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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! New Users Check in Here - official introductions thread

    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" or "new here first time post" threads currently popping up here in the general forum.

    Please respond with:

    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)

    Add anything else you care to share.


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    I'll start...

    1.) gregg from SF-SJ bay area
    2.) all mtn/trail rider
    3.) currently own 3 bikes (hardtail, cross bike and road bike)
    4.) been riding actively about 17 years or so
    5.) mostly visit the Norcal, General and Passion forums

    Been working at Mtbr for almost 11 years now. It's been a great ride.

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    my name is CHUM.....

    1.) i reside near Santa Cruz
    2.) i am a singlespeeder....mainly 'cause i am lazy....
    3.) hunter ss, surly single-crosser ss, frankenpumptrack-bike ss, '66 legnano ss, s-works enduro and s-works tricross.....
    4.) been riding for a while now...
    5.) i hang out in norcal..ss...others...



    trails are a 4 minute spin from my front door.....

    photo taken last week...
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    I don't have a name.
    I'm from the SF Bay Area (peninsula). **** yea, NorCal. Represent.
    I am a singlespeeder. I can't count all the geary doodads.
    I got: a KHS singlespeed conversion, a 2010 Raleigh "road" bike, and am building a singlespeed/ fixed badass cyclocross-type thing for the summer. I've got a '73 Schwinn Le Tour frameset. If you got parts for sale that would work with it, please PM me. I'd appreciate that.
    I guess I've been actively riding for two or three years. Been riding bike in general my whole life though.
    I mainly do General, Passion, Norcal, and Singlespeed forums. On occasion I'll visit XC training/racing and get scared and run back to Singlespeed.
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    Hi, my name is AZ. and I'm an alcoho....err.........ooop's wrong forum, sorry.

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    Hey guys, I'm from Charlotte, NC.
    I'm an intermediate/advanced all mountain rider. I tend to ride whatever comes my way. Don't care one way or another, but I do find technical terrain more entertaining.
    Riding a Stumpjumper Elite as of now.
    As of now I mainly frequent the Tarheel Trailblazers Forum. Local club in Charlotte.

    Joined to research riding out west. It's nice to meet you all! Looking forward to gathering your perspectives.

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    Noob in UT

    1.) Where you are from? Provo, UT
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? I'm a weekend warrior riding mostly at Sundance on my 29er hardtail. I hope to get a bike that lets me be more aggressive and faster than I am now
    3.) How many bikes you own? One....soon to be 2, someday 3-4.
    4.) How long have you been riding? Riding seriously for only a few months.
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? This one, and Pinkbike.com

    I ride Fridays mostly, would love to find a friend to hit some trails with.

    No pic of me on my bike yet, I'll have to remedy that. Its a 2011 Gary Fisher Marlin 29er XL.

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    From Arkansas.
    Beginner rider. Mainly XC, fireroads, four wheeler trails.
    Just one bike: 2011 Trek "Gary Fisher Collection" Marlin
    Been riding about six months now.
    Mainly read the General, Trek and Passion forums.

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    Good job! Late getting started, but making up for it

    oh, gee. Another noob at the door. But a noob with WHEELS two at a time!

    I ride the hills and valleys in and around Novato, CA, a tad north of San Francisco. Been riding bikes (seriously) since 1988 when I retired from the Army, but have had a bike handy all my life. Retired from serious CC and hills these days, even converted my 94 S-Works to a cruiser (yikes) and mostly do easy trails and long road trips now since I'm getting more concerned with the effects of body parts crashing to the ground, something I did with GUSTO in my younger days. Yeeee HAW! Joining my S I have a 94 Hard Rock Ultra, and an 88 BMX Mongoose (27" with goosers). That one is a decent ride, 'cept when the wind is blowing off the ocean at 40 mph. And I'm going west 20 miles. And then it shifts to the WEST at 45 mph just about the time I'm heading back. I first found your site while looking for rebuild help for a Fox Alps4. (The forums here ROCK!!!!). Will come back and edit some photos after I digi them.

    Very happy to have found y'all!!
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    checking in

    Name - Casey
    1.) From Pensacola FL
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? beginner / weekend warrior
    3.) How many bikes you own? one cheap-o and in the process of searching for a new one
    4.) How long have you been riding? 6 months or so
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? beg / passion / general

    Been lurking on the site for a while...I'm working on my post count so I can post in the Specialized forum!

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    Noob to fourms, Checkin in !

    I live in San Diego, Ca.
    I ride all mtn. and LIGHT trials since i'm gettin old !
    4 rides atm all vintage 1988 on... All are steel hardtails w/ no front shocks
    Ritchey Team Comp.
    Ibis Mountain Trials
    Salsa Ala Carte custom
    Specialized S works custom
    Mtn. Goat thats 4" too small but had to have a goat from back in the day Such a deal it was.

    Been Mtn riding for 20+ yrs and not yet a retro grouch. I'm even thinkin bout gettin a new ride with full... well you know.

    As far as the fourms go, I'm all over the place. A great place this is for info !

    Happy Trails to All

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    1.) Currently living (and riding) in East Texas. But originally from the southern Great Lakes area (IN, OH, W.PA, S.MI)
    2.) I'd call myself a trail rider. I'll ride what trails there are. Have ridden all sorts from flat midwestern trails to chairlift-assisted bike park trails.
    3.) two - a Stumpy FSR and a Diamondback hardtail commuter conversion.
    4.) I got my first mtb in 1998. Didn't start riding seriously for about a year.
    5.) I hang out mostly in General, Passion, and the GPS board.

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    Two of my favorite rides.

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    1) Josh from Tally, Florida
    2)Beginner
    3) Just one my 2011 Kona Cindercone.
    4) For about 2 or 3 months.
    5) Mainly the General and Passion.

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    Hola

    Hi, Im Jeff in Kodiak, AK and Im a beginner with a Pugsley Fatbike on the way. Hope to get a big dummy sometime too. Obviously I like the Fatbike forums. But Ive looked at the passion and brew (I homebrew) forums too.

    The community here seems pretty cool and Im sure Ill be bugging some folks quite a lot with tons of newbie questions.

    Nice to meetcha.

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    Hi there, I'm Allie from Santa Cruz. I guess technically I'm a newbie to mountain biking, though I've been mashing around on bikes of one kind or another all of my life. I think for the time being I probably fit most comfortably into cross country, although I'm looking forward to expanding my horizons into more all mountain terrain. Most of the trail riding I've done has been on rather rickety borrowed bikes, but I've decided that I like this sport enough that it's time I invest in my own entry level bike, which is what brought me to this forum. This is the first forum that I've really explored. I'm excited to glean from the knowledge and experience here

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    Hello,
    I'm James from Raleigh, NC
    I am primarily a trail rider.
    I only own one bike, 2010 Fuel ex8
    I've been riding since 1996 starting with a Kona AA and owning various rigs over the years.
    I've spent the most time here in the gen and passion forums.
    Great site you have here.
    Thanks

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    Hi there
    I'm Kody from SE Brisbane, Australia.
    I haven't been riding for long so I'd say I'd fit under a Beginner All Mountain?
    I own one bike at the moment, a 2005 Specialized Hardrock Sport
    I've been riding since 2005, on and off and have decided to get serious with it.
    At the moment I'm frequenting the brake corner (have a post about upgrading my discs to BB7's), the Specialized area, Passion, and Australian areas.
    Good to be here and I've already learnt more than I have in 5 years.
    Thanks

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    Hello everyone I am a new rider to mountain bikes I have never owned one but my friend is a huge biker and he gave me one of his older ones it is a Giant Sedona ATX it is like 15 years old but he had it tuned up before it went into storage like 3 years ago.

    He also gave me a trunk rack for my car.

    I am trying to get into biking and my wife is going to get her moms that she never uses but hey it is a cheap start.

    I am from Missouri in Blue Springs. I want to start off slow and maybe just go on some paved trails then some not paved trails but if anyone has any ideas for a beginner newbie please let me know.

    Thanks

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    1.) Where you are from? Mike from Daytona Beach
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? beginner, trail rider
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1 ,2007 K2 Krush
    4.) How long have you been riding? A long time but just started riding trails a week ago
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? This one and singletracks

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    Hey all, I'm Tony from Valparaiso, IN. Avid bike fan, not so much a newbie but new to the forum. Been a roadie most of my life, but did own a Mongoose NX 8.3 at one time (sold it). Still have my Schwinn Paramount in all chrome 4130 chromoly, super sweet when it's polished. Recently, I talked about wanting to get another mountain bike for riding trails, gravel roads out where I live and hitting some trails/single track through the woods. So my daughters, with their limited funds from being college students, bought me a Mongoose XR Comp for Father's Day. It's a long way from my old NX 8.3, but nonetheless, I appreciated their effort and gift. I went from front to back, top to bottom, ensuring every bolt, nut, clamps, etc. was tight (since I don't trust a kid assembling a bike) and properly adjusted. I had some parts lying around the garage so I exchanged the rear 850 lb. spring for a 1250 lb. spring and tightened up the front fork, though not sure if it really made any difference. But for a guy in his 50's, the bike suits me and my riding style perfectly. Yeah...I know other brands are out there, but it was a surprise gift from my daughters and they were so proud to give it to me...so coming from them, it's the best bike I've owned! It's a keeper, but I know I will exchange parts from time to time to improve it, but I can't ever get rid of it.

    Do they still put bar ends on the handlebars? I rarely see them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by regionnus rattis View Post
    Do they still put bar ends on the handlebars? I rarely see them.
    Run what works for you!
    We have a pro named Elbry Sandland, that rides for Mountain Cycle, that still uses bar ends for some races. He seems to like them for Enduro events, as it gives you multiple hand positions.
    "I thought of that while riding my bike."
    Albert Einstein, on the theory of relativity.

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    Im Kyle, 23 from Medford, Oregon.
    I am a noob to the MTB world, I used to ride/race BMX but an injury stopped that.
    I only have one bike a 2 hardtail.
    I would call my self a casual rider looking into becoming more serious.

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    Name's Phil "tube" living in Spokane Valley, WA
    Getting faster taking chances/ Urban, XC, All Mountain, Trail rider
    First 29er, Niner emd9
    been riding for miles & miles
    here for the knowledge and feedback, I've got a lot to learn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tube View Post
    Name's Phil "tube" living in Spokane Valley, WA
    Getting faster taking chances/ Urban, XC, All Mountain, Trail rider
    First 29er, Niner emd9
    been riding for miles & miles
    here for the knowledge and feedback, I've got a lot to learn!
    Be my padawan?
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    Hi... Chad

    I'm from Clarkston WA.. I like to ride anything that isn't paved. I currently ride a team zed k2 hardtail, but just ordered an Ellsworth evolve! Can't wait for it to get built!

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    Call me Skywalker, I'll call you Yoda.

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    1) My name is Mark, I'm in Sunrise, FL with my fiancé Amy, son Caiden, and a bun in the oven!
    2) I am a weekend warrior/beginner, fiancé is a beginner, son is too young and rides a trailer (not on trails tho!)
    3) 2 bikes, my 2011 trek/fisher wahoo, fiancé's 2011 trek skye s
    4) I used to ride as cross training for track/cross country from 1999-2000, fell out after college, career (still working on lol, in air traffic control school now, and child) but getting back in for the last 2 months...
    5) mostly on general, beginners, and trek forums, if I move up north to NH I'll frequent the downhill forum to learn what I can, really interested in downhill/freeride, but south FL is pretty flat.

    Great forum, I've learned a lot, and appreciate the feedback i get, and try to learn as much as I can from the knowledgable people on board to excite the passion of mountain biking!

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    1.) James from the Austin, TX area
    2.) I admit I'm not up on the subtle differences in XC vs. trail vs. all mountain, I just ride whatever trails I can as often as I can. Did my first race in about 18yrs this spring
    3.) Right now just 2 - 97 Homegrown ht and C-dale R500 for the road
    4.) Started riding around 1990 but took a number of years off after my kids were born
    5.) Too new to have any favorites yet

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    This is my first post...

    1.) Where you are from? I'm living in Portland OR
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Recovering singlespeeder, grew up on BMX, race Cyclocross and some MTB races. I love riding my commuter the most.
    3.) How many bikes you own? Uh like 7 ish.
    4.) How long have you been riding? Always.
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? First post here, so I guess here. I usually check in on the Velocipede Salon every so often.
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    1.) I´m Raoul from Germany - I live in Eschweiler (Middle West)
    2.) I am a Downhill Rider, but I like to do everything else, too
    3.) I own four bikes at the moment - all Marin Bikes.
    4.) I ride since I can think, but the first real cycle was my first BMX when I was 4 years old - thats 26 years ago now
    5.) I dont write that much and use mostly platforms in Europe, but as I will make holidays in CA in August I found this place to ask questions and get Information
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    Cheers all

    Hi. My name is Mark.

    1.) South-central Texas
    2.) Love my singlespeed commuter bike (Soho S). Love my XC FS even more. I can't wait until they have a baby. I think I'm going to name it "Rig".
    3.) Three bikes so far. Ye Olde GF Kai Tai, Trek Fuel EX8, Trek Soho S.
    4.) Riding MTBs since '95 or so... skipped some years between. In retrospect that was a really dumb *ss thing to do. Get out there and riiiiide.
    5.) I frequent this forum as of yesterday. Also electro-music.com... (techno/ambient/etc music making.) I'm more partial to listservs, but this bbs is really cool for the pics.

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    Hello All

    Just checkin in as a newbie, although my main email would not work saying that I was already a member, so I have probably done this forum before years ago.

    Mainly ride in Maryland
    Build up my own bikes right now Dean Ace, selling my YBB, sold my single speed Specialized.
    Been riding since 1998 actively when I made the switch from BMX (man those wheels look small now)
    Considered goin 29er but "the boys" rested on the top bar of even the smallest framed 29ers at the bike shop, and I wasent feeling the girls frame idea.

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    Whats up all, names Eric

    1.) Where you are from? Canton, MI
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? I'm new as new can be, but want to get into trail riding.
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1 hopefully by friday.
    4.) How long have you been riding? Starting this saturday...
    5.) What forums do you frequent most?
    Yet to be determined

    Friends have encouraged me to get into mountian biking, hardest thing about it is too many choices and not enough dineros.

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    Hi There ...

    My first post responding to Gregg's questions

    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share) Oslo, Norway
    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, but aspiring to more ... Like single track the most, but not enough time to do as much as I wish
    3.) How many bikes you own? 3 - Jamis Exile (93 model - for winter biking), Jamis Hybrid, Rocky Mountain Vertex 30 ...
    4.) How long have you been riding? Depends - since early 90s, but mostly winter/gravel
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? Rocky Mountain Bikes , 29er forum (hoping to get an Altitude 29 this summer.

    Regards,
    Bjørn Petter
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    Hi

    My name is Stephen (Steve) from West Yorkshire UK

    Thought I'd say hi, Ive not ridden for a long long time, about 15 years ago when I left school I remember pining for a MTB with Rock Shox , so now Im in my 30's Im re living my childhood

    Ive just about finished building my tatty Kona Kikapu. Its built from what ever I could afford, but its a work in progress and it rides nice so Im quite happy!

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    Hello everyone
    pleasure to be here.

    1.) Where you are from? (Queens, NY)
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (beginner)
    3.) How many bikes you own? (2 - cdal f4 and trek 7.2fx wsd)
    4.) How long have you been riding? (just started)
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (legacygt.com head-fi.com)

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    Hi there people!

    1.) Where you are from? Caracas-Venezuela
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Not sooo beginner lol!
    3.) How many bikes you own? Jamis Komodo I (my A/M,F/R Bike) and Merida MATTS 40D (XC, commuting bike)
    4.) How long have you been riding? I ride since a was 12 and stop 7-8 years ago because a crash/injury and got back to ride less than a year ago
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? This one from now on...

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    Hi MTBR

    1.) Where you are from? Tustin CA
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself. (weekend warrior, all mtn/trail rider 2x3 times a week)
    3.) How many bikes you own? 2
    4.) How long have you been riding? 14 year

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    From Florence, SC
    I'm kind of a weekend warrior, I ride 9 miles about 3 or 4 days a week.
    Trail riding but not crazy aggressive.
    Rode all my life on Wal-bikes, been out of it for about 7 years, just got back in to it and went to LBS and bought a Trek. Man, what a difference.
    I got my whole family doing it.
    Looking forward to all of your knowledge.

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    Hey I'm Robert. I'm from Seattle, Wa. Just starting to get into riding for fun and fitness. I don't have a bike yet but hope to purchase one soon, that's why I'm here. I look forward to learning all I can from the members of this forum.

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    1.) Where you are from? Northern VA
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? intermediate beginner haha
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1
    4.) How long have you been riding? my whole life, just recently started mountain biking though
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? VA, DC, MD section and whichever one i need info on, im also over at TacomaWorld.com all the time

    heres a picture of me this past weekend


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    Greetings!

    1] Seattle, WA
    2] mostly city roads and trails
    3] two bikes: GT Karakoram and Janus Sedona
    4] riding 45 years and going strong...


    I started riding a bike like many American kids on my sister's three speed, then got my own Stingray....wow! What fun, except for that time that I forgot to tighten the front wheel then trid to make that jump down at the new house being built at the end of our street....but I digress.....

    I went through a phase of riding a ten speed in high school, also like many American kids, then dropped the thing like a hot potato when I got my driver's license....

    Decades passed and the mountain bike craze is in full swing and low and behold, I discover the form factor of the 26" bike to be much closer to me on a 20" as a pre-teen than me on a 27" road bike and I am liberated! Now riding a bike is fun again, like when I was a kid! No more worrying about weanie tire that pop if you ride over a stone, here's the curb-hopping appeal of riding a bike that I lost when I moved over to gasoline fueled transportation!

    Now I've gone over to the dark side and discovered the joys of suspension on the fork, which my aging hands and upper body appreciate more than the added weight, and I'm going strong into my fifth decade of pedal sports!

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    Hello, im Parker, I used to come here alot and post under MTBgreatfalls, but cant seem to access that anymore. anywho I was in the Navy stationed in Japan fpor 3 and a half years, and now im back home in Montana. I rode a Cannondale Gemeni 900 which unfortunatley was stolen from my apartment on June 16th, and has yet to be recovered ( Im still hoping). So right now i ride nothing, but Ill find another bike!

    1.) Where you are from? Great Falls, Montana
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? advanced beginner, if there is one
    3.) How many bikes you own? corrently 0, due to my bike unfortunatley being stolen recently
    4.) How long have you been riding? since 2005
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites) here, i used top post under MTBgreatfalls, but cant access that anymore for some reason.

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    Im glad you re discovered biking, I was much the same, hadned ridden a bike in years before i got into mountain biking.

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    Hey there, I'm Luis
    I am from Mexico
    I like to consider myself an aggressive Cross country - Soft All mountain rider
    I have one bike I use and I'm on the process of building 2 more
    I've been riding since 2009, but suspended 8months for a small injury
    I love MTBR and I read BikeRadar often too

    I still consider myself a beginner, because I have almost no time to ride during the week and I'm just reriding often on weekends, luckily for me, I live in the outer parts of the city, where there are a few trails to ride alone.
    I LOVE riding and I love to do bike mechanics, so I decided to build my own bikes.
    I bought a mexican brand hardtail frame, that is supposed to be strong enough for a 140 mm fork.
    I have also a Jamis Dakar XCT. I'll be asking for advice soon
    Nice to meet everyone

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    Newbie Alert

    1.) Where you are from? Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Striclty Street. Getting back into it,
    I had a heart valve replaced, 8 weeks ago, started riding every day or so for exercise, (got tired of WALKING, (Dr. orders)

    3.)How many bikes you own? Just one, bought new in '96, Cannondale, M900 Factory P-Bone Alum Fork, Hard Tail
    4.)How long have you been riding? I've been riding since college, I am 58 now !!!
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? Only this BIKE Forum, seems evertime I was after some knowledge or review, THIS Forum came up... I like reading about the Weight Weenies...My bike was light in '96 and still lighter than many Today... I Ride to work, around town and and out to the beach. Currently updating Rim Brakes to V-Brakes, Avid 7's. I lost my Brooks B17 after 40 yrs, the nose fell off, waiting for a new one to arrive shortly. I'll take better care of this one, should last me, til the end of my days !!!
    Pics later
    Ab

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    Hey there, I'm Eric G.

    I currently live in Shawnee, KS
    I consider myself a born again rider...been out of it for about 10 years...jumping back in with both feet!
    I just recently took the plunge and bought a Cannondale Flash 29er 1
    I have been riding since 1998...but took a break from about 2004 until 2011.

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    Newb Check in

    Hi All,
    Lenny from NYC area

    1.) Where you are from? Staten Island
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? General / fitness (trying)
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1: just picked up a used 2010 canondale f4
    4.) How long have you been riding? 12 yrs on/ off
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? Riderforums, Fz1oa, now this one

    Will be asking for alot of advice, looking to really get back into the sport, as well as the mechanics of our rides..... use to build my own BMX rides back in the day,, alot of new stuff out there to learn and experiment with

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    My name's Ray. Recently made the decision to start riding for my general fitness. After breaking my back a few years ago I've gained a bunch of weight. I'm lucky, I have a friend that was an avid rider and he has gotten back into riding to help me out. he told me to come on here and check things out. I picked up this Trek from another friend that just had it sitting in the back of his garage for the past few years. We're slowly repairing things it needs. So far my total investment is about $55 and a few hours of labor, between buying the bike and a couple tubes to get it up and moving.

    1.) Where you are from? Blythewood SC
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? beginner
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1, a 2003 Trek that I bought from a friend
    4.) How long have you been riding? just started
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? mostly car and truck sites.

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