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    Sorry, my last post wasn't terribly constructive...

    But think of internet responses statistically. For each post, there are various proportions of people who will respond constructively, condescendingly, knowledgeably, ignorantly,... some without even reading (or cursorily mis-reading) the OP. Of those people who respond, some had a bad day, some are drunk posting, some are intentionally trolling... and every once in awhile, the condescending and insensitive but still knowledgeable A-hole who is drunk because he had a bad day and then mis-read the OP because he's drunk is going post up a gem. It's completely random.

    I think the same thing happens mid-Winter around here when everyone is cabin crazy from not riding: The frequency and intensity of bickering seems to skyrocket.

    I was actually in a good mood yesterday when I sorta ripped a guy's video because it was just soooooo slow. I re-read it before I clicked "post" and decided to re-write the whole thing more as a film critic than a riding technique critic. One might be just as bad as the other (I can't tell), but it sounded constructive to me instead of like "You're doing it wrong!" Which leads back to the tone of a post often being very subjective depending on familiarity, custom, vernacular, sensitivities, etc.

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    When I got into this, I never thought about reviews. I never thought about what people would say about me, I was just a young guy who was excited to become a mountain biker and I just wanted to get to do what I got to do.

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    "All affirmations are true in some sense, false in some sense, meaningless in some sense, true and false in some sense, true and meaningless in some sense, false and meaningless in some sense, and true and false and meaningless in some sense." --Sri Syadasti

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigris99 View Post
    OK not saying Im perfect, probably accidently done it a time or 2. Unintentionally but wording came across that way instead of "In my experience or opinion:"

    BUT WHY SO MUCH OF THIS "You must do it this way or you suck and arent worthy of riding" attitude from so many "riders" here? I work 2nd shifts and have kids so I spend a fair amount of time on MTBR at night, some during the day if weather doesnt permit me having 8mnth outside. And I read ALOT of posts with that kind of junk on it.

    "Clipless is always better, you suck if you ride flats"

    "My wheel size is better, you have to have it or your bikes not worthy"

    And the list could go on for days.

    And its not the "hey you should give this a try", its a "you are doing it wrong, do it "my" way".

    And people will sit and argue with the same obsession as these freaking MMORPG playing fools you see videos of that freak out and end up in a padded room for a few nights if someone tells them they arent always right.

    I wouldnt bother makings a discussion outta this if it was a handful of ppl here and there, but ffs I see it in about every thread. Gets old when Im still noobish and trying to learn something useful or check out new products etc and 80% of a thread is useless garbage. Again I am not perfect, I tend to argue sometimes. Not that Im right, just that these ppl arent always right either.

    I had to open this because of what I read here, but never experienced first hand locally (but have a couple times in St. Louis, partially because one trailset is right in the middle of a richy rich, more money than common sense or people skills type area) and except for people those types I just dont get it.
    You really scuk at this whole "posting on the internet" thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbodog View Post
    You really scuk at this whole "posting on the internet" thing.
    Oh, the irony...


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    I think you are all doing it wrong.

    Have any of you ever actually tried sitting down to pee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tres Bottelas View Post
    I think you are all doing it wrong. Have any of you ever actually tried sitting down to pee?
    Yeah but, I sat on my d!ck and shut off the flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiretracks View Post
    Yeah but, I sat on my d!ck and shut off the flow.
    You sound clumsy.

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    The girth makes it awkward.

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    ...and, messy.

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    Many of these arguments start with questions - "What wheel size should I try" or "How can I stop getting so many flats". Folks say "29er" or "tubeless" and inevitably, someone chimes in that hasn't used/tried whatever is being recommended and says "29ers suck" or "tubeless is too much of a hassle" and so it goes. Yes, I realize this isn't always the case, but it is a lot of the time.
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    This thread is totally Enduro.
    I don't care what you ride or how you ride just as long as you ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thustlewhumber View Post
    This thread is totally Enduro.


    is there something wrong when first post I see today is this one and laugh cause my new bars, Control Tech Enduro 4x, came in and just got home from a ride trying out short stem/wider bars.



    Damn it mist be doing it wrong again!

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    Re: Why so much "Your doing it wrong!" ?

    Fleas' grammar correction for the win.

    Tigris, sadly even meta-topics like this, have themselves, been discussed ad nauseum (if you hang around here long enough).

    But, pout not. . . even the ancient Greek philosophers observed that most of life is imitation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Procter View Post
    Fleas' grammar correction for the win.
    with balto's taking a strong second.
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    Why so much "Your doing it wrong!" ?

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    Everyone wants to feel special, have some status in the eyes of others. We do this in all sorts of ways, some of them not so good. Like assuming an unjustified attitude of superiority, or directly or indirectly running someone down. I've slowly learned over the years that trying make myself look good at the expense of someone else means I'm being a jerk. And he world doesn't need more jerks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasp4Air View Post
    Everyone wants to feel special, have some status in the eyes of others. We do this in all sorts of ways, some of them not so good. Like assuming an unjustified attitude of superiority, or directly or indirectly running someone down. I've slowly learned over the years that trying make myself look good at the expense of someone else means I'm being a jerk. And he world doesn't need more jerks.
    Don't be a jerk. Be alert. The world needs more lerts.
    Could use a few more loofs too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    You're doing "Your doing it wrong!" wrong.

    It's "You're doing it wrong!"

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    I agree, this post sums it all up for me.
    AND it took only 17 posts to get there!
    Too funny
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    This is just sad, I just caught that...Fleas got me there lol.

    Doing it wrong and too slow, damn im off this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbodog View Post
    You really scuk at this whole "posting on the internet" thing.
    Look whos talking.

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    On a serious note, mountain biking is a fairly misunderstood sport. Heck, most folks think of the cheap bike they see at walmart when you say "mountain bike". So I think most of us are spring-loaded to help people understand what is required to ride trails. Sometimes that bleeds over into other aspects. Or heck, sometimes we just like what we like and don't see it any other way (I can be like that on occasion).

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    Face it, most people are much too lazy to think for themselves. Heaven forbid should they actually have to figure out what makes them happy. Luckily, such shortcomings are extremely profitable.

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    Why so much "Your doing it wrong!" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    You're doing "Your doing it wrong!" wrong.

    It's "You're doing it wrong!"

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