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    Did a short 5 mile ride at the local trails (FINS). It was to damn windy! The downhill stretch leaving the trails I averaged 10 mph and that was a standing effort. Still was fun and i tried some new trails that turned out to be a success.

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    Finally took a break from riding to get some bb7s and put them on. I've had the bb5s for years, but it was time for them to go. Plus they were dirt cheap so it was hard to say no.

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    I put some cheap kenda kross plus tires on my trek 4300 to use for exercise in the neighborhood and the damn bike is still harder to ride and slower than my Ex 8. I also ordered a 711mm Azonic B-52 handlebar, ODI lock on grips, and Kenda Nevegal DTC tires for the 4300.

    I don't want to wear out the tires in the EX 8 and my nephew will be using the 4300 when we go trail riding so I am trying to make it better for me as a fitness bike and him a better bike for the trail without spending too much.

    I still rode 7.2 miles on the EX 8 trying to get use to the clipless pedals and the shifter compared to the road bike i just got rid of.
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    Knocked out 15 miles at my local course.

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    10 miles 1,800' of climb on local trails in the heat of the day. Mid to upper 90s while riding... no complaints as there are a lot of things than a ride in the heat.

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    I went on 2 rides today - one in the am and one in the evening, totaling over 16 miles and 2,400 ft elevation gain. It was about 70 degrees all day. Great day to ride!

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    10 miles on some new trails. Had a great time, tried out a gu gel for the first time.
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    I Ate Taco with my Raptor

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    One sideways landing down hill and my front folded, I think I over corrected the landing and SWOOP Crunch goes my front wheel... over I go and slamed my Raptor/Shoulder/back skid...waiting for the X-ray results to see if I broke or sprang my shoulder bone, clavical I think she called it..softball bruse in my shoulderblade...no bleeding though

    My Osprey Raptopr saved me..G-Form saved my skin too..stuff worked..

    Guess I'm in the market for a new wheelset for sure now....
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    Bummers Burt! At least you are OK man!

    Today: Sold my Orange Bike Moto 450HT on CL - and should be on my way shortly to pick up my new Cannondale Trail SL3 - I wont be able to ride it til tomorrow though because I have plans w/my other girlfriend tonight wait, my real girlfriend.
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    Ouch. Glad it wasn't more serious!

    Cheap 29er wheels fold way too easy.

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    Yeah They sure do! Picked up some drugs from CVS...need some whiskey to help 'activate' the pills :-)
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    Ouch..... Hope it is not your AC ligament in your shoulder.... That is a real pain and takes SOOOOOOOOOO long to heal. I snapped mine so now my collar bone is what they call a piano key as I can push it down then comes back up again... Not fun....


    Any way today I went to the local race track and did a few laps...I met up with a friend and had a chat so didnt do as much riding as I should but it was quite nice to just go to the track which is 4 miles away and turn a few laps. They are building a mountain bike loop to be used when there is no car/motorcycle racing on and it should be a nice little 6 mile loop. Great to have that almost on my doorstep...

    But for now... either go to the trail centers, ride my old stomping grounds up at my parents or do some tarmac at the track until they finish the mountain bike loop...

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    As I said... I spent a lot of time talking not riding. Next week I hope to get a few more miles in though...

    Tomorrow I am hoping to go to Cannock Chase and do a lap or two there at the trail center..

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    Yeah..it is not broke but I have to go back Monday for X-rays wile holding a weight to see how much sepration I have..I can confirm the "piano key" eperiance..the bump is there ... then it is not...freakin me out LOL
    Ride more less talking LOL

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    Ouch..... Hope it is not your AC ligament in your shoulder.... That is a real pain and takes SOOOOOOOOOO long to heal. I snapped mine so now my collar bone is what they call a piano key as I can push it down then comes back up again... Not fun....


    Any way today I went to the local race track and did a few laps...I met up with a friend and had a chat so didnt do as much riding as I should but it was quite nice to just go to the track which is 4 miles away and turn a few laps. They are building a mountain bike loop to be used when there is no car/motorcycle racing on and it should be a nice little 6 mile loop. Great to have that almost on my doorstep...

    But for now... either go to the trail centers, ride my old stomping grounds up at my parents or do some tarmac at the track until they finish the mountain bike loop...

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    As I said... I spent a lot of time talking not riding. Next week I hope to get a few more miles in though...

    Tomorrow I am hoping to go to Cannock Chase and do a lap or two there at the trail center..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burt4x4 View Post
    Yeah..it is not broke but I have to go back Monday for X-rays wile holding a weight to see how much sepration I have..I can confirm the "piano key" eperiance..the bump is there ... then it is not...freakin me out LOL
    Ride more less talking LOL
    Ouch dude... that piano key thing sucks... I was told I could have an op to fix it.... But the physio said to leave it and not bother... there were several operations they could do... the most common have a high failure rate.. One operation had a good success rate BUT at a price. lose some movement and a long time in a cast and then a sling. Total recovery time up to a year.... 3 months in a cast and 3 more in a sling apparently... It was some new operation which would have to have been done by a specialist as some hospital at the other end of the country... I just built up some muscle to compensate for now... If I need the op in a few years time... fine... But for now I can still ride and it is not too bad..

    Talking.... Hmm... I wanted to ride more but the track I was riding has a threat of closure over it due to a couple of local residents putting in noise complaints so we are trying to keep the track going with more events apart from Motorsports... There is a lake which has been approved for open water swimming and triathlon events. The MTB track is being built and I was catching up with what happened at the parish council meeting the previous night.. So it was a bit more than a casual chat...lol...

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    ShoeWee thats too much docter for me...run Forest Run!
    I don't think it's too high on the sepration scale = small movement vs. alott, find out Monday...
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    Picked up my new Cannondale! I can't wait for this evening to go for a ride. Stock but sweet! Trail SL 3 - I haven't even been on the trail yet and I can feel the difference.
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    One sideways landing down hill and my front folded, I think I over corrected the landing and SWOOP Crunch goes my front wheel... over I go and slamed my Raptor/Shoulder/back skid...waiting for the X-ray results to see if I broke or sprang my shoulder bone, clavical I think she called it..softball bruse in my shoulderblade...no bleeding though

    My Osprey Raptopr saved me..G-Form saved my skin too..stuff worked..

    Guess I'm in the market for a new wheelset for sure now....
    That sucks, man.

    You can use the opportunity of a bent wheel to upgrade to wheels with thick rims and straight pull spokes.
    I hope you can get riding again soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    That sucks, man.

    You can use the opportunity of a bent wheel to upgrade to wheels with thick rims and straight pull spokes.
    I hope you can get riding again soon!
    I'm researching now...so many choices out there..??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burt4x4 View Post
    I'm researching now...so many choices out there..??
    DT Swiss hubs and spokes with a 29er all mountain Mavic rim would be a good option. You should go to your LBS and ask them what they can order and custom build to make a good wheelset.

    Anyway, I rode 6 miles today for my first real ride of the season. I tried some new trails and had a blast. I can't wait to go ride again!

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    Did 12 miles near my house.. Finally no rain!

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    Rode 21 miles today and 7 yesterday . We finally got some rain this past week, Quiet Waters trails have been a sandy mess the past 2 weekends. All the rain took care of the places where 6-8 " of sand were part of the trails. It was fun to ride again this weekend despite the high winds. Stopped once when the pretty blond girl was taking some selfies in the middle of the trail.
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    Went for my first ride in 5 weeks. Did 9.5km at a local track and after a day of rain so needles to say, it was fun!

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    I rode 20.5 miles on a paved trail to get my winter riddled legs woken up for trail duty coming up.

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    I went for 10mile ride w/my new bike - What a difference is having a good bike, so much lighter, gears work awesome, excellent breaks (had to get use to them quickly)

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    Trying to get rid of that damned creak.

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    Talked about the terrible ride yesterday. Sand, sand & more sand. I feel you Rogue. Quads & shoulders are in need of a day or two of recovery. Two & a half hours before I gave up.
    Two good things, bike didn't break. New seat & shorts are compatible. Supposed to go on my first real trail ride Saturday morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphajaguars View Post
    Trying to get rid of that damned creak.
    The worst.

    Still digging here...got a continuously pump-able loop now with a number of line choices and direction changes developing. Did I mention there's nothing better than playing with big piles of nice dirt?









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    Did one of my local rides and took some pretty neat pics w/ my new camera
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    I ordered a new stem.. I wish ebay had drones. Going riding tomorrow though, dragging my friend out cause he has to loose weight for his wedding in July

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    I haven't been on the bike much in a long while except for a few short runs around the park nearby. Monday afternoon (few hours ago) I got out later than I wanted to and my plan of getting in 6 -8 miles went awry because it was so late in the day.

    As it was, I think my timing was in line with the highest temp of the day and we are just now getting the warmer weather so I need to acclimate for sure. It was 86 and I went 4 miles.... but I DID get out.

    In all my fussing around to get ready, I got the lights, tools and pump on the bike and while riding, was able to make a minor adjust to the front derailer to get the chain on the big cog.

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    Did some of this today

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    I rode here today. The trails need a couple weeks of dry weather or maybe I'm too cheap to buy a new rear tire before the trails dry out...


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    Did 5.2 miles with the dog today. It's nice rolling farmland with a mile loop into the woods with a short descent. Took it easy (the dog poops out at 4 miles) and averaged 7.0mph.

    My partner in crime, Hercules. Roughly 60lbs of black lab mix, just under a year old. Today he hit 25mph and was looking over at me! I'm wondering if he can hit 30?


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    Careful you don't over do it - ACL surgeries are expensive, and they travel in pairs.
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    I rode a local mtn trail today for the first time and had a blast, but got my butt kicked also. I took my time and only rode 4.2 miles and have a better idea of what to expect and i am ready to ride more now that i will be better prepared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ou2mame View Post
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    Good opportunity to ditch it and go 1x10. I use the Race Face 30T up front and added the OneUp 42T in back. Works great.

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    I ended up fixing the derailleur, I thought it was cracked but it was just separated from the shim and tweaked. I just did a new chain and shifters are only a year old, I don't want to dump more money into the drivetrain right now. I'm gonna go back tomorrow and beat on my bike some more and see what falls off haha

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    Lined up for my fist XC race in Sport class.

    WOW! Those dudes are FAST! I turned in my fastest times ever on the course, and was still off the back of the pack. I think I passed one dude late in the 3rd lap, but he may have been in a different class.

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    Bled the Formula brakes last night. Had a friend come over. Having 2 sets of hands makes it so much easier.

    Ready for my ride tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphajaguars View Post
    trying to get rid of that damned creak.
    aaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphajaguars View Post
    aaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Lol. Good times! I had one on a trek liquid once I never did find. After a complete tear down I ended up selling it ( turns out creaks don't bother everyone). Also had others that were no where near where I would have bet money they were coming from.


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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixnr View Post
    Lol. Good times! I had one on a trek liquid once I never did find. After a complete tear down I ended up selling it ( turns out creaks don't bother everyone). Also had others that were no where near where I would have bet money they were coming from.


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    Well, the good news is I discovered the bushing in my Mavic freehub is shot.

    Going to see if my LBS has one tomorrow.

    Creak MAY be coming from a pivot. That is the next step. Just got to figure out how to remove the bearings.

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    I did this today: It was nice to get back out as well as getting some new PR.

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    Weatherbug said no rain for a few hours.. They lied. I got to the trailhead and it was a downpour.. That was 4 miles of wet roots and mud. Besides the blood it was a good time!

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    crashed it...


    If you have sex in a car with airbags....does that count as safe sex???

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    ^ Wow. Trying to figure out what part of the body that is haha

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    Its a knee

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    yep thats my knee that is actually after cleaning it up and getting the bleeding mostly stopped so i could drive home
    If you have sex in a car with airbags....does that count as safe sex???

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    Damn. Nice piece.

    So...whahappen?
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    gravity...lol...was trucking along and guess i tried to carry to much speed through a flat turn and the rear slid out. Got a foot down to catch it but slipped so the bike continued to slide out from under me. I tried to dive for some "soft" weeds beside the trail landing rather softly actually on my chest and slid through the weeds. Got up told everyone i was ok thinking I got lucking and only scrapped my knee (felt like a little bit of road rash stung but was bad...yet) and jumped on to finish the group ride. We got about 30 yards or so to a junction in the trail where we stop and while they are discussing which way we want to go i caught the blood in my sock out of the corner of my and pull up my shorts leg to see the hatchet wound in my knee. So off to the truck i go luckily we were close to trail head so i didn't have to rid far to get out.
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    That's why I carry some duct tape with me haha

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    Adding duct tape or gorilla to the list... Zip ties no help here

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    Adding duct tape or gorilla to the list... Zip ties no help here
    lol I actually have a big roll of gorilla tape in my truck usually but it got used to replace the custom in stalled sunroof in my truck after it got busted out since i got no clue who made it or installed it and haven't gotten around to getting some lexan and cutting a new one.
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    Did ten miles here with my gf today..



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    I was 2/3 through my first lap at Quiet Waters when cresting a small rise saw 4 guys off the side of the trail.One guy was down on the ground with his buddies shirt under his eye to stop the bleeding. Apparently he hit his head on a piece of wood or dead tree off the side of the trail. Rode up to the entrance gate with another guy to lead fire department to the guy so they could take him to the hospital for stitches.Bummer for the guy, hope he's alright.Trails are getting sandy again, hope we get some rain to get them into better shape again, 3 weeks ago they were a mess to the point sections were not fun to ride.
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    Rode to the store & got a chicken for lunch.
    Got a pic of my knee from three weeks ago with a nice road rash. Can't get it to load.....

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    Today was my first day out on a mountain bike. Just bought a bike yesterday and took it out this morning. Needless to say, got my butt handed to me. Legs are like jelly and my butt is sore. Tons of fun though. Here is a pic at the trail head:

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    Nice nice ride bro. Good luck, the best is yet to come.

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    Thanks, man. Appreciate it.

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    Does a 68 mile gravel ride count? I did it on my 29er hardtail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by House Targaryen View Post
    Today was my first day out on a mountain bike. Just bought a bike yesterday and took it out this morning. Needless to say, got my butt handed to me. Legs are like jelly and my butt is sore. Tons of fun though. Here is a pic at the trail head:

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    34 km ride yesterday. 90% of it was trails up and down with rock gardens every now and then, roots all over the place, light mud here and there. Bike although entry level held up pretty good.

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    5 miles ride at Pine Hill in the wet. It was an epic ride as I was going as fast in the wet as I do normally.

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    My knee looked very similar to that on my ride on Saturday. Different situation though, I botched a climb and ended up going over. Poor line choice had me going right into a tree at the top of the hill, and I lost too much speed trying to steer around it. I went over and rolled down the hill a bit, in the process hitting my knee on the granite slab I was climbing.

    Felt fine, but at the next trail junction my buddy pointed out that I drawn first blood already.

    Bike was fine.

    I converted it to tubeless Friday night, which was simple. With Stan's Flows on the bike, it was just a matter of removing the tube, inserting the vale, adding sealant, and pumping up with a floor pump. Easy Peasy.

    After getting two flats in two rides last week, this was long overdue.

    Results were good, as I pulled a huge thorn out of the front tire after the first tubeless ride and it sealed in seconds. Note to self though - Hole must be facing DOWN for sealant to work.
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    My lbs had a sale.. Got a new derailleur. My old one was 8 years old and has seen better days.



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    Took a local trail that was pretty technical single track - that I did about a month ago and barely made it up and down. Cleaned it this time around :-) my dropper post rocks. It just gives you that extra dimension of riding....pretty awesome.

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    I just did some serious riding this Memorial Day weekend. It started Thursday evening when I decided to try a group ride with a local bike shop right near Big Creek. Of course all these riders were way more experienced than me. I was probably the oldest rider with the least riding experience and I have the oldest bike. (All that info is in the beginning of this thread). So the leader (the shop owner) stayed back with me as I told him I just don't have the stamina and will need to rest more often along the trail. So they took me through parts of the trail system I hadn't been on yet, mainly the advanced section. So all in all I had done about 6.2 miles of riding that evening. I was was exhausted. So I rested on Friday as I was too pooped to ride.

    So I went out on Sat. morning. I did one loop of the beginner for a start. Beginner at this trail is almost like intermediate. When I got to the trail head there were some riders hanging out there. About 5 guys. They were Colombian. So we get into talking about bikes and the trail of course and they invite me along. Of course I had just told them about my Thursday's experience. So I rode with them and they wind up taking me through those same section. Fortunately one of them was a straggler too as he had a cheap bike. So it was easier to stay with them. At the end of my ride I managed a total of bout 6.4 miles.

    Then I went out the next day, Sunday and rode by myself. I did three loops which consisted of the beginner (all trails start there) and one of the intermediate sub-loops which made about a 2.2 mile loop. I did that three times and ended with just a single beginner loop (1.3 miles). About 7.4 miles (forget the math, that's from my cyclocomputer.)

    Then I thought I might go out again today (Memorial Day). I did one beginner/intermediate loop and just one beginner. I realized I was just too tired and achy to continue so I went home.

    All in all I think that is the most mountain biking I have ever done in one weekend since I own the bike.

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    Congrats! The legs will come quickly, and when they do they will be there for almost ever.

    When I started riding, it took almost a year before I could ride our local 7 mile trail non-stop. Got to where I could do 3 laps non-stop, and then had a 4 year hiatus from riding.

    It took less than 3 months to be able to do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerpindicular View Post
    crashed it...
    More importantly, was the bike okay?
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    I came to my workplace with it :3

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    First trail ride on my new Trek Marlin

    Took my new Trek Marlin out for its first trail ride today! I was expecting to just do the 1.5 mile beginner loop at my local trail, and maybe go around a few times depending on how I felt. But to my surprise they just opened up a new intermediate loop so I decided to give it a whirl.

    It is a lot more technical than the beginner loop, and a ton more fun! I ended up getting caught in a freak rain shower (radar was clear when I left, and there was no rain predicted for the next 6 hours), and that made things especially interesting.

    Can't wait to get out there more and really start building some skills as a mountain biker.

    Sadly I wasn't able to take any pics on the trail, but here are a few after I got back. The ride home washed most of the mud/dirt off the bike.

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    Took the bike to work by car last night, used my lunch hour (about 4am today) to clean, de-grease and check it out all over...

    Going to add fresh lube and ride a 4 mile stretch in a little bit to work in the lube. It guess it's close to 80 degrees.... better to hit it right after work/early mornings but I needed to make up some zzzzz's today.

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    [QUOTE=Wisconsinite762;11226646]Took my new Trek Marlin out for its first trail ride today! I was expecting to just do the 1.5 mile beginner loop at my local trail, and maybe go around a few times depending on how I felt. But to my surprise they just opened up a new intermediate loop so I decided to give it a whirl.

    It is a lot more technical than the beginner loop, and a ton more fun! I ended up getting caught in a freak rain shower (radar was clear when I left, and there was no rain predicted for the next 6 hours), and that made things especially interesting.

    Can't wait to get out there more and really start building some skills as a mountain biker.

    Sadly I wasn't able to take any pics on the trail, but here are a few after I got back. The ride home washed most of the mud/dirt off the bike.

    Awesome! easy cleaning as well - Is that a cocker spaniel I see?

    I went for an 8 mile ride over the weekend - wanted to do more... but one too many Stellas prevented me from doing so.
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    Got in a short ride about 45 min ago, I skipped a plan to ride a longer gradual climb and stuck with a few miles of neighborhood offering plenty of up's and downs and then a 3 mile loop at the creek nearby.

    4.97 total and just pedaled at a leisurely pace thinking more about a 30 minute ride than how far I was going. It was about 83 and today's UV is supposed to be top of the charts.... 12 I think.

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    I forgot how dangerous mtn biking is.
    I almost forgot to vacuum the house and cut the grass.

    When I got back, I opened the fridge and threatened to open up 3 beers so I'd have no choice but to drink them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Awesome! easy cleaning as well - Is that a cocker spaniel I see?

    I went for an 8 mile ride over the weekend - wanted to do more... but one too many Stellas prevented me from doing so.
    Yeah, that is our 12 year old cocker spaniel, named Toby.

    Looked like you had a nice ride as well. What a great view!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wisconsinite762 View Post
    Yeah, that is our 12 year old cocker spaniel, named Toby.

    Looked like you had a nice ride as well. What a great view!
    I've had a lot of fun at times getting caught out by weather on rides. Like you said, it can make things interesting. And I'll take a rainstorm that catches me while I'm already riding over starting a ride in a cold rain any time. Once your rolling, you just keep at it and enjoy it for what it is. Sounds like a good time.

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    Discovered the rear tire flat as I was getting the bike off the car rack to put away.

    Decided the hitch car rack I have is a handy bike stand for working on the bike.
    Fixed the flat and took off the rear brakes to clean and lube pivots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wisconsinite762 View Post
    Yeah, that is our 12 year old cocker spaniel, named Toby.

    Looked like you had a nice ride as well. What a great view!
    Thanks some of the SoCal perks I figured he was - I had mine for almost 15 years and he was just an awesome dog - Duke -

    Sorry guys didn't meant to hijack the thread.
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    Rode this bike today to tune the shifting some and make sure it's a worthy back up. It's 23 years old , was the first mtn bike I got. Added the vintage seat to it after finding it getting tossed out a phys rehab loading dock years ago. Steel Specialized Hard Rock, no frills and urban tires.




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    Felt strong today and rode a local trail - and I killed it . Beat my previous time by 3 minutes and 40 seconds. 43 minutes of a non-stop climb segment - gradual to very steep at the end. Then I descended the single track on a trail parallel to it....you know, to reward myself :-)

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    25 km of trails... I had a flip over and bike turn upside down...bent my right brake lever a bit..still functional though..was abla to continue the ride

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    Went out and did some heel clickers this morning!

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    Did the loop by my house.. Found out the local group is adding a half mile pump track this Saturday. That should be fun



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    hehe yeah it was fine i got lucky wend down on the non drive side tweaked the front brake disc and that's about it. Didn't have any camera to take pics but i took her out yesterday to busiek state park for the first time. Rained right before i got there so i had a very wet, muddy, and awesome ride creeks were running high so the crossings were deep and fun (all bed rock or large river rock in all the creeks). Found a climb that was actually long enough an steep enough it made my lungs hurt lol all an all a great time.
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    Rode 5 steep, muddy, technical miles at the STAB trails in Brownsville, VT.
    Then I washed my bike

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    Rented a fat bike in Hawaii and saw this on the beach. Feels like a movie...




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    I did 20 miles with my gf and her dad and his wife at a state park.. The older people are exhausted lol

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    Clipless pedals on the trails for the first time

    I rode on my clipless pedals (SPD M780 coupled with Diadora X Country 2) for the first time on the trails. I am hurting a lot. Fell 3 times. I practiced on the pedals a lot over the last 2 days on the road and didn't fall even once. Went in with confidence at 100%. Came back with confidence....a lot less

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCBooger View Post
    Rented a fat bike in Hawaii and saw this on the beach. Feels like a movie...




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    Sweet! is that in Kona by chance? I'm sure you know to Hawaiians that's good luck. Love me some HI !
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    Truly about 12miles of MTB there is about a mile to the trail head. I choose to pay for parking to somehow help with the trail. I'm happy my new PR coming back down.

    Kudos to my buddy that rode w/me yesterday 9yrs today since he beat leukemia.

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    I did 10 with my wife and some friends on the trails then I hit 5 miles of gravel. Pretty good ride, especially the bomb run on the gravel.
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    Rode a bit less than 2 laps at Q-dub in Deerfield Beach, then washed it. Got home and cleaned and lubed the chain and was so happy I came thisclose to going back and riding some more.
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