ACM. Thank you.

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dirtydown
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Thank you to all the dedicated people that have made the DOD what it is and for putting on the great events like the ACM.  From my first ride with the DOD in 2001, I have received so much more than I have given back.  The few times I show up for rides like ACM or Happy Rides, I know I am just going to be hanging out in the back with the newbies fixing bikes, coaching a little and walking the bike with them.  That is how I spent my whole day and grateful for it. 

I didn't even make it to the first trail intersection before I had to do a mechanical check on someone's bike.  We had to go back to have it worked on.  Better yet, Paul's hooked her up with a demo.  It was her first time mtbing and her bike was barely even road worthy.  It didn't matter what bike she had.  She was going to get beat to hell regardless just like I did.  So it was just me and her for the first hour. 

If you are new, my recommendation is to try mtbing at least 3x before considering giving up.  If it doesn't kill you, then do it at least another 3x.  If it does kill you, then we can say you died trying.  If you feel like your day after bruises and wounds are badges of honor then it is a lock.  Start looking for a better bike and the next Happy Ride.

 

Nick Glazener

DOD Dumpster Day Care Daddy

Mudflaps
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Joined: 12/30/2011

Good advice there Nick.

 

Sorry I couldn't make it out this year.

Cheers All!

Tim

dirtydown wrote:

Thank you to all the dedicated people that have made the DOD what it is and for putting on the great events like the ACM.  From my first ride with the DOD in 2001, I have received so much more than I have given back.  The few times I show up for rides like ACM or Happy Rides, I know I am just going to be hanging out in the back with the newbies fixing bikes, coaching a little and walking the bike with them.  That is how I spent my whole day and grateful for it. 

I didn't even make it to the first trail intersection before I had to do a mechanical check on someone's bike.  We had to go back to have it worked on.  Better yet, Paul's hooked her up with a demo.  It was her first time mtbing and her bike was barely even road worthy.  It didn't matter what bike she had.  She was going to get beat to hell regardless just like I did.  So it was just me and her for the first hour. 

If you are new, my recommendation is to try mtbing at least 3x before considering giving up.  If it doesn't kill you, then do it at least another 3x.  If it does kill you, then we can say you died trying.  If you feel like your day after bruises and wounds are badges of honor then it is a lock.  Start looking for a better bike and the next Happy Ride.

 

taylorj
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Joined: 03/11/2013

Nick,
You rock!  

As someone who on numerous occasions has back burnered his own ride to reach out to a rider in need, I tip my lid to you and your efforts.  

ACM, P@P, Happy Rides, etc., are all opportunities for us to share the joy and give back to the sport/hobby that we love.  I am grateful and feel blessed to be apart of this rider community.

Cheers Disciples and thanks for sharing in my favorite ACM to date!
 

- Josh 

Davey Sprockett
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Sorry to have missed ACM for the first time ever. Sounds like this year's event was a blast. I'll be back next year!

Meanwhile thanks Josh, Nick and everyone else who stepped up to make ACM the PNW's premier one-day fun day in the name of pure mountain biking camaraderie. No posturing or puffing-up allowed! ACM is about getting together for fun -- just FUN. Thanks, y'all!

Davey Sprockett

King of the Wild Front Tire

Time to ride

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