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Thread: Amelia earhart

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    YOU SCRATHED MY BIKE!!!!
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    ... and if we just ... Amelia earhart

    i went riding this week for the first time ever i had so much fun i fell a few times nothing much but a few scrapes and bruises not a big deal. but my trek 3700 held up through the trails i pushed it pretty hard. im the kind of person that when i go into a new sport i tend to push limits of my skill so i think i didnt look like a total noob. i entered some of the intermediate trails that had some down hills and some decent steep climbs and i was able to do most.
    but the best thing is that you are getting a extreme workout w/ out getting bored. im so happy i chose this new hobby =D
    i start college in august so i am gonna ride as much as possible over the next month and a half.
    sadly i had no camera with me but next time ill make sure to put photos up
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    Sounds like you had a good time. I'm ready to try Amelia, Oleta and Markham myself. Waiting for my bike to get here is just killing me.

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    being the first time ive ever ridden i love Amelia but i really want to try oleta and markham park as well next time i go to the gun range ill prolly take the bike =D also i heard crandon park has some good trails =)
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    The gun range is another place I've been meening to hit up. I normally go to trail glades, but a trip to markham were you could shot and mtb sounds good too.

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    YOU SCRATHED MY BIKE!!!!
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    yea there gunrange is really good they are all about safety
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    too cold to ride
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    (Plane flys low over Al Cervik's yacht)

    Al: Hey, I just got head from Amelia Earhart!
    Now go home and get your ******* shinebox.

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    I started riding a few weeks ago and Amelia has been great. Looking forward to upgrading my bike and trying the Oleta next.

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    A group of us rides Oleta/Markham/Amelia every weekend... feel free to text me your cellphones and I'll add you guys to the group-texts we send out..

    Bryan

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    YOU SCRATHED MY BIKE!!!!
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    alright man sounds good i just sold the trek for 240 so i might go get a new bike at the LBS i have 500 to spend ! =D
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