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March 12, 2003, 10:49 p.m.
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first dh race, any tips?

Treat this as a learning experience, don't even think about where you will finish. Try to soak up the whole experience and put more energy into taking car of the little things like race forms, your start time, prep, what to bring etc. Look at this as a test ride for your fist race, which will be the next one. You will ride a lot better once you have been thru the system once and know how things operate.

March 12, 2003, 10:20 p.m.
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How much risk?

Pushing limits is okay, if you never pushed your limits you would never drop anything over 1 ft or ride a skinny more than 1 ft off the ground. The big question is where does it end? Something like bender trying the Jaw Drop is just plain stupid. The fact he tried like four or five times and didn't seriously get hurt is almost unbelieveable. There has to be a point when the risk becomes too high. I think the problem is that for some people a greater risk produces a greater reward. Because we tend to be greedy, we are always looking for that bigger high or more "respect" (and I use that term loosely) from other people.

March 12, 2003, 11:07 a.m.
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How much risk?

Originally posted by usa_hucker
**…..more like sitting in the bath tub thinking "what if I DID break my neck, what if I paralized myself simply because I wanted to do a super man on the big gap jump"? You need to think about that shit!!!

I think it kind of boils down to this…
Who are you riding and hucking for? If you are doing it to impress others than you are heading towards a world of hurt. Everyone likes to show off their style and no matter who you are their is always a little "alpha wolf" mentality on the trail.

If you are riding to push yourself and see what you can do then I think the best thing to do is to set goals and progress steadily.

**

Originally posted by Gurney
The best advice I was once told is to learn how to crash, do not just think about cleaning the stunt, look for a way out if sh@t goes down.

Great responses dudes. I always scope out the landing before I try stuff, and if there isn't an 'out' then I will probably pass. Knowing how to crash makes a huge difference. I have saved myself a bunch of injuries by knowing how and when to bail out. Not to knock you ~Inshane~, but when you busted your leg on the road gap did you did a speed check at all? If you are going to do a huge road gap why not do some physics. Measure up the distances so you've got a good idea of how fast to go before just hitting it up. I think Wade should've done the same thing and maybe would've been able to spare himself some carnage.

I've neer personally done anthing that big so I might not have the right to talk about it, but I would definitely do some serious preparation and thinking before going that big. Taking a calculated risk means looking at the possibilities of what can go wrong and how you can save yourself if it does. If there is any doubt and there is no out then take a pass.

March 12, 2003, 7:33 a.m.
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How many...

Have'nt been training as much lately, so only about 50. A few years back I did some fitness testing and was able to do 58 in one minute.

March 12, 2003, 7:01 a.m.
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How much risk?

Was just asking ~Inshane~ about his leg, and thinking about Wade's leg too, and got to thinking about the risks some people take. If you break a leg it takes about 1 year out of your life before things are back to normal. What about the guy that actually checked out last year on Whistler? Where and how do you draw the line and say you're not willing to suffer the consequences if things go bad? Do you ever really think about the consequeces of your actions or just focus on the insane stunt you're about to try and simply hope for the best?

March 6, 2003, 10:34 p.m.
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A better test.

Check this one out. Even though you may know that something is comming is still scares the absolute F%^K out of you. Turn the lights off, maximize the screen and turn up the volume for the full effect. It is pretty wild. BTW, I showed this to my girlfriend after comming home from watching the movie The Ring. She was so pissed I didn't get laid for almost two weeks.

http://people.freenet.de/freeek/SajjadAli.swf

March 6, 2003, 10:27 p.m.
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Take the Test

I just sit here and laugh thinking about all the people crappin their pants and calling for mommy when they watch it.:lol:

March 6, 2003, 10:16 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Take the Test

Check this one out. Even though you may know that something is comming is still scares the absolute F%^K out of you. Turn the lights off, maximize the screen and turn up the volume for the full effect. It is pretty wild. BTW, I showed this to my girlfriend after comming home from watching the movie The Ring. She was so pissed I didn't get laid for almost two weeks.

http://people.freenet.de/freeek/SajjadAli.swf

March 2, 2003, 8:28 p.m.
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Welp ... cracked my hardtail ... what to do next?

Now that you are getting old maybe you should look into a full squish bike, it will help save those creaky joints. :lol: Why not do what Anthony has done. Get a .243 and a smaller travel d/c fork like a boxxer.

March 2, 2003, 4:25 p.m.
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One Less Trail

I have to agree with 'Choo a little bit. If you are going to roll the dice be prepared for an unfavourable outcome. That being said, this could be a great opportunity to bring forth the positives that organized mtb'ing can have, namely trail maintenance. On the whole, organized, dedicated and responsible riders give back far more than they take away. Simply look at trails like CBC, Boogey, Pangor etc where maintenance has made a huge difference. People need to look beyond the ends of their noses and realize how their actions affect the world. If everybody made even a small effort to help preserve and maintain our wilderness areas we would not have issues of eroision and such. For those of you that don't help out take the time to learn how you can make a difference. Remember that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, so we need to make an organized and collective effort to have our issues heard. :)

Feb. 23, 2003, 8:11 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
if you had to say the world was split into 2 types of people...

ProChoice: the belief that a woman has the right to do what she wants with her body

ProLife: the belief that all life is valuable and that it should not be destroyed

I belive that women (and men for that matter) have the right to do what they want with their own bodies, BUT, people fail to recognize that the small life growing inside a woman's womb does not belong to her. It is a free will entitled to the same rights that all people are entitled too, including life.

Feb. 23, 2003, 8:04 p.m.
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if you had to say the world was split into 2 types of people...

Thinkers - those that can conceptualize unique ideas and solutions, the ability to create, those that do not need to rationalize their thinking because their ideas stand on their own merit.

Followers - those that simply re-use/steal the unique ideas and thoughts of Thinkers, those who are either unable or too lazy to solve problems for themselves and instead rely on the knowledge of Thinkers to solve their problems for them.

Example:

Thinkers - those who created the first suspension bicycle, the inventors of VPP, etc

Followers - all other manufacturers of suspension bicycles

Feb. 23, 2003, 7:50 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Anyone into home audio/home theatre

One of my favorite movies to watch at home is Top Gun. It doesn't have the advantage of being encoded in Dolby Digital 5.1, but it still sounds awesome. It's way better at home than any theatre b/c my system has a lot of bottom end. I am thinking of doing some upgrades however, and having a custom built processor that will mimic DD 5.1 for all my old videos. :thepimp:

Theater
Runco CL500 Video Projector
Focus Enhancements Quadscan Elite Scaler
Stewart 100" 1.78:1 Snapper Deluxe Screen w/ Aeroview 100 Rear Projection Screen Material
Stewart Optakong Rear Projection Mirror System
M[HTML_REMOVED]K LCR750 THX Speakers (2)
M[HTML_REMOVED]K Center750 THX Speaker
M[HTML_REMOVED]K Surround 550 THX Speakers (2)
M[HTML_REMOVED]K V-1250 THX Subwoofer
Denon AVR-3802 Receiver
Pioneer Elite DV-38A DVD Player
JVC HR-S3800u S-VHS VCR
AMX 2-Way Viewpoint Touchscreen
AMX Docking Station
AMX Axcent 3 Pro Controller
AMX VSS2 Video Sync Sensor
AMX AXB-TC Television Controller
AMX PCS Power Current Sensor
Lutron Graflk Eye Lighting Controller
Vimco Stoplight Motorized Blackout Blind System (3)
Panamax Max 1000
Middle Atlantic Rack Rails
AudioAccess PX-700 6 Zone Audio Controller
AudioAccess PX-612 12 Channel Multi-Room Amplifler
AudioAccess PX-603 3 Room Expansion Controller/Amplifler
Pioneer Elite PD-F27 301-Disc CD Player
Marantz ST6000 AM/FM Tuner (2)
Panamax Max 500 Surge Protector
Aegis 2000 Security System
Uplink Cellular Communicator
Panasonic KX-TD816 Phone System
Panasonic KX-TD170C 8 Extension Expansion Card
Panasonic KX-TD193C Caller ID Card
Panasonic KX-TD160C Door Phone Adaptor
Channel Plus RF Distribution

Feb. 23, 2003, 7:35 p.m.
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Please help me qwickly..

Who's ashamed, I LIKE NAKED WOMEN!

Feb. 23, 2003, 7:29 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Please help me qwickly..

Here is how to fix this problem.

1. Turn your computer on, the autodialer will try and run. Ctrl-Alt-Delete to shut down the dialog box that is trying to get your location info to dial out.

2. Click on the Start button, then Find.

3. Click on advanced, and search for all the files that have been created since the day you got the problem.
When your comp has finished searching have a look at all the files and try and find the autodialer program, it will end with .exe
When you find it, write down the location of the file, it will probably be in c:/windows or c:/Program Files.

4. Shut your comp down and restart in MD-DOS mode.

5. Go to the directory the file is in and delete it.

You often can't delete these files from windows for two reasons

1. Most auto-dialer programs run automatically as soon as windows is started. They usually run in the background and cannot be shut down with Ctrl-Alt-Delete because they auto dialer program will not appear in the Task Manager dialog box.

2. Because the program is still running, Windows will not allow you to delete it.

This should fix the problem.

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