Why do people think they are soo bad A$$.
Posted October 20, 2002 - 04:05 PM
Posted October 20, 2002 - 04:15 PM
Posted October 20, 2002 - 05:42 PM
Posted October 20, 2002 - 05:45 PM
Funny, I got a flat tire on my truck driving to Elsinore last week too.
Posted October 20, 2002 - 07:39 PM
Posted October 20, 2002 - 09:21 PM
"He who talks about it most, does it least"
... and I have found that to be true in all areas, from the "I-could-have-been-a-pro-rider" to the self styled "office casanova"
Sounds like you just met another one of the breed...
Posted October 21, 2002 - 03:45 AM
For what it's worth...
I bought my hubby a bolt on kick stand for his birthday, and he will probably tell you it is his favorite "mod".
Screw that guy. Just remember, when you are out riding your bike, he's changing tires.
Posted October 21, 2002 - 04:49 AM
I think hes around 40 (not sure but I know he was racing, and winning!!, A class BJEC races back in the late 70's-early 80's) and he will SMOKE 99% of the woods riders around here.
My point is, as others have stated, usually the reserved, quiet people are the ones to look out for. Others are trying to fullfil their dreams by talking poop.
Posted October 21, 2002 - 05:25 AM
He breaks out like a 1970 BMX bike, not maintained since then and lines up on the little jumps. One of my friends said" we jump over here, the little kids jump over there" which they did. So the guy is like oh-yeah I was just looking at them. We all took off and jumped through the rhythm section, 4 doubles with 8 foot lips and 10-15 foot gaps, and were waiting. He takes off coasts down the start hill, every one else pedals like mad. The guy goes up the lip of the jump loops out and does half of a back flip and lands head first at the base of the landing. We thought he broke his neck, to bad it was only his left clavical. Needless to say he never muttered a word again to any of us.
Actions do speak louder than words!!!!
Posted October 21, 2002 - 08:31 AM
His accident wasn't funny but I couldn't stop laughing.
I'm glad he wasn't hurt.
Posted October 21, 2002 - 08:40 AM
Course with the 426, you could leave it in the pick-up bed and just ask him to start it.....It would be worth replacing a plug to watch an "expert" kick themselves silly.
Just the shock of watching him kick to the hardspot and launch himself over the handlebars could be amusing.
Posted October 21, 2002 - 04:32 PM
Posted October 21, 2002 - 05:45 PM
The fact that he pissed you off should of identified him as a major loser in life that we all run into all to often these days.
Unfortunately, when we have our bikes with us
Posted October 21, 2002 - 09:28 PM
I'll give him credit for putting his money where his mouth was on practice day: I warned him not to expect to keep up with Sky-Man (on his 50cc Cobra) and his fast little buddies, and to just stick with me (I know better!) and learn the track and his machine. Of course, I got a snicker and a "Yeah, sure"... I was being sincere and did not wish to see him get hurt and those kids NEVER run out of energy and are experienced racers who love to bait suckers...
Half hour later,covered with mud and gasping for air and guzzling water, with a battered body and quad he humbly concedes . "If you aren't in shape and can't corner on a dime...forget it!"
He later challenges Sky to some 100 or so yard drag races... Pain was followed by outright humiliation . He sold the quad soon after. He DID meet a nice girl, though: She was on the quad that finished in front of him every moto...
It's always fun to see "experts" shut down by 7 or 8 year old kids! I'm experienced enough to just get out of their way!
I feel fortunate that "my" parts guy is actually an accomplished racer! Even so, he offers advice but never insists HE is THE expert. We met when he told me how bad my body position was when I jumped and "do it like this"...He was right!
Posted October 22, 2002 - 05:45 AM
I didn't say a thing and some of them started 22 minutes in front of me. By the end of the day, I had passed every single one of them and had a much better score. I told my buddy that I needed to talk to him. When he came over to my bike, I said he might want to take a look at the front of my bike since he hadn't seen it all day. He was pretty quiet after that.
It used to be that kickstands would fall down. I remember cutting inner tubes and sliding them up the swingarm to pull over the end of the kickstand. Not anymore, I've never had mine come down or move even at extreme speed over bumps.
Posted October 23, 2002 - 07:25 PM
Smart man once say arguing with a fool makes two.
Its better to not even bother with those types.
Posted October 24, 2002 - 03:29 AM
Posted October 24, 2002 - 10:34 AM
Peace Eh - P.Z.