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  1. #701
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    1. Park City, UT
    2. Long time all mountain and downhill and single speeder, now just a single speeder
    3. '93 Trek 850 Townie, '73 Schwinn touring bike, '98 Independent Fab SS
    4. Forever, BMX as a kid and grew into mountain biking
    5. MTBR, TGR

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    Not new but feel new to North County SD

    1.) Live in North County San Diego
    2.) I am a bi-weekend warrior (do more transcendental riding than actual riding these days)
    3.) I own a - Specialized StumpJumper
    4.) I have been riding since I was 8 but on single track since early '90s
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? This is it!


    The photo is of me and my most favorite biking lady friends on The Ridge in Park City, UT summer of 2011. I hope to be able to make that ride each year for the rest of my life. I am sure God lives there. If your bikin' keep smilin!
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    Hello All.

    Good evening, er morning, whatever time it is if you ever read this.

    I'm getting back in to the hobby after a 18 year hiatus. I'm a Clydesdale rider having recently dropped myself down to 286 Lbs and I'm looking for a bike. I'm thinking bout a 29er hard tail.

    Any suggestions would be more than welcome.
    1. Riverside Ca.
    2.Getting back into the game after 18 years
    3. None Yes
    4. Forever, BMX as a kid and grew into mountain biking
    5. MTBR

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    Hi name is Manuel
    Been biking about 4 months
    Started with a walgoose just got a cannondale trail 5 29
    I think I am hooked!!!
    I love rocks and roots ; )

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    Hey I'm Jason. I've been riding trails on dirt bikes since I was eight and recently sold my roadie and bought my first mountain bike in June. I spend a lot of weekends in Lake Arrowhead (I'm here now) as my parents have a second residence here. I'm about to go on a 14 mile loops. Happy Trails!

    1.) Orange County, have lived in LA since '04.
    2.) Weekend warrior, generally ride XC but go to Snow Summit every once in awhile for some fun downhill singletrack.
    3.) My mountain bike (SC Heckler) and spin bike. (Also have 3 dirt bikes, but those don't count)
    4.) I rode mountain bikes growing up in the bluffs behind my house, but first year on a real bike.
    5.) MTBR- socal

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    Howdy. New member, figure it's time for a quick intro!


    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)
    I live in the south Chicagoland area. I recently wrecked my Suzuki Katana and the cycling bug bit me soon after. I found out about the Palos trails in my area so I figured it's time to pick up a decent bike.

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (ex: beginner, weekend warrior, all
    mtn/trail rider, XC racer, downhiller, singlespeeder, 29er rider, etc...)

    Beginner/Weekend warrior/trail rider.. All in one I guess.

    3.) How many bikes you own?
    Right now I only own an older mongoose 4tec (or something along those lines.) I am in the process of purchasing a Trek 4500.

    4.) How long have you been riding?
    I been riding frequently for a few months now.

    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites)
    T-Nation.com I am an amateur bodybuilder and I got my pro strongman card a few years back.
    FriendlyFireGaming.net a gaming community that I actually run myself.

    Either way, it's good to meet you all!
    -Tomas

    PS- Here is a photo of my buddy and I after we hit the trails. I am the one on the right.
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    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)
    Canada

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (ex: beginner, weekend warrior, all
    mtn/trail rider, XC racer, downhiller, singlespeeder, 29er rider, etc...)
    Beginner mountain biker, weekend warrior, soon to be 29er rider maybe...

    3.) How many bikes you own?
    1 - a Supercycle Hooligan purchased from Canadian Tire for $150. I have used it for everything - rough trails, cycling races, cruising while on vacation, etc. ... and it's barely holding together.

    I am looking to purchase an XC Hardtail now - possibly a 29er

    4.) How long have you been riding?
    I have been riding fairly consistently for the past 2 years.

    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites)
    Here now I guess

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    Hi everyone! Haven't had a bike for a long time but want to ride again just for fun/on vacation etc. Trying to decide which bike i should get, it will be an entry level bike since i'm on a budget!!


    1.) CT

    2.)beginner/weekend warrior

    3.) None yet

    4.)Been riding since 1986 Bmx/road bike, about the get my first mtb!!

    5.) No other bike forums

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    Hello

    New to forums. Was riding a Surly Crosscheck. Got wiped off the road by a PU truck. Recovered from that now have a Salsa Casseroll. Lost 140 lbs in the last 1.5 years. . . not much else to say

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    1. Arizona
    2. About 3 to 4 days a week
    3. 1 bike
    4. Since my parents bought me my first tricycle
    5. not many other forums

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    Hello Everyone!

    New to the forum, and look forward to learning as much as I can about bikes and riding!

    A little background:

    I live in the great state of Utah and have been riding for just under 1 year. My ride; 2010 Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc, with upgraded Rockshox Recon Silver Solo Air TK fork w/poploc (love this bike!). Been lurking around for awhile, and everyone is really helpful, which is nice!

    See you on the trails!

    HighUintas

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    Hello!

    I've been Mountain Biking since the mid '90's, but have been pretty inactive the last few years. This summer, I've got back in the swing of things again and I'm enjoying it just like old times.

    1.) Where you are from? Southwest Missouri - I'm an Ozark's Hillbilly!
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? I guess the term now is "All Mountain" - a new term to me! I ride off road 99% of the time, mostly singletrack, just for fun.
    3.) How many bikes you own? Just one, my trusty old Giant ATX 980 Full Suspension... from '97 I think.
    4.) How long have you been riding? Since the mid 1990's.
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites) Mostly train forums.

    Good to be here!
    - Jim

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    Hi, my name is Mike
    Live in Rosemead, Ca
    I'm a trail rider just getting back into it after a 2 year hiatus.
    I ride a rocky mountain slayer.
    Been riding since 2000
    I ride Marshall canyon and Turnbull canyon most of the time.
    Not a fast rider, just love to ride.

    "earn the downhill"

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    1.) Where you are from? Olympia,WA
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? beginner
    3.) How many bikes you own? 2
    4.) How long have you been riding? 1 month
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? here and pbnation

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    Lovin my new home Bend

    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (ex: beginner, weekend warrior, all mtn/trail rider, XC racer, downhiller, singlespeeder, 29er rider, etc...)
    3.) How many bikes you own?
    4.) How long have you been riding?
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites)

    - Moved to Bend, Or in Jan '11 from San Clemente, Ca

    - I would consider myself in XC/AM ridder, newer to the sport but charing harder every day

    - I own two bikes, first is my starter bike a Kona Hoss HT, and now Im pimping out my radical '05 Jamis Dakar Sport. Im enjoyin the new hobby that is regularly draining my bank account.

    - Started riding back in Cali a few years ago, but after poison oak showed up after every ride, I quit that. No poison oak in Bend!

    - Love the reviiews, use them to aid in my purchases. Ans now am on the verge of doing a 650B build and those forums are great. Oregon forums are good too.

    thanks for the mecca of good MTB feedback, and appreciate all the cool people that share .

    Cheers

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    1. I'm from SLO county, California
    2. I do a lot of "all mountain" styled riding and like to hit some nice sized jumps when I find them.
    3. I own two bikes. My mountain bike and my road bike.
    4. Nearly as long as I can remember. My dad got me on a bike when I was at least 4 years old and I loved it. My earliest memory of riding is the day I got my training wheels off and ate it.
    5. as far as forums go, I browse two. this one and GC

    My favorite trail isn't a local one as I loved Canada a lot when I was there.
    My bike is currently a Norco Range 3 with an X0 drivetrain, Specialized Phenom saddle, Loco rear wheel, WTB Freerider front, Straitline Defacto pedals, ODI grips, and the rest is stock.

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    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (ex: beginner, weekend warrior, all mtn/trail rider, XC racer, downhiller, singlespeeder, 29er rider, etc...)
    3.) How many bikes you own?
    4.) How long have you been riding?
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites)

    1) Napa, CA
    2)Hoping to be born again
    3)One broken classic
    4)Havent been in 15 years but as stated, I wanna get back out.
    5)NORCALVETTES.COM, Cowboy section...

    I mainly registered here in hopes of finding a new (old) frame so I can rebuild my classic fisher and start doing something healthy between beers...

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    Me

    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share) Canton, Ga
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Beginner
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1
    4.) How long have you been riding? Casually for a while
    5.) What forums do you frequent most. This is my first one.

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    1.) Asheville, NC
    2.) Beginner, all mountain
    3.) Santa Cruz Heckler
    4.) Just started
    5.) North & South Carolina

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    Hello,
    1.) Where you are from? I live in Escondido CA
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? I ride a single speed 29er on XC trails. I got into triathlons a few years back now I ride centuries.
    3.) How many bikes you own? 3 Vassago Jabberworky is my favorite. I'm looking into a Salsa Fargo
    4.) How long have you been riding? grew up riding bmx got my first mtn bike in 1990.
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites) bikepacking,net
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    1.) I'm chris and i'm from the philippines
    2.) beginner!
    3.) I am riding an orbea oiz
    4.) 10 months
    5.) philmofo, pmtb

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    i'm thinking about taking the spacers off between the top of my head tube and my stem and moving them between the fork and the bottom of the top tube on my 4300 to make the frame feel bigger. anyone try this before? thoughts?

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    1. Shrewsbury
    2. Weekend warrior but fairly new to urban trials
    3. Specialised p2 specialised p1 onza zoot
    4. Few years
    5. Mtbr- rfuk

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    Roscoe II in Park City, Utah

    Hi, I'm PCBiker (Park City, Utah)
    I have a Gary Fisher Roscoe II All-Mountain -- Fabulous Bike!!
    I ride the Wasatch Mountains top to bottom.
    I own 7 bikes (who doesn't?)
    Been riding now for 12 years.

    Favorite rides are Mid-Mountain (Park City), Gooseberry Mesa (Southern Utah), and Thunder Mountain (near Bryce Canyon). Oh yeah, and Moab. All of it.

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    Hi Everyone
    1.South Africa, Durban
    2. weekend warrior
    3. mongoose amasa super and a old giant rincon(1st bike) looking to upgrade my goose.
    4. the last 10 years on and off.
    5. thehubsa

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    1.) Netherlands, 80k above Amsterdam on the North sea coast
    2.) Try to be a XC racer. I come from road race cycling and think this is a good addition to that besides my hobby of giving track instruction on motorcycles.
    3.) I own a Cannondale Fatty 26" that is 16 years old so looking for a new bike in the near future. Probably a 29" (niner) but not sure about HT or Fully
    4.) All my life, well from 6yo, competition from 14 till 22, after that only recreational. Now looking for some competition for fun road and XC
    5.) Dutch mountainbike forums and 29squadron, dirty pages

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    1. OC
    2. i piddle around. i really need to get in shape and it was fun when i was younger.
    3. GF HiFi dlx 2011
    4. Well I learned to ride when I was 5. but uhhh its been probably 15 or more years since I did anything. Did a few 150mile road tours when I was in middle school and played around the neighborhood on a mtb when i was a kid.
    5. i guess im a nob here so the 29er forum and beginner forum. trying to pick up some skills. I belong mainly to tech forums and lists. Im in IT.

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    Hello everyone

    1.) Northern Virginia
    2.) Weekend warrior
    3.) 2 - a Kona Fire Mountain and an old Schwinn road bike
    4.) Many years
    5.) Bullshido

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    Hi, my name is Julie
    I was born in San Francisco, CA. I grew up in Santa Rosa, CA. I lived in Davis and Nevada City, CA.
    I'm intermediate/advanced I suppose, it's all relative.
    I own one MTB, one road bike (with cob webs), and one crusty cruiser (Schwinn corvette).
    I've been riding for 15 years more or less.
    I frequent reddit.com and anything MTB-related.

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    New to mountain bikes

    40 years old- never in to to bicycles or mountain biking. Recreational dirtbiker since high school, kids ride dirtbikes too. Recently moved to Slovenia (from US) so we sold our dirtbikes and bought mountain bikes. We were told riding dirtbikes is quite expensive here but mountain biking is very popular and easy to access. The riding here is great but bikes are quite expensive.

    Layne

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    1.) Where you are from? Las Vegas, Nevada
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? combination of weekend warrior, XC 29er rider. definitely dont mind a little bit of downhill riding either!
    3.) How many bikes you own? one - 2011 Specialized Rockhopper Expert 29er
    4.) How long have you been riding? Been riding mountain bikes since I was little. But just recently got into riding trails. Got about 10 trail rides under my belt so far (as of Aug 2011)
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? I'm a huge car fanatic so before I got into mountain biking I frequented a lot of car forums (ClubLexus, IS300.net). But now mtbr is my most frequented forum!

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    Greetings

    I live in western Kentucky, we have some great trails in the area, including the Canal Loop in LBL and the Harrisburg Mountain area in southern Illinois.

    I'm 58, I raced USCF 3s and 4s in the 80s-91 or so. My first mountain bike was a Ross that weighed more than 40 lbs. I then got a no suspension Gary Fisher, followed by a dual suspension Y bike and a Jekyll 700. I currently ride a Trek HiFi Deluxe.

    I ride to stay in shape and maintain my weight. I get to the trails every weekend that I can, and ride on the street during the week.

    I ride a Kawasaki Concours when I don't want to pedal up hill, so I frequent the COG forum a bit.
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    1. Maplewood MN
    2. Aspiring beginner. Right now I'm all XC
    3. 1 Gary Fisher Mamba and 1 Trek 1000 road bike
    4. Just started mountain biking this year
    5. Bass Fishing and now mountain biking; here and the MORC website

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    Hello Everyone!

    Hello everyone,

    I wanted to make a quick post to introduce myself. I'm from Moncton, New Brunswick in Canada, eh . I am not a pro rider by any means, I enjoy single track and tend to mess around a bit with anything that I wont hurt myself on, I started riding motocross when I was 6 and kept going on MT bikes or dirt bikes most of my life.

    I currently only own one bike and that is my 2010 Trek Fuel Ex 5 which I'm loving.

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    Hello guys! New person here. Just letting you know.

    Bikes:
    Trek 2.1 for the road
    Trek X-Caliber for the trail
    Old, trashed Nishiki for the daily 5 minute ride to work

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    Hello! New here.
    .) Where you are from? Santa Clarita, California
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? beginner 29er rider
    3.) How many bikes you own? GF paragon
    4.) How long have you been riding? 2 weeks, getting my bike in two weeks
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? so far only here
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    Howdy

    1.) Live in Frank's Kraut farmland, Wisconsin
    2.) Love riding dirt, gravel, singletrack, but I can be found on the road some as well.
    3.) Salsa Muk3, Trek Madone 4.5, Specialized Stump Pro hardtail
    4.) Started riding this year again after about a 9-year hiatus

    Love hangin' in the Fat Bike forum here, but it's not necessarily good for my wallet.

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    Smile Reborn Newbie

    Name is Sean. Michigan Rider
    Trail or XC Riding...Some pavement...
    Second season of riding over 3000 miles in the last 2 seasons.
    Use to ride a Cannondale in the 90's started up again 2 years ago..
    I ride a Trek 820 (a gift when I got back from overseas) 2005, with RaceFace, Rockshox, Easton, Serfas,Old school Beartrap,Vredestein tires, and a few other upgrades.

    One bike will keep this forever.. but next season looking to purchase a Sette Carbon frame..and build it up.."Work hard on a steel and cruise on a future carbon."

    I like a Steel Frame...makes me work harder. (plus sentimental value)
    Guess I am old school wear my Skate/BMX helmet with Vision Skate Shoes, I hate bike snobs and enjoy passing someone up on a 3000 grand rig...
    Will push a 50 mile day and working towards riding a century with in the next few weeks...Have learned a lot from this website. Love the reviews. Support my local LBS but order all my parts online...(of course they install everything..)
    Ride everything from Simple Stoney Creek...Bloomer State Park, and hit the U.P a few times a year..

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    1) Hello from SF Bay Area
    2) Weekend Warrior
    3) '93 StumpJumper M2 with Judy XC and more recently, a 2009 Dakar XCR pro
    3) Been riding since '89 - '90 thereabouts

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    1. Roseville MN
    2. True beginner. Want to do XC mostly.
    3. Road bike and a Stumpy
    4. Started last year

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    Washington State! Currently Breckenridge, Colorado.

    I'm a downhiller and freeride trails once in awhile.

    How many bikes do I have....hahahaha s##t, one costs enough!

    Santa cruz bullit, triple 8, 5th element

    I ride as much possible, but need to know more DH trails in Summit County. I haven't found or heard of much DH trails in the county. The ones I know are boring help me. Hoping I can find some through this forum

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    Hi !!!

    Hi, all. Jason from Florida, here.
    I guess I would consider myself a beginner XC rider although I grew up racing BMX, but just got back into riding XC a little under a year ago.
    I was riding an entry level TREK 3900 untill about 2 month ago when I upgraded to a specialized 29er. What a change!!!
    This is the first forum I've been on and was hopping to get some suggestions and feedback from other who have gone to the 29ers!

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    Hey mtbr, my name is Alex and I'm from Sacramento, California.

    I'd consider myself a beginner/intermediate trail/all-mountain rider. Have been riding since I was a kid starting with BMX in grade school and I'm just now starting to get more serious into biking.

    Right now I'm riding on a Hardrock, looking to buy a new FS bike soon.

    Been riding since about 2000 when I got into BMX for a few years and then became just an occasional recreational rider. Started getting more serious back into riding trails a few months ago.

    Been reading up here and on pinkbike to try and soak up what I can. Love all the great info from both sites so far.

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    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (ex: beginner, weekend warrior, all mtn/trail rider, XC racer, downhiller, singlespeeder, 29er rider, etc...)
    3.) How many bikes you own?
    4.) How long have you been riding?
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites)
    1. Florence, Oregon
    2. Mtn, trail, single speeder, downhill, xc
    3. 2
    4. 4 yrs.
    5. atv drag racing.com; yfztech; gary.armstrong.racing/facebook

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    ok, so does that do it? Can I post a thread here now cuz I need some help!

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    wow

    This seems like a very unfriendly site. I've given the info required. I need some advice from riders, but can't even post here. Mountain biking is all about freedom, no restrictions. The owners of this site should try to remember that...too many rules, restrictions on this site. Can't even join up without being slammed first thing. Just sayin' )
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    Hi, I'm Chad...

    1.) Where you are from? Grew up in Minnesota, now I'm in the navy stationed in Fallon, NV2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? all mtn/trail rider, singlespeed(commuting)
    3.) How many bikes you own? 3; '08 Stumpy 29er Comp, '08 Langster Chicago & '10 SingleCross
    4.) How long have you been riding? A lot when I was a kid. Got the Stumpy 4yrs ago.
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? Here, RBR, gun forums & truck forums...



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    David here.

    1.) Where you are from?
    Born in Georgia. Moved to Loch Sheldrake, New York at 15. Lived in Kodiak, Alaska for 3 years. Now I live in Uncasville, CT.
    2.)What kind of rider do you consider yourself?
    I'm a complete noob.
    3.) How many bikes you own?
    I'm so noob I don't have one yet. Or does my Ducati 748 count? Vacation check next month will be fixing this! Have a lot of bike shops in the area. Lots of test riding and talking price.
    4.) How long have you been riding?.
    I rode a lot when I was a kid. Rode a bike to work in Alaska. Didn't have a car. Led a pretty lazy life as a adult. Time to get back to having some fun outdoors!
    5.) What forums do you frequent most?
    backpackinglight.com, mtbr.com, about it these days.

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    1.) I'm from Sweet Home OR
    2.) Weekend Warrior/Beginner
    3.) just one, 2011 KHS Alite 1000, had a sick 2006 Fuji Nevada 1, but it got stolen
    4.) since i was a kid, but i didnt get serious about riding until 2007
    5.) For bikes, just this one.

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    Listen! Howdy Folks!

    1. I was born in Belize, Central America. Grew up like a military brat. I live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area in Texas.
    2. Commuter & Weekend Warrior. In high school, I lived 10 miles (16 km) from school. Biked to/from school most days. A cheapo 24" road bike with a child seat on the back. Now, I commute to work most days (6+ miles / 10+ km each way) on my 26" Mongoose Blackcomb. I am also an Assistant Scoutmaster with the BSA. My Blackcomb goes camping with us.
    3. A mostly stock Mongoose Blackcomb (Red) 26" MTB with a few accessories.
    4. I've been riding 2-wheelers about 85 - 90% of my life, since the late 1970's.
    5. For bikes, just this forum.

    Yup! There's my brain-bucket resting on my rear luggage rack.
    Brain-buckets are both Fox3 mandatory and BSA mandatory.
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