Raised on Bmx and Mx, switched to mtb
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Aug 4, 2016 at 16:27Aug 4, 2016
Stranger than Fiction - Opinion
Great piece Mike, I've go a strange one...all of this happened in one ride. I had spent a few months nursing my wife who was out with a debilitating back injury and was looking at having spinal surgery. Not super bad, just to trim some disc etc.... Still, kinda scary her and I couldn't help but worry. One of the best remedies for anything, including worry is a nice ride. Off I went on my local trail. About 30 minutes in, the trail takes you past the back of a rehab hospital and I need to check some bike issues and hydrate. I happen to stop by a nice lady in a wheelchair. She tells me that she was a nurse up till very recently and had (you guessed it) a back injury that required surgery and now she was partially paralyzed, her kids didn't visit, failing health, you name it. I felt very badly for her but also a bit freaked for my wife. Ride 5 more minutes and drop down into a chute. Almost at the bottom a woman jumps out and screams for me to stop! A deer had been hit by a car on the roadway above and had apparently crawled/tumbled down to the bottom where it lay with broken legs and broken back. It struggled to cling to life and it's every breath was getting more shallow. This suffering was extremely tough to watch for me and luckily the woman and her mate told me that the sirens I was hearing was because they had called 911. I was happy to move along though a bit uneasy. I continued along my ride for another 7 or 8 minutes, up a climb that brought me out to the edge of a big municipal park and the trail continued around the perimeter for another couple of minutes. The trail the drops back away from the park and into a ravine. The sirens were still wailing and echoing through the area. Just as I turned into the woods I saw a picnic cooler and a fallen step ladder. This seemed odd but then the full realization of what I was looking at hit me when I saw the man hanging by his neck in the tree. I couldn't help myself and started to choke up and fight back tears. I felt myself backing up back to the clearing and then I saw another rider off his bike waking toward the scene. Ah...the sirens...he had made the same discovery before me and called 911. I took the short way straight home. That ride had been long enough.
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Brand New Boost I9 Torch hub 28 spoke wheels laced to Easton Arc27 wide rims, takeoffs from my '16 Hightower. Super high I9 quality, double butted spokes and 27mm id rims.
Jul 1, 2016 at 15:43Jul 1, 2016
Hey gang selling a 2015 Pike RCT3 27.5 15mm Maxle in Stealth takeoff from my Newmad. Set at 160mm. (have 140mm and 150mm pistons if you want to customize $60 each) It was ridden twice. I crashed the second ride gettin steezy.. Small blemishes from the crash but the stanchions got scratched and thus this fork has a brand new, uncut CSU, crown/steer/unit worth $350..Will include a seal kit with the fork along with the Maxle and two extra volume Tokens. $650 cdn firm
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