Video: Bike Couples' Ride

Jun 21, 2013
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 I just want to apologize to my ex.... I'm sorry I'm hitting A line in whistler and the girl you cheated with is afraid of dirt. But not really...
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 This comment got so much better when I realized who was writing it Smile
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 awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 A++ Would read again.
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 YEAH... what a retard ... Wink
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 @scottrallye, thnx mate! really thank you i just couldn't make sense of it till i read your comment! Big Grin
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 Wow! Best comment on PB!
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 is your ex by any chance blind and very very stupid?
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 You shouldnt Smile keep on riding! We need to get more women into the sport!
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 Whoa...........your ex must not be all there in the head! Rock on.
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 This girl is super fine and rides dh... I wish this anomaly happened more often.
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 Being single is actually just fine.
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 Yea I keep telling myself that too Frown
  • + 58
 well that just got really depressing really fast...
  • + 69
 Apparently, riding bikes isn't the best way to meet women.
  • + 36
 I know it's a crazy concept, but you actually don't have to date some that also rides :O
  • + 21
 I finally got my girlfriend to ride, got herself a nice bike, then, she doesn't ride it! ugh.
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 Oh, they have to ride Wink
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 My GF rides her fancy dual suspension... ON THE STATIONARY TRAINER!!!
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 I refuse to let my girlfriend ride downhill. Just because of how dangerous it is..
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 My wife is faster than her friends, has fun, and doesn't ride with me because i am too solicitous. I worry too much. I also give too much advice.
Even so, we laughed like crazy at the video. She said: "that's why i hate most girls."
Perfect.
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 Taletotell... my wife says the same thing.
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 that guy is litteraly the first guy ive seen who rides xc with flats.
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 then you got way too much firetrack in your xc. out of 10 riding buddys i ride with, only one uses clips.
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 You ride to get away from the GF .....
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 And that hardtail fool loves his inseparable link with his bike. But each rider to their own. Catch you on the trails this week hopefully!!!
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 When your wife rides like this though, it's not too bad being married to a girl who shreds. Keeps me on my toes (I'm poaching her account -Ryan Gibb)

www.pinkbike.com/photo/9746793
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 You guys on west coast have soo many girls interested in mtn sports. Here in Nyc they like uhhh uhhh papi I no going upstate to no stinkin mountain. Let alone riding or skiing there. My girls usually stay back at the hotel while I shred. Always looking for that girl that can at least ride on a trail. Not asking for huge airs or anything just ride.
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 Wait, Who's the girl in the couple? because I ain't sure.
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 As a girl who rides downhill im offended
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 ... At A-Nay's comment... Not the video.
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 Booom chika wah wah
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 LOL i just convinced my girlfriend to buy a bike the other day. We rode at buckwallow and she was just like Geoff.. had a good laugh at this haha Smile
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 @Gla55Brakr you're taking this the wrong way, its not that I think she (or girls in general) aren't capable of riding downhill. I would just feel awful if I took her riding with me and she wrecked and got hurt or broke something.
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 @ jonathanheierle I ride flats all the time and keep up with the rest of the XC team on clipless.
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 @masonkona - ouch, you introduced her to MTB at Buck? You're a brave one. Hardwood Fun and Crank'd might've been a safer bet - for your long term health. Smile
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 @A-Nay3186 I'm not sure but i have heard that people are responsible for themselves. as long as you don't put a gun to her head and tell her to ride something she isn't capable of i think your conscience can be clear if she fall's. I understand you may worry but let her enjoy the things we also enjoy.
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 @ Matt5311: If she trusts you you shouldn't abuse that.
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 I fail to see how letting someone live life taking the risks they choose is abuse of trust. Of course you shouldn't put any pressure someone else to do something risky. but if they want to, you have very little right to deny them the same fun you have.
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 You know the trail and she does not: ergo you know the risk and she does not. She trusts you to either properly evaluate her skill and match the risk to it, or sufficiently warn her so she can decide.
You are right. You do fail to see.
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 At some point you were also learning and riding unknown trails... Maybe following someone who knew the trail, maybe not. Its the same for girls... We dont need to be sheltered and we will learn the same way you did. My point it we are not made of glass, we will fall and get marks but in the end it is our choice.
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 @michaelhoulden haha I know, but she was fine on the double track and a few "one hoofer" trails. It's very close to where I live.. she did have a nasty fall but I'm still alive to tell the tale! Smile
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 But you can either take it easy on a new trail or ask advice, or both. If you plan to stick together and you ride hard to keep up you can get hurt. I warn newbs if a trail is hard, and even give a tour so they don't get mangled if they want. My brother busted a clavicle chasing a pro on a jump line. It partly was his own fault since he could have gone smaller (trying to impress the other guy), but the guy he was chasing felt bad for not warning him about the launches ahead.
You let someone think it is an easy trail and then take them to gnar then the blood is on you.
Gla55Brakr, don't make it a sexism issue. Look at my argument. If it were not true there would be no green circle, blue square, black diamond ratings. They'd just expect you to figure it out.
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 @taletotell well its pretty standard to let someone know if there are any big things on the trial if you have done it before but not mandatory. when riding a trail you should both go at your own pace within your limits and the faster rider waits at the bottom. if i ride out of my ability and crash trying to keep up that makes it all my fault. and it's a sexism issue that i was discussing. if you would allow a man to do it but not a woman, that is sexism.
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 Nobody is being sexist at all? Like I HAVE ALREADY SAID it's not that we think girls are not capable we (or maybe just I) would just rather not see our girlfriends get hurt doing something that was our idea. Nobody is being sexist quit blowing things out of proportion.
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 sorry i may have misinterpreted your post saying "I refuse to let my girlfriend ride downhill" as you will not let her ride even if she wanted to, rather than you wouldn't actively promote riding DH to her.
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 I told a story about my big bro. He's a boy. Shocking I know. He was a cautionary tale about giving people good info and not abusing their trust.
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 Yeah haha it came out the wrong way
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 Its not if she falls and breaks something its when. The longer you ride the more opportunity for carnage and from my experience girls loose focus at the worst possible times. I've seen girls wallride a group of trees with a snowmobile because she got tired and confused brake with gas. Sometimes its better to have seperate interests and not force your girlfriend down a mountain.
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 I taught my girlfriend how to ride and she left me for some guy with a 29'er
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 Lol clearly size matters. Lol
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 yea NAP you should quit drawing ligers, and she might come back to you Big Grin
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 Amirazemi I was meant to + your comment not - it... PINKBIKE. can you make the prop button bigger please!
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 Supporting the community.
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 What guy rides a 29er?
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 29ers had huge hype. I bet millions of pounds went into designing and producing many sets. For very few people to take up the new fashion! I hate 29 inch wheels. Have I rode them? Nope. I choose not to jump into what's personally believe will be a short lived design when there is not wrong with 26. I love 26". And I bet any woman would too. Haha.
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 LOL, I laughed so hard. Thanks for this video on Friday. Awesome script/act/edit. VOD!
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 Hahaha that's my boyfriend right there
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 Sorry to say this, but you need to put him to sleep..
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 You sure he likes girls?
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 Least he tries, I don't mind taking my time teaching and giving him advice. We were all beginners once.
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 Hahahaha my Mum every time I go riding with her. "Is it steep?" "Are there any drops?" She's awesome though, she still gets out and does it.
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 Ya, she's like that when I ride with her too.
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 I really don't understand when guys try to get their girls to ride, I ride to escape from mine.
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 You might want to reconsider your girlfriend selection process.
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 I got my boyfriend into riding. He started with a trail bike, and it was pretty fun. Went to whistler, he rented a Glory and a few months later he tells me, "I think I want to build a DH bike". My heart went pitter patter and it has been rad ever since.

From a girls perspective, being a happy riding couple can totally work when the egos aren't present.

Hilarious video!
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 Oh ya, and to not ALWAYS ride together.
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 Not too long ago my wife said that she wants a bike and ride with me and i was totally stoked... till this video...
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 never ride with a girly man. Smile
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 me either.
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 manly girls can be fun riding partners
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 Yeah! I like riding my girlfriend but i ended up with 3 kids... Always wear appropriate protection!
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 I bet they do Wink
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 Yaaa wear protection condoms cheaper then diaper's same with Tylenol when bitches be crazy.
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 Condoms prevent minivans. (as seen on the inside of a beer cap)
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 Your instructions weren't clear enough. My dick is stuck inside an air hole of my helmet.
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 Wow... so many things in there I've heard. Brilliant Smile
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 Oh Darcy, how you melt my heart.
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 took a girl riding, gave her a concussion. Great Success!
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 What made you punch her ? Wink
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 when she asked 'how do I put it in neutral'
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 hahahaha..awesome
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 Multiple times, in groups and as a couple, I've seen females have breakdowns, crying (& not from a crash), all worked up & flustered, or even just complaining about being too sweaty/sore/tired/bloated/slow/ and/or the trail being too hard/technical/steep/too much climbing/roots&rocks/mud/dust/etc....
To their credit, I've also ridden with plenty of females that've never had a breakdown and never complain. They charge up and down anything and practice and improve. Props to them for showing that women can do it too & shred hard.
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 Hey! Women are strong and independent..... Until it all gets too much! And then they become emotional wrecks that no one can help lol.
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 amen to that, this is why im glad the missus has no interest in 2 wheels whatsoever
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 Reminds me of that video where a women flips out and throws her bike at some bloke
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 oh man that was hilarious!
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 been there done that, many times over, I'll never learn, I must suffer from bad ride amnesia, works the same in the winter. Teaching your dog to be your trail buddy is so much easier, and quieter....
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 I would follow Darcey anywhere... So cute.

That aside, my wife has taken to riding after I got her really comfy on her road bike for doing triathalons a few years ago and now she's actually able to ride trails with me and it's GREAT. She's about ready for a better bike and possibly even a full squish, but it's SO great to get out on the trail with her. It's not like I'm trying to ride with the guys, we don;t worry about going fast as much, and if she falls behind I'm happy to slow down and loop back for her. It's a different kind of riding, but it's still great in my eyes.
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 Smile ''why didnt you wait i could have dislocated my shoulder''''owwwwww''
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 Geoff: #My hands hurt so much from braking." ...Darcy: "You shouldn`t brake so much." Geoff: "WHAT?"
Hahahaha.
This whole film made my day. Nice one!
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 If I rode with Darcy I think I would be the girl too!
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 Were you guys tailing me when I was mountain biking with my boyfriend? :p Glad to know I'm not the only girl who feels frustrated sometimes! In the defence of girlfriends out there: At least we are trying! But seriously, guys, if you want to introduce your gf to your sport and take her along with you, don't chuck her on a black slope and race down like it's competition day! We all need to start somewhere, and it really doesn't help when we can barely get our butts down the hill and feel like a loser all day. You might have started mountain biking when you were 15 and had no concept of death, but starting in your late 20s or 30s, and having low levels of testosterone, sometimes is a bit of a hindrance. There are girls who shred, but I'm sure they didn't reach that level overnight. Heading out for a mountain biking day is still a frustrating process for me, because I hate being left way way way behind and not being able to do what you just did makes me feel like I'm really lousy (which I am, and I have way too high expectations of myself, hence the frustration). But each day out, I'm getting just that little bit better, and maybe a little bit faster, and that little bit of improvement feels great. I don't think I'll ever be able to keep up with my bf, but I hope I won't be too far behind in the future. His waiting skills are also improving Wink If you're not willing to sit out the beginner stage, either don't introduce the sport at all or find her a good skills coaching class. And when she gets better, you'll have a biking partner till you're 60.
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 That was awesome! Luckily enough my girl ride both XC and DH, and she never complain and I know a few couples which both partners can ride fast!
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 lucky bastard -__-
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 Took my fiancé on her first singletrack ride last weekend. I was worried, but she ended up setting a few "Queen of the Mountain"s on Strava and threatening my fastest times on the climbs. If I hadn't already proposed, I would have done so then. Now, if I can just get her into downhill....
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 Kinda reminds me of something we made a while back Smile
My girlfriend didnt whine half as much... maybe im doing something wrong.

www.pinkbike.com/video/299400

Nice spin on things. i'm gonna ride now. alone.
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 Oops! wrong video.

i meant this one
www.pinkbike.com/video/306936
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 Foxinsocks yours is even better!! Big Grin
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 Now just need to get Dakine to sponsor me. My cat is starting to struggle with the expenses...
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 foxinsocks, you've got yourself a keeper there - what a good sport! Big Grin

SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed) likes the idea of riding, surfing, hiking, anything really, and will happily give them a go. She's a bit like newborn bambi but she tries. And that's all that matters!
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 SWMBO! i have no idea how it can be pronounced, but i love the term nonetheless.

dont mind if i use it i hope Smile
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 Go for it, I stole it from someone else! Big Grin
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 foxinsocks - your video was awesome!
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 Me and my girlfriend nearly always ride together; but she can shred a hill.
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 Mine too.. On the long climbs she starts to walk away..
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 My favourite part was gully carrying his bike over the puddle!
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 Did he just drop a $6000 bike on the ground? This girly man doesn't deserve the altitude 790!
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 hahaha nailed it!
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 Best video ever! In the bathroom laughing out loud, wife thinking I'm crazy at 5:30 in the morning... Way better than a seq. sat brain dump, thinking of something witty to say to win a pack... Not jumping through the pinkbike hoop today
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 I've watched this scenario play out dozens of times. Luckily it isn't my girl!
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 Riding is my thing, the girl has her things, we keep it separate, its good tht way
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 When the misses and I were first dating I told her if she doesn't ski or ride we probably won't last long. She picked up my sports! She doesn't keep up but she always has a good showing and has a good time. Kept her preggo for last couple years which has cut into her riding time unfortunately.
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 hahahahahhahaha. I know the joy!
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 Been there Gully. I understand your feeling bro. Still working on it... she's a badass.
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 Maybe that's why I 've never been on a couples ride, all my ex's never rode a bike,or didn't even know how to. Ah well, that's what riding buddies are for.
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 I ride with friends. I miss riding with a boyfriend …sort of. Well maybe not so much. But the one guy I date who rode is ridiculously awesome at riding so it pushed me to get better and I did and continue to ….alone Smile
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 Sup? How you doin' ?
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 Go home Joey.
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 I loved this video even more so because my partner introduced me to it. He was like the 'male' in the video but through shear perseverance on both our parts :-), we now ride equally across the trails. Thank you for making us laugh out loud and realising how far we have both travelled!!!!
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 Awesome vid. Fortunately my girl rips hard, rides the black diamond trails and never complains. Well except maybe a little bit when I get us lost and we have a long hike a bike
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 This was nothing, child's play compared to the first and last couples ride I ever went on. I was being yelled at while her bike was being tossed when my friends rolled up.
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 Just don't do it guys . It's your time away from the mother inlaw :-)
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 My girl got herself a trek, then got on it and asked "how do you get it started?" and "where's the kickstand?" Needless to say she road it straight into a bush. Bikes been sitting in garage ever sense
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 Wow, you must have been hiding in the woods when my wife & I were riding!
I swear some of that was word for word.
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 As much as I appreciate the compliments, when I get off the trail and a guy says to me "Whoa, I'm impressed. You were really shredding out there..." I usually want to say "yea, I was thinking the same thing about you..."
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 HA HA HAH!! The stomping on the flats was hilarious .... and the awkward face
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 That was good acting. I was surprised by the credits that the couple were mt bikers and not professional actors. Excellent work.
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 It's only that bad if ya other half can't ride... I'd go for a ride with Darcy! Would have to be a downhill course though! Foot out. Flat out!
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 My wife had a great laugh at this. We agreed that we could insert any of our sports in there - MTB, xc skiing, snowmobiling, paddling...
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 Hilarious. WOW when he walks over the puddle on almost pissed my pants! So my wife. I hope she doesn't read this....... Oh wellSmile
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 That was good. Even if your the guy that wants people to wait for him, you gotta be able to laugh at yourself in this situaion
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 the vid finished early and missed the bit when you get back, "I cold/tiered/hungry, can you wash my bike when you do yours"
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 Darcy is so fricken awesome. This is exactly what it would seem like if I ever biked with her.... Good thing that will never happen!
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 Gulevich absolutely killed it in this, next career broadway actor!
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 The wife and I ride DH together
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 I would like to say that my wife wrote all that ^^^^ up there, and this video is so her well the guy part, but she is getting better at riding THANK GOD.
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 Pretty much my story, but the genders reversed. But I guess that's to be expected.
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 Some saddles are shaped like vaginas. That is all.
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 Hilarious. Its funny bc none of the women i ride with are like that at all.
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 Pure gold. I can fully relate, been in this girl's shoes a few times out snowmobiling haha.
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 Wish my bird could/would ride that way she wouldn't be as pissed when I steal her car every weekend to go riding
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 Someone should have showed me this before I took my girlfriend out riding, would have saved me lots of drama!
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 My wife shreds
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 My girly too
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 This vid is so true and annoying.... I ride with people that want to ride none of that fire rode flat shit.
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 awesome... just wish i had a wife that could even ride a bicycle let alone ride like that.....
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 Gully's face at 1:58 haha. the death stare.
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 Darcy Turenne!? Whhhhhhat!? Haven't seen her in like 5 years.
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 You may have missed her in this (almost) equally entertaining vid from last year. You gotta watch it till the end. www.pinkbike.com/video/268595
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 Omg that is my life exactly right there!
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 Don't trade in trevor Darcy
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 HAHAHAHA dat was some funny sh!t
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 Haha this video is spot on.
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 i want a girlfriend. . no,i want that bike
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 hahahaha! I can't stop laughing. Great video.
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 YES.....That is pure gold.
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 Been there, done it. Didn't go well lol. Apparently girls don't like getting even slightly muddy/dusty.
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 I beg to differ Wink
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 You're a rarity it seems
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 Nah most Welsh girls like to get dirty...I mean muddy Wink
I think its something in the water lol
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 Or we would never ride otherwise? Wink
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 Aussie broads are dirty!!
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 Apparently you ride with the wrong girls
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 IF only I could be so lucky...
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 That was brilliant! Made my day
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 Jajajajajaa..such is life!! Jajajajajajaaaaa
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 i had hard time understanding the "JAJAJA" until i learnt spanish!
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 Jajajajaja.....,my cat saids miauuu. How sounds the cats in Albania?
How sounds the laugh.....I never think on that its funny...Smile
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 JAJAJAJAJAAJAJ....
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 There's you're problem, she's on a Norco.
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 hahah, word! ...btw ...Darcy :p
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 Bloody hell he's hard work
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 the break up for me would come at the first mention of eating a quiche
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 Darcy and gully are the best......
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 My Girl doesnt Even Ride her bike to the corner store Big Grin
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 Haha soo good! Geoff killing it as usual!
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 The video was great and some of the comments up top were even better.
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 haha the guy in the video sounds just like my girl lol
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 So that's what Geoff is like to ride with!
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 Darcy is a good rider
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 that was awesome.
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 OMG hilarious...
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 srsly nailed it..
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 funniest shit lol
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