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May 21, 2001 3:20 PM
Mike: I think we need to spank Stinkys' bottom! ;) nmrollo tommassi
May 21, 2001 3:40 PM
With a nickname like Stinky, I don't want to get near his bottommike mcmahon
May 21, 2001 3:47 PM
But, as with any little boy seeking attention, responding to him will only encourage him. My guess is that if we ignore him, he'll start responding to his own posts under assumed names to keep the thread alive. Let's hope it just dies.
Hey mike, SHUT UP!Not oO=[stinky]=Oo
May 21, 2001 3:57 PM
damn go suck a cow
You know,look271
May 22, 2001 8:14 AM
for someone who thinks that roadies are gay, you sure spend alot of time here. Secretly desire the strong, shaved, fast, lean body of a roadie, don't you? Go ahead and admit it. It's ok. We won't tell any of your lame-ass mtb buddies as you're doing your "way cool" macho downhill pseudo-sport (about as athletic as NASCAR drivers).
look271, don't get baited. (nm)seth1
May 22, 2001 10:40 AM
Sorry, the devil made me do it! (nm)look271
May 22, 2001 2:19 PM
downhillers are way more athletic than most any roadie!!?DHer
May 22, 2001 12:41 PM
Thats a joke. You guys call yourself athletes?? Fit, yes. You guys look like a first time ice skater when you mearly try to bunny hop the one inch kirb. Most Dhers are really fit also.
roadie here, good DS racer toopeloton
May 22, 2001 6:11 PM
Derin Stockton traces his roots to the road as well.

From racing everything from road to the dual, I would say that the athletic edge has to go to the roadies. I've dusted guys in the dual that were smoking cigerettes in the start! That sprint got honed on the road. Yes, top downhillers are great athletes. Lopes won the street sprint at Redlands last year. When you trickle down the ladder to a more core group of riders though, the roadies are far more fit.
I dont think fit is the definition of athletebobbly
May 23, 2001 4:37 PM
Shaun Palmer got nominated as athlete of the year. We all know hes not classified as a fit person. By the way, who in the hell smokes before a DS??????? What class do you race in? Or better yet, are you from Arkansas? The sprint in DS comes from BMX. Those guys are great athletes. Yeah, one DHer came from the road. Big deal. Derrin Stockton also raced BMX before road. Know your facts or they might backfire on you.
I dont think fit is the definition of athletepeloton
May 23, 2001 5:57 PM
Know my facts, know your own. John Tomac (DH World Champ), Juli Furtado (also a world DH champ in 93), Nick Fied, and many other top level dh'ers have also been very succesful on the road. That doesn't even start with the XC set. The majority of them come from the road now.

As for Shaun Palmer... If you don't think that he is fit, then you are living in a cave. I have had the opportunity to meet Mr. Palmer on a couple of occasions. He is like a rock. He may put off the party bad boy image, but he didn't get his physical state by sitting on the couch at home. Meet Napalm in person, and then tell me straight faced that he isn't fit. You wouldn't.

As for my DS class, I'm in sport and have done quite well. Comtemplating moving to expert soon, around NE (not Arkansas). If you don't think that there are people who smoke before a DS or DH, than you have never been to one. I've seen guys smoking Camels before the NORBA National at Mt. Snow!

I'm sorry that I have a hard time calling a fat, cigerette smoking dh'er an athlete. Fact is most roadies are just more athletic than most mountain bikers. I should know, having been around both for some time. So, check your facts before they backfire on you.
If youve done "quite well" why are you only contemplatingbobbly
May 23, 2001 11:09 PM
moving up to Expert?????

No, Ive never seen someone smoking before their race. But I dont race sport class either. Roadies dont usually get past sport class in the DS or DH events. and yes, Ive been to more slaloms than you have teeth on your chainrings. yes, Ive also raced at Mt. Snow. Had a wonderful time "rallying" the team rental cars on all the dirt roads in the vicinity. Had a bad crash there. I was seeded 11th in the nation. Tried too hard I guess. That was my only hard crash racing. Tough XC course there too. Very technical with tough climbs.
What is your point?peloton
May 24, 2001 10:08 AM
You change the subject to that of my bike handling skills, and that of your own instead of dealing with the subject at hand. Do you even know what your point is?

My point is simple. I consider most roadies to be better athletes than most mountain bikers. Palmer is a great athlete, and quite solid too. Many roadies have also done quite well on the dirt, proving that bike handling skills aren't exclusive to one group or another. Do you disagree with any of these points? And if so, please explain why.
Its this....bobbly
May 24, 2001 10:16 AM
I just thought of athletes as someone who possesses coordination. I know an athlete can mean fit or strong also. Roadies are great.