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Pimpbot Nov 19th 2003 8:59 pm

I'm back to pedal power
 
Well, seeing that my wife and I dont intend on buying a new car until early next year, when hopefully I'll actually have a job. I went out and bought my first bicycle in about 10 years. Couldnt have picked a better place either, as when I walked in, I noticed the guy who worked there had a very familiar Yorkshire accent. He even let me off the $8 dollars for the bottle holder I was buying to go with it. And just like the old Yellow pages ad, all I could think of on the 4 mile ride back from Tempe, was "seats like razor blades".

Lion in Winter Nov 19th 2003 9:31 pm

Re: I'm back to pedal power
 

Originally posted by Pimpbot
Well, seeing that my wife and I dont intend on buying a new car until early next year, when hopefully I'll actually have a job. I went out and bought my first bicycle in about 10 years. Couldnt have picked a better place either, as when I walked in, I noticed the guy who worked there had a very familiar Yorkshire accent. He even let me off the $8 dollars for the bottle holder I was buying to go with it. And just like the old Yellow pages ad, all I could think of on the 4 mile ride back from Tempe, was "seats like razor blades".

Quite honestly, I don't understand how men can ride bicycles at all. It seems quite impractical and fraught with danger. If you are determined to live dangerously, you can get a nice leather saddle with a much wider base - not the cushiony kind, but hardened leather on springs. Much more comfortable for both sexes.:)

Pimpbot Nov 19th 2003 9:39 pm

This saddle has a gell type substance in it, but only along the bit where your wedding tackle goes. Thats all well and good, giving the old boy a comfy ride, but it doesnt stop the ass getting sadle sore!!. Ok, I think I've said enough:D

dudleydowg Nov 19th 2003 10:03 pm

Re: I'm back to pedal power
 

Originally posted by Lion in Winter
Quite honestly, I don't understand how men can ride bicycles at all. It seems quite impractical and fraught with danger. If you are determined to live dangerously, you can get a nice leather saddle with a much wider base - not the cushiony kind, but hardened leather on springs. Much more comfortable for both sexes.:)

I agree, i'm not getting on another bicycle until the make one with a tractor seat:)

Yosser Nov 19th 2003 10:09 pm


Originally posted by Pimpbot
This saddle has a gell type substance in it, but only along the bit where your wedding tackle goes. Thats all well and good, giving the old boy a comfy ride, but it doesnt stop the ass getting sadle sore!!. Ok, I think I've said enough:D
get some cycling shorts pimpo, I got a mountain bike with the 'gel' seat, but my knackers still got red raw, so I got some nappy feeling cycling shorts, feels weird but keeps the crown jewels nice and comfy and keeps the abrasions off my inner ass cheeks.

My first job here in the states was a 4 mile bike ride from the my apartment at the time, thats how I lost all those extra pounds I had put on from doing the housewife stint.

watch out for those bastard drivers, in England it was courtesy for people to give a 6 ft birth, not here mate I swear my ear lobes have been clipped a few times by ford 150's with the extended mirrors:mad:

BrigieDarling Nov 20th 2003 1:08 pm

Re: I'm back to pedal power
 

Originally posted by Lion in Winter
Quite honestly, I don't understand how men can ride bicycles at all. It seems quite impractical and fraught with danger. If you are determined to live dangerously, you can get a nice leather saddle with a much wider base - not the cushiony kind, but hardened leather on springs. Much more comfortable for both sexes.:)

Yep, I'm with Lion on this one!

Why would you want a seat like that at all? -- Just sitting here trying to imagine the strategic placement of 'bits' is mind boggling!

Yosser Nov 20th 2003 3:05 pm

Re: I'm back to pedal power
 

Originally posted by BrigieDarling
Yep, I'm with Lion on this one!

Why would you want a seat like that at all? -- Just sitting here trying to imagine the strategic placement of 'bits' is mind boggling!
especially if your Buster Gonad and his unfeasibly large testicles.

BrigieDarling Nov 20th 2003 9:21 pm

Re: I'm back to pedal power
 

Originally posted by Yosser
especially if your Buster Gonad and his unfeasibly large testicles.

Are we bragging Yossie? ô¿~

dunroving Nov 26th 2003 3:50 am


Originally posted by Pimpbot
This saddle has a gell type substance in it, but only along the bit where your wedding tackle goes. Thats all well and good, giving the old boy a comfy ride, but it doesnt stop the ass getting sadle sore!!. Ok, I think I've said enough:D
If you're looking for a comfy saddle that doesn't look like a sofa (actually, the big, squishy ones are often very UNcomfortable), one of the best is the Selle Italia Prolink Gel composite - wide-ish for a "sporty" saddle. See Review section of http://www.roadbikereview.com/defaultcrx.aspx

Currently on sale for $55 at Bike Nashbar (http://www.nashbar.com/index.cfm)

Then again you could wear Huggies.......

Rockgurl Nov 26th 2003 8:51 am

Hey Pimpbot...where did you buy your bike in Arizona? I'm going to have to get one so a recommendation is always good. What did you get? I have a Raleigh Gritstone 21 gear but it's going to CT and I can't be bothered to ship it.

Pimpbot Nov 26th 2003 3:41 pm

Rockgurl, I went to Tempe Bike, because my brother in law told me they do lots of last years models cheap, because its right near the ASU campus in Tempe. I bought a 2003 GT mountain bike for $250 and saved around $30 dollars compared to the 2004 model. Not a big difference, but they had plenty of other deals going on to, and the place is a nice size with plenty of bikes. If you're as lucky as I was, you might meet Colin, who's an expat from Yorkshire thats been here since the 70s. He really helped me out, but I think he only works part time as he is technically retired..

They are at 330 West University, Tempe. Its just about 3 blocks from the main ASU campus, that you will fly over on monday just before you land. If you sit on the left side of the plane, look out for Sun Devil stadium:D

They have a website, but it doesnt have much on it http://www.tempebicycle.com/

Pimpbot Nov 26th 2003 4:12 pm

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This is what I picked up for $250 (that includes the tax)

Yosser Nov 26th 2003 4:54 pm


Originally posted by Pimpbot
This is what I picked up for $250 (that includes the tax)
Very nice bike Pimp......and grill of course:D

ladyofthelake Nov 26th 2003 5:04 pm

Are those candy canes I spot??? You haven't got the xmas decs up already have you?

Pimpbot Nov 26th 2003 5:17 pm


Originally posted by ladyofthelake
Are those candy canes I spot??? You haven't got the xmas decs up already have you?
Yes, but since that picture was taken, they now go around the whole freakin patio!!. Thats the only decorations we have up though. Its just my step daughter works in Robinsons May and got a killer discount on them, so she just had to put them up
:rolleyes:


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