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    my favorite always to a friend all of which never ride is " Dont worry its not that far, its downhill there and back"
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    Damn

    "Damn, that's a big fat a$$."

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    After getting gummed on the ankle(he had a few teeth) by a hikers three legged dog on the trail "I would call him off but he can't hear".Yes I am that slow that a 3 legged,toothless deaf dog can catch me.lol

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    Pedal broke

    It`s not a comment to me, just a little story to share with all of you.One guy from the group stopped all the sudden, the rest of us stopped far in front. We couldn`t see him so we started to yeil if he was ok.The answer from him was something like " I broke my F####G pedal on a rock". One of my buddies asked quickly : "Wich one, the front or the back one", I think he thought about it for 5 seconds, and screams really angry " F####K YOU ALL". Of course he could hear our laughts.

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    Shouted at me a week after I turned fifty by my friends sixteen year old son. "It's not fair! You get air over nothing!"

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    me-"my leg hurts so bad when i bend it!!!!!" brother-"then just don't bend it"

    i will never forget this one

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    In the same day...
    "Nice Rocky"- Sterling Lorence, to me!
    "Can you guys please stay on the trail?" - my buddy to some pros doing a catalogue photo shoot, HA!
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    Me - "What happened? I've been waiting here for a while and you were right behind me the whole time"

    My friend - "I hit a tree"

    Me - "Ouch, you okay?"

    My friend - "Yeah, I rolled up the tree, and I though if I pedaled backwards, I would go backwards down the tree, but instead I fell off my bike. I could have had it."

    Me - "Oh, me too."

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    'What the hell!'

    A guy on a new GT duelie pulled up next to me while I was getting ready to hop back on my hardtail after a short break. He wanted to race me down this trail. We both did a track stand on our bikes and he yelled GO!
    He choked as I sprinted away from him in a cloud of dust. I heard him yell 'What the hell!'.
    I waited for him to roll up after our little drag race but he rode past me giving me a dirty look. That was priceless.
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    hahaha, my friend tried to ride a wheelie after a speedbump in a parking lot. he was doing good for about half a second. then he leaned to the right and his bike came down heading him straight for a curb.he turned away, looked at me, and said, "DUDE! I almost just died!" i started laughing my ass off in the parking lot..
    Some people are like slinkys: not really good for anything, but you can't help but chuckle when you see them fall down a flight of stairs...

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    Riding through downtown late one night coming back from a friends house, I apparently was riding recklessly a cop saw me. I didn't realize he was trying to stop me until I heard him screaming out the window at me. So I stop and he says... "jesus are you stupid?!, you coulda been killed riding around like that". I apologize and stated that I didn't know I was being reckless. He responded.... "whats that bike worth, 2 grand?" Me: "Yea about that" Refferring to my Trek 4500,
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    Coolest thing said to me on the trail:

    "Lets F*ck!"

    All I could do was smile & say:

    "Okidokie! Can do!"
    Cause/Effect.

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    Last year when I was touring South East Asia on my mountain bike, I pulled over a little shop asking the owner for direction to get the next town which was about 70 miles away. She simply pointed her finger and said: "Oh, just across the street"...Guess what??? It was a bus station across street where there were buses to next town

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    While riding up a really long hill on my road bike into the wind on a very hot day:

    "This wind is big and hot like my mom!"

    It really hurts to laugh when you're already out of breath.
    now the world is gone i'm just o n e

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    Not so much anything said to me but definatley one of my favorite riding stories;

    A buddy and I got new Mountain Bikes and were riding them like crazy the first week, there are zero trails where we lived to we just stuck to paved trails and sidewalks for the most part. Rode our bikes to the mall, had a few beers w/lunch and rode home. He was in front of me and was asking me something when he turned his head to listen to me while going down a hill. He got too close to a big vine covered chain link fence and his bar got stuck in it and stopped him immediately. I was going way to fast to be able to do anything so I just locked the brakes up in hopes I wouldn't run him over. I got to his rear tire and he was laying under his bike.....I grabbed all the front brake I could and went over the bars. I missed him completely, did a tuck and roll and landed on my feet. I was so happy I missed the pavement and started doing the Layve Frost cowboy wave to the cars that were passing us and honking.......all the while my buddy was laying there in agony after my bike landed on his rib cage. He was ok, but he let me take the lead the rest of our rides.
    Darkness warshed over the Dude--darker'n a black steer's tookus on a moonless prairie night.

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    "Thank you 813...." said to me by a (guessing?) 60+ year old woman on the MS150 ride here in PA. I was struggling from not training enough for the ride and when she came up behind me she said "Thank you 813" and as she passed she said that her son had passed away from MS and his birthday was 8/13. I finished that ride with ease, I was riding for her son.
    "I hope you have a big trunk because I'm going to put my bike in it"

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    hummm...

    "Naked Jogger dead ahead!"

    said from a guy on a bike speeding down hill from the hub towards Trippet Ranch with out stopping while I was climbing up at about 7AM on a foggy Monday in December!

    Sure enough there was a naked man balls out swinging in the misty morning air on his AM jogg!!!!

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    Chick magnet

    "Nice legs, here's my number call me"

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    Comment from horseback rider drinking beer while me and some friends were climbing a rock, root and switchback filled long climb to the top of a ridge:

    "Damn, you boys are tougher than foreskin!"
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    Heard it today...

    The coolest thing.... EVER...

    "slow down"

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    End of summer riding nearly here--last chance for comments

    By now this thread is hidden on page five. For those of you who have a story to tell, here's your chance!

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    I love getting spanked by older women~ enthusiastic newbie to me.
    (it was a mountain bike ride, get your minds out of the gutter)
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    While I was resting on a long ride at the local trails(chimney rock) two kids I'd say early teens came up and said "Nice Bike" as they were riding away I heard the one kid say to the other "That's what you need to get over those logs" I enjoyed the compliment as it was my 3rd ride on the new rig, but felt like I should have chased after them and told them they didn't need anything special to hop over logs.

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    I recently was riding with a new group of friends, and was ahead of one of the more experienced guys (I've been riding my roadie for quite a while now, and haven't been off-road much), trying to get my mtb legs back. We go bombing down a pretty steep drop, and he says "You are doing great, you've ridden this trail alot haven't you?", my response was "a few times, but not since college about 10 years ago", almost immediately after that comment, I hit a loose patch of sand, my front tire washes out, and I go flying over the bars. Now, I've practiced aikido for the past 4 years or so, so my first reaction was to tuck and roll, coming right up out of the fall. My buddy goes "Holy crap, nice roll!" and kept telling everyone about it after the ride, saying "he just rolled right up, grabbed his bike and kept talking".

    Made my day.

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    I’m younger and ride more than nearly all of my ride buddies -- so I’m used to a few cracks when we’re out mountain biking.

    But on this day I was road riding alone after getting dogged by a couple of my roadie pals. I waited around for 10 minutes before I’d better get going or I’d run out of time before I had to get to work. So I took off alone. I worked my way up some side streets in route towards our normal big climb in the hills south of Las Vegas when I saw a rider zip by on the main road just far enough ahead that I couldn't tell who it was.

    Game on! If it's my buddies I'll try to catch them before the hill pitches up to 9% and then at least they'll know I'm out there before they waste me. I slowly reeled this guy in enough to see that he wasn't anyone I know and I decided I'd see if I can catch him on the big climb. Just as we hit the steepest part of the first climb I catch and pass this guy with a quick little "good mornin' " as I pass. I was pretty proud of myself because I was climbing pretty strong and I caught someone on that freakin’ climb. I was riding pretty good and holding a strong 16 mph when I passed.

    I crest the summit at an easy pedal before the downhill. Unfortunately, I lost my Headsweats beanie a week before and got sweat in my eyes as I started the descent. Just as the road pitches up again I see this guy riding up on me -- so I put the hammer down again and pull away up this very short painful 10-11% climb. After the climb I got sweat in my eyes again as I started the descent and he reeled me in again. So I went hard at the next climb and dropped him again until I was blinded by sweat a third time on a downhill.

    He finally rolled up on me with his hand out to shake mine and said "Thank you for letting me chase you. You're damned tough to catch on those hills. Are you new around here?" I reply with a nope, been riding this route a couple of times a week for the last three years.

    It was cool because:
    1. I weight around 230 lbs and I don’t normally drop guys on climbs like that.
    2. I was riding really well regardless of weight.
    3. He was a strong rider on a really tricked out Trek Madone with the new Bontrager deep dish carbon wheelset.
    4. I learned that if I don’t hammer down the hills it makes it easier to climb the successive hills.

    It was freakin’ awesome!

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    last chance for end of year comments

    I'd been rehabbing a broken wrist I got this past August for 3 1/2 months. Finally I was able to get back in the saddle for a test ride. After I'd spun around a very easy trail I stopped to take a self-picture of me finally back out on a trail. A hiker happened by and offered to take my picture. When I explained how important that ride was she smiled and said "Good for you. Have a wonderful time." Little did she know how close I was to tears to be healthy enough to ride again and her smile and encouragement were really really welcome.

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    someones gotta say it....

    yield! motherf!@#$% YIELD!!

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    Last week I'm going up a steep section a friend had been trying to get up and made it over the toughest part without a problem, and met another friend coming down the same section. I just did a short trackstand and finished the climb after he passed. My friend who had tried and failed on the climb a couple of times just said "That's wrong, that's just plain wrong". That made my day,
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    I was going to meet up with a couple friends at the LBS. They were roadies with plans to test ride some Ellsworth's. I told them I would love to go along. The night before I shared the majority of a bottle of tequila with a friend. Since I was meeting the newbies at 11:30 I figured I would be ok. When I got to the shop they introduced me to their friend who happened to be a long distance pro racer. All of a sudden the tequila sounded like a bad idea as well as the hard tail, board shorts and t-shirt I came out fitted in. Turns out the pro was an ex physical therapist who had once worked for my newbie friend. I had a complete rupture on my right Achilles tendon eighteen months ago. At one time during the ride I was actually leading the climb and I could hear the two physical therapists talking shop about my injury. PT # 1: He had a complete rupture" PT # 2 " Wow, he is doing great!" I have been working hard and it made my day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by formica
    I love getting spanked by older women~ enthusiastic newbie to me.
    (it was a mountain bike ride, get your minds out of the gutter)
    Where was the newbie's mind?
    We all get it in the end.

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    Smile

    Next time, you could also add, saying: "I AM the motor on this thing!" -GT2005

    Quote Originally Posted by Curious
    "You did it on THAT?!", from a full squish gearie, referring to my rigid single speed at the top of a long-a$$ climb.

    [edit=almost forgot...]
    And while passing a hiker he says, "Ya need a motor on that thing!" To which I replied, "Where's the fun in that?"

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    "Mom, is that a boy or girl?" Something I get everywhere.
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    Said to my girlfriend

    "Uh, was your bottle full when you started?" A guy on the local Thanksgiving morning ride after noticing the almost empty pint bottle of Wild Turkey in her Camelback. (It was a shot or two shy of full when she started)

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    Why not add to an old thread.

    On the last day of the Trans Rockies 2006 we had to climb for hours till we were well above the tree line. I offered to push my partners bike as he was looking cashed in.

    I said "Do you want me to push your bike for awhile?'
    He said " Get the fu6k away from me or I'll throw you off this fu6king mountain!!!"

    Yeah, that was the coolest thing. I'll never forget it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    Why not add to an old thread.

    On the last day of the Trans Rockies 2006 we had to climb for hours till we were well above the tree line. I offered to push my partners bike as he was looking cashed in.

    I said "Do you want me to push your bike for awhile?'
    He said " Get the fu6k away from me or I'll throw you off this fu6king mountain!!!"

    Yeah, that was the coolest thing. I'll never forget it.

    Lol. That is great.

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    This is the funniest thing that have ever happened to me

    I swear this is true:
    We were a group of maybe 8 that were doing a 60 miler ride. Almost finishing (exhausted already) we got to the last 3 miles or so and we had to cross a little town, like a ghost town were we got our cars.(Aragua-Venezuela)
    Going through the last hill we saw a group of ladyes at the end???? in skirts with long hair cheering us Hell yeah we thought, feeling proud from ourselves.... as we aproached the LADYES we realize that they were TRANSVESTITES from the little town and they were outside the haircut saloon cause they had nothing better to do in this little town and they were excited to see a bunch of men in shorts!!!!

    We left laughing as fast as our legs allowed us

    PS: I don't have pictures to show you and I don't want them either

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    At Chubb

    Me and a couple of my buddies were at Chubb in eureka and a bunch of people had stopped to do a few drops that come off the side of the trail. We all did the 5 ft drop then my buddy was getting ready to do the 12 foot drop and was a little hesitant, as he was straddling his bike and playin with his shock i yelled out, "comon lets go!" and then he says "hold on, i am making my shock big," and then the guy next to me that i didnt know yells out, "you must be sponsored by pfizer(sp?)?,"
    i thought it was hilarious

    for those of you who dont know, pfizer is a natural male enhancement pill

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    climbing up a hill as hard as I could, and passing some people who were seeming to struggle to get up the hill. Then one of the guys yelled against his mates:

    "man, het lijkt wel of hij naar beneden rijdt' (It was in ducth, zo I will translate it to English:-))

    'man, it he rides it as if it is a downhill'

    It was cool because of the difference in speed, the fact that I was going all out, and getting the cool comment. made my day, and some other ridedays afterwards.

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    Back to shooting,

    Many moons ago, me and my mate going off for some moorland shooting. His sister says "can me and my pal come along?".

    Well we tried to disuade them, as they are not exactly outdoors types, but they insisted.

    So, we arrive, middle of nowhere, miles from the nearest house, and a little voice from the back seat says " where are the shops ?"

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    I’ve been riding for 17 years so I have a few.

    I had a blast reading these. Here are a few that are part of my best memories

    “That was epic”… After a pitched back and forth battle for 9th place at the McDowell Mountain Melt Down race about 7 years ago. The guy who said that knows epic. Acouple of his exploits include ultra distance runs and a 250 mile leg of the Baja 1000 on Motorcycle.

    “Dude… we’re in second place”… same guy from the story above at 7:00 AM at the 2005 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo (duo category): Later that morning our mechanic… “Your in first place now all you have to do is keep going and they can’t catch you”

    “Dude… There is NO WAY you could’ve saved that”… again same guy from the original quote. I had just finished going in head first off 4 foot drop that I ‘thought’ was a one foot step.

    You’re going up there again? How many times is that?... A hiker on Shaw butte when I was doing hill repeats

    “You are F*&$ing insane”… To get the full effect you have too: add a thick Aussie accent to the comment, realize it’s about 1:00 AM and pouring rain, I’m walking my bike to the exchange tent to go out for another lap, I’m wearing one of those cheap clear plastic rain coats and rain pants, and I’ve got a garbage bag zip tied around my helmet.

    The best one, said about me by my 16 year old son’s buddy while resting at the top of steep climb right after I told the two of them that we should get going “He’s the energizer bunny”

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    Duude . . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Juan
    Coolest thing said to me on the trail:

    "Lets F*ck!"

    All I could do was smile & say:

    "Okidokie! Can do!"
    But then your buddy said: "Duude! Get back! She's a Duude!


    Sorry, but you set yourself up for that one.

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    "Look mom! That's a GIRL on that bike!" - a little girl in the park where the trailhead is



    Funniest would have had to have been the following conversation...

    I'm on my road bike coming up a climb when I see this little 8 year old girl come running to the road. I'm going slow enough that she can run next to me for a few seconds and she says (very angrily):

    Girl: DID YOU YELL AT MY DAD?!
    Me: uh ... what?
    Girl: DID YOU YELL AT MY DAD?! Someone on a bike just yelled at my dad when he drove by!!!!
    Me: No ... I did NOT yell at your dad.

    Of course I was really thinking "well, what did your dad do to get yelled at by a cyclist?!" but I didn't say it. I'm kind of wondering what she would have done if I had said "YES! I yelled at your dad!"

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    When I was younger and very new to mtbing, I came across a group of bikers. They stoped to take a break. I asked them, "Why does your fork only have one side (It was a Cannondale Lefty)"
    He says " I could only afford one half."

    This group told me about mtbr. At the time, I had no idea that Cannondale made leftys and I thought the guy was serious.
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    Road biking with my wife and the local group last summer (wife isn't a big biker, but does it to spend time with me, and she can hold 19 mph average for 35+ miles), our group got into a crash forming the pace line after a stop at a T intersection. One rider cut off my wife and another ride rode over her rear wheel. My wife went down, tacoed rear wheel, road rash, cracked helmet in 3 places, etc. After doing a 15 mile time trial back to get the car to pick her up, all the way thinking..."she's done with biking, and I'm going to have to sell her bike", she gets in the car and says "What really pisses me off is that I was having a great ride!"

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    Does she till ride?

    Quote Originally Posted by Klein_man
    Road biking with my wife and the local group last summer (wife isn't a big biker, but does it to spend time with me, and she can hold 19 mph average for 35+ miles), our group got into a crash forming the pace line after a stop at a T intersection. One rider cut off my wife and another ride rode over her rear wheel. My wife went down, tacoed rear wheel, road rash, cracked helmet in 3 places, etc. After doing a 15 mile time trial back to get the car to pick her up, all the way thinking..."she's done with biking, and I'm going to have to sell her bike", she gets in the car and says "What really pisses me off is that I was having a great ride!"
    Lucky guy to be married to someone like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    Lucky guy to be married to someone like that.

    true dat.

    coolest thing....this cocky SOB talking trash and saying how core he is, says

    "watch this"

    rolls off a near 90deg slickrock and bang. ragdoll.

    no one felt bad.

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    I was starting a long climb (6 miles) before a technical down-hill return (3 miles). A guy on his nice Turner had his sweetie running along side of him (she was a looker) she turned up the single track - he and I headed up the fire road. When we got to the top he stopped and rested. I was running late so I headed down - solo. The week before some major storms had blown through the canyon. Half way down I came around a corner and DROPPED into one of the streams that used to be a crossing, it was now a 4 foot bank with 2 feet of water and rather large baby heads. All I could think was, "Crap, there won't be anyone here to watch this amazing crash!" I had just put a new fork on the week before (more travel!!!).

    As my fork saved me from a rather major drenching and some definite pain (unintentional front wheel wheelie through the stream to the other side) I thought, "Crap, there wasn't anyone here to see that spectacular save!"

    "Wow!" she said. Stopped dead in her tracks on the other side of the crossing. The guys girlfriend, the one that had split off from us at the trail head earlier...she saw every breathtaking moment and was very impressed.

    I just smiled and pedaled myself right past her...

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    Flight of the Pigs 2002 - I had met my boyfriend the previous year on this ride in Phoenix... It was early in the mornining and it had been raining lightly in the desert. Most of the group was ahead on the technical climb, but my boyfriend had been hanging back with me the whole time. As I climbed to the lookout before just before Buena Vista he was still waiting for me, which was really out of character. There were two rainbows and the sun was beginning to peek out from behind the clouds - it was a picture perfect morning. As I arrived to the top, he got down on one knee. It's all a blur and I really don't remember the exact words he said to me, but I said "yes"...

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    "Wow i'm so tired i nearly boinked..."

    which made the rest of us watch her expectantly for the rest of the ride.

    Hey you never know, she may need help if she started boinking again!
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    Does She Still Ride???

    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    Lucky guy to be married to someone like that.
    Yep, she still rides. It took her a bit to get back on the bike...she bruised her tailbone pretty bad in the crash and the bike seat was a killer for a bit. But a new upgraded wheel set was all that was needed!!! I told her if she wants upgraded components there are easier and safer ways to get them!!!

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    "I don't think you'll need stitches."

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    nice gash

    Quote Originally Posted by Feel the flow
    "I don't think you'll need stitches."
    Did you close that up with butterfly bandages? Looks nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    Did you close that up with butterfly bandages? Looks nasty.
    The photo is not the injury that was writing about. I face planted off a drop and hit my face. My face felt like it exploded. I went to the hospital thinking they were going to stitch up my lip. Thats when I got the good news.

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    It was back in August when I rode Tsali for the first time, after riding both left and right loops, I found out there was an inexperienced rider "lost". It was really hot and I was ready to call it a day when I heard the talk in the parking lot about this missing rider. She had been out for more than 6 or 7 hours without a map and only ONE bottle of drinking water on a rented bike. When I did finally find her, she was crying hysterically and was on the verge of dehydration. I let her take water from my Camelback and assured her that everything was going to be ok, and I would get her back. She did not have enough strength to climb at all, so I pushed both bikes on the uphills and she would ride on the downhills. Once we got back to the parking area and she was reunited with her group, with a tears in her eyes she hugged me, and said thank you. That was all I needed. Probably the most satisfying ride ever for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOG farmer
    It was back in August when I rode Tsali for the first time, after riding both left and right loops, I found out there was an inexperienced rider "lost". It was really hot and I was ready to call it a day when I heard the talk in the parking lot about this missing rider. She had been out for more than 6 or 7 hours without a map and only ONE bottle of drinking water on a rented bike. When I did finally find her, she was crying hysterically and was on the verge of dehydration. I let her take water from my Camelback and assured her that everything was going to be ok, and I would get her back. She did not have enough strength to climb at all, so I pushed both bikes on the uphills and she would ride on the downhills. Once we got back to the parking area and she was reunited with her group, with a tears in her eyes she hugged me, and said thank you. That was all I needed. Probably the most satisfying ride ever for me.
    Good job. Nice story.

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    What!?!?!?

    "Wait up, You lost your tire!"

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    Give it a rest Romeo

    I was riding up a steep section of trail and came up on an older lady hiking in front of me (with very muscular legs). I said "Nice Day" as I went past. I think she thought I said "Nice Legs" and she replied "Give it a rest Romeo". Maybe not a cool comment but it was a good laugh.

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    You saved her life

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    Good job. Nice story.
    You did what came naturally to you, but the impact for her was immeasurable. I can only hope that a ton of riders read your story of selfless assistance at a time when someone needed to help and you did. May we all do the same when the time comes.

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    Well, not said to me, but ROFL HILLARIOUS!

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    One time I was riding down a pretty technical downhill with one of my friends and we were both going kinda slow, and there was this dude who had just started walking up it, and he said "Great, now you have to do it 10 times faster, and I said kinda sarcastically "I'd like to see you try it." So I let him take my bike to the top of the hill and ride it down, and he didn't even go 5 feet before he almost crashed, and he gave up right away. He walked my bike back to me and I took it and he walked away without even saying anything, he looked hella pissed off. My friend and I were laughing about it for the rest of the ride.

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    "Oh DUDE, Dad, That was AWESOME!" My son to me after a blasting off a 3 ft jump at the trailhead. That made me feel soooo cool. He told me later that when he grows up, he wants to be like me( he's 9).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangerider
    "Whoa! Look out for Neal Armstrong" We still laugh about it, and quote it on nearly every ride.

    That's me: astronaut, 7 time TDF winner, mountain biker.
    That is classic. But I thought it was that time in college when you were told you have the most perfect unit in the world?

    For me, it would have to be the time we were spending time in the half-pipe and that bmx kid came up to us and asked me "How long you been jumpin?" My reply was..."Like 10 minutes or so." To which he said, "No I mean how many years?". That was pretty funny.
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    Wow...you put those pre-Madonnas in their place

    I was riding my mountain bike with knobbies on a "roadie" group ride(road bike was in the shop) and I was keeping up quite nicely and pissing off all the roadies who had something to prove...when I got back to the parking lot a total stranger came up to me and spoke these words to me..."Wow, you put those pre- Madonnas(prima donna) in their place" and shook my hand. I was quite flattered.

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    Your 15 minutes o' fame

    Quote Originally Posted by fred#1
    I was riding my mountain bike with knobbies on a "roadie" group ride(road bike was in the shop) and I was keeping up quite nicely and pissing off all the roadies who had something to prove...when I got back to the parking lot a total stranger came up to me and spoke these words to me..."Wow, you put those pre- Madonnas(prima donna) in their place" and shook my hand. I was quite flattered.
    Not only will the roadies remember the time they were smoked by a guy wearing knobbies but your fame has probably been spread far and wide by the parking lot spectator. Congrats.

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    "Is this the real deal?" by my then girlfriend, on Amassa Back when I proposed to her. I guess she was surprised to get such a question covered in sunscreen, dust and spandex. She accepted.

    "You should have married a guy", by my wife after suffering through not one, but TWO extra loops at high altitude at Brianhead just before descending dark hollow. (One of the extra loops was descending the left fork of bunker creek and climbing the right fork).

    We were doing a group ride in Fruita - descending on Chutes and Ladders. There is a steep rock you roll over....nothing too bad, but you can't see the bottom until you're riding it, so you need to commit and keep your weight back. About a dozen of us were cheering on our buddy Pete. Just before he gets to the rock we hear a "doo-do-doo!". The next you know he's coming in hot and not leaning back. He rolls over the rock and the front tire hits the sand - he endos, landing on the back of his head. He's sitting there like Seargent Hulka from Stripes (after getting knocked out of the tower), stunned with 11 of us leaning over asking if he's ok. Out of the quiet comes a voice stating the obvious, "You were leaning too far forward!" Guess you had to be there. We now refer to it as "Pete's Rock".
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    Not only will the roadies remember the time they were smoked by a guy wearing knobbies but your fame has probably been spread far and wide by the parking lot spectator. Congrats.
    Thanks for that!

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    We all enjoy hearing your stories

    This thread has been alive for a few months now and I for one love to hear your stories. If no one posts it sort of dies back on page 4 or 5 but I'm guessing there are a whole lot more riders who have stories to share. Let's hear them! No story is not worth hearing. If you thought it was cool at the time...well...let's hear it.

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    my own chant...

    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    This thread has been alive for a few months now and I for one love to hear your stories. If no one posts it sort of dies back on page 4 or 5 but I'm guessing there are a whole lot more riders who have stories to share. Let's hear them! No story is not worth hearing. If you thought it was cool at the time...well...let's hear it.
    I have one more story which happened about 2 weeks ago.
    I was pedaling up Peachtree Street here in Atlanta and as I was approaching one of the local museums I could hear this chant...."go rider, go rider"...it progressively got louder and louder. It was for me!
    There was a very large group of grade school kids waiting to get into the museum(I'm assuming for a field trip)everyone one was cheering me on as I got closer, there was no one else around, so it had to be me, right?
    Feeling flushed and flattered I gave a big thumbs up and they all cheered. It was awesome, you had to be me at the time.
    Kids can be cool sometimes.

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    One time an older lady walking two kids up a longish fireroad climb yelled at me to "slow down" as I was climbing up the hill. I guess she thought I was out of control and endangering the youngins. Unregardless, you gotta love being told to go slower on a climb.
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    been there

    Quote Originally Posted by TKR
    One time an older lady walking two kids up a longish fireroad climb yelled at me to "slow down" as I was climbing up the hill. I guess she thought I was out of control and endangering the youngins. Unregardless, you gotta love being told to go slower on a climb.
    :-)
    That's like when I'm in an area of bikers going fast downhill and scaring the bejeezus out of the hikers--as I'm slowly grinding uphill hikers sometimes will leap to the side of the trail as if I'm about to run them down. Beats the heck out of them clogging the trail and not letting me by, but I have to laugh and give them a thumbsup as I pass them.

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    "nice"

    Yelled at me as I narrowly avoided a down rider in a 4X race in the snow. It was nice to get a verbal acknowledgement, from whom I don't know, of my best bike handling skills being used.
    And I mean narrowly, all I could see really were his eyes, the size of plates , as I barreled down on top of him. I actually rubbed his tires.
    I was originally thinkin I would just ride over him. But soon realized that's why he was where he was.
    It was a good move that normally no one but me would ever see, so it made me feel good.
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    "That was fun... wanna go again?"

    This came from my mom after 6 months of mtb "lessons" and I took her to Beaver Creek...she said this at the bottom of her first dowhill run ever. (she rode corkscrew BTW...it was pretty badass)

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    At a ski area in NH. I showed up with the dog ready to do a couple of lift runs. I watched some "Joey's" from Boston getting ready on their 5" Huffy bikes. They looked at me and the dog and asked if the dog was coming. I told them, I ride the lift and the dog runs up the hill because she needs the exercise. Of course they believed me. So they take off ahead of me. Now I'm ready, the dog and I get on the lift. We are about quarter the way up when I see one of the "Joey's" come ripping over the top of a closed trial. Never the less he somehow comes down the hill on his front tire only with his private's stuck to the stem of the bike and the seat suck into his camel back. Yes, I can not understand why he didn't just bail but he managed to ride in that position for about 500 feet or more (on his private's). When he finally got off the bike his jean shorts were down to his ankles. The entire time he was performing this balancing act he was yelling “whoa ., whoa , oh my god” and so on. This seemed to go on forever. My dog actually looked at me in some sort of disbelieve. Now this is about when I heard the best comment ever. His friend who only witnessed his buddy dancing around his downed bike holding his nuts with his shorts around his ankles yells (in the best Boston ascent you have ever heard) “do it again I didn’t get to see it.”

    I felt so bad. Not for him but for the fact that I didn’t have some sort of camera. Because right now I still laughing like it was yesterday. The only good thing that came out of this, is he probably is not going to be able to produce children.

    Never the less by the time I got down the hill they were gone.

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    "There's a crazy guy out there"...

    "There's a crazy guy out there"... Yes, that what I told a park ranger at a local trail head reporting to him that there was a NAKED guy biking on the trail...Yes, you heard it right there was nut head biking naked on the trail

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    Can't stop laughing about this story

    Quote Originally Posted by lobolator
    Yelled at me as I narrowly avoided a down rider in a 4X race in the snow. It was nice to get a verbal acknowledgement, from whom I don't know, of my best bike handling skills being used.
    And I mean narrowly, all I could see really were his eyes, the size of plates , as I barreled down on top of him. I actually rubbed his tires.
    I was originally thinkin I would just ride over him. But soon realized that's why he was where he was.
    It was a good move that normally no one but me would ever see, so it made me feel good.
    "Nice!"

    I finally got to ride a little bit yesterday (brutal winter so far here, nothing dry to ride but bike paths when they finally melt off) and all I could think about was that down rider staring at you coming at him and his comment "nice" as you missed him. I actually was laughing the entire time I was riding.

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    today a guy hiking that had to be 75yrs old yelled to us, "you guys are wonderful!"

    it was nice, considering we were just over halfway through our first ever 1/2 century. we were feeling like garbage and had another 3K feet to climb (had already climbed 5k+).

    it was a nice motivator, what was even cooler was that this guy was out there hiking in the hills at 75!!!

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    i'm on the cross country team at my high school, and we run some of the trails i ride, so one day i skipped practice and went on a ride, and i ran into my team on the trails, and they didnt recognize me, so i said hi to my coach when i passed them, and he started yelling "whats up ryan? everyone look its ryan!" then i did a bunny hop over some roots and stuff, and hes like "go ryan! you the man ryan!". i was laughing about it for a while after that.

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    I'm a clyde (275-280) and a buddy said to me, Damn, where is your seat? Did your ass swallow it?

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    when doing a charity 80 mile road ride, i slapped slicks on my FS Sugar, and at a fuel stop a roadie was talking to his buddy when he came up SOME DUDE PASSED ME ON A MTN BIKE that was cool for this ol clyde lol
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    overheard to another rider.......'nice lycra f*g!!!!!!!"
    heard to myself....what the??????was that????

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    i'm not slow, but a friend of mine (a pro roadie) is significantly faster than i (surprise). anyway, we're on a small group ride and i'm climbing ahead of him. he comes blazing by (sitting down), does a double-take over his shoulder to look at me, and eases up until i pull even.

    'oh. hey, it's you bob! i thought you were my grandmother.'

    then he pats me on the back and leaves me like i was in reverse. sigh...

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    Two great comments....

    First one happened just a couple months ago....
    Riding up my routine local road climb, get to the top, huffin' puffin' ... Still turning the pedals. As I reached the top, there is a 5 year old standing in front of a moving truck, turns out the house at the top had a new family moving in... and I hear this kid yellin out... "GO DUDE GO!!! GO DUDE GO!!!" I look over and smile at him just as I pass his driveway... He tells me, "That looked tough, will you ride your bike up here tomorrow?" I told him, "Yeah, I ride this hill almost every day"... He says, "Cool, maybe I'll see you tomorrow, and maybe you'll be faster".... (It's tough to get called out by a 5 year old for being slow on the climbs)

    The other happened years ago when I was still a 17 year old, My uncle was a racer and shop owner in New England, and the town sprints were making a 50 mile weekly training ride an ass kicker that day... So, with about 1.5 miles before the final town sprint, I take off... Nobody pursues the "KID" who jumped too early... I won the town line by jumping onto another guys wheel who came to catch me before the line... I went around him and got the line by about half a wheel... My uncle tells me later, "Now you did it, Ted hates being beat on the final sprint of the day, and btw, the winner of the last sprint into town buys... You're 17, you can't buy, and therefore Ted thinks your sprint win should be null and void.".... I PAID for the beers that night, so Ted was totally cool with me keepin the braggin rights for a week. Although if I remember right, I got 2 out of the case which I WON the right to BUY....

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    "Dude, I could NEVER ride up this!"

    This was said to me on my very first ride here in Colorado. My wife and I had just moved to Denver from St. Louis. In St. Louis I was avid recreational rider, but I'd never ridden outside of Missouri. This day I drove to the closest bike shop and asked about any intermediate rides and was pointed toward Chimney Gulch. While CG may be an intermediate ride for Denver locals, within the first 1/4 mile I thought I was going to die. I'd never climbed so much in my life. I couldn't breath. My legs were on fire. My head pounded. As I slowly crawled up the trail with serious thoughts of turning around, I passed a couple hikers coming down who stop to let me pass. As I passed, one of the guys (don't know if they were local, probably not) says the above statement to me. That simple statement gave me the extra push I needed to suck it up and continue the climb. I wasn't able to make the entire climb that day because thunderstorms moved in, but I did go back the next weekend and conquered it. If it wasn't for that guy, I may have given up and decided that mtb'ing in Colorado was too hard for me. I'm glad I met him that day.
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    "You’re pretty fast for a fat guy"

    I was riding one weekday morning and did a medium effort 10 mile lap. When I got back to the trail head there was a group of old guys getting ready to go back out. Thinking that another slow lap would be a good idea I asked to tag along. Well 20 minutes in, breathing like I was in Denver being chased by a pit-bull, I picked the spot that I was going to rest and let them go. They stopped at same spot I was going to stop. "You’re pretty fast for an old guy" I said with humor in my voice. His answer "you’re pretty fast for a fat guy"
    Now we ride together at least once a week.

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    Wow--Chimney Gulch for a first ride

    Quote Originally Posted by pixelninja
    "Dude, I could NEVER ride up this!"

    This was said to me on my very first ride here in Colorado. My wife and I had just moved to Denver from St. Louis. In St. Louis I was avid recreational rider, but I'd never ridden outside of Missouri. This day I drove to the closest bike shop and asked about any intermediate rides and was pointed toward Chimney Gulch. While CG may be an intermediate ride for Denver locals, within the first 1/4 mile I thought I was going to die. I'd never climbed so much in my life. I couldn't breath. My legs were on fire. My head pounded. As I slowly crawled up the trail with serious thoughts of turning around, I passed a couple hikers coming down who stop to let me pass. As I passed, one of the guys (don't know if they were local, probably not) says the above statement to me. That simple statement gave me the extra push I needed to suck it up and continue the climb. I wasn't able to make the entire climb that day because thunderstorms moved in, but I did go back the next weekend and conquered it. If it wasn't for that guy, I may have given up and decided that mtb'ing in Colorado was too hard for me. I'm glad I met him that day.

    I ride CG all the time and that would have been the last ride I would have suggested for a newbie-to-Denver! That bikeshop guy probably thought he was being funny, only you were the one not laughing. Hopefully you've ridden others (like Lair of The Bear) etc so you can gauge which trail is a grunt and which is a semi-grunt. Have you made the 6 switchbacks-over-logs (starting up from the Golden side) in one shot yet, no dabs allowed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    I ride CG all the time and that would have been the last ride I would have suggested for a newbie-to-Denver! That bikeshop guy probably thought he was being funny, only you were the one not laughing. Hopefully you've ridden others (like Lair of The Bear) etc so you can gauge which trail is a grunt and which is a semi-grunt. Have you made the 6 switchbacks-over-logs (starting up from the Golden side) in one shot yet, no dabs allowed?
    Yeah, he probably thought he was being funny

    This was back in 2000 and I've progressed a lot since then, but no, I have yet to make all 6 switchbacks in one shot. I've made 5 of the 6, but never all at once.
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    those pesky switchbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by pixelninja
    Yeah, he probably thought he was being funny

    This was back in 2000 and I've progressed a lot since then, but no, I have yet to make all 6 switchbacks in one shot. I've made 5 of the 6, but never all at once.
    I usually make the first five in one shot and on a good day I'll get my front tire over the sixth and on an incredible day clean the sixth AND keep going. And then we all have the rest of CG to ride! That's just in the first 10 minutes. I saw a group of riders where 4 of 5 made all six and kept going and the sixth just dabbed a little bit on the sixth. I was impressed. I'm coming back from a broken wrist and those switchbacks will be one of my tests as to my returning fitness.

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    Said by a very nice looking girl at the hih school (where i DONT go)
    "wow thats really cool!" I was just hopping some little steps.

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    you guys are crazy
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    Said by some hippies going the other direction.... Dude there's some awsome fungus at the bottom of this hill.

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    I took an extra long lunch break one day and had the Trek rigged with the semi slicks and paniers (as we were in commute mode)...

    I meet two young guys heading into a place we call the Ewok Forest which is all twisty tight singletack and they're riding a couple of nice Treks... one guy tells me that "you'll never make it through on that."

    It was most pleasing to pass him as he was hiking it up a hill.

    The other night I was riding home and a lady walking her dog told me how cool it was to see someone riding in the winter and that she really liked the fact I was running some intense lights.
    I ride with 65'er...he's a mountain goat....But then again, we need to throw him in the mud and pack his pockets with lead shot before a scale will read him. - Psycho Mike

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    New one from the 24OP

    On a morning lap coming down the hill near the finish I came up on this basketball sized rock sitting dead center in the middle of the single track. It hadn't been there before. There was a guy behind me a spectator and another guy walking his bike about 200 feet ahead. I yelled "who moved that rock there". The guy walking his bike turned around and through bloodied up lips and a bloody nose he said “I think that would have been me . I stopped for a second to see if he needed help but a spectator was already coming to his aid.
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    I always say "hello" or "good day" as I'm passing people and in passing a couple of younger ladies gave them my usual "g'day".

    I was moving away from them pretty slowly as I was going up and they were coming down and was still close enough to overhear one lady say "no, I don't know him but he has a great ass".

    I ride with 65'er...he's a mountain goat....But then again, we need to throw him in the mud and pack his pockets with lead shot before a scale will read him. - Psycho Mike

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    "man, that cog looks small!"

    i was doing a ride on my SS talking to a couple other SS'ers i passed by on the trail... it felt good to hear that, considering i polished all the climbs that day (the gearing i had was nothing special - 32:16 on a 26er, but considered stiff for the area i guess).

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