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Old 04-17-05, 01:12 PM   #1
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Today's Lesson: Helmets Don't Protect your Face

So yeah, half hungover this morning, grab my bike from my bro's where I ditched it to head out drinking yesterday afternoon (after eating up a final exam). Heading off for a bit of trails before I grab some brunch, take one little trail that looked like a shortcut to the path I was heading for. Little did I realize there was a 4 foot drop before it joined up to the paved path (ones closer to the river were still mud at this point). Saw it at the last second...swore instead of reacting...face became one with pavement.

Good times.

On the plus side, I'm not the body that was found imbedded in some ice just down-river from where I smoked myself! Saskatoon is an exciting place.

For anyone coming here to ride: The Diefenbaker trails south of the Dief train bridge were muddy and **** yesterday, but should dry up by tomorrow if the sun and heat stays out. The trails north of Circle bridge on the east side are decent, few little bits of wet, but easy ride through. Managed to find a new little bit of technical riding when I was up there after crashing. Trails on west side of river are tight and dry up till where the city has flattened out some of the terrain (by Silverspring). It always takes forever for the ice floes to melt in there. Didn't go further north there.

Enjoy the good riding everyone.

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Old 04-17-05, 02:52 PM   #2
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Full-face helmets do.
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Old 04-17-05, 04:00 PM   #3
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yeah get a full face if your doing stupid ****......
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o yeah, and dont ride when you are half hungover smart one
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Old 04-17-05, 04:05 PM   #5
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I was completely sober and ended up with two fake teeth and 38 stitches around my eye. Came within milimeters of losing my sight.

People who don't ride ask me how I can still keep riding after that. I simply ask How can't I?
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Old 04-17-05, 04:19 PM   #6
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To not ride hungover would mean cutting down alot on my riding time. What better way is there to get over a night of drinking than to sweat it out!? For a guy named Kegster...well...your advice simply doesn't fit the title. As for doing stupid ****, I generally don't. As I said above, the drop off was very sudden and unexpected. I've already talked to one other buddy who's been caught by the same trap.

Crack'n'fail, I totally agree! I rode to a nearby building on campus to wash myself up, then hit the trails again. Not ride...psshhh, with so much winter in Stoon I have to take the time to ride whenever I can.

Edit: Oh yeah, and learn how to use the edit function instead of posting twice. Save time and space!

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Old 04-17-05, 05:04 PM   #7
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ummmmmmm no not really the rock will fly in and cut you like buter
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Old 04-17-05, 05:08 PM   #8
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yeah get a full face if your doing stupid ****......
Since when are 4 foot drops stupid? Unless of course youre on a road bike decked out in spandex .
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Thats why I drinking isnt my choice for havin a good time...
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Unless of course youre on a road bike decked out in spandex .
yikes, i would not like to see that guy decked out in spandex, very scary thought..
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Last race a guy got his face pretty well crashing in a rock garden wit ha full face helmet...

On a slightly off topis remark, at this race my mate won U19 and he was still a bit drunk from a party he had the night before. He won by 4 secs and was 6 secs of Elite men podium and he only had 2 hours sleep and alchohol in his system!
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Last race a guy got his face pretty well crashing in a rock garden wit ha full face helmet...

On a slightly off topis remark, at this race my mate won U19 and he was still a bit drunk from a party he had the night before. He won by 4 secs and was 6 secs of Elite men podium and he only had 2 hours sleep and alchohol in his system!
Is that supposed to impress anyone? You have to get older to realize how idiotic all this sounds!
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Since when are 4 foot drops stupid? Unless of course youre on a road bike decked out in spandex .
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Old 04-18-05, 07:46 PM   #14
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Is that supposed to impress anyone? You have to get older to realize how idiotic all this sounds!
I don't know man...from a physiological standpoint, I am damn impressed someone could race that hard with alcohol flowing in 'em on a lack of sleep.

Also, Age does not = maturity and enlightenment. Maybe to you it sounds stupid because of your experiences, which may be vastly different from someone the same age.

As for you anti-spandex guys, I agree. Why spandex when you can have leather chaps?

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As for you anti-spandex guys, I agree. Why spandex when you can have leather chaps?

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Is that supposed to impress anyone? You have to get older to realize how idiotic all this sounds!
Hey I'm not saying it's funny and actually yes, yes it does impress me. This guy was fastest person in the state for his age and he wasn't riding at his full potential. Maybe the way I worded it made it sound stupid, I'm not idolising the guy for riding in such a state but if he can win like that then that's crazy. I also it must be noted that he is 6th fastest in Aus for our age bracket and that includes two Panozzo's, those two guys beat Chris Kovarik last round and are only minutley slower than Sam Hill.
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