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Old 01-15-05, 05:13 PM
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I rode down 3 stairs!

and didn't fall! Ha! here is a vid of it.

http://realisticillusions.fluxworks....a/DSCF2418.AVI
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Old 01-15-05, 05:20 PM
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LOL... heck, I even get a bit scared at that number of steps. Keep it up! Next is to bunny hop (do they use that term anymore?) up those three steps. My goal this year is to do a wheelie at least the length of a city block.
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Way to go,be careful that can get addicting.Check out my stair pics in the urban pics thread.
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Does work for me
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Old 01-15-05, 05:59 PM
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I want this to sound the nicest way it can, and I'm by no means trying to be a sm@rt@ss...


You're the largest person I've ever seen ride a bike.

I know I shouldn't have said that....


Steps can be tricky, especially the real steep ones made from tree logs.

Good job, ya gotta start somewhere !!!!

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Old 01-15-05, 06:26 PM
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He's cool though. That's what matters.
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I thinnk its great you think he's the largest person you have ever seen riding a bike but it's comments like those you should keep to yourself.

That being said, stairs are fun but hauling ass downhill is way funner
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Old 01-15-05, 07:46 PM
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Word, TRD, you looked rather nonchalant on the runout....was it easier than you expected?

We'd better see a 6-8 stair line pretty soon.

Although it's counterintuitive, the more speed you carry, the smoother it gets.
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Old 01-15-05, 07:58 PM
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I suck. Still doesn't work for me.
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Got it...good job.
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Originally Posted by sodaNext
is to bunny hop (do they use that term anymore?)
not really, lol they use the term "try to clear them"

nice job TRD!!! I think the most i've gone down is like 45, was bloody scary though

Next, do a 6 stair

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Originally Posted by gastrocnemius
Word, TRD, you looked rather nonchalant on the runout....was it easier than you expected?

We'd better see a 6-8 stair line pretty soon.

Although it's counterintuitive, the more speed you carry, the smoother it gets.
Fer sure, If you can talk yourself into it carry lots of speed and they smooth right out.
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Hey TRD,

Props Dude!!! You are Bad A$$. I am a bit Large too and have nothing but respect for you.

I am just getting into the sport and I want to do that.

I got a Trek 3700 for Christmas and it bit me, I have the bug now.......I just went out 3 days ago and got a '04 Rockhopper Comp and I love it. I like the Hoss tho and wanted one but I think the Rockhopper is great too.

300# of pedaling fury.....out.

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Old 01-15-05, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by HammerTheHill
I thinnk its great you think he's the largest person you have ever seen riding a bike but it's comments like those you should keep to yourself.
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Thanks for your thinnking, whatever than is....

I'm sorry "you" have a prob with my comment, but maybe someday you'll get over it....

I don't feel PWRDbyTRD needs any support from the peanut gallery.
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It was rather easy...I just had to push myself back some...I was really scared at first but once I got over the 3 steps I was like woo! and did it like 8 more times. LoL. Next I do want to try this 5 stair one just like that. The stairs are really shallow so it's pretty easy. More speed would have been nice. I almost hit up the 5 stairs one but all these little skater kids invaded and were using it so I didn't wanna bother them. There was a bad ass BMXer there who was really cool I talked to him about bikes and stuff and he seemed pretty interested in some of the trails around knoxville. He's from athens which is basically the BFE of Tennessee.

As far as being the biggest person you've seen on a bike, that should be proof that anyone can do anything
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Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
As far as being the biggest person you've seen on a bike, that should be proof that anyone can do anything
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My thoughts exactly ....

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Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
As far as being the biggest person you've seen on a bike, that should be proof that anyone can do anything
Hella yeah!!!
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It's kinda sad that I was actually worried to go down that....my question for you all is...if I ride those same depth stairs...do you think I will be at anymore of an angle, or was I about as steep as I'm gonna get for those style of stairs? I don't know how much "steeper" I wanna go. Either way I think monday I'm gonna hit up the 5 stair with cryo
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Originally Posted by markst
300# of pedaling fury.....out.

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Originally Posted by gastrocnemius
Hopefully soon enough that's where I'll be
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Those steps are wider than they are high, so naturally is a little easier to traverse them. You could go forever on that type w/o ever worrying about anything. The steeper type, equally wide as high pose more of a prob, but only if you go too slow. The bottom is where your concern should be, or if the steps are tiered with flat sections every 10 steps or so. Just keep your arms extended forward & your rearend as far back as possible, and you can ride down anything the rest of us can. The jumping is where more experience & finesse comes into play....
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Originally Posted by Killer B
Those steps are wider than they are high, so naturally is a little easier to traverse them. You could go forever on that type w/o ever worrying about anything. The steeper type, equally wide as high pose more of a prob, but only if you go too slow. The bottom is where your concern should be, or if the steps are tiered with flat sections every 10 steps or so. Just keep your arms extended forward & your rearend as far back as possible, and you can ride down anything the rest of us can. The jumping is where more experience & finesse comes into play....
Sounds like I'll be hitting up the 5 stair one....you can't really see it in the vid but I actually moved myself back quite a bit to hit those stairs...I did NOT want to wipe out.
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You ain't got anything to worry about man.... 1/2 of bike riding is in your head anyway, trust me.
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Riding up town is addictive...the best part is there are sooo many hot girls to look at while you're up there *drools*
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Sounds like Bent Creek in S. Asheville, NC
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