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    All mountain?

    I'm bored so here goes: I've been on this site for 13 years and I have almost never visited this forum because I have no idea what all mountain is. How does it differ from my typical rides on my 29er S-Works Stumpjumper FSR? The majority of my rides are on mountains. Do they "all" have to be on mountains?


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    People who ride AM bikes are obsessed with how they did on Strava for the DH, but don't want to pedal a DH bike.

    People who ride XC bikes are obsessed with how they did on Strava for the climbing, but don't want to pedal a road bike.

    Both want to be on the dirt and in the forest shredding in whatever they find fun. Some (me now) like to use the other to get better at the one they find more fun, er, post the better Strava times to.
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    for more all mountainy-goodness, you should stretch that elevation map to make that 2000ft climb at the end to look even bigger.


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    Your ride does not consist of enough mountain to be all-mountain. Try again.

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    No mountains in Florida shove your Strava in your @ss. Angry flat lander.
    Your big wheels are so awesome!

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    JoeBMX summed it up best. I don't mind climbing, but it is not the primary goal of the ride. I want to crush the descents.

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    real wolves don't strava.

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    Wherewolf,
    I've been following your ride posts for years (mostly when I lived in Tahoe), and have met you at the Mexican place in Auburn.

    There is nothing on the AM forum that will be of any value to you.

    I mean that as a compliment. You don't need this.
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    All Mountain riders have bigger dongs.

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    I'd call the ride above "Mostly Mountain." See if they will start a new subforum for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    I'd call the ride above "Mostly Mountain." See if they will start a new subforum for you.
    Considering the OP is about to pull the plug on a typical working mans retirement age, "mostly all" of his rides are rather impressive. I imagine "most" of you young hucksters don't put that much time in the saddle on your rides. Just say'n.....
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    All Mountain = you love techie DH and you enjoy pedaling up there unassisted. You love all parts of riding the mountain, and take pride clearing obstacles without a dab. The All Mountain rider gets a special rush riding gnarl fast and hard, even though he or she knows a painful crash is inevitable sooner or later. All mountain riders always carry trail tattoos on their bodies, whether it be scrapes, bruises, sprains, cracked ribs, poison oak rashes, nettle stings, tick reactions, and, of course, crushed pinkies from clipping trees while poaching impossibly narrow trails at speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximilian VII View Post
    All Mountain = you love techie DH and you enjoy pedaling up there unassisted. You love all parts of riding the mountain, and take pride clearing obstacles without a dab. The All Mountain rider gets a special rush riding gnarl fast and hard, even though he or she knows a painful crash is inevitable sooner or later. All mountain riders always carry trail tattoos on their bodies, whether it be scrapes, bruises, sprains, cracked ribs, poison oak rashes, nettle stings, tick reactions, and, of course, crushed pinkies from clipping trees while poaching impossibly narrow trails at speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Considering the OP is about to pull the plug on a typical working mans retirement age, "mostly all" of his rides are rather impressive. I imagine "most" of you young hucksters don't put that much time in the saddle on your rides. Just say'n.....
    at his age, "pull the plug" references are completely inappropriate. you should apologize.

    might want to get some new batteries for your irony meter.


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    Red bull makes me want to throw up...

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    i think only professionals are allowed to ride all mountain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBMX View Post
    People who ride XC bikes are obsessed with how they did on Strava for the climbing, but don't want to pedal a road bike.
    That just nailed me...I ride a road bike (sometimes) but kinda suck at it in comparison to my mtb. I do like flying down hills and going over technical terrain though, so maybe I am a XC/AM Rigid SS'er...does this mean I should be riding 650B's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    at his age, "pull the plug" references are completely inappropriate. you should apologize.

    might want to get some new batteries for your irony meter.

    The shame. My bad. No pun intended. I'm getting to that age myself.....
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Anyone pick up on the join date of Jan 2004 but hes been here for "13 years"? Trolls inside of trolls?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtnord View Post
    Anyone pick up on the join date of Jan 2004 but hes been here for "13 years"? Trolls inside of trolls?
    Jan 2004 is when mtbr.com first started using vBulletin. Users with accounts on the old system had to re-register.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy f View Post
    Jan 2004 is when mtbr.com first started using vBulletin. Users with accounts on the old system had to re-register.

    I first started reading/posting on mtbr.com in 1996.
    I didnt know that, thanks for explanation!
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    This. Wherewolf, you do not need anyone's approval. The rides you do speak for themselves, and very few put in the miles, or could clean 6,500 in one, regardless of age. If that is not All Mountain, then most everyone else must be doing "Baby Mountain" rides. Hey, maybe we need a new sub forum for those that only ride kid-size rides?

    Quote Originally Posted by kapusta View Post
    Wherewolf,
    I've been following your ride posts for years (mostly when I lived in Tahoe), and have met you at the Mexican place in Auburn.

    There is nothing on the AM forum that will be of any value to you.

    I mean that as a compliment. You don't need this.

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    This. Wherewolf, you do not need anyone's approval. The rides you do speak for themselves, and very few put in the miles, or could clean 6,500 foot gain in one day ride, regardless of age. If that is not All Mountain, then most everyone else must be doing "Baby Mountain" rides. Hey, maybe we need a new sub forum for those that only ride kid-size rides?

    Quote Originally Posted by kapusta View Post
    Wherewolf,
    I've been following your ride posts for years (mostly when I lived in Tahoe), and have met you at the Mexican place in Auburn.

    There is nothing on the AM forum that will be of any value to you.

    I mean that as a compliment. You don't need this.

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    It's cool...

    It's not what you ride.

    It's not where you ride.

    It's HOW you ride... all 'bout the attitude...

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    Re: All mountain?

    I ride 3,000 feet of elevation across 15 miles and that's my ride. Been thinking I'm over my AM bike.

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    That's an impressive ride, glad I don't do, or know how to Strava. I ride, I ride everything in my path (or at least try too, sometimes multiple times),get back, smile, sometimes laugh and almost always say "damb, that was fun". Is it all mountain?, I don't know but I do ride all of the mountain.
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    Duuuh

    Quote Originally Posted by jtnord View Post
    Anyone pick up on the join date of Jan 2004 but hes been here for "13 years"? Trolls inside of trolls?
    First of all I used my real name for several years before someone gave me the Wherewolf name because I'm so slow and always behind. And since I've had to start over several times due to several surgeries, I do not list the year I first started biking, 2000. Do a search and you will be hard pressed to find anyone who posts more riding experiences than me.

    Some people here are way too serious about this classification stuff. I am just having some fun. However, whenever I look in on this forum about all I see is people talking about AM, e.g. "what bike or pedals should I buy?". I rarely see anybody posting about actual riding. Show me some AM riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wherewolf View Post
    Show me some AM riding.
    Fair enough.

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    What pedals should I buy is a valid question though. An AM rider certainly wouldn't buy Ti pinner xc pedals. They would buy something a little heavier and could handle a rock blow or 10.

    The classifications help I think. Action threads are always great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy f View Post
    Jan 2004 is when mtbr.com first started using vBulletin. Users with accounts on the old system had to re-register.

    I first started reading/posting on mtbr.com in 1996.
    Yep, I kinda miss the old board layout...and the DR1 days

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhazard View Post
    It's not what you ride.

    It's not where you ride.

    It's HOW you ride... all 'bout the attitude...
    ^^^ this
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhazard View Post
    It's not what you ride.

    It's not where you ride.

    It's HOW you ride... all 'bout the attitude...

    I agree. My buddies have different bikes and we all bring something different to the table. Good times, Good friends, what else can you ask for...

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    I try to ride up the mountain, I live to ride down the mountain it dose not matter to me as long as i ride in the mountains.

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