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    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

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    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
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    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.

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    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?

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    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

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    If it's coming from someone in lycra, on a carbon hardtail 29er, then there's really nothing that you can say.

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    Dammit! Where's the 'Like' button?
    Naysayers never apologize. Critics go to their grave thinking everyone else is wrong.
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    Lamest thread ever.

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    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...

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    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...
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    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 +

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    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.

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    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 "
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    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.

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    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 ?

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    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 ?

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    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!
    The guy yo' momma "act" like she don't know!

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    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.
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    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

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    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!
    ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A Select Start

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    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! "
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    Haha ill give it a try.

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    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.

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    how old are you all?
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    Sticks and stones can break my bones, but downhill might freak'n kill me LOL

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