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    hi all

    simple thread
    i'm gonna cycle to coachella (2nd weekend) from LA or san diego (not decided which yet)- fixed gear

    before i get all the 'dont do it' 'you'll die' replies.. has anyone actually done this?

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    Let's say you DO do this... How the hell are you going to cycle back after 3 days on the fields of non stop partying?!?!?! I can hardly drive home!
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    Hardcore hipsters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatchella View Post
    Hardcore hipsters
    Pretty sure that the fixed gear bike wont be allowed on the 10fwy...

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    Lol

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    DO IT!

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    Bikes are for wimps im walking from san diego
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    I'm walking on my hands from El Centro.
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    200 miles through the desert on a fixie. Sweet idea bro, plenty of room for all your supplies on that bike I bet.

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    Please do it!

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    so there's about 6 of us going.. 2 cars, - i'm coming with a mate from london, i'm taking my bike as i want to ride around in san diego, la, san fran.. etc - and we're going coachella, there will be a lift back from the festival.

    i dont know why i want to do it.. something about sweating it out in the desert for 2 days (approx 8hrs in the saddle) to get there and then having a weekend of debauchery appeals to me.

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    supplies wise, 6 tubes, tool kit, couple of changes of clothes in backpack - i've ridden longer distances fixed and like i said, cars will have all other stuff, camping and what not.. so i'm not gonna get there and be on my own.

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    Please post pics of your calves.... I will let you know if you can make it.

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    160 odd miles. the freeway is a concern but i'm hoping there will be alternative routes that mitigate that risk.

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    That sounds insane. I'm proud of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatchella View Post
    Please post pics of your calves.... I will let you know if you can make it.


    say hello if you spot these sprawn across the freeway!

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    Do you already know where you would stop to camp (if you're doing this over 2 days?)

    8/16: Anthony Naples, Maxmillion Dunbar @ f8
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    nope.. not got a scooby.
    i'm heading out in a few days and will do some planning before - dont wanna camp on route, shitty motels would suffice.

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    Oh, that's good. My only advice is to stay extra hydrated; have you ridden distances long in that climate?

    8/16: Anthony Naples, Maxmillion Dunbar @ f8
    8/18: Man Man @ The Chapel
    8/23-8/24: FYF Fest
    8/30: Peaking Lights @ The Chapel
    9/3: Bear in Heaven @ The Independent
    9/24 - 28: Decibel Festival
    10/5: The War on Drugs, Cass McCombs @ The Fillmore
    10/18-19: Treasure Island Music Festival

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyray View Post


    say hello if you spot these sprawn across the freeway!
    I will buy you a beer if you pull this off and I see these calves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyray View Post
    say hello if you spot these sprawn across the freeway!
    "sprawn"? i believe you mean "sprawled"

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    I'll be looking for those calves at the campgrounds and definitely hand you a beer

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    It could be done, but you should have a bailout plan just in case.

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    Send those calf shots to all the local morgues for easy identification when this all goes pete tong.
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    160 is not that long, but depending on the route you do realize there are some decent inclines, right? You may have to take a bizarre route as well. But if you have a SAG car, you don't have much to worry about. I'd bring more than 6 tubes though. All kinds of shit on the roads.

    EDIT: Looking at Bikely they are routing you through Idyllwild, which would be really challenging. About a 7,800' total elevation. Are you certain you can take a more direct route and avoid the mountains? I'm not sure if you can.
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    You're gonna be burnt out before it even starts. Drive and pollute like the rest of us
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    I want to break a record by getting road dome from my house to Indio.
    I've been training my girl. Just gonna need one tube and a seat/wheel adjustment

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    Quote Originally Posted by insbordnat View Post
    160 is not that long, but depending on the route you do realize there are some decent inclines, right? You may have to take a bizarre route as well. But if you have a SAG car, you don't have much to worry about. I'd bring more than 6 tubes though. All kinds of shit on the roads.

    EDIT: Looking at Bikely they are routing you through Idyllwild, which would be really challenging. About a 7,800' total elevation. Are you certain you can take a more direct route and avoid the mountains? I'm not sure if you can.
    hmm.. thats a fair bigger elevation than i was hoping, i may have to persuade to get aquanga if thats the only route from la - avoiding highways of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mugwog View Post
    Pretty sure that the fixed gear bike wont be allowed on the 10fwy...
    Probably not, although there are portions of 101 where bikes are allowed.

    But there are other routes.

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