- people always mock xc jeyboys….
respect for any person fit enough or skillful enough to compete!
hate to the armchair guys with big guts, little skill/fitness and shiny expensive all-mountain bikes!
you wouldn’t even make the drop off because you’d probably be propped up against a tree spewing your guts up!Posted 6 years agomboySubscriber
people always mock xc jeyboys….
Generally only the ones that take themselves too seriously, or the ATGNI types…
Then there’s guys like Absalon, who cleaned up at the Olympic test event (and a couple of the drops there make that one look small!) in style, repeatedly clearing all the trail obstacles. But then again, even though he may be fully lycra’d up, and on an 18lb Carbon hardtail, “jey” is hardly a fitting description of his riding style/ability!Posted 6 years agophilconsequenceMember
anybody who wears lycra or rides a hardtail is totally jey.
its embarrassing when people use ‘core’ when describing XC riding, get over yourself you tubby middlemanagers… stick to the canals where you belong. the woods are for us sik riderz who know how to turn the awesome up to 11. if you can’t send it, go home.Posted 6 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
There was a picture online somewhere of a rider practising one of the lines at a World Cup XC in Australia, it had a guy standing next to it watching as well. so you could see the angles of the terrain.
Proper mental nearly vertical drop, limited run out and the guy was riding it on the usual 18lb XC HT, saddle fully extended. It looked like a smaller steeper version of The Slab at Dalbeattie except with bigger rocks in the run out zone…
Watching pro XCers is incredible – Absalon at the Olympic Test Event was SO smooth (and that course is really tough, much harder than it looks in pictures).Posted 6 years agorichmtbSubscriber
Proper national level (or above) xc riders are all nails and better technically than most of us.
I remember riding the first version of the Witches Trail at FW (not the shorter easier one they use now) its bonkers to think they did multiple laps on skinny hardtails with 80mm forks. I’ve still never managed to clean Nessie!
I bumped into two whippet types wearing what looked like Irish team kit at Dalbeattie one day. Me and my mate were mincing around at the top of the Qualifier and Slab trying to pluck up the courage to do it. These guys gave us a cheery hello did a little trackstand at the top and then just shot down it. Saddles fully extendened.
So I think the “jeyboy” tag is pretty often underservedPosted 6 years agophilconsequenceMember
would i be wrong in thinking that ‘jey’ is just an almost swearfilter avoidance style way of getting away with calling XC riders ‘gay’ and if so how come STW hasnt clamped down on it…?
its not a swear word i know… but if thats the understood implication of ‘jey’ then it’s kinda the equivalent of calling people ‘slowmosexuals’Posted 6 years ago
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