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    new to mtb

    hi im new to the world of mtbing but not bikes i have rode a bike since i was 4 and loved it i currnetly race bmx and i am a novice i got to watching mtb videos and said im gona do stuff like this wel i went out and got me a mtb and i love it i have already jumped it and i am curruntly build a mtb trail on my land i have 3 friends that live close helping me but only one has a mtb the others are getting theirs latter together we hope to make mtb trails that will be the best in oklahoma my land is mostly woods and flat land there is some terreces here and there so we have to cut trees cut limbs and make our own jumps and stuff we hope to be done by march-april but sadly on my mtb today i hit a jump and did a whip and it bent my back rim looks like i need stronger rims

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    Photos of bikes and trail features would be awesome! I bet you could build a sweet pump track since it's fairly level there

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    cool what kid of bike do you have is it built for jumping because there are different types of bikes designed to do different things how much land do you have is it sloped or flat have fun
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    sounds like a fun trail project! have you guys done any bridges &/or teeter totters?
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    well we just started friday so right now were just getting them ceared out and were dong it with a some hege clipers, shovels, wheelbarrow, rake, and a hand saw. and yes we are thinking of puttting a couple of pump sections in and some bridges and there gona be some wooden turns mabey. like i said the land is mostly flat with a few terecces that like big rollers i post pics later today

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    No, YOU don't understand. You're making an ass of yourself for all of eternity.

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    Nice

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    Very cool back yard.


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    definitely a cool backyard. Thanks for the pic..

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    Holy crap, best yard ever!

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    That is...legendary.

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    track video

    sorry i could not post it eariler computer srewed up and sorry if the video sucks
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    I love your enthusiasm. Unfortunately, that bike isn't designed for jumping. You could possibly straighten it out, but, if you keep jumping it, it's just going to keep happening. I'm guessing you got it at WalMart? If you bought an extended warranty, they might take it back with their no questions asked policy and swap it for a new one. If you get it swapped or fixed, you shouldn't jump anymore.

    You could put jump wheels on your bike, but they wil be $$$.
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    It's not from Walmart got it from a bike shop in the city and I am Gona put stronger wheels on it and upgrade the suspension

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    Sorry, couldn't tell what model it is.
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    Where in Oklahoma are you? I live here too and I'm trying to get into mtb myself!

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    What town u live in

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    Upset mtb stollen

    well my mtb got stollen today i went to school and when came home went out to the bulding and it was gone i guess i acteintly left it open good thing i have 2 extra bikes and im still building my trails

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    That sucks! See of your home owner's insurance will cover it.
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    It won't

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    Sucks - sorry to hear it. Check this out: Airborne Bicycles. Dirt Jump
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmxrider13 View Post
    What town u live in
    Shawnee, about 45 minutes from okc

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    i llive in shawnee to

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    No kidding? What's your name?

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    What a backyard!

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