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    Ranzak
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    New Bike, First Ride, Worst Crash ...yet

    Ok I picked up my first full-suspension bike this morning. A beautiful 2007 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp
    Rode straight over to local singletrack playground to give it a spin.

    Loving it, flying over roots, rocks, drops that always had me and my HT nervous and/or beat up

    Telling myself to slow down a little this bike is fantastic but it is not magic ... Yikes! a tree has fallen across the trail, HA! I am on SuperBike -----> WHAM (wow a massive bunny hop on this bike results in much different trajectory than on old hard tail) and my front wheel slams into the downed tree resulting in a massive face plant that breaks my helmet, chews open my chin, lips, nose and forehead, both legs and rt forearm
    my throat/neck is so sore that I can barely swallow (from straps on helmet, not sure)
    I am so dizzy and disoriented that I lay there in the trail for a while ... I have never had a wreck where I wasn't immediately checking my bike for damage but my head hurt so bad that the throbbing took precedence

    Gingerly began pedalling back to the car and on home where ice packs, codeine, and a shower got me thinking of riding again

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    That is why whenever you make the move from ht to fs, you always give yourself time to adjust to the bike and how it reacts.
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    Those new bikes can get you in over your head........or on it. Hope you OK.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    So does that make me fearless or insane ... (see KonaRider's name thingy)

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    Oh yeah I'm fine, thanks. Gonna give it another go tomorrow!

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    ohh man. At least you made it back alive and posted up your pwnedness for us...

    so, tell me... what will your next helmet look like?

    This perhaps:



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    Just picked up my new FS a Trek Fuel EX6 and did the same thing. Look at me I'm superman, well I flew like him but had a tough time with the landings.

    Glad to hear your OK...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranzak
    So does that make me fearless or insane ... (see KonaRider's name thingy)
    Depends.
    Quote Originally Posted by scrodzilla
    I'm going out on the town tonight and it won't be over until I snort a line of habanero seeds off the hood of a red Fiero.
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    Trying to bunnyhop on a FS isn't easy.

    Ever wonder why trials rigs are hardtail/rigid?

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    Glad you are okay there, you manly man, you! You have no fear!!!! You are crazily insane!!!

    (Oh man, now you got me afraid of MY new bike...... )
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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfasterr
    ohh man. At least you made it back alive and posted up your pwnedness for us...

    so, tell me... what will your next helmet look like?

    This perhaps:



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    I was thinking of this one: helmet.jpg

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    That thing has no ventilation and probably gets really hot in the direct sunlight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by a2psyklnut
    That thing has no ventilation and probably gets really hot in the direct sunlight!

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    what about:


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    a quick pic post crash

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranzak
    I was thinking of this one: helmet.jpg
    lol that actually made me laugh out loud thanks for the refresher on that one hehehhe

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    Since its the landing thats hard maybe you need somthing like this



    and a few cans of redbull.

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    very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranzak
    i have to say that is one awsome paint job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KonaRider24
    That is why whenever you make the move from ht to fs, you always give yourself time to adjust to the bike and how it reacts.
    Sure... tell em that now! Where was your sound advice eight years ago when I did the same thing as the OP?
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