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Old 09-06-2013, 01:17 PM   #46
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IMHO, the guys that ride $5k bicycles in spandex do the same to biking. It's no longer a reasonable method of transportation- it's a toy and a competition.
Disagree. Those guys are demonstrating that a bike is MORE than just a child's toy or transport for folks who can't get a car.
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:48 PM   #47
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Thats the thing,some are happy to putt down the road,its a personal choice,as far as "going down" if your on a bike you can go down. Rather your fault or someone elses.

The thing with pushing a bike towards its limits is knowing where the limit is for that corner and staying below that limit,it takes some brain power to do so.+the skill set to keep it smooth.

Having learned the skills to stay up at high speeds makes a rider much safer at average speeds and better able to react to sudden inputs.
Going slow all the time is no gaurantee of being unharmed.

I trailride a good amount on tricky singletrack,the guys who are crashing/getting stuck/breaking their bikes are almost always the slow ones,they cant get out of their own way,every tricky section can mean sliding backwards down the trail in a heap and doing it over.

Learning the skills takes work and being interested in doing so.
You should repeat this for the boobs in the countersteering thread.
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:38 PM   #48
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if you're doing this, you are

or at least somewhat athletic. even if a slob lol. its like golf. thats a sport, but some those guys are in terrible shape. same goes for riding. it can still be a sport

this looks part of a sport to me



Some of us are more like this!

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Old 09-07-2013, 01:04 PM   #49
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:23 PM   #50
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Anybody who thinks they have nothing to learn by pushing their limits is a fool, but when and where some push it makes them foolish too.


To me, riding is a sport on the track or trail, and recreation or transportation on the street.
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:32 AM   #51
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Aren't we all competing against gravity?
do your crash a lot ?
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:37 AM   #52
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3) diversion; recreation; pleasant pastime.
like sittin on the porch in a rocker smoking a dube
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:32 AM   #53
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like sittin on the porch in a rocker smoking a dube
Well yeah, if you're like 80.
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