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    420 and Mountain Biking

    I may be showing my age here, but back in the the 90's and early 2000's it seemed that it was the thing to do to blaze up and ride and stop in the middle of the ride and blaze up again. Is it just me or is it just not PC to spark up on the trail and offer your fellow rider a hit of the green, or just to spark up on the trail at all?

    I personally don't smoke like I used to since life's responsibilities have over taken my pleasures and I just can't function as well on the bike like I used to when I am high, especially with the weed that is out today. Wow! But I go on many group rides and go to places that are very popular with the local MTB seen in the Bay Area and I just don't see it like I used to. Mind you, back in the 90's I was riding mainly El Dorado County and Placer and Tahoe area.

    Puff, puff give and let me know if I am just blind or if I am living in the past man!

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    You're behind the times, mountain biking's gone mainstream and the big words are accessibility, sustainability and advocacy.

    None of which go very well when you light up a doob in a public place! Ah well, everyone has to grow up sometime.

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    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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    smoke it if you got it. most of my biking friends don't smoke, so i take care of it on my time while riding with them. unless of course i'm with my smoker friends, then we just do whatever, whenever...
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    I say spark one up if it's your thing.

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    I don't smoke (anymore) but I say have at it. Its no worse than drinking craft beer at the trailhead.

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    I like to smoke, but not when I ride. It makes me feel weak on the climbs and really timid on the downhills. I know plenty who can rip both up and down on the weed, though.

    While at home watching a movie with the wife and eating a good meal, now that's a fine time.

    I don't drink though, so to each their own.
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    I don't but if that's your thing go for it.

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    Interesting answers and responses. As I mentioned before, it is not my thing anymore since I kind of graduated from that stage in my life and other things replaced it. A person posted that it is no different than drinking craft beer, in which I totally agree with as well, even though I do not drink alcohol. I foresee the state of California along with other states in the union legalizing Marijuana in the coming two years and going the route of Washington and Colorado. It would be foolish to not foresee two "grass-roots" pastimes not coming together such as other industries have already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zgroove View Post
    It would be foolish to not foresee two "grass-roots" pastimes not coming together such as other industries have already.



    Not if you don't give two fuks about it one way or the other.

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    Our trails are technical due to lack of elevation and I'm no fan of paranoidial freakout tech riding so I wait till I'm done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
    Not if you don't give two fuks about it one way or the other.
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    Wow, not sure where everyone is riding but where im at your not "living in the past" a large percent of the people I ride around smoke, some very discrete some fire up right in the woods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zgroove View Post


    Says the twit that's trying to create a drama where none exists.

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    reading comprehension is lost on some people...


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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
    Says the twit that's trying to create a drama where none exists.
    "Create drama"? Get over yourself buddy, this is a Forum where everyone's opinion matters. Even yours. No one is trying to create "drama". Just informative dialogue within the MTB community.

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    Drought, forest fire, MUT where it's not socially acceptable... aside from that. No problem. Nobody I know smokes when they ride but on trail maintenance days when we're not using gas powered equipment it happens occasionally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zgroove View Post
    ...Just informative dialogue within the MTB community.
    the part where you quoted something you misunderstood and then posted an ******* song in response, leads some of us to believe otherwise..


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    I know many who do, though they usually wait until after to blaze and have a beer.
    How can anyone who's been riding as long as I have, be so slow???

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    Only 2 times in all the rides I've been on the past couple years have I smelled anyone getting high. I'm not interested in that for myself, but I don't care if others do.

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    Mixing riding and 4:20 is for stoners only for the most part. Having said that, edibles and riding are awesome in my experience. Instant "in the zone" and pain doesn't hurt so bad. Edibles, Black Sabbath, and Night Riding is a religious experience.

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    Me n my friends smoke while riding, then again we are kinda stoners. Nothing beats a quick bowl on lift.

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    MTB riding is potentially dangerous and riding technical trails requires a lot of focus. I prefer to have my cognitive functions un-compromised when I ride and I hope that the people I share the trails with have similar concerns.
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    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.
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    I personally never had a problem maintaining control while toked up. However that all depends on the individual

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    It's not the weed really so much. I just wish I hadn't drunk all that cough syrup this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    I work for the state of Utah's Counter Drug Program.
    This will go down on your permanent record.

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    Weed impairs your reaction time and judgement. There are trails where this doesn't matter but then there are trails where it definitely does matter. It's about personal safety, others' safety and liability.
    For what it's worth, I favor the legalization of pot. But just like alcohol, weed has to be used responsibly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borabora View Post
    Weed impairs your reaction time and judgement. There are trails where this doesn't matter but then there are trails where it definitely does matter. It's about personal safety, others' safety and liability.
    For what it's worth, I favor the legalization of pot. But just like alcohol, weed has to be used responsibly.
    I concur.
    I can't ride worth a crap with 420 IF and thats a big IF it happens it is at the end of the ride.
    It is not uncommon to smell it on trails here wafting around after all I live in BC

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    This will go down on your permanent record.
    You're such a violent femme. Chill out man.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    You're such a violent femme. Chill out man.
    You calling him a blister??

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    Quote Originally Posted by pizon View Post
    Nothing beats a quick bowl on lift.
    you must not get out much...
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    Only in the sun.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Re: 420 and Mountain Biking

    Quote Originally Posted by monogod View Post
    you must not get out much...
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    If Gary Fisher does it, then well it can't be all that bad!

    I am curious, any Colorado or Washington MTB'ers out there, and if so, have you seen any noticeable changes on the trails since the laws have been passed? Or is it still too cold in the season to really gauge that still ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pizon View Post
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    Sex > a quick bowl on the lift.

    Hell, I can think of quite a few things besides sex that beat a quick bowl on the lift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    MTB riding is potentially dangerous and riding technical trails requires a lot of focus. I prefer to have my cognitive functions un-compromised when I ride and I hope that the people I share the trails with have similar concerns.
    Then again, an Olympic Gold was won in snowboarding on the devil's cabbage, and a no hitter was pitched, in MLB, while on LSD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    Sex > a quick bowl on the lift.

    Hell, I can think of quite a few things besides sex that beat a quick bowl on the lift.
    ok, well if taken very literally, yes there is a ton of things that beat that. However, I do enjoy a puff while in taking the scenery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveohio View Post
    If Gary Fisher does it, then well it can't be all that bad!

    I am curious, any Colorado or Washington MTB'ers out there, and if so, have you seen any noticeable changes on the trails since the laws have been passed? Or is it still too cold in the season to really gauge that still ?
    Colorado here. The only difference is the number of out of state people coming in to buy weed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekbob View Post
    Mixing riding and 4:20 is for stoners only for the most part. Having said that, edibles and riding are awesome in my experience. Instant "in the zone" and pain doesn't hurt so bad. Edibles, Black Sabbath, and Night Riding is a religious experience.
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    I personally know several Cat1 men who enjoy the spliff on the more casual off-season enduro rides, and certainly after some taxing races. Not for me but I could give a rat's ballzack.
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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.
    Yes sir, Sir!
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveohio View Post
    If Gary Fisher does it, then well it can't be all that bad!

    I am curious, any Colorado or Washington MTB'ers out there, and if so, have you seen any noticeable changes on the trails since the laws have been passed? Or is it still too cold in the season to really gauge that still ?
    I live in CO and have not noticed a difference on trails. One place you do see a difference is the ski hills but most of that is from out of towners just excited to buy legal pot and then blaze on the lift. I think most Colorado folk realize how lucky we are and keep it on the DL, duck in the trees or hide off trail. You still cant smoke in public so that act is illegal. Legalization in CO has been very successful and the world did not end so all is good in the mile high.

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    Most of my riding friends and I smoke on about every ride. Its become sort a ritual to stop and puff. When I end up riding with people who don't smoke, I'll puff but will do it out of sight to not offend anybody.

    I've never really run into anybody on the trail who is offended by it. If some is offended, that's fine, but its not going stop me from enjoying my ride after a smoke.
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    You guys need to grow up and do coke like an adult.
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    I appreciate all the intuitive responses to this topic. Props to all the Colorado and Washington riders that have commented on this forum. From my years of riding experience it seems that a greater percentage of riders can function normally while smoking weed rather than pounding a few beers. Depending on your tolerances, you may agree or disagree. Anyone feel the same way regarding either? Or even both? Or doing both at the same time while riding as well?

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    Personally, I think both are better enjoyed after a nice long ride than before it. I usually keep my usage of both to moderation or very low levels if during a ride or at the bottom before I shuttle back up for another run.

    Also, to the guy who eats edibles before riding... Not sure how you have survived this long.
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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.
    Not my cup of tea, however, many states including MA have decriminalized pot.

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    Then again, an Olympic Gold was won in snowboarding on the devil's cabbage, and a no hitter was pitched, in MLB, while on LSD.

    What you are capable of and what others are, might differ.
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    no one i ride with will pass on a hit. ive never offered it to any strangers, too many ignornant people out there.

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