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Old 04-10-05, 05:21 PM   #1
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Did First Drop Ever! Yay!

Hey, i just want to share my little story....

Today i finally worked up the courage to ride off a ledge near my house. It was pretty small. Just over 2ft to flat. Maybe i should have checked it over first because the lip was raised a bit and it almost caused me to do a faceplant onto concrete (ouch!!!). It was all going well - i had enough speed, i executed a perfect wheelie , but then my rear wheel caught the lip, and yeah.... i managed to land, very akwardly to say the least, and then i looked up and saw two kids that had seen my little mishap....i turned red and sped off....haha...i'm a loser....

I returned to the ledge a little while later and did the drop again, making sure that the back wheel didn't catch anything. It went a lot smoother, although i still landed pretty hard. Oh well, i have the rest of the summer to perfect it. Need to work on those bunnyhops too. I just hope my crappy bike holds up...

Yeah, so that's all. Later
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Old 04-10-05, 05:27 PM   #2
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Wait was it a jump of like flat then a drop off? I did my first 6-stair recently. Now its time to do the 8-stair near my house.
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Old 04-10-05, 06:14 PM   #3
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you just got to keep on going bigger and bigger. the biggest drop i have done was 6.5 feet. i put both of my wheels out of true on that one because it was a flat landing.
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Old 04-10-05, 06:57 PM   #4
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Now try a 5 footer
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Old 04-10-05, 07:25 PM   #5
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Now try a 5 footer
why don't you just tell me to go kill myself??!?!? hehe...just joking. But seriously, if i tried a 5 footer it wouldn't be pretty....
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Old 04-10-05, 08:35 PM   #6
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my friend jumped a 14-stair over at the high school yesterday on his new hard-tail. i was just standing there like =0
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There's a sweet 18 stair at a school near my house...only problem is that there is only a 3 foot runup.
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