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    Huge Drops!

    I've done lots of big drops over the years, but this was unusually intimidating for me, and it took quite a while to psych myself up for it! (Could be because at almost 56, I know it takes a lot longer to bounce back from injuries than when I was 20!)

    The landing was hard pan and sloped *back* towards me, making it very difficult to roll out. Approx. 6 foot drop, but when I was up there, my eyes were looking 12 feet down!

    The thumbnail below should change in a while, so if you're seeing the split screen thumb, that is *not* the drop I'm referring to, haha,.


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    Nice. I couldn't even balance on one of those.
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    Nice! I'm always impressed by your videos. Pretty cool stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hodie21 View Post
    Nice. I couldn't even balance on one of those.
    Quote Originally Posted by ShimmerFade View Post
    Nice! I'm always impressed by your videos. Pretty cool stuff.
    Thanks guys!

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    Spine crushing, Geeze!

    Nice vid...makes me wanna up my game on 2 wheels.

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    Is genetic reproduction still possible after those drops? Just a worry, er thought......
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

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    Dude you're awesome. I hope to be doing what you're doing at 56.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daspydyr View Post
    Is genetic reproduction still possible after those drops? Just a worry, er thought......
    yeah thats what i was wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    Spine crushing, Geeze!

    Nice vid...makes me wanna up my game on 2 wheels.
    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daspydyr View Post
    Is genetic reproduction still possible after those drops? Just a worry, er thought......
    If I asked that of anyone doing drops on a bike, what would your answer be?

    Quote Originally Posted by robncircus View Post
    Dude you're awesome. I hope to be doing what you're doing at 56.
    Thanks man! And I hope to be doing what I'm doing when I'm 66...and 76...and beyond!

    Quote Originally Posted by YamiRider1316 View Post
    yeah thats what i was wondering.
    See reply to that question above.

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    Yeah but with a regular bike you have suspension and your legs to absorb the impact where as it seems with a unicycle you have your seat and your kahones to absorb it. Granted I really have no frame of reference given i cant even sit on a unicycle.

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    I don't know too many experienced mtbers who have there weight on the saddle at *impact* from a drop! They, like me, are standing on the PEDALS, with all their weight OFF the saddle. And I have a great deal of shock absorption from my 65mm LM rim and 3" wide high volume tire, plus my legs. Nads a 100% safe from harm! So there you go...I'm happy to educate the uninformed!

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