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    ...and he walks away!

    A few Freds were stopped on the wrong part of the trail and quick decision was required. The line chosen lead to...
    This isn't me, but a friend.
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    OOOOOOUUUUCCCCHHH!!!!
    you sure that's not cactuscorn's bike?

    Damm man that sucks bigtime could you provied some more details?
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cucucachu
    A few Freds were stopped on the wrong part of the trail and quick decision was required. The line chosen lead to...
    You turned that bike into a Nomad I wonder if that's how Santa Cruz does it.

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    In retrospect, would it have been wiser to simply ride straight into the Freds? Perhaps impacting their soft bodies would have saved your bike! And the added lesson they would have learned about hanging out in the middle of the trail would have been valuable.
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    Head angle is pretty steep, and with that short wheelbase it should be fast in the tight twisty stuff.

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    Was it crazy fred?

    Maybe contemplating what line to take?

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    More details please??

    I wonder how a 90 degree HA bike handles. Could be a bit too quick.

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    the only thing quelling my nausea is knowing the Turner CS will take care of you somehow

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    How did your friend handle the "Freds Situation"? Personally, I woulda called the Wolf

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    Looks like a Micro Machine.

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    Talk about "crunch time"...


    Makes you wonder which would be worse, waiting a few days for your new frame to show up and rebuilding your bike, or possibly waiting a few days to get out of the hospital and spending the next few months healing...


    and btw - please help educate fellow trail users to not block the trail!

    pss- something to be said for controlling your speed on multi-user trails as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop
    pss- something to be said for controlling your speed on multi-user trails as well...
    Control of one's speed isn't allways a way to avoid a collision. Once you commit to a steep drop line where you can't initially see the trail below it, speed or applying the brakes is a non-issue. I usually yell real loud at the freds, and if I do stop, I let them know how focking stupid they are for deciding to take a break right in the middle of the trail. I have lost count of how many times that has happened to me when riding dh at the resorts. Some people have no focking common sense
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    What's a "fred"?
    "Live, Live, Live!. Life is a banquet but most poor suckers are starving to death!!!"

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    Stayed intact..

    and the weakness was away from the headtube. Thats a good one..

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    bummer about the bike.


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    What's a "fred"?
    It's like a "Chan".
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    do i say how bad that sux? naaa, thats just redundent. anyway... that sux man.
    No, I'm NOT back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Shorts
    You turned that bike into a Nomad I wonder if that's how Santa Cruz does it.

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    Downtube tire clearance???

    Wow, I've seen pics of tire contact against the rear of the seat tube but never of front tire, front side of down tube kiss. That takes talent!

    Glad your buddy walked away from that...

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    Wow... talk about deforming a frame...

    Your buddy is really lucky...

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    I'll bet that head angle and shorter wheelbase makes it a singletrack BEAST!!!!

    The Nomad comment was too funny!

    Had that been me .. they would have carted me off the hill on a stretcher and straight to the ER.
    The red couch has moved from Alaska to Florida...

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    Does he have any toe overlap issues with that setup?
    Riding slowly since 1977.

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    Amen, Rene!

    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    In retrospect, would it have been wiser to simply ride straight into the Freds? Perhaps impacting their soft bodies would have saved your bike! And the added lesson they would have learned about hanging out in the middle of the trail would have been valuable.
    If it had been me on my bike, I can see the outcome...damage my bike?...kill the freds?...damage my bike?............bye, bye Fred! And if any survivors are irate enough to cause trouble, well, there's always the bar-mounted assault rifle. Hey...maybe a few warning shots as you approach the Freds would get the job done instead of having to dole out some misery.
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