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Offline Dave In Odessa

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I just joined SWAMP
« on: June 07, 2008, 06:44:33 PM »
My wife and I just joined SWAMP.  The reason I'm making a thread about this is WHY we joined.

We were at Boyette with friends and met Gregg and Jonathan (FactorE) in the parking lot.  They talked us into riding Abyss our first time and offered to show us the way.

Both of those guys gave my wife and I confidence, encouragement, and instruction, stopping at every drop and hill to show us the proper line, then going first to show us the obstacles aren't as bad as we thought.

These guys took about an hour out of their ride to help two total strangers and I couldn't thank them enough. 

Since these two guys (and everyone else we've met in SWAMP so far) were so friendly and helpful, I decided to support the organization.

So I just joined, and look forward to more rides with you guys and even some work days when the weather cools down some. 
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Re: I just joined SWAMP
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2008, 06:53:16 PM »
I was just here earlier this week thanking Eric and Paul for helping me out....It is all about sharing...glad you guys had a good time - see you on the trails again soon

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Re: I just joined SWAMP
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2008, 07:17:07 PM »
My wife and I just joined SWAMP.  The reason I'm making a thread about this is WHY we joined.

We were at Boyette with friends and met Gregg and Jonathan (FactorE) in the parking lot.  They talked us into riding Abyss our first time and offered to show us the way.

Both of those guys gave my wife and I confidence, encouragement, and instruction, stopping at every drop and hill to show us the proper line, then going first to show us the obstacles aren't as bad as we thought.

These guys took about an hour out of their ride to help two total strangers and I couldn't thank them enough. 

Since these two guys (and everyone else we've met in SWAMP so far) were so friendly and helpful, I decided to support the organization.


So I just joined, and look forward to more rides with you guys and even some work days when the weather cools down some. 

It was our pleasure to meet you guys. We both enjoyed helping you guys with the challenge. You both did real well for the first time. I expect to see you out on those trails again.  ;) I bet riding Golf Cart back seemed like a cake walk ;D!

It was good to meet Daskk69 out there too! I really appreciate the video too!


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Re: I just joined SWAMP
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2008, 08:28:44 PM »
Oh man, if those 2 clowns showed you the lines you need to go out with someone else and have them show you the right ones! :D Welcome to the SWAMP!
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2008, 08:30:41 PM »
Oh man, if those 2 clowns showed you the lines you need to go out with someone else and have them show you the right ones! :D Welcome to the SWAMP!


I swear that I didn't tell them to lean forward and use the front brake ;D!

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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2008, 08:32:22 PM »
Oh man, if those 2 clowns showed you the lines you need to go out with someone else and have them show you the right ones! :D Welcome to the SWAMP!


I swear that I didn't tell them to lean forward and use the front brake ;D!

LOL! ;)
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Re: I just joined SWAMP
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2008, 09:21:28 PM »
Welcome DaveO :)

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Re: I just joined SWAMP
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2008, 09:22:18 AM »
thanks for all of the welcomes. 

I've been trying really hard to lean way forward and stab the front brake every time I stop.  I keep falling like Jonathan said I would, but I figure with a bunch more practice I'll get it down.  I just hope my health insurance doesn't drop me  :-[
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Re: I just joined SWAMP
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2008, 09:24:55 AM »
thanks for all of the welcomes. 

I've been trying really hard to lean way forward and stab the front brake every time I stop.  I keep falling like Jonathan said I would, but I figure with a bunch more practice I'll get it down.  I just hope my health insurance doesn't drop me  :-[

Haha........ ;D

 

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