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    Good job! maiden voyage a success (couple pics)

    First time hitting the trail today, may have over did it a bit though. My GPS app paused at 4.5 miles when i took a break and never restarted again. I did about 9.5-10.5 miles in 92+ degree heat. Was hydrated before and during the ride but really lost steam the last couple miles. luckily i stopped mid ride for a snack. Im a runner and have never felt this exhausted after a workout.

    overall, an absolute blast. ran into another mtbr member as luck would have it and another local that was very courteous (showed me part of the trails before he had to go). I managed to biff it once, went right over my handlebars at a slow speed over some roots. caught myself though and no issues after that. really got a feel for my gears and when to switch to them. i didnt realize how much you have to pedal , thats for sure. on the street i can just pedal and coast, pedal and coast. not the case today. probably why it took so much out of me. regardless of being in a granny gear my legs were burning at some points.

    i was surprised with my balance for my first time out and only having my bike 24hrs. sand can be really tricky but i only had to catch myself with my foot a couple times. other than that i was able to cycle through it. the funnest stuff was climbing some small hills with a ton of roots. i patted myself on the back for granny gearing it through some roots at what seemed to be the speed of smell but i made it

    p.s. - the other mtbr member told me to check for ticks before i left....sure enough. 2 on my legs.

    couple pics from today.



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    Very nice! I've just started biking too and it's exhilarating! Fortunately for me there are two bike trails close to home so I ride whenever I can, and it's always a blast.

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    Cool man, Congrats! The trail looks interesting too. Gotta like the sink-hole/landslide encroaching onto the track in the pic.

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    I just started riding as well. Best of luck to ya! Nice bike btw!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cormac View Post
    I just started riding as well. Best of luck to ya! Nice bike btw!
    thanks, good luck to you as well
    Gary Fisher HiFi Deluxe 29er

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    Great looking bike.

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    Super sexy bike. Wowzers.

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    thanks guys. there are a lot of sick bikes on this forum so i take that as a great compliment. it gets the job done quite well!
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    Super nice bike! ! Im just getting back into biking after about 10years

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    Great job !!

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    thanks everyone. taking a maintenance day today and heading back out tomorrow for another go at it.
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    make sure you stretch. Hip flexors, hamstrings, quads, and calves.

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    Just another N00b saying good stuff, and nice bike.

    It really does get you super tired. Went for a 12 mile Saturday by myself to explore somewhere down the street from my house. Have a buddy who does OK, but want something a little easier for him to not let him get discouraged. Will hit it from time to time, when we feel he needs a moral boost. Then I did 8 miles yesterday, I was burnt after the first 6, but after the OK guy left, my other buddy said he was going to do another, so I went for it. Don't know what I was thinking but, hey I made it, and am sore today. But still had fun, and am ready to do it again!
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