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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
    "foot to pedal, wheel to dirt, there is no substitute for the act of riding "

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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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    I got a bug in my mouth, and chewed then swallowed.......



    Next time l'll just swallow
    I also chip a fingernail once...
    always mad and usually drunk......

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    My girlfriend (now my wife) got a gnat in her eye, and she finished her ride and STILL rides today! lol
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    I've done the physical/emotional exhaustion thing. Sat down to take a breather, woke up 15 minutes later. I lost 7 lbs on that ride too, is that normal?

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    A wet log sends you over the bars landing on your face and you break off a tooth in the process.... yet you continue with the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PdlPwr View Post
    A wet log sends you over the bars landing on your face and you break off a tooth in the process.... yet you continue with the ride.
    Sweet. One ride I was on, a friend went over the handlebars just a couple of miles into the trail. We continued on for another three hours. At the end of the ride, he takes his shorts off and there is a dinner plate sized circle of blood on his chamois. Turns out he had caught his scrotum on his seat and tore it open. It took 10 stitches to patch him back up. He knew it when it happened, but he didn't want the ride to end for the rest of us. I'm not sure I would return the favor if the tables were turned.

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    Keep riding

    Two miles into a 38 mile ride you split your shin open (which later requires stitches), cut up your whole left arm, sprain both wrists and left thumb, crack a rib, yet finish the ride. It was, after all, the very first Tahoe ride of the season


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    When others start calling you hardcore, it's not something you should self proclaim, it's a title that's given to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PdlPwr View Post
    A wet log sends you over the bars landing on your face and you break off a tooth in the process.... yet you continue with the ride.
    I can't take credit for this one, happened to a buddy on a group ride. I'm way to squeamish with my teeth.

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    Hardcore = riding with broken limbs, or having someone set the break for you before you can continue - even if it's just to coast down to the parking lot.

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    You finish a stage of the tour de France even though you are suffering from explosive diahrea and can't stop to go so you let er rip and everyone else suffers because its raining, and road bikes don't use fenders...

    Or at least thats the story about Greg Lemonds experience in his first tour..
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    When you carry all the equipment needed to get you back to the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladljon View Post
    ....Putting my chain back together with my teeth and chipping a tooth....
    This needs a little more explaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overhillthruthewoods View Post
    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
    done all this except:

    a) no 'roids. my ass is spectacular and unremarkable
    and
    b) never drove 500 miles to a ride. race yes, ride no. I have pedaled 248 miles to get to a ride though, then rode 40 miles (my first 12,000 calorie day)

    evey'ting else incl spare derailleur...check

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
    When you carry all the equipment needed to get you back to the car.
    LOL...I see what you did there. That's the epitome of everything that is core.

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    If you've ever contemplated leaving your bike and hiking out without it because it got too crazy.

    No one will ride with you anymore because your adventures are "too adventurous"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overhillthruthewoods View Post
    You have gotten hemorrhoids from riding too much.....
    You have been shot at while riding...............
    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    done all this except:

    a) no 'roids. my ass is spectacular and unremarkable
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    b) never drove 500 miles to a ride. race yes, ride no. I have pedaled 248 miles to get to a ride though, then rode 40 miles (my first 12,000 calorie day)

    evey'ting else incl spare derailleur...check
    What in the hell are you guys doing to get shot at while riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by borracho View Post
    What in the hell are you guys doing to get shot at while riding?
    punk-ass kids with BB guns...and idiot hunters not knowing active trail locations

    in 30 years, only once BB and once idiot hunter...so it doesn't happen a lot. both times heard the 'pew' whizz by me

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    Quote Originally Posted by borracho View Post
    What in the hell are you guys doing to get shot at while riding?
    I will ride on private property. It comes with a certain level of risk. Actually I find this less risky than urban assault. During two separate downtown street sessions, I had an old man swing a bat at me and a teenager pulled a knife on me.

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    When you ride in the country on gravel roads it is not uncommon to get chased by dogs so I usually carry a large knife although I've only ever squirted a dog with water to affect my get away. I have been chased down by a neighbor in a pickup who wanted to know (yelling not asking) why I "maced" his dog. It got pretty tense until I "maced" him with my water bottle at which point I thought I'd need the big knife although he laughed it off once he realized he'd over reacted. That vignette aside I do ride through some of the roughest neighborhoods in my city and have been concerned for my safety more than once. Where ever people mass in large numbers, there are jerks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overhillthruthewoods View Post
    You have pushed yourself so hard that you have broken yourself physically, emotionally, mentally, etc. bonus points if you have physically wept
    I broke last year down in Georgia during our spring break road training camp for my team. I'm a terrible climber and we were doing training in the mountains, so I was going to have a bad time no matter what, but this day was especially bad. It was the coldest day of the week, in the low 30's average but colder up on top of the gaps. It had rained the previous day and mucked up my cables, but I forgot to fix it and much of the gunk froze the next day, only allowing me to use about half of my cassette and making front shifting a mess. I got dropped on the way through town before we even hit the first climb, so I knew I just didn't have it that day. I wanted nothing more than to turn around and go back, but my friends convinced me to press on. I proceeded to get dropped like a rock on every one of the remaining climbs. The last climb of the day was 2.3 miles at over 10% straight into a headwind and of course I broke a spoke just after coming over the top. I couldn't shift into my bigger gears, so I got dropped again on the descent, which is where I lost it. I was exhausted, cold, and having my fair share of mechanical. With the group out of sight in the distance I had myself a nice little mental breakdown. Eventually I pulled myself together, went and got warm, ate an incredible amount of food, and somehow managed to recover enough to have a great 85 mile, 8k ft of climbing ride the next day.

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    I went for an early morning ride on some local trails and flipped over the bars, breaking my wrist. I knew it was broken because I could not even touch the handlebar without shooting pain. I walked to the nearest road then rode one handed about 3 miles to get home. My wife and mother in law, who was visiting for a few days, were just getting up and standing in their bathrobes looking at my sorry a** holding my arm in pain. I asked for a ride to the hospital and my MIL put her hands on her hips and said "act your age!"
    Only good thing was I went, got a temporary cast, and was back home by 10 am because it was Saturday morning and the ER was empty. Got a 6 week cast the next day at the doctors office.

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    It's 30 degrees and you rejoice and ride in a t-shirt with no gloves (well, still had pogies). So crazy how your mind gets rewired riding in the cold and actually having the proper gear for it...
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    You ride in the 115 degree Arizona heat to see if you can withstand it. (I did this last year and was labeled crazy by many riders over in the Arizona forum) But, I don't think I'm crazy - I think I'm normal - hehe.

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    I got hit by a car while on a fixie ride a couple of years ago. Rode a mile to my lbs to ask if someone would give me a ride home/ check the bike for damage. My tech.at the time (now with shimano) gave me a lift. We then went for a short trail ride behind my house so I could show off my stuff, I figure there's about an hour or so before things seize up. He commented that nobody has trails like mine at their trails, never mind at their house. Had a couple of beers, then went for x-rays. It was a beautiful day out that day.

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    My husband, who is my best riding partner, tells me I'm badass... I guess that makes me hardcore
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