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    Just Lost Control Tonight

    So I was riding not even a mile from my house, and was just in 2nd or 3rd gear, mid RPM. On High Gear (largest front sprocket), when I started to drift and slide out due to Ice. Wind didn't help either. Moments later, ended up losing control and falling. Don't remember which side the bike fell on. But hope it shifts ok until I get a new one. Jammed my thumb on the handlebar trying to correct and counter the drift, but ended up on the ground anyway. Neck and left leg is sore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    So I was riding not even a mile from my house, and was just in 2nd or 3rd gear, mid RPM. On High Gear (largest front sprocket), when I started to drift and slide out due to Ice. Wind didn't help either. Moments later, ended up losing control and falling. Don't remember which side the bike fell on. But hope it shifts ok until I get a new one. Jammed my thumb on the handlebar trying to correct and counter the drift, but ended up on the ground anyway. Neck and left leg is sore.
    Do you know what 'all mountain' refers to? Do you know what 'mtbr' refers to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDwayyo View Post
    Do you know what 'all mountain' refers to? Do you know what 'mtbr' refers to?
    get used to the pain, pal ?
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    cool story

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    Did you forget your studs at home?

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    Anyhow, like I was saying - I just don't know about the whole situation.

    At first, it really appears like there is a case to be made - the subject matter really takes grounding and fits a precept toward an inequality being established.

    Also - it is so very contrived in its utilization of common themes and ill-focused medium(s) that the product may instead further propel a crisis of establishment.

    Either being based in truth or a version of the truth, the saturation in manners of association now are a repeated narrative.

    There will have to be the ability to extract a common base to ruling yea or, nay.

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    I’m not talking about sexytimes. Sorry if I got you excited, there. Maybe in another post, hmm?


    No, this post is a little bit “here’s what I do” and a bit more “what do you do?” Again, not sexytimes. Honestly, I don’t think we know each other well enough to share that. What I mean is, we’re going to discuss how we work sensory experiences into our writing.

    Yay!

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    Did this happen in a camaro?


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    Quote Originally Posted by FJSnoozer View Post
    Did this happen in a camaro?


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    No. A mountain bike. Why would I talk about a muscle car on a mtb forum?

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    MTBR= Motorbiker? braaaap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    No. A mountain bike. Why would I talk about a muscle car on a mtb forum?
    Um... possibly because you talk about drag racing on a mtb forum? Just guessing here.
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    Sparticus. Any vehicle can drag race. Theres Street Drags; Dirt Drags; Official Drags and Mud Drags. I recall not saying which type of drag race I was going to organize. Also, whats up with alot of forest and mountain roads being gravel? Wheres the red dirt roads?! Everyone knows gravel affects traction and wears tires down faster than anything else. Doesnt matter if its a car, dirtbike, mountain bike, bmx bike, or truck. Gravel; because it affects traction; can force a drift and possibly loss of control. So its not a good race ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    Sparticus. Any vehicle can drag race. Theres Street Drags; Dirt Drags; Official Drags and Mud Drags. I recall not saying which type of drag race I was going to organize. Also, whats up with alot of forest and mountain roads being gravel? Wheres the red dirt roads?! Everyone knows gravel affects traction and wears tires down faster than anything else. Doesnt matter if its a car, dirtbike, mountain bike, bmx bike, or truck. Gravel; because it affects traction; can force a drift and possibly loss of control. So its not a good race ground.

    This interview is not about me.

    Would you have to have a little horse riding on you, like instead of a jockey?

    What if you saw a horse, but it was standing so that its head was in a barn, or something. Would you, maybe, be attracted to that horse's rear end?



    Fair enough. Moving on.. could you enter yourself in the Kentucky Derby?

    As I said, your qualifications are most impressive.

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    WTF are you on about? Stupid posts, yet again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    Sparticus. Any vehicle can drag race. Theres Street Drags; Dirt Drags; Official Drags and Mud Drags. I recall not saying which type of drag race I was going to organize. Also, whats up with alot of forest and mountain roads being gravel? Wheres the red dirt roads?! Everyone knows gravel affects traction and wears tires down faster than anything else. Doesnt matter if its a car, dirtbike, mountain bike, bmx bike, or truck. Gravel; because it affects traction; can force a drift and possibly loss of control. So its not a good race ground.
    I'll drink to this. Heck, I already DO drink to this! Dirt > gravel!

    A few decades ago I came to the world of mountain biking (dirt) from the world of road bike riding (pavement). In road biking, traction is 0% or 100% -- you're either in control or you're on the ground. Take it from someone who went down once at 35mph (not good).

    In mountain biking, traction is never 0% and never 100%, it's always somewhere in between. This significant difference took me a while to comprehend and get used to but now I much prefer the in between. Even if it's gravel. Read the terrain. Factor in speed, tire traction, camber... and drift. A little or a lot, it's all good.

    Best of luck healing up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    No. A mountain bike. Why would I talk about a muscle car on a mtb forum?
    Because you are a drag racer?

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    I'll tell you what really helps a lot for the soreness from crashes - whiskey.

    I usually keep my "water" bottle full of it for such occassions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    WTF are you on about? Stupid posts, yet again.
    A locally famous drag racer (like you) would visit my hometown and the surrounding areas. Would talk about being on the 'Strip' for hours on end, talked about specific, 'sovereign' people building her engines and, of course traveling to these upcoming races & events. Her stories and training regiments were as severe as they come; some of us thought she was cray-cray Admiration and, respect, of her dedication on display was agreed upon however. Anywhere she was, she attracted a crowd and left a lasting impression.

    Just a few weeks ago a bunch of us recalled her dedication; her racing began long before! Some folk just will pick it back up as if they'd not been told to quit.


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    I do bike drag racing, endurocross, cyclecross (mtb on dirt bike style tracks), and downhill gravity races.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    I do bike drag racing, endurocross, cyclecross (mtb on dirt bike style tracks), and downhill gravity races.
    I used to race cyclocross (cyclocross bike on a cyclocross track).

    If you are racing gravity downhill, isn't it always a tie?
    Is this where I write something witty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djlee View Post
    If you are racing gravity downhill, isn't it always a tie?
    Only in a vacuum chamber!
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    Quote Originally Posted by djlee View Post

    If you are racing gravity downhill, isn't it always a tie?
    ^^^ this was worth reading the entire thread, as painful as that has been...I might put that on a shirt...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sXeXBMXer View Post
    ^^^ this was worth reading the entire thread, as painful as that has been...I might put that on a shirt...
    The tie or the quote?

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    I'm not sure which do I like best, #22 or 25?
    I'm reading this with the morning coffee, and it's great. However wirting it with last nites whiskey was prolly better.
    oops I wasn't clipped in

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim c View Post
    I'm not sure which do I like best, #22 or 25?
    I'm reading this with the morning coffee, and it's great. However wirting it with last nites whiskey was prolly better.
    Why not do both? Something like this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    I do bike drag racing, endurocross, cyclecross (mtb on dirt bike style tracks), and downhill gravity races.
    No you don't. You troll forums on topics you are clueless about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noapathy View Post
    The tie or the quote?

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    the quote. I hate ties...
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    Sorry but no. I suggest you bow down. You wouldn't last a second in my races. Noting how most seem to be scared little recreational riders on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    Sorry but no. I suggest you bow down. You wouldn't last a second in my races. Noting how most seem to be scared little recreational riders on here.
    Just admit the truth. You just wanna catch a glimpse of someone in drag bending over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    Sorry but no. I suggest you bow down. You wouldn't last a second in my races. Noting how most seem to be scared little recreational riders on here.
    Still not sure what a cyclecross race is.
    Cyclocross racing (cyclocross bike on a cyclocross course) predates mountain bikes by about 75 years.
    Cyclocross would be USAC sanctioned, and your results can be easily proven.
    Every other race I've ever done also publishes results.

    On another note - if I save my Christmas tree next year, will you come drag it to the city's mulcher for me? It's mostly downhill and we could race...
    Is this where I write something witty?

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    I chirp my rear tire on every gear shift and lay a loooooong strip of burnt rubber down the trails. Pop that clutch and slam that shift; ain't no way my front end is staying on the ground at 45 mph.

    Most these guys probably don't even know Big Daddy G, Snake and Mongoose.

    Or is it slam that shift AND then pop that clutch? It's been awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    Sorry but no. I suggest you bow down. You wouldn't last a second in my races. Noting how most seem to be scared little recreational riders on here.
    LOL! Most of the guys here (not me for sure) will probably smoke your azz!
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    No. To the last 3 posts. A mtb doesn't have a clutch nor does it have more than 2.5 horsepower. Only way you have a clutch on a mtb is modifying the frame, repositioning the brake cables and adding a hub motor or gas engine. And by that time, it's no longer a mountain bike, but a low end custom motorcycle.

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    What sort of skullduggery is abounding here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DethWshBkr View Post
    What sort of skullduggery is abounding here?
    No worries, even the roadie forum didn't like his "drag" racing ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    No. To the last 3 posts. A mtb doesn't have a clutch nor does it have more than 2.5 horsepower. Only way you have a clutch on a mtb is modifying the frame, repositioning the brake cables and adding a hub motor or gas engine. And by that time, it's no longer a mountain bike, but a low end custom motorcycle.
    Tell that to my Shimano XT M8000 11spd rear derailleur Sir...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    No. To the last 3 posts. A mtb doesn't have a clutch nor does it have more than 2.5 horsepower. Only way you have a clutch on a mtb is modifying the frame, repositioning the brake cables and adding a hub motor or gas engine. And by that time, it's no longer a mountain bike, but a low end custom motorcycle.
    I didn't realize a bike had any horsepower. All this time I've been pedaling myself...
    Is this where I write something witty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    Sorry but no. I suggest you bow down. You wouldn't last a second in my races. Noting how most seem to be scared little recreational riders on here.
    I'm intimidated by you and this high level racing proposition.

    For that reason, and no other possible reason, I'm out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    No. To the last 3 posts...
    I notice that didn't include mine. Thanks for the confirmation. Perv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    Sorry but no. I suggest you bow down. You wouldn't last a second in my races. Noting how most seem to be scared little recreational riders on here.
    I shall bow down to The Great Anointed Holy One!

    I don't think that a sniveling little worm such as myself can handle being in the presence of such a God.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DethWshBkr View Post
    What sort of skullduggery is abounding here?
    This gold, Jerry! Gold I tell you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHolc View Post
    Tell that to my Shimano XT M8000 11spd rear derailleur Sir...
    I'd be careful before suggesting the OP look at your rear... ...derailleur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    And by that time, it's no longer a mountain bike, but a low end custom motorcycle.
    What if you put high end gearing in it?

    Asfos is that you?

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    Wait, putting a motor on a bicycle makes it a motorcycle? Better not go in the ebike forum!
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    Just Lost Control Tonight

    Misleading title.

    I thought I'd come in here to find out you beat your wife, slapped little Johnny Jr., and kicked your dog.

    Or maybe you fell off your diet and ate the whole damn box of cookies. Or forsaken your vows and balled out your wife's sister, alter boy, what have you. Maybe you stayed up late and bought that 500 and 50 piece of kickass knife set. The one with the Kimono sword for only $249 + shipping and handling. Maybe you finally gave in, embraced your true nature and decided to serve Satan, your overlord, but no. You slipped on the ice.
    It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noapathy View Post
    A giraffe's coffee would be cold before it ever reached the bottom of its throad. Ever think about that? No.
    makes me wonder,,if a giraffe wore a tie to a job interview,would it wear the tie at the top of his neck or the bottom?

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    deff at the top below his chin
    he'd have to be careful however, wouldn't want it to clash with the pattern on his neck
    oops I wasn't clipped in

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    I thought this was about eating 4 lbs of Jelly Bellies in one sitting.

    And the next "WTF" abstract thread I decide to post, I'm hiring "Haint" to write it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    Sorry but no. I suggest you bow down. You wouldn't last a second in my races. Noting how most seem to be scared little recreational riders on here.
    Which race? You 'do bike drag racing, endurocross, cyclecross (mtb on dirt bike style tracks), and downhill gravity races.' Three of them are more or less made up and the last one sounds like Siri trying to fit in with the bros.

    "Yes, brah. That downhill gravity race was the sickest, brah."

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    Well, they arent made up. And Ill have you know I have a sponsor check right now; along with the fact Im now signed with EVS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    Well, they arent made up. And Ill have you know I have a sponsor check right now; along with the fact Im now signed with EVS.
    How many pages of KOMs do you have? I'm guessing dozens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    Well, they arent made up. And Ill have you know I have a sponsor check right now; along with the fact Im now signed with EVS.
    Can you give us all a map of the whole forest and an awesome strap for all the great ideas we provided? I'm sure that's what sold it for you.
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    And I thought we'd struck the Mother Lode in the All Mountain forum.

    Sure makes a change from people droning on about dropper posts and tire pressures
    What a perfect waste of time

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    Quote Originally Posted by White7 View Post
    makes me wonder,,if a giraffe wore a tie to a job interview,would it wear the tie at the top of his neck or the bottom?
    Only if you're born outside Bolivia on a cool summer day. Otherwise, bandana on a giraffe. I hate having to spell out the simplest of things. Like when eating spaghetti and you get it on your shirt. Obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    Well, they arent made up. And Ill have you know I have a sponsor check right now; along with the fact Im now signed with EVS.
    Endurocross is a moto race format. Enduro is a mountain bike race format. Anyone racing enduro would know this.

    Cyclocross is its own bike race format, not on mountain bikes (at least not the competitive guys) and not on dirt bike style tracks. Anyone racing cyclocross would know this.

    'Downhill gravity races' are just called downhill races. Anyone racing downhill would know this.

    There's no way you race any of those competitively but can't even use proper terminology to describe them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDwayyo View Post
    'Downhill gravity races' are just called downhill races. Anyone racing downhill would know this.
    ...and FWIW a gravity bike has no chain. For example:
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    No. To the last 3 posts. A mtb doesn't have a clutch nor does it have more than 2.5 horsepower. Only way you have a clutch on a mtb is modifying the frame, repositioning the brake cables and adding a hub motor or gas engine. And by that time, it's no longer a mountain bike, but a low end custom motorcycle.
    My mt bike has a clutch deraillieur, I pity the fool....

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    FYI, drag races involve a motor. And what happened with the ice? I gots to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeboh View Post
    FYI, drag races involve a motor. And what happened with the ice? I gots to know.
    It melted.
    Is this where I write something witty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDwayyo View Post
    Endurocross is a moto race format. Enduro is a mountain bike race format. Anyone racing enduro would know this.

    Cyclocross is its own bike race format, not on mountain bikes (at least not the competitive guys) and not on dirt bike style tracks. Anyone racing cyclocross would know this.

    'Downhill gravity races' are just called downhill races. Anyone racing downhill would know this.

    There's no way you race any of those competitively but can't even use proper terminology to describe them.
    So is the "dirt bike style track" he mentions in another thread (Proper Cadence for MTB -- 80 rpm?) actually a pump track?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    I do bike drag racing, endurocross, cyclecross (mtb on dirt bike style tracks), and downhill gravity races.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MudSnow View Post
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    Is that the new Hyper endurocross bike!?!?!

    (I really hope that's his bike, that would be hilarious.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDwayyo View Post
    Is that the new Hyper endurocross bike!?!?!

    (I really hope that's his bike, that would be hilarious.)
    It is his bike.
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    Well now we know why he wants to start a drag race. Drags prolly the best (sane) type of race for that bike.
    oops I wasn't clipped in

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim c View Post
    Well now we know why he wants to start a drag race. Drags prolly the best (sane) type of race for that bike.
    Dragging it behind a car that's racing in a drag race you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    Sorry but no. I suggest you bow down. You wouldn't last a second in my races. Noting how most seem to be scared little recreational riders on here.
    Your bike wouldn't last a second in my races. Fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    It is his bike.
    Oh dear. This whole affair is far more bizarre than I expected.

    I now believe that the OP may need to see a mental health professional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDwayyo View Post
    Your bike wouldn't last a second in my races. Fact.
    It's not so much the bike that I'd be concerned with.
    Riding Washington State singletrack since 1986

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    And Ill have you know I have a sponsor check right now; along with the fact Im now signed with EVS.
    https://www.evs-sports.com/pages/our-athletes

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    Seems legit to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh My Sack! View Post
    Remember, there's always quilting and knitting if pedalling becomes too tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDwayyo View Post
    Dragging it behind a car that's racing in a drag race you mean?
    If you had it on a bike rack and released it at the end it could function as an effective anchor in lieu of a chute.

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