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    Am I a wuss?

    Rode Green Lane Blue Trail... Some of those drops gave me pause and I am ashamed to admit I walked my fair share...

    Granted first time on the trail in many many years but man I used to ride that trail on a rigid singlespeed... Maybe I have selected memory of how much I had to dismount back in my younger days...
    I guarantee I will never, ever be accused of bringing sexy back...

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    Walking is better than getting carried out...
    ...wuss? Nope!

    I think it's very important you went there to ride after many years!

    Yes, you can always go back!

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    Ride your own ride. You don't have to justify your actions to anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    Walking is better than getting carried out...
    exactly!

    Just be pumped to get out and ride!

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    I try to live by the rule "don't generate paperwork" -- and ER's require paperwork.

    'nuff said.

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    i alway walk when my gut tells me to !

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    Agreed again.

    Not "wussy." Might be wussy to those of us under 25 years old. Those of us who aren't, call that "smart."


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    Where might this green lane blue trail be at?

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    found it.....is it worth travelling two hours to ride here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathangeiman View Post
    found it.....is it worth travelling two hours to ride here?
    Not in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathangeiman View Post
    found it.....is it worth travelling two hours to ride here?
    Not really. It is very short, maybe only 6 miles at the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasianus View Post
    Not really. It is very short, maybe only 6 miles at the most.
    Well, you could add the red trail to the loop and add a few more miles but it's nothing super interesting to drive 2 hours.
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    Not a "Wuss" at all. I had a kayaking accident a few years ago that changed my life forever! i ran a drop that I had run before and fate decided for me it was not a "Good line" looking back it was a beautiful sunny day and I was feeling good, and up till then EVERYTHING went great, in the bling of an eye if changed. I can never kayak again. A sport i loved. Just being out there is enough, if you feel in your gut its not right, it prolly isnt.
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    Thanks all! Happy to say I rode it the very next day and rode several sections I rode the day before- progress is progress! Yes I agree I work "kinda" close to Green Lane. From what I hear Nokimixon (spelling is probably way off) is really, really good and I will be checking it out later this month.

    Green lane is the perfect after work ride in my opinion but not a weekend destination...
    I guarantee I will never, ever be accused of bringing sexy back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    I try to live by the rule "don't generate paperwork" -- and ER's require paperwork.

    'nuff said.
    And yet, you seem to have a "record". *cough*

    How's the finger? *grin*

    To the OP: ride in your limits, progress gradually, stay healthy, improve. Rinse, lather, repeat.

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    Am I a wuss?

    Definitely check out Nockamixon. It's not something that will kill you but you will really be able to get some speed. Rolling, twisty singletrack with some log-overs, stream crossings, some ups and downs. Just enough of everything to make it sweet. Goin there this Saturday around 11ish. Looks to be good weather. Ride and enjoy.

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    Am I a wuss?

    My bad. It should read something that will not kill you. So sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feanor76 View Post
    And yet, you seem to have a "record". *cough*
    I do have a record...but considering how much I ride, how I ride, and where I ride, I think it's pretty dang good.

    I'd be more specific but I don't want to jinx my summer!

    Don't even get me started on how much paperwork I had to deal with from '83 to '91.

    Or when I applied for a job as a tech in a White House support office.

    Bleah.

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    Agreed! My non-rider friend went helmet shopping with me and said "Whats cheaper a 50 dollar helmet or a trip to the ER?" That said i witnessed a crash yesterday where a helmet made a hell of a save, hats off to giro... in a way =D

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    Walking is better than getting carried out...
    ...wuss? Nope!
    Now that's true!!

    Its funny I find that when I ride with people sometimes I do not take chances (just because I do not want to get hurt and mess someone else's ride up)-----THEN when riding by myself sometimes I go WAY TOO FAST---and take WAY TOO MANY CHANCES on rocks, etc.. that I could really break my neck on (and never get found by anyone at certain places)------

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    hey man, at least you are riding a bike

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    Am I a wuss?

    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    Walking is better than getting carried out...
    ...wuss? Nope!

    I think it's very important you went there to ride after many years!

    Yes, you can always go back!
    I would love to do the things that many of my riding buddies do, but I learned if you do not feel comfortable...it is best to not attempt it!!! NEPMTBA hit the nail on the head!!! We do this for fun...sitting on the couch in a plaster suit is no fun!!! Props for the good decisions!!!
    Waging war on my pedals every chance I get!!!

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