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    As I build my confidence, today I brave the loading dock!

    I've finally decided to do it. A co-worker is one of those urban guys, and he keeps bugging me to go off the loading dock on my Bullit. I've never gone off anything that big yet, but today is the day that I'm going to do it

    I'm going to get pictures too!

    Clay

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    Do it, do it.

    Another Clay

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    Like this?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgmkA_CXFW4
    Dropped his sunglasses on the landing.
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    CAN YOU DIG IT??!!??!!!??
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    Puuuleeeze post up w/something besides youtube if can....it's blocked here at work....dang it.
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    Well yeah it's blocked...MWOH, you know you'd just spend all day looking at MTB videos...and they know it too...LOL! That's the nice thing about working at a shop. It was a slow day here, so we had tons of YouTube MTB videos running...LOL!

    Hey cbc...you have been working up to the loading dock level, haven't you? It's so much better to find out your form isn't polished at the 2 foot height rather than at the 4-5 foot level...LOL! Oh...I'm really not a helmet nazi, but I'd suggest a full coverage for you first few attempts. I'll bet the guy in Mudd's link has done that a few times. Looking forward to the pics.

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    Thanks for the encouragment guys!

    Yup, I've got my full face with me (as always, I ride with one). I have been working on the drops about 2' on the trail, and I must say, the first time I did it, I could not believe how easy it was. I've got the form, I've got the ability, it's just the confidence that needs to be built

    Pictures for sure! I'm hoping to get some multi shot action too.

    Clay

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    Cool!

    Good luck!
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    CAN YOU DIG IT??!!??!!!??
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNC
    Well yeah it's blocked...MWOH, you know you'd just spend all day looking at MTB videos...and they know it too...LOL! That's the nice thing about working at a shop. It was a slow day here, so we had tons of YouTube MTB videos running...LOL!

    Hey cbc...you have been working up to the loading dock level, haven't you? It's so much better to find out your form isn't polished at the 2 foot height rather than at the 4-5 foot level...LOL! Oh...I'm really not a helmet nazi, but I'd suggest a full coverage for you first few attempts. I'll bet the guy in Mudd's link has done that a few times. Looking forward to the pics.

    Yep youtube - blocked....there are soooo many other explicit things that uh...lets say "pop up" or are listed in search results that aren't blocked, that make youtube seem tame in comparison.

    TNC makes a real important point about startin' at two foot rather than 4-5. Docks can be intimidating, as anything can be, there is no forgiveness w/concrete or asphalt. Also pretty rare to find perfect transitions w/jumping/droppin'/gappin' urban shyte.
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    Nice cbc,
    Good luck man

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    This is the most suspense full thread in MTBR history....
    I am immune to your disdain.

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    So didja do it???
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    Quote Originally Posted by A girl from Seattle
    So didja do it???
    Maybe he didn't make it
    The Revolution will not be motorized...especially at $5 per gallon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KONA_in_SB
    Maybe he didn't make it
    Everyone, please be patient for cbc to respond. I mean, have you ever tried to type while wearing a full-body cast? J/K !!!



    How'd it go cbc?

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    this thread is pretty damn suspenseful. i've even had to check it a few times on the mobile web at a pretty penny. if he makes it i feel i'm owed 35 cents or so.

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    Enjoy the ride - the Bullit is a capable rig, in actuality the bullit probably condsiders a 5' drop to flat - an appetizer. Stoning up to stay in the cockpit being the crux.

    I first dropped a 1.5m railcar loading dock in 1984 when stationed at Rhein Main AB, Frankfurt w.Ge.on my 1982 Stumpjumper Sport - Full rigid, 1" headset, 15 speeds!!!!!

    Choppered my fork legs though.
    Earn your turns. )'(

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    Any word yet, were looking for those pictures.

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    While we're waiting...

    I thought I'd post a pic of my big jump this weekend.

    C'mon, cbc...you're killing us.
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    WOW!! TNC That's one sweet huck.... literally [SIZE="1"]sorry had to say it[/SIZE]
    cbc I cant wait to see the pics.....
    I took my Bullit on it's first picnic last weekend
    They were just sittin there all lined up..I couldn't resist...

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    I guess they do not allow patients to access the internet in his hospital.

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    Yeah, what's the outcome?
    That picnic table shot is pretty cool too!
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    Damn WiFi!

    Quote Originally Posted by cowens677
    I guess they do not allow patients to access the internet in his hospital.
    Yeah, the last time I was at Starbuck's getting a decaf mocha latte, that wireless internet almost shut down my pace maker.

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    I got to wear a nice cast for the summer after doing the exact same thing. Something about not pulling up when I left the benches.

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    C'mon cbc, yer killin' us here !!! Did ya make it or not....?????
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    you guys have me wondering now

    This reminds me when I was a teen back in the bmx days. I coaxed a friend to jump off a loading dock. Needless to say what I thought was easy, wasn't for him (faceplant). He hit the ground tore a big patch of hair out of his head and broke a tooth. I was so scared for him I rushed off to the police dept. (close by) to get him help. He was ok.

    Back in the day I have jumped my bmx bike off everything I could find. Twice off an 8 ft. flat roof with only two pedal strokes two work with. Grass landing but it was flat.

    Now sometimes with my MTB I will drop out of the pick up bed before a ride. With bmx experiance I'm pretty comfortable dropping off stuff. Once you do it, it's easy.

    That guy in the vid could use a few pointers on smoothing out flat drops. That sounded like he dropped 10 ft. What fell off his bike? Did he break something? Edit: nevermind it was sunglasses.

    Good luck cbc, hope I didn't scare you.
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    We have not heard from cbc in a while,I hope his drop went well. A loading dock can be scary,concrete is not very soft. Maybe he should drop into some thing softer.
    Come on cbc how did it go?
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