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FinlandThumper 08-19-2012 12:03 AM

Guys, thanks to all for the info on the pedals, that is very helpful.

Nokian winter tire it is..,I don't know if you're even allowed to use anything else in Finland :lol3

Garthe 08-19-2012 11:34 AM

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-Df9P...-Df9P6n4-M.jpg

I had a BIG cup of coffee this morning and came up with this obstacle, for Aidan to try.

cyberdos 08-19-2012 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Garthe (Post 19395985)
http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-Df9P...-Df9P6n4-M.jpg

I had a BIG cup of coffee this morning and came up with this obstacle, for Aidan to try.

Has he gotten back on a motor bike? Seems to me like when he does he's gonna be giving Villapoto a run for his money. :deal

How'd you guys do last weekend?

Garthe 08-19-2012 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by cyberdos (Post 19396043)
Has he gotten back on a motor bike?

How'd you guys do last weekend?

No motobike and NO motocross.

He's starting bicycle trials events, in a couple of months. They're put on by a moto trials club. If he likes it, I'll get him a fancy moto trials bike. That's the goal. But, it's still full steam ahead with BMX racing. The trials thing is for the 'fun' of it. :evil.

He got two 2nds, a 3rd and a 4th. Very tough track and riders. He's got 19 wins, 6 more to go, till he turns Expert.

pierce 08-19-2012 11:20 PM

well, better Trials than the crazy sheet my son's old school friend is doing. Jack has gone pro freestyle and "Slopeside", and is competing in international events doing the sort of stuff that will break your neck if you blow it. He was at the Crankworx Whistler Red Bull event this weekend, and had a bad run so came in next to last, but his riding buddy came in 3rd. J, his buddy, and his buddy's brother were the only 3 americans in the finals, the rest of the field were international. this slopeside stuff is insane, doing backflips off 60 foot jumps.

A couple years ago, he was still doing trail stuff like....

<iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/18hotrCS37w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


and now he's doing jumppark stuff like...

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/38834688" width="800" height="450" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/38834688">Fogelsode Season 3 #8: Morgan Hill</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user325501">Jack Fogelquist</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

anyways, I dunno how someone can do this stuff for a couple years at a competitive level and not end up breaking every bone they got. eek.

I'm glad MY son took up a nice safe sport like rock climbing, hah!

Aurelius 08-20-2012 08:00 AM

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...92711016_n.jpg

ScootTour 08-20-2012 08:11 AM

this is what I tell a new road cyclist if they ride with me (which I might add I avoid busy roads as much as possible).

If a cyclist is being an ass a motorist will consider ALL cyclists to be a jackass, if a cyclist is considerate a motorists will consider just that cyclist to be considerate, not all cyclists. its a simple reality you cant change so accept it.

Gummee! 08-20-2012 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Aurelius (Post 19401312)

I absolutely hate, loath, abhor, despise those Cholla

M
(so does the dog. Eventually he got better at recognizing em. :deal)

Aurelius 08-20-2012 08:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 19401439)
I absolutely hate, loath, abhor, despise those Cholla

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(so does the dog. Eventually he got better at recognizing em. :deal)

When I visited Arizona, there was a story about a kind of cactus that could actually hurl its spines at you like little spears. I thought at first that someone was just pulling my leg, but I met lots of other Arizonans who believed it. Still sounds like BS to me. :huh

Gummee! 08-20-2012 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Aurelius (Post 19401656)
When I visited Arizona, there was a story about a kind of cactus that could actually hurl its spines at you like little spears. I thought at first that someone was just pulling my leg, but I met lots of other Arizonans who believed it. Still sounds like BS to me. :huh

I haven't met one of them, but I'm sure that its out there somewhere. :nod Cholla on the other hand are just evil.

Buddy of mine was out running (hashing) thru the desert and got into a patch somehow :norton (not quite sure how, they're easy to spot) and got stickered up like the dood in the pic above.

Evil. Nasty. Painful. Ugh

M

Aurelius 08-20-2012 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 19401684)
I haven't met one of them, but I'm sure that its out there somewhere. :nod Cholla on the other hand are just evil.

Buddy of mine was out running (hashing) thru the desert and got into a patch somehow :norton (not quite sure how, they're easy to spot) and got stickered up like the dood in the pic above.

Evil. Nasty. Painful. Ugh

M

I hear they have multiple hooks in the spines that makes them much more difficult to pull out, once they get ya. :eek1

Wadester 08-20-2012 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Aurelius (Post 19401656)
When I visited Arizona, there was a story about a kind of cactus that could actually hurl its spines at you like little spears. I thought at first that someone was just pulling my leg, but I met lots of other Arizonans who believed it. Still sounds like BS to me. :huh

Well, it is an exaggeration - but the name of that cholla is "jumping cholla" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cylindropuntia_fulgida

It doesn't actually jump, but the spines are very aggressive/velcroey and the "pods" break away very easily. Just barely brush against one and it's on you.

Hair 08-20-2012 11:29 AM

But after a week or so they work themselves out. I had one push though a pant leg on a airplane trip. The Stu saw it come out. She gave me one of those WTF looks. :lol3

terry.mc 08-21-2012 12:51 PM

I carry a comb on my dirtbike to scrape those nasty cholla bastards off.

pierce 08-21-2012 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by terry.mc (Post 19411543)
I carry a comb on my dirtbike to scrape those nasty cholla bastards off.

if they are as big as that picture of the dude (golfer?!?) with the EMTs above, I'd want an 'afro rake' for that :eek1


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