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  #51  
Old November 14th 03, 11:26 PM
Mojo Deluxe
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"JD" wrote in message
m...
Nobody said you had to post an email, coward.

Now regarding this......well, not this, but what led up to this.....

I was informed by someone who as ridden with you, that you were one of the
best riders they have seen. Also, because you've been at this for so long,
you've seen a lot of gear break. You know what works, and what does not.
That was the extent of the discussion of you, as that was all I cared to
know. Anything more is none of my business, nor do I wish to make it so.

There you have it.

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  #52  
Old November 14th 03, 11:34 PM
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On Thu, 13 Nov 2003 17:05:40 -0600, Mojo Deluxe wrote:
"BB" wrote:
Mojo Deluxe wrote:

Seriously though, early on, I was offered a free clue by someone
regarding your riding skills, and knowledge of mtb'ing. I took them
seriously, as I thought of them as a decent enough person, that would
not lead me on.....unless you're willing to dispel the information I
recieved as just rumor.


Then post it, and see if it matches up with the experience of the numerous
people who've seen his riding skills personally.

I do not post e-mails.


So basically, you're willing to allow people to dispel information that
you intend to keep secret? Does that make sense.

Who are you, btw?


Just someone who like to see accusations based on observation rather than
rumor. OTOH, this whole thread is very muddled - it was unclear what you
meant by "he's the real thing" (as you seem to be focusing on his riding
ability), while the previous poster wrote "Whether your a keyboard jerk or
the real thing is an intriguing mystery", implying that "the real thing"
meant a real jerk.

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To reply to me, drop the attitude (from my e-mail address, at least)
"It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person a few scars" - Garrison Keillor
  #53  
Old November 15th 03, 12:10 AM
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"BB" wrote in message
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On Thu, 13 Nov 2003 17:05:40 -0600, Mojo Deluxe wrote:
"BB" wrote:
Mojo Deluxe wrote:

Seriously though, early on, I was offered a free clue by someone
regarding your riding skills, and knowledge of mtb'ing. I took them
seriously, as I thought of them as a decent enough person, that would
not lead me on.....unless you're willing to dispel the information I
recieved as just rumor.

Then post it, and see if it matches up with the experience of the

numerous
people who've seen his riding skills personally.

I do not post e-mails.


So basically, you're willing to allow people to dispel information that
you intend to keep secret? Does that make sense.

Who are you, btw?


Just someone who like to see accusations based on observation rather than
rumor. OTOH, this whole thread is very muddled - it was unclear what you
meant by "he's the real thing" (as you seem to be focusing on his riding
ability), while the previous poster wrote "Whether your a keyboard jerk or
the real thing is an intriguing mystery", implying that "the real thing"
meant a real jerk.

Saying someone is a good rider, and very knowledgeable about our hobby/sport
is hardly an accusation. Whether he's a jerk or not, is something I do not
care to obsess over. Now, if he, and/or Pete want to flame and/or name call
me in the future, because I fired back in the past....so what. This is not
real life.

So what kind of bike do you ride, Blaine?

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Old November 15th 03, 01:13 AM
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On Fri, 14 Nov 2003 17:10:24 -0600, Mojo Deluxe wrote:

Saying someone is a good rider, and very knowledgeable about our hobby/sport
is hardly an accusation. Whether he's a jerk or not, is something I do not
care to obsess over. Now, if he, and/or Pete want to flame and/or name call
me in the future, because I fired back in the past....so what. This is not
real life.


Obviously you "get it" more than you were given credit for. Any flaming
and such probably had more to do with the thread that preceeded you. I for
one apologize for the misinterpretation.

So what kind of bike do you ride, Blaine?


Depends. Usually my Trek OCLV 9800, unless I'm riding the fireroads around
my house, where I ride my old Marin Bear Valley SE (with tires more
appropriate for the flight back down).

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To reply to me, drop the attitude (from my e-mail address, at least)
"It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person a few scars" - Garrison Keillor
  #55  
Old November 15th 03, 10:07 PM
Mojo Deluxe
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"BB" wrote in message
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On Fri, 14 Nov 2003 17:10:24 -0600, Mojo Deluxe wrote:

Saying someone is a good rider, and very knowledgeable about our

hobby/sport
is hardly an accusation. Whether he's a jerk or not, is something I do

not
care to obsess over. Now, if he, and/or Pete want to flame and/or name

call
me in the future, because I fired back in the past....so what. This is

not
real life.


Obviously you "get it" more than you were given credit for. Any flaming
and such probably had more to do with the thread that preceeded you. I for
one apologize for the misinterpretation.

It's all in fun. I have nothing against anyone here. It would be kind of
ko0kish , and obsessive to anyway.

So what kind of bike do you ride, Blaine?


Depends. Usually my Trek OCLV 9800, unless I'm riding the fireroads around
my house, where I ride my old Marin Bear Valley SE (with tires more
appropriate for the flight back down).

How does that carbon frame ride?

  #56  
Old November 15th 03, 11:36 PM
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On Sat, 15 Nov 2003 15:07:44 -0600, Mojo Deluxe wrote:

So what kind of bike do you ride, Blaine?


Depends. Usually my Trek OCLV 9800, unless I'm riding the fireroads around
my house, where I ride my old Marin Bear Valley SE (with tires more
appropriate for the flight back down).

How does that carbon frame ride?


I think its a really plush ride, which came as a surprise to me. I just
bought it because it was light, and there are too damn many hills to climb
around here. I was a little worried about breaking my "plastic" frame, but
its been bashed into so many things over the years that I don't see that
happening. It shows scratches really badly though, and after 6 years it
looks like I've been awfully unkind to it.

Plus it has the "Trek" name on it, so thieving nitwits have shown less
interest in it than my Marin that's worth 1/3 as much.

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To reply to me, drop the attitude (from my e-mail address, at least)
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  #57  
Old November 16th 03, 07:41 AM
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"Chris Glidden" wrote in message .. .
"kantspel" asked:

Sigh... what amb rule did i break this time?

You expected a straight answer. LOL. In any case, good luck finding a good
place. Paladin's suggestions sounds like your best bet at this point. Post
a RR, I'm curious as to what the Vegas riding is like.

cg


Dry desert, lots of cacti, some rocks. No trees. Lotsa jack rabbits.
Like my hood, but without the elevation.

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=e...spamuswest.net

Paladin
  #58  
Old November 17th 03, 01:43 AM
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"Mojo Deluxe" wrote in message . ..
"JD" wrote in message
m...
Nobody said you had to post an email, coward.

Now regarding this......well, not this, but what led up to this.....

I was informed by someone who as ridden with you, that you were one of the
best riders they have seen. Also, because you've been at this for so long,
you've seen a lot of gear break. You know what works, and what does not.
That was the extent of the discussion of you, as that was all I cared to
know. Anything more is none of my business, nor do I wish to make it so.

There you have it.


All lies and I'm superdupersecret enough as to not even show my face in photographs.

JD 0013
  #59  
Old November 17th 03, 01:26 PM
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"Stephen Baker" wrote in message
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Michael Dart says:

Uh...read it again Steve.


Oh, DUH! Thanks - I think....

Steve blush


'sokay man. ;^)


  #60  
Old November 18th 03, 01:13 PM
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"BB" wrote in message
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On Sat, 15 Nov 2003 15:07:44 -0600, Mojo Deluxe wrote:

It shows scratches really badly though, and after 6 years it
looks like I've been awfully unkind to it.

Ain't that the truth about carbon! I put my Easton bar on a few weeks ago,
and it seemed like when anything metallic touched it, a scratch was left.
It's
still a great material.

Funny carbon story:

I was racing in a local XC race a few years ago, and a guy shows up with one
of those GT FS carbon bikes, with the aluminum exoskeleton. I did not pay
him much mind until he donned his full body armour! This is an XC race in
Louisiana! To top it off, he enters the sport class, a 20 mile race. The
'Fred' didn't make one lap, because he didn't lighten his front wheel when
he came to a dip in the trail, and scored a '9.0' endo, and snapped the
frame clean in two, a few inches behind the head tube.



 




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