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    Field Trip

    Yesterday....... JOD, Dirty D, and me, took a field trip up to visit and hang with DT.

    We were celebrating JOD's birthday and it was also an opportunity for her to trade in the old Burner and shop for her new steed.

    We arrived at Turner Bikes around noon and immediately headed over for a magnificant lunch of pasta and steaks at a local Italian restaurant. We feasted like Kings and Queens and that was then followed up by chocalate birthday cake and a seranade(in Italian) by a lovely lady!

    Back to the mighty Turner headquarters, we then took a tour of DT's operation and drooled over the plethera of Turner metal.

    DT said something over lunch about having me test out a highline. It went right over my head. I thought he was talking about a parking lot spin...but, as he's putting the finishing touches on it in the stand, he says, " Just get it back to me at Sea Otter"!


    WHOA!!!


    Anyway, I have more pics to share, and there's more to the tale...but I wanted to get these photos up(even if they are sh*tty).


    DT...Thank you very much for your hospitality and generosity.
    You have a wonderful group of people there. It was great to meet everyone.

    I'm running late and I want to go try this beast out today... more later!


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    More pics

    DT's girlfriend, Christina eyeballs my bent coat hangars.
    (Hey, it's a girl's bike).

    DT taking the big wheels for a spin.


    Me, getting fitted on the HighLine. That's a large, BTW. "DT, got one in an XL"?
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    Even more pics

    ...........
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    JOD says good bye

    Jod bid farewell to her Burner.

    And...she's back in the saddle!!!!!
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    Firstly young lady, you are looking great. And you look great too JOD. And it is great to see you had what had to be a phenomenal birthday.

    Aqua, so I guess we know what the next bike will be in your stable.....man, I look forward to the pics from riding the Highline!

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    :)

    One of the coolest posts ever !!!


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    thank you so much for sharing!
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    Duuuude.......!!!

    Great Post!

    Can't wait to see/hear about you and the 'big bike'.


    So if JOD 'traded in' her burner, what did she take home in replacement??
    ...a highline??

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    Great stuff, thanks for the pics from the center of the known universe.

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    Just had my last conversation with Aqua....he just called on the way to the trailhead with the "beast".....as much as I hate him I fear for his life on that thing! No way will he be able to remain sane on the trail! Fortunately there are very few brain cells to kill.

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    Great post Aqua! It must have been hard to see all of those Turner frames at once

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    That's one hell of a birthday celebration.

    Aqua on a 40 pound bike? Now I have heard everything.
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    Everyone was riding bikes and I didn't want to be left out, so I thought I'd hop on the Jones to see what it felt like. Mmmmm. It was nice. Greg must have been jealous, though, because as I was riding back in the warehouse under the rear rolling door he slid a boxed bike across the floor nearly taking me out! Whew, that was close! Here's some pics, more of the same...
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    42 lbs to be exact. I see some hiking in his future!
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    wow, that was great!

    Looks like there is lots more in store for this thread.

    JOD, delaying the decision until you do some test riding?
    (sorry if I missed it already).

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    Which one's mine please ? Some medium frames left for France por favor ?

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREAT POST !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    "DT, got one in an XL"?
    No doubt. We want an XL, dammit.

    Hey! I think I saw my 5 Pack front tri in one of those pics.
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    Just beautiful!!!!!!

    Hope you enjoy the highline...."lucky!"

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    Aqua..... get a fullface and some body armor and let that thing rip!

    Nice pics.
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    great post

    That was a great post. It's great to see all those pics of Turnes. I need that with the day i am having. Thanks Aqua. Happy b-day JOD.

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    It's really great to see the inside of Turner and puts some faces to the names. How did you get in? Did you find the elusive golden ticket cleverly hidden inside a bike box? I noticed the 'Cars are coffins' shirt. Aren't those shirts originally from the UK, or did that movement start off in the States?

    The guy with the big black glasses looks like he's a good laugh.

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    Aqua - don't be expecting any more freebies from me what with you posting my personal largess to you on the most popular bike forum in the world. Not only that, you showed my entire stock of bikes to the whole freaking world!!! now what excuse am I going to have for those guys waiting four weeks for their bikes. In fact, drop that bike off at rmac's house right NOW, and I MEAN RIGHT NOW....

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    Images from today

    Let's try this beastie out!
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    Some more

    After playing on the double, we stopped and shoveled some dirt, patching up the trail. This boulder caught our eye. We first made a roller out of it, but, we weren't totally feeling it...... so we rearranged a lot of dirt and turned it in to a nice jump.
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    Even more pics

    The Red Baron flew by at one point.

    HucklerMark trying out our new stunt.


    There was a bit of snow still up in the Cuyamacas. I hope to see some up there on tomorrow's ride.


    And...the remains of the day!


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    Out friggin' standing!!!
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    Wow Aquas wearing pads!!, that Highline must be some ride!!! As always another great post keeping the Turner forum on top.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOD. Glad to see you're healing well.
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    Nice!

    Happy B-Day JOD - Great post - Aqua your pictures will never get boring. It is great to see West Coast terrain and how one should "fly" a bike.

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    DT gave you a granny option and front derailleur in lieu of a single 36t ring up front for the climbs like he made us ride?? You are the fair-haired child, aren't you.
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    what a fun post! and, this has got to be one of the coolest pics ever...!

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    Whew, from what I heard it was a good Aqua padded up! I guess no one was quick enough to get a shot of him tangled up in the highline. I got a feel for the highline as well. There wern't any big hucks in the parking lot though, so I really didin't get to go all out. Oh well, next time.

    Thanks again for the good birthday wishes, though it wasn't only my day to celebrate. Aqua's Bday was Friday, but I believe he wants to keep that on the DL. So, shhhhhh. Don't tell him I told you.

    Oh yeah, I decided for sure that my next Turner will be the Spot. In an unusual color...my favorite...purple! I don't know yet which shock, or fork. Can't decide between coil or air...probably air with an used AM1 fork (have to paint over the nasty mustard color, though). But that could change.

    Fun riding wishes to you all! Anyone gunna see the Banff Mt. Film Festival? Do it if you can! It's super rad. We went here in SD Friday night and we'll go again tonight. I highly recomend checking it out. If these were the only movies I saw all year, I'd be happy. I can't remember the web site, so google it.

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    Wow, great post. Good luck Jewell ridding yourself of your robotics so you can get on that purple Spot! And Happy Birthday!

    Great insight to the Turner cave. Aqua you are one lucky SOB!

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    Oh man, this thread isn't helping my materialistic desires for another bike at all. I read this for the first time last night, and while skiing a foot plus of fresh pow pow this morning, I kept visualizing all of those Turner frames... Flying chunks of snow (face shots) looked like little 5-spots and RFXs flying through the air.

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    Aqua - What trails are these up in the Cuyamacas? Is this Anderson?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jewell of D(enial)

    Oh yeah, I decided for sure that my next Turner will be the Spot. In an unusual color...my favorite...purple! I don't know yet which shock, or fork. Can't decide between coil or air...probably air with an used AM1 fork (have to paint over the nasty mustard color, though). But that could change.



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    I just got a new Spot w/HL rear end and got it with a DHX coil. I put the coil on my 6 Pack and the DHX air from the Pack onto my Spot. I just took the Spot on its maiden voyage today and I was totally blown away by how plush it was....in fact it almost felt more plush than the Pack in certain instances (perhaps its running lower boost valve pressure compared to the Pack...not sure) but I'd highly suggest the DHX air. I also have the "nasty mustartd color" AM1 up front and find it to be the perfect match. I have the 130-150mm version and it feels perfect both up and downhill. The Spot exceeded all of my expectations, I'm really happy with it so far. Here is a pic of her all built up
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    Great thread and great pictures - thanks Aqua and JOD.

    DT - I'd gladly paint those walls in exchange for a Highline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FXRob
    I just got a new Spot w/HL rear end and got it with a DHX coil. I put the coil on my 6 Pack and the DHX air from the Pack onto my Spot. I just took the Spot on its maiden voyage today and I was totally blown away by how plush it was....in fact it almost felt more plush than the Pack in certain instances (perhaps its running lower boost valve pressure compared to the Pack...not sure) but I'd highly suggest the DHX air. I also have the "nasty mustartd color" AM1 up front and find it to be the perfect match. I have the 130-150mm version and it feels perfect both up and downhill. The Spot exceeded all of my expectations, I'm really happy with it so far. Here is a pic of her all built up
    Thanks, that's really good to hear. That color looks allright with the black, but with purple I'd probably have everyone pukeing a similar yellow shade! It's not like my stuff has to match up nice and pretty, but I'll have to do something about that potential color combo otherwise it would be pretty sick (in a bad way).
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    Question for Aqua...How tall are you? and how did the highline feel on the climbs. I was very close to buying a highline back in January, but bailed after hearing how small the large felt. I want something I can go huge on, but also something to get me to the top of the hill without having to hike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferkules
    Aqua - What trails are these up in the Cuyamacas? Is this Anderson?
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    Maybe it's just me, but...

    Hey guys. These are the first photos I can remember seeing of Aqua w/o a helmet. Kind of caught me by surprise. I thought there would have been a bit more alfalfa on the north forty, if you know what I mean.

    Or maybe he just has a really wide part.

    Maybe one of you photochop wizkids can clean him up a bit...
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    holy crap! its james taylor! you make the call. happy b day buddy!
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    a truely quality thread. thanx to ya all for showin us around the joint. kinda nice to see the loins of turner bikes, the mother of all things good on dirt.

    and a very happy b day to jod and aqua. a tip of the beer to ya both. cheers!
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    This thread should be in the "best ofs" sticky.

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    What a cool thread to pick up first thang on a dull Monday morning.

    Jod, it's good to see you back in the saddle and what a bday pressie - bravo.

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    I'm salivating, both for indoor and outdoor shows..
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    holy crap! its james taylor! you make the call. happy b day buddy!
    I thought the exact same thing, CC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    Question for Aqua...How tall are you? and how did the highline feel on the climbs. I was very close to buying a highline back in January, but bailed after hearing how small the large felt. I want something I can go huge on, but also something to get me to the top of the hill without having to hike.
    I'm 6'4". I was 6'5 when I had hair.

    Climbing the Highline? Hmmmm. It was painful. I can understand why people who have only one bike, and it's a big squish like this beast, typically end up as shuttle monkeys. The climb, to get to the fun part(s) of the trail in these pics, typically takes me about an hour and a half. And that's with a brief rest stop halfway. Probably about 1,500 feet of elevation gain. I knew going in that climbing this thing was going to be slothlike..but there were moments when I was borderline miserable. The times that I tried to climb out of the saddle just sucked the life right out of me.

    For the rides that I typically do, something like this is way overkill, sort of like driving a Hummer.

    Sure, it was reassuring from the perspective of having all of that suspension to cover for any mistakes. But, at the same time it just made me feel disconnected from the trail. It was like I didn't have to really think or consider which line I was going to take. It forgave me when I got lazy. It let me get away with riding sloppy. It "dumbed down" the ride.

    However, conversely, when it finally came time to do the high speed portion of the descent, which is about 3 miles long..... it was pretty amusing to just pin it and aim for the biggest rocks and obstacles I could see. Stuff that would have me wincing, or avoiding altogether on the 5Pack, were just little blips on the radar screen with this thing. After that grin inducing descent was over, however, I was faced with a short steep climb that I normally nail routinely. Once again, I found myself off of the bike.......... pushing it.

    BTW, this bike had a Gravity Dropper on it. It was the manually operated one. I found it to be an utter joke. The times that I tried to operate it, it just felt clumsy, awkward and sticky. Even if it was a remote actuated model, I would have no use for it.

    I'm probably not the best person to give an objective review of a bike like this. Having a bike this burly really demands that the rider is going to go big. Really BIG. One of you Bender impersonators would probably appreciate it more.

    It did give me pause to reflect on my current 5Pack setup. I think it's time to replace that DUC with something a bit beefier. Adding 2 -3 pounds to the bike won't crush me. I'm thinking either a 66 or a Vanilla 36 would be ideal. Or, perhaps I'll wait it out and see how the new offerings from Rockshock pan out. I do like the whole Maxle setup a lot.

    PS: There are a few people that I know who routinely spend all day pedaling 40+ pound bikes up and down our SoCal mountains (Like WindStun & HucklerMark). I am now totally convinced that you guys are loons!
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    steve, I kinda came to the same conclusions about big bikes after renting a 7" DH blaster to ride porcupine rim.....loved the freedom of picking any line I really wanted to, and had way more fun doing so than I ever conceived of....but, for an everyday bike to ride - no thanks, pretty much useless for my everyday terrain.......but, it's good to see that the Highline opened your eyes to a burly fork on your 5pack......not so bad a prospect, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    PS: There are a few people that I know who routinely spend all day pedaling 40+ pound bikes up and down our SoCal mountains (Like WindStun & HucklerMark). I am now totally convinced that you guys are loons!
    Now that was funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    holy crap! its james taylor! you make the call. happy b day buddy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    I'm 6'4". I was 6'5 when I had hair.

    Climbing the Highline? Hmmmm. It was painful.

    ...

    PS: There are a few people that I know who routinely spend all day pedaling 40+ pound bikes up and down our SoCal mountains (Like WindStun & HucklerMark). I am now totally convinced that you guys are loons!
    Can't you just grow bigger lungs and legs?

    As a long time XC rider who is slowly moving (being dragged) toward more burly bikes with more travel, your perspective on the HL is a good data point for me as I search for more balanced middle ground. Crazy as it sounds, I like to climb on my bikes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    BTW, this bike had a Gravity Dropper on it. It was the manually operated one. I found it to be an utter joke. The times that I tried to operate it, it just felt clumsy, awkward and sticky. Even if it was a remote actuated model, I would have no use for it.

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    Aqua, it would be only fair if you were to ride a remote operated one before you come to this conclusion. I believe that the consensus amoungst remote owners is that the remote GD post is not any of these things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    holy crap! its james taylor! you make the call. happy b day buddy!


    Just to dang funny!


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    I think you're all being a bit hard on Aqua.
    I think it's great that he took JOD and Dirty D there and shared it with us.
    I mean, how many fathers do you know who take such an interest in their kids' hobbies?
    Good for you, Aqua!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keefy
    I think you're all being a bit hard on Aqua.
    I think it's great that he took JOD and Dirty D there and shared it with us.
    I mean, how many fathers do you know who take such an interest in their kids' hobbies?
    Good for you, Aqua!
    Huh? Keefy, I'm going to assume from your one post count that you are new here, and perhaps not acquanted with some of the forum members, and the dynamic between us. First of all, giving Aqua some grief is many people's hobby, and for various reasons. We kid him in a way that sounds serious, but it is not. Secondly, anyone who gives an opinion about a component that they haven't tried is doomed to be flamed to death around here. Thirdly, it is news to me that Aqua has offspring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Huh? Keefy, I'm going to assume from your one post count that you are new here, and perhaps not acquanted with some of the forum members, and the dynamic between us. First of all, giving Aqua some grief is many people's hobby, and for various reasons. We kid him in a way that sounds serious, but it is not. Secondly, anyone who gives an opinion about a component that they haven't tried is doomed to be flamed to death around here. Thirdly, it is news to me that Aqua has offspring.
    Perhaps Keefy isn't wasting any time in giving Aqua grief. Perhaps he's saying that Aqua looks old enough to be Dirty D's and JOD's father.

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    JOD does look young in these pics, but we all know she's 29 years old. Most women will never admit to being older than that. My wife has been 29 years old for 18 years now!
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    Thirdly, it is news to me that Aqua has offspring.
    This I believe was a joke towards JOD being Aqua's daughter. Hmmm I guess I could see that.

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    Thirdly, it is news to me that Aqua has offspring.
    This I believe was a joke towards JOD being Aqua's daughter. Hmmm I guess I could see that.

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    or better yet...

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    Points to consider

    OK, first and foremost:

    1. You all can kiss my ass!

    2. I am old. I am old enough to be Dirty D's father. I am probably old enough to be JOD's father. If that little incident stemming from Prom night had gone wrong, I would have a kid JOD's age. Hell, I could probably be DT's father.

    3. That said, I can't tell you how deeply it crushes me to have you goons goof on me and tell me that I looking like EFFING James Taylor. That is really cold. That guy is a mess.

    I'm half tempted to chop off what remaining hair I have, but I already look extremely odd, so that's not gonna happen.

    4. Gravity Droppers are a crutch. I've messed around with them enough(yes, even the remote model), to have an unflattering opinion. I can raise and lower my saddle on the fly just fine without one of the contraptions mucking my bikes up.

    Incidently, I was so distraught with this POS gravity dropper that I just returned the bike to DT.

    5. Lastly, did I mention that you all can kiss my ass?

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    "Gravity Droppers are a crutch".

    Suspension is a crutch. But you allready know that, that is why you now have a bike fabricated from pop-metal coathangers.

    29 inch wheels are a crutch for those riders so untalented that they can't get their NORMAL 26 inch wheels to roll over a quarter.

    But you know that. It's a dreadfull fact that you just have to live with. Like your good looks.

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    This gravity dropper talk has reminded me of an item from the good old days. Does anybody remember those cool springy contraptions where the top end would clamp to the seat post and and the bottom end would fasten to the seat post clamp bolt? It had a spring in the middle. You would open the seatpost clamp while riding, and weight of your body would push the seat down. At the bottom of the hill, you would open the clamp and stand up. The seat would raise to the old height again. I'll bet it was a lot lighter, with far less to go wrong, than the gravity dropper thing. Anyway, what was the name of that thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keefy
    I think you're all being a bit hard on Aqua.
    Keefy, we all love Aqua. It's tough love, like the love a parent has for their axe-murdering, spawn of satan juvenile delinquent teenage son fresh out of jail for the umpteenth time. I want to give him a big hug!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    OK, first and foremost:

    1. You all can kiss my ass!

    2. I am old. I am old enough to be Dirty D's father. I am probably old enough to be JOD's father. If that little incident stemming from Prom night had gone wrong, I would have a kid JOD's age. Hell, I could probably be DT's father.

    3. That said, I can't tell you how deeply it crushes me to have you goons goof on me and tell me that I looking like EFFING James Taylor. That is really cold. That guy is a mess.

    I'm half tempted to chop off what remaining hair I have, but I already look extremely odd, so that's not gonna happen.

    4. Gravity Droppers are a crutch. I've messed around with them enough(yes, even the remote model), to have an unflattering opinion. I can raise and lower my saddle on the fly just fine without one of the contraptions mucking my bikes up.

    Incidently, I was so distraught with this POS gravity dropper that I just returned the bike to DT.

    5. Lastly, did I mention that you all can kiss my ass?

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    ""who's Yo Daddy?""

    Speaking of the JOD and parenting. One of the things that she really likes, is when I have her over my knees and administering a few good smacks...She squeals in delight when I yell, "Who's yo Daddy?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by royta
    This gravity dropper talk has reminded me of an item from the good old days. Does anybody remember those cool springy contraptions where the top end would clamp to the seat post and and the bottom end would fasten to the seat post clamp bolt? It had a spring in the middle. You would open the seatpost clamp while riding, and weight of your body would push the seat down. At the bottom of the hill, you would open the clamp and stand up. The seat would raise to the old height again. I'll bet it was a lot lighter, with far less to go wrong, than the gravity dropper thing. Anyway, what was the name of that thing?
    It all came back to me. It was the Hite Rite and I think Joe Breezer had something to do with it. Now if I could just find a picture of it. That thing pretty much kicks the crap out of a gravity dropper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by royta
    It all came back to me. It was the Hite Rite and I think Joe Breezer had something to do with it. Now if I could just find a picture of it. That thing pretty much kicks the crap out of a gravity dropper.
    Please tell me you're joking? The hite rite kicks the crap out of a GD post? You'll get your nutsack caught in the spring trying to use it. Good luck.
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    Oh yeah, there's the old nutsack problem. Wouldn't clothes keep my nutsack from swaying too and fro? Seriously though, I do see your point. I've always wanted to try the Hite Rite, but now as I fondle my precious nutsack, I'm having second thoughts. Maybe I could put the Hite Rite on backwards.

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    I think Aqua's trolling here on the GD, I bet we see one on his bike, he wouldn't bother with the Hite-Rite, he used to do R&D for those guys back in the early 80's-right Aqua?

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    "Crutchlike Devices"

    This thread has taken a right turn to hell. All it needs now to polish it off, is some crap from Fo DungBeetle. Speaking of Gravity Droppers....You weenies should think of another "crutch-like" device to dumb down your riding experience, even further.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    This thread has taken a right turn to hell. All it needs now to polish it off, is some crap from Fo DungBeetle. .
    Carefull what you ask for.....it can be arranged.
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    Aqua,

    My vote would be for the 66 light ETA, or save yourself a lb, and go with the 66SL. Based on the pics, the 66 will be the perfect crutch you are looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    This thread has taken a right turn to hell. All it needs now to polish it off, is some crap from Fo DungBeetle. Speaking of Gravity Droppers....You weenies should think of another "crutch-like" device to dumb down your riding experience, even further.
    I love the concept of the "remote GD". It says, "not only can I not stop to lower my seat, but I can't even take my hand off the handlebar!" Nothing says "serious rider" more than that.
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    OK, the James Taylor thing may have been too much. Is this better?

    From the classic thread: Beware the 29er!
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    {Martin} And a sloppy speller too. The preferred spelling of 'wiener' is w - i - e - n - e - r, although 'e - i' is an acceptable ethnic variant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    Looks like there is lots more in store for this thread.
    Yeah this is a classic......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob the Wheelbuilder
    OK, the James Taylor thing may have been too much. Is this better?

    From the classic thread: Beware the 29er!

    Hahahahahaha. Grand Moff Taylor!
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    There's a lot more hair on his head in this pic:

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    Stfu!

    You all need to cease and desist, immediately. I am so not in the mood for your crap this morning.
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    Aqua, I gave that to you, so you can't use it against me.

    I'm gonna and drop mud now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    You all need to cease and desist, immediately. I am so not in the mood for your crap this morning.
    Aqua, if you took your medications REGULARLY, as you are suppose to, you wouldn't experience the spikes and drops of the ritalyn buzz. Only then will the folks in the white lab coats release you from the rubber room.
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    This is a little out of character for me, but I'm actually steering this one back on topic for a change -- so what did JOD decide on with the trade in???
    The red couch has moved from Alaska to Florida...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Chris
    This is a little out of character for me, but I'm actually steering this one back on topic for a change -- so what did JOD decide on with the trade in???
    I'll be getting a Spot, purple, DHX air, and putting a AM1 on it. Not in huge hurry though. Probably won't be riding at all till like mid to late summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jewell of D(enial)
    I'll be getting a Spot, purple, DHX air, and putting a AM1 on it.
    Stupendous selection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jewell of D(enial)
    I'll be getting a Spot, purple, DHX air, and putting a AM1 on it. Not in huge hurry though. Probably won't be riding at all till like mid to late summer.
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    Cool, it'll match the breast bling nicely. Congrats on the new ride and best wishes on the continued recovery!!!!!
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    Okay, so I'm a behind in keeping up with this thread and now I see why it's so popular, but regardless...wow. Nice pics.

    Thanks for sharing and the best to JOD on her recovery. Looking forward to checking out her new pimped out purple spot this Summer.

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    excuse me. we have standards to adhere to here. Just purple isn't acceptable. What shade of purple? And don't bother trying to explain it either. Painted beer can samples required!

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    Sweet, I got the TS Seal of Approval. Now I can move forward in unwavering confidence! And about the painted beer can samples, I'll work on that. Think sparkles.
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    This thread is very colorfull in a gay sort of way. Not that there is any thing wrong with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE,
    This thread is very colorfull in a gay sort of way. Not that there is any thing wrong with that.

    Do you mean "gay" as in funny ha-ha, or "gay" as in funny queer...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    OK, first and foremost:

    1. You all can kiss my ass!

    2. I am old. I am old enough to be Dirty D's father. I am probably old enough to be JOD's father. If that little incident stemming from Prom night had gone wrong, I would have a kid JOD's age. Hell, I could probably be DT's father.

    3. That said, I can't tell you how deeply it crushes me to have you goons goof on me and tell me that I looking like EFFING James Taylor. That is really cold. That guy is a mess.

    I'm half tempted to chop off what remaining hair I have, but I already look extremely odd, so that's not gonna happen.

    4. Gravity Droppers are a crutch. I've messed around with them enough(yes, even the remote model), to have an unflattering opinion. I can raise and lower my saddle on the fly just fine without one of the contraptions mucking my bikes up.

    Incidently, I was so distraught with this POS gravity dropper that I just returned the bike to DT.

    5. Lastly, did I mention that you all can kiss my ass?

    Regards,


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    OMG! I probably woke the neighbors reading this. This was so friggin funny to read! What a great sense of humor Aqua, especially for an older dude.

    But for an "older" dude, you sure can ride too. I won't go over big drops like those you did anymore...and I'm not as old as you! Much respect to you, dude. It also speaks highly of the Turners. I can't wait to get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jewell of D(enial)
    I'll be getting a Spot, purple, DHX air, and putting a AM1 on it. Not in huge hurry though. Probably won't be riding at all till like mid to late summer.
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    Cool. Didn't know Turner offered that colour.

    I thought you wanted this color:
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCUBAPRO
    Cool. Didn't know Turner offered that colour.

    I thought you wanted this color:
    Yeah, the sparkles are right, but in this color! That looks good, though. Since my first bike was purple and pink (with a bananna seat and streamers coming off the handles), I thought I'd stay true to my roots. Rad looking orange in the pics.
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