NOOBS!...read this.

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  • 04-24-2012
    pickles1107
    :thumbsup:
  • 04-25-2012
    GFAthens
    This was and is a great post. I think it's as or more important for people who've been riding for years and years to read this as it is for new riders, as more experience riders are more likely to be set in their ways and possibly have attitudes about some aspects of riding than new riders. It's an encouraging post though and the bottom line is great. Ride bikes and have fun.
  • 04-26-2012
    ShawnSapp
    Nice post thanks
  • 04-26-2012
    Urb-dirt
    I'm new here! Hey everyone!
  • 04-26-2012
    yulp333
    so cool
  • 04-27-2012
    Henoneten
    I absolutely love biking of all kinds, and it drives me nuts hearing gear / bike snobs rant. big fan of this
  • 04-27-2012
    Henoneten
    oh, and agreed, n00bs are probably the people who need this least. Everyone in the bike world needs to be reminded of these rules now and again
  • 04-28-2012
    Trey_
    My ass will eventually stop hurting? Thank God
  • 04-29-2012
    Yy89
    thanks
  • 04-29-2012
    XCRIDERBG
    Great post. Its been a few years since I've owned or even ridden a bike. However thats all changed. :thumbsup:
  • 04-30-2012
    MudKatt
    From my old krate bike to my 96' marin.. Have wheels will roll :)
  • 04-30-2012
    meh2u
    Truth
    I feel accepted
  • 04-30-2012
    txhkman
    Folks,

    I need some help. I'm trying to post a message in the beginner's corner but it tells me I can't post one until I have 5 posts but how do I get post? By commenting on other posts???
  • 04-30-2012
    XCRIDERBG
    I believe so. :thumbsup:
  • 04-30-2012
    hazardousmtb
    that is pure awesomeness, i actually want to print it out
  • 04-30-2012
    hazardousmtb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Trey_ View Post
    My ass will eventually stop hurting? Thank God


    this made me crack up!
  • 04-30-2012
    jptelthorst
    A good welcome to the forums.
  • 05-01-2012
    4theloveofbikes
    Thanks for the post!
  • 05-01-2012
    BradR
    nicely put, this site has a lot of valuable information, even to someone like me that has no clue what 90% of it means... yet
  • 05-03-2012
    Gravatrax
    Nicely, basically if it works for you, that's all that matters!
  • 05-03-2012
    chuckwagon85
    So glad I read this before posting haha.

    x2 on wanting to print that our and possibly frame it.

    Great stuff.
  • 05-03-2012
    Trooperuss
    Thanks for the tips
  • 05-03-2012
    rayrod354
    Nice,...
  • 05-04-2012
    me and my bike
    hahaha sweet
  • 05-05-2012
    tcsien@yahoo.com
    :thumbsup:
  • 05-05-2012
    raines883
    Very nice! Thanks for giving some quick easy tips to a total noob :-)
    Off to enjoy my 2010 bolinas ridge now
  • 05-05-2012
    Punem
    nicely done
  • 05-06-2012
    RHWest23
    Here Here....I like that post. You are what you are, and you ride what you ride.
  • 05-07-2012
    Egoyte
    Thoroughly entertaining. Thanks for sharing!
  • 05-07-2012
    OdinZ
    Edit. sorry for the double post. :D
  • 05-07-2012
    OdinZ
    Cool! :D
    Hello everyone. :>
  • 05-07-2012
    jallison12
    Great post.
    Hello everyone
  • 05-08-2012
    16k-rpm
    great ty
  • 05-08-2012
    08FXT
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ryan3 View Post
    *5*

    sorry

    Seems to be the place to get your posts up to 10 to bypass that stupid rule of no links before 10 posts!
    Otherwise great post by the OP!
  • 05-08-2012
    CHUM
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 08FXT View Post
    Seems to be the place to get your posts up to 10 to bypass that stupid rule of no links before 10 posts!
    Otherwise great post by the OP!

    umm...no.

    this is not the place to pad your post count.

    thanks :thumbsup:
  • 05-10-2012
    Pac-Tim
    Some clever post's here.. I like'em
  • 05-11-2012
    skipnay
    Very entertaining
  • 05-11-2012
    SuperFly 78
    Great post, thanks!
  • 05-14-2012
    BEddy
    Love the Thread, as much as I tried I was unable to think of a stupid question or comment. I think it all was covered.
  • 05-15-2012
    Andra2000
    great post. thanks :thumbsup:
  • 05-16-2012
    ryencool
    good read
  • 05-16-2012
    DonDeeBoogie
    New here!!!
  • 05-17-2012
    grizzlypaugh
    I like this very funny.
  • 05-18-2012
    neubie-nj
    love the post.. seems like this applies to lots of things
  • 05-18-2012
    bandit1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mhix01 View Post
    If you think your bike looks good, it does.
    If you like the way your bike rides, it’s an awesome bike.


    Bikes purchased at Wal-mart, Target, Costco, or K-mart are generally not the best bang for your buck.


    I love my costco bought Northrock XC6. It looks good, it rides good and so far, it's holding up fine.

    I do like the points he makes though, other than the one that implies my precious XC6 aint no good.

    I would have to agree, though I bought my bike off Craigslist, it origionally came from WalMart and it has held up with few issues. And like the first few things imply, I like it so who cares, it works for me and thats all that counts. In addition, I ride it till something breaks, then I replace with a better quality part when money allows. So who cares where you bought it, if you like it and it works for you ride the hell out of it.

    Other than that, I got a kick out of how true most everything else is in the origional post.
  • 05-18-2012
    Aggie86
    Nice
  • 05-18-2012
    jl2at
    I like this
  • 05-18-2012
    dtrb
    great post
  • 05-18-2012
    samguan
    nice post
  • 05-20-2012
    sirgringo
    I don't even own a bike...YET...and I LOL'd at some of those.
  • 05-20-2012
    krolyat
    Nice list lol.
  • 05-20-2012
    JoelMartin
    Nice post
  • 05-20-2012
    genius
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JoelMartin View Post
    Nice post

    nice post
  • 05-20-2012
    genius
    Sorry for spam but i cant put images of my bike until i have 10 posts, and i have some problems.
  • 05-20-2012
    Ballisticsinc
    Good read!
  • 05-21-2012
    SavagePudDin
    You Sir Summed up all my Q's :D
  • 05-22-2012
    watchman323
    Good one
  • 05-22-2012
    WC_Mike
    thanks good to know.
  • 05-22-2012
    WC_Mike
    sorry to spam but i need 5 comments before i can post
  • 05-22-2012
    WC_Mike
    some of those are just common sense but still good to know
  • 05-22-2012
    WC_Mike
    sorry to spam i just want to ask a question and cant start a thread
  • 05-22-2012
    WC_Mike
    I'm sorry
  • 05-22-2012
    SavagePudDin
    Why would you do that ^^^ I took 2 days being patient posting here and there on other threads just to get my count up.. just wrong..
  • 05-23-2012
    Kratos
    Best post ever!!!! :lol::thumbsup:
  • 05-23-2012
    Dan K. Farmer
    sweet! No need to post any questions now....you already answered all of em :)
  • 05-24-2012
    22-34
    If posting pictures of your bike makes you feel better than riding it, then just do it.
  • 05-24-2012
    erikrichter
    :thumbsup:
  • 05-25-2012
    [wahoo]
    This is great. I think everyone should read this. Just ride your bike. Have fun. Share it with people here. Simple enough. Thank you.
  • 05-25-2012
    ltrmc02
    lol
  • 05-25-2012
    ltrmc02
    post #2
  • 05-25-2012
    ltrmc02
    post #3
  • 05-25-2012
    ltrmc02
    post #4
  • 05-25-2012
    ltrmc02
    post #5, now maybe I can ask a question lol.
  • 05-26-2012
    vincavinz
    Lol
  • 05-27-2012
    Cocktail
    Buying things off of the internet is great, except when it sucks.

    Love that one. Been there done that ;)
  • 05-27-2012
    RoJo71
    Great post!! I'm a noob and this was great for me to read!!
  • 05-27-2012
    Urbanride
    Great way to start my MTBR experience, thanks for this post.
  • 05-29-2012
    oned
    Thanks for the info, good for noob like me:D
  • 05-29-2012
    A-Son
    I will think on that! ;)
  • 05-30-2012
    Toxic Gecko
    Great post, great info.
  • 05-31-2012
    irollaround
    Lots to chew on in that post.
  • 05-31-2012
    TheHarp
    Works for me!
  • 05-31-2012
    thesmiter1
    Is there anywhere to ask questions on specific bikes here? I can't make a thread because I just joined but I'm curious about a bike for sale right now on craigslist.org. It's a Cannondale CAD2 F400 with new brakes and tires for $250. Where would I go to ask?
  • 06-02-2012
    danrochel
    nice post
  • 06-02-2012
    airforceteacher
    EVERY forum online, regardless of topic or hobby, needs a post like this. You should see the flamewars about cables over on the stereo forums.
  • 06-02-2012
    duluthmn
    This saved me from my first post!
  • 06-03-2012
    d0hface
    :thumbsup: very true
  • 06-03-2012
    DRG1202
    Hi. I'm after some opinions on 2 bikes that I'm looking at. I Haven't had a bike in about 12 years and was after some opinions from people in the know. Can I post the links on this thread? since I need 5 posts to start a new one and I created my account purely to ask for opinions!
  • 06-03-2012
    Dirtoyz
    I like it! :thumbsup:
  • 06-04-2012
    DanZo337
    You've answered all my MTB related questions, thanks LMAO.
  • 06-04-2012
    bandit1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DRG1202 View Post
    Hi. I'm after some opinions on 2 bikes that I'm looking at. I Haven't had a bike in about 12 years and was after some opinions from people in the know. Can I post the links on this thread? since I need 5 posts to start a new one and I created my account purely to ask for opinions!

    go post randomly 4 more times and start your own threads, dont derail this one with a non related topic.

    If you do it the right way, you will get more opinion than you can shake a stick at otherwise most will ignore you.
  • 06-04-2012
    LewisWallace
    Excellent !
  • 06-04-2012
    cocdylews
    i am new to this forum and new to biking too. Willing to learn and apply it.
  • 06-04-2012
    jtm2227
    Great read
  • 06-05-2012
    adleysh
    :thumbsup: Couldnt have said it better my self
  • 06-05-2012
    erikrichter
    So true...
  • 06-05-2012
    SasTahmass
    Quote:

    26” wheels or 29” or 650b or 700c or 24” or 20” or whatever – yes, that wheel size is rad and you’ll probably get where you’re going
    That solves the 26" and 29" wheel debates!
  • 06-05-2012
    astronautrob
    Some good info. Thanks!
  • 06-05-2012
    eeyon
    Great stuff! Need to post on two more threads so I can start my own.
  • 06-06-2012
    d1sco
    nice