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Old 11-07-09, 02:07 PM   #1
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My favorite kind of MTB crash...

is like the one I did the other day in Goosepond Park. That's where you accelerate up an incline, but you're really too lazy to give it enough watts, causing your bike to lose momentum, and then you start rolling backwards like in some bad cartoon, and you can't stop the bike, and you just keep over as the bike rolls in reverse. Fortunately I did not hit anything hard.

I did sort of discover that it's hard to do a totally easy day in the woods if only because at times the terrain demands 400-500 watt efforts just to keep the bike rolling forward. Oh well. It was a blast. Haven't really ridden the MTB in the woods (except for my short forays out with my dog Sam) this year. Gotta get out there once a week this winter.
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Old 11-07-09, 04:07 PM   #2
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Ouch. Grouchy Uncle-Pcad must be getting nervous that a thread he started hasn't gone to 6+ pages in 3 hours like in the 41

My favorite kind of crash happened today as well. I came up behind a guy and his young son, who was riding a pegged BMX on the trail. His dad pulls to the side to let me past, but the little guy stopped on the narrowest part of the trail, going uphill right in front of a really root-filled and rocky turn at the top. So I stopped, and should've just walked the bike up the section and mounted again on the top, but I decided to just put a foot down on either side and sort of waddle the bike forward. Needless to say, the front wheel hit a root as I was waddling, causing me to nut myself on the stem, slip on my cleat and fall into the bushes on the side of the path. The 11 year old had a mocking stare on his face.
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My favorite kind of crash? Anything I can walk away from with no damage to self or bike.
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Old 11-07-09, 07:50 PM   #5
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lol my favorite crashes are over the bars but the kind you see coming and you get to leap over the bars and jog down the hill through the rock and watch the bike tumble down.
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What are YOU doing here, o pcad?
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My favorite kind of crash? Anything I can walk away from with no damage to self or bike.
Correct.
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Anybody have a joint? I have a Bic lighter and a roach clip.
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I got lost on the way to the Road Nazi Convention.
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Anybody have a joint? I have a Bic lighter and a roach clip.
Just buy a bag a weed and be done with it. I'm sure a lot of MT bikers imbibe and a lot don't but your constant bringing up of the subject makes it obvious, head.
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Watts? You have lightbulbs plugged into your bike?
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My favourite kind of crash. Going over the handlebars at decent speed, but having the reflexes to land safely - on my elbows. No pain. No damage. Well...my handlebars looked like this:



But then I realised you can just push the hood back into shape.

(I know this is the MTB forum...I was MTB'ing I swear!)
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Old 11-08-09, 08:54 AM   #14
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Watts? You have lightbulbs plugged into your bike?
It's very festive!
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Old 11-08-09, 10:40 PM   #15
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You didn't wear Lycra Roadie garb on a MTB did you? Please tell me you have baggy cotton shorts and shirts?
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Old 11-09-09, 12:24 AM   #16
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You didn't wear Lycra Roadie garb on a MTB did you? Please tell me you have baggy cotton shorts and shirts?
Nope. He wears the sausage suit.

And really, why would you care what he wears?

FYI: cotton riding garb in the very humid area of the country where PCAD and I inhabit becomes very, very uncomfortable to ride in, very quickly once you work up a bit of sweat.
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Old 11-09-09, 04:38 AM   #17
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My favorite kind of crash....someone elses .

P-Cad ...you actually took the Ti out in the woods? Cool
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it is not to be shown. only worn underneath to keep the boys in place.
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is like the one I did the other day in Goosepond Park. That's where you accelerate up an incline, but you're really too lazy to give it enough watts, causing your bike to lose momentum, and then you start rolling backwards like in some bad cartoon, and you can't stop the bike, and you just keep over as the bike rolls in reverse. Fortunately I did not hit anything hard.

I did sort of discover that it's hard to do a totally easy day in the woods if only because at times the terrain demands 400-500 watt efforts just to keep the bike rolling forward. Oh well. It was a blast. Haven't really ridden the MTB in the woods (except for my short forays out with my dog Sam) this year. Gotta get out there once a week this winter.
Huh, this has never happened to me.
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is like the one I did the other day in Goosepond Park. That's where you accelerate up an incline, but you're really too lazy to give it enough watts, causing your bike to lose momentum, and then you start rolling backwards like in some bad cartoon, and you can't stop the bike, and you just keep over as the bike rolls in reverse. Fortunately I did not hit anything hard.

I did sort of discover that it's hard to do a totally easy day in the woods if only because at times the terrain demands 400-500 watt efforts just to keep the bike rolling forward. Oh well. It was a blast. Haven't really ridden the MTB in the woods (except for my short forays out with my dog Sam) this year. Gotta get out there once a week this winter.
P caddy

Too lazy?

or you just don't have the power.

It seems that your cottage of wattage might be a run down shack at your advanced age
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I'm just wondering why he removed his brakes from his XC bike...usually brakeless is reserved for the GnarPark riders. I know this had to be the case otherwise he would have squeezed a lever.
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Maybe he had his hands on the hoods.
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he was probably in the aero position with his new clip on aero bars.
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