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  1. #901
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    Quote Originally Posted by monzie View Post
    You're the ****. Thanks for helping start one of the best forms of cycling on the planet. Much, much respect.

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    "The sport is not hard enough, I like to challenge myself" says a smoker at the trailhead parking lot.

    In response to a newbie's negative comment...Our guts almost spilled out, the Dude rips everyday.

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    on a long grinder of a climb, on a field of pure babyheads...nothing but babyheads...me and a bud were dogging it on SS's steadily picking our way up, no dabs...and a little kid with his dad was on the side hiking to the top, and the kid says out loud 'unbelievable' really slowly and articulating every syllable

    best ever

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    I was grinding up a stupid steep hill on my bike. Two good looking girls wearing short shorts and bikini tops were walking down.

    One said: "Single speed up this hill? You are a stud."

    I said thanks and got a second wind.

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    Its strange that this thread was bumped. I was riding a couple days ago and something that I posted here in 2008 popped into my head.

    This afternoon I'm picking my way down a pretty gnarly rock garden. It's only my second ride on the new bike so I'm a little tentative as this section has thrown me before.

    About 1/2 way down I spot three black guys around 20 or so hiking up the hill. As I approach they move aside to let me pass. I say "you're waiting to watch me crash, aren't you?" They laugh, except one guy..."Naw dawg, you can't be afraid of it. Now get your foot on the pedal, get the f--k off the brake & ride that motherf--ker down the hill!"

    I laughed as I passed but did as he said. 'There ya go!'
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    I just got back to the trail head after a loop, taking a break and this guy arrives from the same trail. He handed me my wallet and another guy his Oakley's. We both said thanks and laughed due to our stupidness.

    I learned never bring wallet on trail.

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    I'll never forget running into a group of equestrians on the trail in SD county. The Back Country Horsemen. A woman in the group said to me: "I really don't see why you guys (bicyclists) aren't allowed to ride the PCT. It's just stupid."

    If only...

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    Friend, in the middle of a 100 miler: "How you feeling?"

    Me: "Not so good"

    Friend: "Ohhh, but you look so cool, and that's all that matters"

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    I was climbing some sandstone ledges near the Sedona airport where it's popular for inactive tourists to drive to a viewpoint and as I cleaned a couple pretty good ledges I passed a larger southern lady and she said "that's a man and a half right there"!

    I like to remind my wife of this. Ha ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    Its strange that this thread was bumped. I was riding a couple days ago and something that I posted here in 2008 popped into my head.
    lol!!! would rep ya but i cant!!!
    "foot to pedal, wheel to dirt, there is no substitute for the act of riding "

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    After a long 25 miler, my buddy looks at me and said: "I need some taint salve".
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    some hiker said to me after riding a really rough section
    "did your seat go up your cocka hole"
    I said rougher than a corn cob
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    "Whee..Wheeeeee...WHEEEE!!!"

    Said by my 18 month old daughter while riding in the ibert seat attached to my beargrease, as we cruised down a small downhill. She's been going on small rides (starting on the sidewalks) with me since she was 9 months old. She even did the singletrack now...This kid loves riding already!

    I have a bunch of other "cool things overheard" stories that I might post later, but this one is the coolest, as far as I'm concerned!

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    ^^^^ I have countess tails of riding with my daughters, either on the third-wheel or they riding by themselves. Always love to hear how excited they are about biking.

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    I was on the paved bike path along the beach. There is just 1 hill on it. I love to just hammer it even though I'm on a MTB. Starve puts me in the top 10%. Just before the climb started a roadie passed me. I decided to pass him on the climb. He barely beat me to the top at which point, I asked: "I did ok for a 56-year old?" He said "You're a mule."

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    Was riding Chuck Lennon Park in Deleon Springs FL yesterday with my son-in-law. He told me "You pick great lines. You are riding like a lion on the prowl". That gave me a little more pedal power. =)
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    A roadie thing, but in the parking lot of a local paved loop.
    Bike rider: "Do you do triathlons?"
    Me: "No."
    Bike rider: "Oh. You look like such an animal."
    That was one of best compliments I've ever received.
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    I'd just picked my way up a short steep curving rocky section of trail, passing a hiker and his 5 year old at the top. Kid says "coooolll!"

    That's why I ride.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    Laying on the cement, holding what would prove to be one hell of a bruise from the handlebars jamming into my ribs, I hear "Dude, are you ok?" That was nice.

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    When I was just a few months into taking up MTB I rode with a friend that had been riding for quite some time. As I furiously spun my legs out in the lowest gear going up the slightest incline he stopped and said, "Let's take a break. I can hear your heartbeat from up here." He wasn't even breathing hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by June Bug View Post
    A roadie thing, but in the parking lot of a local paved loop.
    Bike rider: "Do you do triathlons?"
    Me: "No."
    Bike rider: "Oh. You look like such an animal."
    That was one of best compliments I've ever received.
    Absolutely hilarious ! I remember being called a "horse" once, referring to my now defunct running abilities. Now, i belong to a group....the "mountain goats" ! It gets definitely better with age...LOL
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    "What did you eat for breakfast this morning?"

    -The buddy that got me into mountain biking after I lost him and another friend who's an avid downhill rider on a descent.

    I consider both them to be be excellent descenders and technical riders, while I feel those are both weaker areas for me.
    "...when I stand to climb I'm like the Hulk rowing the USS Badass up the Kickass River."
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    my friends always tell me I have retard strength....
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday......... There are no "somedays"

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    Riding with a friend on the local trails. I was in front and stopped to wait for him. He rolls up and hands me a banana that fell out of my pack. He says " Its not fu....ing Mario cart you know!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by moofish View Post
    Riding with a friend on the local trails. I was in front and stopped to wait for him. He rolls up and hands me a banana that fell out of my pack. He says " Its not fu....ing Mario cart you know!"
    Now that is a cool comment

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    Middle-aged hiker yesterday almost at the top of the Upper Javelina Trail (chunky, rocky, steeep...) in the Tortolitas near Tucson: "Man, that looks to be about the hardest thing I could ever imagine doing..." All I could manage as a reply was a snorting chuckle that probably sounded like a death rattle.
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    Shortly after my sixtieth birthday, I was riding the Cuyamaca loop in San Diego with a nice group. One of the younger guys said that I was an inspiration to him,and that he can now look forward to riding hard into his sixties! This made me happy.
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    not a compliment, but the hilarity of it makes for a great quote. I took a nasty spill on a downhill section of trail, with 4 buddies lined up at the top to head down shortly after. I was on one side of the trail and the bike on the other. I was lying there trying to figure out if anything was broken, when one of my buddies at the top yells down....

    "Dude, you ok?"

    "yeah"

    "Are you sure?"

    "yeah, I'm alright"

    "then get the hell out of my line!"

    Everyone lost it, and all my pain went away I was laughing so hard!

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    Awesome!

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    "wanna hit?"

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    I recently relocated and I found a local to show me around a few trails, at one point he was waiting at the top of a short climb with a massive root at the top, when I cleaned it he told me, "No one makes that one the first try, you're legit SoCal". I replied, "I'm glad you didn't tell me that before I attempted it".

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    Ok, so I have this old ford van that is 3 different colors and has a piece of sheet metal where the glass in the sliding door used to be. I take it to the trail once in a while. All my friends have names for it: the creeper van, rape crate, free candy van, etc.
    One day after riding we all were sitting in the parking lot of the trailhead by my van, some guys just got off the trail and we were having a chat with them. After ending the conversation, one of the guys says "whoever's van that is, please keep it away from my kids". We were laughing for like 10 min. while they packed up and left.
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    I got 2 thumbs up and a cool from some Korean hikers last weekend after I bombed a nice section with 2 drops and a flight of stairs.

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    Riding in the woods on the property of the local UC campus, I came upon 2 guys, student-looking types, who were scoping out a potential log ride. Still recovering from shoulder reconstruction surgery, I felt pretty good at 6 weeks out, so I made a snap decision in my6 mind to "show these kids how its done". I wheelied up onto the log and was pedaling along, when , WHAM! my front wheel slipped out and I hit the ground, faster than I could even realize, landing on that shoulder so hard that my humerus bone actually broke a couple of ribs. I just lay there for a few seconds, before one of the student, from behind me, said, "Uh, dude, ....don't move". I must have impacted the earth in a very impressive fashion...

    Of course I did move, got up right away, and was pleased as punch that I could move my shoulder in all directions with no horrible sounds/pains resulting.

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    Riding the fat bikes on the snowmobile trail, a few sleds stopped and said "Where did you start", which was about 20km in the opposite direction. "You guys are either really crazy or really stupid' and they rode away. was way too funny of an experience.
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    My 11 year old to me near the start of our first ride together in awhile: Big sigh, followed by "dad, it feels SO great to be out on the trails again!"

    At the end of the ride: "dad, that was the best ride ever!"
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    On Monarch Crest last year, much joy was had by all.

    Said to me by a group of lovely ladies that our group passed on the first climb...

    "Why are you wearing flats...You're wearing flats?...I didn't know you could wear flats..."

    Yes...actually. They are pretty awesome.

    And, at the end of our ride, a lovely man that I had just met in our group that day, said, "You are officially the king of this mountain. You've earned it."

    As our group was rather large, composed mostly of men I had never biked with before, and because I worked until 5 the night before, and the fact that the ride was the biggest thing I had attempted since my last knee surgery, I was nervous of being left behind, failing the group, etc. Whether it was true or not, his words made my first season back complete.

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    "You just rode that on a cyclocross bike?!?!"

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    mmmmm nice butt...

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    So far it is "I was bonking on that last hill then I thought 'if that old guy can keep hammering I can keep hammering' and I kept riding." I must have been only half flattered by that guy because with 15 miles left on our Century I got out of the saddle and dropped him. Later, he rode up and apologized for calling me an "old guy" and I graciously accepted (after I guilted him into loading my bike on the roof rack). I was in a real poor mood after that ride and my back was killing me. Found out later that I had a crushed disc and that ride probably made it significantly worse quickly.
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    I was grinding up a long, steep logging road for about 6 miles to a trailhead. The trail is fairly popular with hikers so you're going to get passed by a few cars on the way up. As a BMW passed, a couple young ladies yelled "you da man" and "you're kicking ass." Needless to say that gave me a little shot of energy to help me up the last couple miles.
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    Yielding Hiker: "Wow, that is AMAZING you can bike up this steep trail(@20% grade). How old are you, young man?"

    Me: (panting) "I'm 50"

    Yielding Hiker: "Wha-wha-whaaat?!?!?!(she almost lost her balance)"

    Me: **Laughing Inside**
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    A large group of foreigners on rented mountain bikes were all walking their bikes up a local fire road. I don't even think they considered it rideable. Most of the group of maybe 12 riders were wearing jeans to give you an idea.

    It was not difficult terrain by any means, yet when I passed them on my bike, I heard a bunch of happy shouting (sounded like Japanese?) and clapping for me. They were super impressed and happy to see what a mountain bike could do.

    I looked back to smile and say "thanks!" and nearly half of them had mounted their bikes with new determination and excitement.

    Made my day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DianeWong View Post
    Shortly after my sixtieth birthday, I was riding the Cuyamaca loop in San Diego with a nice group. One of the younger guys said that I was an inspiration to him,and that he can now look forward to riding hard into his sixties! This made me happy.
    -Ride on,
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    Turned 60 last Nov. I don't see to many my age doing what I do. That makes ya feel good too. Congrats

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    Hey Chief, thanks for the Congrats! I guess we should enjoy the ride, keep the rubber side down, and
    -Ride On!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHIEF500 View Post
    Turned 60 last Nov. I don't see to many my age doing what I do. That makes ya feel good too. Congrats
    I believe the real stats is more like LESS than 1%....
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    Shameless reply to bring this thread back up. It's a new day, new cool things have been said, let's hear them!
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    "Hope I'm riding like you when I'm 62."

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    Does it count if I was talking to myself?

    I think we've all had "cool" moments, or feats deserving of praise and pride, but whenever someone says "Hey, you wanna join us?" THAT is probably the coolest thing said to me while biking.

    -F

    PS - ...and once someone said the word "unrideable". No. It was just really really difficult.
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    In my 40's I was cat 6ing a 20-something on a MTB (he was a roadie). At a stoplight, he said "You're keeping up pretty good on that thing" to which I replied "there's that plus I'm 43 so I'm slowing down a bit for that too." He replied "Man, I hope I'm that fast when I'm 33." Felt good at the moment, ultimately, he'll probably be faster.
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    Not the coolest, but a fun exchange with a couple hikers, which isn't always the case.

    Nearing the top of a 1700 ft climb in about 3.5 miles, I pass two ladies taking a break on a bench. They stop their conversation and one says, "I'm impressed!"
    I reply with, "I'm exhausted!" and they just start cracking up.
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    Greg Lemond: "Is this the trail?"

    Me: "Yes."

    Greg Lemond:"Do you want to ride together?"

    Me: "Yes!"

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    My most motivating experience revolving around someone saying something to me...

    Planning to go out for a ride with bro-in-law & father-in-law, they were taking me to a new trail (for me).

    A couple of times they exclaimed how difficult the trail would be and that even good riders (i.e. majority of crew they do a mid week ride with) walk this particular trail.

    Well, that was a red flag to a bull... I cleaned the lot ^^ trail was quite steep incline with a lot of rocky/technical features.

    Thing that made me laugh (while I was waiting for in-laws to catch up), a female mtb'er breezed past the lot of us o_0

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    "when do you actually pedal?" it was a real good day for just pumping the trail

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    I just sharted.

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    "Can I have a photo with you? My friends would never believe me if I told them I met you out on a trail."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    Greg Lemond: "Is this the trail?"

    Me: "Yes."

    Greg Lemond:"Do you want to ride together?"

    Me: "Yes!"
    Star struck and short for words, were ya?
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Four young ladies (exchange students, I think) started clapping their hands when they saw me wrestling my bike up the first part of a mainly uphill trail that pretty much kills me by the time I get to the top.

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Star struck and short for words, were ya?
    That I was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    Greg Lemond: "Is this the trail?"

    Me: "Yes."

    Greg Lemond:"Do you want to ride together?"

    Me: "Yes!"
    I'd probably have to confess that I sold my Lemond Buenos Aires and beg him to autograph whatever I was riding at the time or my jersey. Sort of like my son who has Jamal Charles' autograph on a Matt Cassel jersey.
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    "Nice 6oo6s" ... Said to the lady who let me ride with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce in SoCal View Post
    "Nice 6oo6s" ... Said to the lady who let me ride with her.
    You didn't!? 0_0

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    When I got into mountain biking it was with other couriers in the early 90's. One of them was a guy names Atlee. He was one of the fastest up and down. The guy that was half done his second cigarette by the time you got to the top of the mountain, and every descent began with a hoot.

    One ride I'm grunting up a fire road in agony. Every cell in my body hurt. He passes me slowly, in obvious pain, and without taking his eyes off his front wheel mutters something under his breath:

    In his best buffalo bill voice he says " it pushes the bike up the hill or it gets the hose again".

    Still makes me laugh to this day on long hard climbs.

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    On a nasty uphill rock garden, 3 riders were coming down (so I just waited until they finished as they were in it already), then they stopped to catch their breath. I bombed up it and cleaned it and all I heard was "Wow - did you see that?"

    Only if they knew I clean it like 3 out of 10 times!

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    "My horse thinks you're a demon."

    I got passed by a car full of college kids and they yelled something at me as they passed. I caught them at the trailhead when they were just getting out. I made up time on a gravel road. They were shocked that I caught them and just said, "It's you. Wow!"

    Nothing was said, but I caught a minivan on the road bike and was drafting at 40-45 mph. A couple of kids just kept staring out the back window. They were shocked.
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    There is a local trail that goes along a cliff right above a paved hike and bike. It's pretty technical with a high penalty for error if you fall to the right down the cliff. At the end of the trail there is a boulder you have to go around blind that leads directly onto a 5-6 inch wide section to a 45 degree roll down a boulder face onto a wooden ramp that curves down to the transition and flat land. There is a 10-15 foot drop on either side of the narrow section and the same on the boulder. I had seen a couple of older ladies watching me pick my way along the trail and then get off the bike and scope my route around the boulder and down it to the wooden feature. I got back on the bike, went around and down the boulder and back to the trail where they were waiting for me. They were two older Chinese ladies who thought what I was doing looked like fun. "That was like 45 degrees down! You Chinese grandma approved!" Drop the mike and walk off.

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    I was cleaning a pretty chunky climb near the Sedona airport. As I passed a large lady hiker she said "that's some man & a half riding right there"! I'll never forget it...

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    Hammering up a climb one day, and the LBS owner told me, "You ride like LeMond." Proud moment, that.

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    usually something like "WOOOOOooooooooooooo Hoooooooooooooo" coming from in front or behid on the trail
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    scott 24hr last weekend, as a volunteer wasn't riding but was sitting in race hq watching the riders in transition and answering questions as they come along, the lady normally doing it had gone for a walk. When a young gentleman come up. Asks whats going on and I tell him. This is in Canberra Australia. He had come from West Australia (other side of the country) and had been Told MT Stromlo where the race was was a great place to ride, but the best trails where closed and another volunteer told him he had to go round the back of the mountain.
    In a fit of inspiration I made him a 'volunteer sweep rider' another lady volunteer about to go out on course and check for broken ppl took him under her wing to show him the course. Threw him a cool shirt and off he went.
    an hour later he was back. Told me he had the biggest smile on his face on the way down (look up skyline on youtube and you will see why https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MMCSrvJQNc
    ), found out the lady was going out again and had asked to go back out with her, then had to ring his brother to let him know he was going to be late. Came up afterwards and thanked me for a bloody awesome time and the Race director gave me the thumbs up for the quick thinking.
    He will go back to the other side of the country with a memento and an awesome story of a magic ride on the mountain with guys racing around him (and probably talking to him knowing the riders)

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    "Dad, this trail is awesome. Lets do it again, but faster." So cool.

    Then there was this from years ago.

    After I passed some bikers on the downhill and then sped up, I heard, "Holy Crap, that guy's fast!"...followed shortly thereafter by "Ohhhhhhh man, that had to hurt!", followed by shouts directed down to me,"Dude, are you OK?"

    The one, only, and last time I've ever been called fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    Greg Lemond: "Is this the trail?"

    Me: "Yes."

    Greg Lemond:"Do you want to ride together?"

    Me: "Yes!"
    That's so cool. I'm a huge fan of his. I didn't know he rode mountain bikes. Where were you?

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    Approaching riders: "Your dog is so well-behaved on trail!"

    I was really proud of her for that...she's such a good girl!
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    Dude that had to hurt

    Do you need help

    but that was way cool!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kofaram View Post
    That's so cool. I'm a huge fan of his. I didn't know he rode mountain bikes. Where were you?
    He said all that to you?
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Looooooookkkkk ooouuuuutttt!!! No wait, that's me sayin that on the trail. Lol


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    "Dude, you're soo fast!" This was said by a friend who I took Mtbing for his first time this past summer.

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    "No, man. You go ahead, you're a freaking mountain goat." ~ by some guy 10-15 years younger than me and in much better looking, lighter shape.

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    The Boy Scouts who said "That's so cool!" as two of us rode slowly up a steep, techical rocky trail that was closed to mountain biking, weaving in and around them while they were descending. This is back in the days when MTBers were fighting to get access anywhere, and this place was the local ground zero for that fight. Being able to demonstrate that we could share the trail responsibly and be totally in control while manualling over obstacles and tractoring our way along amidst a crowd of children felt like the best kind of guerrilla public relations for the sport.

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    I'm not sure if is the coolest, but made me think of this thread. Today, as we're getting ready to head out "That is the cleanest mountain bike I've ever seen"... thought it was funny his bike was a mess. The funny thing is I only clean my bike after 3 or 4 rides, it just happens the last time I went all out.
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    "on your left Dad" as my 15-year old son climbed past me on a washed out section of fire road in our local park.

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    My wife and I road into a collage town after mountain biking some trails just outside of the city.
    We stopped and trying to decide on what way to go when a guy in his early 20s stopped and offered directions. He looked at the dirt on the bikes so I told him where we just came from.
    He looked at us than looked at the bikes and said I think it's f#*king awesome people your age are still riding single track.
    We just said thanks.
    We're only 54

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    It snowed about a foot of snow in the city overnight. I took my bike out for a quick run. An old lady was outside shoveling and yelled "Nice day for a bike ride... FOR A FOOL!"

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    This is old but back in the late 90's, I took my first trip to New Zealand. Mind you, mountain biking was just starting to get big there, there weren't a lot of trails (for mountain biking). I hooked up with a local (he was say 18) back then in Christchurch to take us out on a trail ride. He and his buddies could believe how awesome our bikes were (salivating at our rigs). And he and his buddies said "Wow, you old guys can sure climb and ride all that shit!".

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