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Old 10-11-12, 03:21 PM   #26
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I know you are kidding(or hope so). Nothing says you have to do that kind of stuff. I ride a mtn bike all the time and rarely leave the ground. I hear people all the time say they wouldn't mtn bike "because it's dangerous". I feel a LOT safer on the mtn bike averaging a whopping 6-8 mph than the road bike going 40 mph downhill on unforgiving blacktop............... but that is just me.

THIS is mountain biking. Me videoing my friend in front of me. Scary!....not:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQCDj...3&feature=plcp
You're not fooling anyone - I saw you catch big air off that ramp
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Old 10-11-12, 03:52 PM   #27
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Old 10-11-12, 04:59 PM   #28
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I know you are kidding(or hope so). Nothing says you have to do that kind of stuff. I ride a mtn bike all the time and rarely leave the ground. I hear people all the time say they wouldn't mtn bike "because it's dangerous". I feel a LOT safer on the mtn bike averaging a whopping 6-8 mph than the road bike going 40 mph downhill on unforgiving blacktop............... but that is just me.

THIS is mountain biking. Me videoing my friend in front of me. Scary!....not:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQCDj...3&feature=plcp
That is my kind of mountain bike riding, not so much mountain but more off road somewhat level terrain. However, my worst fall as an adult was 3 years ago riding my mountain bike on a level connector trail when I hit a root and did an endo face plant and lacerated my knee. Speed was about 4 - 6 mph. Helmet took the major force of the landing and performed as designed by cushioning the skull. No damage to bike other then computer got ripped off when I went over the bars.

I cannot imagine crashing like those guys do and then get up to do it again.
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Old 10-11-12, 06:15 PM   #29
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I still enjoy riding my mountian bike. I enjoy twisty single track and try to keep both wheels on the ground. It's nice to mix it up between road and mountian. Besides I feel like a kid when I'm on my mountian bike!!!!!!
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Old 10-11-12, 10:31 PM   #30
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I like mountain biking and I do some fast and some technical stuff, but nothing remotely like the video in the OP.
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Old 10-12-12, 02:53 AM   #31
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Now that's what I call mountain biking!
That's more my idea of mountain biking. Without the mountain. ^Blues has posted some nice video in the past of similar riding in his part of the country. Here in CT, this and some faster fire roads are more the normal terrain.
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Old 10-12-12, 03:30 AM   #32
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Old 10-12-12, 06:33 AM   #33
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Not got any Vids that are worth showing but our MTB terrain takes in the South Downs. A chalk ridge that runs along the coast and has a variety of types of terrain. The easy part is off the South downs way as you don't get the 15% hills for 1 mile over broken trails that are covered in scree and ruts.



But off the downs you get MUD. Bikes get heavy and it has taken me years to get a bike that does not clog up and stop



And cool weather doesn't stop us over here. Snow has the same effect as mud but gives a softer landing.
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Old 10-12-12, 09:44 AM   #34
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Old 10-12-12, 10:18 AM   #35
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I'm 65 and love mountain biking, but my riding is a million miles from the type of riding on the video. To my mind that's more akin to trick riding, and I just don't have the skills for it. I like single-track and forest trail riding and the occasional trail centre ride - but I know my limitations these days and don't bounce when I hit the floor anymore. [snip]

In my area I find road riding much more dangerous due to narrow roads, pot-holes and inconsiderate drivers. I think if I lived in the States with the wide open roads I might do more road stuff as well as the mtb riding
My feelings, exactly. I'll be 70 years old in a few months, and I ride only pretty flat dirt single-track. If I didn't ride a mountain bike (actually, more of an XC bike), I probably wouldn't ride at all. I sure won't ride on any of the roads around here. Hardly a month goes by without a news story of a bicyclist getting hit by a car, usually fatally.

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Old 10-12-12, 10:25 AM   #36
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Old 10-12-12, 11:12 AM   #37
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I used to race dirt bikes through the woods. Mountain biking is like slow motion to me but I enjoy it because the skills cross over so well.

Here's some dirt bike videos I did in Colorado. I've posted them before, so some of you have seen them already and are bored with them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40vXV...7&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_J02uzyENU&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzqdxUXiYgE&feature=plcp

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Old 10-12-12, 08:31 PM   #38
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I crossed over sometime in my early 40's just got to the point where it hurt more than it was fun.
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Old 10-13-12, 05:03 AM   #39
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Old 10-13-12, 05:03 AM   #40
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Old 10-13-12, 05:04 AM   #41
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Old 10-23-12, 12:04 AM   #42
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I shot this one Sunday at FATS, the IMBA Epic trail system in South Carolina, just across the Savannah River from Augusta, GA. This was the most flowing trail I've ever ridden and I plan to go back when I can take the time to check out more of the dozens of miles of great trails at FATS and several other trails in the area.

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Old 10-23-12, 06:08 AM   #43
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WOW!!

BD, I would love to ride that trail.
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