Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Just retired

  1. #1
    Gravity Is Yer Friend dirtbikedude's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    "Over the Hill" and going down fast in the 805.
    My Bikes
    Scott Gambler, Scott Ransom, Kona Bear, Bianchi 928 Carbon/Chorus, C'Dale Rize4
    Posts
    2,961
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Just retired

    Well, she has run her last race and is now officialy retired from racing. Now she is a compleatly different bike. Just put on a '03 Zoch Z1 Freeride, XTR derailers, XT Octalink cranks(my god I forgot how wunderful a granny is on long steep climbs) and a longer seat post. She will still geat used and abused but mainly as a freeride/xc bike. We put in many hard hours of racing together and she never failed me. Big drops, long doubles, steep rocky terain, slick mud, deep sand and some very hard crashes, she handled them all like a pro. To her I raise my glass and applaud, slainte my friend

  2. #2
    Gravity Is Yer Friend dirtbikedude's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    "Over the Hill" and going down fast in the 805.
    My Bikes
    Scott Gambler, Scott Ransom, Kona Bear, Bianchi 928 Carbon/Chorus, C'Dale Rize4
    Posts
    2,961
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Here is a pic of the best ride I have yet to own.

  3. #3
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,888
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    Cheers cheers. Another Kona lives to retirement.

    Ever think of applying for a kona sponsorship. You seem to love them ...

  4. #4
    Gravity Is Yer Friend dirtbikedude's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    "Over the Hill" and going down fast in the 805.
    My Bikes
    Scott Gambler, Scott Ransom, Kona Bear, Bianchi 928 Carbon/Chorus, C'Dale Rize4
    Posts
    2,961
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    As a matter of fact I have and am waiting a reply. So we will see.

    Slainte

  5. #5
    NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS! a2psyklnut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
    My Bikes
    Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
    Posts
    7,965
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I thought you bought new tires!

    I really need to get out more!

    L8R
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
    "Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger

  6. #6
    Syracuse Orangeman 4 Life killerasp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    NY, NY
    Posts
    472
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Are you retiring or the bike is?

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    113
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I know that feeling. After 3 faithful years on my trek 7000, it was finally time to retire her. God I loved the 8spd drivetrain, no hassels like this nine speed.

    With any luck my stumpy comp (fsr) will serve me at least 5 good years, and yeah, I have already racked up some classic crashes that include sand, rock, and ruts.

    Bikes are the best, never ask for anything, except for a little oil.

  8. #8
    Gravity Is Yer Friend dirtbikedude's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    "Over the Hill" and going down fast in the 805.
    My Bikes
    Scott Gambler, Scott Ransom, Kona Bear, Bianchi 928 Carbon/Chorus, C'Dale Rize4
    Posts
    2,961
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Are you retiring or the bike is?
    The bike.

    Slainte

  9. #9
    It's the fight in the man Rich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Churton Park, Wellington, NZ
    My Bikes
    Pace RC200 F2 (British Built!)
    Posts
    1,209
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Did you throw a party for her? :fun:

    Rich
    Making New Zealand a safer place :)

  10. #10
    Gravity Is Yer Friend dirtbikedude's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    "Over the Hill" and going down fast in the 805.
    My Bikes
    Scott Gambler, Scott Ransom, Kona Bear, Bianchi 928 Carbon/Chorus, C'Dale Rize4
    Posts
    2,961
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Did you throw a party for her?
    Of corse. Lots of Guiness and Gameldansk. Great food and a long relaxing ride.

    Slainte

Posting Permissions

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