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    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)
    NOVA
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (ex: beginner, weekend warrior, all mtn/trail rider, XC racer, downhiller, singlespeeder, 29er rider, etc...)
    Hopefully a weekend warrior.
    3.) How many bikes you own?
    Zero
    4.) How long have you been riding?
    I road when I was younger but I haven't done if for awhile.
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites)
    This one.

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    Hi to everyone
    I'm looking for advice on 29" titanium motobecane and jeff jones bikes

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    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)
    Gap, French Alps

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    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (ex: beginner, weekend warrior, all mtn/trail rider, XC racer, downhiller, singlespeeder, 29er rider, etc...)
    Old downhiller who become trail rider.
    I also ride a 29" singlespeed

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    2
    Sobre off (french brand !)
    Haro mary SS

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    4.) How long have you been riding?
    20 years

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    velovert.fr

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    1.) Where you are from? Orange County
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? beginner, very beginner
    3.) How many bikes you own? none - still looking for the perfect bike!
    4.) How long have you been riding? A long time but just started mountain biking (trail riding) recently
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? This one and socal bike forums

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    My name is Marc
    I am from central coast of California
    I own 5 bikes, but only 2 mtb
    I am a bi-monthly rider
    My favorite bike is my titus switchblade
    I mainly look at the vintage forums

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    1.) Where you are from? Michigan
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Beginner/Singlespeeder/Commuter
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1
    4.) How long have you been riding? Umm, about two months
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? Just signed up and started looking around.

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    Also and ex-BMXer

    I grew up on a BMX too, but stopped riding biycles for some time. Bought a mountain bike a few months ago and all the ol' skills are coming back. I love doing wheelies, little jumps, stoppies and bunny hopps (any excuse to get my butt in the seat). I want to find some nice jumps and burms to try got some real hight...........aaahhhh the good ol' BMX days. Having the BMX background has really prepared me for technical climbs up step rocky or rooty inclines and adrenaline pumping, life flashing before you, downhill bursts. Love MTBing, just surprised it took me so long to find out.

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    I've mostly been posting in the beginner's forum, but started posting here some, so I'll shoot. Kind of new, I first found MTBR back in October, but got really involved the last few months after I really caught the MB bug.

    A. Where am I from? Chattanooga, TN
    B. What type of rider am I? Beginner/going on intermediate, trail rider
    C. How many bikes do I own? One, working on another one
    D. How long have I been riding? A year
    E. What forums do I frequent most? Beginner's, Passion and Backpacker.com Web site
    You're not one with nature until you eat it.

    Bike: 2011 Diamondback Overdrive 29er

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    Hey everyone my names Simon. I started biking a year and a half ago because i loved looking at the views and the thrill of downhill. I own a 2010 Raleigh talus 29er and it has been bringing me everywhere and has not been failing. I made a account for MTBR a week ago to post an ad on the classified. After that i started posting and replying.
    1.) From San Jose, California
    2.) 29er Rider
    3.) One
    4.) 1 year and a half
    5.) Mostly MTBR and sometimes bike forums

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    Word

    My name is Dave, and I have a biking problem.

    1.) Hailing from MT
    2.) I ride a bike everywhere, all the time
    3.) 5 bikes: Fixie, SS roadbike, Surly LHT, old 26 in. bmx, Kona Kikapu Deluxe.
    4.) Riding nonstop since 2005
    5.) My first forum, looking for XC purchasing advice.

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    1.) Where you are from?
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    From So Cal around Long Beach area
    Used to race BMX and free ride. Now I want to get into MTB / Down hill / Road bikes (mainly for my triathlons)
    Took a big break from it, but I was racing for a couple years
    Go to car forums mostly, and occasionally fitness forums.

    Just bought a Motobecane 700 (say what you will, it was cheap) and I'm looking forward to putting it through its' paces. Hope to see some of you out there.

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    Names Brian
    from Sioux Falls South Dakota
    I mostly ride the local city paved bike trail but would like to try some aggresive trails once I get a decent bike
    I ride a GT Avalanche 3.0 that is beat to hell
    just started with this forum looking at new bike advice, and I visit the Buell motocycle forum

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    hi, I'm from Quebec city, Qc, Canada (no bike during winter l_I ! ) ,i've got a kona cowan orange, i've ran on bike since age of 5 years old, my last bike was a old oryx equip50, now it's stolen and no longer availaible... !,

    i usually ride my bike in hidden trail in some abandonned terrain near by home or, simply drive me home or at work and at school !

    voila

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    Rockhopper newbie

    Hey guys,
    Newbie here.....Just bought a 1997 Rockhopper FS, used, of course. Been a while since I've been in the saddle.

    Hoping to find some help with upgrades, repair, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themag221 View Post
    hi, I'm from Quebec city, Qc, Canada (no bike during winter l_I ! ) ,i've got a kona cowan orange, i've ran on bike since age of 5 years old, my last bike was a old oryx equip50, now it's stolen and no longer availaible... !,

    i usually ride my bike in hidden trail in some abandonned terrain near by home or, simply drive me home or at work and at school !

    voila
    AND my name is Guillaume Dubois of course

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    1.) Where you are from?
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    4.) How long have you been riding?
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    My name is Tim
    I'm from FL
    Just getting into MTB but I've been into motorcycles for years
    on/off forever,just got serious this past month
    29er/bike reviews.
    I'm looking for a replacement for the borrowed 2009 Rockhopper pro 29 I'm riding the wheels off.
    This is a pretty informative forum,thanks for everyone for keeping it going.

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    Hello MTBR World!

    I am David, Originally from Concord, NC, but living in Durham now.

    I consider myself an experienced rider, i've been riding since age 6. Always wide open and pushing the envelope its a miracle i'm still alive. I ride mostly singletrack, and I have a road bike that I like to get out and just chalk up the miles on.

    Currently I have 4 bikes in my house. A hybrid for grocery trips, single speed, road bike, and the moutain bike i'm working on. Almost finshed with it.

    Guess thats it for now.

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    We the people ...

    < My name is, Rob, from Jacksonville NC, been ridin since about 81, but i'm only 35
    I'm just a long time rider everything from bmx to my 50's cruisers, mountain bikes
    road bikes and everything in between, just have to many bikes, wait a second,
    is that possible?
    I mostly frequent bike and watch forums, Casio G-Shock to be exact, I drink way to many Monsters and
    my wife says I don't do enough around the house. Other than that I think I'm a mostly
    normal guy, see you round the forums.

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    Hi, I'm Chris from "Noo Zilund"

    1.) Where you are from? New Zealand, currently living in Wellington.
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? I am a recreational rider that will try any kind of trail. I ride at dawn or evening most days during the week and a good few hours on the weekend. I enjoy XC racing for fun, conquering hills and floating down sweet singletrack. Currently trying to ride at least 50 kms per week to train up for a few big races.
    3.) How many bikes you own? 2, GT Avalanche & Giant Trance
    4.) How long have you been riding? Nearly 2 years.
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites) mtbr, vorb.org.nz, bikeradar

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    I'm Adam I'm from the united states and I'm not afraid of anything. Unlike some people on this site.

    Well, it's official. One of the mods is a puss and doesn't like guns. So much in fact that he/she deleted my entire thread about firearms and they knew there were to many good points in there. I don't know what it is with people that hate guns.....did they have a gun chase them down street one day? O that's right, guns are inatimate objects unable of doing something on their own, kinda like a kitchen knife. For a kitchen knife to hurt someone a person must use it incorrectly......same with a gun. But now I'm using LOGIC. Sorry about that, some here don't know what that is.

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    S'mae pob / Hi guys
    My name's Trefor and I'm from Wales.
    I'm a wrinkly old duffer and should know better but I'm out riding XC an AM as often as possible. Local routes here on the Berwyn mountain and the MTB centres nearby.
    Main bike is my RIP9, then my Kona Hei-Hei 2-9, mu On-one Inbred 29er and my 1967 Mercian King of Mercia road bike. Been riding since '67 when I bought the Mercian.
    What's a forum? Sounds rude...

    Not got a good photo of me out on the trails but here's the RIP9 on the Marin trail in the Gwydyr forest.
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    my introduction, by Oaktree

    1) Boston Suburbs
    2) weekend warrior, All Mountain and XC
    3) '05 Specialized Enduro, Ti hardtail 29er, SS 29er, custom steel circa '97, road bike
    4) mtn biking for 23 yrs (OMG)
    5) frequent 29er, wheels, or during researching any new component purchase
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    Howdy! My name is Travis

    1.)Currently i live in the nw suburbs of chicago, but i am moving to dallas area in sept
    2.) I am a beginner
    3.) I own 1 bike. I bought it used off craigslist, its a GT Outpost
    4.) recreationally for several years
    5.) none

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighter1291 View Post
    I'm Adam I'm from the united states and I'm not afraid of anything. Unlike some people on this site.

    Well, it's official. One of the mods is a puss and doesn't like guns. So much in fact that he/she deleted my entire thread about firearms and they knew there were to many good points in there. I don't know what it is with people that hate guns.....did they have a gun chase them down street one day? O that's right, guns are inatimate objects unable of doing something on their own, kinda like a kitchen knife. For a kitchen knife to hurt someone a person must use it incorrectly......same with a gun. But now I'm using LOGIC. Sorry about that, some here don't know what that is.

    I'm a firearm fan as well, but this IS a bike forum. Maybe the MOD was just trying to do damage control and keep from having a political debate that has nothing to do with cycling. But hey, if you ever wanna talk firearms, shoot me a message haha.

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    What's up? Newbie in Southern NH. Just got on a MTB after many years away from cycling.
    1. Newb
    2. Kingston, NH
    3. 1 bike Dawes Haymaker 1500
    4. Just figuring it out... trails mostly to this point tho
    5. HD sites (I am a Harley salesman) VW sites

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    1. Champaign, IL
    2. I ride a bike if I have more than 10 mins free time. That should tell you something about the kind of rider I consider meself.
    3. I currently have just a Gary Fisher Mako but I plan to upgrade to a rockhopper +$ hardtail soon.
    4. Frequently biking for 1.5 years now.
    5. I actually visit mtbr reviews more than forums but that might change soon.

    Guess that's it 4 now. peace out!

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    yo

    Hi. My name is Kevin.

    1. NorCal
    2. I ride a couple of times a week and want to ride more. Now that I lost my job, I'll be riding all the time!
    3. Don't have a bike right now. That's why I'm here, to explore options. I've had a bunch of bikes and have broke all of them. I ride a Ducati Monster 696.
    4. Biked my entire life, I'm 41 years old.
    5. mtbr

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    GREETINGS!

    1.) DC/MD/VA/Snowshoe
    2.) beginner downhiller
    3.) Don't own a bike yet, hoping to get a used small Transition Syren, if I can find one!
    4.) This is my first season riding.
    5.) women's forum

    Even though I'm just a beginner, this community has already helped me a lot to make great choices in purchasing gear.

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    1.) Where you are from? san diego
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? commuter /just ride around for fun
    3.) How many bikes you own? hopefully only one soon... older GT talera(and '92 gt mach 1)
    4.) How long have you been riding? 3 years or so
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? here only as far as bikes go.
    im here mostly to learn some tech things about bikes. I would like to make my talera a singlespeed and maybe update it a bit. we'll see where it goes from there...

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    My name is Kelly and I'm from Asheville,NC.
    I started in this sport back in 1993 when I bought a new Giant Rincon.
    I have been riding motorcycles for a few years,but injuries have ended that. I just purchased a '11 Rocky Mountain Altitude 29er and I hope this bike will handle all the local riding will throw at me.

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    Hi I'm Jay from Manila, Philippines
    I'm a weekend xc/trail rider
    I currently own 2 bikes, a GT Zaskar Team carbon, and an Ellsworth Truth
    Been riding since 2009
    I usually lurk around weight weenie, new products, and begginers corner

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    Hello

    Good Morning all.

    I am sadly from LaPorte, IN for now. Trying to get back to Ocala, FL. I lived there for 9 years and family talked me back to Indiana. Live and Learn!!! Hopefully by the end of summer I will have my ducks in a row and get back to Ocala.
    I am a Paramedic. I work on a Critical Care Team for Prompt Ambulance.
    I consider myself a weekend warrior. I haven't had my hands on too many quality bikes yet but I am in the market for sure. Back when I lived in Ocala I found out about the Ocala Mountain Bike Club, went out and bought a cheapo mountain bike. If you guys ever get a chance to check out the park in Ocala do it. Its awesome. I rode it every chance I got. Got pretty decent at it with the lead sled I was riding. I have a long, long history of bike riding. BMX when I was younger, then got into mountain biking after the 18-21 year old bike free slump.
    Well thats about all I can say at the moment. I am looking hard for another bike. I have a 2 month old lil girl that I am dying to take in her little trailer at Potato Creek (campground). When I find what I want and can afford I will be checking all the local trails. I guess there are a lot around here but you have to watch your @$$. So the LCP will be close by! Well, new to the site but am not too much of a newbie. If anyone has any questions feel free.

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    Misc bump so a newb can post

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    Bump??
    Nice one, as this thread is a STICKY
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    1. San Jose, CA
    2.Not a beginner. Ammature I would say; I've been riding on and off for the pure fun of it for the last 15 years.
    3. I have one bike, in transition right now. I had been riding a Jamis Komodo that I put together back in '04, but am now using what I can of it to build up an '07 vintage Cannondale Rush. So many standards have changed in that time. I can't buy many new parts, I have to fish them off E-Bay!
    4. This is the first forum I've stopped by on this site, which I've used countless times to look at reviews for years...Just never looked at the forums.
    5. I check out ducati.ms, and ferrarichat.com religiously. I have an old Ducati, and have my eye on an old 308GTB.

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    Newb from Texas

    Hi all, Kai here from Katy,TX
    Riding bikes since I can remember.
    Raced BMX for a few years till I got a YZ80.
    Bought new Stumpjumper M2FS in 1994, raced and rode it for a couple years and still have it. Has many upgrades.
    Have not ridden it in about 12 years now...Had a couple kids in my practice marriage that changed priorities.
    Ready to start spinning again and getting the bike back up to speed.
    Don't see myself racing through the woods anymore, but would like to get back on the trails and get my fat ass back into some kind of shape besides round.

    I have a question to start off with...

    I have a Judy FSX that has a Risse Racing Gem that has apparently leaked out. I had to rebuild it during my racing spree and it needs it again. Can I still get a rebuild kit for it? If I remember correctly I bumped it up to 3 inches or 75mm...Does this sound right? Forgive me as I've been out of the loop for quite awhile.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)
    Chicago suburbs, go to University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign now
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (ex: beginner, weekend warrior, all mtn/trail rider, XC racer, downhiller, singlespeeder, 29er rider, etc...)
    Fixed gear commuting, road biking, and getting into ss 29er MTBing
    3.) How many bikes you own?
    4 at the moment
    4.) How long have you been riding?
    12 years, seriously maybe 6
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites)
    xlforum.net
    sportbikes.net


    Looking to start riding the trails down at Kickapoo down at central Illinois

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    1.) Where you are from? Poland! now in orlando
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Beginner
    3.) How many bikes you own? one
    4.) How long have you been riding?3 months
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? e46 fanatics
    What do you guys think of my first bike?

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    1.) Where you are from? Oklahoma
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Beginner
    3.) How many bikes you own? one
    4.) How long have you been riding? 2 months
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? mtbr, ridemonkey, reddit.com/r/bicycling/

    Hi all just a newbie checking in. I do it mostly for exercise and to entertain my kid. I bought the wrong bike to get started biking again butI've been learning what I need to correct from all the info here. I think I'm headed the right way now.

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    HI, I'm Oak

    1.) Where you are from? Jacksonville, FL born and raised
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? I'm definitely a beginner, looking to commute and off-road a bit. I enjoyed trails a lot as a kid (no mountains in FL )
    3.) How many bikes you own? Currently, none. I sold my '06 Specialized expedition sport to my mom because it wasn't what I was looking for in a bike. I'm going to check out a few bikes this off craigslist this week.
    4.) How long have you been riding? This will be my first year back riding since 2008.
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? I've been lurking around this site, learning what I want in a bike.

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    1.) Where you are from? Mike from Rochester NY
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? I like to be pointed downhill
    3.) How many bikes you own? I've owned Cortina DH8,Balfa bb7,Schwinn straight8,Ellsworth speacialist,Kona shonky
    4.) How long have you been riding? Since I was 2
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? Flickr,VWvortex,WFSU forum and Pink bike,Wheel whores.com

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    1.) Where you are from? Houston, TX (originally Milwaukee, WI)
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? XC
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1 right now... So old it's "retro"... Giant MCM-990
    4.) How long have you been riding? 11 years
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? MTBR

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    Hi, I am Shawn and live in Canada. I just purchased a 2008 Diamondback Response in the spring (my only bike), and hope to learn a lot from this sight. I am a beginner rider who really likes my bike and wants to explore places around the country side. This is the first place I signed up. Thanks,

    -Shawn

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    1.) Where you are from? Mesa, AZ
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? XC, reborn beginner maybe
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1 currently....GT idrive which is probably ancient by most standards
    4.) How long have you been riding? 13 years but just returned to riding from a 3 year hiatus
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? dog training forums been lurking here a little while and finally decided to sign up

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    Hey guys! Im from Colorado, and Im just trying to get into biking. Dont currently own a bike, but Im looking to get one. I dont really frequent any other forums either. Im mostly just here to find some sage advice and perhaps inspiration when it comes to mountain biking.

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    Newbie and injured

    1.) Where you are from? phoenix az
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? beginner
    3.) How many bikes you own? 2
    4.) How long have you been riding? 2 yrs
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? none yet!

    besides introducing myself, i'd like to get some advise... about 4 years ago my wife and i bought sturdy entry level schwinns from a bike shop. 2 years later i decide to try racing (beginner lever) and bought a 2003 epic pro. great shape and cheap. soon after however i developed knee issues--bascially my kneep cap was no longer tracking correctly. last dec i had athro w/ lateral release and recovery is taking longer than expected. in fact i may not be able to ride for a year or two.
    question: do i sell it THE EPIC while it still has some resale value, and later by another, or do i keep it?
    thanks!
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    Whats up I'm Werth
    From Auburn AL
    Beginner
    1, Schwinn Mesa
    Few weeks
    Just this one

    Any one know of some sweet trails in the Auburn area? PRESH

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    Guess this kind of thing can only happen in Thailand..........................on the third lap of a four lap race (one lap being 7 km) and this marshal stops me and says they have dicided to make it a three lap race....................DAMN..............I wish someone could have told me that at least one lap ago. How on earth can you change the distance of a race while the race is on. Here's me, pacing myself and ready to cut loose of the 4th and final lap.........................little bit sickening really..................its not like I was one of few who did only three laps, the whole damn field did only three................why on earth did several folks tell me four laps at the beginning and if for whatever reason they changed the distance of the race DURING THE RACE surely they should have let the competitors know .........................living in South East Asia certainly has its moments and this was one of the more memorable ones......................T.I.T................... .this is Thailand.

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    Hello, My name is Scott, and hopefully I can actually post here, because I haven't been able to respond to any threads, or create any in any of the other forums, leaving me wondering just how I am going to get the 5-10 posts that the system keeps telling me I need..

    Joined the forum for general knowledge, I don't have the aspirations of most, I just like to get out and ride with my wife and daughter (age 6) on local bike paths for the together time, and the exercise. Maybe one day (if we get into good enough shape) I'd like to try to tackle some really easy dirt trails together as a family (trying to find a tagalong/half wheeler for our daughter so we can stop renting it!)

    1.) Where you are from? Baltimore, Md. Area
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Beginner/Newbie
    3.) How many bikes you own? One, an ancient 1994 Giant ATX860 (yes, my username was a typo, and e-mails to the moderator about it have gone unanswered..), but I like it, and it serves my purposes..
    4.) How long have you been riding? Well, I guess the right answer is I'm just getting back into it..
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? No other Bike Forums at this time..
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    Yeah It Worked!
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    "If your not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space!"

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    Giant ATX870 (Scott): try posting/asking questions in the area specific VA/MD forum, and families and riding with kids forum. Your wife can post/question in the women's forum. You should build up a few posts quickly.

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