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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    It's not a tire on a wheel, be respectful Jeeze.
    DJ, I was just thinking about a nice, easy top mount. Respectful all the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    DJ, I was just thinking about a nice, easy top mount. Respectful all the way.
    Oh in that case yes by all means enter the missionary.
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    If you have enough Testosterone....a simple, manly shout-out MORE than suffices.
    "The mind will quit....well before the body does"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah View Post
    If you have enough Testosterone....a simple, manly shout-out MORE than suffices.
    I've heard beautiful woman riders give a shout out that would move your ass over in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfruits View Post
    you dont need a bell. get a rear hope hub.
    Indeed! I'm running the Pro II EVO with a 48 POE modification. It sounds like a huge rattlesnake, especially when burning around a tight switchback where it buzzes on and off like a locking diff....bzzz bzzz bzzzz bzz bzzz!

    With that, I ALWAYS sport a small cow bell supplied by our local MTB trail building organization. Almost everything I ride here on the central coast is multi-use and it's just a wise choice to be heard on the trail. I am constantly thanked for "using the bell" by hikers I encounter on the trail.

    These are the bells supplied at many of our trailheads. You can buy them for $4 and keep them on your bike.



    Oh yeah....and I DO carry a Fox40 whistle on a lanyard attached to the shoulder strap of my Camelbak. I use that on the more heavily used trails where encountering solo hikers wearing earphones is much more common. Just gotta love their absolute lack of situational awareness.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    I hear a dumbbell ring every time you try and spell 'passed'.
    Actually LOL'ed
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    Roadies who don't mountain bike are usually d***s.

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    For trail riding, I am almost always riding at night, so the lights announce my presence long before I see anyone, which is hardly ever, anyway.

    However, to flip it around? Was out with my dogs a year or two ago, and my older guy was getting a little deaf. Anyone who's had a dog like this knows, they can startle a bit more easily.

    So, we're out for a walk, and this wad just blazes past us, inches from my furry buddy, who got the sh*t scared out of him, and damn near took the guys leg off. Serves the a$$hat right. Had he announced himself in ANY way, I would have been aware, thus, my dogs as well, thus, no surprise.

    Just remember, the surprise may be on you if you get all, I'm "training" and too cool for a bell, no one matters but me, out there.....

    And yes, OP, learn how to use the written word if you wish your ideas to command the slightest modicum of respect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah View Post
    If you have enough Testosterone....a simple, manly shout-out MORE than suffices.
    I always slow down so as to not startle them, and let them politely know that I will passing them on the left side. No reason to be a douchewaffle (not directed at you Zach, but the general populace who may feel that we are entitled to yell and go fast past others).
    Life will pound away where the light don't shine, son...

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    I roll with two cowbells attached to my backpack. Cowbell. Always more cowbell.
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    I used to have some brakes that worked better than any bell.

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    We use bells to let hikers and equestrians know we're coming plus my son uses it on his races just to bother the guy in front of him when he's ready to make a pass.

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    Bells on bikes are extremely beneficial while on the trails. However, I absolutely HATE the bells we have in the shop (right by the work stand). It seems little kids are immediately attracted to them and continue ringing & dinging them while their parents are looking around and I am trying to concentrate on a bike. It literally makes me cringe in annoyance.
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    King Cage Barbell
    1. Titanium for the cool factor
    2. Handmade in USA
    3. Doubles as a shot glass. What's cooler then a Ti shot glass?

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    Who needs a bell? This will get their attention!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ducatirider2 View Post
    What's cooler then a Ti shot glass?
    40 bucks in my pocket!

    do you have one of these?

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    I just moved to northern Utah and there are elk, bear, mtn lions, and moose up here and especially concerning are the moose... I also got a clanking bell that goes on the backpack that contantly rattles and makes noise so hopefully any critter or human on the trail can hear me and hopefully avoid issues.
    I don't use Strava. Don't need an application to tell me I am slow because I already know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawson Raider View Post
    I just moved to northern Utah and there are elk, bear, mtn lions, and moose up here and especially concerning are the moose... I also got a clanking bell that goes on the backpack that contantly rattles and makes noise so hopefully any critter or human on the trail can hear me and hopefully avoid issues.
    I live in Colorado with the same critters around. I hate to tell you but during the rut a Bull Moose is curious of any sound. A bell on your bike is like ringing the dinner bell for Bullwinkle.
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