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April 26, 2010, 6:45 p.m.
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The "please keep your clothes on" thread demonstrated quite vividly that we have a number of characters that even the "best" of PB would have a hard time to rival. Just saying. Many lack the most primitive amount of common sense.

:lol: I never understood why it's called common sense. In my experiences on earth
it's anything but common.

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"i surf because, i"m always a better person when i come in"-Andy Irons
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April 26, 2010, 6:49 p.m.
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Joined: May 12, 2009

Just about the worst bike to ride on 7th is a DH bike. Way to tight, and come on, fromme isn't all GNAR

I quite enjoy Fromme on a big bike. Especially Oilcan and the bottom half of Espresso!

nobody is this dumb.

April 26, 2010, 7:23 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 8, 2006

:lol: I never understood why it's called common sense. In my experiences on earth
it's anything but common.

The two most "common" elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity :)

April 26, 2010, 7:27 p.m.
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I quite enjoy Fromme on a big bike. Especially Oilcan and the bottom half of Espresso!

Just looked at Gutsploder and that trail looks like fun!

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April 27, 2010, 5:46 a.m.
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Joined: May 29, 2004

The "please keep your clothes on" thread demonstrated quite vividly that we have a number of characters that even the "best" of PB would have a hard time to rival. Just saying. Many lack the most primitive amount of common sense.

So you really ARE that kind of Douche…..just because we disagree doesnt mean either of us is wrong.

….and who really cares what kind of bike you ride?

Just as long as it isn't a fixie.

Pastor of Muppets

April 27, 2010, 6:45 a.m.
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As long as you're having fun, who cares what you're riding?

^This

April 27, 2010, 6:53 a.m.
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Joined: Oct. 23, 2003

….and who really cares what kind of bike you ride?

Just as long as it isn't a fixie.

^This

Ha Ha! Made you look.

April 27, 2010, 8:41 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 29, 2008

Just as long as it isn't a fixie.

More importantly, this.

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April 27, 2010, 8:48 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 17, 2009

So you really ARE that kind of Douche…..just because we disagree doesnt mean either of us is wrong.

….and who really cares what kind of bike you ride?

Just as long as it isn't a fixie.

Actually, when it comes to keeping your mouse in the house while you are visiting someone's neighborhood, I am pretty sure there is a right and a wrong. Thanks for calling me a douche, though, maybe you should add that to the arsenal of words used to impress the locals, right next to "get over it"?

April 27, 2010, 9:42 a.m.
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Joined: Aug. 14, 2005

….and who really cares what kind of bike you ride?

Just as long as it isn't a fixie.

www.thisiswhy.co.uk

www.teamnfi.blogspot.com/

April 27, 2010, 1:03 p.m.
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btw this thread and the bby mtn thread…….i think we often forget why we're here or why we're on the mountain. too many judgments being passed around. here's an example of situations over the years that i have experienced and have thought about when i read this thread and the comments.

1) when i first started riding, i had no money and only one bike. my buddies and i rode almost everyday. after mustering up the nerves, we headed to the world famous shore as we wanted to see what it was all about. we went up to pangor on our xc hardtails. got a lot of weird looks and comments similar to op's friend. we made it down just fine. we had to walk some parts as it was definitely harder than we expected but we rode/walked it all the way back to the car. this was our first time and had never ridden anything like it. two weeks later we went back and did boogieman. walked more than half of it but was blown away that someone out there can ride that stuff.

regardless, it was our first time ever and we had a blast. more importantly we learned a lot. we learned that my friend didn't like it enough and therefore did not buy a bike that was more suitable for the shore. i learned that i loved it and that my next bike would be shore specific.

2) i am ubber clumsy and constantly get hurt. when i first started, i crashed a lot. i was constantly bruised and hurt.

on one crash i walked away seeing birds flying circles around me. my hip to knee was bruised badly, my shoulder ached and my elbow was bleeding and i somehow even managed to sprain my ankle. all this from one fall.

a week later i had the itch to go ride. time restraints only allowed for a rip at the shed. that's ok though cause i love the jumps there. i went, but because i was still sore and aching, i wore my body armor just to be safe. last thing i needed was another crash on a sore shoulder, elbow, and hip. i got a lot of weird looks and comments again. a couple of bikers even laughed and commented at how stupid i looked as i headed into the trail. oh well, all i know is i had a blast in there that day. i had so much fun i forgot how much pain i was in. the armor gave me that bit of confidence that took away the fear and that was all i needed to make a great ride.

so at the end of the day, i don't care what ppl think of me. they don't know my story or my situation.

i might not be able to afford a shore specific bike but riding a xc bike down the shore seems better to me than sitting at home wondering what the shore is about. or vise versa (bby mtn or the shed on a dh bike).

i might be wearing armor to be safe or to be protecting an injury. but wearing body armor at somewhere like the shed sure beats sitting at home thinking about biking.

so ya, how bout we all stop judging others here for their choices. you can laugh at me all you want, but if you had taken the time to talk to me you'd find out that we're very similar and love to ride every freaking chance we get.

April 28, 2010, 9:30 a.m.
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Joined: May 21, 2009

well said gtse.

April 28, 2010, 9:55 a.m.
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Joined: June 29, 2006

so at the end of the day, i don't care what ppl think of me. they don't know my story or my situation.

Agreed. My first ride on the shore I had my xc bike and no pads but I really wanted to see what CBC was all about. It took me about an hour longer than it should have and I got a lot of "WTF are you doing here?" looks but I made it to the parking lot in one piece.

Now I mostly ride my AM bike on Bby mtn and I see people decked out in full DH gear all the time and often it is a group with experienced riders giving their noob friends a taste of what's to come, and good on them.

April 28, 2010, 10:24 a.m.
Posts: 26382
Joined: Aug. 14, 2005

btw this thread and the bby mtn thread…….i think we often forget why we're here or why we're on the mountain. too many judgments being passed around. here's an example of situations over the years that i have experienced and have thought about when i read this thread and the comments.

1) when i first started riding, i had no money and only one bike. my buddies and i rode almost everyday. after mustering up the nerves, we headed to the world famous shore as we wanted to see what it was all about. we went up to pangor on our xc hardtails. got a lot of weird looks and comments similar to op's friend. we made it down just fine. we had to walk some parts as it was definitely harder than we expected but we rode/walked it all the way back to the car. this was our first time and had never ridden anything like it. two weeks later we went back and did boogieman. walked more than half of it but was blown away that someone out there can ride that stuff.

regardless, it was our first time ever and we had a blast. more importantly we learned a lot. we learned that my friend didn't like it enough and therefore did not buy a bike that was more suitable for the shore. i learned that i loved it and that my next bike would be shore specific.

2) i am ubber clumsy and constantly get hurt. when i first started, i crashed a lot. i was constantly bruised and hurt.

on one crash i walked away seeing birds flying circles around me. my hip to knee was bruised badly, my shoulder ached and my elbow was bleeding and i somehow even managed to sprain my ankle. all this from one fall.

a week later i had the itch to go ride. time restraints only allowed for a rip at the shed. that's ok though cause i love the jumps there. i went, but because i was still sore and aching, i wore my body armor just to be safe. last thing i needed was another crash on a sore shoulder, elbow, and hip. i got a lot of weird looks and comments again. a couple of bikers even laughed and commented at how stupid i looked as i headed into the trail. oh well, all i know is i had a blast in there that day. i had so much fun i forgot how much pain i was in. the armor gave me that bit of confidence that took away the fear and that was all i needed to make a great ride.

so at the end of the day, i don't care what ppl think of me. they don't know my story or my situation.

i might not be able to afford a shore specific bike but riding a xc bike down the shore seems better to me than sitting at home wondering what the shore is about. or vise versa (bby mtn or the shed on a dh bike).

i might be wearing armor to be safe or to be protecting an injury. but wearing body armor at somewhere like the shed sure beats sitting at home thinking about biking.

so ya, how bout we all stop judging others here for their choices. you can laugh at me all you want, but if you had taken the time to talk to me you'd find out that we're very similar and love to ride every freaking chance we get.

^^This.

www.thisiswhy.co.uk

www.teamnfi.blogspot.com/

April 28, 2010, 12:12 p.m.
Posts: 296
Joined: April 26, 2004

Just as long as it isn't a fixie.

say that to Kris Holm

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