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Offline ygduf

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Re: What's next
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2011, 12:23:50 PM »
Fun + new bike + no knee pain = I'm happy for you, man.


thanks. still slow & fat, but I'll take slow, fat, and having fun. (sounds dangerously like a mountain bike-y thing to say)

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Re: What's next
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2011, 06:41:47 PM »
anything I should know, or just carry my health insurance card and go ride?


First off, the insurance card thing sounds like you are a road geek and expect to have your wounds treated for you.  Next, you need to adorn some part of your bike with a sacrifice to the dirt.  You know, a homemade stuffed animal or other horrid "juju". 


Seriously though, forget speed, cornering, tactical awareness, etc.  Get off the beaten path and ride through a stream without knowing how deep it is.  Try riding over and through things you would not think of as good terrain for biking (learn how to fall to avoid medical card usage.) Then put some platform pedals on it and go learn how to use your full suspension bike.  That absolutely means bottoming out the travel on both ends (nothing will die as long as you keep your **** and ride out of it).

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Re: What's next
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2011, 06:54:20 PM »
I rode down a (for me) frighteningly steep single-track path in the grass/bushes near Google. I discovered thorns. Lots and lots and lots of goathead thorns. Both tubes had 10+ punctures.


But it was fun, and I had to force myself over the edge.

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Re: What's next
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2011, 07:08:22 PM »
Ouch, the injuries I speak of are related to riding close enough to the limit to induce failure in vital parts of the bike.  Do not blow both tires and slide down a hill full of goatheads under unsupervised (not recorded in HD) circumstances.  Glad to hear you had fun and escaped unscathed.  That is what is most important. 

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Re: What's next
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2011, 08:50:54 PM »
Ouch, the injuries I speak of are related to riding close enough to the limit to induce failure in vital parts of the bike.  Do not blow both tires and slide down a hill full of goatheads under unsupervised (not recorded in HD) circumstances.  Glad to hear you had fun and escaped unscathed.  That is what is most important.


Make sure the hd vid comes with sound too
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Re: What's next
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2011, 11:58:07 AM »
Survived my longest MTB ride to date.


http://app.strava.com/rides/2159394


It's getting better.

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Re: What's next
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2011, 09:25:54 PM »
You roadies are a sad, sad lot...  While many of us Mt. Bikers embrace our inner roadie, you roadies act like a pile of jack holes...


I notice now, a lot less friendliness on the trails, a lot more "kits" on the trails, and a complete disregard for any trail etiquette.  I guess the colder weather has pushed you sack of pansies on the trail more.  Good luck!!


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Just have fun for cryin' out loud.  Stop over thinking it, stop thinking you need to be something you are not just because you have the knobby tires screamin'.  And for the love of God, don't wear any friggin' kits on the trail...

BTW, excellent bike choice to the OP...
« Last Edit: November 18, 2011, 09:28:31 PM by Jeepnut22 »

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Re: What's next
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2011, 12:53:59 PM »
You come across as a real d'bag, do you know that?
WC is the Debil.

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Re: What's next
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2011, 04:49:13 PM »
Your welcome...


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And as a mountain biker and road cyclist, I hate the instant D'Bag comments about mountain bikers.  I also am dead serious about the lack of trail etiquette and common sense in Winter time.

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Re: What's next
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2011, 08:52:57 AM »
Your welcome...


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And as a mountain biker and road cyclist, I hate the instant D'Bag comments about mountain bikers.  I also am dead serious about the lack of trail etiquette and common sense in Winter time.
The d'bag comment wasn't directed towards mountain bikers, it was directed at you.  I've been a road cyclist for a few years and am pretty new to the dirt, I can understand some of your comments about etiquette as some of the guys I ride on the road with will go ride the trails cause it stopped raining, the trails will still be soft thus they should let them dry out, etc. and I understand you comment about roadies being kitted up on the trails, I prefer to wear baggy mtb shorts and jersey when on the mtb cause to me it's more about fun and having a good time, but your post comes across like a d'bag.

You have valid points but there are better ways to express them.
WC is the Debil.

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Re: What's next
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2012, 01:17:23 PM »
I'm going to guess my crack about it showing that you and your buddies are roadies by ripping off RD's left and right, didn't go down swimmingly.  I have to agree with Jeepnut and you WC.  Outside of a remote area where a small group of people are beating themselves up having the time of their lives, them sounded like fighting words.  Lycra and usually clipless pedals don't belong in the laid back, OMG I almost died lets go again environment, that he is speaking of.  Too many good trails are being cured of any obstacles and made into undulating dirt highways without challenge other than being replacement road rides.  If you are not doing the following things your ride didn't qualify as mountain biking under most circumstances; jumping, crashing, dabbing, falling, endoing, riding wheelies, near misses, brushes, sliding out, using more than half of your suspension, emergency braking, logs, rocks, ruts, dips into the weeds, bunnyhopping, riding down or up near vertical slopes, riding over things barely wider than a tire, rolling down a hill, never stopping smiling, using a secret path, admitting you are a pansy for chickening out multiple times, not caring, truly launching a bottle out of a cage, rattling your teeth, blood, mud, new scrapes, stepping off at any time to pee, building a new obstacle, no computers, not needing gps to find your way out, having to walk out, being out of cell reception, not caring, your bike has a seatbag, you have a double seat and/or knees, talked to everyone you saw, mineral water meant not rinsing off the bottle nipple before drinking, etc, etc, etc.                                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TaNBuqSuNqk#!