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    Help Daryl!!!!

    Daryl,

    Its not the bike!!! You have complaints about every single bike you have ever ridden. Your going to waste thousands of dollars on this obsession with trying to find the "one" bike you think allows you to ride better when in fact it has nothing to do with the bike.

    You need to figure out what it is about biking your trying to figure out and work on it. Take a class, take a clinic, do something before its too late

    Oh yeah, only because you said I would , Transition uses top quality bearings. This is one part of the bike that people have no complaints with. The craftsmenship of the frames is on par with any other bike out there. Don't believe the hype!!! Funny thing is how you judged this frame without ever seeing one, riding one, or even touching one. Nice. Perfect MTBR form.

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    I think my friends and I have all proven that it is the rider, not the bike.
    I was hitting the road gap and racing downhill on a frame that everyone regards as crap, using a dirt jumping fork. Jared was doing the same on a $800 big hit with a cheap ass XC fork on it. I know a lot of people who think the more expensive their bike, the better their abilities will be. Wrong! You can eventually hit a point where your equipment is holding you back from your true abilities, but a better bike doesn't just make you faster.

    Get a bike and ride the hell out of it. End.

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    good points ivan!

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    Hehehe.

    Bike do not the rider make....

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    Enjoy the ride.
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    CBro says...

    "Proving once again, it's the rider not the bike" - when I eat it or fail to clear something.
    "Proving once again, it's the bike, not the rider" - when I clear something and fail to eat it

    Both make me chuckle~

    D - It's your call to make on what you spend your money on and ride. I would have to agree to a large part that no bike's going to be the silver bullit for you. I saw you ride the 5-Spot on RI and just tear it up man. You've also been able to climb the heck out of the footies on that thing too. The frame alone costs more than my Coiler, but I would not trade my Coiler for anything now that we've become such good friends. In fact it's my favorite bike to ride the track on after spending the weekend on it.

    Your call. Contentment can be found in one bike though, I am now a believer in that.

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    its about time..........

    Thank you mr Ivan. that was very well put.
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    Avitar?

    Quote Originally Posted by surly_an_instigator
    Thank you mr Ivan. that was very well put.
    Notice the avitar? I saw yours, recognized it instantly, and couldn't resist. Nice work, that stuff is sick.

    On a seperate note, you ripped it up on Rock Island today and made it all look easy. I love it when the group vibe is on and its obvious that everyone is feeling it. What a great time. Dinner at our house next Sunday evening, can you and Angie make it?

    Good to see you and ride today brother

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    yea al

    its not the collar that makes the dog........


    now i know why you didnt want to tell me how much you spent on these things! holy cow

    how funny this post was one topic over lunch today. you were just saving up for this one!
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    I,

    okay, not disagreeing. not sure tho what you mean by "you said I would" what?

    Edit: oh okay cuz I said you'd get on me!

    Ian if you ever held a clinic I would take it! There aren't any here.......anyhoo, cornering, braking LESS and proper braking, and general bike handling like manualing. If I could hold a manual I would be stoked!

    I fully agree w/all of you. I'm lucky to have a Spot and will ride it and work on my skillset. As far as Transition goes, Ian is 100% correct. I will decide if I will still get a big hit bike. Even tho can't ride one to it's potential, would still be confidence-inspiring.
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    The dogs make the collar in this case....
    ...building wherever they'll let me...

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    tell me more about these collars?

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    now D, dont be over dramatic. its thoughts like "even though I cant ride it to its potencial" that keep you at the level you are. You are a good rider, I saw you ride the sh*t out of RI at the first of the summer, you stepped up right in front of me..... and you were on your 5 spot. The bike is capable, you keep telling yourself its not when its you. You are being selfdefeating with that kind of thought prosses.You dont need a big bike in Boise, we dont have trails, we have sidewalkes. Just go out and get used to your bike, play on your bike, learn its limits, just dont go out for an out and back ride, play a little. my.02
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    Surly: Awesome bike shop guy and therapist too!

    Agree with you, that's why I sold my dh bike earlier this summer, just wasn't getting used enough here by me (maybe others with more discretionary time could've put it to better use).

    Good words of wisdom, thanks for sharing.

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    "There are none so helpless as those who cannot help themselves."

    My grandpappy told me that when we wuz out shootin' pigeons and I lay there bleeding.
    Nobody cares what kind of bike you ride.

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    Thanks Man!

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    Daryl Needs a Bottle Rocket!

    Daryl, here's your next bike, you eventually will see the light and give in to temptation!
    Once you get on the Upgrade Train there's no getting off.
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    Monkeys have flown out of my butt...

    What is a limitation??? I didn't get that memo. Was it the memo that said I shouldn't ride RI with a BOB trailer? I didn't get that one either. Wait!!! That was the memo that said I couldn't ride...

    Darryl, it isn't the bike. I AM PROOF it isn't the bike...goodness sakes man. you have two good eyes. Two!!! Do you realize what a gift you have!!!

    I have a bad eye and a worse one. I have limited depth perception...which translates into I have to guesstimate depth. I have limited field of vision, hypersensitive to light, wind, and dust...and I try to ride everything...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visicypher
    The dogs make the collar in this case....
    oh hells yes they do!! they were so fun to take out for play time! we'll be doing it again while you're gone! and george thanks you for the crunchies btw.....like that kid needs more treats
    i might be going to hell in a bucket, but at least i'm enjoying the ride

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    for how much al paid for these fancy collars (coach leather-think $bling$), they better make some damn good brownies. or at least give good....
    thats pushing inappropriate........
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    dudehave you been reading ANY of this? D doesnt need a new bike, his bike will let him do anything he wants.
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    Having fun at Daryl's expense

    Quote Originally Posted by surly_an_instigator
    dudehave you been reading ANY of this? D doesnt need a new bike, his bike will let him do anything he wants.
    I think Daryl knows where I'am coming from -

    The Bottle Rocket is the new all mountain machine, similar but refined when compared to other bikes in that market niche.

    Oh did I say he should buy one and let me ride it - I guess I forgot that part, and why would anybody ride a 5 spot. Come to think of it he should sell me his Spot cheap.

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    Really well said Ian.

    Daryl: I have heard many complaints about you taking bikes and parts back to the shop that you got it from, or even one you didn't get it from, because it just isn't right. I understand where you are coming from on how you want a bike that won't limit you on whatever you want to do: Go up fast, go down fast, and be nimble everywhere in between. I happen to a victim of the same thing: I always want something better. But I realize we all need to make a compromise. I had to make a big compromise when it came to my bike. I wanted to rip it up downhill, and allow me to not worry if it is going to break, or when I get better I didn't want my bike to limit me. So I took a compromise and got a full on DH bike. I still want to be able to ride uphill, and everywhere I want, but that is something I gave up with getting the bike I truly wanted. Now your bike is able to take a little bit of everything. It meets your riding style perfectly. It is light enough to blast up hill, and strong enough to play around on. Now we all know you want to be able to ride to ride the North Shore, and your bike won't be able to take it, but if we all got all the bikes we wanted we couldn't afford to live, and if you continue to keep your pattern you may up having financial troubles as well. So take a compromise and be happy with what you have (which I might add once again, is perfect for you).

    90% rider, 10% bike. Your bike doesn't make you better, it only allows you to become a better rider.

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    The Defense of Sihang Warehouse (Traditional Chinese: 四行倉庫保衛戰, Simplified Chinese: 四行仓库保卫战, pinyin: Shng Cāngk Bǎowi Zhn) took place from 26 October to 1 November 1937, and marked the beginning of the end of the three-month Battle of Shanghai in the opening phase of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The defenders of the warehouse, popularly known as the Eight Hundred Heroes (Traditional Chinese: 八百壯士, Simplified Chinese: 八百壮士, pinyin: Bābǎi Zhangsh) or the Lone Battalion, held out against numerous waves of Japanese forces and covered the movements of the Chinese forces retreating west during the Battle of Shanghai. The successful defense of the warehouse provided a morale-lifting consolation to the Chinese army and people in the demoralizing aftermath of the Japanese invasion of Shanghai. The warehouse's location just across the Suzhou River from the foreign concessions in Shanghai meant the battle took place in full view of the western powers. This drew the attention, if only briefly, of the international community to Chiang Kai-shek's bid for worldwide support against Japanese aggression.
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    Zhenai szhanju kwaila, to you, too. Now, where's my Jung-Gwa chau-fan?

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    Maybe its not about riding the bike its about buying the bike!!!! Some people love to ride some people love to spend money.
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    bound to cover just a little more ground!

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    Adult Internet Pornography Statistics


    Men admitting to accessing pornography at work 20%
    US adults who regularly visit Internet pornography websites 40 million
    Promise Keeper men who viewed pornography in last week 53%
    Christians who said pornography is a major problem in the home 47%
    Adults admitting to Internet sexual addiction 10%
    Breakdown of male/female visitors to pornography sites 72% male - 28% female
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visicypher
    Adult Internet Pornography Statistics


    Men admitting to accessing pornography at work 20%
    US adults who regularly visit Internet pornography websites 40 million
    Promise Keeper men who viewed pornography in last week 53%
    Christians who said pornography is a major problem in the home 47%
    Adults admitting to Internet sexual addiction 10%
    Breakdown of male/female visitors to pornography sites 72% male - 28% female
    Yes indeed Al, it's a serious drug problem for a lot of us "normal" folks.

    You and Twisted are funny kids, interjecting this deadthread info to spice it up.

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    How about coed Promise Keepers? How come noone ever thought of that huh? A guy gets frisky every now and then.
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    Been there, done that, got the t-shirt, even the ring. We call it marriage...

    CDB
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    Nice one CBro~

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