Growing old disgracefully

  • Wayne’s World!

    waynes rips down the hillParty Time!
    He can’t hear anything!”

    Was the cry as, once again, Wayne thundered past on his new Big Hit completely oblivious to everything around him. His new full face helmet  blocking out all but what was directly in front of him in both sound and vision.

    We’d headed up to rivi for “a gnarly DH session” (or to give it it’s real term “a play out”) at quite a leisurely pace; Wayne’s Big Hit weighing in somewhere around the 45lbs mark had seen to that. We had spent quite a while eating cake and talking the talk at the cafe before heading up towards the pike, only to see wayne cruise straight on past us as we stopped to follow a turning off to the left. This set the theme for the day, Wayne would fail to hear what we were saying, we would all eye up possible gnarly lines to try and clean and we would all stand at the top of drops scuffing the lip  making thoughtful noises. “Bit of a compression on the run up” one of us would say, “yeah, sketchy roots just after the landing”, another would add,  “you’d need to kick the back end out to use that rock to pump you round the turn” a third would point out. More thoughtful noises would follow before we moved on to something else reassuring each other with phrases like “if it was dry” and “if i hadn’t just put a huge dink in my rim i’d go for it” (Steve mostly in this case).

    I found a cracking descent to finish the day with as well, flight after flight of steps just the right size to skim down until you were flying enough to just miss them out altogether, with rocky corners to let the bike slide through, drops into corners to get “all over” the bike on, and high speed chicanes to bring a grin to your face…excellent!

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    5:06 am on March 20, 2006 | 5 Comments | # |


  • matt 9:32 am on March 20, 2006 | #

    Ace pic. He looks very moto, he needs to get to innerliethen on that monster.

  • dirtstreetpub » Wayne’s got a new bike 9:34 am on March 20, 2006 | #

    […] Wayne’s got a new bike.. and it’s massive! […]

  • mark 7:12 pm on March 22, 2006 | #

    much wooooooage!!! and yaaaaayage! this looks great

  • Nick 5:07 am on March 28, 2006 | #

    UR Torq XC Jey 🙂

  • dgpowell 6:53 am on March 28, 2006 | #

    Thats steve that is, i’m not a corporate whore :o)

    bright orange has no place in my biking wardrobe

    bright yellow, yes but bright orange, oh no!