Good comments on the DH posers. Downhill is by far the most poseur-filled cycling sport, even worse than road biking. A poseur on a $4000 pillow bike who never even attempts shit is FAR sillier than a roadie poseur on a titanium wonderbike who *tries* to keep up and gets dropped off the back.
This sequence of events actually happened:
<DH POSER> OH NOES!!!! A pair of water bars 20 feet apart! I need to crawl over them at 2 mph because I am teh :greddy:
<XC WEENIE ON RIGID BIKE> Double it, bitch. Better yet, why don't you go REALLY FAST and land, *safely* on the flat beyond it with your $3000 suspension?
<DH POSER> Umm, I think those rocks are kinda loose.
<XC WEENIE> *proceeds to ride down the hill. fast.*
<DH POSER> Gosh I better prove my manliness or something...... *goes halfassed, cases, front wheel bends like a pretzel, scratches brand new Troy Lee full face helmet on teh loose looking rocks*
<XC WEENIES and ONLOOKERS> :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: