I DIDN'T Ride My Bike Today, Cuzz....

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  1. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Only 3 wheels per skate. Non-conformist. You will be ostracized. The hive is concerned.
     
  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Because I was watching my daughter's rag-tag 12u water polo team win a couple of games at Junior Olympics in Cupertino.

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    It's all about the experience and making friends through shared ordeal...
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  3. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    I'm surprised they don't have a bit of built in rocker by having the middle wheel about 2 mm lower than the front and rear.
     
  4. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Mountain biking sucks. Gimme a couch and the TV or maybe some house cleaning or work from an angry boss and the flu, and I'm good.
     
  5. Agent Orange

    Agent Orange Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley, CA
    Name:
    Dude Bro
    Current Bike:
    '98 Specialized FSR Comp
    It was hot, humid, and windy after work, plus the transmission of my truck is laying in the driveway next to it and needs to be back in and functioning by Monday oh dark hundred. It hasn't been straightforward either.
     
  6. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    hope it is automatic or you will be playing with a clutch plate and throw out bearing
     
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  7. Agent Orange

    Agent Orange Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley, CA
    Name:
    Dude Bro
    Current Bike:
    '98 Specialized FSR Comp
    It's a manual; the clutch fork broke and can't be changed without pulling the trans. I'm replacing the clutch, flywheel, and rear main seal because they're old but manuals are easy IMO. Just mechanical stuff that all bolts together.
     
  8. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    Are the old models zetras!?!
     
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  9. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    I was fortunate enough to avoid the entry-level Zetras. The pair on bottom are 2011 Rollerblade Twister 80s. The pair on top are 2022 Rollerblade Twister 110s. The numbers represent the diameter of the wheels in millimeters. In the late 80s, I had an OG pair of Rollerblade BladeRunners with full-lace boots. Then 2 pairs of Lightnings, then a pair of Lightning TRS that lasted me until 2011 when the plastic boots disintegrated and the Twister 80s replaced them.

    If gasoline gets to $25/gallon for passenger vehicles, electric components get snatched up by the E-bikes, and developers build grocery stores within 2 miles of every house, this may become popular.
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  10. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fallbrook, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Because its a rest day:geek:
     
  11. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Because the shoulder has been pretty angry the last several days, so I didn't ride.....washed the truck instead.
     
  12. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Cuzzz…

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    Well, technically I did ride a bike today - down to Trestles and back. Including a dirt trail. I think mine was the only one of 30+ bikes that didn't have a motor. I'm just cool like that. :cool:

    Oh, and it's a Specialized...:eek: :facepalm:
     
  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    I'm glad you listened to it.
     
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  14. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Looks almost flat out there?
     
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  15. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    2-4' (waist to shoulder). There are a couple of 2 footers forming over my right shoulder if you look carefully (upper left side of photo) and there were some better set waves. Don't forget, waves come in waves (flat for a while, then they come in sets, then it goes flat again). It was really fun. Enough energy to provide some decent rides, but not hectic or threatening in any way.
     
  16. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Transition Scout, TJ Ti
    Worked on the hillside, pulling weeds, cutting up a downed tree, trimming hedges. Then played used car salesman. Car sold itself.
     
  17. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Snake don't go out in anything under 4'.
     
  18. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    I keep thinking about getting a pair. But, I’ve gotta build up the new skate deck I got first.
     
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  19. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Proof required of this claim...
     
  20. Agent Orange

    Agent Orange Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley, CA
    Name:
    Dude Bro
    Current Bike:
    '98 Specialized FSR Comp
    I was finishing the clutch job on my truck. All because of this:

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  21. CBone

    CBone iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    Got it done?
     
  22. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Wow - that's no yoke!
     
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  23. DIRTJUNKIE

    DIRTJUNKIE Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    Name:
    Jay
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer, Pro
    After seeing these new designs I don’t feel so bad about being a victim of the older design brand new [still in the box] pair of K2 in-line skates stolen. Lifted by some movers during a move. It took me a year to realize they were gone and I never even got to use them.

    Edit: They were the new at the time soft edition. Outer hard shell but inner soft lining webbed by the outer hard shell. Not sure if that design ever took off but they sure were comfortable comparatively to the normal all hard shell designs. But I never got to test them in real world all day use comfortability and performance. A nice “extra” $350 tip for one of the movers.:bang:

    Found a photo online of the “soft” design for reference of my botched description above.

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  24. Agent Orange

    Agent Orange Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley, CA
    Name:
    Dude Bro
    Current Bike:
    '98 Specialized FSR Comp
    Tentatively*, yes. :thumbsup:

    *There's always that gray-area period after major work where I'm repeatedly checking for leaks, loose bolts, oversights, and things just having not gone right. A week or two from now I'll know for sure.

    Quite right. It's forked. :laugh:
     
  25. Y-not

    Y-not Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Coarsegold
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Pivot Mach 6 Cadillac
    We have some classics, probably a dozen years old, but well kept. Adult and kid sizes. All the sticks and stones we used to play indoors with. We had a cement floor empty barn, about 30' x 90' that we played hockey in. Good times in the country.
    If I can find them I will post pictures.
     
  26. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Those K2s must have been top tier for $350. Unlike ice hockey skates, in-line skates generally have avoided inflation since they became popular in the early 1990s at $2-300/pair.
     
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  27. DIRTJUNKIE

    DIRTJUNKIE Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    Name:
    Jay
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer, Pro
    They were, that design had just hit the market when I had some coin itching to be spent. Around 2002 I believe. I may be wrong with the $350 claim but I know they were over $300.
     
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  28. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    back when I was a beach diver we had to know that, the tide and the break. When in full gear not understanding the ocean could be bad. Oddly my favourite was steep beaches with 8-10 foot shore break. Come in feel the next wave, stand up and be dry, too easy.
    BTW that is how I know sharks are right under your feet. I normally dive points, surfers normally sit there off the same points. Those horn sharks just sit there facing out with the big ol spike facing up.
     
  29. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
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    Oh wait! I did ride my bike today! :ninja:
     
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  30. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Transition Scout, TJ Ti
    Spent a few days up in Paso. Shakedown cruise for the new road trip mobile.

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