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Trick pegs are the posts that stick out on the end of the axles- for doing tricks! They used to be skinny little things, now they're almost as big as red Bull cans.

As for four way stops, that's something we just don't have have here - I encountered them whilst in Canada, and to say the least, if you've never come across them before, they're a nightmare! Fortunately my cousin had given me a briefing before I set off...


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As a Brit, I find roundabouts really easy and the most natural thing in the world. Double roundabouts are heaps of fun, and guaranteed to confuse learner drivers!

Of course, road designers occasionally get carried away and come up with gems like this - witness 'The Magic Roundabout' (yes, it's actually called that - it was originally called 'County Islands', but it was changed in 1980!):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Roundabout_(Swindon)

There's even a link or two at the bottom of the page to other 'Magic Roundabouts' - the one in Hemel hempstead is particularly good fun, by the looks of it!

People ploughing over the tops of roundabouts does happen over here- usually people trying to escape from the Police, and as a result the footage is often seen on 'fly on the Wall' type Police shows on TV. I actually saw an example of it last night, funnily enough. :D


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Double roundabouts??? I didn't know such a thing exists!


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I made the trip again a few days ago. This time I started a little further south than my destination was last time, and I was coming home. The path still covered roughly 23 miles like last time because I used a few short cuts. I left around 10PM and walked in my door at about 1AM. So about 3 hours for the trip again.

This time I had a comfortable seat (I spent half as much on the seat as I did on the entire bike), and my butt was still sore when I finished the trip.

About 20 minutes into the ride something happened, and my chain guide somehow got caught in my back spokes and all heck broke loose back there. I had three 16 oz beers shortly before starting the trip, so I'm not quite sure what happened or how I fixed it. I just remember thinking my hub nuts loosened up again and that I was going to be screwed. The hub nuts are really thin nuts that hold the axle and ball bearings in the part the spokes connect to, the hub. I've had an issue with those nuts coming lose and having my rim wobble around twice now.

I made it maybe a third of the way and finally found a gas station that was open. It hadn't donned on me to bring anything to drink with me so I was in pretty bad shape when I got to the store. I bought a gallon of water and ended up just hanging the gallon jug by it's handle, on my bikes handle bars.

It was a lot nicer making the trip at night than it was during the day. There were barely any cars on the road. There was a nice breeze going, and a rain storm off in the distance in the direction I was heading. I spent a lot of time praying that it wouldn't rain until I walked in my door.


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I'd love to see a video of one of your bike riding trips with a gallon of water hanging on the handle bar and it being so late at night after consuming beer!

23 miles is great though! My butt would be sore after riding for that long too!


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