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Old 06-07-2010, 10:27 PM   #26
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Took my bike to a local flea market the other day, met up with a buddy who I haven't seen in years. He let me ride my bike all over his busted ass truck. Lotta people stopped to watch, it was pretty cool. Eventually some kid comes up to me and says:

"Can you do that on my bike?"
Me: "Umm, I dunno, let's see your bike"
"One sec I'll go get it"

He comes back 5 minutes later with a Schwinn. It has a set of old Fox forks on it. First thing he says when he gets back:

"My bike is worth about $1200, what about yours?"
Me: "If your bike is worth $1200, I could trade mine for a house..."
"Oh. So can you ride my bike?"
Looked at his brakes... Vee's with broken ass cables, looks like they're ready to snap.
Me: "No thanks"



About 10 minutes later, this kid is still standing around watching. I see a 5 year old ride by on a girls Barbie bike, and out of stupidity turn to a buddy and say I want that bike, and I'd defff trade mine for it. THE KID GOES AND KNOCKS THE FIVE YEAR OLD DOWN AND STEALS HER BIKE. Brings it to me and says, okay, trade. I told him I was joking and to give the girl her bike back.... WTF is wrong with people, this kid was like 16 or 17, you'd think he'd have more common sense.



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Old 06-07-2010, 10:57 PM   #27
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:03 AM   #28
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I've had some guy come up to me while I was not just riding on some rocks, but actually on the rock and ask," Have you ever tried riding trials?"

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Old 06-08-2010, 01:13 AM   #29
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I've had some guy come up to me while I was not just riding on some rocks, but actually on the rock and ask," Have you ever tried riding trials?"

That's the best one...lol

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Wheres your seat? IN THE WASH!

ZMG Have you seen that guy on utube his name is danny something... Danny macaskill? yes!!!! Yes I have. And what about when he flips.... Flairs off the tree? yes. Yeah man so crazy huh!!!?

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Strange kid: Haha I stole your seat!
Me: Ok wheres the seat go then?
Strange kid:...

It does astound me how much people stare and ask stupid questions when im riding my trials bike. It's weird since I only get compliments when im riding my dh bike.

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Old 06-08-2010, 06:59 AM   #32
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in a residential area by me, some bloke started lobbing eggs from his balcony, at me and my buddy. luckily he couldn't aim for shit.

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Old 06-08-2010, 12:34 PM   #33
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The norm in my area :

"wheres your seat" "do a back flip" cause i ride mod looks like bmx

"why the bouncy tires" or "your tires are flat"

the older generation mostly grannys "you need to oil your brakes"

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we were packing up from our ride last friday and this guy comes up

guy: what kinda bikes are those
rob: mountain bikes
guy: for like going downhill and shit
dave: yeah sure
guy: i have an old mountain bike
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guy: i dont ride it much
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guy: hey you think you can help a brother out getting some food?
all of us: dont have any money

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Guy: Can you do a backflip?
Me: Nah
Guy: Well you suck.
Guy: Do a wheelie then?
me: Ride off not looking back.

I've also had a hobo say he was going to call the cops on me, I was just riding down the street. I wasn't even riding on anything.
I said, ok, get your phone out and call then. He said he didn't have one, then he asked for money for the pay phone so he could call. I laughed and rode off. Craziest thing that ever happened to me on a bike.

I've had people tell me to get off rocks and when I asked why they said I might tear them up.

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These past months, people somehow knew it was a trials bike before I even told them.

I find it interesting how hobos in Downtown actually understand the concept of bike trials more than normal people.

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I had an old english man start to yell at me about germans while I was riding trials

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I had an old english man start to yell at me about germans while I was riding trials
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we were packing up from our ride last friday and this guy comes up

guy: what kinda bikes are those
rob: mountain bikes
guy: for like going downhill and shit
dave: yeah sure
guy: i have an old mountain bike
....
guy: i dont ride it much
.........................
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guy: hey you think you can help a brother out getting some food?
all of us: dont have any money

True story. Then some ghetto mom started yelling at her 5 y/o kid and dog for running down the street at 10:30. Shit looked like it was going to get crazy.
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in my younger days i was down town riding about 1 in the morning. a gaggle of drunk cougars walked by and one said:

"if you can ride a bike like that i wonder what you could do with me"

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Old 06-09-2010, 10:54 AM   #41
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in my younger days i was down town riding about 1 in the morning. a gaggle of drunk cougars walked by and one said:

"if you can ride a bike like that i wonder what you could do with me"
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go on...
i wish i had a better story than riding off embarrased because i was super shy...but i dont!

there was a girl that came up one time and said,

"i think guys that ride trials are so sexy" and later in the conversation

"i wish i knew how to ride trails, it looks like so much fun"

... both comments i was too thick headed/shy to act on.

now i'm married and dont have to worry about that stuff anymore, but was i thick headed as a single guy!
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"Do you remember your name?"

"Do you know what day it is?"

"OK, We're gonna get you some help. Don't try to get up OK?"

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"Here's a few bucks, get yourself some food and a seat."

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Forgot to mention earlier, one day my GF and I were at the park, she was taking video of me, and as we stopped to take a break, and random guy came up to us, asked about the lack of seat, etc. Then went off on a tangent about hermaphrodites. We laughed a few times at the stupid shit he was rambling about, and how they can have sex with themselves. Whenever we laughed he would just look at us and say "Why do you laugh?"

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"fufanu that shit"

and

"that's easy, all's you gotta do is bunnyhop"

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Hippy sitting in grass with stoner freinds
"do a trick!"
me "..."
hippy" that's cool man I have a gary fisher at home"
me " ..."
hippy now thinks he's cool

people often ask how much our bikes are worth I tell em it's a kmart special
i think I use a seat now just because I'm tired of people asking about it

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stranger: "hey you riding trials?"

me: "fuck you i havent ridden trials in years"

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