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Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jul 10, 2012 - 11:06pm PT
I'd be willing to bet that if you can walk a long slackline, you can ride a uni.


Nope. Totally different process of balance. One is mostly side-to-side motion with feet for support; the other mostly fwd/back motion with butt & feet for support.


David has gone to the dark side? I hope no trailside pumpkin awaits.....
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 10, 2012 - 11:16pm PT
David has gone to the dark side?

No sh#t. I'm in a big corporate-type hotel in downtown Edmonton. How much farther into the dark can you go?
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jul 10, 2012 - 11:22pm PT
It all started when you shaved your moustache.
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jul 11, 2012 - 11:04am PT
Three cheers for Casper. Next step involves your visa card. Jim has been living the dark life for a couple of weeks and loving it.
Relic seems pretty happy with his purchase too.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Jul 11, 2012 - 11:58am PT
i need to invest in a new ride... Pretty sure visa just uped my credit limit a few grand, i think its a sign!
gf

climber
Jul 11, 2012 - 12:04pm PT
Now I understand.
David -they aren't mutually exclusive -you can have a lot of fun climbing on rest days from biking -view it as active rest for the real deal....
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jul 11, 2012 - 12:37pm PT
Now I understand.

:)
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jul 19, 2012 - 10:00pm PT
See, I told you so. Makes you feel like a champ, hauling around those trails. I've only ever done one bike race and for some reason I'm going to try number two on the weekend. Just shoot me. 45 klicks of climbing and choice singletrack.
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jul 19, 2012 - 11:15pm PT
Hopefully the race isn't gonna be a Test of Muddle. Way to bounce back after the rib thingy!
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jul 20, 2012 - 12:46am PT
Thanks. I don't think there will be much mud, just lots of real riders with real legs, and then me in the back gasping for air.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 20, 2012 - 01:17am PT
Damn. I wish I could be there so that you'd only have to be second from the back.
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jul 20, 2012 - 11:19am PT
There will be a couple hundred riders so I'm hoping and praying I won't be the very last one across the line. I promise to put in a good effort for the old rock climbers with sore boddies group.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jul 20, 2012 - 12:07pm PT
Hamish - Worth rememberin' the body duzzin't heal as fast as it used to. Good Ruck in the Race but be smart - don't get smashed up.
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jul 20, 2012 - 09:35pm PT
It only hurts when I take really deep breaths; other than that I'm g.t.g. Geeze you know you're old when you have to scroll way down the page to find your age category. Hilarious.
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jul 23, 2012 - 12:49pm PT
So, how did the race go Hamish? I'm thinking of heading up today for a ride although it's looking a little dreary outside.
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jul 23, 2012 - 01:05pm PT
Oh man, those bike racers are FIT. This old climber with a nasty rib got 3:14; not too bad, not too good. I was really missing my deep breaths. It was great to have a humbling experience and I found it enjoyable to be the rookie. Definitely makes me thankful for the style of biking we usually partake in, what with stopping a bunch to rest.
chez

Social climber
chicago ill
Jul 23, 2012 - 01:12pm PT
^^^^^^Same Hamish i photographed on that dihedral below the Sword? Years ago
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jul 23, 2012 - 01:34pm PT
It's possible, as I did clock some time in that area.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 3, 2012 - 02:21am PT
Time to get this forum back on wheels.

Pretty good biking video, but what I really love is the music.

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Sep 3, 2012 - 02:48am PT
I'm having so much fun since I got a bike that fits me. Thanks Ghost for the video!

It will take some leg work and dues paying but WOW, the bike is a cool way of slowing down from car speed as a way of perceiving the world more effectively.

It's nice to say hi to others when stopped at a light.
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