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I hit my first real drop off today

Old 04-27-05, 05:46 PM
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I hit my first real drop off today

It felt sooooo good i was riding home and saw this giant dirt hill and on the back side it dropped off like 15' it was sick my friend did it to. Sorry i know it sounds stupid but i am so stoked i cant wait till the snow melts in tahoe!!!!!
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Old 04-27-05, 05:52 PM
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Good job. 15 feet is at least twice as big as I've done, and even that scared the heck out of me since I almost crashed after the landing.
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Old 04-27-05, 06:09 PM
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That is awsome! I am stoked for ya! I dont go much bigger than picknic table drops, but hey im workin on it and still haven fun! Are you riding a hardtail or soft?
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Old 04-27-05, 08:16 PM
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Yeah are you riding soft or hard? And if which bike? Thats awsome good job on that jump
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Old 04-27-05, 08:20 PM
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Hey Che, what are you riding? Saw your post on going over the bars, figured you must have gotten something by now.
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Old 04-27-05, 08:22 PM
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I am riding this Shwinn Bike from liek 2000 but I am still saving for my new bike....Its and ok bike not to bad for 250 bucks..
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Old 04-27-05, 08:51 PM
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no offense, but somehow i doubt that you, for your first drop, dropped 15+ feet. maybe 15 pinkbike feet (which is more like 6-7), but 15 real feet is a whole nuther story.
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Old 04-27-05, 09:01 PM
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Ii think he might have ment 15 "inches". He probably just got the mesurements all mixed up.
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Old 04-27-05, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by handlebarsfsr
...15 pinkbike feet (which is more like 6-7)...
LOL
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Old 04-27-05, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by handlebarsfsr
maybe 15 pinkbike feet (which is more like 6-7), but 15 real feet is a whole nuther story.
So true. Just like here, it depends on if your using a real ruler or a Belair (a riding area) ruler.
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Old 04-27-05, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by che_lives90
Yeah are you riding soft or hard? And if which bike? Thats awsome good job on that jump
You are a certifiable MORON. Look at his signature.
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Old 04-27-05, 10:09 PM
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Two things... I have to agree with handlebarsfsr- 15 feet is kinda big for first drop. But if it was really 15, good job, and second, trekkie... back off. Not all of us know what a Haro Escapade 8.1 is, and even if you did, I know i dont look at everyone's signature every time I read a post.
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Old 04-27-05, 10:11 PM
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oh, and one more thing--- post some pics! we'd love to see them!
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Originally Posted by trekkie820
You are a certifiable MORON. Look at his signature.

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Old 04-27-05, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by che_lives90
I am riding this Shwinn Bike from liek 2000 but I am still saving for my new bike....Its and ok bike not to bad for 250 bucks..
I am flowing a Schwinn too! Cool....anyway hey BOSTON, if 15' is your first real drop I'd have to ask what you consider a not real drop! 15 ft is sick!!!! I am just hitting the mid single digit drops and I am stoked....way to go bro
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Old 04-27-05, 11:04 PM
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Of coarse when I am at the bar after, the drop increases a few feet, but that is just the way things are I guess. Did I ever tell you about the size of the fish i caught the other day...?
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Old 04-28-05, 09:55 AM
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the slope was only like 15 feet we didnt land on the flats cuz i'm riding a hardtail so it was probably like 10 plus the landing. Oh and i didnt say it was my first drop ever. I sayed it was my first real drop as in big one. And as for picks i'll try and get some with my friends camera
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