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    Why do DH bikers always

    look like they are having sooo much fun? At Mt. Falcon last night there was a large group of DH bikers shuttling. Everyone was friendly, but it really got me thinking how much fun DH looks, and how they really need something dedicated on the front range to ride. I'm sure most of these folks are just trying to get ready for the season, just as the rest of us are...only we have places to ride right now.

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    Sounds like a great business opportunity to me.

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    were there any hikers that looked like they got run over behind them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebry74
    look like they are having sooo much fun?
    Cuzz DH biking is f'n awesome! I'm happier too when i'm not spending half my ride and energy on climbing and pedalling.

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    It does look awesome. I enjoy the climbing and pedalling though, and all day excursions, but will have to make and effort to get up to the resorts this year.
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    because it is fun!! and unfortunately there are the dick dh'ers out there in the front range that make a bad image of us but im just another biker tryin to have fun, all while following the same rules as everybody else.

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    I think this post falls into the category of my newly aquired signature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhltfour
    because it is fun!! and unfortunately there are the dick dh'ers out there in the front range that make a bad image of us but im just another biker tryin to have fun, all while following the same rules as everybody else.

    cheers
    Don't worry, there's an equal or larger number of dick xc-racer types to balance out the universe.

    And to the op, YES. Downhill riding is fun. DH bikes are incredibly fun to ride down hills.

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    Always thought it would be cool to have a DH oriented, lift served area on the fr foothills. The season would be a lot longer than the stone and WP. I'm sure it'll never happen though.

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    Why do DHers al ways go down hill so much? what jerks!!

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    10 years ago I laughed at DHers (what jerks...)

    today I laugh at those who haven't tried it (what ignorance...)

    And yes, I ride XC, DH, road, commute, ...
    "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit." - And I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaba Klaus
    10 years ago I laughed at DHers (what jerks...)

    today I laugh at those who haven't tried it (what ignorance...)

    And yes, I ride XC, DH, road, commute, ...
    10 years ago i started riding dH

    i ride dh and xc

    I still dont get roadies though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaba Klaus

    today I laugh at those who haven't tried it (what ignorance...)
    Well that's just mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    I still dont get roadies though
    Maybe you'd have better luck if you wore tighter fitting clothes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Well that's just mean.
    Yeah, but it's true.

    It seems like a lot of xc racer types will do anything to get faster besides learn to ride dh. Ironically, it's probably the best thing most of them could possibly do to get faster.

    And it goes the other way too, a lot of dh riders would get faster riding dh if they would spend more time pedaling uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    I still dont get roadies though
    Join a group ride and experience the thrill of being in a peloton. Picture a curve at 20-30mph with you in the middle of a pack with riders inches from you in all directions.

    Or for you: Experience to draft at the end of a peloton. Go 30mph with almost no apparent effort.
    "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit." - And I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Well that's just mean.
    That's me. Mean sob.

    But then... I recently joined an XC race, just to find out what it is all about. I mean, lot's of XC racers out there. Must be fun somehow. Guess what... it is.
    "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit." - And I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaba Klaus
    That's me. Mean sob.
    I'd like to ride DH. But most of my $$ and time is tied up in skiing.

    Although I try to ride DH when I get to the top of something as much as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    I still dont get roadies though
    Bombing down Lookout or some other mountain road at 50+ mph on skinny tires is a pretty stout adrenaline rush. I think anyone would get that.

    I saw those guys last night too on Falcon. A lot of them, but they were all super cool and respectful. I question how much fun they ultimately had on a busy Wednesday night having to stop every 15 feet for uphill riders, but hey.

    As an aside ... it was freaking FREEEEEZZING last night coming down at the top of Falcon and coming down LOB. Believe me, I was wishing I had on body armor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    I'd like to ride DH. But most of my $$ and time is tied up in skiing.
    I have been skiing and snowboarding in the past. So I understand why you spend $$ and time on it. That is the point. My ask is not for everybody to become a DH biker. My ask is for everybody to try it once.

    To compare riding a trail bike on a descending trail to DH biking is about as meaningful as comparing nordic skiing to alpine skiing.
    "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit." - And I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaba Klaus
    To compare riding a trail bike on a descending trail to DH biking is about as meaningful as comparing nordic skiing to alpine skiing.
    This is comment is the truth

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    I still dont get roadies though
    Try it without the spandex, you'll find its kinda fun.
    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    Try it without the spandex, you'll find its kinda fun.
    It's a little like mountain biking, just replace the DH'ers with cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reporterkyle
    Bombing down Lookout or some other mountain road at 50+ mph on skinny tires is a pretty stout adrenaline rush. I think anyone would get that.

    I saw those guys last night too on Falcon. A lot of them, but they were all super cool and respectful. I question how much fun they ultimately had on a busy Wednesday night having to stop every 15 feet for uphill riders, but hey.

    As an aside ... it was freaking FREEEEEZZING last night coming down at the top of Falcon and coming down LOB. Believe me, I was wishing I had on body armor.
    Bombing down Lookout is fun, and it was freezing coming down last night. I wish it would start to warm up...but sounds like this weekend will be more of the same.
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