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    Newb to the sport of mtb'ing

    Hey all, 42 yrs old.. ive owned box store mtbs and just bought a slight step up with a diamondback recoil , 27.5. I say getting into the sport because i hope to do more than just take rides around the neighborhood. Ive been an athlete my whole life, raced sportbikes for many years, current firearms instructor, weight lifter, etc... but, with 5 kids its hard to make time for my weightlifting so biking is something we can do as a family while getting good exercise. If i get into it as i hope to i may step up to something like a gt sensor. At any rate, looking to learn more about the sport.

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    Welcome.

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    Ride on brother.
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    Hey there.. I'm 48 and actually ride a gt sensor - super fun bike..highly recommend it. Anyway, welcome aboard!

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    It is an addicting sport.
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    Welcome fellow newb!

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    Welcome , hopefully you and the family will take off into the sport

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    Warning: mountain bike addiction to follow. There's no cure for it!

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    Welcome to the sport. It's an addiction that's for sure. I just starting getting into it last year and it is tons of fun. Started off getting a Trek Marlin 5 to make sure I would like it, then a couple months after I got a Trek superfly 7. Then at the beginning of the year I bought a Fuel ex 9. They sold me a size too small so a week ago I took it to another bike shop and traded it in on a Remedy 9.8. So yes it is a really addicting sport.

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    I appreciate the warm welcome everyone. And I look forward to getting into it. With all the homework and research I've been doing I'm already wishing I would have started on something like the Gt sensor, but I really would have stretched my budget to do so. it's just as well I start off with something less expensive before investing a couple grand.

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    As a bit of advice... Do not watch "Ride the Divide". Doing so is known to savage the checkbook and have spouses contacting mental illness experts to see if the symptoms that you start to exhibit might be something about which to worry. Symptoms like muttering random words in your sleep like "Elkford" "Sparwood" "Roosville" "Pie Town"


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    Welcome! Here is what you have to look forward to

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPVR...ature=youtu.be


    I know this is old to most of ya...but maybe not for the OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Welcome! Here is what you have to look forward to

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPVR...ature=youtu.be


    I know this is old to most of ya...but maybe not for the OP.
    Dang that is freaking awesome. I can't believe I've never seen that video before.

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    That's hilarious! And a little embarrassing.

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    Yes... Hilarious.

    Glad they didn't learn about bikepackers... Yet...
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    Hello! Welcome to the sport!
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