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    Eroding into the trail
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    The Story of our Addiction

    This is a must read article ... says it all!

    http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Life-By...Cuts-2011.html


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    Can I get a big AMEN!!!......great article thanks for posting

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    Amen!

    Blood MUST be spilled on every ride... the Mountain Bike Gods demand it!
    "The secret of joy is the mastery of pain." (Anaïs Nin)

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    Quote Originally Posted by titusbro
    Blood MUST be spilled on every ride... the Mountain Bike Gods demand it!
    I think I got that covered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog
    I think I got that covered.

    Nope don't think so. Your injury was a self contian injury which resulted in lack of spillage to the Mountain gods. You must now cut your hand and squeeze out a few drops before dropping in the next run you do when you are all healed up.

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    I like the theme of the article, but I disagree on the climbing and skiing callouts....they all make you cry, experience pain and joy all in the same trip....every trip.....again, I dig the theme....but the author needs to get out a little more.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Maadjurguer
    I like the theme of the article, but I disagree on the climbing and skiing callouts....they all make you cry, experience pain and joy all in the same trip....every trip.....again, I dig the theme....but the author needs to get out a little more.
    Also, I disagree that injuries go away with time. I STILL have a huge dimple on my ass from a fall 15 years ago.

    But really enjoyed the read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    I STILL have a huge dimple on my ass from a fall 15 years ago.
    I'll take your word for it...
    Ride more; post less...

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    I think he's kinda a p*$$y, ride more whine on the intertubez less.
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    Here's my quick response to one of the great posts on that board.

    MRSAfulFate (43 mins ago)
    In emergency departments across the US right now there are people screaming in pain from stubbed toes, upset stomaches, back pain brought on by the counterweight of their massive gut. It's probably the worst pain they've ever experienced. Their days go by moving from a climate controlled living room to a climate controlled car to a padded chair in a climate controlled office - a life totally deviod of any pain or discomfort. They will be dosed up with morphine because they literally can't stand the pain levels we endure for fun.
    Show+ 1 azdog (0 mins ago) [Edit]
    No doubt, I was sitting back enjoying the buzz from my beer after my buddies drove me an hour and half back to the hospital after carrying me off the mountain. Was pissed but the pain will pass and my fractured tibia will be good in no time.[Reply]
    Bender to AZDog: I'm not the best person to give advice on not riding!

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    Yes it's cool to be psyched about what you do, otherwise whats the point.

    But I am with Maad on this one.

    Unless you are doing some short road side climbing, backcountry rock climbing is a lot of work. In the big mountains they save the bodies for the end of season haul out if they even find a body.

    And his take on whitewater "just going down while pleasantly immersed in the giant bubble wrap known as whitewater." Apparently he's never witnessed a drowning on a mellow class III river. My first run in a hardshell kayak at the bottom of the first little class III drop, there's a couple of guys giving another guy CPR on the bank. He didn't make it.

    Now don't get me wrong I think mountain biking is the best most awesome thing going. Of the 3 activities (I don't think of them as sports, if your not competing) biking is the one I still actively partake in the most.
    Singin' I love hike a bike!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog
    Here's my quick response to one of the great posts on that board.

    MRSAfulFate (43 mins ago)
    In emergency departments across the US right now there are people screaming in pain from stubbed toes, upset stomaches, back pain brought on by the counterweight of their massive gut. It's probably the worst pain they've ever experienced. Their days go by moving from a climate controlled living room to a climate controlled car to a padded chair in a climate controlled office - a life totally deviod of any pain or discomfort. They will be dosed up with morphine because they literally can't stand the pain levels we endure for fun.
    Show+ 1 azdog (0 mins ago) [Edit]
    No doubt, I was sitting back enjoying the buzz from my beer after my buddies drove me an hour and half back to the hospital after carrying me off the mountain. Was pissed but the pain will pass and my fractured tibia will be good in no time.[Reply]
    You were pissed? pfft!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog
    Was pissed but the pain will pass and my fractured tibia will be good in no time.[Reply]
    Yep, you'll be back on the SS roadie in no time.
    Currently at Mayo Clinic being tested for a kidney transplant. Donors welcome.

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