Big Bird's Forum Activity

Reply to Time to Say Goodbye to USAC? 7/20/2016 7:09 PM

I've been on both sides of this coin. One just pulls over enough to allow a pass.

Reply to The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 7/18/2016 1:44 PM

I respectfully disagree. I am my own "Bike manufacturer." and at 6'7" tall, my current DH bike has 16 3/8" chain stays and I love it. With front centers getting linger and longer, and mine are plenty long, a short chain stay keeps the overall wheel base ... more »

Reply to Ways to Become a Better Mountain Biker 7/13/2016 5:28 PM

No arguments here. I'd just like to second the motion of "Learn to dirt jump." You'll never be the fastest down a trail if you're slamming on the brakes for every lip. Besides... Jumping is fun.

Reply to Which Bike Do You Regret Selling? 7/11/2016 8:05 PM

I feel you brother.. She's a beaut. But I bet that if you give that 5010 some time, you and your taint will thank it. Everything just takes a bit more time. (Milliseconds.)

Reply to Which Bike Do You Regret Selling? 7/9/2016 7:45 PM

I'm just about with you brother. I've only ever sold one bike and it was a red XL HecklerX. I don't much miss it.

Reply to DJ frame and rebuild 7/1/2016 8:56 AM

Nice Man. I was going to recommend a Circus.

Reply to DJ frame and rebuild 6/29/2016 3:26 PM

That fork is certainly a classic. And looks pretty beat.

Reply to Riding Solo - Love It or Hate It? 6/23/2016 6:21 PM

I've certainly had some of my best and longest rides solo. Back when I was a younger, healthier man, I used to love to go out and punish myself along an awesome adventure. I've done the Gabrialiano trail from the bottom of Mt. Wilson Toll Rd. more than ... more »

Reply to Front Suspension? Need one 6/23/2016 5:32 PM

Thank You Butterman.

Reply to Just another boring MTB edit! 6/21/2016 9:32 PM

You are a clown Sir. And the world is better off because of it. Well done.

Reply to I Switched For Sramdy 6/21/2016 9:26 PM

The smile says it all. Make him VP of Bike Stoke!

Reply to Show Us Your Shuttle Vehicle 6/21/2016 9:21 PM

An Audi can be nice, but this is how real men do it.

Reply to This Guy Hit a Bear on His Bike. Ouch! 6/19/2016 3:54 PM

Are we frozen in a time warp? Ouch. Wheeze wheeze.

Reply to MTB shuttle survey 6/18/2016 8:59 AM


Reply to That Time My Bike Flew Off The Car Rack... 6/17/2016 5:32 PM

That's a great fun and free trail. I've never had this problem myself, though my hitch rack is well bent from a rough shuttle road in Bass Lake. I do have an old story of someone else's mishap though. Years ago, when I worked at Another Bike Shop in ... more »

Reply to Clif Bar and Honey Stinger Recalls 6/9/2016 5:16 PM

Mountain biking is a dangerous sport. Eating can be too.

Reply to How do you store your bikes? 5/26/2016 6:34 PM

I used to use a similar arrangement but twice as dense, Go to bikes front wheels up. And the lesser used bikes in between hung by their rear wheels. But yes. See that other post for more options. Mine are currently in the chicken coup.Standing room only. ... more »

Reply to Classic North Shore tech (video) 5/25/2016 5:45 PM

Nice. That was fun. I miss those trails. First use of Shakespeare in an MTB video?

Reply to Getting into trails/dirt jumping 5/20/2016 8:08 AM

Welcome to the big wheels club. There is a ton of crossover at our spot in Santa Cruz. MTBers riding little bikes and BMXers riding big bikes both. How 'bout that Nyquist?