People who call dh stupid

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  • 12-28-2012
    jakester29959
    People who call dh stupid
    So what can I say to people who call dh lame, dumb, only for girls, and all the other insults people call downhilling
  • 12-28-2012
    SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jakester29959 View Post
    So what can I say to people who call dh lame, dumb, only for girls, and all the other insults people call downhilling

    you look at them and smile...pause....smile real big.....pause...then in a low down...talk slowly...and say...that's what everyone says when they lack skills... I glad you say that too....just less lack of skill riders who I have to worry about on the good trails....you know the guy...the no talent guy that ruins everything by blowing out turns and all...I am sure glad you are not riding dh...then smile bigger...and if they say anything you just INTERRUPT them quickly ..dont let them talk and say ...whoa whoa ...slow down partner...it just a fact and you don't have to defend your lack of skills. and just look them in the eye and smile...and don't let them say anything else...just say you made your point, from experience I mad mine...discussion over...it that simple...do not let them talk, but you stay calm...they will get defensive and emotional....just keep telling them...don't worry...You are still my friend...you don't have to defend yourself
  • 12-28-2012
    Fix the Spade
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jakester29959 View Post
    So what can I say to people who call dh lame, dumb, only for girls, and all the other insults people call downhilling

    Don't, just get back to riding your bike.

    You'll have forgotten all about them by the first berm.
  • 12-28-2012
    SV11
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jakester29959 View Post
    So what can I say to people who call dh lame, dumb, only for girls, and all the other insults people call downhilling

    Why do you have to say anything, do you bite easily?
    Let them say whatever they want to, you're not a child....or are you?
  • 12-28-2012
    arkon11
    You don't even need to say anything. Just smile and say "each to his own". You're apart of something that many people will never experience, and if they aren't into it, they aren't into it. Smile knowing that you are probably better than them at most things ;)
  • 12-28-2012
    Optimus
    If it's coming from someone in lycra, on a carbon hardtail 29er, then there's really nothing that you can say. :D
  • 12-28-2012
    Pau11y
    Dammit! Where's the 'Like' button? :D
  • 12-28-2012
    broccoli rob
    Lamest thread ever.
  • 12-29-2012
    Moosey
    just use the universal comeback... "So is your face..."

    someones all like "downhill is stupid..."
    "so is your face."

    they can't touch you after that.. and if they try with some "that makes no sense!"
    "so is your face."

    Then strut away telling them to get on your level.

    (kidding)

    But in all seriousness, just ignore them. I hate people that get all in my face about opinions and views and such, don't be one of those guys. Just say "okay, cool" and walk away.

    but if you see them at the trails you gotta show off...
  • 12-29-2012
    singlesprocket
    lol, i deal with it all the time in the eastern canada forum.

    the best thing to do is invite them out for a day on your favorite dh trails to show you how it should be done...
  • 12-29-2012
    jakester29959
    Well lately I haven't been able to ride for a while (due to winter in Maine) and people at school/work and other places have been giving my crap about my bike and the sport and it gets annoying after a month +
  • 12-29-2012
    Moosey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jakester29959 View Post
    Well lately I haven't been able to ride for a while (due to winter in Maine) and people at school/work and other places have been giving my crap about my bike and the sport and it gets annoying after a month +

    Do you live near Bangor? My best friend from college lives there.
  • 12-29-2012
    shwinn8
    I'm curious to WHY they say it's stupid? my guess is they say it's stupid just to get a rise out of you but deep down inside they wish they had the balls to do it....

    " case a beer says you can't keep up "
    " That's not what your girlfriend said last night while I was plugging her hole "
    " Sorry that you're limiting yourself "
    " Do you get the rush of speed induced adrenalin from pedaling up a hill? "
    " There's a reason why it's the showcase for weekend race events ;) "
    " I don't like wearing spandex "
  • 12-29-2012
    jakester29959
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Moosey View Post
    Do you live near Bangor? My best friend from college lives there.

    Im about an hour from bangor. I live in the waterville/fairfield.
  • 12-29-2012
    aedubber
    What kind of bike do you have anyways ? Also what is the sport/hobby of choice for these people that keep saying DH is stupid and dumb ?
  • 12-29-2012
    keen
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jakester29959 View Post
    So what can I say to people who call dh lame, dumb, only for girls, and all the other insults people call downhilling

    Are the instigators other bikers or laymen ?
  • 12-29-2012
    Tim F.
    Dookie under their door handles. Then wait on their return and when they go to open their car doors and end up with a hand full of poop, laugh histerically!
  • 12-29-2012
    darkzeon
    Thought DH/FR would be cooler in the US...Where I live, people would just be amazed on how many suspension do I need on my bike. They would laugh if we pushed uphill. I just put on my headphone and stare blankly at xc dudes, and people who aren't educated what the hell is going on with my bike and gear...I would like to ride a road bike someday though...I'd wear a full face riding around town, now that would be funny.
  • 12-30-2012
    jakester29959
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    What kind of bike do you have anyways ? Also what is the sport/hobby of choice for these people that keep saying DH is stupid and dumb ?

    I have a 07 demo 7. And most of em play bball and soccer haha
  • 12-30-2012
    Metanoia
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fix the Spade View Post
    Don't, just get back to riding your bike.

    You'll have forgotten all about them by the first berm.

    ha, first berm! i like it! :thumbsup:
  • 12-30-2012
    shwinn8
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jakester29959 View Post
    most of em play bball and soccer haha


    lol, well that explains it.. they rather play with their balls and pat each other on the ass for having a "good game"

    them, " going out riding again?"
    you, " why yes i am, you guys playing bball?"
    them, " yes"
    you, " well have fun playing with each others balls! "
  • 12-30-2012
    jakester29959
    Haha ill give it a try.
  • 12-30-2012
    aedubber
    Bball and soccer huh lol .. Yea lemme tell you the adrenaline rush you get from running around . You should bring them along to ride with you and then put their a$$ in check and just rip it up.
  • 12-30-2012
    shwinn8
    how old are you all?
  • 12-30-2012
    bikeabuser
    Sticks and stones can break my bones, but downhill might freak'n kill me LOL

    Ride Away
  • 12-30-2012
    smf805
    They're jealous and who cares what others think.
  • 12-31-2012
    jakester29959
    I'm 17. They r all juniors and Senior
  • 12-31-2012
    blackohio
    so basically you're an idiot who cares what others think? Dude seriously, If I had a dime for the amount of times people yelled at me for skateboarding or tried to mock DH i'd be a rich man, and if I entertained every other one of them i'd have no time to ride.

    It's pretty simple, let those morons do what they think. Just ride your bike and be happy you found something that transcends activity and goes far beyond that.
  • 12-31-2012
    bikeabuser
    ^^^ No need to be name calling !!!

    Jake,
    You need to learn to let it go, or develop a slam them attitude, via select word choice that makes them feel stupid ;)

    Has it occurred to you that these people might say this if you were into another sport ? ... Like, perhaps, underwater basket weaving.

    More than likely, they're doing this to get you (psychologically), and you're falling for the trap.

    Learn to ignore, or learn to get the upper-hand via one well placed sentence ;) ;)

    Perhaps,
    "You're right ... But the girls I know, aren't into immature wanna-be's who only offer insults" ... Then ride away :D ... Would suffice.
    Although, that is also part of their game.

    But hey,
    I'm only 50 ... What do I know :cornut:
  • 12-31-2012
    shwinn8
    just smile and let it go. in a year or 2 when ever it is you graduate none of it will matter.
  • 12-31-2012
    assault44
    ok so this looked like as good a place as any to post this. Last Thursday I wrecked pretty hard and cut my liver ever since i have been thinking of stopping DH and going to road bike or somthing that isnt as dangerous any advice?
  • 12-31-2012
    blackohio
    do whatever you want dude. If your over DH, end it. If your not keep riding. I tore 3 ligaments in my knee, fractured my tibia, tore my meniscus and tore my patella tendon. It sucks, but that **** isnt stopping me, i count everyday until I can pin freight train again.
  • 12-31-2012
    assault44
    well my issue is that i started maybe 6 months ago and i have already fractured 3 ribs my foot and my wrist seperated my shoulder and now cut my liver im just thinking its not for me
  • 12-31-2012
    blackohio
    what are we gonna do? Tell you otherwise? I mean really. You got hurt, sucks but all of us go through it, im 38, and none of my injuries are gonna make me hang it up.

    Injury is part of this, if you can't or don't want to deal with it, it sounds like you already have your answer.
  • 12-31-2012
    shwinn8
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    i started maybe 6 months ago and i have already fractured 3 ribs my foot and my wrist seperated my shoulder and now cut my liver im just thinking its not for me
    sounds like you are trying WAY to hard... heal up, take about 10steps back and take the time to develop your skills Verses trying to force them and do more then what you capable of. and don't let the fear beat you ;) .
  • 12-31-2012
    TwoHeadsBrewing
    There are people who say that? I'm guessing they've never done any downhill...
  • 12-31-2012
    bikeabuser
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by assault44 View Post
    I started maybe 6 months ago and i have already fractured 3 ribs my foot and my wrist seperated my shoulder and now cut my liver im just thinking its not for me

    sounds like you are trying WAY to hard... heal up, take about 10steps back and take the time to develop your skills Verses trying to force them and do more then what you capable of. and don't let the fear beat you ;) .

    Or,
    Switch to street downhiil.
  • 12-31-2012
    assault44
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    sounds like you are trying WAY to hard... heal up, take about 10steps back and take the time to develop your skills Verses trying to force them and do more then what you capable of. and don't let the fear beat you ;) .

    Thanks you were alot more help than the other guy it almost sounded like i offended him in some way. But thanks im going to heal and try to go alot easier and if i still think its not for me ill trade in my DH bike for a road bike. :)
  • 12-31-2012
    shwinn8
    yeah, those pesky letters on the computer screen can't show tone of voice that's behind them
  • 12-31-2012
    assault44
    But yeah being 17 and the first biking sport ive done i dont want to give it up i also dont want to get hurt. And Yeah you can never tell the tone. lol it was just the way it was put i guess
  • 12-31-2012
    blackohio
    Help? You're asking me what you should do with your life. You should do what makes you happiest, free-ist and healthiest. None of us have your best interest at heart, we all ride and love it.

    My guess is if you've been doing this for 6 months and have blown yourself apart already you might be a hazard to all of us on the trails. My guess is your the guy who rides like a pro but with none of the smarts or skills.

    Try riding at your level and not mine or someone elses. But most importantly do whatever the hell makes you happy.
  • 12-31-2012
    assault44
    Yeah i know i need to ride at my own level. And i think that means i need to stop riding with friends because they are always telling me to do stuff im not comfortable with. And i just do it Idk why i just do
  • 12-31-2012
    shwinn8
    i think he was asking everyone, not you specifically blackohio. i would come up with something sarcastic in regards to your age but i'm to exhausted from biking earlier
  • 12-31-2012
    shwinn8
    when i started dh'ing at about the same age(16/17) i didn't throw my body down the 1st black diamond trail as fast as i could. i took it slow and did what i was comfortable and confident enough to do. if it's not for you it's not for you... try not to base that decision on broken bones and a bruised ego
  • 12-31-2012
    blackohio
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    i think he was asking everyone, not you specifically blackohio. i would come up with something sarcastic in regards to your age but i'm to exhausted from biking earlier

    I quite understand how forums work, thanks. Whether he was asking everyone or not I replied as if he was.

    If he can't stop himself from doing stupid things because his friends tell him to maybe he should quit. Last thing I want is a fun trail closed because kid has to eat blended fruit from a straw because he couldnt tell his posse of morons no.
  • 12-31-2012
    assault44
    well im fairly good on trails i get hurt on drops and jumps im actually really comfortable on trails
  • 12-31-2012
    shwinn8
    can you show me were he said his friends pressured him into doing things he wasn't ready for?
  • 12-31-2012
    shwinn8
    what bike do you have?
  • 12-31-2012
    blackohio
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by assault44 View Post
    And i think that means i need to stop riding with friends because they are always telling me to do stuff im not comfortable with. And i just do it Idk why i just do

    right here.
  • 12-31-2012
    shwinn8
    copy
  • 12-31-2012
    assault44
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by blackohio View Post
    I quite understand how forums work, thanks. Whether he was asking everyone or not I replied as if he was.

    If he can't stop himself from doing stupid things because his friends tell him to maybe he should quit. Last thing I want is a fun trail closed because kid has to eat blended fruit from a straw because he couldnt tell his posse of morons no.

    Dude you need to calm down if anything i barley ride on trails cuz i dont live close enough like i said earlier im good on trails and I am careful but you dont know me and you wont know me so just calm down take your rant somewhere else
  • 12-31-2012
    blackohio
    who are you asking? What bike(s) I ride is rather irrelevant.
  • 12-31-2012
    shwinn8
    AWESOME thread jacking by the way!
  • 12-31-2012
    blackohio
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by assault44 View Post
    Dude you need to calm down if anything i barley ride on trails cuz i dont live close enough like i said earlier im good on trails and I am careful but you dont know me and you wont know me so just calm down take your rant somewhere else

    maybe I should create a post inside someone elses where I ask peoples advice about posting here.
  • 12-31-2012
    assault44
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    what bike do you have?

    I have a gt dhi race edition '02
  • 12-31-2012
    shwinn8
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by blackohio View Post
    who are you asking? What bike(s) I ride is rather irrelevant.

    the 17 yearold that breaks his body
  • 12-31-2012
    assault44
    I have a gt dhi race edition '02
  • 12-31-2012
    shwinn8
    yeah, you need to heal up, stop being drawn into peer pressure, slow down and develop your skills more. if they are doing drops that doesn't mean you have to. never have i ever rode with anyone who pressured me to the point of doing something i wasn't ready to do. after about a minute or two of badgering they usually let up knowing damn well i wasn't going to kill myself trying to impress them and respected that i knew enough to ride within my own limits
  • 12-31-2012
    assault44
    Thanks man you have been alot of help. :)
  • 12-31-2012
    shwinn8
    & if people at school say DH is stupid, DO NOT respond with, " Oh ya, watch this! "
  • 12-31-2012
    assault44
    No lol i may say that and then show them vids but almost definently not myself haha
  • 12-31-2012
    jakester29959
    Thanks for the HELPFUL comments and to all of those who are talking crap... Go play in the traffic on your huffy haha. Ride safe and just have fun
  • 12-31-2012
    blackohio
    Kid, im a grown ass man, with grown ass man money. Not the whiney school boy asking about what to do about the morons at my school who think my activity is dumb.

    When I post-up asking for the best socks or how you squeeze your grips feel free to slay me for asking stupid questions.

    With all the kiddies posting silly things I almost thought I was on pinkbike, but no one mentioned trading a xbox or playstation so I knew I wasnt there.
  • 12-31-2012
    jakester29959
    Woah man your a tough guy ill stay out of yo way
  • 12-31-2012
    blackohio
    tough? no one but you mentioned tough. Im just a guy who doesnt sugar coat his ******** for moms little pansy.
  • 12-31-2012
    jakester29959
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    Originally Posted by blackohio View Post
    tough? no one but you mentioned tough. Im just a guy who doesnt sugar coat his ******** for moms little pansy.

    Man your so smart I forgot that I was the one who mentioned tough HAHA. And yes I'm Mommys boy I'm gonna go give her a kiss good night because you have given me a new inspiration of love for my mother. So thank you my friend :)
  • 12-31-2012
    blackohio
    maybe you should ask her how to deal with your schools activity bullies.
  • 12-31-2012
    jakester29959
    Man you are so helpful :). What would this world do without people like you! I will go do that right now
  • 12-31-2012
    blackohio
    probably have alot more posts like "which way do you lace your riding shoes or this one."
  • 12-31-2012
    bikeabuser
    Being rude and attempting to run off the younger ones ... Yea, that's good for the sport :nono:
  • 12-31-2012
    jakester29959
    Blackohio I actually don't no how to tie my shoes so I just use Velcro! See I'm not as dumb as a big ass man like you may think
  • 12-31-2012
    blackohio
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bikeabuser View Post
    Being rude and attempting to run off the younger ones ... Yea, that's good for the sport :nono:

    if he quits because I said to stop being a pansy or the other dude for succumbing to peer pressure so be it.

    Quit being such panties and ride for yourselves. what's so hard about that, and if you can't take someone on a forum giving you **** you better stay off the internet.

    Im sorry kids, carry-on. I'll head back over to ridemonkey where not eveyone gets so bent out of shape over the internet.
  • 12-31-2012
    Jayem
    There's girls?
  • 01-01-2013
    jakester29959
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by blackohio View Post
    if he quits because I said to stop being a pansy or the other dude for succumbing to peer pressure so be it.

    Quit being such panties and ride for yourselves. what's so hard about that, and if you can't take someone on a forum giving you **** you better stay off the internet.

    Im sorry kids, carry-on. I'll head back over to ridemonkey where not eveyone gets so bent out of shape over the internet.

    I'm not getting bent out of shape big boy. I found this quite entertaining. It's Hilarious how you keep acting like the big man on campus and everyone who Dosnt agree with you is a pansy
  • 01-01-2013
    bikeabuser
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by blackohio View Post
    if he quits because I said to stop being a pansy or the other dude for succumbing to peer pressure so be it.

    Quit being such panties and ride for yourselves. what's so hard about that, and if you can't take someone on a forum giving you **** you better stay off the internet.

    Im sorry kids, carry-on. I'll head back over to ridemonkey where not eveyone gets so bent out of shape over the internet.

    Some offer advise, others offer immature personal emotions ;)
    Which do you think provides the better result ?
  • 01-01-2013
    zkid09
    To the OP, don't worry about them. Don't come up with funny comments or anything because it makes it worse. You see the kids every day so you don't want to start too much with them. Simply nod, smile and keep on.

    I'm 20 but back in highschool i raced fourwheelers. It was my life. Got to where I'd draw brand logos and everything on all my papers and stuff. Just doodling but I constantly caught myself doing things like this. People thought I was crazy and I wasn't the "cool" kid that played sports and hung out with jocks. Senior year, I picked up sponsorships and made a name for myself locally. People knew me as "the kid that races fourwheelers".
    Have people come up to me randomly that have heard of me and I've never seen them before. Comes to find out, now that I did make a name for myself, the "cool" kids talk about me like they know me.

    It's all in growing up. Keep your head up and keep doing what you enjoy. They will fade into the distance, won't take their sports anywhere and in ten years you'll still be rocking!
  • 01-01-2013
    singlesprocket
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    There's girls?


    oh yah! the best!
  • 01-01-2013
    Tone's
    I dont have a DH bike or any down hill trails near me, but to me it looks like DH rocks bigtime, looks like the most fun you could have on two wheels..
    Dont ever worry what other dudes say about your passion.
  • 01-01-2013
    Riguy
    Just say whatever and go ride.
  • 01-03-2013
    rep_1969
    "You gotta earn your turns man!!"