Join Date: Sep 2003
Bikes: Cannondale F300, Sherpa, Cheap Wal-Mart bike
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Well I do a lot of what I call white trash downhill cuase I can't afford to buy the Gemeni of my dreams, and its hard for me to get up to the ski slopes. So I take the 5 mile downhill logging roads around my house. The roads are by no means easy, especially for a cannondale F300. There is track marks in the road and everything else you can imagine. I usually ride w/ a few friends who think I am an idiot as they are way behind me. But I rode with one particular person who says they refused to ride with an Mtb. bike, yet they like doing downhill, dirt jumping etc. I am thinking this has got to be a joke, cuase I don't know many if any people that ride downhills on 20" bikes, let alone a XC F300 of which barely absorbs any shock, and has the crappiest brakes. (About to change when I finally get my Gemeni) I meet him on the top of the road, and he is on a Redline RL440...wtf? I asked him, are you planning on killing yourself? We take off, and I continue to build speed, and am hitting about 35 and he is still by my side. I get to the strait section of which is so steep, you wont make it up with any vehicle during the winter. I am starting to hit 45, and my brakes soon become useless so I use the old white trash method of stopping which you will get a good laugh out of, putting your foot on the back tire! (Yes I know let the flaming begin) Still he is by my side, finally I get pissed enough that I just completly let go, and now I don't know what I am doing cuase I am to afraid to look up from the road, I leave him behind and start to brake for the U-turn when something feels soft and I can't figure out what it is, until I take the corner and realize...I have a flat at 40 mph! I nailed a rock supermanned and landed in the grass less then fifteen feet from where the downhill finally ended. I am waiting for him to come around and he doesn't, instead he comes running from around the turn spewing blood everywhere. After his 14 stitches, and the damage done to my bike, we both decided we had discovered downhill enough that we enjoyed it, and it was time to acutally get decent bikes, and do real downhill. (Not white trash downhill) I decided on The Gemeni, but he still doesn't want a mtb, so I figured this bike would be good for him IF it isn't the standard mongoose's that are out there. There is lots of bikes like this, but he wants it to be single speed, and small.
About the speeds...most people don't believe us on the speeds, but I am not lying those are accurate, unless my speedometer is off...
Possible, but still hell of crazy...