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  • #73051

    Tree clipping
    Invented it myself went over a jump caught a tree limb and spun comletely around without fallin over. I counldn’t do it again if i wanted to

    #73052
    "xcrhino" wrote

    Tree clipping
    Invented it myself went over a jump caught a tree limb and spun comletely around without fallin over. I counldn’t do it again if i wanted to

    Holy cow, I did almost the exact same thing once, only it was on a very strong… vine?… in Framingham, MA… I was coming around a turn way to fast and grabbed onto it, swinging myself and my bike. I threw myself off the trail, but I kept my balance… complete fluke. I thought I was Batman for 3 days afterwards.

    #73053

    [url:wutu0t2h]http://www.trails-edge.com/bikedic.htm[/url:wutu0t2h]

    Here’s a link I found that is a pretty good list.check it out.

    #73054

    "Tag a wheel" Follow another rider or group of riders on a trail, usally you do not know them. Great way to meet riders.

    #73055

    Yard Sale-I thought that was a ski term.

    Lots of good terms here.

    Thanks

    #73056

    Hammerhead- rider who pushes themselves to the extreme, or a rider who enjoys constant uphill riding. At the end of the ride one would say "whoo I’m hammered".

    Or it could mean somebody who completely hard headed and stubborn.

    Which ever fits the situation better.

    #73057
    "Mongoose" wrote

    [quote="spazjensen":lzrf9xno]

    Or it could mean somebody who completely hard headed and stubborn.

    Which ever fits the situation better.

    😆 😆 Jeez ‘spaz’, you nailed my wife right on the money!! 😆 😆

    Harder than hard and as stubborn as a mule, and not sceeered to admit to it! I love it![/quote:lzrf9xno]

    Whoops…

    #73058

    Potato Chipped – landing hard on the side of your wheels causing them to bend and end up looking like a potato chip

    Taco / Tacoed – see Potato Chipped

    #73059
    "steve32300" wrote

    I think a pump is just like a bmx track but for mountain bike type rigs.

    Close, it sits on flatish ground, using evenly spaced rollers to gain speed. By timing/pumping the bike through the rollers teachs good flow. Tight hi berm corners, teachs cornering, idea is not to pedal and never touch brakes.

    Riding is life all else is waiting

    #73060

    paved road + gravel road = pavel rides (roads)

    #73061

    Great post guys! It really helped a newbie like me. I now learned and understood some of the terminologies of MTB. Really great post guys!

    #73062

    Hey, good stuff, thanks a bunch…..

    #73063

    One my mom made up first time she joined me on a ride lol

    "that’s a burner"

    Burner- steep or tough section of trail that makes your leg muscles burn.

    #73064
    "GreenGiant" wrote

    Superman – Results are the same as Endo described above but in this case it’s the actual act of coming free of the bike (in most cases) and flying over the handlebars.

    ….OTB 😆

    #73065

    I was laughing pretty hard at some of these. It’s amazing what words take on a whole new mening in another country.
    What country referes the the bar end plugs as "butt plugs"?

    I’ve also heard the term "Taking a soil sample" around here. Referes to eating dirt involuntarily.

    I’m still trying to distiguish more between freeride, all mountain and cross country riding…
    I ride singletrack here in Indiana. Mostly dirt trails winding thru the woods. Some long downhill runs are pushing the limits of my suspension as roots, and bumps take their toll, otherwise it’s just rolling hills, occasionaly logs, and rocks, but not rockgardens.

    #73066

    I just came up with a new one Sunday…
    Pole-vaulting. When you’re riding singletrack cut into the side of a hill, and your pedal closest to the hill catches and digs in and sends the all or part of you and your bike into the air.

    #73067

    What does BB mean? I’m new here and I see it used a lot but no definitions D:

    Here’s an example from: viewtopic.php?f=83&t=5240#p27397

    "element22" wrote

    Your getting all new technology in that unit with a revised BB which is very similar to one which I had reviewed on the Respond crankset.

    #73068

    Yes, that helps me a lot. Thank you very much.

    #73069

    wow, i am only XC bike for a month now, and i am learning new things fast. thanks!

    #73070

    TACO- When you bend a rim after crashing hard and it takes on a taco shell appearance. 😆

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