Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Senior Member Drunken Chicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Spain, although I'm Hungarian
    My Bikes
    Check signature
    Posts
    1,855
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So, me and a friend met the two guys who work in our LBS just after lunch. We cycled down to the trainstation, went by train, then got on the funicular and up. While waiting for the funicular, Sebas rode up a thin aisle in the station (the station was deserted at this point), got to the end and did a 180 pivot on his rear wheel. Oh and did I mention he wheelied all the way to the station? (10 mins, he only put his front end down twice!) And at the station, we had to take a sharp turn to the right and he just pivoted on his front and then on his back wheel. Simply awesome. Denise, the guy who I always ask stuff from, rides a Coiler Dee-Lux while Sebas, a mechanic, rides a Kona Stuff.
    Anyway, by the time we got off the funicular we had strapped all our gear and protection on and then rolled down 'till the start of the trail. They went so amazingly fast on the trail! Anyway, the trail ends but we're still high up in the mountains so we continue on this small dirtroad and take another trail. This one was a fast one and towards the end there were 4 dirtjumps!! First we rode down by them all to see if the jumps were in good condition, then pushed the bikes up. Denise went first, he hit the first dirtjump perfectly, landed smooth. Sebas went second, on his Stuff, and also cleared it nicely. Then I realised they were expecting us to try it aswell. So, Mark, my friend (rides a Bruiser 1 with RS Judy TT and Deore hydros) goes at quite a slowly speed and bunnyhops on the lip. He didn't reach the landing but it was OK, no biggie if you miss. I went quite a bit faster, hopped, flew and landed (I didn't reach the landing either). Anyway, that was fun. So we pushed our bikes up and jumped that dirtjump over and over. When I was having my fourth turn, I went down fast, but I landed with the front wheel not aligned properly and I went over the bars. My left arm was scratched up bad and I hit my stomach but I was OK, nothing major, I pretty much landed on my knee but I was wearing my Fox NorthShore shinguards. Then Denise and Sebas jumped the other three dirtjumps which me and Mark didn't (way too hard!). Then, the trail finished, we reached a road. They departed, having to get back to the LBS before closing time. After a while, Mark bends about 5 links on his chain (ON FLAT, PAVED ROAD!), don't ask how. His derailleur is pulled into the spokes and his hanger is bent. I got out my multitool/Allen wrench thing/whatever it's called and loosened the thing that holds the R/D on. In this way we were able to get the R/D out of the spokes and push the bike back home. But oh no, as I get back on my bike, I notice my front tire is popped. Damn! So, we push our bikes back home, get some money, and go to our LBS. He leaves his bike while I am determined to change the inner tube on my own. So, I buy 2 inner tubes, 3 tyre levers and a mini pump (if I get a flat on the trails). After hard work with Mark, we manage to change the front inner tube after 20 minutes. I feel proud though, and now I will be able to change the inner tube if it pops in the mountains so I don't have to push the bike back home.

    Overall, great experience!

    And then we hang out in the park a bit and Mark manages to pinch flat my wheel by riding on a pin and he refuses to pay me for a new innertube (the a-hole popped the front inner tube, the new one). So now I've "patched" (taped) my old tyre where it was popped and will take it with me tomorrow as a spare when I go with my other friend, Marcus, to the dirtjumps (Mark won't be able to come 'cause his bike will be in until Monday).

    PS: DAMN! Now that's a long post.
    PPS: Changed air-chamber to inner tube.
    As for a camera, mine is messed up at the moment. I'll try and fix it by tomorrow when hopefully I go back to hit the DJs with Marcus.
    Last edited by Drunken Chicken; 05-21-05 at 03:14 PM.
    2005 Ironhorse 7.3
    2005 Specialized Hardrock Sport

  2. #2
    THIS BIKE'S 4 U !!!! Killer B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Western, NC .... (Pisgah, Bent Creek, DuPont)
    My Bikes
    HARO Xtreme X2, K2 Lithium 3.0, K2 Beast, K2 Flyin' Monkey, DiamondBack Accent EX, DiamondBack Axis TR
    Posts
    1,272
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's what it's all about, FUN !!!!

  3. #3
    Canon fiend MadMan2k's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    My Bikes
    old peugot frankenbike
    Posts
    3,918
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice story

    Glad you at least tried those jumps, even if you didnt land too well. Sounds like fun

  4. #4
    Senior Member Drunken Chicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Spain, although I'm Hungarian
    My Bikes
    Check signature
    Posts
    1,855
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hehe, thanks guys. Yeah, the jumps were fun, however crappily I landed them. The only downside to today is that I'll have to buy another air-chamber thing 'cause my mate rode over a pin in the park a few hours ago. I'm going to kill myself if I get a flat tomorrow on the dirtjumps, because I will not be able to fix it (no spare chamber). Actually, I'm going to kill Mark.
    2005 Ironhorse 7.3
    2005 Specialized Hardrock Sport

  5. #5
    Resident Silent Dissident Devoidarex's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Port Coquitlam, BC
    My Bikes
    2005 Hardrock Sport
    Posts
    33
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'd like to see some pictures of the trails in Spain.

    And when you say air chamber, I assume you are talking about the inner tube?

  6. #6
    Senior Member Drunken Chicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Spain, although I'm Hungarian
    My Bikes
    Check signature
    Posts
    1,855
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Devoidarex
    I'd like to see some pictures of the trails in Spain.

    And when you say air chamber, I assume you are talking about the inner tube?
    Yeah. It's just that these damn spanish people call them "camaras de aire" of which a direct translation would be "air chambers".
    I'll edit it out.

    I'll try and take some pics over the next weekends of the trails I usually ride so you can get a picture of what it's like riding here.
    2005 Ironhorse 7.3
    2005 Specialized Hardrock Sport

  7. #7
    DMN
    DMN is offline
    Middle-ground Communist DMN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Isle of Wight - UK
    Posts
    484
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sounds like you had a good time, any pics?
    The views expressed above are badly thought out and hastley typed. Any spelling or gramatical mistakes, are, their to annoy.

  8. #8
    Senior Member swifferman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    1,128
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you don't pic me, I"ll cry. Such the pun.

    POST PICS!

  9. #9
    THIS BIKE'S 4 U !!!! Killer B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Western, NC .... (Pisgah, Bent Creek, DuPont)
    My Bikes
    HARO Xtreme X2, K2 Lithium 3.0, K2 Beast, K2 Flyin' Monkey, DiamondBack Accent EX, DiamondBack Axis TR
    Posts
    1,272
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Drunken Chicken
    Hehe, thanks guys. Yeah, the jumps were fun, however crappily I landed them. The only downside to today is that I'll have to buy another air-chamber thing 'cause my mate rode over a pin in the park a few hours ago. I'm going to kill myself if I get a flat tomorrow on the dirtjumps, because I will not be able to fix it (no spare chamber). Actually, I'm going to kill Mark.
    "Thou Shalt Not Kill"

  10. #10
    Senior Member Drunken Chicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Spain, although I'm Hungarian
    My Bikes
    Check signature
    Posts
    1,855
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Killer B
    "Thou Shalt Not Kill"
    I shall not kill, I shall brutally murder.

    As for the pics, I'll call Marcus once he wakes up to see if he wants me to show him yesterday's DJs.


    HOLD ON A SEC! I just remember, Denise took a few pics and a short video... I could probably get him to sent them to my email. I'm going back to my LBS on Monday so while I'm at it I'll buy another inner tube and see if he can mail me the pics.
    2005 Ironhorse 7.3
    2005 Specialized Hardrock Sport

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •