changes is the weather. well, i guess the people change, too. but i'm usually not looking at them when i'm riding (except for the girls,) they're looking at me (again, except for the girls...)

you could build an offroad bike maybe? get those big fat larry Surley tires. that'll give you all kinds of new opportunities to ride...

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Old 11-26-2011, 10:57 AM
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If you can , load up the bike , drive your car or truck out someplace an hour or two away park an just explore on your bike .
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:02 PM
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When I feel like seeing new things I take a bike and go exploring small residential streets and neighborhoods. I've seen some very cool stuff just riding slow and looking. I've discovered guys working on hot rods in their garages, some great yard and landscaping ideas, some things I have no idea what they are, just weird and interesting stuff to look at. Unlike you, I've not explored the whole city, Denver's too big for that, but I don't have to go more than four or five miles from my house to find interesting things to see.

I've also met some great people on my bikes. I like to talk to folks and enjoy stopping and chatting with people. You don't always have to ride just for the sake of riding but use the bike as a means to an end. It's a good way to pass a couple of hours.

But that's just me
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:42 PM
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Hi my Friend

As they say; You even get used to hanging if you hang long enought!! But that does not help you.

What bike do you ride now, mostly? I fear for you in the desert with the drug runner`s etc. They would love to snatch your boxer and head North fast.

Maybe pull your bike trailer in early mornings trips for curb finds in best nabor hoods, you mite turn that into an interesting hobby. I hope that picture you send me way back, with the teeth missing and pig tails on the side is not really you!! If it is, you should not ride, stay in the house!



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Old 11-26-2011, 02:56 PM
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Yeah, the slow ride.

That's why I love the Solex, it's my neighborhood cruiser. I can putt along at walk speed if I want and it's so quiet that I don't cause any ire. Yeah, watch the kids playing, the various homeowner projects going on, hit some yard sales if I care.

Slow and quiet is very cool.
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:58 PM
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Maybe it's just maturing. For me these things are long past the point of being a toy and are settled in as a viable form of alt trans.

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Old 11-26-2011, 06:33 PM
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OK .. no where new to ride .. how bout something new to do when ya ride .
3000 feet of kite string , a kite , a laser pointer and a disco ball at night ?
any ideas ?
Havent ya heard about that wierd ufo everyones been seeing at night in Arizona these days ?
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:59 AM
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They are both a hobby to me and legitimate transportation- I'm a bit obbsessive/compulsive and seen some hard times lately- so I've regressed into this a bit- after I raced USCF road and velodrome for14 years when I was young- So I've got these two builds and I've been busy dialing them in with just what I want on them- I'm mostly about keeping them light, so I can push them up to my second floor apartment.

I'm driving the car only about once a week now and going everywhere on the motor bikes and regular bike here in Jacksonville- the winter will probably slow me down a bit-

I was going to do a "two year" report last year, but three years will be coming up ths spring- and I'm just about completely finished wth them- so maybe then I'l take pictures of the finshed products and write of their evolution.

I'm finally ready to put the 27" back wheel on the 66- the sprockets been on the wheel a couple months but I've been busy- the other has two 700C and this will have two 27" wheels with a 34 alloy sprocket- It's really almost too fast now with a 36 sprock, but I never really open it up, so the motor won't strain at all at 25-30. They're both well under 50 pounds (gotta get a scale!) and both pedal really well too. When I'm up to speed I can cut the motor two blocks from where I'm going and coast the rest of the way- they roll forevere- and that new 415 trike chain seems to have less resistence.

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