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What's next
« on: October 23, 2011, 06:12:35 PM »
Bought one of these:





anything I should know, or just carry my health insurance card and go ride?

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Re: What's next
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2011, 07:10:00 PM »
Don't start smoking that wacky tobacky now.

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Re: What's next
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2011, 08:12:14 PM »
You'll have to start any sentence with the word 'duuuuuuuude'  no matter if you are talking to a male or a female...or a dog..or a cat.   You'll have to wear baggy clothing while on the bike and bathing will now become optional. 

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Re: What's next
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2011, 08:13:06 PM »
dude. not a bad idea. I shouldn't wear my road kit anyway. I don't want to bring shame upon the club.

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Re: What's next
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2011, 09:51:31 AM »
You are also required to suck at handling your road bike in a crit now.

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Re: What's next
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011, 10:29:03 AM »
When you encounter a mountain lion, do not look him in the eye.  Back away slowly while saying "nice kitty".

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Re: What's next
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2011, 02:03:45 PM »
When you encounter a mountain lion, do not look him in the eye.  Back away slowly while saying "nice kitty".


I'm so feeble on the trails that the mother lion will probably bring her cubs to practice on me.

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Re: What's next
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2011, 02:04:25 PM »
You are also required to suck at handling your road bike in a crit now.


damn, I thought I was going to learn MTB to have improved road handling skills.

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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2011, 02:04:50 PM »

I'm so feeble on the trails that the mother lion will probably bring her cubs to practice on me.


Your too skinny, not worth the effort.

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Re: What's next
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2011, 02:08:33 PM »

Your too skinny, not worth the effort.


I'm like 175lbs. The biggest cyclist I know!

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Re: What's next
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2011, 07:39:02 PM »
i just registered to say "hah!"

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Re: What's next
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2011, 08:43:46 PM »

damn, I thought I was going to learn MTB to have improved road handling skills.

1. Don't draft.
2. Don't use roadie phrases. Nobody cares and they will kick your candy ass.
3. Power Tap is the hose used to wash your bike after a ride.
4. Center of gravity is everything.
5. Watt is what you say when you want something repeated.
6. Don't fuss over cuts and bruises. It aint a good ride unless something is bent or someone is bleeding.
7. Laughing at your friends falls is acceptable.
8. No water bottles. They get spattered with horse crap etc.
9. Have fun, but don't tell your roadie buddies you did.

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Re: What's next
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2011, 08:44:24 PM »

I'm like 175lbs. The biggest cyclist I know!

You should see the beasts I race against. 175 pounds is on the high side of normal.

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Re: What's next
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2011, 11:22:53 AM »
I rode for an hour on some trails near me. Relatively flat, but some short/steep/technical bits that I hope to use to work on improving. Most importantly I had fun, which is good news given my $$ expenditure.


Only crashed once, no big deal. Making tight turns on dirt with huge wheels is different, though.

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Re: What's next
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2011, 11:49:09 AM »
Fun + new bike + no knee pain = I'm happy for you, man.