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Old 07-16-11, 03:52 PM   #1
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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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Old 07-16-11, 04:35 PM   #2
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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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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......
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Dude you're awesome. I hope to be doing what you're doing at 56.
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yeah thats what i was wondering.
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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......
If I asked that of anyone doing drops on a bike, what would your answer be?

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Thanks man! And I hope to be doing what I'm doing when I'm 66...and 76...and beyond!

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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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