Manly Things

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  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Because I like mountain-biking, and suck at it, this used to happen to me on a regular basis.

    Best time. Biking in the trails north of Pasadena, I decided that riding the brakes was for wimps, and therefore, did not. Picked up an amazing amount of speed, especially when I hit the fireroad, which is gravelled over. At one turn, completely lost control of the bike, and opted to dive rather than going 15 feet down with the bike (which I had to scramble down to collect) An hour later, walked into the cafeteria, dripping blood from hands, elbows, and knees, asked for doubles of everything, sat down outside, and ate. Then took a shower and picked all the gravel out. Still have tons of scars from that one.

    Scars are manly. Scars from athletic endeavors, brawls, and other stupid feats of manhood, especially.
     
  2. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    a local schoolboard member died the other day while mountainbiking in San Dimas (30 min outside of LA)..he missed a turn while extreme'ing it up with some friends and ended up biking off a 300 ft cliff and died on the scene.

    the most manly thing i do these days is watch reruns of the man show
     
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    a local schoolboard member died the other day while mountainbiking in San Dimas (30 min outside of LA)..he missed a turn while extreme'ing it up with some friends and ended up biking off a 300 ft cliff and died on the scene.

    the most manly thing i do these days is watch reruns of the man show


    That's why you have to know when to fold them. It gives you a better chance to walk away. Most dangerous thing I did on a mountain bike was during an adventure race, hitting switchbacks at night. I rode the brakes hard the whole way down.
     
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    If you sit and don't move and clear your mind for a long time the true nature of these manly ideas of oneself will become apparent.
     
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    I'm a fan of this one. My GF always rolls her eyes when I nod to cops. She's all "Do you know that guy?" and I'm like "No."

    I'm not particularly good with cars, but when I had a driveway, I always used to change my own oil, flush/fill other automotive fluids, etc. That was fun.



    I thought that this was a given - picked it up from my dad, I just assumed every guy did it.
     
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    Because I like mountain-biking, and suck at it, this used to happen to me on a regular basis.

    Best time. Biking in the trails north of Pasadena, I decided that riding the brakes was for wimps, and therefore, did not. Picked up an amazing amount of speed, especially when I hit the fireroad, which is gravelled over. At one turn, completely lost control of the bike, and opted to dive rather than going 15 feet down with the bike (which I had to scramble down to collect) An hour later, walked into the cafeteria, dripping blood from hands, elbows, and knees, asked for doubles of everything, sat down outside, and ate. Then took a shower and picked all the gravel out. Still have tons of scars from that one.

    Scars are manly. Scars from athletic endeavors, brawls, and other stupid feats of manhood, especially.



    once, when I was in the army, I was in lebanon in this little fort, about the size of a basketball court, with a dozen or so guys. we were deep in territory of people who didn't like us, and we would only leave to go out on patrols and every 4 weeks for leave. I got a litle burn on my wrist, probrably from a hot chain from firing a machine gun, but I don't know for sure. anyway, it got infected, and the infection got worse and worse, and my arm swelled up. now, one of the stupid things that we used to do, to show how hard we were, was to do as many missions as possible in between leaves home. I used to try to do a six hour patrol on, and a six hour shift off, straight for 4 weeks, which was considered as good as you could get - almost nobody could do that. anyway, I have this infection, and instead of asking to get sent back to the doctors office, which would have meant a few days off base, I just keep acting like nothing has happened. after a few days, I cut the cuff off my shirts, because I am having trouble getting my wrist through them, and then I cut the lower part of the sleeve of my parka off - it was winter and in lebanon it gets about as cold as Georgia, maybe - so it isn't snowy, but it is below freezing at night. I keep this up for a while, and then finally some officer sees me and orders me to go to the doctor. when I got to the doctor he was amazed that I hadn't come in sooner (which would, of course, been the intellegent thing to do). he cuts the thing open and a huge amount of puss comes out, to the extent that there is a cavity big enough for him sto stuff a small rag into to clean out the cavity.

    but of course if I had been really tough I would have had him just hack off my hand.
     
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    but of course if I had been really tough I would have had him just hack off my hand.
    lol...I never quite understood why some guys, when they are legitametly injured or in trouble, choose to ignore it. There is something to be said for staying quiet under pressure/stress or not complaining about the pain your in, but when you've got something serious, it's not being tough, it's being stupid. (No offence GT you obviously have learned from the experience, I'm just riffing...). Since we're talking bike crashes, I've honestly had hundreds of them mostly involving me hitting a jump wrong, slipping on roots, being an uncoordinated idiot. The worst one I had in recent memory was last summer. I was on a log-ride (In British Columbia there is a style of riding known as "Shore Riding" where stunts and ramps are built on fallen trees or ladder bridges that you ride on, sometimes 20-30ft in the air) about 10 ft off the ground, it's something I've done 100x before. I was cocky when I should have been paying attention and the front wheel slipped out from under me. I immediately fell on the log, with my head leading. If I wasn't wearing a full-face helmet I probably wouldn't have a jaw. The worst/funniest part was as soon as my head hit the log I rolled off and landed flat on my back, winding myself. So I'm trying to laugh but I can't breathe. A. Edit>Terrible diction
     
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    Because I like mountain-biking, and suck at it, this used to happen to me on a regular basis.

    Best time. Biking in the trails north of Pasadena, I decided that riding the brakes was for wimps, and therefore, did not. Picked up an amazing amount of speed, especially when I hit the fireroad, which is gravelled over. At one turn, completely lost control of the bike, and opted to dive rather than going 15 feet down with the bike (which I had to scramble down to collect) An hour later, walked into the cafeteria, dripping blood from hands, elbows, and knees, asked for doubles of everything, sat down outside, and ate. Then took a shower and picked all the gravel out. Still have tons of scars from that one.

    Scars are manly. Scars from athletic endeavors, brawls, and other stupid feats of manhood, especially.


    First off, wear biking gloves when biking! I can't stress enough how useful they are. Secondly, this is why they make disc breaks; because you don't have to ride the breaks when simply tapping on the break can jam your front wheel into a lock (although at the right angle you might go flying as the entire bike pivots forwards into the air around the front wheel...not fun).

    Jon.
     
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    Yeah, what’s up with that? Jon.
    Some women knew how to drive like Francoise Sagan. She used to drive Jaguar E-Types while on cocaine.
     
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    Some women knew how to drive like Francoise Sagan. She used to drive Jaguar E-Types while on cocaine.
    I know, I was being sarcastic. Sabine Schmidt is another fantastic female driver (viewers of Top Gear know who she is). Although: “She was once involved in a car accident and nearly died.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Françoise_Sagan Cocaine is a hell of a drug. Jon.
     
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    I know, I was being sarcastic. Sabine Schmidt is another fantastic female driver (viewers of Top Gear know who she is).

    Although: "She was once involved in a car accident and nearly died."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Françoise_Sagan

    Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

    Jon.


    Yes, she was driving an Aston Martin and it overturned due to her speed, which left her in a coma.
     
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    Tamara de Lempicka in her green Bugatti.
     
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    Yes, she was driving an Aston Martin and it overturned due to her speed, which left her in a coma.

    Like I said: cocaine is a hell of a drug.

    Jon.
     
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    A few points:

    Say what you will Freud, that huge Cat dump truck gets me slightly aroused.

    The Tonka Dump Truck is the greatest toy ever created, not to mention the most durable.

    The most manly injury I've had was when my wrestling partner (bit dim, that guy) forgot to clip his nails. When we were hand fighting, he dug 2-3 mm gouges in my pinky, ring, and middle fingers. Bled like a sieve.*

    *(Saying "bled like a sieve" also makes me feel manly.)
     

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