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    Listen! Did you know a Coloradoian 'invented' the mountain bike?

    Who invented mountain biking?

    There are lots of possible answers: Joe Breeze, Gary Fisher, Tom
    Ritchey, some guys from Crested Butte, the Buffalo Soldiers?

    We all know that it probably didn't just happen at one time and place.
    There were people using bikes for offroad travel and adventure for
    many years. To answer the question, you first have to decide what
    defines mountain biking.

    A WWII vet from Colorado did some things that could easily be
    described as mountain biking back in the early 50s. In 1950 he added a
    cog and a rear derailleur to a 4-speed Sturmey-Archer hub on his
    touring bike and rode lots of the passes in Colorado. In 1953 he
    created a 30-speed by using two chainrings up front and three cogs in
    the rear, all mated to a 5-speed, internally geared hub. Then he took
    that setup and rode it up Mount Elbert.

    That man was Davie Morison. An article about him can be found here:

    http://insideoutsidemag.com/archives...hive_year=2006

    On Saturday November 17 at 7 PM Dave Morison will be showing a slide
    show in the Salida Senior Center. And it's in 3D! He's giong to be
    passing out 3D glasses! Is that cool or what?

    Admission will be by donation, $5-$10 suggested. Proceeds will benefit
    the Quiet Use Coalition and Salida Mountain Trails.

    Hope to see you there!
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    My votes is for the Buffalo Soldiers! I'm assuming back-country riding was going on back in the 1800's before this, but still... amazing stories of the iron riders makes me give them the edge!

    http://www.nrhc.org/history/25thInfantry.html

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    We need more....

    Buffalo Soldiers and Buffalo too. Wow thanks for the linky some interesting reading.
    C.SPRINGS

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    2 things banks;

    1) I wanted to be the first up Elbert on a MTB (yes, in 1995 I'm guessing the list was already waaaaay long...BUT...I did get up there before you banks??...maybe not, could go either way).
    2) GO BACK TO WORK!!

    PS~ I'm gonna come rob you of the new sweet rig!!...Shhhhh!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by miSSionary
    I wanted to be the first up Elbert on a MTB (yes, in 1995 I'm guessing the list was already waaaaay long...BUT...I did get up there before you banks??...maybe not, could go either way).
    :

    In 1995, you were a 12 year old hairless pre-pubescent scared of girls.



    The theme of the OP is the "movie" in Salida, so come on down!
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    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    In 1995, you were a 12 year old hairless pre-pubescent scared of girls.



    The theme of the OP is the "movie" in Salida, so come on down!
    Maybe I just used to shave??...And HEY?!...More like 21!...I just act 12.

    I just may make it!

    Off topic; You guys got any resolutions left?
    Black Sheep...where it'ss at!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by miSSionary

    Off topic; You guys got any resolutions left?
    Nope.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
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    Quote Originally Posted by miSSionary

    Off topic; You guys got any resolutions left?
    I know shop that has two, but I only mentioning it so I can rub your nose in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loudpawlz
    I know shop that has two, but I only mentioning it so I can rub your nose in it.
    Would it happen to be a shop that helps the feSSt out Paul, South Denver (ish)??...OH PLEASE DO TELL!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    Nope.
    Time to call the good 'ole "S" up and go put the smack down!!
    Black Sheep...where it'ss at!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by miSSionary
    Time to call the good 'ole "S" up and go put the smack down!!
    You are sssssssooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oo last month
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
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    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    You are sssssssooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oo last month
    Sorry, was out putting mine to use at that time ...found the old threads.
    Black Sheep...where it'ss at!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSD303
    My votes is for the Buffalo Soldiers! I'm assuming back-country riding was going on back in the 1800's before this, but still... amazing stories of the iron riders makes me give them the edge!

    http://www.nrhc.org/history/25thInfantry.html
    Cool links guys
    ..

    might have to see about getting up that direction....
    Read my BLOG!

    Nipple twister and bike builder at Borealis

    http://www.borealisbikes.com/

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    Just a reminder, this Saturday (tomorrow!) is the 3D slide show
    presented by Dave Morison, the man who rode a bicycle up Mt Elbert way
    back in the 50s. 3D!

    It will be 7 PM at the Salida Senior Center. Hope to see you there!
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    Just a reminder, this Saturday (tomorrow!) is the 3D slide show
    presented by Dave Morison, the man who rode a bicycle up Mt Elbert way
    back in the 50s. 3D!

    It will be 7 PM at the Salida Senior Center. Hope to see you there!
    Damn I gotta work!
    Read my BLOG!

    Nipple twister and bike builder at Borealis

    http://www.borealisbikes.com/

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