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    Raleigh Passage 3.5 swoopy niner.

    My friends new 29er on her second real off road ride in the Oregon Cascades. She plans on doing a lot of trail riding with her $269 bike. She likes her big wheels and cushy seat.

    She just turned 63. She got the perfect bike for her skill level and is having a blast. She walked it a lot today. The scary sloping hill scared her a little. We rode 8 miles, it rained and snowed a little.
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    That is ... absolutely excellent to see...

    Great stuff!


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    Best ride post I've seen for ages - love it!

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    Very, VERY Nice!!

    Smart buy actually fitting the user's ability, amazing pictures of where I wish I were riding today, smiles from ear to ear, but mainly, 63 years young and just finding a new passion...I LOVE IT...Thanks for sharing!!
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    Cool as H - E - double hockey sticks.
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    NIIIIICE!

    That is seriously the best ride post I've seen in ages

    It is so freakin cool to see her out there on the trail giving it a good go and having fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lef-t
    My friends new 29er on her second real off road ride in the Oregon Cascades. She plans on doing a lot of trail riding with her $269 bike. She likes her big wheels and cushy seat.

    She just turned 63. She got the perfect bike for her skill level and is having a blast. She walked it a lot today. The scary sloping hill scared her a little. We rode 8 miles, it rained and snowed a little.
    Very cool, Tom. Is that the Aubrey ETC trail?
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    Aubrey indeed.

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Very cool, Tom. Is that the Aubrey ETC trail?
    We drove up there then I drove down and rode back up the wall. I have never riden up the wall. I rested 15 times. I need a lower gear than the 22-26 on my 29er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lef-t
    We drove up there then I drove down and rode back up the wall. I have never riden up the wall. I rested 15 times. I need a lower gear than the 22-26 on my 29er.
    Once the climb starts it is never less than 9-10% until you reach the trailhead. Much of it is a steady 15-16% with a few steeper spots.
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    I thought I could do it in my middle ring 32-26

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Once the climb starts it is never less than 9-10% until you reach the trailhead. Much of it is a steady 15-16% with a few steeper spots.
    I quickly gave up and still couldn't pull it with my weenie gear. I know the animals can fly right up on their one speeds. I could count every heart beat while I rested 15 times on the way up.

    Went by your place yesterday.

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