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Feb. 7, 2003, 12:11 p.m.
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Is this an End to monstrous bikes :O

Originally posted by Rat
**Banshee Chaperel, Specialized Enduro SX, The new heckler, Norco Fluid. are the bikes I see coming on in the future. Strong enough for the shore and you can pedal them too

I have found that when you get more travel and go heavier you give up as much as you get. Hucks get easier, tight trialsy sections get harder. You can go faster on the open downhill sections but you climb uphill slower. **

I think Rat brings up a good point, for many people it seems that the bigger bike is all about more travel for bigger drops and going faster. Most of the things we do can be done on a 6/6 or 7/7 type of bike. It takes more skill to fly down Ned's on a 5/5 bike than on an 8/8. Same for doing 6-10 footers. I wonder if we're getting to the point where we are substituting a larger more capable bike for rider skill. If I'm out riding and see some guy do the big drops on Ned's on a hardtail with 5 up front and then some guy do it on a bike with monsters and 7 or 8 of rear travel, you start to think if it is necessary to have all that bike.

Feb. 4, 2003, 3:30 p.m.
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rides on Tue & Thur

Hey all, I'm lucky enough to finish work at 2pm on Tue/Thur and can be good to ride by 2:30/3:00. Unfortunately, most of my riding buddies work unitl 4 or 5. Is anyone out there interested in a regular ride on Tue/Thur afternoons?

Feb. 4, 2003, 2:34 p.m.
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Tue afternoon ride

Where at?

But I'd rather ride in the daylight thius afternoon if asnybody's game?

Feb. 4, 2003, 2:16 p.m.
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Tue afternoon ride

Shit the weather is amazing, is anybody looking for a ride on the shore today?

Feb. 3, 2003, 9:42 p.m.
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visulaization exercises

Ha, I just wrote a response in the Going Big thread on this exact topic. Visualization rules, it will help make you a better rider. When you get really good at it you can have what's called directed dreams where you dream about doing things you want to ( like a big drop or Pamela Anderson). Believe it or not, this will have a positive effect on your riding. Elitie athletes use visulaization as part of their regular training.

Feb. 3, 2003, 7:13 p.m.
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Jaw Drop

Originally posted by jeremy h
meh .. you have the right to an opinion , sorry for caling you a PB'er …..

Thanks bro, no worries.

Originally posted by Burnsie
IT's not about going big man, the guy just wanted to know if anyone else tried it? Fuck everyone to his own, they all don't have to be askign about the style of riding you like.

It's a revelation! Cool bro.

Feb. 3, 2003, 12:25 p.m.
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Jaw Drop

Originally posted by jeremy h
WHY DONT ALL YOU LITTLE PINKBIKE GROMS GO BACK TO PINKBIKE AND STOP POSTING THESE TERRIBLE THREADS ! … sorry if ur not from PB , but by the sounds of it u are

Yo Jam Tart, lick me man. Bender goes big and all but there are better riders than him out there. I only just saw the clip from NWD2 and was wondering if someone else had tried it. No need to dump on someone for asking a simple question. It's not like I spend all my time watching every vid ever made. BTW, I'm not from pinkbike, so I'll take 1/2 of your sorry.

Feb. 3, 2003, 12:44 a.m.
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No not now!

Get your ankle moving asap. Use small ranges of movement (ROM) for about 7-12 min and then ice for 15. Try to do this 3-4 times per day. As the mobility of your ankle improves, increase the ROM. Initially limit the amount of weight bearing exercises/movements on your ankle, just keep it moving. To help with pain and inflamation take some ibuprofen (don't buy Advil more money for the same stuff). Do some self massage as well. The massage and and ROM exercises will hurt, but do them anyway. That pain is the tearing of scar tissue which is trying to bind your ankle together to stabilize it. It is very important to prevent the buildup of scar tissue early, otherwise it will take a longer time for your ankle to heal properly. After 7-10 days start doing some weight bearing exercises such as squats with bodyweight only, balancing on one foot (have something to hold on to for support if you need it) and ride your bike. Limit any difficult stunts that will put excessive pressure on your ankle such as 3+ft drops to flat. For the Ride, definitely get your ankle taped up or wear a brace for extra support.

Note: The Physician and Sports Medicine, a professional sports medicine journal, advocates mobility after an injury to shorten healing time and promote a more complete recovery from soft tissue injuries.

Feb. 3, 2003, 12:06 a.m.
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Jaw Drop

Was just watching NWD II and was wondering if anyone has ever successfully landed the Jaw Drop in the Loops (Kamloops)

Feb. 2, 2003, 6:48 p.m.
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Re: Does my Avatar kick ass or what

Originally posted by CheeseDogs
u think my avatar kick ass or what
it is the best in the world

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA

dood you're gettin smacked, check out those poll results

Feb. 2, 2003, 6:40 p.m.
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Im Gonna Kill Someone

Originally posted by Blaine
hahahahahahaha. sorry man, but i find that funny.

Blaine man, you kill me sometimes, funniest thing I've heard all week. :lol:

Sorry bout the gf step-dad thing though proppi, that guy needs a beat down.

Feb. 1, 2003, 3:44 a.m.
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Shit....

Originally posted by BiG D
**dude you have a serious problem
do you realize how many "stupid adults" crash their cars
as he said conditions were less then ideal i think its fair to say anybody would have a good chance of crashing

stupid ignorant people. **

Originally posted by Burnsie
……. there was a huge snowstorm i guess, and when i was driving home at like 1 i slid out around a corner ……

Smart drivers adjust their driving speeds for the road conditions. Usually younger drivers are either too inexperienced to know what to do or just think they can handle anything. Why do you think that there is such a high rate of traffic accidents amongst young male drivers.

Burnsie man, thank your lucky stars there wasn't a logging truck or something commin the other way when you went off.

Feb. 1, 2003, 3:31 a.m.
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cove sale?

Originally posted by ~Inshan

Feb. 1, 2003, 3:16 a.m.
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A bit of advice.....

Originally posted by superman_4
i have broken handlebars before and it wasnt fun……. it was fun trying to cruise down smoother parts with only one hand steeringand holding the right side of my handlebars in my hand so i could use the rear brake and shifter.

I'm bustin a gut right now picturing that, OMG it looks hilarious.

Heal soon and well young Pete.

Jan. 31, 2003, 12:11 p.m.
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weight training for biking?

Originally posted by Frost
I guess that depends on what your goals in weight training are. If you are looking to build mass then you would be doing heavy weights low reps. If you are looking at endurance and toneing then you would be using low weights high reps. You always want to have control of the weights that you are lifting and use good form. If you are not using the correct form you are not targeting the right muscle group and therefore wasteing your time. I prefer to use free weights because this not only works the targeted musle but the surrounding stabilizer muscles.

That's only partially true. I don't have the time right now to get into muscle fibre recruitment theories and how they relate to sets, reps, tempo etc, but realize that this discussion is mainly about strength training for mtbing. As athletes, particlarly for shore style riding, we often rely on power ( a combination of strength and speed) to do what we do. Very heavy training (3 reps or less) will result in longer times (hence slower) to complete a lift. This is not the focus of heavy training (to go slow) but a result of it. The question was wether slow training (ie purposely using lighter weights, med to higher reps and slower (longer) tempo) is an effective technique for athletic training. As I mentioned before, the worlds best strength and conditioning association, the NSCA, has issued a discussion paper on this subject. In their review of the current literature and studies (some done by their own members) it was found that slow training produces less benefit than the best training protocols available today. It is not completely ineffective, it's just that there are many more training methods that will yield better results. Hence it is best to focus your valuable training time on methods that give you the best, or at least greater results. As an anology. if you had a chance for a date with say Selma Hayek or Rosanne Barr, who would you pick? BTW, Rosanne represents the sloooow training method.

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