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Riding partners - any funny stories?

NaveedNaveed Posts: 728
edited July 2009 in MTB general
Had a ride with one guy who insisted on MASSIVE climbs and who then unclipped and walked the descents because he didn't trust his ability to go downhill - I censored you not.

Had a ride with another fella who was constantly dismounting to have a fiddle with the 'rising rate' of his vpp suspension. I think he had OCD. Over the course of a three hour ride he dismounted 8 times to compress his forks and then check sag height again and again and again

Another riding partner could not stop talking about his new born child, the guy was a diamond and a pleasure to ride with, he even tried to mend my dodgy seatpost clamp when it gave out.


  • GobsGobs Posts: 296
    Did you swallow?
  • NaveedNaveed Posts: 728
    Swallow what? :shock:
  • keekokeeko Posts: 129
    I used to ride this thing regularly, her man used to work nights.
    Anyway, one night. erm. sorry, wrong end of the stick :oops:
    ...the can`t beat it.
  • NaveedNaveed Posts: 728
  • xtreemxtreem Posts: 2,965
    My cousin did this, I've been told by the guys who were with him.

    2 guys and my cousin were riding through town, both infront of my cousin.
    They were riding slowly, on flat, and suddenly they hear a scraping noise.
    They turn their heads, and cousin on the ground.

    The fork snapped. :lol:
  • RaymondavalonRaymondavalon Posts: 5,346
    Gobs wrote:
    Did you swallow?

    :¬) comedy...
  • I rode with some young upstart aussie lad but he was too slow and kept falling off :o
    Start Weight 18st 13lbs March 2009
    17st 10lbs August 2009
    17st 4lbs October 2009
    15st 12lbs December 2010

    Final planned weight 12st 7lbs
  • Hercule QHercule Q Posts: 2,781
    my friend wheelied into a ditch yesterday

    Blurring the line between bravery and stupidity since 1986!
  • supertwistedsupertwisted Posts: 565
    My regular (read 'only') riding buddy has a pathological hatred of flies.

    Such that, when out on a ride, he coughs, retches, spits and shouts random expletives at them as they fly round his face or into his mouth.

    This can go on for several miles as he veers across the trail, head swiveling around to a staccato beat of 'cough - spit - "f**k off!" - "ahh!" - spit - retch - "s**t fly!".

    To onlookers it must appear as if we're part of some kind of tourettes sufferers cycling club.
    Less internal organs, same supertwisted great taste.
  • I used to ride with my mate alex "the sussex boar" and when we were having a "quick pint" in alfriston one boiling hot day and it turned into a bit of a session on the ale, we were about 7 miles from home facing a long climb, anyway you can imagine the rest of the story.............

    A random pair of lads I rode with round hamsterley black, one of them was attached to his bike by some kind of device in his shoes/pedals and couldnt ride the bumpy bits and the other kept describing and talking about line choices, needless to say I was not impressed with either of them !
  • Zeroman_IRZeroman_IR Posts: 290
    There's one of my friends that doesn't go out too often that does my nut in. He won't go on spins often enough to build his fitness despite the fact he gets asked to come for a spin at least twice a week. Then when he does go, he spends the whole ride waxing on about how great it is and how we should do it more often...when he's not b**ching about how he can't seem to build his fitness. Then to compound matters, when he finally makes it up the hill after walking most of it he has to have a smoke to reward himself for managing it. And this happens after EVERY hill.

    Some people...
  • bikeperson45bikeperson45 Posts: 415
    Poor little me doesn't really have any riding buddys...
    Need more trials riders
    Me like trials biking me do
  • amt27amt27 Posts: 320
    this is from a while back,

    really hot day, one guy rides up along side another and steals his water bottle, then pours it over his own head in an attempt to cool himself down, only to find out it's a glucose drink, very sticky,
  • jaysonjayson Posts: 4,606
    My friend (i'll him him M to avoid embarrasment :wink: ) were playing around dropping a big flood water bowl, i did it a few times and M was a bit nervous but i did persuade him to give it a go.

    Just as he went over the lip at the top he somehow lost control and went over the handle bars and ended up running down this side of this steep bowl with the bike chasing him behind, he got to the bottom and fell face first (and i do mean face first :lol: ) with his bike on top of him into the biggest pile of nettles ive ever seen inmy life!!! both his arms were stung, both his legs were stung and part of his neck and face were stung and he just sat there like a little boy with his bottom lip hanging out. I shouldnt laugh but to this day it still makes me howl when i think about it :lol::D:lol:

    He's a good mate still but he wont send me a copy of the vid after i accidently deleted mine a while ago, its a pity cause its a great crash!!!
  • NaveedNaveed Posts: 728
    amt27 wrote:
    this is from a while back,

    really hot day, one guy rides up along side another and steals his water bottle, then pours it over his own head in an attempt to cool himself down, only to find out it's a glucose drink, very sticky,

    lmao :lol::lol::lol::lol:
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