Last night in the pub…(DHer content)
Last night the pub was full of DHers all moaning that they had to pedal around a 3 miles before they could stick their bikes in the uplift truck and get a bus to the top of the hill. I’m sure loads of them must have been getting lost because it is only a mile or so from the trails to the uplift road. Lots of them claimed that they only had one cog on the back too. I’ve never seen a SS DH bike.
Here is a novel idea you workshy lazy bastards, learn to pedal the **** things – it’ll make you a better rider….Posted 9 years ago
just found this:
looks like even the DH world is not exempt from SS Fever!Posted 9 years ago
guitarhero – yes, then up the fireroad to the top of the DH trails – it aint difficult. Fitter stronger riders are faster than unfit riders. Do you think Sam Hill, Peaty, Gee Atherton would have a problem riding along that road on a DH bike?
The road goes follows a river downstream – that kind of tells you something.Posted 9 years agosolamandaMember
Smee, sounds like you have little idea how hard it is to pedal a dh bike running low tyre pressures and how tried they would have been from the dh. DH is far harder on your entire body than most xc riders appreciate, especially if it was a race! Don’t forget the fact they had PAID for uplift and expected a service.Posted 9 years agoIAMember
Also, the pedal is tiring, when you’re on your 8th or 9th time along the road, on supertacky tyres at 20PSI on a bike with the saddle round your knees. Plus it wears the tyres out.
I’ve ridden a DH bike (proper DH bike mind, nothing I could get the saddle up to a decent pedalling height on) all the way to the top of minch moor round the XC loop. Just cos I can do it, doesn’t mean I want to, especially when racing, wearing armour etc.
Having said that – I’m not one of the folk that moans particularly when I have to ride along the road, but I’d prefer not to.Posted 9 years agoGNARGNARMember
It’s called a downhill bike for a reason (the clue is in the name somewhere). If they could easily be pedalled up hills then everyone would ride them, and perhaps bitchy little jey boys like yourself might stand a chance of descending with a shred of style and some dignity. But then again probably not.Posted 9 years agoDracSubscriber
It was full of DHers but you were in there, does that make you a DHer? What about the company you were drinking with were they DHers too? Did you challenge any of them at the time or did you think “I can’t wait to write a post about this on STW”?
Why do you think Dhers are work shy?Posted 9 years agophutphutendSubscriber
That singlespeed Patriot is mine.
Mr Nutts, my Patriot isn’t a DH bike Eh! Well I challenge you to a race down a hill then. With a pair of Boxxers, slackened angles and big tyres it’s perfect for all but the roughest tracks. Certainly perfect for our little island.
You’ll also find that the average DHer will whip any XCers butt around the trail centres. Not only are we fit and strong, but we also know how to gain speed from the terrain. Something your average spindly legged, lycra clad……… Sorry! Got a bit worked up there.
We’re all biker. Some like pedalling, some like adreniline and fear, some like a mix of the two. Some DHers are super fit and strong, some fat and lardy. Some goes for XCers.
Lycra shorts though, there’s no excuse for!Posted 8 years ago
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