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    WHO CARES? - Story by Mark Weir

    Riding my bike, I don't know if I could ever call it training, more like an attitude adjustment.

    When I was a kid I was a real spaz. My Mom could never keep me under control so she would make me run laps around our 1-acre lot until I was out of juice or “nastiness” she would call it. After doing this for a while I started thinking, “I'll show her”, and one day I ran and did not stop until she physically made me stop. This kind of freaked her out. She thought I would hurt myself 1) because she knew I would not quit and 2) because I was such a stubborn little sh*t. The following day she signed me up for a local soccer team.

    Soccer kept me busy for over ten years. I would say she made a good choice. I was brought up believing happiness comes from within you. You can't buy it, fake it, or be given it. You have to earn it. I know there are many ways to find happiness… I found mine on my bike.

    People are always asking me why I ride such a big bike? I always look at them usually in disgust and say, “let's go ride” I can't tell you, people like you need to be shown.
    I am all about efficiency. In racing, a light weight XC full suss is the only way to go, but when I get home that sucker is hanging in the rafters and my VP free is going to give me the love I need.

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    The response I get when I tell people that they need a bike like my VP free for winter training is "dude 4 inches is all I need" maybe so but why do you look like a stink bug going downhill? That’s because your head angle is 71, your stem is a 130mm and your seat is up to your ears. Face it, you ride the downhill never truly knowing if you are going to carcass or not. I don't know about you but, that sure doesn’t seem like a real confidence booster. Without relaxing yourself and your bike, it is going to be really hard to make any huge gains in your skill level. Finding your limits on a slack head angle, short stem bike with a low seat is easy and fun.

    I ride a VP Free because it descends like a DH bike and climbs like a light duty trail bike. Mountain biking to me is a combination of suffering (uphill) and reward (downhill). You will always be suffering when the hills go up, so what is the difference if you add some extra travel and weight. This way you can enjoy those downhills you worked so hard to get.

    The terrain I ride is steep, fast and flowy (I would go into more detail but I live in Marin). I am not into trails that are so steep you have to be on the brakes the whole time.
    What flow means to me is off the brakes, using corners to scrub speed.

    I started riding this season November 16, and as of February 7, I climbed over 210,000 feet in 160 hours, all within 55 rides.
    This was all done on my 38 lb VP Free (sometimes 40 lb depending on the mud with a single ring up front.) My riding buddy, Kirk Desmond, calls it "the medicine ball theory". Now when we get on our light Blurs, we can put the wood down. Hopefully this is true, but if it is not, I know I had way more fun than those twig XC racers who ride the road all winter long. What a bunch of Nerds!!!!

    I can understand a rigid training regimen for the top most elite XC racers, but I got into it for the freedom, suffering, and the rewards it brings. Not to do 6-hour road rides in the cold winter rain just to win a mountain bike race.

    I do my cold winter riding on my VP Free in the mountains of Marin. The bottom line is - <b>I ride what I want to ride and not what I should ride</b>. I would never deprive myself of a ride because my resting heart rate is 8 beats too high or because I feel over trained. "Just ride through it!" is what I always tell myself. Train the mind and the body will follow. Remember, this is just the opinion of one bald headed meat (me) so take it, use it, throw it away. I don’t care.

    I will still be climbing way more than you dare. Do you care?

    (this article originally posted at: https://www.santacruzbicycles.com/ne...hp?NewsID=0087 , reprinted with full permission)
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    So what is he trying to say? That he is better than the XC guys who train on the road? Anyways what I'm really curious about is the guys opinion of the Fox 36 that is adorning his VP Free. He is only one of a handful of people who actually own one. The other question is, what the hell is he doing putting the 36 on a bike that was designed for a 888 fork. The XC in some people will never die.
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    Re: Mark Wier

    Duh, tell me something I don't know.

    My XC ride:
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    yo were is that location in the second pic and i also live in marin and that looks pretty sweet.

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    I certainly do not

    Summary: Ride whatever or however will bring you happiness. Works for me. I do enjoy long cold wet rides on the road sometimes though. I gotta have the yin with the yang.

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    summary...ride what gives you the most pleasure..not what you are supposed to ride/train
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    thats why mark weir is more hardcore then me...

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    the story might have had a bit of a better impact if the pics wernt so gay...
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    everybody was dressed nice...I had shorts, Rogue T-shirt and sandles

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ-
    the story might have had a bit of a better impact if the pics wernt so gay...

    That's was pretty eloquent BJ, good on ya

    Mark Weir kicks ass, stop the hatin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ-
    the story might have had a bit of a better impact if the pics wernt so gay...
    what are you thinking?? ..........that tree sections looks hella cool
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    summary...ride what gives you the most pleasure..not what you are supposed to ride/train
    Is there an echo in here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank n. beans
    Is there an echo in here?
    I guess so...same time post.............. thinking the same
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Why is this sticky

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ-
    the story might have had a bit of a better impact if the pics wernt so gay...
    i feel the same way about you...
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    no doubt you must have majored in english or something rad!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    So what is he trying to say? That he is better than the XC guys who train on the road? Anyways what I'm really curious about is the guys opinion of the Fox 36 that is adorning his VP Free. He is only one of a handful of people who actually own one. The other question is, what the hell is he doing putting the 36 on a bike that was designed for a 888 fork. The XC in some people will never die.
    It's certainly dead in you isn't it?

    Do 10 mile rides count as XC? (since, as mentioned before, WCH probably rides that far in an avg. DJ session...)

    I like the article alot, and he's got the results to prove his talk, but it's funny that's he's pushing a 38lb bike talking about not caring about weight, while wearing a speedsuit....granted, he probably doesn't weart the suit on daily rides, but it was bit odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Do 10 mile rides count as XC? (since, as mentioned before, WCH probably rides that far in an avg. DJ session...).
    Yo Padre, WCH has been known to do trails too
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    It isn't completely dead in me, but I have to say that I'm sad to see the the DH in you finally gave up the ghost. I'll forgive you though if you slap that old Weyless DH stem on your Leviathon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    It isn't completely dead in me, but I have to say that I'm sad to see the the DH in you finally gave up the ghost. I'll forgive you though if you slap that old Weyless DH stem on your Leviathon.
    ha! that thing sucks..those bolts stick out and rip my knees apart.
    DH isn't dead in me, it's hibernating.

    This is DH, isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    Yo Padre, WCH has been known to do trails too
    Really? But is he in a speedsuit? THAT, is the question!
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    Hey Pic hater... You couldn't even ride that stuff...

    NERD!!!

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    the story might have had a bit of a better impact if the pics wernt so gay...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Really? But is he in a speedsuit? THAT, is the question!
    nah, he way too sexy. We would never get off the trails. All da women be stopping him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
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    DH isn't dead in me, it's hibernating.
    perhaps a DH rode trip will wake it up.....
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Since when is Rattlesnake considered DH? Take your 29er down Hawkdrop, then I'll be impressed. Ahhh the good ol days of BB.
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    with grass too...El C you should see all the green grass down here
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    green lights

    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    with grass too...El C you should see all the green grass down here
    ....green ... grass ...by here in RIO we understand like ... pot!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mentawais
    ....green ... grass ...by here in RIO we understand like ... pot!!!!!
    not pot....How do you like Rio?? I visited there but loved Uba Tuba beach Outside Sao Paulo...got to check out the falls...very beautiful
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    In my humble opinion, this article is one big "LOOK AT ME AND HOW GNARLY I AM!"...."AND BY THE WAY, I RIDE A SANTA CRUZ VP-FREE!"

    *yawn*

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    HMMMMM Interesting

    Well I'll have to give him crap about this one next time I see him.
    He always gives me crap about riding my fixie all the time.
    Oh he rides road, and does cross country ss.
    Here's the results from the last road race I did, that he participates in as well.
    http://www.californiaroadclub.org/ra...c_results.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    not pot....How do you like Rio?? I visited there but loved Uba Tuba beach Outside Sao Paulo...got to check out the falls...very beautiful
    Rio is nice ...there are some good tracks inside tijuca forest . ubatuba is good but you missed maresias , it has good night life and woman are fox.

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    I brought women with me....did a lot of surfing. Had a great time ...swell size was 8 foot faces most of the time and that was in November
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    what are you thinking?? ..........that tree sections looks hella cool
    Some people don't appreciate good photos when they see them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    summary...ride what gives you the most pleasure..not what you are supposed to ride/train
    Agreed.

    I went with the whole ride what gives me the most pleasure for a good while and then got a coach and did what she said. In summary it sucked a$$ and I hated the riding once the novelty wore off. Now I am back to riding what gives me the most pleasure and love it.

    There are some great racers that train in the most unconventional ways or go out and have fun each day doing as they please and still come and kick ass at races.
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    Quote Originally Posted by e<i>o
    If we rip on the Administrator for posting this, will we get banned?
    No. (Depends on how far you go though).
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    Quote Originally Posted by tim_54321
    Why is this sticky
    Because it is. And, is it causing a great big problem being a sticky?

    Some people like myself don't frequent this board a great deal, so using a sticky is good as people tend to click on them more often because they are easy to spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    Since when is Rattlesnake considered DH? Take your 29er down Hawkdrop, then I'll be impressed. Ahhh the good ol days of BB.
    I have. I've ridden the niner down B-day...w/ PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bottems
    In my humble opinion, this article is one big "LOOK AT ME AND HOW GNARLY I AM!"...."AND BY THE WAY, I RIDE A SANTA CRUZ VP-FREE!"
    my point exacty...except the goons wearing lycra...
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    everybody was dressed nice...I had shorts, Rogue T-shirt and sandles

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    Is it me or does this sound like a super cheesy bike advertisement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ-
    my point exacty...except the goons wearing lycra...
    I have to wear spandex to school tomorrow . Stupid freshman hazing
    (the story is i play on the varsity hockey team and saturday is our rival game. Its against the other high school in my town. So the other, what, 3 freshman have to wear their socks, pants, gloves and helmet while I, ( i have to wear "spiderman" pants under my shin gaurds because they dont have straps... Tape to bare leg isnt fun, especially when you have to do it 6 days a week...) so i have to wear my "spidie" suit to school tomorrow. FUN!!! )
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    what were is gnarcal

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbull
    I have to wear spandex to school tomorrow . Stupid freshman hazing
    (the story is i play on the varsity hockey team and saturday is our rival game. Its against the other high school in my town. So the other, what, 3 freshman have to wear their socks, pants, gloves and helmet while I, ( i have to wear "spiderman" pants under my shin gaurds because they dont have straps... Tape to bare leg isnt fun, especially when you have to do it 6 days a week...) so i have to wear my "spidie" suit to school tomorrow. FUN!!! )
    i go to a private school which requires me to wear short shorts, a tie, blazer and long socks everyday...so unfortunatly i have no sympathy for you...
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    everybody was dressed nice...I had shorts, Rogue T-shirt and sandles

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ-
    i go to a private school which requires me to wear short shorts, a tie, blazer and long socks everyday...so unfortunatly i have no sympathy for you...
    Well, i have to basicly do that (minus the socks and shorts...) 2 days a week... (when we have games...)

    Ps. Did you ever get that PM i sent you. I actually got MSN so talk to me there. (a friend gave me his SN so here it is... ennz or do i need to do at msn.com
    IDK just try it...
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    what were is gnarcal

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    here is the full thing... ...if you need it of course (this is to BJ) [email protected]

    Again, im just using it...
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    what were is gnarcal

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    Quote Originally Posted by MicroHuck
    Is it me or does this sound like a super cheesy bike advertisement?
    if theres sponsorship of some kind involved, then you're probably right. Then again i'm super-cynical and dont go for the "passion" type stuff anyways...
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    no doubt you must have majored in english or something rad!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zedro
    i feel the same way about you...
    Hehehehhehehehehehehe.

    Mark Weir is one scary dude, what was his time down D-ville? I know it was redicoulously low.
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    no, but they are shinier....it's like the fututre, where everything is really really shiny.....but still really just the same ol'crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbull
    here is the full thing... ...if you need it of course (this is to BJ) [email protected]

    Again, im just using it...
    im at school...but will see what i can do...
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob
    everybody was dressed nice...I had shorts, Rogue T-shirt and sandles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Bull
    here is the full thing... ...if you need it of course (this is to BJ) [email protected]

    Again, im just using it...
    gotta luv emails over the INTERNET.....better hit the edit button
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    He's faster than you!

    Quote Originally Posted by konabiker
    Hehehehhehehehehehehe.

    Mark Weir is one scary dude, what was his time down D-ville? I know it was redicoulously low.
    Hey I know he beat the old record by a few minutes after it was lengthened, that Henry Oddonnel? set the year before. While the I care what I dress like crowd don't realize that Weir is a freak and regularly wears spandex. He is faster than anyone posting on here going up and going down. Don't be pissed that he mashes his DH bikes up Tam and hauls back down. If the hill get steep you just "stand up" and pedal it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    I brought women with me....did a lot of surfing. Had a great time ...swell size was 8 foot faces most of the time and that was in November
    Do you work at all?

    Oh wait a minute I know what my problem is ............wife, kid, house...........silly me.

    Please excuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Really? But is he in a speedsuit? THAT, is the question!
    I'm not homophobic, but that picture makes me uncomfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ-
    i go to a private school which requires me to wear short shorts, a tie, blazer and long socks everyday...so unfortunatly i have no sympathy for you...
    Like this?



    Difference is, you'll never ever never be a fraction as kewl as Angus is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpet
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    Here's what you gotta do
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    .........................dirty deeds........done dirt cheap.
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    wouldn't be the first

    He wouldn't be the first to post a "look at my cool bike" thread. I think you are missing his message though. He is saying that trail riders should consider using a big bike, because uphill is suffering anyway and downhills are more fun with more suspension and stronger components. And he is saying that free riders can pedal uphill even with big single-ring rigs. Some people get caught up in the stereotypes of weight-weenie XC riders vs. shuttling, hucking freeriders. Instead you should take advantage of the best of both worlds.

    It is kind of ironic that this message is posted here on the Freeride forum though. It seems like a lot of the folks here already understand this message, with the exception of the fashion police. OTOH the Weight Weenies could really stand to benefit from this message. It is always a chore to refrain from flaming away when I read their posts.

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    That's cool that he pedals the big rig around all day....not me.

    I guess it's a good "ad" for a VP-Free....pedaling my RM7 around all day would just be plain torture...esp at 45lbs and sized on the small side. I just don't think too many of us have 38 lb DH bikes that pedal well enough to trailride. My point is most people would probably have to make a compromise to their DH bike setup (strength, fit, many $$$) to even want to think about doing long rides with it. I set mine up for lift riding and shuttling...and I kinda like it that way. Something tells me Marc Weir considers the fact that he's going to be climbing that bike a lot when he sets it up...but the majority of us don't...what's good for going downhill is not usually good for going up. Just my 2 cents. Just ride and have fun...gotta agree with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunfodder
    He wouldn't be the first to post a "look at my cool bike" thread. I think you are missing his message though. He is saying that trail riders should consider using a big bike, because uphill is suffering anyway and downhills are more fun with more suspension and stronger components. And he is saying that free riders can pedal uphill even with big single-ring rigs. Some people get caught up in the stereotypes of weight-weenie XC riders vs. shuttling, hucking freeriders. Instead you should take advantage of the best of both worlds.

    It is kind of ironic that this message is posted here on the Freeride forum though. It seems like a lot of the folks here already understand this message, with the exception of the fashion police. OTOH the Weight Weenies could really stand to benefit from this message. It is always a chore to refrain from flaming away when I read their posts.
    Exactly...most of us here already know what he's talking about. The fact that his oratory is product-specific, however, makes the underlying message less appealing, IMHO, even if I agree with him. The whole piece left kind of an aftertaste. It was "...yes, I'm great..." just enough to think it should have been published in Mountain Bike Fiction mag as a R.C. editorial. ....Oh, except for replacing "Santa Cruz VP Free" with "Specialized Enduro SX".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianjenn
    Hey I know he beat the old record by a few minutes after it was lengthened, that Henry Oddonnel? set the year before. While the I care what I dress like crowd don't realize that Weir is a freak and regularly wears spandex. He is faster than anyone posting on here going up and going down. Don't be pissed that he mashes his DH bikes up Tam and hauls back down. If the hill get steep you just "stand up" and pedal it out.
    yep dress gay and beat everyone...that is too cool........ if I could do it.... I would add a pink bike and a basket on front
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    dog and pony

    this website is slowly but surely turing into a dog and pony show. Dont blame me im cynical like zedro. Long live the motherland

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    Quote Originally Posted by e<i>o
    Like this?



    Difference is, you'll never ever never be a fraction as kewl as Angus is.
    That looks like the show they did in Toronto at Downsview Park with the Rolling Stones...430,000 people or something ridiculous. AC/DC totally stole the show from the Stones. Angus is a God

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! The reason I stopped reading mtbr.com...

    ...was the quality of posts on these boards.

    Here is a quality post by a quite unique individual, and nobody has anything really interesting or compelling to say. But maybe that should be expected on the freeride/DH board.

    For those saying "WAH...it reads like a Santa Cruz ad": What other bike configuration would you suggest that Mr. Weir ride? Would it pedal and descend better than the VPFree?

    For those who think the article says "Look at me I'm cool": Are you as cool as Mark Weir? Do you get to acsend and DESCEND over 200,000 feet in a few months? Are you living the Mark Weir Lifestyle? Or are you just bitter that you aren't? Or maybe you logged 1,000 miles shuttling in your vehicle last year and still wonder why you have a beer belly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allcapsguy
    ...was the quality of posts on these boards.

    Here is a quality post by a quite unique individual, and nobody has anything really interesting or compelling to say. But maybe that should be expected on the freeride/DH board.

    For those saying "WAH...it reads like a Santa Cruz ad": What other bike configuration would you suggest that Mr. Weir ride? Would it pedal and descend better than the VPFree?

    For those who think the article says "Look at me I'm cool": Are you as cool as Mark Weir? Do you get to acsend and DESCEND over 200,000 feet in a few months? Are you living the Mark Weir Lifestyle? Or are you just bitter that you aren't? Or maybe you logged 1,000 miles shuttling in your vehicle last year and still wonder why you have a beer belly?
    Mark Weir rocks. Who upset his boyfriend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allcapsguy
    ...was the quality of posts on these boards.
    this isnt storytimeville, its a technical discussion forum. If you want a high degree of stories talking about the prettyness of rainbows and ra-ra type stuff you'll be hard pressed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gunslingger
    no doubt you must have majored in english or something rad!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by allcapsguy

    Here is a quality post by a quite unique individual, and nobody has anything really interesting or compelling to say. But maybe that should be expected on the freeride/DH board.
    wow you are hcor to the max... obviously those who post on these boards are less intelligent than you... U R GODLIKE NOR

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    Of course it reads like a Santa Cruz ad. It is a Santa Cruz ad!(kinda) Didn't anyone else read the part about the article being taken from Santa Cruz's website? Who cares? Regardless of where the article comes from, his story makes a good point.

    Kirks medicine ball analogy has a lot of support in the world of professional sports. Baseball players put weights on their bats before they step up to the plate. Some sprinters run with a small parachute strapped to their backs for wind resistance.

    Weir increases his strength by riding a heavier bike in the off season, while maintaining his off-road handling skills. A benefit you do not received from road training all winter.

    I also find it very funny when "freeriders" get catty like trust-fund fashion babies when it comes to what kind of jersey a rider is wearing. "Oh my God! I can't believe he's wearing that jersey while riding that bike. Someone should inform him of his faux pas. I'm going to look so cool when I roll up to him on my Demo-9 with my Dainese body-armor ensemble. Of course, I have to catch him first." (STATEMENT IS BEING SAID FROM AN ABSURD POINT OF VIEW WITH SARCASM INTENDED. PLEASE DO NOT MISTAKE THIS STATEMENT AS MY PERSONAL OPINION)

    " The internet has given everyone in America a voice. Wether we like it or not they choose to use that voice to b***h about movies" (or, in this case, Mark Weirs jersey)
    Para-phrased from Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

    Mark Weir doesn't need me to stand up for him,but in the world of mountain biking, I find it refreshing to see that a "mountain biker" is succeeding in the world of pro mountain bike racing, instead of another roadie transplant.

    Keep it up Mark.
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    legalize it !!!!!!!!!!! **** up biketiger ! we can use anything we want , you in yours dainese body armor looks to me like a dragqueen...freedon to nelson!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mentawais
    legalize it !!!!!!!!!!! **** up biketiger ! we can use anything we want , you in yours dainese body armor looks to me like a dragqueen...freedon to nelson!!!!!
    I thought that i had articulated pretty well, but I must have been mistaken.

    I agree we can use what we want. I don't wear Dainese armor. I was making a statement on how absurd it is when people criticize someone for what they are wearing when they ride. Sorry you missed that part. I will edit my post to show that there was sarcasm intended in my statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biketiger
    I thought that i had articulated pretty well, but I must have been mistaken.

    I agree we can use what we want. I don't wear Dainese armor. I was making a statement on how absurd it is when people criricize someone for what they are wearing when they ride. Sorry you missed that part. I will edit my post to show that there was sarcasm intended in my statement.
    dont worry about mentawais, he's a drugged up brazilian
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    no doubt you must have majored in english or something rad!!!

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