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Old 03-27-09, 05:54 PM   #1
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The reason it looks dangerous...

is because it is friggin dangerous. Very dangerous.
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So's riding your bike. What's your point?
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So's riding your bike. What's your point?
Since when do I need a point to make a BF Drama Queen post in Foo?
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Oops, yep. My bad. Carry on...
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There's just something about big high speed drops into very very deep powder.
BASE jumps I can pass on.
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Old 03-27-09, 06:09 PM   #7
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When I was 7 I overheard my mom tell a neighbour after coaxing my 2 year old brother down from the top of a jungle gym: "at least this one" pointing at me "is a chicken. I only have to worry about her when boys start coming around. Boys I can handle. Boys and heights, not so much."

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He left a wife and a 3 year old daughter. Very sad. I was 39 when my daughter was 3, the thought of her losing her Dad before she really knew him is very tough indeed.

I do think road cycling is considerably less hazardous than base ski jumping off big friggin hairy ice cliffs there Alpine. Maybe not the way I do it, but still.
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Indeed it's sad for the remaining family... I know my 'extreme' activities were much curtailed when I became Daddy, but it isn't what I did for a living either. 3 years old, sucks large. I'll go home and hug my kids now.

Although..... from a quality of life standpoint he died doing what he loved... how many of us will get the same chance?
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Although..... from a quality of life standpoint he died doing what he loved... how many of us will get the same chance?
If x136 dies of a heroin overdose...will we say the same thing about him?
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Although..... from a quality of life standpoint he died doing what he loved... how many of us will get the same chance?
That's precisely how I look at road cycling. I stopped worrying about getting hit by the bus years ago. I do what I can to be safe and leave it in God's hands baby. And God does watch out for Idiots, so I figure I have that going for me.
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If x136 dies of a heroin overdose...will we say the same thing about him?
well....if he's a junkie then .. I'm thinkin' more of a waste of potential.
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I wonder if the sponsor's legal team is drafting a memo to marketing about the whole 'will give you wings' ad campaign right about now...
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