Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Falling Passion

  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: fell_brook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011

    Falling Passion

    I decided today I have a passion to fall. Yes, you read that right. When I fall it motivates me to get back up and do it again.
    Case in point:
    I've been riding at the same trails for a year now. {I just got into MTB last year} and there has always been this one launch off about 3 feet high going downhill that I've always been scared to hit. Well my cell phone's battery died while I was on the trail so I thought, "perfect time to try this." After four or five "test" runs {wussing out} I went for it-landed it-said "yes" in my head- then flew off my bike face first down the hill. Luckily, I had my new Fox Flux on and the sun visor kept my face from really hitting the ground. Once I found my eyeglasses I got up,saw where my rear tire landed {8 feet from the drop off} smiled, and said, "Let's do that again!" Unfortunately, my front tire has seen better days and I had to hike-a-bike about a mile or so back to my truck completely happy and trying to figure out how to tell the wife I need a new wheelset.
    Now I'm just itching to get a wheel on my bike so I can get back and conquer that thing!

  2. #2
    Just Ride
    Reputation: Cormac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    congrats! enjoy the new wheelset as well!
    SS ==> Nut up or Shut up!

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by fell_brook View Post
    ........completely happy and trying to figure out how to tell the wife I need a new wheelset.
    LMAO! I seem to have that same problem at least once a month. "How do I tell my wife I broke......."

    Grats on your jump!

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: theGreenEGg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    I agree that there is something special about cleaning something you have crashed on before. Below is a short video that my father-in-law put together that might go along with your passion.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    The more times you fall on your head the less it hurts the next time.. right?

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    keep us posted on that next try!

Similar Threads

  1. Falling!!
    By 29eritarider in forum Commuting
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-08-2011, 07:29 AM
  2. The sky is falling
    By Carl Hungus in forum California - Norcal
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-26-2007, 03:57 PM
  3. help with falling off......!!!
    By pezzerr in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-26-2007, 06:35 AM
  4. Does The Falling End ??
    By BAx4 in forum XC Racing and Training
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 07-12-2005, 09:47 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts




© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.