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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-16-2002, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Picked up my new mountain bike yesterday. It's a Giant DS1. While I was at the bike shop I took it out back in a parking lot to ride it again before I bought it. Now keep in mind, I haven't owned a bicycle since I joined the army a little over 19yrs ago. I pulled a small wheelie...seemed kind of light compared to my drz...., then I down shifted a couple gears, put some muscle into the pedal and tugged....a little too hard on the bars, up and over it came and down I went on one knee, having the presence of mind to remember this bike wasn't actually mine yet I maintained a death grip on the handle bars so the bike just remained balanced on the back tire, no damage...to the bike, but when I walked back into the bike shop limping with blood dripping down my leg from my knee (was wearing shorts)...I felt kind of stupid and just said "well, ok, I'll take it! Anyway, just wanted to share.
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You know, even though I'm a avid believer/user of spell checkers, every once in a while, something slips by!
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That story sound like the time I bought my first YZ250. Fresh off the floor, I took it out back, and proceeded to throw that sucker right down on the asphalt. Busted cllutch perch, bent bars, dinged pipe and scratches all over the place. Man did I feel like a moron!
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that sucs man, first day got my quad fell into a ditch and flipped, nothin more than a lot of scratches and gashes, i was pissed while i bled oout of my hand that needed stiches, oh, the first day went so well
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But thats a great way to break your bike (and your knee) in

A bike shop where I use to go was really cool with me taking there "demo" bikes, even though I'd be gone for an hour or 2 and the rims would need to be straightened when I got back [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] ...I'd usually fix the rims myself though[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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i can ride good wheelies on mountain bikes...good thing ya didn't hurt the bike though...usually if i come over backwards i just slide off the back of the seat and run with it, and on a dirtbike it's the same thing unless ur going tooooo fast then just let it go, lol.
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let go and tuck and roll [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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i never really liked that unless im goin really fast and wreck..other than that i like to save as much of the accident as i can, [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Rooster, I don't feel so bad now [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Yeah rooster, that'd be pretty embaressing.[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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