Volleyball anyone?

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  • Bryan

Posted June 06, 2001 - 07:47 AM


Hey all!

This has NOTHING to do with motorcycles. But I'm sure many of you TTalk old-timers wanted to know what I've been up to lately since I haven't been on my OWN site much.

How many of you guys play volleyball? I'm talking doubles in the sand? In California, it's one of the many top state sports. It's pretty big here in Colordado too.

I used to play in the AA division in Colorado (top Co. division) years ago before I got into moutain biking and dirt biking. But I got burned out on the attitudes and sitting at double elim tourneys all weekend waiting to play.

However, recently I re-discovered the need to play this sport. So I've been spending much of my free time not riding my WR like I should, but playing v-ball. In fact, I'm trying to shake off the rust of almost 8 years of not playing in the sand (maybe played 6 times in that period) and get motivated to play in a Colorado Pro Qualifier tourney in July. Then I might play in the famous Aspen Motherload over Labor day. I would play in the Masters division (very competitive and Californian Olympic gold medalist Pat Powers often plays in that division and would completely SPANK MY BUTT if I had to face him). Of course I would also take my WR since Aspen has some AWESOME trails!

So, that's what I've been doing with my time when I should be updating ThumperTalk and riding my WR. But, I'm OK with that choice for now.

How many of you play v-ball on this forum (not sissy picnic ball but in-your-face doubles with jump serves and cussing)? Any big California players out there? I know Harold plays a bit right?


  • Bill

Posted June 06, 2001 - 08:27 AM


I used to play, when I lived in California. I was a firefighter and played a neighboring department in a sand pit.

I suck, you'd probably spike the ball of my forehead and knock me out :) Ever done that :D

Glad to hear your having fun. Don't forget to keep the rust off of your riding skills. Riding is less forgiving than volleyball :D


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  • Brian_in_Long_Beach

Posted June 06, 2001 - 08:47 AM


Meet my wife at a indoor v-ball class in Redondo Beach :D You single guys need to take note - 3 couples met/married from that class.

I prefer indoor - I'm too slow for two man :)


  • Ga426owner

Posted June 06, 2001 - 09:40 PM


Bryan, Not much VolleyBall action here in Ga.,except in 96, for the Olympics.I guess Red Clay is not so condusive for the sport & not much sand except on the coastal areas. But, Softball is booming, Golf is big - hurts my back worse than Jumping Thumpers.
2man volleyball is cool to watch. How do you guys run so quick in deep sand & how do you keep it out of your eyes & mouth? Looks like a lot of work.......

  • KerryT

Posted June 06, 2001 - 09:50 PM


Bryan, stop make excusses why you suck at riding and keep your volleyball questions off of this site. If you keep it up I'll tell your volleyball wimps that your ride a dirt bike!

  • Bryan

Posted June 06, 2001 - 10:06 AM


Ouch! :)
Maybe you should play more outdoor v-ball so you can get rid of that pasty white condition so next time you visit a foreign beach you won't give us Americans a bad name?

BTW: I have a photo of KerryT MAJOR hung over, all pasty white, standing in the middle of the South Platte puking last summer. Maybe I should post that on TTalk? Or I could sell them and the proceeds would go to TTalk?


  • KerryT

Posted June 06, 2001 - 10:23 AM


It was a bachlor party! Someone's gotta' hurl. And the fish weren't biting so actually I was really just chumming the water to catch more fish. :eek

  • Bryan

Posted June 06, 2001 - 10:29 AM


Yeah. You left some of that 'Chum' by the side of my truck and I almost stepped in it!


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  • Ga426owner

Posted June 06, 2001 - 10:33 AM


NICE!, & I was getting tired of the religion
rollercoaster? Hurling is much better to talk about!

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted June 06, 2001 - 11:14 AM


Ahhh, it's good to get a laugh off the site again!! I love it when other people have drinking problems, and I don't mean the abusive kind :)

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  • Bryan

Posted June 06, 2001 - 11:23 AM


What's really sad is that Kerry only had one marg the night before!


Oh, but I forgot about that strenuous game of fast pitch whiffle ball with the beer on each base. That probably contributed to his state.


[This message has been edited by Bryan (edited 06-06-2001).]

  • KerryT

Posted June 06, 2001 - 11:29 AM


Bryan, you should be glad I didn't blow chunks IN your truck! :)

  • Bryan

Posted June 06, 2001 - 11:38 AM


Wait! It's all coming back to me now! That's the SAME day of the famous JAKES TRUCK FLYING THROUGH THE AIR incident!

We were all on a 4wd road with bikes in the back heading home. We had to get up a NASTY LOOSE STEEP WHOOPED out SANDY hill. Dave and Ron made it up and struggled a little. So we told Jake to floor it. He hit the hill at TOP SPEED IN 4WD LOW! Must have been about 20 mph or so? When he hit the whoops, HIS TRUCK I SWEAR WAS ENTIRELY TWO FEET IN THE AIR AND SIDEWAYS! The vision is PERMENENTLY burned into my head! And his WR flipped up and BANGED his roof HARD! Kerry and I watched in disbelief!

Yes, a Chevy K1500 pickup DOES fly! I've seen it with my own eyes!



  • Dave_S

Posted June 06, 2001 - 03:32 PM


I love volleyball! But I had to give it up becauase it was too hard on my body.

Now, I just MX!

I hope to play VB again when I get older though!

Dave S

[This message has been edited by Dave S (edited 06-06-2001).]

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted June 07, 2001 - 05:55 AM



V-ball to chum!! See what you started Bryan!!

  • JamesD

Posted June 07, 2001 - 10:11 AM


I played some for the club team in college. Most of my game was pretty good (I was their best middle blocker) but my passing has always needed work.

I've only played a few times in the last 6 years. I went from a 40" vertical jump to what is probably 6" by now. :)

I've never cared for doubles.


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