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Old 09-26-06, 05:46 PM   #1
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Made a bet with my buddy today......

I bet him a Frappacino that I could bunny hop from the street up onto the side walk (heh,heh,heh I'd been practicing my bunny hops and thought this was a sucker bet)

...... Clearly I was not ready for a bunny hop of this magnatude.............. Don't worry, I'll be OK....... Eventually ........... I think.
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Some of us just never grow up..........but that just keeps us going longer than others!!!!!!!
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I bet him a Frappacino that I could bunny hop from the street up onto the side walk (heh,heh,heh I'd been practicing my bunny hops and thought this was a sucker bet)

...... Clearly I was not ready for a bunny hop of this magnatude.............. Don't worry, I'll be OK....... Eventually ........... I think.
Thanks for my Chuckle 'o the Day!

Perhaps you should study the chart below before your next bet...
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Check your manufacturer's warning or somewhere in the warrenty. I bet it warns against doing "bunny hops and other animal behaviors." It's in very small print, so small that you haven't been able to read this size since you were 18--- and last tried to "bunny hop."
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Exactly what I had pictured in my head right before I crashed...... By the way Christine, the bike, came out unscathed as usual. This is like her 5th crash and not a mark on her. 'Corse that is why I call her Christine.
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Wow, this sounds just like my bunny hop adventure on Sunday. The Blackstone Canal trail has a bridge that is actually about a 1 foot step up from the trail. Usually we just lift the bikes and walk them across, however for some reason I decided I was going to bunny hop onto the bridge. Now there are just a few problems with this:

1. I had never done a bunny hop before, just seen it on video.
2. I had no idea what speed I needed.

Anyway I get up a pretty good head of steam and go for it, made it with the front wheel but not quite with the back. Fortunately, I had enough speed so that the back tire hit the edge and bounced up over. Didn't crash but did kinda bounce off the railing, continued on a did the drop off the other side. Then got the "You're not 20 anymore" lecture from the wife. Good thing MTBs are pretty bulletproof.

It's soooo much fun acting like a kid! I guess you might call that a slop hop.
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Then got the "You're not 20 anymore" lecture from the wife.
I just love those lectures from Ms. PB. Now my 8th grade daughter is starting to do the same. No relief in the PB household.
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I just love those lectures from Ms. PB. Now my 8th grade daughter is starting to do the same. No relief in the PB household.
My wife refuses to watch me riding a bike- First time she came to watch me at a race- she walked up into the Wooded section of the course that had a 12" log to get over. I had hopped it for the last 5 laps and no problems- Tried it the 6th lap - made a right mess of it right in front of the wife. Picked the bike up and carried on. Finished the race to get the lecture. I was covered in scratches- plenty of surface blood, but nothing serious, but luckily the bruises were hidden under the clothing.

Now out on our rides- Bunny hopping is necessary to get over the Rocks and obstacles and it is a matter of course- The best way to show off to your mates though is to ride alongside them and keep talking to them. You give them the good line up the track and you can see the smirk on their face you are heading for the Mud or the big Puddle. No problem- One big bunny hop into the middle of it and you find out how fast you can sprint to get away from your former friends.
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Thanks for my Chuckle 'o the Day!

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try this

http://www.ehow.com/how_14106_bunny-hop-mountain.html

How to Bunny Hop a Mountain Bike

Jumping both wheels off the ground at once will help you out of some tight jams and over many obstacles ' whether you're in the forest or the city.
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Wow, this sounds just like my bunny hop adventure on Sunday. The Blackstone Canal trail has a bridge that is actually about a 1 foot step up from the trail. Usually we just lift the bikes and walk them across, however for some reason I decided I was going to bunny hop onto the bridge. Now there are just a few problems with this:
Actually I was trying to bunny hop onto the sidewalk while riding parallel to it...... I was trying to bunny hop sideways. As I said earlier.....CLEARLY this is beyond my abilities......
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Most cultured people know that bunny hops often lead to bunny limps.
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No problem- One big bunny hop into the middle of it and you find out how fast you can sprint to get away from your former friends.
LOL! I bet you did that as a child, too - jump into the biggest mud puddle with both feet to see how many 'former' friends you could splash! (OK, I'm guilty too...)
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As I clydesdale, I couldn't imagine even considering a bunny hop. If the bicycle gods wanted bikes to leave the ground, they would have put wings on 'em.
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