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Old 06-12-19, 01:37 PM
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OP should stick with the road bike. Faster to escape from gangs of kids on the levee.
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Old 06-12-19, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeyMK View Post
Have you seen the women's race? Enjoy...

https://youtu.be/hheW__KPcHM
That was awesome!
Especially the start when the one rider wipes out and can't stop sliding down the course
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Old 06-12-19, 04:16 PM
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It looks like alot here need a full suspension mtb just to support them on two wheels. No wonder they can't even ride a RB and constantly worry about blowouts.
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Old 06-12-19, 05:18 PM
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It looks like alot here need a full suspension mtb just to support them on two wheels. No wonder they can't even ride a RB and constantly worry about blowouts.
It's not nice to disparage other members, even if they've pointed out your errors. Better to try and learn from them. Furthermore, we don't do weight shaming on BF. There are hefty folks here who could probably cost you a lung if you tried to keep up on an actual ride. Have you mentioned if you actually own a bike?
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Old 06-12-19, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
It's not nice to disparage other members, even if they've pointed out your errors. Better to try and learn from them. Furthermore, we don't do weight shaming on BF. There are hefty folks here who could probably cost you a lung if you tried to keep up on an actual ride. Have you mentioned if you actually own a bike?
It's waaay too late for any philosophical BS now....

"I'm sure your credentials are quite scary. Advanced degree in troll-threading?"
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Old 06-12-19, 07:04 PM
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You don't have to go down this path. You could settle your mind, get a bike and go for a ride, start over.
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Old 06-12-19, 07:57 PM
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I'm reading the words, but they're not fully registering. Something about different bikes being different?
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Old 06-12-19, 08:37 PM
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It looks like alot here need a full suspension mtb just to support them on two wheels. No wonder they can't even ride a RB and constantly worry about blowouts.
I've actually never ridden a full suspension bike, and do just fine on my road bike, thank you. But actually knowing something about bikes usually prevents someone from doing the stupid kind of insulting you have been engaged in throughout this thread. I respect people who ride mountain bikes because they can do stuff I don't do on those bikes.

The things you say that are true about the bikes being different are too obvious to need saying. The things you say that aren't obvious aren't true.
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Old 06-12-19, 09:41 PM
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Okay, I'm convinced.
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Old 06-12-19, 10:19 PM
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I think we have seen the best of Hr1 and it has come time to stop throwing food to the beast under the bridge.
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