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Old 02-11-07, 11:30 AM
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Take it easy ...

Originally Posted by wethepeople
Is it a flesh wound?

Suck it up princess. Flesh wounds are nothing, I rode for a full day at the hill with a gaped arm and then when the races were done I hit up the clinic to receive 12 stitches. Try breaking a bone like a hip, thats easily the worst injury I've had. It haunts me to this very day, in fact this very minute I'm in pain because of it. Flesh wounds hardly faze me anymore.

You don't want to be forced to wear pads? Don't go home showing off your scratches.
Take it easy on the kid!!!! There is nothing wrong with wearing shin guards.

For the OP, Dianese are the best. Roach makes good ones, just make sure you get the open cell stuff. The closed cell guards are hotter then hades.
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Old 02-11-07, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by jiiiim
but he's riding xc lol
Do crashes not happen in xc?
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Old 02-11-07, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by wheelhot
Yes, I am using clipless.



Geez, why dont you guys understand....Its my mom who wants me to wear it. And accidents happen, how am I not to get stitches. Anyway come to think of it, if its not a competition, whats wrong wearing knee pads? Its better to reduce the amount of injury as much as possible so It wont affect urself when you are aged, am I correcT?
What don't you understand that you suck on two wheels?
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Old 02-11-07, 05:14 PM
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I wear shin pads during some of my rides. Really depends on how/where I am riding. I definately don't wear them 100% of the time
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Old 02-11-07, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy
What don't you understand that you suck on two wheels?
Have you ridden with him or seen him ride? For a mod, your rush to comments like this is pretty unbecoming.
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Old 02-11-07, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by santiago
Have you ridden with him or seen him ride? For a mod, your rush to comments like this is pretty unbecoming.
I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 02-11-07, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by santiago
Have you ridden with him or seen him ride? For a mod, your rush to comments like this is pretty unbecoming.

I don't take nicely with getting told to take English classes when my primary language is English, especially when it's from someone whose native tongue isn't English.

I'm just grouchy because I had to drive 300 frikken miles just to find out my sister had her frikken purse the whole damn time.
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Old 02-11-07, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy
I don't take nicely with getting told to take English classes when my primary language is English, especially when it's from someone whose native tongue isn't English.

I'm just grouchy because I had to drive 300 frikken miles just to find out my sister had her frikken purse the whole damn time.

((hugs))
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Old 02-11-07, 10:27 PM
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I just took a spill this weekend involving a full endo over the bars and a scraped up a knee and some very minor other scrathes. Kneeguard and shinguards would have helped big time, just food for thought. Heal up and enjoy!
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Old 02-11-07, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Pheard
Do crashes not happen in xc?
it was a reply to al.wong's message
"what's so bad about wearing protection? if you're wearing jeans they'll go right over them. downhillers, freeriders, dirjumpers all wear protection. you can never have enough."

al.wong was talking about dh,fr, and dj uses protection
and i want to point out he rides XC
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Old 02-12-07, 06:22 AM
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cause it seems you dont understand my question and end up giving me weird answers.....geez
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Originally Posted by wheelhot
Who are you referring this too? Me? Damn you should go to some english class to UNDERSTAND that I do not want to wear the knee pads.
I think this calls for a ban on ALL BF priveledges set upon you! Dissin' a moderator in public
How dare you post with such ferocity in a personal & direct shot,wheelhot...... Shame, shame on yoouuuu! Naughty! Naughty!
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Old 02-12-07, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by wheelhot
cause it seems you dont understand my question and end up giving me weird answers.....geez
A bit of advice - skip the story, and just post the question, and you'll get a lot less grief, wheelhot.

If you had titled your post something like "good kneepads/shin guards?" and just described what you want, think of all the posts above you wouldn't have had to read or react to!
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Old 02-12-07, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by chelboed
Oooooh...ahhhhhhh...I'm not worthy.


Yeah hooligan...I broke my arm off once...I just put it in my Camelbak until I was done riding. (It made a good kickstand when I had to pee too...I just had a hard time holding the drawers and aiming the pee'er at the same time )
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Old 02-12-07, 08:57 AM
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i think protection = risk/convenience. your mom probably doesn't care much for your convenience of having to put pads on so to her the amount of protection you wear should equal the amount of risk you're taking, and if she doesn't know exactly what you're doing out there, then she probably thinks the amount of risk is pretty high. you however don't think its that risky, and convenience means more to you, so the amount of protection you think you need is much lower. I ride XC and don't wear any pads either. I've thought about wearing pads every time i'm riding in shorts and a stickerbush grabs my leg, or if im wearing jeans and a stickerbush tries to pull my leg off. I had an endo a couple months ago where i flew above the bike about 3 feet then landed with my ribs on the bars then flipped over the front and landed on my face/chest and my elbow on a rock. i had a bruised rib, torn thumb tendon thing, lots of scrapes, and my elbow was ground like a sausage patty. that day i decided i wanted to wear at least a little protection. still don't though this season though i might wear some pads for the more aggressive xc, but for the light xc probably not.
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Old 02-12-07, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr W
I popped my collor bone right through the skin a couple of years back.

That stung quite a bit.

Its quite unnerving to see bone sticking through your shoulder out of the corner of your eye.

I have some pics somewhere.

Save, don't share.

I had to move the brake lever on my BMX to the left side, so I could ride with my cast on. I actually rode to my friend's the day I broke it, and he pointed out that a thumb at either end indicates a break. My pinky was actually bigger than my thumb though.
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Old 02-12-07, 11:27 PM
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I like the name of these MEC Kendo Armors

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Wheelhot... Honestly, don't worry about having to wear pads.

Just out of curiousity, how old are you? I remember when I was younger I hated wearing pads because it was "uncool". Then, my friend died when he crashed his bike. Obviously your helmet is your most important piece of protection, but like what's been said above - you can never have too much

I don't care anymore what other people think, or what it looks like. Depending on what riding I'm doing, I don't get on the bike without it.

Just my .02
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Originally Posted by chelboed
Yeah hooligan...I broke my arm off once...I just put it in my Camelbak until I was done riding. (It made a good kickstand when I had to pee too...I just had a hard time holding the drawers and aiming the pee'er at the same time )
Now that's funny.
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Wheelhot... Honestly, don't worry about having to wear pads.

Just out of curiousity, how old are you? I remember when I was younger I hated wearing pads because it was "uncool". Then, my friend died when he crashed his bike. Obviously your helmet is your most important piece of protection, but like what's been said above - you can never have too much

I don't care anymore what other people think, or what it looks like. Depending on what riding I'm doing, I don't get on the bike without it.

Just my .02
thanks for the encouragement, well im 17 this year and I am going to face a very important exam at the end of this year. Anyway my hydration back pack saved my back bone when my bike saddle fall on my back during a crash.

Oh yeah and Im sorry about your friend.

MEC Kendo Armors looks neat and nice, Im also thinking of Six Six One 4X4, whatcha think?
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Originally Posted by Brian
Save, don't share.

I had to move the brake lever on my BMX to the left side, so I could ride with my cast on. I actually rode to my friend's the day I broke it, and he pointed out that a thumb at either end indicates a break. My pinky was actually bigger than my thumb though.
I did that this summer when I compound fractured my right hand.
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I've taken to wearing shin guards pretty much every time I'm on my bike. I got sick of my shins looking like this:
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Oh my! I leg looked like that after my pedal got hungry.
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Old 02-14-07, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by fore
I've taken to wearing shin guards pretty much every time I'm on my bike. I got sick of my shins looking like this:
Hee hee, after a while you can't even feel shin gouges anymore... i lied.
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I've been real pleased with my sixsixone pads, plus wheelhot don't look at it as a bad thing, now you can go faster and jump off bigger things now that you'll have pads
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