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Fixed
11-26-2007, 07:53 AM
bro you cats like em i dig em cos they are different and i have a few roads i ride that are brick can be hard in the rain but they look nice
cheers imho
do you cats ride on them in your ride ?
do you ride them any different than on a paved road ?

toaster
11-26-2007, 09:01 AM
Clay bricks are very slippery when wet. Interlocking concrete paving stones used on roads are much safer.

justinf
11-26-2007, 09:24 AM
I was in Wilmington for Thanksgiving and there are a number of small brick stretches through the port city downtown. Kinda novel but they will rattle the bones. Pretty at least.

I took them slower personally, they were also wet and I've crashed a few times on trail recently so I'm riding low-risk.

Fixed
11-26-2007, 09:31 AM
bro when ever i test a bike i like to ride on brick you bike either sings or yells
cheers imho

justinf
11-26-2007, 09:34 AM
bro when ever i test a bike i like to ride on brick you bike either sings or yells

sage advice my man, cheers.

don'TreadOnMe
11-26-2007, 09:47 AM
Fixed,

I love riding brick/bumpy stretches.
Whether it's proper or not, I get on a slightly bigger gear, slide back on the saddle, get my hands on the tops not too far from the stem, and just keep constant power going.
Sorta like you said, riding that kind of terrain is a quick way for me to tell if I'm good to go on that particular bike.

don'TreadOnMe

spiderman
11-26-2007, 10:14 AM
to a trip to omaha and a stay with my in-laws
so i can ride the cobbles every day i'm there...fixed is best...
it's only 3 miles
but they are certainly sweet miles...
on the ottrott tire pressures at 100 are a little softer than 120
but the bike rides pretty smooth over them either way.
the uniscasi with the dugast 28s...
...smooths them out
but still, they have a very lively feel.
i thought they were a little nicer when dry at pressures of 60
and snow covered 30 to 40.
the fork on the fillmore is a little more chatty
than the ciii that i discovered the route with...

http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=36349&page=2&pp=15

Redturbo
11-26-2007, 10:56 AM
Our state championships crit has a fair amount of bricked sections. Including a 30 mph 90 degree turn (a ambulance sits in that corner and stay busy). Scary course when wet.

Blue Jays
11-26-2007, 11:30 AM
They look nice for a driveway, especially the interlocked pavers. I prefer ribbons of velvety-smooth asphalt to hammer a good workout!

:beer:

Marron
11-26-2007, 12:05 PM
Seattle area riders are probably familiar with this stretch of road in Redmond.

http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=2363

It's nearly a century old and shows it. It may not be the Arenberg Forest, but on a rainy day it's pretty exciting for me. You can also take your life in your hands and dart across the Redmond Fall City road and spend a few minutes continuing east on 50th street, better known as the Happy Valley Road. This narrow old road is as close to a lane in the Ardennes as any road I've seen in the US. The cool thing about both roads is that they lie within a couple of hundred yards of busy suburban arterials.

SWorks4me
11-26-2007, 12:37 PM
LOVE racing over bricks.

let some air outta the tubys and watch all those "air head" clinchers bounce all over the place.

Fixed
11-26-2007, 12:53 PM
Seattle area riders are probably familiar with this stretch of road in Redmond.

http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=2363

It's nearly a century old and shows it. It may not be the Arenberg Forest, but on a rainy day it's pretty exciting for me. You can also take your life in your hands and dart across the Redmond Fall City road and spend a few minutes continuing east on 50th street, better known as the Happy Valley Road. This narrow old road is as close to a lane in the Ardennes as any road I've seen in the US. The cool thing about both roads is that they lie within a couple of hundred yards of busy suburban arterials.
bro nice
cheers

michael white
11-26-2007, 01:05 PM
I was in Wilmington for Thanksgiving and there are a number of small brick stretches through the port city downtown. Kinda novel but they will rattle the bones. Pretty at least.

I took them slower personally, they were also wet and I've crashed a few times on trail recently so I'm riding low-risk.


yeah, I live here and seem to crash every so often. The streets are getting harder, that's all I can say.

Ozz
11-26-2007, 01:06 PM
Seattle area riders are probably familiar with this stretch of road in Redmond.

http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=2363

It's nearly a century old and shows it. It may not be the Arenberg Forest, but on a rainy day it's pretty exciting for me. You can also take your life in your hands and dart across the Redmond Fall City road and spend a few minutes continuing east on 50th street, better known as the Happy Valley Road. This narrow old road is as close to a lane in the Ardennes as any road I've seen in the US. The cool thing about both roads is that they lie within a couple of hundred yards of busy suburban arterials.
cool....I didn't know about this....now I need to go check it out! :beer:

There is about a 75 yds of brick road (preserved as a parking lot :rolleyes: ) just off the Burke-Gilman / Samammish River Trail arcross from the Wayne Golf Course. IIRC, it was part of the road that ran from Seattle to Everett in the early 20th century....there is a "historical marker" that explains it.....

Fixed
11-26-2007, 02:40 PM
bro IO can ride bricks from ybor city to hyde park almost non stop
3 -4 miles of the red stuff what is worse when wet a ...draw bridge with the metal cheese cutter
imho cheers

J.Greene
11-26-2007, 02:48 PM
bro IO can ride bricks from ybor city to hyde park almost non stop
3 -4 miles of the red stuff what is worse when wet a ...draw bridge with the metal cheese cutter
imho cheers

We have a ton of brick streets here. I used to drive them everyday. They wear your car out. I love to ride them. None of my pals do.

JG

Fixed
11-26-2007, 02:53 PM
you got some bros here that like them
cheers

barry1021
11-26-2007, 03:15 PM
what I guess can be called cobbles. Some new road was put in near me with cobbles in two strips as speed deterrent. No expert, but to me, bricks are flat and cobbles have an convexity ( I am sure this is the wrong way to say it.). The first time I rode over them when they were new, I barely could hold onto the bars. Can't imagine riding on something like that for miles and miles....

b21

Fixed
11-26-2007, 03:18 PM
cobbles. I never been on them that i can remember
cheers

rwsaunders
11-27-2007, 12:45 AM
I ride on a stretch of perhaps one mile total in the Aspinwall section of Pittsburgh every week. They are slick when wet but it's sort of fun to negotiate the dips and bumps. They'll remind you if the gear in your saddle bag is loose or not.

Buzz
11-27-2007, 01:30 AM
There was a mile and a half long brick road near Chagrin Falls that we loved riding on. Made you feel like you were going fast - our little section of pave.

I hope it is still there.

I also lived on a street made of wood blocks - Hessler Court in Cleveland. Pretty slick when wet.