Young guys on cheap bikes and who can't ride

Young guys on cheap bikes and who can't ride

Post by J LA » Thu, 13 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Eat your heart out!
         -old guy

 
 
 

Young guys on cheap bikes and who can't ride

Post by Eric L » Fri, 14 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>Eat your heart out!
>         -old guy

Young guys on cheap bikes? This kid comes into the shop and wants
shocks on his bike, a Trek 820 ($335). He orders a Quadra 21R ($290).
His rear tire is worn flat because he "likes to skid...for fun" and
asks for the thickest tires we have. Oh, but he likes gray tires so he
buys a pair of Umma Gummas for $35 each. Oh well.

 
 
 

Young guys on cheap bikes and who can't ride

Post by d.. » Fri, 14 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
Lin) writes:

>>Eat your heart out!
>>         -old guy

>Young guys on cheap bikes? This kid comes into the shop and wants
>shocks on his bike, a Trek 820 ($335). He orders a Quadra 21R ($290).
>His rear tire is worn flat because he "likes to skid...for fun" and
>asks for the thickest tires we have. Oh, but he likes gray tires so he
>buys a pair of Umma Gummas for $35 each. Oh well.

    From my experience in racing in both expert and sport class, it seems
to me that the people with the fanciest and most expensive bikes always
come in last.  It always seems like the winners in the races are guys on
beat to hell bikes, with tires falling apart held together by duct tape,
wearing converse sneakers and jeans and a dirty t-shirt.

So, don't go cutting up on those who have cheap bikes and weird tastes.
Becauses chances are, they could drop you like a fly in a pile of mosquito
shit.

    dan

 
 
 

Young guys on cheap bikes and who can't ride

Post by John » Sat, 15 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> Lin) writes:

> >>Eat your heart out!
> >>         -old guy

> >Young guys on cheap bikes? This kid comes into the shop and wants
> >shocks on his bike, a Trek 820 ($335). He orders a Quadra 21R ($290).
> >His rear tire is worn flat because he "likes to skid...for fun" and
> >asks for the thickest tires we have. Oh, but he likes gray tires so he
> >buys a pair of Umma Gummas for $35 each. Oh well.

>     From my experience in racing in both expert and sport class, it seems
> to me that the people with the fanciest and most expensive bikes always
> come in last.  It always seems like the winners in the races are guys on
> beat to hell bikes, with tires falling apart held together by duct tape,
> wearing converse sneakers and jeans and a dirty t-shirt.

> So, don't go cutting up on those who have cheap bikes and weird tastes.
> Becauses chances are, they could drop you like a fly in a pile of mosquito
> shit.

there is NOTHING better in the world than going past a bloke with a $8000
bike with carbon wheels, anodised everything and too much lycra, in the
middle of a race like he's standing still. especially when you're on a
shit bike. trust me. i'm a student and i can't afford everything i want
on a bike... but i am fit... not just a weekend warrior. but then it's
all about enjoying yourself - depends how you get your kicks huh?

john

 
 
 

Young guys on cheap bikes and who can't ride

Post by T-Bon » Sat, 15 Jun 1996 04:00:00

The best rider (by far) in the group on last weekends ride was
riding a 13 year old Ross.

TimW

 
 
 

Young guys on cheap bikes and who can't ride

Post by Ed Degag » Sat, 15 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>Lin) writes:

>>>Eat your heart out!
>>>         -old guy

>>Young guys on cheap bikes? This kid comes into the shop and wants
>>shocks on his bike, a Trek 820 ($335). He orders a Quadra 21R
>>($290). His rear tire is worn flat because he "likes to skid...for
>>fun" and asks for the thickest tires we have. Oh, but he likes gray
>>tires so he buys a pair of Umma Gummas for $35 each. Oh well.

>    From my experience in racing in both expert and sport class, it
>seems to me that the people with the fanciest and most expensive
>bikes always come in last.  It always seems like the winners in the
>races are guys on beat to hell bikes, with tires falling apart held
>together by duct tape, wearing converse sneakers and jeans and a
>dirty t-shirt.

>So, don't go cutting up on those who have cheap bikes and weird
>tastes.  Becauses chances are, they could drop you like a fly in a
>pile of mosquito shit.

>    dan

Little testy dan?  Sounds like you recently had a good whif of
mosquito shit!  What's it smell like?  ;^)

        Peace,

        Ed Degagne
        Super V Active 900 Comp

 
 
 

Young guys on cheap bikes and who can't ride

Post by Scott Berr » Sat, 15 Jun 1996 04:00:00

I just finshed building my dream bike a Super V carbon swing arm. Over
4500.00 into the bike. My best friend and most the time riding partner on
his 400-500 dallor MTB Giant. This guy just rips on anything he rides and
kills me every time out. But he's always had cheap bikes. Point being that
it's not the cost of the bike, but the riders skill. But if you take a
great rider like my Friend and let him ride a 4500.00 bike he is just out
of this world.

IT's just some can afford it and others can't, or won't spend the money.
But I pretty sure that ever rider,(bad or good Rider) Would love a bike
that is totally trick. That How I started wanting my bike. Had shit
bike saw a person riding on Super V and made my mind up I would build a
better one.

Who cares who faster or slower just GO RIDING..

Scott Berry.      


Quote:

> Lin) writes:

> >>Eat your heart out!
> >>         -old guy

> >Young guys on cheap bikes? This kid comes into the shop and wants
> >shocks on his bike, a Trek 820 ($335). He orders a Quadra 21R ($290).
> >His rear tire is worn flat because he "likes to skid...for fun" and
> >asks for the thickest tires we have. Oh, but he likes gray tires so he
> >buys a pair of Umma Gummas for $35 each. Oh well.

>     From my experience in racing in both expert and sport class, it seems
> to me that the people with the fanciest and most expensive bikes always
> come in last.  It always seems like the winners in the races are guys on
> beat to hell bikes, with tires falling apart held together by duct tape,
> wearing converse sneakers and jeans and a dirty t-shirt.

> So, don't go cutting up on those who have cheap bikes and weird tastes.
> Becauses chances are, they could drop you like a fly in a pile of mosquito
> shit.

>     dan

 
 
 

Young guys on cheap bikes and who can't ride

Post by d.. » Sat, 15 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Quote:



ic
>> Lin) writes:

>> >>Eat your heart out!
>> >>         -old guy

>> >Young guys on cheap bikes? This kid comes into the shop and wants
>> >shocks on his bike, a Trek 820 ($335). He orders a Quadra 21R ($290).
>> >His rear tire is worn flat because he "likes to skid...for fun" and
>> >asks for the thickest tires we have. Oh, but he likes gray tires so he
>> >buys a pair of Umma Gummas for $35 each. Oh well.

>>     From my experience in racing in both expert and sport class, it seems
>> to me that the people with the fanciest and most expensive bikes always
>> come in last.  It always seems like the winners in the races are guys on
>> beat to hell bikes, with tires falling apart held together by duct tape,
>> wearing converse sneakers and jeans and a dirty t-shirt.

>> So, don't go cutting up on those who have cheap bikes and weird tastes.
>> Becauses chances are, they could drop you like a fly in a pile of mosquito
>> shit.

>there is NOTHING better in the world than going past a bloke with a $8000
>bike with carbon wheels, anodised everything and too much lycra, in the
>middle of a race like he's standing still. especially when you're on a
>shit bike. trust me. i'm a student and i can't afford everything i want
>on a bike... but i am fit... not just a weekend warrior. but then it's
>all about enjoying yourself - depends how you get your kicks huh?

>john

    Exactly.  Couldn't have said it better.  Doesn't matter what you ride,
as long as it has two wheels.  Ride, feel the wind in your face, and fart
on your opponent!

    dan

 
 
 

Young guys on cheap bikes and who can't ride

Post by Matt Needh » Sat, 15 Jun 1996 04:00:00

: I just finshed building my dream bike a Super V carbon swing arm. Over
: 4500.00 into the bike. My best friend and most the time riding partner on
: his 400-500 dallor MTB Giant. This guy just rips on anything he rides and
: kills me every time out. But he's always had cheap bikes. Point being that
: it's not the cost of the bike, but the riders skill. But if you take a
: great rider like my Friend and let him ride a 4500.00 bike he is just out
: of this world.

: IT's just some can afford it and others can't, or won't spend the money.
: But I pretty sure that ever rider,(bad or good Rider) Would love a bike
: that is totally trick. That How I started wanting my bike. Had shit
: bike saw a person riding on Super V and made my mind up I would build a
: better one.

: Who cares who faster or slower just GO RIDING..

: Scott Berry.      



Quote:
: > Lin) writes:


: > >
: > >>Eat your heart out!
: > >>         -old guy
: > >
: > >Young guys on cheap bikes? This kid comes into the shop and wants
: > >shocks on his bike, a Trek 820 ($335). He orders a Quadra 21R ($290).
: > >His rear tire is worn flat because he "likes to skid...for fun" and
: > >asks for the thickest tires we have. Oh, but he likes gray tires so he
: > >buys a pair of Umma Gummas for $35 each. Oh well.
: > >
: >     From my experience in racing in both expert and sport class, it seems
: > to me that the people with the fanciest and most expensive bikes always
: > come in last.  It always seems like the winners in the races are guys on
: > beat to hell bikes, with tires falling apart held together by duct tape,
: > wearing converse sneakers and jeans and a dirty t-shirt.
: >
: > So, don't go cutting up on those who have cheap bikes and weird tastes.
: > Becauses chances are, they could drop you like a fly in a pile of mosquito
: > shit.
: >
: >     dan
: >
: >    
: >
: >
 
 
 

Young guys on cheap bikes and who can't ride

Post by FLe » Mon, 17 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


>>So, don't go cutting up on those who have cheap bikes and weird
>>tastes.  Becauses chances are, they could drop you like a fly in a
>>pile of mosquito shit.

>>    dan

>Little testy dan?  Sounds like you recently had a good whif of
>mosquito shit!  What's it smell like?  ;^)

>    Peace,

>    Ed Degagne
>    Super V Active 900 Comp

Peace?!  What the F*?!?  Oh, and Ed, why do you post your bike
make/model?!?  Do you think anyone really cares WHAT you ride?!?  You
sound like the guy with the extra-sweet bike that I blow by everytime
I'm on the trail.....on my $ 1400.00 mid-range GT.
 
 
 

Young guys on cheap bikes and who can't ride

Post by bon.. » Tue, 18 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Exactly why do some of you  feel the need to "blow by everyone on the
trail"?  Do you get a *** when you do this?  I believe it's the
retards who "haulin' ass down hills as fast as I can"  who are ruining
mountain biking.  PLEASE go find a different "extreme sport".
Preferably something where you may actually be killed.  Turn off MTV
for a few minutes and quit watching so many Mountain Dew commercials.
You're not nearly as rad as you think.

Billy

Quote:




>>Lin) writes:

>>>>Eat your heart out!
>>>>         -old guy

>>>Young guys on cheap bikes? This kid comes into the shop and wants
>>>shocks on his bike, a Trek 820 ($335). He orders a Quadra 21R
>>>($290). His rear tire is worn flat because he "likes to skid...for
>>>fun" and asks for the thickest tires we have. Oh, but he likes gray
>>>tires so he buys a pair of Umma Gummas for $35 each. Oh well.

>>    From my experience in racing in both expert and sport class, it
>>seems to me that the people with the fanciest and most expensive
>>bikes always come in last.  It always seems like the winners in the
>>races are guys on beat to hell bikes, with tires falling apart held
>>together by duct tape, wearing converse sneakers and jeans and a
>>dirty t-shirt.

>>So, don't go cutting up on those who have cheap bikes and weird
>>tastes.  Becauses chances are, they could drop you like a fly in a
>>pile of mosquito shit.

>>    dan

>Little testy dan?  Sounds like you recently had a good whif of
>mosquito shit!  What's it smell like?  ;^)
>    Peace,
>    Ed Degagne
>    Super V Active 900 Comp

 
 
 

Young guys on cheap bikes and who can't ride

Post by Martin A. Gulai » Tue, 18 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>>>    From my experience in racing in both expert and sport class, it
>>>seems to me that the people with the fanciest and most expensive
>>>bikes always come in last.  It always seems like the winners in the
>>>races are guys on beat to hell bikes, with tires falling apart held
>>>together by duct tape, wearing converse sneakers and jeans and a
>>>dirty t-shirt.

A data point from my last race:

I finished 26/54 in the overall sport class (top half), but only
6/9 among those 35 and over.

So the old guys were faster overall, and most of the old guys beat most of
the young guys.

No data points on where I finished amoung the expensive and the cheap
bikes.