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    I like pie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinerider View Post
    I like pie.
    Well, yeah...pie rocks.

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    New trail feature?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinerider View Post
    I like pie.
    +1 Pie>cookies>cake

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    Sometimes I try to eat a really large slice of pie but it's too wide to get in my mouth so I get some sharp scissors or a knife and just slice open one cheek or the other so it will squeeze through and show that pie gate who's boss!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamwa View Post
    Sometimes I try to eat a really large slice of pie but it's too wide to get in my mouth so I get some sharp scissors or a knife and just slice open one cheek or the other so it will squeeze through and show that pie gate who's boss!
    Don't dumb down the eating for the rest of us, asshole! You need to develop better pie skills.
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    I think the solution is a fork with one edge that is sharp. That way you can cut your pie (or steak or cheek or whatever) as you are eating, without using a knife.

    Or an oval fork. Those are good. Ever since I got an oval fork with 7 tines I have never missed my mouth with a morsel of food not even once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTheCatLady View Post
    I think the solution is a fork with one edge that is sharp. That way you can cut your pie (or steak or cheek or whatever) as you are eating, without using a knife.

    Or an oval fork. Those are good. Ever since I got an oval fork with 7 tines I have never missed my mouth with a morsel of food not even once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxagent View Post
    But who am I to talk. I still think "enduro" is an off road motorcycle race with technical features (hills, mud holes, etc) nobody is expected to be able to ride.
    This tread popped up on my page again. A few years ago (4 or 5) Dirt Bike Magazine had an article on riding tree gates on a dirt bike. I did not find that article with a quick Google search but I did find this - https://www.dirtrider.com/features/p...chnique#page-5 Keep in mind that dirt bikes are usually going faster than even down hill MTBs.

    The crux of the technique is to pick which hand you want to go thru first. Usually it will be the hand with the closest tree (they are rarely at the exact same distance along the trail). Edge the bike to the side of the trail that will be your second hand thru. Just before the later hand hits the tree, turn the front wheel so that hand virtually stops moving forward (the bikes forward speed is countered by that side of the handlebars moving back). At that point you can lean the bike towards the 'stopped hand' very quickly and push the other hand past the nearest tree. Then quickly lean the bike the other way and work the 'stopped hand' past its tree. Then blast down the trail. You need to practice this until it becomes ingrained so you don't even think about it. You just do it automatically. Start slowly and pick up the pace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxagent View Post
    This tread popped up on my page again. A few years ago (4 or 5) Dirt Bike Magazine had an article on riding tree gates on a dirt bike. I did not find that article with a quick Google search but I did find this - https://www.dirtrider.com/features/p...chnique#page-5 Keep in mind that dirt bikes are usually going faster than even down hill MTBs.

    The crux of the technique is to pick which hand you want to go thru first. Usually it will be the hand with the closest tree (they are rarely at the exact same distance along the trail). Edge the bike to the side of the trail that will be your second hand thru. Just before the later hand hits the tree, turn the front wheel so that hand virtually stops moving forward (the bikes forward speed is countered by that side of the handlebars moving back). At that point you can lean the bike towards the 'stopped hand' very quickly and push the other hand past the nearest tree. Then quickly lean the bike the other way and work the 'stopped hand' past its tree. Then blast down the trail. You need to practice this until it becomes ingrained so you don't even think about it. You just do it automatically. Start slowly and pick up the pace.
    oh, and Bark Busters help too
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    Quote Originally Posted by yosmithy View Post
    oh, and Bark Busters help too
    I miss having 3/8" of aluminum between my knuckles and the trees... That being said, threading trees seems to be one of the skills that's carried over well to MTBing from Dirtbikes for me. What I can't seem to do is sit on the gas tank and weight my front wheel around corners...
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    There are several things about dirt bikes that don't carry over to MTB. No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to bring the rear wheel around with the throttle. I guess I'm just not strong enough on the pedals. ;-)

    And I miss being able to grip the gas tank with my knees. I would always use my outside knee to pull the bike into the turn. Now I hear on a mtb I'm supposed to lean my inside knee into the turn to "turn around it". Sorry - that does not compute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxagent View Post
    There are several things about dirt bikes that don't carry over to MTB. No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to bring the rear wheel around with the throttle. I guess I'm just not strong enough on the pedals. ;-)

    And I miss being able to grip the gas tank with my knees. I would always use my outside knee to pull the bike into the turn. Now I hear on a mtb I'm supposed to lean my inside knee into the turn to "turn around it". Sorry - that does not compute.
    Lol, I have to keep myself from trying to drag knee around corners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheX View Post
    Lol, I have to keep myself from trying to drag knee around corners.
    I laughed at Cody Baron the other day - he was leading and kept putting out the motocross foot down into corners out at Walnut creek.
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    Don't eat the ginger snaps, they've been down chucks pants!
    Just what I need - a robot sex doll telling me "is that all you got?"
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    I like that YOU like Dick!
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    I'm still trying to figure out my meat!
    Oh NO, I like COCK SAUSAGE!
    Who says you put it in your mouth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinerider View Post
    I laughed at Cody Baron the other day - he was leading and kept putting out the motocross foot down into corners out at Walnut creek.
    Haha, some habits are forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinerider View Post
    I laughed at Cody Baron the other day - he was leading and kept putting out the motocross foot down into corners out at Walnut creek.
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