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Added a comment about feature Win a RockShox BoXXer - Vital OTB, 2012 Val di Sole, Italy World Cup 5/30/2012 3:33 PM
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Mic Hannah 3:24.32
Tracy Hannah 4:00.45

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Added a comment about feature Win Custom Painted Allsport OH2 Carbon Wrist Braces 5/24/2012 9:24 AM
astrizzle

I am originally from upstate New York but was living in Colorado at the time when a buddy of mine told me that they were closing the historic yankee stadium to make way for the new monstrosity right across the street. Upon hearing this I knew I had to go see ONE game there considering I had never been before. I could never call myself a true New Yorker without seeing one there.

So I scrounged up every penny I could to get a ticket there and I figured that since I was in NY I should ride at Diablo bike park a few times considering its fairly close to the stadium. After arriving in NYC I was informed that the airline lost my bike during the flight which seemed weird since it was a direct flight. After realizing their mistake the airlines called me when I was half way to Diablo and told me they had my bike all along (idiots). So I turned around, grabbed it and headed back to the park JUST in time for rush hour traffic, yay!!!

The day of the game I was riding out of my mind, hitting jumps that I didn't even know I could hit and flying through the park faster than I have ever gone. I knew I had time for "one last run" before the we head to the game. I met some new friends at the top of the lift and they started taking me down a trail I had never been on before. We eventually get to this funny looking step down which was a really short gap especially for how long of a drop it was but since I had some mojo going that day I decided to be the first one of the group to hit it. I came rolling in wayyy to hot and overcleared the drop which flung me over my bars and right into a pricker bush after separating my shoulder and breaking my ribs.

I knew I couldn't just lay there waiting for help so I rode my bike down the rest of the hill with one arm and actually crashed two more times on the gravel service road I was on before finally made it to the bottom. The medic that was down there saw my shoulder and immediately called an ambulance (even though I told him I was fine and could drive there myself). Once the ambulance arrived they kept asking me if I hit my head/neck and I said "well I'm sure I did, I hit almost everything in that crash" (bad move). Upon hearing this, they immediately strapped me to a big orange board and put a neck brace on me even though I could move my neck just fine. Its amazing what hospitals have to go through so you won't sue them these days.

After sitting in the New Jersey hospital for 3 hours strapped to this very uncomfortable board; they tell me that I have 2 broken rips and a 3rd degree separated shoulder. But the cherry on the top was that not 2 min later my dad (who was meeting me at the stadium) tells me that the yankees lost the game as well......what a great trip! lol

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Added reply in a thread 2013 specialized s-works carbon demo 8 photo 5/23/2012 6:56 PM

what magazine is that from?

Added a comment about photo Just One More... 5/23/2012 1:02 PM
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Dam them bars are wide!

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Added reply in a thread Santa Cruz Chameleon 5/18/2012 10:57 AM

If everything is well maintained and the fork has been serviced a few times since you bought it then you might be able to get 800-900 I'd say. Its tough asking for over 1000 if its an older hardtail :/

Added a comment about slideshow Bike Check: Brendan Fairclough's Prototype Scott Gambler 5/18/2012 10:54 AM
Bike Check: Brendan Fairclough's Prototype Scott Gambler

I bet that bike is 37.9 lbs exactly then lol. 2 years ago 38 lbs would have been one of the lightest on the market and now its common, I love how far the industry has come.

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Added a comment about photo Aaron Gwin, 3rd Place DH 4/24/2012 8:05 AM
Aaron Gwin, 3rd Place DH

His helmet looks JUST like Bubba Stewarts, love it!!

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Added a comment about photo Sam Hill's Specialized SX 4/22/2012 12:16 PM
Sam Hill's Specialized SX

I've always been a big red s fan but I have to admit that those morewood's always look super clean and dialed...

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Added reply in a thread Cannondale Claymore for DH 4/16/2012 5:56 PM

Cool, thanks for the input. I think I may eventually get one here in a season or so. The bike does seem pretty versatile, but I may just have to get some parts to swap, only because I am coming from a full on DH bike (Demo 8) and I think I'm gonna miss ... more »

Started new thread Cannondale Claymore for DH 4/15/2012 9:53 PM

So I think eventually it would be nice to have a nice enduro bike as well as a nice DH bike but they both cost soo much these days!! My idea was to get a Cannondale Claymore and swap out parts from ride to ride; Dual crown fork, heavy duty wheels, flat ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Neck brace or no neck brace? 4/8/2012 9:20 AM

I have tried both the Leatt (older moto gpx version) and the Alpinestars BNS and in my opinion the Alpinestars takes the cake hands down. I had many fitting issues with the Leatt and I decided to just not wear it, but with the Alpinestars it only took ... more »

Added reply in a thread RS Boxxer World Cup or FOX 40 RC2?? Help please 3/11/2012 6:02 PM

Cool, well this narrows it down for me. Thanks guys. Its between the Fox 40 and the 888 Evo Ti, and I"m leaning towards the 40. I just serviced my old 40 the other day and I realized that its not that hard to work on by myself but I guess I'll just see ... more »

Added reply in a thread RS Boxxer World Cup or FOX 40 RC2?? Help please 3/9/2012 5:34 AM

Really? I have never considered an 888 ever since they started making them in taiwan a few years back but I'll have to do some more research on them for the future. My bike shop guy usually talks me into what fork HE wants to sell me but I'm wanting ... more »

Started new thread RS Boxxer World Cup or FOX 40 RC2?? Help please 3/8/2012 4:08 PM

So I am finally selling the old fork (2008 Fox 40) and I'm looking to get a new one for my 2010 Demo 8 with an RC4 rear shock. I am kinda trying to shave some weight off of my demo so I"m leaning towards boxxer since I've never really ridden an air fork ... more »

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Added a comment about feature 2012 Specialized Covert Helmet 2/22/2012 7:41 PM
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How much??

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Added a comment about video iXS EDC #5 Pila 2011 2/10/2012 8:50 AM

wow, those commentators are SOOO CHEESEY!!!!

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Added a comment about photo Post Ride Pow Wow 2/3/2012 7:29 AM
Post Ride Pow Wow

It is heavier but they perform arguably better and are more durable in the long run.

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Added a comment about video 17 Questions: Chad Reed 2/1/2012 8:15 PM

Chad is possibly the dirtiest racer I have ever seen. Mtn biking is better of without him, even though DH is raced against the clock I still wouldn't be surprised to see him take out someone. Shoulda interviewed bubba!!! lol

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Added a comment about press release Hutchinson United Ride Signs Mick Hannah, Tracey Hannah, Guillaume “JR” Cauvin, Fabien “CousCous” Cousinié, and Tim Bentley 2/1/2012 7:59 PM
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I think sic mik rides well on single pivots. His last world cup win was on a Cannondale and the morewood is al ot better, top that off with FOX shocks and forks, things are lookin up!!

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