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Old 08-23-07, 11:49 AM
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Downhillers

I was in at the tail end of a 77 mile road ride up a six mile hill at Snoeshoe, WV the other day. There I am climbing and climbing, and here comes a buss full of downhillers with their bikes on a trailer. Now I ride XC, but I just couldn't believe downhillers existed it till I actually saw it. People ride bikes down hill and take a bus or a ski lift back up. It's just crazy. The whole point of biking (to me) is to travel under your own power.

If you're a down hiller, you ought to consider just buying a dirtbike. You already have the helmet and chest protector. A decencent used dirtbike only costs as much as downhill bike. The money you save on lift tickets can be put towards gas. You don't have to ride at only at ski resorts. Plus dirtbikes are way faster, and can jump further. If your going to use mechcanical power do it right.
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Old 08-23-07, 11:58 AM
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Haha! That was a very amateur attempt at being a troll. Do try to be a bit more subtle; you will draw more of the unsuspecting in.
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Old 08-23-07, 11:59 AM
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No I'm serious, I can't understand why anyone would ride downhill.
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I'm still not biting. BTW, trolling works better with proper spelling. Bus instead of buss; decent instead of decencent; etc. - - lends credibility.
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I'm going to have confit de canard for supper tonight. My local supermarket sells some that have already been prepared and that simply need warming in the oven. I don't think I'd have the patience or skill to prepare it from scratch.
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I'm going to have confit de canard for supper tonight. My local supermarket sells some that have already been prepared and that simply need warming in the oven. I don't think I'd have the patience or skill to prepare it from scratch.
I like duck but I've never had confit de canard...it sounds tasty though.
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Originally Posted by Pete ***erlin View Post
I agree.

There is nothing like climbing a hill and then kicking back and having a nice beer while you wait for the bus to pick you up and take you back down.
LMAO!!!!
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I like duck but I've never had confit de canard...it sounds tasty though.
It is delicious. You must have French restaurants out west? Take your missus out for a nice dinner.
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It is delicious. You must have French restaurants out west? Take your missus out for a nice dinner.
Is it OK if we take our Mistress?
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I admit, my second paragraph was probably unnecessary and made the post seem trollish. I really did find it quite strange that day. I saw an aspect of cycling that was very foreign to me.
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Originally Posted by biknbrian View Post
The whole point of biking (to me) is to travel under your own power.
Did it ever occur to you that others may ride for reasons different than your own?

P.S. All of us on the bus were laughing at you.
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Originally Posted by biknbrian View Post
I saw an aspect of cycling that was very foreign to me.

...and that makes it wrong?
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Originally Posted by gastro View Post
P.S. All of us on the bus were laughing at you.


Although there is still some debate about who was laughing whom:

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Did it ever occur to you that others may ride for reasons different than your own?
Impossible. Do tell.
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Please note the (to me). I do understand that peope do different things for different reasons. Also I actually don't care if you want to ride DH. Just found it strange, that's all.
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Although there is still some debate about who was laughing whom:

Ahhhhh,tose crazy downhillers and their bussessses
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The SS bus is not nearly as fancy, although it appears to be of similar vintage...

One of the drivers, Kerry, is really fun to ride up with. He absolutely flogs that thing, and executes perfect double clutched, rev matched downshifts every time. That's not a simple task while piloting a short bus overfilled with loud, muddy dhers on a steep mountain road with a 30 bike trailer in tow.
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The SS bus is not nearly as fancy, although it appears to be of similar vintage...

One of the drivers, Kerry, is really fun to ride up with. He absolutely flogs that thing, and executes perfect double clutched, rev matched downshifts every time. That's not a simple task while piloting a short bus overfilled with loud, muddy dhers on a steep mountain road with a 30 bike trailer in tow.
heh heh. You wrote "short bus".
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The OP doesnt find downhilling appealing, so what? let him be and let him express his thoughts. They are as valid as the opposing ones.

****! Where's the freedom of speech here?

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The OP doesnt find downhilling appealing, so what? let him be and let him express his thoughts. They are as valid as the opposing ones.

****! Where's the freedom of speech here?

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I think we did that, didn't we? I'm not even sure I saw an opposing view expressed. I think that was very commendable of all of us.
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The OP doesnt find downhilling appealing, so what? let him be and let him express his thoughts. They are as valid as the opposing ones.

****! Where's the freedom of speech here?

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Atta boy OP.

god damn ****ing downhillers. When will they learn.

Maybe you should start a thread about the God dam ****ing roadies also. Pigeon chested ******* couldn't punch their way out of a pair of assos bibs

Oh, and don't forget the ****ing Tri-Geeks. Leg shaving, sports bra wearing girly men.

Oh, and the XC geek - gram shaving lycra clad heart monitor wearing short travel asswipes.

Don't even get me started on the Jews and Blacks.........
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or black jewish xc tri-geeks downhilling on road bikes?

OP: there are some of us who DH *and* ride back up. we're the ones who dont have a bus(s).
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Originally Posted by Curt Kurt View Post
Atta boy OP.


Don't even get me started on the Jews and Blacks.........
....or inbred hillbillys and muslems
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Biknbrian is probably a Steeler's fan.


Enough said.
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Originally Posted by Curt Kurt View Post
Atta boy OP.

god damn ****ing downhillers. When will they learn.

Maybe you should start a thread about the God dam ****ing roadies also. Pigeon chested ******* couldn't punch their way out of a pair of assos bibs

Oh, and don't forget the ****ing Tri-Geeks. Leg shaving, sports bra wearing girly men.

Oh, and the XC geek - gram shaving lycra clad heart monitor wearing short travel asswipes.

Don't even get me started on the Jews and Blacks.........
what about the ss ridgid guys
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