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    VIDEO: Back to Flats for me ......

    I've had 3 nasty falls in the past few ride and ALL because I can't get my FAT feet out of my clips. Time to swap back for a few rides. Enjoy............Drew


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    Ouch! I couldn't imagine riding flats myself. I've got mine setup fairly loose and I've never gotten stuck on a big crash. It's always the slowish rollers uphill that get me - kinda like your video! Then again, you boys play around a bit more than I do out there, not that I don't like to though. Good luck.
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    You need to ride cages with straps. That's the only way to rock it:-)

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    Yesterday? Better music this time, BTW.

    I go back and forth on the clipless thing. Of course, when I rode on the road, it was clipless, but I've never done mountain clipless. I've been wanting to try out a pair of cheap Shimano M530 pedals on my Tallboy. My only issue is I wear a 14 4E, and the only shoes I can find are the Shimano MO-87. In 50 W, they're just barely long enough and right at the limit for snugness. The thought of having a mechanical and having to to a 3 mile or more HAB back in those shoes is scary. I can walk all day if I had to in my Merrells.

    People today are bigger, why does everybody only make shoes up to size 12 in Medium? There's gotta be a market for us clydes, right?

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    That's the same reason I use flats.
    Rocks don't play fair.

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    ouch

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    Love your videos man....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eazy_E View Post
    Yesterday? Better music this time, BTW.
    Yeah, yesterday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maadjurguer View Post
    Love your videos man....
    Thanks, you're the one

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    Old Man video was awesome also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycle64 View Post
    Old Man video was awesome also.
    Why thank you

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    man you sux!

    Just kidding. Thats gonna leave a mark and your wife is gonna be pissed!
    "Wisdom is the Chief element of happiness, and then there is ice cream!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormin_Norman View Post
    man you sux!

    Just kidding. Thats gonna leave a mark and your wife is gonna be pissed!
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    Drew. What kind of clips are you using and how is the tension set?
    JRA

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    Quote Originally Posted by helimech View Post
    Drew. What kind of clips are you using and how is the tension set?
    They are Time XROC S and feel GREAT tension wise for the most part, but maybe I could lossen then a bit. When I'm riding clipless I really like them tight with no play, but the falls as of late have me second guessing. If I was just riding "normal" trails I think I'd be okay, but unfortunately the guys I ride with are a*******s and MAKE me ride harder trails out of my comfort zone. I hate them...........Drew

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    Flats forever man! Pads are also a nice thing. Just saying
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    Flats forever man! Pads are also a nice thing. Just saying
    You sound like my wife!!!! BUT you are correct!!!

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    Pretty much repeating what MY wife said years ago. I stopped getting sympathy for banged up knees and other parts and started getting grief for bloody stains on towels, sheets, etc. Pads just keep everybody happier
    Desert Sunset Calls/Upward, Pain, Perseverance/Welcome Solitude

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    Pretty much repeating what MY wife said years ago. I stopped getting sympathy for banged up knees and other parts and started getting grief for bloody stains on towels, sheets, etc. Pads just keep everybody happier
    Or you could just not have a wife....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grave9 View Post
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    Hey Grave, you have a great sense of humor and thanks for seeing I was playing.
    Have a great weekend, and ride safe.
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    im using xtrs and theyre so loose they come undone whenever i try and do anything other than pedal. They dont cause any issues unless im trying to screw around jumping. i dont like the idea of scraping the crap out of my shins or calves if i went to flats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormin_Norman View Post
    man you sux!
    Yeah, he kinda does... I mean, look how slow he was going. Couldn't even get over that little pile of rock. Sad...

    Quote Originally Posted by Grave9 View Post
    unfortunately the guys I ride with are a*******s and MAKE me ride harder trails out of my comfort zone. I hate them...........Drew
    Is that why every time we take off from a break you say, "hey guys, watch me do this?"

    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    Flats forever man! Pads are also a nice thing. Just saying
    That's the first thing I said to him and why I'm fully padded every ride.

    I still can't believe he put clips on that bike.

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    Thats what you get for always trying the hardest line!














    Before anyone jumps my sh*t, drew is skinnier, and a better rider than me.
    Last edited by GR1822; 08-18-2012 at 09:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big0mike View Post

    I still can't believe he put clips on that bike.
    Those aren't "clips"........unless that's the new way to say "clipless"...../Roadie ******bag Attitude Off

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    At least the 'tatt' is still intact...
    "The secret of joy is the mastery of pain." (Anaïs Nin)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormin_Norman View Post
    Hey Grave, you have a great sense of humor and thanks for seeing I was playing.
    Have a great weekend, and ride safe.
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    Back at you

    Quote Originally Posted by big0mike View Post
    Yeah, he kinda does... I mean, look how slow he was going. Couldn't even get over that little pile of rock. Sad...


    Is that why every time we take off from a break you say, "hey guys, watch me do this?"
    that was FAST in my book!!!!

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    Thats what you get for always trying the hardest line!




    Before anyone jumps my sh*t, drew is skinnier, and a better rider than me.

    Point taken!!!!!

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