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Female FRer progression

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  1. Kntr

    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    I just got back from Whistler. I just bought my wife a 05 Big Hit and a Dianese. Her first day at Whislter was her 3rd day on a big bike. Here is a few pics of her progression. Her first try she just rode of the small drop. The 2nd try she pulled back a little and dropped it. She says, "easy." She did do the 2nd drop up but I didn't get pics..... I got video. She has progressed so much in just one trip. Next year, maybe she will do the next two.

    She is now talking about doing a local DH race. Female progression is awesome.
     

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    That's AWESOME!!!
     
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    HOT!!

    I'm slowly getting my girl into riding........ She needs to learn XC first. I got her a GT Avalanche, her first "real" bike
     
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    sweet man. shredding wifeys rule. I have one to. :thumb:
     
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    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Awsome!!! I love it when girls ride. Wish my honey would ride but I will settle for and be happy that she doesn;t get jealous of my riding and my bikes.

    :thumb: to your wife!
     
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    My 2nd wife had a beater Trek that never left the garage. The other two thought it was "cute" that I rode. You're a lucky man!
     
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  7. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    How many times have you been married?!
     
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    Monkeybidnezz Turbo Monkey

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    That's awesome, props to your wife. How come no riding pics of you as well? Must be too busy riding hehehe.
     
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  9. Kntr

    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    I have video of me and pics and video of her.
     
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    yeah having a wife that rides is sweet!! though when i look for bike parts for her bike i find sweet deals! and when i look for parts for mine i find nothing....odd

    keep her ripping rubber down!!
     
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    That's awesome.
    My girl has just started saying she wants to ride. She's come to a few DH races, watched, and got caught up in it! Just got her a cheapish XC to learn the basics. If she sticks with it I'll build my old Tomac for her to DH with.
     
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    hey man where wer those shots taken at that place is in like every mag and i was woundering were those drops are lockated at if you could PM the info thanx
     
  13. Kntr

    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    Its in Whistler right by the chair. You cant miss em.
     
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    Congrats. Thats awesome.

    My girl tries but is just freaks out to easily. I really gotta help her learn to commit. :)
     
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    Did you read that post you just replied to? 1 + 2 = 3. ;)
     
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    j/k :jealous:
     
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    Some guys have all the luck. I cant even get mine off the couch to go to the gym that she's paying $49/ month for. Much less to ride a bike.
     
  18. Kntr

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    Ya I am real lucky. Id post a pic but she might get mad. Next year she wants to ride a lot more. Hopefully I can get her to do a few races and go with me and the guys to Fernie more. Im already planning 2 trips to Whistler.
     
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    Lucky you
     
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    i snagged a good girl as well. we ride whistler together most weekends, and she rides pretty much everything except for the double black stuff. as a bonus, she snowboards as well. its great having a partner that shares (or at least is empathetic with) your passions. she rocks. here's a crappy pic i took last week on the new freight train drop - she was clearing the wood tranny.
     

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    My wife says next year..... she did look at that drop for a long time when we were there 2 weeks ago.

    Wow she cleared the wood tranny. Thats awesome!
     
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    That's awesome...my wife used to ride regularly with me. Even liked jumping and natural dhill trails. Climbed and descended Wilson's ridge several times. We had a little girl a couple years ago so quit riding. I think she's finally ready to start back. She seemed a little re-energized by your video.

    Here's a shot from about 4 years ago.
     

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    Really enjoyed the video. Only thing is, it's December and I want to go ride there right now!! Haha, nice job man.

    Bryan
     
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    Hey, thats my bike! still got that frame, might build it up for some XC riding

    JT
     
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    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    Same thing happened to me. We had a little girl and she didnt ride for 2 years. She use to ride a 00 FSR so I decided to get her a big bike and got her the 05 Big Hit. She didn't ride much last year, but she got a lot better. Next year should be more fun.


    She only weighs 130 but she rides this 42 lb beast uphill.

    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=81068&d=1128483496
     
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    hm you got great wife you can ride together,i think that is great thing
     
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    wow, very nice, great video of progression. I met this one hott hott downhiller chick a while back, check the hottest chick of the week link on
    www.da-drop.com
     
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    Great vid Britt. Man, you guys must haul a lot on the trail, I noticed you both have pretty big packs. Got a kitchen sink!?!?!?!?! lol...j/k.
     
  30. Kntr

    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    Ya,we carry a lot of stuff. Around here there arent too many shuttles so you haul all your stuff to the top. Plus, I hate walking out. I carry tools, tubes, camera and gear.
     
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    for everyone who is not married, good idea to find a woman who does ride. makes getting out a lot easier and i almost enjoy watching her ride and progress more than my own progression.

    couple action shots.


     
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    PEE-WEE"S awesome place to learn some shore skills and have a good time:love:
     
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    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    Well, I finally got her Avy and 03 Super T set up for her weight. She says it is waaay softer. She weighs 130. It was set up for a 185 lb rider before. :eek: Wait till she gets a real ride on her bike. It was sort of hard to set the bike up for such a light rider, but I think its perfect, now. It has been sort of fun to set the bike up for her. She tells me how the bike rides and I make adjustments and she gives me feedback. I guess Im her bike mechanic. :) So far, every adjustment Ive made has made the bike ride better, according to her.
     
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    Gotta love having a girl that rides...I've been with mine for a couple years now. Actually, our first date was a mountain bike ride. She schooled me on the climbs. She's a blast to ride with tho, falls a lot on the dh and she needs to build up her confidence a bit more, but we were all there at some point or another. I give her a couple more seasons and she'll probably be pretty damn good. She's recovering rite now from a foot surgery, but will be back in the saddle in a couple months.



    -Ian

    oh and p.s.- you gotta remember something... mountain bikers do it in the woods