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  1. #1
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    You Know You Are Not a Girlie Girl When...

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    In the last month I have really been improving, which means I am trying more things and had a few wrecks by missing the first try or forgetting all the basics I know. Mostly just the silly wrecks where your bar catches a tree or you might topple over when climbing. None have been that bad of wrecks but I bruise easily so right now my legs are in various stages of bruising with purple, green, red, etc... I also endoed last week and scraped my knee pretty bad although the scabbing looks worse than the injury actually was! I totally had no problem wearing a skirt to work and shorts in public. I love being mountain biker and I don't care about my legs showing my battle wounds!
    Amanda

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  2. #2
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    Aug 2009
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    That's funny! Showing off your battle scars. I just picked up my Giant Rincon and went for my first ride Thursday with a guy at work. I'm 47 and he's 50, but his bike was about a 20 year old mountain bike that had never seen a trail. His hands were numb within the first 5 minutes and he was red-faced and frustrated by the time we were done. I, on the other hand, couldn't get the grin off my face. I felt like a kid again rolling over rocks and kicking up the dirt. This sport is a blast. Should be able to go again on Monday

  3. #3
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    Awesome, Aggie!

    I think I'm going to get a little stick figure mountain bike tattoo going over the top of my surgical scar (from the wreck that broke my back) - I hope that will explain it easier!

  4. #4
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    Aug 2010
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    I'm proud of my battle scars too - no broken backs or anything, knock on wood - but I love the idea of a tattoo A few months ago, I finally (after riding for only 3 years) realized why I love riding so much - it reminds me of riding a horse when I was a kid - except much better because I'm in control!

  5. #5
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    Nov 2009
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    I bruise easily. My legs typically look like I've been in a car accident.
    Last edited by snowroo; 09-10-2010 at 05:38 PM.

  6. #6
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    My legs are often all bruised up too and I'm not shy about it ... I still wear skirts and shorts too and no one has ever said anything. Many know that biking is my passion ... So I assume they're assuming it's from biking.

  7. #7
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    May 2009
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    no girlie girl here either. i have pedal marks on my achilles, a huge scar on one shin and now last night have a puncture wound in the other shin from the one pedal going into it. i have been road riding more than mountain biking and thought i liked it better because i wasn't falling...until i switched to clip pedals and toppled right over after getting stuck between gears on a hill. elbow scrape and knee scrape. i agree, it shows what we're all made of and i'm not affraid to get out there and take a chance or two in the name of a good work out!
    Gary Fisher is the other man in my life!

 

 

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