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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
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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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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    build trail!

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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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    They're jealous and who cares what others think.

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    I'm 17. They r all juniors and Senior

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    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.

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    ^^^ 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 ... Would suffice.
    Although, that is also part of their game.

    But hey,
    I'm only 50 ... What do I know

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    just smile and let it go. in a year or 2 when ever it is you graduate none of it will matter.
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    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?

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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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 .
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    There are people who say that? I'm guessing they've never done any downhill...
    "Got everything you need?"

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    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.

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    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.

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    yeah, those pesky letters on the computer screen can't show tone of voice that's behind them
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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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
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    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
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    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.

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    well im fairly good on trails i get hurt on drops and jumps im actually really comfortable on trails

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    can you show me were he said his friends pressured him into doing things he wasn't ready for?
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    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.

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    what bike do you have?
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