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  • 17-19

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  • 20-25

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  • 26-29

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  • 30-35

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  1. #1
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    How old are you Dh &Freeriders?

    I was just wondering what the age brackets are for those throwing themselves down the side of a mountain...
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    21! still young and goin strong

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    this will be my 4th season DH'in and my 19th year on a bike

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    24...been on this horse for 3 years and only broken my nose. {Shin-mush doesn't count, it comes with the territory}
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    46 and 8 years experience
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    Old enough to know better, young enough to still do it
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    Well hardly a DH / Freeride rider, I'd say I've had a good go at it (about a year) but not really geame enough to go fast on the hard stuff.
    30yr old lady

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    43 and about 8 years

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    45 and first bigbike

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    I'll be 40 in June
    Just built up my 4th downhill bike over the winter (951).
    And still riding my cross country / trail bike (Tracer vpp) regularly.

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    53 and about 10 years.

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    43; mountain biking for about 17 years (few years off in between due to kids). Freeriding/downhilling - Going on third season. I'm really pissed that these bikes weren't around twenty years ago. I'm also pissed that Chair served is only now getting more mainstream and common in my area. I'm running out of time. Probably only twenty years left in these bones. Oh well, better make the most of it.

    People that I work with think I'm out of my mind. My wife just shrugs her shoulders. My dad, who is 67, says, "wtf"?

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    39 and still a newb to the sport of DH

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    35 and Mc lovin it!

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    next time

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    49 - 1st true dh bike this year, riding a FR bike for 3. Wish I would have started earlier, but lovin it.

    Need more trails closer to home.

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    ... and if we just ... Winner!

    .........so far.........I am 57 and will be 58 for this season's events and fun at the CO resorts and for shuttling. Been hard at it for 3 years now; started with a Demo 8, went to a Demo 7 and now on a 2010 SX Trail with a 170mm Lyrik Coil DH - as my skill level went up, I needed something lighter and more nimble. Enjoy and wear armor!
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    34 and 7 years DH, 21 years XC and 1 long hard year DJ.
    I'm going to rob banks til I retire or get caught. Either way I'm set for life

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    36... started freeriding at about 30... Living in the flatlands, I didn't get to ride real DH till I was about 32.

    Whatever, i'm hooked for life. Never found anything more fun.
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    29 and starting my 10th season riding DH, 18th year on a mtb bike

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    40, started DH at 37, didn't touch a bike from 16 to 36.
    Loving every minute of it, well, maybe not the broken foot, cracked ribs, gouged out elbow, severed nerve inside of thigh, etc.
    Loving almost every minute.
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    Bibo,

    Ouch! What the hell are you hitting?

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    ^ hard stuff on the ground by the sounds of it

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    Well, the elbow and the nerve in my thigh was done at the local bmx track.
    Handlebar end to the inside of the thigh, and the 180 turns are made out of asphault, so there went my elbow, left some hamburger on the track.
    The foot got broken coming off a dirt wall ride thing, slipping out on the landing, landing on my right side and somehow breaking my left foot against the pedal, how that works I have no idea but I did it.
    Plus other little wrecks here and there.
    I just got a Leatt brace yesterday, so hopefully I can look forward to a lifetime of wiping my own butt.
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    31 been mtn biking 2 years got a taste of DH last year although I wouldn't call myself a "true" DH rider yet I'm working on it.
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    i'll be 33 at the end of this season. my 3rd year riding downhill (or anything other than a road bike!)

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    Don't pick on the roadies. I have to ride road so I can keep up with the guys 15 years my younger in the woods. It is a necessary evil

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    42. Been mountain biking on/off since '93 or so. Pretty solid since '04. Freeriding only the last few years, but have always been a "soul rider" Never felt like time was running out - until this last year. Now it feels like my days are numbered... but I'm gonna enjoy all of it I can.
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    I am 47 years old. I started to ride DH in '04. So I guess I have 6 years riding DH. I've been riding bikes my entire life. I never had training wheels, I just hopped on my brothers bike and started riding down the driveway at our house in Athens, Greece. After moving to the US, I got into BMX as a kid.

    My bicycle(s) have always brought a sense of freedom and independence to me. I've always had a bike in some form or fashion. Usually a strand (beach) cruiser or a BMX bike. Started riding XC in my 30's slowly graduated to FR/DH when I could actually afford the big bikes.

    I take it easy after my last big crash. I'm older and a little bit wiser. I can hit a lot of things and go around others. I want to be able to ride again tomorrow instead of being in the hospital or in my own bed or couch injured.

    At 47, my bike still represents freedom and independence for me. When I am on my bike, nothing else matters. Not my credit rating, my mortgage payments, insurance, kids, school, bills, wife, problems etc... they all roll away behind me......
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    I'm twenty-seventeen (it's called being in denial ), riding bikes for 4 yrs now, most of that DH/FR.

    Wait, wtf, HOW can it be that I'm suddenly 37? I was 23 yesterday...

    I feel 23. In my head that is. When I fall or break something, I feel 102. The day after a long hard ride I feel 67. But, in my head, I'm definitely still 23.

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    Been riding since 1969 or 70.
    Trail-Riding since 1972
    Homegrown / homebuilt BMX ( think Joe kid on a stingray....)
    Bit of Road - Being hit by a car cured that.
    First MTB in 92
    Still looking for things to throw myself off

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    50. Did my first DH race @ Big Bear in '92, raced Mammoth when it was still the Kamakazi but just started real FRing (hitting gaps longer than the bike) about 3 years ago.

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    41 HAVING FUN, I ride BIGGER WAVES AND STUNTS than i did in my TWENTYS with AGE comes EXPERIENCE and skills.

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    Started with Moto-X as a kid, transitioned into DH when I was about 25. Still pingin'

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    28, started racing XC at 13, switched to DH @ 22...15 years of racing, damn it doesn't seem like that long

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    38 and 8yrs on a mtb. Although this year I'm out with severely separated shoulder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit
    Old enough to know better, young enough to still do it
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    So cool to see so many adults shreading I am 32, it's my 10th year on DH bike, I've started ride MTB in early '90
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    39 in July & bought my M1 4 year ago for Mammoth but been riding mountain bikes since 97,before that BMX!!!Now own 3 mountain bikes DH,AM & HT.

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    23 and third year actually in the sport. been riding bikes of all sorts for a lot longer than that.

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    28. 2nd season of DH (are there even seasons in Phoenix?). My first bike was bought in September 2008 (rigid SS 29er). February 2009, I purchased a Kona CoilRepAir. September 2009, CoilRepAir couldn't be repaired any more ... Oct 2009 new Stinky Deluxe frame from Kona for breaking the CoilRepAir.

    I love this sport even if all my crap breaks.

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    15 going to be 16 on saturday year half experience woo
    going to highland on sunday!!

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    15 and this will be my first FR season, bought a RM Slayer and hope its enough. Been MTBing for 3-4 years and BMXing forever. I gotta say that anyone my age that can even get their head in the door on FR/DH riding is a lucky kid, and I hope they dont take it for granted.
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    50, been on the mtb 22 years.
    Oldest daughter doesn't ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frango
    So cool to see so many adults shreading I am 32, it's my 10th year on DH bike, I've started ride MTB in early '90
    Adult? yes. Grown up? [email protected]#K no!
    41..Raced BMX 'til I was about 20ish..Got into dirtbikes then Road Racing motorbikes.. Stayed off bicycles 'til last year..Making up for alot of lost fun
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    Started riding mtb's in the early 80's, so going on about 26 years now.
    My current XC bike has more travel than my first DH rig did.
    My current DH bike pedals/climbs better than my first FS XC bike did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Clydesdale
    My current DH bike pedals/climbs better than my first FS XC bike did.
    no...

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    Quote Originally Posted by $ally Hu$tle
    no...
    Yes.

    VP Free > early 90's Trek T3C

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    people have been telling me to act my age for 20 years so i guess im like 15. sounds way more juvenile than 35

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Clydesdale
    Yes.

    VP Free > early 90's Trek T3C
    so true....that thing was a freakin pogo stick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedgoat82
    28, started racing XC at 13, switched to DH @ 22...15 years of racing, damn it doesn't seem like that long
    I feel the same way

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    48 years old and 12 years riding.
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    40 yrs old. started BMX at 12. did road riding in h.s. Started mtn biking (xc) in 1998. got into freeriding in 2001 and that progressed into DH; which I started racing in 2003.

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    First DH race was bootleg. I was 29.

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    I'm fifty. Fifty years old! (Say with Sally O'Malley voice)
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    I'm glad to see how high the average age is. I'm 29, and a lot of days at the places I go, I feel like the old timer.
    I entered my first Mt Bike race 16 years ago.(xc) Last race was 8 years ago.
    First taste of real downhill about 12 years ago at Whiteface.

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    37 5 years riding ever! DH from start, 1 year off with injury total between back and collar bone.
    Im also glad to see the age i was getting tired of my wife always telling me to go ride with the local 15 yr olds... She see DH as a teenybopper sport....Love her but the condesending $h!t gets old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supermoto
    I'm fifty. Fifty years old! (Say with Sally O'Malley voice)
    I kick, and I stretch, and I kick.
    I knew there were tons of reasons why you are an inspiration to me. ;^)

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    going on 22 the 28th of this month, loving every minute of it and getting faster every time I go out!

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    18, still working on my first rig.
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    36. Started riding a proper DH rig a year ago.

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    23. . . give or take 30 years
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    43 years old. Been riding trails since I was 8. Started racing BMX at 13, last BMX race was in my mid 20's.Took 3 years off while jumping out of airplanes and training to kill commies. Started XC riding/racing in mid twenties.Used XC racing to extend term paper deadlines, and make up test, while earning my college degree. I've ridden, if not raced in almost 25 different states, and Canada (Whistler, Sau St Marie (SP). Currently on my 5th rookie year DHing. I've been in 3 differnt BMX and MTB mags, including Decline. Borrowed my sisters 2 day old Fuji road road bike for 2 hours. when I was 14. 2 hours, later it was a wobling heap of metal. Fixed all parental presure to move up to Road bikes from BMX. Being grounded for 6 weeks (from my bike), and having to buy my sis a new road bike was enough to convince me road biking was not my thing.
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    This poll explains why so many people on here have stupid nice bikes and wear body armor.
    Last edited by jcook1989; 05-14-2010 at 03:52 PM.

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    52. First season, got the dh bike in Sept
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcook1989
    This poll explains why so many people on here have stupid nice bikes and wear body armor.
    LOL....
    And to think Viagra and Ensure havent jumped on board as sponsors... LOL

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    54 years and still doing it. Been riding since my paper route. Got to earn your turns!
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    eighteen, I've been DHing for over 1/3 of my life

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    Not old enough to drive to the trails...

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    12 years on the mtb, 5 years DH/FR.

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    38 and 15 years of DH. That's right I rode the Kamakazi on a full rigid.
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    well this doesn't tell you what age Dh/Fr rider are. It tells you the age of people using the Dh/Fr forum on Mtbr.

    probably not an accurate sample.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3ded3d
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    This coming season will be my and my friends 4th season downhilling. I am 43 and he is 49

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan_daugherty
    well this doesn't tell you what age Dh/Fr rider are. It tells you the age of people using the Dh/Fr forum on Mtbr.

    probably not an accurate sample.

    thats what i was thinking as soon as i voted. i would say that, contrary to this poll, most freeriders are between 14 and 25. mostly being in the 14-20 bracket. mtbr generally has an older audience and users then some of the other bike sites out there. im 20 by the way.

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