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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by jonnyknox, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. jonnyknox

    jonnyknox Chimp

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    i was just wondering what exactly freeride is.....is it like dirt jumps and some downhill or what......i new to all these different types of biking and im just wondering.
     

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    AR_ Monkey

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    Simple? Couldn't be further from the truth my friend..
     
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    there is no answer to that question.


    sorry.
     
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    It is where you do whatever you want. Like you're free.
     
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    STRYDER329 Chimp

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    dude its like riding jumps and stuff mountain bike style...
     
  7. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    My definition is downhill, but not on a closed course. It is very unlimited and open to what ever. It can be hucking, hitting downhill jumps , doing wooden stunts, riding singletrack, etc.
     
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    i see downhill as being a race oriented sport... like going down hills fast

    and freeride, is well, just that. Go out with your bike and huck off stuff, ride down hills, jump doubles, ride skinnys. Just be extreme (haha) Its not a timed race style
     
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    frznnomad Turbo Monkey

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    freeride is way to good for a deffinition. pointless thread that is not needed.

    aka: the deffinition is up to you man. no one can tell you what freeriding is. freeriding is what you want it to be. that is the deffinition. :thumb:
     
  10. droplover

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    I totally agree!! It's whatever style of riding makes you feel free. For me, it's hucking :D ......for others, it might be singletrack......you decide :think:
     
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    GNAR JIBBING is FREERIDE!
     
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    fiddy_ryder Turbo Monkey

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    its not the spoon that is bending, but you bending around the spoon....
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    I rode to the shops the other day, but I didn't stay on the pavement! I dropped of the kerbs, and bunnyhopped up them, and rode against the traffic, and I even did a skid. Now that's freeride. GNARCORE!

    I was carrying a plastic bag on the way home so I was far less rad. :(
     
  14. TheMontashu

    TheMontashu Pourly Tatteued Jeu

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    my defanition is getting a bike that can hande anything doing XC type stuff DH jumping stunts what ever you want
     
  15. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    To (hopefully) add to the discussion... What do you think is more "important", or "freeride".... STYLE or SPEED?

    I don't race, I am slower than everyone else but I'll usually hit anything anyone else does. (Unless it's just plain obvious that I'll hurt myself). I may do it slower, but I try to do it with a little style.

    Am I freeride yet? Or should I go back to the lounge?


    :D
     
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    There's a phrase that's been around for years that somehow got replaced by "freeriding." It's called "mountain biking." :D

    Seriously, there is no accepted definition of freeriding. Some think freeriding means going out and hitting the nastiest, burliest stunts you can find. Some think it means riding off of designated trails. To me it just means doing what I've always done: Getting out for a ride, any ride, and pushing personal limits focusing more on flow, style, and air than absolute speed. It's about getting my kicks rather than winning. Or make that, rather than making someone else lose.
     
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    go steal a 5k bike then you can call it freeriding (just kidding)

    just go ride your bike and do whatever you do or don't want to do
    most of all -------have fun
     
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    ciarian yes that means you have to go back to the lounge sorry man. lol just kiddin. :blah:
     
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    riding off are doing anything you want it is free
     
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    I'm more into peeriding. I look for original and creative ways to wet myself while on a bicycle.
     
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    :D i find new ways off the bike to do that. you never know when an extreme pee might come along.
     
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    Did anyone read Mike Ferrentino's article in Bike a while back called Payriding? It's the opposite of freeriding. Instead of getting a 4k bike and finding the nastiest trails, you find the cheapest, worst bike possible and try to ride a normal trail.

    Instead of getting the balls to do a 20ft gap, you can get the balls to do the downhill section of your local loop with a old cruiser, front flat, no chain and one pedal.