Originally Posted by Jim.
Yeah I am not sure why he particularly annoys me, I think we are actually pretty similar and would probably have a great time skiing together in real life, just his claims on here get on my nerves!
Have you ridden a pump track, or worked on drifting and pumping a bike on flatground, just as one example?
Not trying to be harsh, but I think a lot of people on here don't realize that Josh is in fact speaking on a higher substantive level. (I didn't say writing on a higher level.) Also, because Josh was targeted by a number of posters in the past because they seemed to feel that doing so would make their own skis... longer... there's a sort of negative advertising effect: other people are primed to read enthusiasm as somehow being arrogant, because they've probably seen others doing some targeting that, subconsciously, social animals like people then are likely to mimic. Trust me, I've called other people for claiming, and if I thought he were claiming, I'd say it.
On a technical level, other than the fact that, for instance, your hips go in essentially the opposite direction as on skis, when cornering a bike; and also the fact that many pump tracks have bermed corners (one reason why, e.g., many bmx racers actually aren't great at other types of cornering), riding a bike is real close to skiing. What Josh said in the post that started this weird digression was right on.
Plus, while CanTUnaMunch may be right about spindly legs, according to the fairer sex riding pumptracks gives you nice arms and Viking backs...which is bad news for me, because I haven't been on a bike that much lately...