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    You know you are hard core when...........

    You ride you're bike to the store for small stuff.

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    You know you are hard core when...........

    Quote Originally Posted by PROFILECLIMB View Post
    You ride you're bike to the store for small stuff.
    That's not hardcore. That's just fruggle.


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    You know you are hard core when...........

    Quote Originally Posted by PROFILECLIMB View Post
    You ride you're(sic) bike to the store for small stuff.
    "You ride you are bike..."?!?

    No, riding your bike to the store is normal and responsible.
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    An x-ray of your leg looks like junior high school wood shop class due all the hardware the orthopedist installed in there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PROFILECLIMB View Post
    You ride you're bike to the store for small stuff.
    What? Does that make me ultra hardcore? I don't own a car so all the small stuff is ported by bike.

    If anything you are hardcore if you carry the big stuff (See the Cargo Bikes forum).

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    ^^ Yes. If you can carry a 60" TV home from the store on your bike than
    you can call yourself hardcore.

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    You know you are hard core when...........-db2210-overloaded-bike.jpg

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    ^ Damn

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
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    He really needs some warning flags and a ""Wide Load" sign on that.

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    There is a guy in town who cuts down trees for a living. That's hardcore. Oh, I forgot to mention that he does it all by bicycle. A trike, actually. He hauls all his equipment to the job, does the work, rides home. His legs look like you could hit him in the quads with a sledge hammer full force and he MIGHT notice. I've seen him hauling his rig up 15 degree slopes in mid July. No triple chain ring, looks like a very small cluster and no sign of epo. Hardcore!
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    Ok now I feel stupid, but let's say I'm passionate about riding..

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    great passion thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by PROFILECLIMB View Post
    Ok now I feel stupid, but let's say I'm passionate about riding..
    Not at all , man. I get what you mean. Most non active people I know think riding your bike anywhere IS hardcore. Hell, I guess it is to me too cuz as much as i say I'm going to start parking the truck and riding to do errands, I never do. Small steps....
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    You rip your fav single track descent without skidding.
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    Not sure I'm all that hardcore really. I have some epic-ish bike rides in my past (my first ride longer than 15 miles was 116 miles, started at noon and finished at 0100 without a patch kit, light and only one small water bottle), but the recent stuff seems pretty sedate. It was drizzling and chilly on my 51st Birthday when I rode a trail 51 miler and I rode to town to buy spare tubes (giving my last spare away on the way in to a dude with a flat). I've seen some pretty hardcore stuff over the years, but nothing like carrying a car shell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    "You ride you are bike..."?!?

    No, riding your bike to the store is normal and responsible.
    +1


    I wanted to say the same thing.

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    Speaking of riding your bike to the store, I just stumbled onto this

    Utilitycycling.com

    Good site for people who like to use the bike for more than recreation.
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    I think hardcore takes into consideration a few factors. Level of commitment, passion, drive, knowing your limits and pushing past them.

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    You have gotten hemorrhoids from riding too much
    You have spent hours dragging yourself or other injured riders to safety
    You have waded in at least waist high water to continue an adventure
    You would never consider someone else wrenching on your bike
    You have felt the snot in your nose freeze on a ride
    You carry spare derailler cables and hangers, bonus points if you carry a spare derailler
    You have gotten lost for more than a few hours
    You have driven more than 500 miles just to ride
    You have gerryrigged every major component on your bike
    You carry a saw
    You have been shot at while riding
    You have ridden a bare rim
    You have pushed yourself so hard that you have broken yourself physically, emotionally, mentally, etc. bonus points if you have physically wept
    You have trued a wheel on a trail, bonus points if you have slammed the wheel into the ground to start the trueing process
    You don't just ride trails, you build them

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    ^^^ I've only hit a couple of those points. I guess I'm hardcore in the making? Who uses derailleurs? That doesn't sound very hardcore...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coondog#77 View Post
    ^^^ I've only hit a couple of those points. I guess I'm hardcore in the making? Who uses derailleurs? That doesn't sound very hardcore...
    Single speeds are great for well known established trails, not so great for adventures. Sure, there's a little less potential mechanical problems to deal with, but a lot more hike a biking to consider.

    If a get a little more hardcore, maybe I will consider trying a SS.

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    Riding my bike too and from work in -17 F, when I have two very nice cars at home....Putting my chain back together with my teeth and chipping a tooth, during a race, and still claim 2nd place...Still don't think I qualify....

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    Ok I'm humbled by some of these stories..

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    You pedal to work and the gatorade has frozen solid, 18 miles @ 7F. HTFU.

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    I got a bug in my mouth once, and STILL finished the ride.

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