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Fromme ride or walk?

May 10, 2010, 12:33 a.m.
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It has, unfortunately, become obvious that things like pedaling up Fromme, the Grouse Grind and trail running are something my body reacts poorly to now; these were things I loved to do; it was not easy to give up.

this is why i think you're such a good example. you want nothing more than to be able to pedal up fromme or do some epic xc ride, yet you have certain physical limitations that prevent you from doing that.

other people have no limitations but would rather throw that gift away and let it rot instead of taking full advantage of it to maximize their enjoyment of life.

it's a mindset that i just don't get.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity ~ Seneca

May 10, 2010, 1:09 a.m.
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i only drive up

May 10, 2010, 6:53 a.m.
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Team Push Up never pedals.

Grumpy Trail Builder in Training

May 10, 2010, 7:55 a.m.
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I helidrop into the quarry above 7th.

treezz
wow you are a ass

May 10, 2010, 8:29 a.m.
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i don't even have to get to the mountain. I just click my 5.10s together three times, saying "there's no place like Fromme"

There's no place like fromme

May 10, 2010, 8:37 a.m.
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C'mon now, if you can climb Burnaby, you can climb Fromme.

different bikes:
burnaby - steel ht with 5" fork
shore - slacked out dh bike with 36t ring and 8" fork

i pick my battles :P

May 10, 2010, 9 a.m.
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different bikes:
burnaby - steel ht with 5" fork
shore - slacked out dh bike with 36t ring and 8" fork

i pick my battles :P

Many people ride slacked out DH bikes on Burnaby Mountain too though, you could argue that it isn't necessary for Fromme or Burnaby Mountain.

May 10, 2010, 9:09 a.m.
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^^ that's why there's a bus.

May 10, 2010, 9:20 a.m.
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^^ that's why there's a bus.

on Fromme, since when?

May 10, 2010, 9:23 a.m.
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Well, there's your problem right there. A slacked out DH bike with 36t and 8" fork is overkill on Fromme.:eek2:
You need a 6 [HTML_REMOVED] 6 sniper machine and double rings up front.:couple:

I'm only giving you a hard time cuz you give the SFU shuttlers such a hard time!:fruit:

haha that slacked out squish saved my ass a few times on sunday. i have no issue with compensating for my lack of skill.

i'd love to have a 6x6 with dualrings :( i need a sponsor - anyone? anyone? bueller?

shuttling sfu is ghey

May 10, 2010, 9:33 a.m.
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i'd love to have a 6x6 with dualrings :( i need a sponsor - anyone? anyone? bueller?

Do you still have your old FR bike, maybe put it on a diet with a more AM type build?

May 10, 2010, 9:56 a.m.
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C'mon now, if you can climb Burnaby, you can climb Fromme.

Not if she's on her DH rig.

May 10, 2010, 10:46 a.m.
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Do you still have your old FR bike, maybe put it on a diet with a more AM type build?

nope, gave it to my bf

May 10, 2010, 2:29 p.m.
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I once had a comment made to me when I was pushing my bike up Fromme. When I politely informed the big mouth that I had just pedalled from the Cap College (Superstore) they shut the f*[HTML_REMOVED]K up. Some of those riding Fromme don't just drive to Mtn Hwy and climb up. Everyone is in a different situation and to judge anyone who is pushing seems very shortsighted.

"only the good riders wipe out on the easy stuff" - Heathen

May 10, 2010, 2:43 p.m.
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this thread reminds me of the 29'r up fromme thread. Who cares what you're riding or how you're getting up the hill. Go out and have fun. If you wanna push, then push. It's still a hell of a lot better then sitting watching tv all day.

No one should be judged on how fast they ride or walk up.

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