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    Popped the Cherry

    Rolled deep through a driving thunderstorm on my favorite local trail on my buddy's Surly Karate Monkey 29er SS. Jesus lord now I understand the hype. First time on a SS in the woods and it f$cking ruled!

    Things that used to take thought didn't. I just got out of the saddle and blasted through everything in my way. I'm going to have to join the club.
    "The only way to see this, is to come out here and see it."

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    You can do iiiiiiit!
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    It's like flying.

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    pop the cherry, pull the trigger an shred the gnar' bra

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    It's like flying.

    --sParty
    Only birds don't have tired legs like we do.
    '08 GF Montare
    '10 Rockhopper SS
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    02-10 SSGT of Marines
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    Quote Originally Posted by orion_134
    Only birds don't have tired legs like we do.
    A singlespeeder's legs is his wings to freedom

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    Speaking of, my lower back and upper thighs are hurting in new and interesting ways today.

    F$ck yes.
    "The only way to see this, is to come out here and see it."

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    I feel ya. Took my SS 29er for my first trail ride yesterday too... I am sore in my legs and hands. I am rigid right now and aside from a few scary decents I am SOLD. I am selling my FS bike and taking the dive. Now I just need to get my legs in better shape!

    2009 Motobecane Outcast SS 29er
    Upgraded everything... Almost.

    Tommy
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    Upper thighs and lower back hurt

    [QUOTE=Timm]Speaking of, my lower back and upper thighs are hurting in new and interesting ways today.

    Welcome to SS ! I was also dumbed for years with the 26 FS īLong Travelī stupidity. No more!
    As i see it now, FS īLong Travelī is mostly a marketing hype to sell you expensive suspension and gearing equipment, unless one is a dedicated downhiller or freerider that lands 10 foot drops or so. For all trail riding, a 29 er SS can get you through 99% of the time. I have been riding better on my 29er SS through all the technical situations i was barely able to clear on my old 26 FS.
    Regarding your new growing pains, they are pretty normal. You are feeling pain on muscles that have been dormant while using a geared bike and spinning everywhere. Heavy pedalling, pushing AND pulling on pedals at low rpm on a SS uphill will recruit new patterns of movement closer to your core. You will also feel other muscles wake up on your torso, also connected to your core. So consider SS riding a serious workout, outrageously fun!
    jd

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