Big Bird

S200x600_smileysmall

Lives in: Santa Cruz, CA USA

Member since: 02/01/11

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Reply to Rachel Atherton on a Prototype Trek Session at Whistler 8/16/2016 5:00 PM

Longer and lower CG?

Reply to Brake Set-Up Moto or Traditional 8/6/2016 10:03 AM

I'm strictly traditional. I rode bikes long before motos. I have no problems switching between the two now.

Reply to Time to Say Goodbye to USAC? 7/31/2016 3:22 PM

Mmmm. Beer. Thank you.

Reply to 2016 UCI Downhill World Championship Teams and Riders 7/28/2016 9:18 AM

Yeah Devin!

Reply to Time to Say Goodbye to USAC? 7/20/2016 7:09 PM

I've been on both sides of this coin. One just pulls over enough to allow a pass.

Reply to The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 7/18/2016 1:44 PM

I respectfully disagree. I am my own "Bike manufacturer." and at 6'7" tall, my current DH bike has 16 3/8" chain stays and I love it. With front centers getting linger and longer, and mine are plenty long, a short chain stay keeps the overall wheel base ... more »

Reply to Ways to Become a Better Mountain Biker 7/13/2016 5:28 PM

No arguments here. I'd just like to second the motion of "Learn to dirt jump." You'll never be the fastest down a trail if you're slamming on the brakes for every lip. Besides... Jumping is fun.

Reply to Which Bike Do You Regret Selling? 7/11/2016 8:05 PM

I feel you brother.. She's a beaut. But I bet that if you give that 5010 some time, you and your taint will thank it. Everything just takes a bit more time. (Milliseconds.)

Reply to Which Bike Do You Regret Selling? 7/9/2016 7:45 PM

I'm just about with you brother. I've only ever sold one bike and it was a red XL HecklerX. I don't much miss it.

Reply to DJ frame and rebuild 7/1/2016 8:56 AM

Nice Man. I was going to recommend a Circus.

Reply to DJ frame and rebuild 6/29/2016 3:26 PM

That fork is certainly a classic. And looks pretty beat.

Reply to Riding Solo - Love It or Hate It? 6/23/2016 6:21 PM

I've certainly had some of my best and longest rides solo. Back when I was a younger, healthier man, I used to love to go out and punish myself along an awesome adventure. I've done the Gabrialiano trail from the bottom of Mt. Wilson Toll Rd. more than ... more »

Reply to Front Suspension? Need one 6/23/2016 5:32 PM

Thank You Butterman.

Reply to Just another boring MTB edit! 6/21/2016 9:32 PM

You are a clown Sir. And the world is better off because of it. Well done.

Reply to I Switched For Sramdy 6/21/2016 9:26 PM

The smile says it all. Make him VP of Bike Stoke!

Reply to Show Us Your Shuttle Vehicle 6/21/2016 9:21 PM

An Audi can be nice, but this is how real men do it.

Reply to This Guy Hit a Bear on His Bike. Ouch! 6/19/2016 3:54 PM

Are we frozen in a time warp? Ouch. Wheeze wheeze.

Reply to MTB shuttle survey 6/18/2016 8:59 AM

Done.

Reply to That Time My Bike Flew Off The Car Rack... 6/17/2016 5:32 PM

That's a great fun and free trail. I've never had this problem myself, though my hitch rack is well bent from a rough shuttle road in Bass Lake. I do have an old story of someone else's mishap though. Years ago, when I worked at Another Bike Shop in ... more »