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yeah, ive found my wrist doesnt get as tired as my legs do. i see your practicing riding another underpowered bike. why dont you have your knee down in that corner?? i think this is way cooler. if i could find some people that knew anything about it or would consider doing it, id start hacking into a frame right now. and hey, no peddling! looks like fun though arron. now i see why youre never around.

check it out

www.gravitybike.com


they used to have more pics and even some movies, but the site has changed. i actually even joined the group but they never sent me my card or stickers or anything. i love the little fairings.

or

www.gravitysportsinternational.com
a nh based group.




aaron, wheres that track your riding at??

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Wakefield, MA - That was today. I was going to see if they were going to have races today and they were rained out. So I went to the local bike shop and purchased a Haro. Then went back and raced by myself.

I won, aaron
 

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Looks like fun! I remember back in the old days when I had a Haro Freestyle. I had a Mongoose Pro Class for racing though. It only weighed 19 lbs with with no front brake.
 

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which shop?? procycles? i used to go there when they were in the tiny shop up the street. cooler back then. i thought you had a frame you were working on. scratch building an entire bike.
what did you think of the g bikes??

i think its cool. i didnt even know there was a track there. thats pretty cool. whos ever heard of being rained out. goofs.

later man
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I put out GT's and Mongooses because I heard that they were both bought out and being mass produced. I picked a Haro just because I've met Bob, many, many years ago he was helping with a demo/race I race in when I was like 10 and seemed really cool even though at the time he mostly did freestyle. I also had a mongoose proclass and it great at the time, but next to the bike I just purchased it felt like a tank. The funny thing is I didn't by the latest and greatest race bike. I actually bought a jumping bike, with big axles, reinforced frame and the thing is still way lighter than anything I've ever ridden. i was going to build something to race, but I figured I still have my hands full with projects for my number one hobby. So I wimped out I just bought the bike, but most of decision was just based on the fact I wanted to see some racing, and there was no one there.

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Wow - I didn't know that the Wakefield track was still even there - and it hasn't changed that much since the early 80"s (at least from what I remember of it)
Does this mean that I have to dig the Robinson out of storage???
We can do bmx races up on animal hill after the 'real' races are over with....<LOL>
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sweet a Robinson i used to have one of those lost it in a storage fight between two of my friends....it was sad worked on that bike til it was unbeatable, oh well c'est la vie!

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Mind you, this Robinson is one that was rescued from the side of the road - but all intact. Still wish I had the Mongoose that I had when I was in HS (early 80's).
I'm hoping to find out what happened to an old Huffy Chopper that a guy at work had - I hope that it is still around, when he moved in with his girlfriend the bike was left behind, then the owner sold the mobile home, hopefully one of the other roommates grabbed it. Not very good for racing, but should be fun......

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Wear a Cup you crazed biker!!!!! I don't have to worry, I am over the age limit...............


From USA Today

Posted 12/3/2002 9:43 AM Updated 12/3/2002 11:32 AM

Small study links mountain biking, male infertility
CHICAGO (AP) — Frequent mountain-biking may reduce fertility in men, according to a small Austrian study that adds fodder to a debate over cycling and male sexual function.

The research suggests frequent jolts and vibration caused by biking over rough terrain may cause abnormalities, including small scars within the scrotum and impaired sperm production.

The abnormalities were found in professional mountain bikers and other "extreme" bikers who logged at least 3,000 miles yearly — or an average of more than two hours a day, six days a week.

Ferdinand Frauscher, a urology-radiology specialist at University Hospital in Innsbruck, Austria, said he studied about 55 avid mountain bikers and found nearly 90% had low sperm counts and scrotal abnormalities.

Only 26% of the 35 non-bikers he studied had similar damage, according to research presented at this week's annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

Whether the abnormalities were severe enough to make fathering a child difficult is uncertain, though some of the bikers studied had already experienced difficulty conceiving, Frauscher said.

Participants were aged 17 to 44.

His study looked at fertility rather than impotence, which was linked to recreational cycling in research heavily publicized in 1997. The earlier findings, by Boston University impotence specialist Irwin Goldstein, were construed by many cycling aficionados to suggest that men should avoid any cycling sports.

Some doctors thought Goldstein's findings were overstated, but the issue has prompted a mini-industry of bicycle seats designed to avoid the compression of penile arteries that Goldstein said occurs during cycling.

Such problems may occur on narrow, racing-type seats, Frauscher said. Some newer, wider designs feature holes or gaps to avoid pressure, but these likely would have no effect on the scrotal damage found in the Austrian study, which may be caused by jolting over rough terrain rather than artery compression, Frauscher said.

Frauscher said men shouldn't avoid mountain biking because of the study, but should perhaps consider investing in bikes with shock absorbers or suspension systems designed to reduce the jolting.

Stanford University urologist Robert Kessler said he was skeptical of Frauscher's findings. Scrotal varicose veins, which were among the abnormalities Frauscher linked to mountain biking, are usually congenital and not linked to trauma, Kessler said.

"It doesn't make sense," Kessler said.

Eduardo Randrup, a urologist at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, said the link is plausible but not necessarily cause for alarm. The damage Frauscher found "may well be reversible" and likely would not occur from recreational cycling, Randrup said.

Sangili Chandran, a sports medicine specialist at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn, said other studies have found similar results but, like Frauscher's, have been too small to be conclusive.

"The theory is there, the proof I'm still looking for," Chandran said.

Even if the results are corroborated in future studies, very few mountain biking enthusiasts are logging enough miles to worry about any fertility impairment, Chandran said.


 

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apparently motorcycling is the same. something to do with the battery sitting right under the seat and electromagnetic fields blah blah blah.

a good motorcycle ride can be as good as sex anyway. and no mess to lay in, if done right!

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mess i like the mess....wait a minute too much information....sometimes i like riding my moto more....

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i think this thread just ended as quickly as jeremys races do in t-3!


hehehe, that was fun though.


read today that jaypeak has gotten about 7feet of snow already this season. yeeow! getting that much snow in burlington?? the grounds froze good and solid here. even had coffee freeze to the side of my truck today. i figured out a way to make snow using my compressor some plumbing supply and my garden hose. this time last year we were still in shorts and tshirts. no crap. people decorated thier xmas trees and house in shorts last year. it was like living in LA with out the gangs. speaking of which, baltimore was voted the 2nd most dangerous city to live in in the country this week!!

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hey john, hes still got bigger balls than most of us here do when hes on the track!! the crazy nutcase.


just thought of that.

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Bigger Balls Ha!!! Its all relative, All balls look big when you ride under powered small bikes. Want to see big balls? Watch me going into Turn 1 at NHIS kicking the rear out on the Ducati to square off the corner. All this going on at 100mph !!!!

So, if you want to stay on the porch, get some power to play with the big dogs!!!

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