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    Quote Originally Posted by moefosho View Post
    Being good at memes... It's my cross to carry.
    I'm receiving no love for my memes and movie quotes over in the Off Camber "speed reading app" thread. Sticks > butts.

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    Them thar be some fancy two stepin words you got thar...can't understand a lick of it...damn edumaction types...ahhh damnIT..bong water on the carpet AGAIN...HONEY..get the damn shop vac again...and some of dat smelly air spray stuff...DAG NAb it
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    REDNECK ....I'm a RastafarianRedneck son :-) me no likey man made stuff, it be bad fer yah! Stick with nature and you can't go wrong.. If I want apples I'll eat one off the tree not open a can..dang CitySlickers. LOL

    Damn that quad shot I drank from starbucks is still kicken...nap time soon..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burt4x4 View Post
    REDNECK ....I'm a RastafarianRedneck son :-) me no likey man made stuff, it be bad fer yah! Stick with nature and you can't go wrong.. If I want apples I'll eat one off the tree not open a can..dang CitySlickers. LOL

    Damn that quad shot I drank from starbucks is still kicken...nap time soon..
    Git er done!

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    OMG...my eyes my eyes LOL
    Killin me Bro LOL hahahaaaa
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    That's you and me, Burt. Ruling the streets. Livin. I wonder where we're going?!

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    420 and Mountain Biking

    I can't even imagine getting high and riding a mountain bike. I don't smoke but I'm an average rider at best, sober.
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    you know when youre playing call of duty and youre doing ok, maybe averaging 1.0 k/d ratio? then you take a couple of rips in between maps and now youre getting headshots on almost every kill, sending out helicopters, launching missiles and shit?

    its kind of like that when you bike high. your brain goes on autopilot and youre in a zone. grin gets wider. you stop thinking about the sketchy roots ahead of you and float over them.

    these are my experiments, cannot reference.

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    The "Zone". This is something that many riders that partake in smoking actually mention quite a bit. The level of focus is either intensified or the opposite, in which you cannot focus and start to defocus on the trail and the hazards around you. From my experience when I used to smoke and ride, it was my breathing and cadence that improved quite a bit. Almost to the point that you could set a pace and keep it no matter what conditions and change in grade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deep Thought View Post
    That's you and me, Burt. Ruling the streets. Livin. I wonder where we're going?!
    I don't know? It was your idea to go this way?
    Now push faster so I can shoot at something!! Take me to the park, kill me a squirrel....
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    Quote Originally Posted by zgroove View Post
    The "Zone". This is something that many riders that partake in smoking actually mention quite a bit. The level of focus is either intensified or the opposite, in which you cannot focus and start to defocus on the trail and the hazards around you. From my experience when I used to smoke and ride, it was my breathing and cadence that improved quite a bit. Almost to the point that you could set a pace and keep it no matter what conditions and change in grade.
    Or you could have just imagined it. It's a well known phenomenon that people think they are witty and profound when intoxicated when objectively they are not. Of course nowadays I tend to see people at the extreme ends of the intoxication scale.

    Just sayin.'

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    The "zone" is enhanced by artificial stupidity. By cutting out that obnoxious stuff going on in your head, you know... thoughts, one can completely focus on the trail for hours at a time.

    And when that mental chatter starts back up? Smoke break to restupify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ailuropoda View Post
    Or you could have just imagined it. It's a well known phenomenon that people think they are witty and profound when intoxicated when objectively they are not. Of course nowadays I tend to see people at the extreme ends of the intoxication scale.

    Just sayin.'
    I do recall though that on average, I would just hit the "J" no more than 2-3 times. Just enough to take the edge off but still be in control, laugh and BS with all the riders and keep the pace steady rippin. I have ran into people that may be on the "extreme" end of things, such as what you said. They are usually the ones that take a smoke break and…1/2 an hour later start riding again. LOL! The riders I rode with were usually local mountain folk, shop mechanics, and soul riders. "Imagine", probably not, this was Reality MTB.

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    I'm limited in my use because of my job, but there isn't anything better than getting in the zone and enjoying nature and flowing through some singletrack...except for maybe the beer in the parking lot (or driveway) after the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekbob View Post
    Instant "in the zone" and pain doesn't hurt so bad.
    definitely but the problem i am having is heart rate ceiling is being reached too easily which can make me climb slowly until later in the ride.Downhill not even an issue. There are other factors i'm sure like sleep and nutrition and obviously dosage

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    Quote Originally Posted by natrat View Post
    definitely but the problem i am having is heart rate ceiling is being reached too easily which can make me climb slowly until later in the ride.Downhill not even an issue. There are other factors i'm sure like sleep and nutrition and obviously dosage
    Consumables unchain the lungs.

    Reducing your body's ability to process oxygen by sucking smoke into your lungs preride is not going to help you climb hills.

    Not to say i haven't done it.... But i have no illusions about what it does to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    Consumables unchain the lungs.

    Reducing your body's ability to process oxygen by sucking smoke into your lungs preride is not going to help you climb hills.

    Not to say i haven't done it.... But i have no illusions about what it does to me.
    BUT, edibles leave me in a puddle on the couch. A nice sativa in a pipe and you are all jacked to go ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musikron View Post
    BUT, edibles leave me in a puddle on the couch.
    Well, yea... and if you hork an entire 1/8th you will be a puddle on the couch too!

    The candy bars dispensaries sell have a consistent strength and squares so you can consume a consistent dose. Know edibles creep, eat ONLY one square as you load your bike up to ride and by the time you are at the trail head you have a nice fuzz going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musikron View Post
    A nice sativa in a VAPORIZER and you are all jacked to go ride.
    fify, lambs bread ftw

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    to the guy who said sex > a bowl on a chairlift......
    Pics or it didn't happen. Seems dangerous. Like the 20 ft high club?
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    I am impressed with the resilience of the pro(ride+420) contingent on this topic. I would have expected them to have forgotten about the existence of this thread a while ago... It must be that modern weed that sharpens your senses. Because it sure didn't do that in the 70s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borabora View Post
    I am impressed with the resilience of the pro(ride+420) contingent on this topic. I would have expected them to have forgotten about the existence of this thread a while ago... It must be that modern weed that sharpens your senses. Because it sure didn't do that in the 70s.
    Im not completely sure what you are talking about....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    Im not completely sure what you are talking about....
    Ok, it was a joke poking fun at:
    a) the tendency for people who smoke weed to lose track of the conversation topic,
    b) the 70s generation that supposedly was dazed and confused,
    c) the claim that smoking pot can sharpen your senses

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    From a recent MTBR article: "We are not botanists but it is our business to understand this evil weed as it affects our mountain biking. No other trail hazard out there can be as damaging and bothersome to our riding."

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    If mountain biking is about recreation and a little spliff enhances the experience, what's the harm?

    Mountain biking didn't appear on anyone's' horizon in the Midwest until about 1983, but most of us had dirt bikes, Jeeps or trucks, the first Honda ATC's, etc. We'd head for the wilds, stop and "load up", and usually sit around in the sun, shirtless, when the weather was warm. Now we're all covered in pink scars where the dermatologists are hacking skin cancer off of us.

    And that leads me to an important point: I think MTB'ing for the under 40 crowd has become about the adrenaline rush of speed, skill, and talent. Maybe its just the politically rightward lurch, but not as many of that younger crowd ride to experience the day in the way we did, but many ride to experience the rush. When I am high, I am happy to take in every molecule of the experience...at 60% of the speed I'm capable of when clean. I see and remember every pebble and leaf, even ascribe different moods to the north side of a hill than the southern exposure. I am not much interested in the adrenaline, or the endorphins; an afternoon on a blue trail is immensely satisfying in a way that sometimes equals clearing a tech-y trail.

    I often encounter younger riders at the bottom of a downhill run, celebrating how they did on tech . I often encounter old farts like me at the top of a hill...catching our breath for sure, but also taking in a view, celebrating still being alive. That ain't such a bad thing, eh?

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    I know people who do it on rides, but I have never done it myself while riding. I do feel more focused, so it might actually help.
    But I would rather just ride, not really a big fan of bud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borabora View Post
    Ok, it was a joke poking fun at:
    a) the tendency for people who smoke weed to lose track of the conversation topic,
    b) the 70s generation that supposedly was dazed and confused,
    c) the claim that smoking pot can sharpen your senses
    I was joking back implying that;
    a) i was stoned and had lost track of the conversation topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    I was joking back implying that;
    a) i was stoned and had lost track of the conversation topic.
    I was wondering about that possibility but then your response seemed too articulate. So, it's the new weed after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borabora View Post
    I was wondering about that possibility but then your response seemed too articulate. So, it's the new weed after all.
    No, not the new weed at all. I was not stoned when i posted that.

    Now i am, and i am blown away by this thread. Completely forgot it was here or writing any of my posts in it. In fact, im not sure what this thread is even about.

    BTW, what the hell does 420 actually mean? Ive heard it used it for years but any time i have asked i get a different answer. Last guy i asked told me some BS story about San Rafael High School.

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    Smoking is a very bad habit for those of us that like to use their lungs for thing like breathing. It's all those products of incomplete combustion that are so very reactive and like to react with compounds like your DNA in your lung cells.

    I recommend brownies with lots of chocolate chips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    BTW, what the hell does 420 actually mean? Ive heard it used it for years but any time i have asked i get a different answer. Last guy i asked told me some BS story about San Rafael High School.
    wikipedia says :

    "A widely discussed story says that a group of teenagers in San Rafael, California,[4][5] calling themselves the Waldos,[6] because, "their chosen hang-out spot was a wall outside the school",[7] used the term in connection with a fall 1971 plan to search for an abandoned cannabis crop that they had learned about.[6][8] The Waldos designated the Louis Pasteur statue on the grounds of San Rafael High School as their meeting place, and 4:20 p.m. as their meeting time.[7] The Waldos referred to this plan with the phrase "4:20 Louis". After multiple attempts to find the crop failed, their phrase eventually was shortened to simply "4:20", which ultimately evolved into a codeword that the teens used to mean pot-smoking in general.[8] Mike Edison says that Steve Hager of High Times was responsible for taking the story about the Waldos to "mind-boggling, cult like extremes" and "suppressing" all other stories about the origin of the term.[9]

    Hager wrote "Stoner Smart or Stoner Stupid?" in which he called for 4:20 p.m. to be the socially accepted hour of the day to consume cannabis.[10] He attributes the early spread of the phrase to Grateful Dead followers, who were also linked to the city of San Rafael.[10]

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfruits View Post
    you know when youre playing call of duty and youre doing ok, maybe averaging 1.0 k/d ratio? then you take a couple of rips in between maps and now youre getting headshots on almost every kill, sending out helicopters, launching missiles and shit?.
    That's a good ratio, particularly if you're playing online. I get smoked playing live but am improving. Always feels like the opposing team is stacked, and I can barely regenerate without getting popped.
    Stick around if you're housebroken...

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    "definitely but the problem i am having is heart rate ceiling is being reached too easily which can make me climb slowly until later in the ride."

    That's why I always waited until reaching the top of the big climbs to take that smoke break. I think that doing so may have kept me alive in my younger years (both road riding and mountain biking) - the extra paranoia probably made me ride the brakes just a little more than I might have in an un-altered state. It's only a theory.

    Besides, it is always nicer to take a break where you have a nice view of the surrounding mountains and valleys (and any approaching rangers....).

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    I'd been taking longer and longer breaks. Was smoking at home in the evenings, mainly. I finally quit altogether, at least for now. Going on "day 48." Shooting for a minimum of 6 months, maybe a a year, or until it becomes legal. Then maybe vaping, instead of smoking, to take it easy on my lungs.
    Now I've got to watch my speed when driving... I use my cruise control on the hwy. The legal speed limit now seems awfully slow.
    Nobody I know ever called it "420," except for some cops, but back in 1969 one of my buddies scored some stuff that was supposed to be from Michoacan, but we thought it was called "mesh-muh-can." We just called it "weed" or "dope." We all thought we were gonna get drafted, any way, and sent to Nam to get our asses shot off. Dylan's "Masters of War" (Freewheelin' album), his classic "Rainy Day Women," and Country Joe & the Fish's "Viet Nam Rag" were favorite hits. I lucked out and won "the lottery!" Yay! Home free! Some of my buddies weren't so lucky.
    I am really enjoying having a clear consciousness and sharp memory all the time, as well as a higher energy level, over being stoned. Its like a "new high."

    It never helped or enhanced my athletic performance, though. Never. Might have helped out some folks with naturally weird brain chemistry, though.

    Don't know about the video games, though. Never got into 'em. I used to like "Pong." When Pacman came along, I thought gobbling up dots was just plain stupid and boring. I preferred playing foosball and shooting pool.

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    I think that most folks smoke less and less as they get older. I will never truly quit, but I haven't smoked anything in a couple of months at least. Typically I smoke on long hikes or bike rides, out of habit maybe? I think that it helps me zone out the discomfort of the pack or saddle so that I can tune in more to the experience of being out in nature. I am sure that is just a rationalization, but it works for me. And being a resident of Washington state, I am not breaking any laws (okay, smoking on federal land is still a violation but I have always been careful about where and when I do it).

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    bradkay, although most municipal police depts and county sheriff's depts here in WA will no longer bother issuing citations for smoking pot in public, there are still a few holdouts, since recreational use has not been legalized, yet. My local cop shop (Westport) still frowns on public smoking, and (last Fall) issued a citation to a woman who was smoking a joint outside of a tavern, in the "smoking area."

    The WA State Patrol might want to test your blood, and they will issue a DUI for that, if you are over the limit, now that they have testing standards for it. They can actually legally make you take a blood test now, without a warrant. They have been pulling folks over for "driving erratically" and then testing them. It can be expensive.

    So its still only "quasi-legal" here at this time.

    The Port of Willapa in Pacific County had lost a major tennant, and needing a new source of revenue, they recently turned some large vacant buildings into legal grow operations for medicinal pot, and they hope that recreational use becomes legal here soon so that they can expand and bring more $$ into the depressed local economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankout View Post
    That's a good ratio, particularly if you're playing online. I get smoked playing live but am improving. Always feels like the opposing team is stacked, and I can barely regenerate without getting popped.
    its hard to break even at first, especially when you dont know the maps, dont know where to look.

    waste another week or so of your life on it and your avg will be >1!

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    Quote Originally Posted by natrat View Post
    wikipedia says :

    "A widely discussed story says that a group of teenagers in San Rafael, California,[4][5] calling themselves the Waldos,[6] because, "their chosen hang-out spot was a wall outside the school",[7] used the term in connection with a fall 1971 plan to search for an abandoned cannabis crop that they had learned about.[6][8] The Waldos designated the Louis Pasteur statue on the grounds of San Rafael High School as their meeting place, and 4:20 p.m. as their meeting time.[7] The Waldos referred to this plan with the phrase "4:20 Louis". After multiple attempts to find the crop failed, their phrase eventually was shortened to simply "4:20", which ultimately evolved into a codeword that the teens used to mean pot-smoking in general.
    One of these guys is a friend. They had used the term in a series of letters to each other that were all dated years before the term came into popular use or appeared anywhere else, which documented their claim.

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    PP... I know that it is still illegal to smoke in public. Having smoked off and on for over 40 years I don't worry about that too much because I have always been discreet. I also don't drive stoned, or drunk, because I prefer to be fully aware when I am behind the wheel of any automobile. But when I am on a long bike ride (road or off-road) or hike that is when I like to smoke a little. Just enough to smooth things out if you get my drift. I don't like getting stupid on the stuff which is why I am looking forward to the real stores opening up. The folks who know what they are doing can sell you pot that leaves you feeling more energetic than wasted, and that is what I want...

    BTW: possessing it for recreational use became "legal" on Dec 17. What is not yet legal for recreational use is purchasing, growing or selling it - and thus the "quasi-legal" status it has in our state right now. IIRC, that should change by mid-summer.
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    I live in Cruz, so its fairly omnipresent. I'll usually partake/offer. If I know it will offend or if there's kiddies around, I'll abstain.

    Never had any issues except once with a pal's churchy friend who said "Is that...marijuana..?" Uh, yeah.

    "What if there's a ranger?" Um, than I could be cited.

    "I don't think it works that way." Like what? You'll be arrested as an accessory to pot smoking?

    Needless to say, my pal didn't bring him around after that.

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    Studies show that can be true for occasional users, but as far as the chronic users, their driving at least, wasn't largely effected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reposado Man View Post
    Studies show that can be true for occasional users, but as far as the chronic users, their driving at least, wasn't largely effected.
    references please.
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    Saw it on the CNN's Ganjay Supta special on Weed.. for what thats worth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reposado Man View Post
    Saw it on the CNN's Ganjay Supta special on Weed.. for what thats worth
    not worth much at all, actually. it's one thing to say "i saw it on t.v." and quite another to say "studies show".

    when saying the later one should be prepared to provide said studies for examination and review. in absence of this, the alleged "facts" are anything but and remain pure conjecture/opinion.
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    I also saw a brief on my local fox news about this; I know fox schmews, but I like the weather guy. They simply showed some volunteers driving around a parking lot on a course set up by the police. There was an officer in the car with the driver and others supervising. I would say it was an exercise, but like Mono has stated, it's far from a comprehensively controlled study. It is interesting that driving ability may not be as impaired in chronic users; however, without a real controls/baseline it doesn't mean all that much.
    I've seen similar exercises with liquor/beer and snowmobiles.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Same goes for beer drinkers... one who drinks beer everyday will build a tolerance. The Cheep date drinker..one who drinks 3 - 4 times a month will be impared way more sooner than the everyday drinker....just saying..it goes with everything
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    Quote Originally Posted by monogod View Post
    when saying the later one should be prepared to provide said studies for examination and review.
    Really? That's the new standard of interwebz posturing? Journal published peer review studies that are to be examined and reviewed by this audience? Not sure if that's realistic in a mtbr forum thread on '420 and mtbing'.

    Anyway - NORML has some selective quotes from cited studies: Marijuana and Driving: A Review of the Scientific Evidence

    Feel free to research them if you are interested in familiarizing yourself with these studies.

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    This is a damn mtb forum about potsmoking, not a thesis. Sir.

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    Different people have different tolerances. Somebody who never uses the stuff should not take a hit of some %20 thc weed right before a wicked descent. If you never do the stuff just one strong hit of some good stuff can make you damn near hallucinate.. On the other hand, someone who partakes everyday is going to have a much higher tolerance and will likely be able to manage riding just fine, if anything it just mellows them out and helps with anxiety.

    And I agree its funny how people act about marijuana but its okay to drink in the parking lot after a ride and then go drive home, or drink beers (%8abv) on the trail like its the thing to do. A few puffs after a ride does way less than a few beers, especially after a hard cardio effort. Nothing wrong with either IMO if you're responsible enough.

    And for the record if you're into cardio activity stop smoking and pick up a vaporizer, much healthier.

    To me 420 and MTB go hand in hand, nature, bikes, and weed are a great combo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reposado Man
    This is a damn mtb forum about potsmoking, not a thesis. Sir.
    you're the one who said "studies show", sir. i merely asked you to provide them.

    if you can't provide them, perhaps it's better not to say "studies show" and stick with "as seen on tv".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Mega View Post
    Really? That's the new standard of interwebz posturing? Journal published peer review studies that are to be examined and reviewed by this audience? Not sure if that's realistic in a mtbr forum thread on '420 and mtbing'.

    Anyway - NORML has some selective quotes from cited studies: Marijuana and Driving: A Review of the Scientific Evidence

    Feel free to research them if you are interested in familiarizing yourself with these studies.
    so asking someone to provide for examination the studies he referenced is posturing? bwaaaaaaahahahaha.... that's rich.

    if it's reasonable to mention the alleged studies in said forum then it's not unrealistic to ask for them to be cited for examination and review.

    also, cherry picking "select quotes" to serve one's agenda while ignoring other studies or even variables and equations within the cherry picked study isn't really substantiative proof of anything either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yody View Post
    Nothing wrong with either IMO if you're responsible enough.

    And for the record if you're into cardio activity stop smoking and pick up a vaporizer, much healthier.

    To me 420 and MTB go hand in hand, nature, bikes, and weed are a great combo
    All of this... Especially the "responsible" part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monogod View Post
    so asking someone to provide for examination the studies he referenced is posturing?
    He's posturing and you're posturing - each trying to make some sort of point just at different levels of passive aggressiveness.

    Who cares man? You're trying to take a poster to task on an internet forum by requesting references to studies in peer reviewed journals that then further need to be scrutinized by you only to be followed by a bunch of pseudo lawyer talk like 'said studies' and 'alleged'. Your expected level of discourse = fail.

    In hopes of putting this to bed, I linked you to an organization that has references to studies that support the other poster's point. I used the word 'selective' because it is a biased list. Duh. Go through it yourself if you are interested. If you want me to chew and digest your food for you, forget it.

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    There is nothing wrong with asking someone how they formed their opinion and on what the opinion is based.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yody View Post
    Different people have different tolerances. Somebody who never uses the stuff should not take a hit of some %20 thc weed right before a wicked descent. If you never do the stuff just one strong hit of some good stuff can make you damn near hallucinate.. On the other hand, someone who partakes everyday is going to have a much higher tolerance and will likely be able to manage riding just fine, if anything it just mellows them out and helps with anxiety.

    And I agree its funny how people act about marijuana but its okay to drink in the parking lot after a ride and then go drive home, or drink beers (%8abv) on the trail like its the thing to do. A few puffs after a ride does way less than a few beers, especially after a hard cardio effort. Nothing wrong with either IMO if you're responsible enough.

    And for the record if you're into cardio activity stop smoking and pick up a vaporizer, much healthier.

    To me 420 and MTB go hand in hand, nature, bikes, and weed are a great combo

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    We here, in General Discussion, will only accept articles published by reputable peer review journals.

    Good day sir
    I was just joking about the peer reviewed journals.


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    I was watching the movie Klunkers the other day and one of the original Repack racers said that the prize for the Repack winner was usually some cold beers and a bag of some "smokables". I doubt they were taking about a Smoked Ham or some Smoked Almonds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDocTx View Post
    I don't smoke (anymore) but I say have at it. Its no worse than drinking craft beer at the trailhead.

    Very true!

    I am more offended by people wearing headphones or MP3 players playing while they are riding. That's for another thread.

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    The one-hitter is the most used tool I carry in my camel bak
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    Nothing I would do. But its your life not mine.

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    Day 53 and my lungs feel better and I have more energy. T level probably went up, and that's good.
    I get ticked off easier though, and when that happens, my cortisol level goes up, which is not good. I can Om louder and longer than a dijereedoo, though, and that helps!
    Dude I used to get it from has less money to spend at the bar, now, and the bar owner complained to me! So now my abstinence is helping to further tank the local economy!
    Talk about "peer pressure!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yody View Post
    Different people have different tolerances. Somebody who never uses the stuff should not take a hit of some %20 thc weed right before a wicked descent. If you never do the stuff just one strong hit of some good stuff can make you damn near hallucinate.. On the other hand, someone who partakes everyday is going to have a much higher tolerance and will likely be able to manage riding just fine, if anything it just mellows them out and helps with anxiety.

    And I agree its funny how people act about marijuana but its okay to drink in the parking lot after a ride and then go drive home, or drink beers (%8abv) on the trail like its the thing to do. A few puffs after a ride does way less than a few beers, especially after a hard cardio effort. Nothing wrong with either IMO if you're responsible enough.

    And for the record if you're into cardio activity stop smoking and pick up a vaporizer, much healthier.

    To me 420 and MTB go hand in hand, nature, bikes, and weed are a great combo
    Also, cannabis can stabilize some brain chemistry issues (Bipolar, Bp II, ADD) and in these folks it can certainly enhance performance. Other people may panic and get tunnel vision and it makes them uncomfortable, even if they regularly smoke while just hanging out at home. So besides the tolerance issue, there is a very wide range of individual reactions to cannabis.

    So some may win Olympic gold while high, others may only be able to go 60%.

    Also, I completely agree with your last sentence!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Mega View Post
    He's posturing and you're posturing - each trying to make some sort of point just at different levels of passive aggressiveness.

    Who cares man? You're trying to take a poster to task on an internet forum by requesting references to studies in peer reviewed journals that then further need to be scrutinized by you only to be followed by a bunch of pseudo lawyer talk like 'said studies' and 'alleged'. Your expected level of discourse = fail.

    In hopes of putting this to bed, I linked you to an organization that has references to studies that support the other poster's point. I used the word 'selective' because it is a biased list. Duh. Go through it yourself if you are interested. If you want me to chew and digest your food for you, forget it.
    sorry bro, but when someone tries to validate their point by saying "studies show" it is NOT posturing to request said studies; no matter how much you to want it to be in order to justify inserting yourself to posture and instigate drama. having read a couple studies on the subject my request was one of genuine interest rather than posturing - especially considering that i don't even have a dog in the fight.

    stating "studies show" freely invites the question "which studies?". if someone had said, "studies show [anything negative about weed]" they would have been aggressively dog-piled with "provide them", "which studies", and "references please" by the pro-ganja crowd. would you have taken those demanding said studies to task for posturing? of course not. that's called "situational ethics" and "bias".

    speaking of bias, irrespective of subject matter when bias is blatantly or surreptitiously used to prove a point it will raise red flags in the minds of any objective, thinking person and cause them to be skeptical, if not incredulous, of the point being "proven".

    cherry picking and biased studies are dishonest, disingenuous, and shady tools that when used to validate one's point really prove nothing other than the existence of a bias.
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    M-j has different effects on different people, whereas alcohol is mostly consistent.

    Alcohol makes people dumber but makes them think they're sharper, encouraging them to think they can drive like Mario Andretti.
    Marijuana makes people dumber but also makes them more cautious, encouraging them to drive like they are taking their license exam.

    Although many studies do show this (here's one- THE EFFECT OF CANNABIS COMPARED WITH ALCOHOL ON DRIVING ) real world observation makes those studies unnecessary IMO.

    Now uh..... what were we talking about again?

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    For over four decades I was a roadie for a San Francisco rock band. During that time I drove and wore out several trucks, accident free and often under trying conditions. There is no way of estimating how many miles I drove, but the odometer on one truck quit around 300,000 and I drove it another fifteen years. I once drove coast to coast during the winter in 63 hours.

    I wouldn't say we had a fattie going ALL the time, but most drives started with one, especially at 2 a.m., and there would probably be a couple more before the drive ended. We never picked up hitchhikers, but sometimes we tossed them a joint of the best they had ever tried.

    The beer was always free for me, but I didn't drink much of it because it interfered with the job. I'm one of the few of that profession and generation who didn't do massive amounts of coke. I was a bike rider then also, and weed is my drug of choice.

    Anecdotal for sure, but that was a lot of driving to do without ever running into anything. I tell people that I have driven farther in my sleep than most people drive in a year, but that's actually a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2obscura View Post
    Truer words have never been spoken.
    +1 on dat!

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    +1 on dat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    For over four decades I was a roadie for a San Francisco rock band. During that time I drove and wore out several trucks, accident free and often under trying conditions. There is no way of estimating how many miles I drove, but the odometer on one truck quit around 300,000 and I drove it another fifteen years. I once drove coast to coast during the winter in 63 hours.

    I wouldn't say we had a fattie going ALL the time, but most drives started with one, especially at 2 a.m., and there would probably be a couple more before the drive ended. We never picked up hitchhikers, but sometimes we tossed them a joint of the best they had ever tried.

    The beer was always free for me, but I didn't drink much of it because it interfered with the job. I'm one of the few of that profession and generation who didn't do massive amounts of coke. I was a bike rider then also, and weed is my drug of choice.

    Anecdotal for sure, but that was a lot of driving to do without ever running into anything. I tell people that I have driven farther in my sleep than most people drive in a year, but that's actually a joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deep Thought View Post
    Did you ever get to drive the Furthur bus?
    Nope. But Phil Lesh is a personal friend; I moved his pianos for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Nope. But Phil Lesh is a personal friend; I moved his pianos for him.
    I figured there were a few cool people hanging out on this site, but along with the Gary Fisher connection, you sir are the frickin Fonz!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    I figured there were a few cool people hanging out on this site
    This might amuse you then.

    When I worked for Bicycling (25 years ago) the editors wanted to do an ad campaign featuring well known people who were mountain bikers. I suggested Bobby Weir. He did the ad and got a bike out of the deal. Then he signed the proof sheet from the ad.

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    Forgot to mention that the day I met Gary Fisher in 1971, he was on his bike, like I was, and ten minutes after we met, we were smoking a joint in the Grateful Dead office in San Rafael.

    It's all in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    This might amuse you then.

    When I worked for Bicycling (25 years ago) the editors wanted to do an ad campaign featuring well known people who were mountain bikers. I suggested Bobby Weir. He did the ad and got a bike out of the deal. Then he signed the proof sheet from the ad.

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    Forgot to mention that the day I met Gary Fisher in 1971, he was on his bike, like I was, and ten minutes after we met, we were smoking a joint in the Grateful Dead office in San Rafael.

    It's all in my book.

    Or you could check out my website.
    Yeah Repack Rider! Having your posts on this forum is the exact reason that had me thinking on posting this initial forum post in the first place! First and foremost thank you! Being in my early forties, I can remember reading about you cats in the Bay area when my group of rider friends were all starting out in the Central Valley hitting place like Auburn, Georgetown, El Dorado Hills, Downieville, and Tahoe area in the late 80's and throughout the 90's. The MTB culture was very different and eighth of weed was almost mandatory on any group ride as much was a multi-tool! I still remember riding on the river trail in Sacramento and locking up all our bikes against the fence at Cal Expo, jumping the fence, and check out the Dead play and then going back to riding after the show all tripped out! LOL! Crazy good times! You were probably working at that show! It seemed like the sport was still untapped and the brotherhood amongst the riders was very much on camaraderie, exploration, and good times, rather than performance, technological social networking, etc.
    Things work in cycles (not to use as a pun), but as legislation gets stronger for legalization of Marijuana in States such as Oregon, California, Alaska, etc. I feel that this "Soul" Riding culture will emerge again and separate themselves from the performance driven culture and give new life to the sport and enlist some new riders as well. Could be pipe dreams or not. What do you think Repack Rider and other fellow riders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zgroove View Post
    Could be pipe dreams or not.
    excellent pun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekbob View Post
    Edibles, Black Sabbath, and Night Riding is a religious experience.
    !! I haven't done that in ages but I may just have to with the miles and miles of fire roads out here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    Its still illegal in 48 states. I work for the state of Utah's Counter Drug Program. You won't get a pass lighting up around me while mountain biking.
    Well now it's quite clear who the biggest douche bag on the forum is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbvx67 View Post
    Well now it's quite clear who the biggest douche bag on the forum is.
    Plus, he's just wrong too. It's recreationally legal in 2 states, decriminalized in 15, and medically legal in 20, plus DC.
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    This is the result of riding in Colorado with the legalization, the fumes alone were too much for me, soon the whole state may collapse....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Nope. But Phil Lesh is a personal friend; I moved his pianos for him.
    That's cool. I loved Phil's book, Searching for the Sound. I'll never forget the part where he describes the first time he heard Jerry playing a banjo. I liked this part so much, I wrote it down in my notebook of things I like:

    His banjo playing was a revelation to me -- since I hadn't heard any bluegrass, my idea of the banjo was pretty much strummity-strum, there was Jerry, playing the most exhilarating stream of runs up and down the fret board, popping the notes out like tiny rivets, all at amazing speed and with crystalline clarity. He would walk around the Chateau in the afternoon playing the most astonishing **** -- and he never seemed to repeat himself.

    I love that description, "popping the notes out like tiny rivets." That's the part that really stuck with me.

    Perhaps this was a little off topic, but then again, listening to the Dead is another good 420 activity. So there's that.


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    Plus, he's just wrong too. It's recreationally legal in 2 states, decriminalized in 15, and medically legal in 20, plus DC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elongate View Post
    No one I ride with smokes and I prefer it that way. I would definitely have a couple words for someone that asks me to stop a ride to get a couple tokes in. And that's a fairly young person's opinion.
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    I just read this whole thread, wow, I say burn it if you got it, when I got back into riding, I would burn it down before every ride, mainly because I was so stoked to ride, now i'm training for some upcoming races and don't need the stuff going into my lungs. Strong 8.0 IPA vs a few tokes, IPA WAY worse for your sketchy sections, not even close, those who burn it down are usually regulars who can handle it, if you haven't toked in years, I don't recommend doing it on a ride, haha. your body feeling good, great scenery, great friends, a little herb, sounds like a good day, always be respectful of passerby's, don't flaunt it, be discrete, always encourage kiddos to never mess with the stuff i say. As for mr Utah drug enforcement dude, wow, your a giant douche. if you smoke, fine, if you don't fine, just don't push your stuff on others and don't be a smug, uppity douche wad.

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    No worries bro...

    I grew up ridding in Sonoma and Marin County California, you could find someone to burn one with anywhere. Most people don't offer an illegal substance to strangers thought. It usually takes a while before you pop the "Burn one?" question. Having said that, I have walked into a house of a guy I met at a bike shop who was big into the local race scene and there were about ten riders getting ready to ride from Santa Rosa out to the Geysers and back. I walked in and was handed a banana and bong hits sprinkled with hash. You could tell there was a moment of apprehension in the group but when I didn't turn my nose up and call them dirty stoners they relaxed and everything was cool. There were some that didn't smoke while ridding and some that didn't smoke at all. Nobody cared.
    I will say this to the individuals who haven't smoked and have passed judgment on those that do. I was one of the fastest desenders on a mtn bike or a rd bike and i was always stoned back then. When you are stoned you are actually more in control of what is going on inside you. You can ignore the pain on a climb and you can turn of the fear that makes you go dead stick in a sketchy situation. Pot doesn't slow down your reflexes like alcohol does. It shuts down all the unnecessary brain noise and helps you to enjoy the ride. I have had a few close calls do to spacing out while pondering matters of the universe though.

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    I have no studies backing this up, but from my observations I feel that long term use lowers your mental acuity. I have several friends who are regular users, and over time they have become less sharp, they seem to be a step behind in conversations, even when not under the influence. Not a big deal I guess (their choice), but I prefer to keep my mind sharp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    Its still illegal in 48 states. I work for the state of Utah's Counter Drug Program. You won't get a pass lighting up around me while mountain biking.
    What a douche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    Consumables unchain the lungs.

    Reducing your body's ability to process oxygen by sucking smoke into your lungs preride is not going to help you climb hills.

    Not to say i haven't done it.... But i have no illusions about what it does to me.
    Usually if someone says longuphill coming up irs synonymous with a smoke break. I go back and forth betwenn blitzed rides buzzed rides and dead sober rides all are fun. To each their own, just dont harsh my mello

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    There is probably a connection between the reason you ride and whether you smoke. People either ride for fun, or they ride to train. The more you do of one, the less you do of the other.

    When I started doing this in the '70s on modified clunkers, a Frisbee in a backpack had two uses. When you got to the top of a hill you used it for a rolling tray, and then you could throw it also.

    We played on top of hills, and my friend had a retriever dog who would go and get any errant throws that went a quarter mile down the slope.

    The purpose of those rides was fun. There were no athletic "goals." We weren't training for anything. And we created a sport. Perhaps you have heard of it.

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    This is a bar clock that's been in my family for about 50 years. The numbers are reversed and the hands move counter-clockwise. After a long, 20 year hibernation, I got it and it still worked. I went to set the time, but the setting mechanism broke at this spot and hasn't moved since. It's hanging in my shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    There is probably a connection between the reason you ride and whether you smoke. People either ride for fun, or they ride to train. The more you do of one, the less you do of the other.
    Well said.

    It pleases me to see this thread still going. We need more civilized discussion about this topic. The States are going green, one by one. A little education and understanding is necessary to make this work. Cannabis isn't the evil life destroyer some like to think it is, nor is it a completely harmless substance to be abused with wanton carelessness.

    Calling someone who doesn't agree a d-bag or any other name isn't helpful to this discussion. All you're doing is reinforcing his existing notions of cannabis users.

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    mother nature is a good thing.

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    Went to check one of my local trail's facebook page;it has 420 likes !!:
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    Yo Zgroove! I maybe one of the guys that used to toke with you back in the 90s. It is funny that everyone became are so into beer now and herb is not even discussed. MTB is now so mainstream that we all have to be "PC" about herb! What the hell, lets get together and ride like the old days! BYOJ! then we'll have a smoky group ride. I'm sure we'll be surprised how many people show up. Then we all could watch an MTB film and toke some more. Are you up to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deep Thought View Post
    Well said.

    It pleases me to see this thread still going. We need more civilized discussion about this topic. The States are going green, one by one. A little education and understanding is necessary to make this work. Cannabis isn't the evil life destroyer some like to think it is, nor is it a completely harmless substance to be abused with wanton carelessness.

    Calling someone who doesn't agree a d-bag or any other name isn't helpful to this discussion. All you're doing is reinforcing his existing notions of cannabis users.
    We're calling mr ATF, government goon a douche because he's basically saying if he see's somebody burning it down on the trail, he's going to arrest them or something. I have something for dan-O, in 2007 i suffered a MX injury, complete tib/fib, I still have a ti rod in my tib, and fib is plated/screwed. I have a card and it's legit. cannabis definitely eases the aches I get. Rubs, and edibles/pills are most effective, but smoking it works too, I felt it was a natural alternative to harsh synthetic pharmaceuticals that have addiction/other side effects of their own. Cannabis is a herb that has many benefits for well being, and like any other med, it can be abused. For me, it has the effect of not only dulling the actual pain i experience, but it makes me mentally "forget" the pain is actually occurring, thereby easing the pain, edibles are good but make me want to eat everything in sight. My brother is a real police/swat, and i'll tell you right now, he does not burn, but if he sees you doing it on the trail and not bothering anybody he would not give two shits about it. Johnny Utah is the type of guy who will kick doors down to confiscate guns. IMO he probably is in most need of a freshy green bowl, dude needs to relax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rat Face View Post
    This is a bar clock that's been in my family for about 50 years. The numbers are reversed and the hands move counter-clockwise. After a long, 20 year hibernation, I got it and it still worked. I went to set the time, but the setting mechanism broke at this spot and hasn't moved since. It's hanging in my shop.
    That thing must have confused a lot of drunk people in its day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinoyMTBer View Post
    Yo Zgroove! I maybe one of the guys that used to toke with you back in the 90s. It is funny that everyone became are so into beer now and herb is not even discussed. MTB is now so mainstream that we all have to be "PC" about herb! What the hell, lets get together and ride like the old days! BYOJ! then we'll have a smoky group ride. I'm sure we'll be surprised how many people show up. Then we all could watch an MTB film and toke some more. Are you up to it?
    Hell, 4/20 lands on a Sunday and I imagine most of the people that are pro-smoking will be riding that day anyway! Let's make it happen cap'n!

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    Lets do this! Lets start with a location check! I live in the SF Bay Area. I haven't ridden stoned in a while. So lets do something "NOT TOO GNARLY". Maybe China Camp or if you guys wanna be nostalgic, we could ride up Mt. Tam. Also, you don't have to smoke to join.

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