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Old 08-20-07, 09:04 PM   #1
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Random funny

I was leaving the local XC trail the other day and saw this dude roll up on a Fuel EX with his buddies who were riding borrowed bikes. Mr. Fuel looked like he was trying to impress. Anyway...the Fuel dude slapped on some crazy FR shin guards like he was goin a huckin.

I was over at the "other" forum looking in the Jamis section and there was this dude wearing a full face, RockGardn carbon knuck gloves, arm guards, shin guards...yet he was riding a Jamis XLT.

My gosh people are hucking featherweights these days. Makes me wanna go out and buy a Stumpy HT and throw on some body armor, hehe.



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Old 08-20-07, 09:30 PM   #2
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nice, i saw a video with some pros and they took an old road bike and did some trials at a skate park with it. not as stupid as your examples, but still weird. my friend had a Zellers bike, destroyed it while he was building his Norco, and then sold it for $80 to some kid. and the kid said $80, my friend thought to himself $10, but ya.
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I was leaving the local XC trail the other day and saw this dude roll up on a Fuel EX with his buddies who were riding borrowed bikes. Mr. Fuel looked like he was trying to impress. Anyway...the Fuel dude slapped on some crazy FR shin guards like he was goin a huckin.

I was over at the "other" forum looking in the Jamis section and there was this dude wearing a full face, RockGardn carbon knuck gloves, arm guards, shin guards...yet he was riding a Jamis XLT.

My gosh people are hucking featherweights these days. Makes me wanna go out and buy a Stumpy HT and throw on some body armor, hehe.



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funny.

my experience is a bit different though. I see people gear up more than they need to. So, they may get a bike that suits their riding style. for example, XLT for trail riding. but the protection freak in them combined with gear envy makes them wear too much gear than necessary. good for the gear maker though. and makes some funny observation for the jaded ones.

I have seen full face helmets on regular bike paths. go figure.
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I think that was the OP's observation as well.
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My gosh people are hucking featherweights these days. Makes me wanna go out and buy a Stumpy HT and throw on some body armor, hehe.
sorry if I missundrstood.

But, I though chelboed was talking about people using lighter bike for heavier duty riding...

and my observation was, people are using heavier duty gear/protection for very very lighter duty riding....

please correct me if I am wrong.

thanks for pointing it out though.
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I took that as sarcasm, I could be the one wrong though.
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If you guy's knew the local XC trail Chelboed is talking about, the mere thought of hucking would make you laugh! The new guy building timid switchbacks and turning good bike trails into pedestrian freindly multi use paths has all but taken any challenge away! Hell the only place you need a helmet is in the parking lot! Think Shin guards and body armour on paved paths!
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Ha that's so true...yet a week ago there was a young lady at the Mansion on an Epic with shin guards... (inside joke) I gotta cut her some slack though...she's fun and I like riding with her and her hubby.
(BTW the XC trail I was talking about was the LRT...even funnier, eh? hahahaha)


sherpaPeak: I was actually being sarcastic. People are way over geared around here sometimes. I guess I'm guilty too...I ride an XLT for trail riding. I also use it for every other type of riding though...It's my only MTB not including my Raleigh that I use as a commuter. Just ask born2bahick...I break everything so I need something a bit tougher than a Trance or something.
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So I won't be needing my chest protector for tonight's mansion ride then?
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Sometimes I wear knee pads............I'm a wuss.
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So I won't be needing my chest protector for tonight's mansion ride then?
Nope, but the other day after I did that second loop was when I saw "Mr. Fuel EX" with his shinny's. Heck...maybe he has some sorta problem with his feet slipping out of his clips and raking his shins.

BTW all...I'd like to formally welcome brad@bradandkim to the forums. I rode with him the first time last week. He's only been riding hard for a short time and he's pretty dang fast.
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For the record, I think I've gotten more banged up, scraped, gravel-rashed, bloodied and sore riding XC than I have downhilling just because of the lack of wearing anything protective.
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Old 08-21-07, 02:56 PM   #13
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Thanks Ed. I will try not to slow you down too much tonight but feel free to ride on ahead. Just toss a leaf or piece of shirt down every hundred yards so I don't get lost.

Seems like a pretty good forum goin' on here.
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Seems like a pretty good forum goin' on here.
Just hang around a while..................
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I've seen neighborhood kids simply riding down the street with crazy DH rigs. They probably rarely, if ever, actually ride downhill.
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It can deteriorate fast eh?
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Sometimes I wear knee pads............I'm a wuss.
That's acceptable on blue bikes! Or when the rider is in advancing years!
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I did get elbow guards. I banged up my elbows so bad last year that my daughters started commenting that I shouldn't be wearing short sleeve shirts because my elbows looked ugly. I was having a problem with trees jumping in front of me and I kept trying to swat them with my arms.

This year I didn't wear my elbow guards much but the trees do seem a lot tamer.
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...I was having a problem with trees jumping in front of me and I kept trying to swat them with my arms...
And here I thought Idaho was the the only place with those bad-mannered Ent trees.
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I have seen full face helmets on regular bike paths. go figure.
I have worn full face helmets on regular bike paths. go figure.
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I have worn full face helmets on regular bike paths. go figure.
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nice, i saw a video with some pros and they took an old road bike and did some trials at a skate park with it.
Sounds cool! Can you tell us the name of the video, or post a URL please? Thanks in advance!
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