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Old January 10th, 2018, 07:47 AM   #81
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Great post and I agree with all off it. The best person to encourage (not sell) to ride is one that has it in their blood. Not the Game Boy graduate trying to impress the opposite sex. If someone wants to ride nothing will stop them - so help them. I bought my first bike and had to hide it from my parents for about 6 months. I parked it in my friend's garage. The person that's just curious - change the subject.

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I think that's a big part of it. If you are really passionate you won't let things get in the way of riding.

Before I could drive I pushed my dirt bike for miles though the neighborhoods with full MX gear to get to a place where i could ride it, then pushed it back after a full day of riding (..uphill both ways...). We bummed rides for our bikes with people that had trailers, and worked cutting lawns to get enough money for parts and entry fees. Whatever it took.

We crashed, got hurt, smashed the bikes, and got back on again as soon as possible. People (like our parents) thought we were nuts (and stupid) but we didn't care. We just had to do it.
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Old January 10th, 2018, 09:49 AM   #82
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I think that's a big part of it. If you are really passionate you won't let things get in the way of riding.

Before I could drive I pushed my dirt bike for miles though the neighborhoods with full MX gear to get to a place where i could ride it, then pushed it back after a full day of riding (..uphill both ways...). We bummed rides for our bikes with people that had trailers, and worked cutting lawns to get enough money for parts and entry fees. Whatever it took.

We crashed, got hurt, smashed the bikes, and got back on again as soon as possible. People (like our parents) thought we were nuts (and stupid) but we didn't care. We just had to do it.
That's what I'm talkin' bout

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Old January 10th, 2018, 01:30 PM   #83
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I joked to my CMSP instructor that red was the fastest color for a bike. He looked at me like you'd expect, until he realized I was actually joking.
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Old January 10th, 2018, 01:44 PM   #84
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I joked to my CMSP instructor that red was the fastest color for a bike. He looked at me like you'd expect, until he realized I was actually joking.
Of course you're joking. Everybody knows it's actually white.
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Old January 10th, 2018, 09:54 PM   #85
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I'd actually consider a white bike.
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Old January 10th, 2018, 10:28 PM   #86
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I'd actually consider a white bike.
Add a white helmet and leathers and you could hire yourself out for Oxiclean TV ads. Hey now! (just kidding you)

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ROFL! I actually do have a white helmet....
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Add a white helmet and leathers and you could hire yourself out for Oxiclean TV ads. Hey now! (just kidding you)

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Oh and this showed up in the news feed.

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