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    sorry but now i can post pictures.
    here for the aggravation above.

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    Hello from Nor-cal and Reno

    1.) Been in Reno for the last 10yrs but moved back home to Rocklin CA last week.
    2.) All mountain/XC?Trail
    3.) 3 bikes, Felt Q620 Hardtail and Cannondale RZ 140 One Lefty (Wife rides a Niner WFO)
    4.) Weekend worrior since high school fully commited about 2yrs ago when sold my rock crawler
    5.) I lurk everywhere always trying to find new rides and gain insight

    Bike pics to come

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    Hi, I'm James

    1.) From Dorset in the UK
    2.) I'm currently a newbie and will see where that takes me!
    3.) Just bought a new Cannondale Trail SL 29
    4.) Rode my Muddy Fox all the time in my teens, and then took 15 years off
    5.) UK based BikeRader where I'm another newbie!
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    I think the whole point of the minimum post count is your are supposed to make that many productive contributing posts.

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    My name is Alex go by vto, just picked up this 2011 fuji nevada 2.0, I was looking for a good bike since I am as new as the come to all this, like riding been riding since I can remember but nothing to get in to like now, from Miami FL, now living in Grand Rapids MI hoping to gain a lot of knowledge here, never joined any other bike sites, hope everyone here is as cool as they seem.
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    I'm from Michigan. I got into mountain biking through friends I met at school.

    I'm riding a 2001 K2 Attack. It's pretty worn out, but being a broke college student, I hope to ride it until I can afford something better.

    Have a good ride.

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    I am a newbie. Just joined today...I ride a 29er hard tail (gary fischer) and I am not hardcore. I enjoy riding very much, and I live in Denver,

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    Hello all!

    1.) Where you are from? Wisconsin
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Beginner again
    3.) How many bikes you own? 2 (second is 90s department store bike that must go now!)
    4.) How long have you been riding? What does this mean? First time on bike??? I am 39, so awhile
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? This, Dodge Cummins Forum other Mopar Musclecar forums...

    Just picked up a 2000 GT Rebound on craigslist for $75, put a chain on it and clean/lubed/adjusted it. Love it!

    Just trying to get back in shape

    Thanks all,

    Don

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    Oh, let me see if I can post a pic?
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    Whew... you guys know how to make someone work just to introduce themselves!

    1.) Where you are from?
    Currently stationed at MCRD Parris Island with the Marine Corps in Beaufort, SC!

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself?
    A very inexperienced one who desperately wants to become better. Typically I ride locally which is singletracks and mostly flat terrain. Heading up to NC to ride the Pirahna pit this weekend though!

    3.) How many bikes you own?
    Just one... my baby

    4.) How long have you been riding?
    Three months... Started off on a Giant Revel 2 thinking Mountain Biking sounded like a great time but had no idea how quickly I'd want to upgrade. Literally had my Revel for 2.5 months and had to sell it because I wanted 29er and disc brakes. Picked up my new ride today; 2012 Giant Talon 29er

    5.) What forums do you frequent most?
    This one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSlow35th View Post
    I think the whole point of the minimum post count is your are supposed to make that many productive contributing posts.
    looks like i started a trend. does that count as productive?

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    Newbie

    What's up everyone,

    I'm apparently new to this forum site...

    1.) Im from North Tustin
    2.) all mtn/trail rider
    3.) I currently own one bike (Specialized FSR) however in the market for a new bike.
    4.) Ive ridden bikes my whole life: raced BMX (ABA) when I was a kid and now avidly ride all mountain.
    5.) new to the forum realm.

    Add anything else you care to share.

    Love riding Laguna, hitting the chairs at resorts, and anywhere with some sick trails.

    Thanks,

    -Ryan

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    Newbie here

    First post here, just signed up, Living in Midwest, Indiana, I guess you could call me a weekend warrior. I have 3 bikes but my pride and joy is my new (old) Turner 5 Spot. It is my first FS bike coming from a Kona Hoss Hardtail it is quite a change. I signed up because I was looking for info on the Turners and you can't do a search unless you are a member. I race XC in the Dino series here in Indiana in the Clydesdale class so it is mostly for the fun of it. We have some great trails here in Indiana but someday would love to make out to the West coast and do some riding. Been riding Mountain bikes for about 20 yrs, started out on a green Fuji Discovery that I still have and kick around on in the street with the wife and make runs to the grocery with when I attach my BOB trailer to it. Looking forward to learning more here as I am my own mechanic and do all my own work.

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    1.) Where you are from? Gainesville, FL

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself?beginner, weekend warrior
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1

    4.) How long have you been riding? Just getting back into it after years

    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites) n/a

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    Hey y'all*

    name is Kevin and I'm 18 yrs old.*

    1.) Jacksonville, Florida (grew up in Philippines)*
    2.) Im an all mtn/trail rider
    3.) I currently have 2 bikes but I'm gonna buy a new one this weekend. (its the Motobecane Phantom DS Trial)
    4.) Almost 5 years now.*
    5.) This is my first time posting here, so yeah.... *

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    Another Newbie

    1.) Where you are from? Dutchess County, New York

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Weekend Warrior, just purchased my first 29er (Marin Alpine) cant wait for it to arrive...

    3.) How many bikes you own? 2 - Schwinn Mesa GT/Marin Apline 29er. Purchased first bike last year - Mtn bike, by accident really - looking for a bike on craig's lsit to excercise..Schwinn Mesa GT - had rock shocks so i grabbed some buddies into mtn biking and took off to the trails...

    4.) How long have you been riding? 18 months

    5.) What forums do you frequent most? just startiung out in forums...

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    Greetings

    Hey all,
    Just started using this forum as a resource as I decided to start fixing my bike myself. I basically know very little about bike and their parts, but I'm extremely handy and mechanically inclined.
    As of now I am attempting to replace my bottom bracket. Yup, jumping right in with both feet.

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    Old lady

    Hi all,

    Nice to be here...

    I´m a never grown up 37 year old woman living in the foothills of the sierra nevada in spain. Many moons ago I was an avid BMX girl, racing most weekends, until my Mum took me out of the sport deeming it too dangerous (worries about my poor wrists and knees).

    But for many years I have yearned to get back into the saddle and have started to do so with my son who is 14, but he´s not that interested in it to be honest.

    Anyway, I have an old cheap hardtail claud butler stone river at the moment, and wanted to pass that on to my son and get something that I could ride. The trails here are quite steep and really rocky and on claud I keep loosing grip on the rear tyre, going downhill is ok but the same happens there too...

    I have no cash flow at the mo and have been looking at some cheap replacements and wanted some advice

    which bike should I choose?

    I have been look at a Gotty Via hardtail and a Nordic fs bike .. both a similar price but which one should I go for?

    really a story of hardtail v fs..

    I would love some advice.. so please help me out here!!!

    Ta

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    First post.

    1.) Where you are from? Indianapolis,Indiana
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Weekend warrior
    3.) How many bikes you own? 5, 1-FS, 1 road, 1 single speed, i commuter, 1 longtail in the making.
    4.) How long have you been riding? 15 years seriously
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? here. naxja.org, ar15.com, ingunowners.com, expeditionportal.com, theakforum.net

    I took a break from cycling for awhile. I am starting to get back into things and really enjoy the sport. I kind of like oddball bikes.

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    1.) Leesburg, Virginia
    2.) I am a
    3.) A Big Fat Zero, Looking to get one
    4.) I rode when I was a kid, but getting back into it now
    5.) This is the site that I will visit. No others as of yet.

    I rode when I was younger. Now that I have kids, I want to take them out. I nlive near the W&OD trail. So it should make some good riding for them.

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    New to MTB!

    1.) From Tallahasee, FL
    2.) Beginner rider
    3.) Own 1 bike: Cannondale F7
    4.) 2 weeks
    5.) On this site a lot for much helpful information

    my favorite trail so far has been RedBug Trail


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    Laugh all you want, I just bought an old rigid GT Pantera for $45. I used to have one of these growing up and loved it. Figured I'd upgrade some parts and ride the hell out of it until I can afford something nice. Just getting back into riding now that I am divorced!

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    1.) Where you are from?
    The Hague, the Netherlands. Not many mountains here but you can ride everywhere!

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself?
    With growing up kids and a busy job I prosper every moment I am able to ride my bike. Those are rare moments I hardly have time for, so usually I ride out of my house into the dunes (I live near the sea) or on one of the local mountainbike tracks here in the western part of the Netherlands.

    3.) How many bikes you own?
    One old KHS hardtail mountainbike, a Rocky Mountain Blizzard that is to be completed, and two typical Dutch city bikes.

    4.) How long have you been riding?
    Since 1990, with some breaks.

    5.) What forums do you frequent most?
    This one and a local Dutch forum: mountainbike.nl

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    Hi everybody!

    Hi everybody!

    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)

    I live in Germany/Europe and my wife and me are looking forward to do some cycling in the U.S.

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

    We did quite a lot of self supported rides in different countries such as Turkey, India, Oman, Canada and different european countries

    3.) How many bikes you own?

    My wife and me in total have 8 bikes (road bikes, MTBs, bikes for the every day use and so on...)

    4.) How long have you been riding?

    Since we met 13 years ago we do rides almost every summer vacation in different countries

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

    I just registered to this forum today because we are planning a biketrip to the Northwest of the U.S.

    We thought of following the ACAs Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route

    We fly into Vancouver, B.C. and will spend 5 weeks on our bikes. We were thinking of not just following the route above (which is just on paved roads). Instead it would be nice, to have some offroad sections on the way. Because we don't have a car we don't want to make any loops (without a car there is no need to go back to the carpark, ey?) but instead go from A to B on some nice trails in the area.

    Any help ist very welcome!


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    Hey, my names alex im from western pa right around Moraine State Park.
    Ive been riding for as long as i can remember and have always had a bike. I started riding bmx but after highschool that turned into alittle more freeride. Now i just eat up the trails
    I have 1.5 bikes, a cannondale 9er and a jamis parker that i took apart to rebuild and never got put together again.
    I look at alot of bike forms but i must say i look at VW 2.5 forms the most

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    Hello all Jeremy here from Miami ,FL.
    I am new to this site and new to mountian biking.
    I do not have any bikes as of yet but would like to get strated in mountian biking.
    I have been absent from riding for a few years do to getting married and having two children but I am ready to jump back in.When I was a young teenager up until I was 21-22
    I used to ride freestyle BMX (street,dirt,dirt jumps)all over Miami with a few friends.
    We would get up in the morning and ride all day all over town until dark.
    I am not interested in riding 20" bikes anymore and want to move up to the bigger bikes.
    .I am not a small guy I am 5'-11" and 208-lbs.So any suggestion's on a bike would be appreciated
    Thanks,
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    Whats up Guys

    1.) Where you are from? Tuscaloosa, AL
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Beginner, Just Starting out
    3.) How many bikes you own? .5 (Walmart Dual suspension Mongoose Special
    4.) How long have you been riding? A few months
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? Acurazine, MTBR, PB Nation

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    Gotta post here first!

    Hello!

    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)
    TOronto 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...)
    XC, all mtn/trail rider
    3.) How many bikes you own?
    2 2010 stumpjumper fsr and 2008 trek 6000
    4.) How long have you been riding?
    My whole life with a 9 Year break
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites)
    Im a lurker

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    I think it's really stupid that you have to post 5 times before you can start a thread.

    All I want to do is post a serious warning about a bike scammer, but because of the 5 post rule I have to post this message.

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    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)
    Ellicott City, MD

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

    3.) How many bikes you own?
    2: Giant Iguana (since college) and a Cannondale Super-V 800

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

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

    MTBR baby!

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    bikebart limited is a scam

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsrober View Post
    I think it's really stupid that you have to post 5 times before you can start a thread.

    All I want to do is post a serious warning about a bike scammer, but because of the 5 post rule I have to post this message.
    Thanks for wanting to post a scammer warning. Once you hit the 5 limit, this is probably the best forum to post that in: Site Info/Feedback forum: http://forums.mtbr.com/site-feedback-issues/

    We have incorporated the 5 post count minimum to combat spammers and it works really well. Yeah, it's more hoops for newbies to jump through, but with the spam problem as bad as it is, it is a trade-off we have to make.

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    Hi my name is steven and I am currently spending my summer in crested butte colorado but am from socal cochella valley.
    I would say I am a beginer am rider I currently live right next to the base of mt. Crested butte with a lift pass and course riding distance to many great trails so I ride everything I am capable of any and every chance I get.
    I bought a gt avalanche 3.0 this year and have abused it sensless I just replaced the fork with a bomber all mtn 2 and bought two offset wheel the front a used maxvic cross crountry and a custom built wheel from a lbs for the rear.
    I have fallen in love with mtn biking and have been using this sites information to both buy my first hardtail and well as get great reviews, information, and insight. Iam glad to be apart of this great community and website.

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    Howdy all I'm new to this forum.

    1.) Where you are from? Southeastern Massachusetts
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Not a beginner but not hard core kidney pounding
    3.) How many bikes you own? One. Specialized Hard Rock Comp I bought new in 2003
    4.) How long have you been riding? On/off since I was a kid or on/off for the past 40 years
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? XL Forum, Hearth.com, this one
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    Hows it going?
    I'm Kyle from Bangor, Maine..originally for good ol Atlanta Ga.
    I haven't been on a bike in years but I plan to start once I get my new bike in a week or so
    Im just getting a new Cannondale Trail SL2. Pretty cheap at ski rack sports here. $500 so I'm pleased.
    I ridden on and off. No big trails or anything. So I plan to ride Bangor City Forrest. Apparently it's good for everyone, and has many trails.
    And I haven't used a forum in a long time, used to be on importatlanta. But ill be here from now on. Maybe I'll meet some people from around my area on here.

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    You know, I can't believe I've been visiting this site for 15 years, and never bothered to register in the forums section.. I always read reviews here, but never really contributed in a decade and a half (or maybe I did register in the beginning, but it got purged).. So, here's the scoop.

    1.) Where you are from?
    Maryland, now in Southern California!

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself?
    Advanced FR, AM.

    3.) How many bikes you own?
    Just one.

    4.) How long have you been riding?
    Oooh, 17 years.

    5.) What forums do you frequent most?
    Heh.. Well, PG-13 ones? I lurk a lot because I'm super busy usually, and don't necessarily have anything to contribute at times. And I use the search function a lot on other sites, so I don't really ask unless there's something really vague. But here they are:
    stackoverflow.com
    anddev.org
    vfxtalk.com

    Over the years, bikes I've had include:
    1994 Cro-Moly GIANT from REI (sold)
    1997 A Carbon Fiber hardtail (can't remember the Brand) with aftermarket gear (destroyed on the North Shore)
    2000 GT STS-XCR 1000 CF Full-Suspension with aftermarket gear (failure of bottom tube)
    2011 Cove Stiffee with custom components

    Trails? I did the Patapsco trails near Baltimore in my formative days, and matured on the BC North Shore with bigger drops, wetter environment, and ramps and stunts! There's nothing here in Los Angeles like it was up there that I've found yet.

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    New to the forum and just wanted to say hello. I am trying to decide on a beginner mountain bike for under $600. I am thinking about a Cannondale SL 4, Specialized Hardrock, or Cannondale Trail 6. I was just wanting some opinions on what is the best between these 3. Any other suggestions are welcome.

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    Greetings from Bungholio!

    1.) Where you are from?
    Currently living in Western Washington, Seattle Area. Tired of the gray though. There are a lot of riding opportunities here but I would like to explore other (drier) areas too.

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself?
    I was a road racer years ago and have enjoyed the outdoor challenges of riding the trails since.

    3.) How many bikes you own?
    I've pared down the stable. I have sold my road bike and converted my single speed Santa Cruz Chameleon back to 3X9 and gave it to my son. My only bike now is a Santa Cruz Superlight, but my interests are transitioning from longer cross country rides to more of the single track and challenges of getting through some of the more technical trails with rocks, roots and manmade features.

    4.) How long have you been riding?
    A very long time. Decades. But always looking for new and exciting challenges.

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    Hi,
    Living in vegas, weekend warrior, ride is a 2000 schwinn mesa, have been riding off and on for 15 years. Spend lots of time on MTBR!

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    Hi, my name is Jason from Canberra in Australia.

    2.) Getting into MTB, XC racing and learning singletrack.
    3.) I own 6 bikes, 2 mountain bikes (Scott and Schwin), 3 road bikes (Peugeot, Cervelo and Kestrel) and 1 commuting bike. 4 other bikes for the family in the garage.
    4.) I have been riding for 40 years, poor mountain biking for 11 yrs now and getting better for 1
    5.) I enjoy the trail building, DIY lights and the Scott forums. I also use Rotorburn and Berm.

    Mountain biking has now got me hooked and introducing the family to it to. Looking forward to enjoy the forums more.

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    hi everyone. my name is Chris, and i have been living in japan since 2000.
    been a lurker here for a while, and finally decided to sign up during my 1x9 build.

    1.) Where you are from?
    Misawa Japan Via Kittanning PA.

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself?
    beginner at best. mainly rode motocross for years, and neglected my Mtb.

    3.) How many bikes you own?
    2. a 2005 trance 3 1x9 with some upgrades and a 2003 framed '01 honda CR250 with a whole lot of HRC goodies.(buddy raced for them for years and had sticky fingers)

    4.) How long have you been riding?

    on and off since '00 or so

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    Introduction

    With the change in the posting requirements, we've created this thread here for newbies to introduce yourself.

    Hopefully this will unite all the "hello there" or "checking in" threads currently popping up here in the general forum.

    Please respond with:

    Hello everyone newbie here.

    1.) Where you are from? I am originally form Cleveland, OH. Now reside in Newport News, VA.
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Beginner
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1: 2011 Trek 6000 that I just purchased last Monday.
    4.) How long have you been riding? 1 week
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? Just started to check out singletracks, and EVMA.

    Trying to get back into shape besides round!
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    intro

    1.) Where you are from?
    Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I am of a polish heritage and frequently visit the country, to which terrible roads and off road paths have become a passion of mine.
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself?
    I'm an avid biker, with no specific designation. I guess my most frequented endeavor would be central park as its just convenient to do a few spans after work. Quiet, peaceful, with a small amount of exertion.
    3.) How many bikes you own?
    Currently two. I am in possession of an older Fuji boulevard on which the rear derailleur is no longer able to keep the chain from jumping about so i have to resort to using a bike simply labeled "hill climber" i found in the basement. Being a comfort bike, its surprisingly resilient and hasn't quit me yet. Unfortunately, it doesn't fit my needs any longer and i find myself having to upgrade.
    4.) How long have you been riding?
    Ive been riding since i was atleast 5, i remember teaching myself how to maintain balance without training wheels all to when my first huffy got stolen.
    5.) What forums do you frequent most?
    Bike related, this is the only source i find remotely interesting. I hope that after spending enough time here i will find the bike im looking for.

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    Hello all, My name is Jason im a newbie, though i have been lurking here for awhile

    1.) Where are you from? Goodyear, AZ (native, very rare in az)

    2.) What kind of rider do i consider myself? novice to intermediate, raced a little bmx as a kid raced motocross from 5yrsold to 30, (professionally for 7)

    3.) how many bikes do i own? Just one, 2009 Enduro, although i am currently trying to get clearance from high command (wife) to obtain a road bike

    4.) what websites do i frequent? Mtbr, racerx, gomxracing

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    Hey all,

    !. Tempe AZ,
    2. Confident roadie..... mtb not so much
    3. Bikes. 1 tri, 1 road 1 fixxie, 1 ss mtb, and my cannibalized first roadie frame that i just cant get rid of.

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    Helloo everyone ! my name is Jarde ( I'm a girl it's hard to tell by my name lol ) My boyfriend is into mtb sooooo he invited me to go along with him and today was m second day and i have had nothing but a good time ! Sure i did fall a lot haha, but i guess i just need some more time. BUT what i really need help with is ... my paddles ... I feel like they are WAY to small , and at the bike shop they told me to get the clip on shoes but i feel like its just wayy to much money .. any other ideas?

    thankss
    BTW - If anyone here has a Subieee tell me ! I'm getting my 2011 wrx next month i'm really excited !


    1.) Where you are from? Pembroke Pines FL
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? I just started so definitely a beginner but i'm looking for all mountain/ trail))
    3.) How many bikes you own? My First Cannondale Hardtail ; Trail
    4.) How long have you been riding? Today was my second day , busted my ass pretty good .
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? This is the only MTB one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel BR View Post
    Hi Folks!

    I'm new around here, this is my first post. I live in Maceió, Brazil. I'm starting to ride again, after ten or more years of inactivity, so I've got a brand new bike (last week) and started to hit the road again. I think I will do more of sightseeing than radical mountain biking. For now, the Scott Scale is my only bike (I think there are a couple other bikes in my parents garage, but they live too far away from here for me to check that). When I was in college, I uset to comute to the University every day. As a matter of fact, I didn't have a car then, so the bike was my transport to anywhere I wanted to go. I also play the guitar, so I hang around some guitar forums, mainly Ovation Fan Club.
    It took me a while to post, because I wanted to share a nice picture, and its been raining all the week long. Only got a nice sunny day today. You know, being in the Southern Hemysphere its Winter right now. I did ride a lot in the rain, but kept my camera dry at home.
    Ahhh Brasil! How i'd love to go back and ride in those trails !
    I'm from Sao Paulo by the way !

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    1) I live in the great state of NJ as a transplant. There are nice trails and places here, but when I was really riding I was out in the Northwest, in Washington state
    2) I am a former rider hoping to come back.
    3) Sold my old bike, so Zero!
    4) I was riding seriously from 1987-1993, then gap. Rode as commute from 1994-1999. Since then, I've only dabbled.
    5) Car forums, Audio forums, Torrent forums. If you care which, ask me and I'll verify or specify.

    My goal is to start street/light trail training in the fall, with a new bike.... After that, I hope to do some serious trail paths, even if I do it relatively slowly.

    Hello all!

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    Hi, I live on Whidbey Island, Washington. My name is Tony and I'm continually trying to get my fat ass in shape.

    I ride all rigid, no damn shocks anywhere near my rides. From my 86 Stumpie Sport to my 89 Team, and my Ibis, I ride old school to date(July 2011). I prefer XC stuff, with long fire road climbs like St. John's Mtn. near Willows, Ca or Captain Point located west of Stevens Pass, Wa.

    I've been riding since approximately 1986.

    as for forums, I'm kind of new to the cycling ones, I don't know why I didn't get clued in earlier!
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    Hej, I'm new here, just wanted to say hi.

    1.) Jim, from socal, north of L.A: but currently living in Værløse, Denmark (Just north of Copenhagen
    2.) Trail and commuter riding
    3.) Own 1 bike, a 2004 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Elite Disc.
    4.) Been riding since I was small child but bought my first mountain bike in 1985.
    2004 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Elite Disc!

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