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    What Skill/Move Would You Most Like to Acquire?

    Ever since I got back into biking about 5 years ago, I have wanted to perfect the following three moves:

    1. An Endo Turn.
    2. A Wheelie Drop (I am not sure that the move is actually called a Wheelie Drop. The move I am talking about is the move one makes when a drop is too tall to roll, but there is not enough runway to hit it at speed to "jump". This is the move when you do a wheelie at the edge of the drop and ensure that your rear hits the bottom safely such that you do not go OTB).
    3. A reverse track stand. I can do a true track stand where my front wheel is turned to the right, but I have never perfected the opposite - the front wheel turned to the left. Can anyone do a real track stand both ways?

    What moves/skills do you want to perfect?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirdir
    Ever since I got back into biking about 5 years ago, I have wanted to perfect the following three moves:

    1. An Endo Turn.
    2. A Wheelie Drop (I am not sure that the move is actually called a Wheelie Drop. The move I am talking about is the move one makes when a drop is too tall to roll, but there is not enough runway to hit it at speed to "jump". This is the move when you do a wheelie at the edge of the drop and ensure that your rear hits the bottom safely such that you do not go OTB).
    3. A reverse track stand. I can do a true track stand where my front wheel is turned to the right, but I have never perfected the opposite - the front wheel turned to the left. Can anyone do a real track stand both ways?

    What moves/skills do you want to perfect?
    I am currently working on a "at speed flask shot" on my cross bike. I worry about losing the cap though. It is a hurdle that I will overcome.

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    I'd never say my trackstand was perfected, but I'm almost as good to the right as to the left.

    1. 360's. Been trying for years, and its never come to me.
    2. Rolling Endos.
    3. Can-Can Bunnyhops (I actually used to be able to do these on a BMX, but I havent tried for years)

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    Double Wheelies

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    I'm the same I can go left as well as right but neither is perfect

    1) wheelie
    2) wheelie drop

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    1.True Bunny Hop
    2. Cleaning Windgate Pass
    3. "Stair Climbing"
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    How about the power to kill a yak at 200 yards away, with mind-bullets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem
    How about the power to kill a yak at 200 yards away, with mind-bullets?
    TENACIOUS-D!!!!!!!!!
    You COULD do it on a geared bike, but I wouldn't reccomend it!

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    Skillz?

    How about backwards 360s on the road fixie!

    Oh, and also anything done by Ryan Leech in any one of his video parts.
    You COULD do it on a geared bike, but I wouldn't reccomend it!

    Derailleurs are for failures!

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    Backflips. they are gettin close
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    1. I've been trying to ride a "manual" for a long time (a wheelie without peddling) still can't do it for any real distance.

    2. Bunny hop 180 and actually keep moving afterwards. It's the quick turn around on the rear wheel after the 180 hop that makes me eat dirt everytime.

    Coppergreen: I tried and tried to pull off 360's back in the day on my BMX bike. I gave up after taco'ing my rear wheel over and over again. MTB wheels are too expensive to chance it. Anyone have a foam pit???

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    I am currently working on a "at speed flask shot" on my cross bike. I worry about losing the cap though. It is a hurdle that I will overcome.
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    Nothing comes to mind...a bigger set of lungs would be nice though! Then maybe I could keep up with Mark, Doug or Jim on the climbs...nah, they'd still smoke me.
    Why would I need more than one gear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eabos
    1. I've been trying to ride a "manual" for a long time (a wheelie without peddling) still can't do it for any real distance.

    yeah... me too. if i could really master the manual i would consider my skill set complete.

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    TroyWW, what is a 'true' bunnyhop?

    Quote Originally Posted by eabos
    1. I've been trying to ride a "manual" for a long time (a wheelie without peddling) still can't do it for any real distance.

    2. Bunny hop 180 and actually keep moving afterwards. It's the quick turn around on the rear wheel after the 180 hop that makes me eat dirt everytime.

    Coppergreen: I tried and tried to pull off 360's back in the day on my BMX bike. I gave up after taco'ing my rear wheel over and over again. MTB wheels are too expensive to chance it. Anyone have a foam pit???
    Hmm, yeah, well I wasnt going to try learning it on the mountain bike, way to expensive. Thats what the BMX is for though (pity that its about 25% heavier than my mountain bike, it doesnt make it easy)

    Ohh, I always forget manuals. One day

    I actually learnt to 180 bunnyhop on a friends bike, it had one of the old freestyle combonation hubs (freewheel and coaster). I just set it on coaster so that I could land and learn to roll backwards before I tried to learn the turn around. It worked for me

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    1 a long wheelie ride
    2 manual
    3 a better memory

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    Getting through a ride without using my face as an auger............
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrodr
    Getting through a ride without using my face as an auger............
    haha... I gave up on that and purchased a full face helmet... skill set no longer required .

    1. lengthy power on wheelie.
    2. manual.
    3. nose wheelie turn.
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    The Arch Move

    Each year, as I watch the Tour De France, I am amazed at the guys that can urinate a rainbow stream while riding their bike. I think it would be really neat to be able to clean a techie section of the trail while arching a magnificant stream ....plus....I could help reduce the dust on Mt. Elden during the dry season....
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    Skill desired:

    The ability to commit to a difficult move I know I can pull off with full commitment when the consequence of not committing fully is a crash.

    Can't get my brain to do some things, so I just walk around.

    In other words, the skill is the ability to ride through the fear.

    In other words, I need balls...cajones, etc.
    Last edited by Enel; 10-31-2006 at 10:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YuriB
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    Scotch.

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    * Riding hard stuff I KNOW I can ride, or have even ridden in the past
    * A stable, maneuverable bunny hop so I can reposition my front and/or back as needed
    * Jumping doubles. I'll fumble my way through a tabletop but a double? Fuggedaboudit.
    * Getting through a ride without breaking a bike.

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    The skill to not buy so many bikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul B
    Looks like you two had an excellent time. I'll read the web site stuff in more detail when I have the time. I must go now to assist my kids in acquiring as much processed sugar we can carry. This is not only fun, but very necessary, since my family's bellies are still not quite big enough - NOT!!!

    PS: You two look great and I love your smiles, but hooligans don't do cutie putie.
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    Bunny Hop

    [QUOTE=Coppergreen]TroyWW, what is a 'true' bunnyhop?[QUOTE]

    Y'know, I'm actually so new to this, I probably just made that up....still, I can do the hop where you load the suspension and spring straight up, both wheels pretty much equal in ascent and descent, but if I understand correctly, a "true bunnyhop" is more like an arcing jump where your front wheel starts the jump, leaves the surface, clears the obstacle, and then typically lands first, with the back wheel following.

    When I look at the pictures of Overrend doing it, that's what it looks like to me anyhow.
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    Hmmm...

    I'd like to aquire the skill of picking the winning lotto numbers.
    Then I'd move to someplace cooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kendogg
    I'd like to aquire the skill of picking the winning lotto numbers.
    Then I'd move to someplace cooler.
    you forgot...and buy more bikes

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    maybe some bowstaff skillz or numchuck skillz, and manual skillz....GOSH!

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    A "Manuel" and a "Endo wheelie". He!!, I would just like to get off my lazy arse and go for a ride for once!
    I have been trying to do a Manuel for a while now. Just not getting it down
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    Quote Originally Posted by Konapdlr
    I have been trying to do a Manuel for a while now.
    I won't do a "Manuel", wouldn't even try... If I did he'd stop cutting my grass.

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    "What moves/skills do you want to perfect?"

    The somersault. Too often I lock into the "Superman" and that can often result in face-plants,
    radial fractures, sprained or broken wrists, fingers, hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie
    I won't do a "Manuel", wouldn't even try... If I did he'd stop cutting my grass.
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    1.Nose wheelies around turns.
    2.Tail-whips are cool, want to master that more than anything!!
    3.Doubles, like Paul I will launch almost any table but the fear of missing a double landing is SCARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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