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    Howdy all, I believe this is my 1st post...been lurking here for a bit and I've finally found an area I can comment, lol.

    How old are you? not 42 YET!
    What state do you live? NSW
    How long have you been riding? used to live on my pushies then pretty much gave it up when I got my m/cycle L's all those years ago. Recently got into mtb thanks to the bro-in-law lending me his spare. LOVING IT!
    Whats styles of riding do you do? red faced, out of breath, constantly correcting the last mistake, too much brake/not enough brake, closed eyes/wide eyed...you know the drill
    How often do you ride?2 or 3 times a week, 20 or 30km each ride
    Tell us about your bike/s? Rocky Mountain etsx, borrowed hardtail, and a few of the motorised variety. ;)
    Have you had any significant bike related injuries? not mtb-ing ...yet... :|
    Do you compete and at what level? at no level
    Any cycling highights worth posting? re-discovering the pure fun a bicycle is
    What forums/subforums do you visit the most on rotorburn? all the ones with noob type info
    Whats your biggest or favourite rant? where do I start? what's up with gen y?, when we wore tight jeans it was cool, now it's just stoopid!, my legs/back/arms head hurts!, when did hills get steeper?, I could go on forever

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    How old are you?
    34

    What state do you live?
    QLD

    How long have you been riding?
    7 yrs
    Whats styles of riding do you do? XC,AM, FR and hopefully DH again in a couple months.

    How often do you ride?
    2-3 times a week at the mo, usually min 6-8 rides a month.

    Tell us about your bike/s
    03 Haro V2 hardie, a Recently sold 07 GT DHi, 2008 GT Force 1

    Have you had any significant bike related injuries?
    Unfortunately YES. Recovering from left shoulder recon done in April. Dislocated right shoulder5 yrs ago, broken L collarbone in 07,

    Do you compete and at what level?
    Not at the mo except for 6 hr at MT Perry last week.Planning to build up a DH rig once again, as soon as I get the frame choice sorted. Definately racing Dh again in 2011 !! (Here's hoping anyway)

    Any cycling highights worth posting?
    Couple of 2nd and 3rd outrights in local DH comp in Nth QLD 2005-2008, 2nd QLD State Championships in Vets in 2007, 4th outright in Vets 2009 QLD Sunshine Series DH.

    What forums/subforums do you visit the most on rotorburn?
    For sale, riding pics, etc.

    Whats your biggest or favourite rant?
    Big mouth w@#$ers who talk too much shit me!!
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    How old are you? 34
    What state do you live? NSW, Northern Beaches
    How long have you been riding? About 23 years with a bit of a break in between during my high school years
    Whats styles of riding do you do? AM/XC
    How often do you ride? 3-4 times a week
    Tell us about your bike/s? I just have the one do it all bike that I swap parts on depending on the riding Im doing: Santa Cruz Heckler link in my sig.
    Have you had any significant bike related injuries? Worst would be a grade 3 torn calf muscle and a gash in the underside of my arm that required stitches. Both happened on the same stack
    Do you compete and at what level? Compete as a punter trying to beat my own personal times (and that of my mates of course!). 100, 50k enduros, 24 hours races, etc
    Any cycling highights worth posting? Any 100k enduros or 24hr races with my mates. Also finishing last years Angry Doctor which was my first 100k
    What forums/subforums do you visit the most on rotorburn? Off Topic, Parts N Stuff, General, XC/Enduro, NSW Night Rider thread
    Whats your biggest or favourite rant? Issues surrounding trail advocacy and the lack of recognised MTB trails around the Northern Beaches

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    Bugger me with a broomstick! What the hell is with all these early (or late for that matter) 30 somethings willingly including themselves in a "Vets" category

    I thought it was a typo when I saw Vets in a race described as >30...

    Well... guess I'd better join in then :( but old age is sure not an excuse I'll be using for a long time yet ;)


    How old are you? 33

    What state do you live? ACT

    How long have you been riding? MTB 2 years, dirtbikes since I was 3

    Whats styles of riding do you do? Slow, XC sorta stuff

    How often do you ride? Realistically once a week, but plan to every day

    Tell us about your bike/s? 2008 Scott Genius MC40. It was a runout deal bought in late '08 - I didn't know about 29'ers or I would have gone that route, being 193cm long.

    Have you had any significant bike related injuries? Not MTB related. Plenty on the dirtbike. MTB hurts less - much.

    Do you compete and at what level? I was the last finisher in the 80km category at the Real MTB Cruise at Stromlo earlier this year. There were a lot of DNF's though, honest! Since then I have climbed to "just below average".
    What forums/subforums do you visit the most on rotorburn? Not sure, i just use the "new posts" link

    Whats your biggest or favourite rant? The "why your trading access was denied" thread.
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    How old are you? 46 (bloody norah - that's confronting. Almost 50. F me!)

    What state do you live? Upper Blue Mountains NSW

    How long have you been riding? 3 years 7 months

    Whats styles of riding do you do? XC hack work

    How often do you ride? I try and get out 2-4 times a week, even if it's just for an hour

    Tell us about your bike/s? My faithful old 05 Stumpy. Completely rebuilt to an all mountain spec with the best parts I can afford - right down to the shock linkage. Always um and ah about a frame upgrade.

    Have you had any significant bike related injuries? Oh god. I ripped my nuts open with my handle bars a few years ago. Got a pic of it that was censored by the mods.
    And a spiral fracture of my collar bone that was my most painful injury ever - even more than the cags


    Do you compete and at what level? Occasional enduro or team 24 hr at a low level.

    Any cycling highights worth posting? Every time I clear that kicker at my local

    What forums/subforums do you visit the most on rotorburn? I always just click new posts - what happened to 'todays posts' when the site changed. I like reading about everything

    Whats your biggest or favourite rant? Oh, don't start me. The wrapping in cotton wool of our technology addicted youth. Get out there and break your bones - it's good for you! :p
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    How old are you?
    37
    What state do you live?
    NSW
    How long have you been riding?
    Took up MTB in 2001, racing since 2006
    Whats styles of riding do you do?
    Endurance XC, Road
    How often do you ride?
    6 Days a week, about 14-18hrs
    Tell us about your bike/s?
    Cannondale 29er1 w X0 goodies
    Cannondale 29er3 Singlespeed
    Look 586 Roadie
    Kona Jake the Snake Crosser
    Have you had any significant bike related injuries?
    Cracked Wrist
    Cracked ribs
    Broken Collarbone and Scapula
    More bruises than I can count
    Do you compete and at what level?
    Elitish in XC Endurance Races (generally finish with 80% or so of the leaders laps or top 10% of a marathon field
    Any cycling highights worth posting?
    Discovering how much fun dual suspension bikes are after starting off on a hardtail
    Discovering how much fun 29er hardtails are and ditching the dually!
    What forums/subforums do you visit the most on rotorburn?
    XC/Enduro
    29er
    General MTB
    This one?
    Whats your biggest or favourite rant?
    People who take themselves waaaaaaay too seriously... its the Internet people... its not real :)
    Blogging away on training and general life on the bike

    http://www.wannaberacer.info


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    How old are you? 35
    What state do you live?NSW
    How long have you been riding?3 and a half years
    Whats styles of riding do you do?Mostly DH/FR but also the occassional xc
    How often do you ride? If it were up to me, every day, but only once per week, if it were up to the wife, not at all
    Tell us about your bike/s? DH/FR 06 Norco Shore 1, XC 07 Ironhorse MKIII Elite completely custom


    Have you had any significant bike related injuries? Shattered radius (wrist) into @20 pieces resulting in 4 months off the bike, now sporting a Ti plate and screws
    Do you compete and at what level? Not yet but would like to try
    Any cycling highights worth posting? Any ride finished without crashing :o
    What forums/subforums do you visit the most on rotorburn? General/Parts and stuff/Downhill/Freeride/Phat Snaps/Off topic - Photo Snob Thread/Kentlyn thread/Phat vids/PYR/For Sale
    Whats your biggest or favourite rant? Gen Y. They think they're shit hot, but have much to learn
    Buy my bikes
    http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=193354
    http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/show...e-fully-custom

    My Garage Sale grab yourself a bargin
    http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178932

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    Cheers mods.. I look forward to seeng where this all leads....
    For those who care, I am as follows:

    How old are you? 32'ish
    What state do you live? QLD
    How long have you been riding? seriously 4 years. Plus BMX as an teen & motos on & off since teens.
    Whats styles of riding do you do? at the moment DH only
    How often do you ride? 2 or 3 days a month
    Tell us about your bike/s? well specced Morewood Izimu
    Have you had any significant bike related injuries? Nothing worth crying about, although I've been lucky not too since starting racing.
    Do you compete and at what level? Sport in Sunshine Series 09 & Vets in 2010(although had a major mechanical failure [ie; broken frame] in practice leading to a DNS in rd1 & missing rd2 without a bike)
    What forums/subforums do you visit the most on rotorburn? Downhill, General MTB, Trading, Sunshine Series
    Quote Originally Posted by Sven Martin
    The aussies are fast cause they are racing year round and dont give a f*&ck about bullshit.

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    How old are you? 40
    What state do you live? nsw central coast
    How long have you been riding? rode in my teens pre suspension, recently 5 yrs
    Whats styles of riding do you do? mainly dh but also xc , bmx/pump tracks
    How often do you ride? go xc 3 nites per week, dh all wkend
    Tell us about your bike/s? Giant Glory, Giant Anthem , Kona stuff
    Have you had any significant bike related injuries? got stiches 5mm frm my d..k due mtb accident
    Do you compete and at what level? done few state races
    Any cycling highights worth posting? started dh at 36 and am still alive today
    What forums/subforums do you visit the most on rotorburn? dh,general,off topic
    Whats your biggest or favourite rant? dont like crowds in the surf........thats why joined mtb crew!

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    How old are you?
    41
    What state do you live?
    NSW
    How long have you been riding?
    for ever, MTB's since 1988
    What styles of riding do you do?
    XC/Trail/DH/any
    How often do you ride?
    at least once a week, sometime maybe 4 times
    Tell us about your bike/s?
    have had heaps of Coves but down to one now, Cove Foreplay. others Specialized Enduro, Spesh Demo 7, Santa Cruz Blur 4X
    Have you had any significant bike related injuries?
    plenty of small ones plus broken shoulder/collar bone 4 times, surgery twice
    Do you compete and at what level?
    some club XC racing, used to race club and state DH, some team events
    Any cycling highlights worth posting?
    any ride is a good ride!! rode in lots of places, UK, France, Spain, Italy, USA, Central America, Cuba, Canada, Thailand, Singapore, Malasia, Bali, Oz.... NSW State Masters DH champ '05
    What forums/subforums do you visit the most on rotorburn?
    wanted, xc, turgid thread!!
    Whats your biggest or favourite rant?
    not 'gone off' for a while, although i do enjoy releasing the 'wrath of sarcasm' every now and again! biggest form of annoyance usually comes from other peoples intolorance to something, racism, taking life too seriously etc
    Last edited by MrCove; 23-06-2010 at 07:45 PM.

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