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This is one way to have the road all to yourself & no cars..(7 posts)

This is one way to have the road all to yourself & no cars..Old_school_nik
Sep 19, 2003 1:30 PM
although I would hate to have to service his hubs and Bb after that...

Cool! watch out for man hole!c722061
Sep 19, 2003 6:26 PM
Back at my teenager time, I rode in the flood many times. One time I felt into openned man hole and broke my bike in two. I am still laughing everytime I think about it.
Looks retouchedCrankist
Sep 19, 2003 7:36 PM
like the cyclist was originally a maniacal personal watercrafter.
I don't think sooff roadie
Sep 19, 2003 10:38 PM
Having riden through water that deep, I can easily see how you'd churn up that much spray. You think spokes drag in air? Imagine what they do in WATER!

Second, what "maniacal personal watercrafter" wears a raincoat?
Hmmm can we test an a disc?Sprint-Nick
Sep 20, 2003 10:34 AM
Anyone want to lend their disc out so we can test the difference in affect between a regular spoked wheel and a disc?

I don't think soCrankist
Sep 20, 2003 1:37 PM
Well, the spray is the issue. And I certainly can't say for sure that it is retouched; I haven't yet had the good fortune of blasting through deep water on a bike. However next flood we have in in New Mexico I'll be sure to test the waters, so to speak- probably on a borrowed bike.
Raincoat? That would be part of the retouching.
It appeared on the front page of the New York Timescyclingforwealth
Sep 21, 2003 8:36 AM
and assuming Jayson Blair wasn't the photographer, there's a good chance it's legit.