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Old July 17th, 2013, 06:21 PM   #21
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I think the orange pads are to protect the trees because at that speed the rider is going to feel it.
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Old July 17th, 2013, 06:23 PM   #22
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I think the orange pads are to protect the trees because at that speed the rider is going to feel it.
For sure, there is no way those pads are going to protect the rider at those speeds, if they hit one of those tress going as fast as they go, I'd bet they would split in two
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I also agree a dirtbike would be hard pressed to be as fast as the peddle bikes going down the peddle bike trail, in fact I'd say it would be impossible, however on a trail that can be run on a dirtbike, there is no way in hell a peddle bike would even be close.
I've owned a dirtbike, anyone who would even claim a bike is nearly as fast as a dirtbike on a dirtbike trail would be a total skooterbuilt.

As for your list of reasons why a dirtbike is cooler. I wasn't comparing the two, though I prefer my DH bike to a dirtbike.
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Old July 17th, 2013, 07:30 PM   #24
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For sure, there is no way those pads are going to protect the rider at those speeds, if they hit one of those tress going as fast as they go, I'd bet they would split in two
I hit a tree pretty hard two weeks ago. Bruised thigh, bruised arm/shoulder, and bark on my helmet and handlebars. Like I had to scrape the bark off the handlebars. I wish that tree was padded, it would've helped.

With how tight the trails are its not uncommon to brush a tree with the shoulder, the padding is nice for that.
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Old July 17th, 2013, 07:47 PM   #25
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That just looks like pain waiting to happen. I'm amazed at how those guys can whip a bicycle around turns and stuff just like you would on a dirtbike. Awesome skills for sure.
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Old July 17th, 2013, 07:48 PM   #26
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I've owned a dirtbike, anyone who would even claim a bike is nearly as fast as a dirtbike on a dirtbike trail would be a total skooterbuilt.

As for your list of reasons why a dirtbike is cooler. I wasn't comparing the two, though I prefer my DH bike to a dirtbike.
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I hit a tree pretty hard two weeks ago. Bruised thigh, bruised arm/shoulder, and bark on my helmet and handlebars. Like I had to scrape the bark off the handlebars. I wish that tree was padded, it would've helped.

With how tight the trails are its not uncommon to brush a tree with the shoulder, the padding is nice for that.
I'm not sure the pads on the trees in the video would have helped you...those guys were flying, and I mean flying in not only terms of speed but in their relationship to the ground as well! There were there to protect the trees from the riders
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Old July 17th, 2013, 09:58 PM   #27
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I'm too old for that shit.
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Old July 18th, 2013, 10:52 AM   #28
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I'm too old for that shit.
Yeah, tell that to my friend mark, he's in his mid to late 60's, just had shoulder surgery and expects to be back on the bike before winter.
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I'm too out of shape for that shit.
Fixed.

I know older guys that do some pretty crazy sports and have an insane fitness level.
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I know older guys that do some pretty crazy sports and have an insane fitness level.
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I'm sorry, but I wasn't including you in that group.
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Whatever punk! I smoke and drink, but if I had to I could out run and swim you
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I'll take that bet. By the time you're done sweating in the pool, toddlers will get drunk if they ingest any water.
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Read! Was not a bet!
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Old July 18th, 2013, 12:01 PM   #35
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Sounded like a bet to me, or at the bare minimum a challenge.
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That's pretty sweet. I am amazed at the progression in the past 10 years! The freeride guys do same crazy stuff!! Blows my mind that they even have the balls to try it! Like at the rampage every year...
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Old July 19th, 2013, 07:17 AM   #37
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Rampage dudes are on a whole different level. I don't mind going fast over bumps, but I can't figure out why anyone would want to hurl themselves that far through the air.


Ok, maybe I get it a little bit.

My kid says he wants to be a redbull rampager, lucky for me he's afraid of the super steep hills still, and I'm hoping it stays that way for a while.
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