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    Your turn Bama riders; Roll Call!

    We've heard from all the other states, now it's our turn. Bama riders, who are ya, where are ya and what do ya'll ride?

    Me, I'm in the Capital City, or as you may know it, Montgomery. I eat a lot of dirt at the Swayback Bridge trail just north of Wetumpka and i ride these-
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    Huntsville here. Custom 29er ss Vulture, and Lenz Sport Leviathan 29er fs. Hope to get in a pre-Iron Bowl ride this morning.

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    Nice bikes...

    Just got back from my pre-Iron bowle ride myself. I'll post my info later right now I'm too nervous about the game. ROLL TIDE!!! Jason.

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    I'm from Huntsville and I ride a planet x pitbull setup for freeride and urban but I ride on Monte Sano a pretty good bit. Cruz man I bet those 29er's do awsome on Monte sano.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaBiker
    I'm from Huntsville and I ride a planet x pitbull setup for freeride and urban but I ride on Monte Sano a pretty good bit. Cruz man I bet those 29er's do awsome on Monte sano.
    Yeah, it really makes rolling over all the rocks alot easier, and the traction is so much better.

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    Birmingham rider

    I'm from Birmingham - mostly ride at Oak Mtn. and also Trussville Park some. I ride a Santa Cruz Blur and also have a Fisher Tass that gets used a good bit (sorry no pics of the bikes).

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    Here's a quick pic from yesterday's ride at Sewanee, TN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzthepug
    Here's a quick pic from yesterday's ride at Sewanee, TN.
    Did you ride the trails where that race up their is held at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaBiker
    Did you ride the trails where that race up their is held at?
    That's called the St. Andrew's race course, it's about 7 miles, but thats not where we rode. We rode the Perimeter Trail that is at the University of the South, just down the street from St. Andrews. The trail is pretty sweet, it's about 20 miles around the loop, there are a couple of short sections off limits to bikes but no problem to bypass on the fire roads. Alot of smooth up and down single track on one side, and the other side is quite technical with alot of rocks, bluff exposures etc. A very fun trail.

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    Pelham, Wily 29er SS, I regularly ride Oak MTN, JCC, Trussville, Swayback, Coalmont gravel roads, Monte Sano, Ocoee system, to go get some beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleve Lansteamer
    Pelham, Wily 29er SS, I regularly ride Oak MTN, JCC, Trussville, Swayback, Coalmont gravel roads, Monte Sano, Ocoee system, to go get some beer.
    Next time your in the H'vill area, I'd love to see the Wily. Let me know and we'll ride.

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    From Birmingham. I've got an Evil Imperial with a On One 29er on the way (I'm pretty excited about that). I'm always ready for a ride at Oak Mtn. Cleve, I'd love to see that Wily sometime as well.

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    The Wily is currently getting "repaired". I just got an Inbred 29er to ride while I'm waiting. I'm sure you'll like yours...it's a sweet ride regardless of cost. Here is a pic of the Wily:
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    Representing Auburn, AL... I guess. I was born and raised in South AL, but have lived in FL and Seattle for a few years. Now back in Auburn for the last 3 years.

    I just got back into biking after a 3 year hiatus. I started back in 1990. I have yet ride the bike I just bought since I received it yesterday....
    2001 Intense Tracer - all XTR, Marzocchi, Hayes Hydraulics, Paul/Sun wheelset

    So since the weather will be nice, i hope to ride the Swayback Trail on Saturday. I've never ridden this Trail because I left Alabama in late 97 and the Swayback was just talk at that point. Who's with me?

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    Birmingham.

    I ride Oak MNT and all over Georgia, Tenn and NC. Now my high quality pics.
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    I've been in Bama for one year now and unfortunately haven't been out to ride very often. I've checked out Bartram and part of the Talladega Nat Forest off of Bull Gap road. Oak Mt. is in the near future...I've heard nothing but great things about it. I ride a Giant NRS3. (Don't have any pics...sorry!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackagness
    I ride Oak MNT and all over Georgia, Tenn and NC. Now my high quality pics.
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    Well I'm the slow guy in alabama But if your going to be slow you got to look good(because that is really what matters)I'm from wetumpka I can ride swayback with my eyes closed. Do I get a prize for that?O.K. your right I've had too much wine, I'll stop now.
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    I live in the 'ham and ride Oak Mtn a little too much. Always looking for someone to sneak a nite ride in with. PM me if you wanna ride sometime. I'll post a pick of the new ride soon.
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    I'm originally from Buffalo, NY but I'm living in a Auburn now working on my Ph.D.. I usually ride around Tuskegee and Columbus, GA. Here's a pic from my last ride on the Bartram Trail.

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    Fort payne here.Cleve that bike is hard to forget.Seems like the time I saw it was at the Dead Dog and it came in first.

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    LA baby! Lower Alabama, that is. Daphne, Baldwin County, near Mobile. Probably only Ventana in this area.
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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by jmax24
    Fort payne here.Cleve that bike is hard to forget.Seems like the time I saw it was at the Dead Dog and it came in first.
    I felt a little bad about doing that race...they made me race sport because I couldn't buy a one day license for expert. Isn't it nice how Norba promotes sandbagging?

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    Hello from Hoover

    Hey all,

    I live in Hoover and do most of my riding at fairly-secret, semi-legal stash of tight twisty New England style single track. I'll hit Oak Mt every now and then, but it's a little too polished for my tastes. If anyone's interested in getting together for some low-speed night rides, please give a shout.

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    Andrew,
    I will be in B'ham area on March 1 or 2 to visit my son's family and ride Oak Mountain or surrounding trails. My son lives in Helena. Anyone else available around that time, let me know about a ride.
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    Mid week, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by paddlefoot64
    Andrew,
    I will be in B'ham area on March 1 or 2 to visit my son's family and ride Oak Mountain or surrounding trails. My son lives in Helena. Anyone else available around that time, let me know about a ride.
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    Mike,

    Would love to show you around, but mid-week is kinda tough for me. I'm a good old fashioned nine to fiver I'm afraid. Let me know if your visit will stretch over the weekend and I can arrange to show you around MRP or some of the trails along the Cahaba back behind Hoover HS. Those actually connect to a set of old dirt bike trails and fire roads that you could ride all the way back to Helena.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewthorne
    Mike,

    Would love to show you around, but mid-week is kinda tough for me. I'm a good old fashioned nine to fiver I'm afraid. Let me know if your visit will stretch over the weekend and I can arrange to show you around MRP or some of the trails along the Cahaba back behind Hoover HS. Those actually connect to a set of old dirt bike trails and fire roads that you could ride all the way back to Helena.

    Cheers,

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    I also find Oak mnt a bit tame. Are these trails you mention any good, as in worth risking a look... Thanks.

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    Good job! Back to Bama

    I lived at Ft Rucker for a year in 2001-2002. Rode and raced from Oak Mtn and Cheaha Mtn to Mobile and in between. I am coming back this summer and will be around for several years. I have a Santa Cruz Heckler, SC Chameleon and a Voodoo Bizango SS. Oh Yeah, Cruzthepug, I had a Vulture SS for awhile myself. It was one of the first he built. Anyway we had a great trail system on post when I was there and will rebuild if needed when I get back. Anyone who would like to ride there give me till late summer to get there then drop me a line. The plan is to build a flowing trail with some smooth but fun stunts. The Pic of my Chameleon was taken on top of a mountain in Afghanistan, Thats where I am right now.
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    Chainslap,
    Nice pic of bike and chopper. Do you wear body armor while riding? How'd you get the lizard there?
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    Don’t normally wear body armor, but this day I was wearing some Army issue stuff. Not really made for riding though. Is Daphne near Mobile?

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    It's about 8 miles east of Mobile, on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay. Drop down this way sometimes. I believe you guys from Rucker must fly down here and turn around as part of your coursework. See a lot of craft back after reaching delta area.
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    Great pic chainslap!
    My brother trained at Rucker, though he's was in the AF.
    I need to get over that way with my son and take him through the musuem!
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    Fun, but small

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    I also find Oak mnt a bit tame. Are these trails you mention any good, as in worth risking a look... Thanks.
    I wouldn't bother driving any great distance to ride this place, but if you're nearby, it can be a hoot. Look for a PM.

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    Fun, but small

    Quote Originally Posted by blackagness
    I also find Oak mnt a bit tame. Are these trails you mention any good, as in worth risking a look... Thanks.
    I wouldn't bother driving any great distance to ride this place, but if you're nearby, it can be a hoot. Look for a PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewthorne
    I wouldn't bother driving any great distance to ride this place, but if you're nearby, it can be a hoot. Look for a PM.

    -Andrew

    What trails are you talking about? What's MRP?

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    Clay/Trussville checking in

    I live in the Clay/Trussville area and haven't been riding long. Been to Oak Mtn a few times and to the Trussville Sports complex 8 or 10 times. Every time I go, I come back with a new scar....still can't get over the one log crossing that you hit on a little up grade. Usuall don't have enough momentum to attack them, but when I do...new blood. Trek Liquid with 3 way swinger on the back (changed last month) and a Zoke up front. Watching for a deal on a 5.5 or waiting on the new 29er spider. Just an old guy trying to get some exercise, but what's wrong with having some fun doing it? Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justaguy
    I live in the Clay/Trussville area and haven't been riding long. Been to Oak Mtn a few times and to the Trussville Sports complex 8 or 10 times. Every time I go, I come back with a new scar....still can't get over the one log crossing that you hit on a little up grade. Usuall don't have enough momentum to attack them, but when I do...new blood. Trek Liquid with 3 way swinger on the back (changed last month) and a Zoke up front. Watching for a deal on a 5.5 or waiting on the new 29er spider. Just an old guy trying to get some exercise, but what's wrong with having some fun doing it? Cheers.
    I was at Trailhead Inc. (the new LBS) and Tommy was putting together a new pearl white 5.5. to put on the floor. Intense had shipped him the wrong size or something and made him a deal just to keep it. I'll check to see what he asking for it.

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    Thanks Steve. Cahaba cycles now carries the Intense line, but don't have any floor bikes yet. If you could post the number for Trailhead, I could give them a call and see what they have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justaguy
    Thanks Steve. Cahaba cycles now carries the Intense line, but don't have any floor bikes yet. If you could post the number for Trailhead, I could give them a call and see what they have.
    Trailhead's number is (256)534-1333. Talk to Tommy, he is the owner/manager. He's a great guy give him a call. They are open on Sundays, 1-5 I think, I was planning on going by there today. They are open until 6:30 everyday except Monday they are closed.

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    Where is Trailhead, Inc. located? Might stop by there to look when I'm up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddlefoot64
    Where is Trailhead, Inc. located? Might stop by there to look when I'm up there.
    They are located on Andrew Jackson between Oakwood and Pratt, across from Mullins restaurant..

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    What part of town is that? It's been 20 years since I lived there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddlefoot64
    What part of town is that? It's been 20 years since I lived there.
    It's in the northeast part of town, not too far from downtown. It's in the Five Points area, close to Monte Sano.
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    Former resident of Gadsden and B'ham here. In Gadsden I rode Shinbone Ridge (logging roads on top of a ridge that overlooked the Coosa and downtown) as well as Iron Legs, Genes Loop and Mt. Cheaha down around Anniston. Oak Mountain, of course. Though I live in GA now, I still preach the AL gospel as that was where I learned to ride, Iron Legs in particular. Wish I could ride it soon. Have to make it up to Monte Sano one day, too.

    By the way, I had heard a few years ago that Iron Legs was off limits. Is this still true? I also remember about the time I left Gadsden that there were rumors about a network of trails to be built on Coldwater Mountain. Did this ever happen?
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    Rode the trail at Oak Mountain twice this week, clockwise from the north trail head. BUMP has done a great job on these trails. Ran in to the president of BUMP while on the trail. He tells me they have more projects than they do workers.
    There is some real sweet single track starting on the trail around Blood Rock and down. Lots of riders for weekdays and lots of nice bikes, several Santa Cruz. Ran in to riders from around the state and one from Idaho. Thanks BUMP, for a good time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddlefoot64
    Rode the trail at Oak Mountain twice this week, clockwise from the north trail head. BUMP has done a great job on these trails. Ran in to the president of BUMP while on the trail. He tells me they have more projects than they do workers.
    There is some real sweet single track starting on the trail around Blood Rock and down. Lots of riders for weekdays and lots of nice bikes, several Santa Cruz. Ran in to riders from around the state and one from Idaho. Thanks BUMP, for a good time.

    Yea I stoped and lent them a hand yesterday, great bunch.

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    New Alabama Rider checking in, I bought a Trek 4500 yesterday, so I don't have a favorite trail yet. I am in Tuscaloosa, so I am going to check out Munny Sokol and Lake Lurleen Wallace soon. I imagine I will go to Oak Mtn. one day soon as well.

    If anyone would be willing to ride with an out of shape n00b, I am looking for all the pointers and wisdom I can get.

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    Let us know

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    New Alabama Rider checking in, I bought a Trek 4500 yesterday, so I don't have a favorite trail yet. I am in Tuscaloosa, so I am going to check out Munny Sokol and Lake Lurleen Wallace soon. I imagine I will go to Oak Mtn. one day soon as well.

    If anyone would be willing to ride with an out of shape n00b, I am looking for all the pointers and wisdom I can get.

    Thanks,

    Ryan
    Let us know how Munny Sokal is. I haven't been there in years and I wonder if it is still a trail. They used to have a race there but haven't had it in ages. I'd also like to know if that trail at Lake Lurleen is worth a road trip.

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    I would like to know too

    Never rode either one of those. If you get into B'ham and ride Oak Mountain let me know. Always a chance I can get out there and get a ride in. Also, there are some pretty decent trails in Trussville, but you need to go with someone and let them show you around first time or it can be very confusing. Maybe about 5 to 6 miles, but you can go CW one time, and CCW one time to get a good ride.

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    Rode Munny Sokol today, it was pretty cool. It's a lot of small ups and downs, switchbacks, riding along gully hillsides, crossing little creeks, etc. There are many little trails all over, of varying degrees of use.

    I went with out alone, and it was not too difficult to get your mind around. You will get dumped out on the main trail, or worst case, a road.

    One trail I rode though was partially gone due to development, but previous bikers have already found the other side, so it was easy to continue.

    From talking to the guys at Cycle Path, it is possible to string together 4-5 miles of riding, I rode maybe 2-3 today. One of the guys there also said a group was trying to get permission to make a 4 mile technical trail out at Lake Lurleen. He stated as well that in the coming weeks, there would be some informal Sunday rides at Sokol. I will post details if anyone else is interested.

    I haven't ridden enough to really tell you guys if you would like it or not. The big things for me is that it is free, and 5 miles from home. If you don't have anything better to do on a weekend afternoon, it might be worth it to you. I'm really new to this, but I would think a bad day riding would be better than a good day working.

    If anyone wants to meet up for a ride, lemme know. Would also be willing to grill out and drink beer afterwards.

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    Im from the good old south

    I'm in Prattville, and am in the process of picking up a new (used bike). If anyone needs someone to ride with around here let me know and i will try not to slow ou down tooo much.

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    OAK MOUNTAIN Work days July 8th and 9th

    If you get a chance, stop by and help the BUMP team. Trail maintenance this Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9 am. Maybe get a ride in afterwards.

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    Hi!

    Moved to B'ham last Aug for a one year internship from Richmond, VA.

    I have been enjoying Oak Mtn pretty much every weekend (very nicely maintained by BUMP!) and a couple times have been to Trussville and once to Lake Lureen.

    I'd definitely like to know more about these rougher XC trails in the area, Andrew (andrewthorne) - I'll PM you sometime for details!

    I ride a 2001 K2 Razorback Team frame w/ a hodgepodge of components. I rode a demo Titus last week at Oak Mtn and one thing's for sure... I NEED A NEW BIKE!!!

    I'm leaving now for Oak Mtn - see you on the trail!

    Scott
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    Finally

    Cruzthepug.....

    Finally got that 5.5 built. Got a great deal on a new frame and found that the dropout spacing was wrong and that the rear traingle was out of alignment. Sent it back to Intense for factory warranty and they put a new rear triangle on. Now, it is perfect. Been working a lot so a few weeks to build and only a couple of rides so far, but it seems to be just what I wanted. I have a Zoke AM1 130-150 up front and have been riding it at just over 130 and love it. Ride on.
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    Another B'ham semi-newb checking in. Name is Ryan and I'm 17. Have a 07 Hardrock Sport and ride at least once a week. Mostly at Oak Mountain but at Trussvile when I don't feel like going far.(I live in trussville)

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    Anyone intrested in meeting up on a Saturday at either Oak Mountain, or Lake Lurleen? I have not ridden either of these and don't really want to do them alone but none of my friends that have the time are in good enough shape. Any Friday or Saturday is good form me except the 11 and 12
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    New rider to the area from tennessee. Broke in my new rig (turner rfx) at oak mtn today (riding on the red marked trail from south to north trailhead and back). This trail is great during the week... never saw a single person... though im sure the heat didn't help. Think i'm going to try out trussville tomorrow

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    Im from Tuscaloosa and a mechanic at the new Tuscaloosa shop, VeloCity Pro Cycle. Druidcity Cycling Club has developed an awesome loop out at lake lurleen. There are 2 options, a 12 mile lap and a 15 mile lap. The junction is very distinguished so you wont be stuck doing the full lap if your not up to it. More info on the Tuscaloosa trails can be found at www.Druidcity.org along with when we have group rides in the area on the road and at Sokol Park and Lake lurleen. Its definitely worth the drive in my opinion. Also if anyone is ever in the area and would like someone to ride with just give me a holler or stop by the shop..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp8900
    Im from Tuscaloosa and a mechanic at the new Tuscaloosa shop, VeloCity Pro Cycle. Druidcity Cycling Club has developed an awesome loop out at lake lurleen. There are 2 options, a 12 mile lap and a 15 mile lap. The junction is very distinguished so you wont be stuck doing the full lap if your not up to it. More info on the Tuscaloosa trails can be found at www.Druidcity.org along with when we have group rides in the area on the road and at Sokol Park and Lake lurleen. Its definitely worth the drive in my opinion. Also if anyone is ever in the area and would like someone to ride with just give me a holler or stop by the shop..

    Jon
    any plans for next saturday or the one after it??

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    i could go next saturday if you wanted.. the next sat after that i have drill so i wouldnt be able to go... let me know and we can get a group to go that day...

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    I'm from Rainbow City/Gadsden area. I just started riding again. I have an Iron Horse Warrior LE.

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    T-Town rider here!

    I ride here in Tuscaloosa, out at Sokol and Lurleen. Personally, I like Lake Lurleen better because it is less tight and technical and a little more spread out. Sokol is fun though, and free to boot. A group usually rides out at Lurleen on Thursday around 6pm. Dunno how that is going to go when it starts getting dark though...

    I am always looking to go riding in the afternoons and on the weekends. Give me a call or shoot me an email or something if you want to go ride. I am a noob, but I love riding.

    I also have a copy of Roam, if you wanna come over and watch it or something, haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTownEP
    I ride here in Tuscaloosa, out at Sokol and Lurleen.]
    Hey TTownEP, Saturday after Thanksgiving I made it out to Monny Sokol. I haven't road the trails there in probably a year. WOW, some people have been busy out there!! Great trail work and trail markings. The new section that was made to make up for the lost section due to the road is great and the reopening of the Troll Trail is too! I had always wondered about that (Troll) trail since sections of it could be seen from the "main" trail.
    I had no idea the "Death by Cement" Trail was considered as a black diamond trail.
    Since I was running short on time, I skipped the 5 Bridges Trail.
    After telling my son, he can't wait to get out there and ride.
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    Hello



    Whats going on bama!

    Oak mountain is tons of fun but i would like someone to bring me somewhere new.
    Im living in hoover now so anyone close by drop me a pm even if you feel like driving at oak mountain.



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    I am from Prattville If you want I can meet you around swayback in Wetumpka. Its nice but nothing to get overly excited about. All single track, alot of roots and a good view around the lake but other than that there is nothing special.

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    WELL... this thread needs a boost so

    I'm from huntsville and i ride a gary fisher pirahna (hopefully upgrading soon)


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    Anyone know of a good place to ride near Ft Rucker? Need some help here!!!
    Just moved from virginia and dont know any where to ride!!

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    From Birmingham.

    DH throughout the Southeast, Northeast.
    XC ride JCC, Oak Mtn and some other goodies. Night rides.
    Pumptrack in backyard. Djs/urban too.
    Pisgah Epic rides.

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    Bringing this thread back to life!!!!!!!!!
    Tuscaloosa here, Been riding Sokal since the trails were first built......... funny, I have read names of trails that I have never heard off......... thinking the "Troll" trail is what we use to call the dear loop, a long loop section on the back side that became off limits in the late 90's.... That section is back open now.

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    SXR-racer - I've got some time off and was thinking of hitting up Lake Lureen - it is good this time of year?
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    right now it is raining, so no!!!!!!!!



    Yeah, great time, I have not been out there since last winter, just got back into riding........ but been riding at Sokal some.......... may be some leaves on the trail but other than that it should be great......... where you from?

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    I'm thinking early next week some time, hopefully todays rain and Saturday's forecasted rain are not too heavy so the trails dry quickly.
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    let me know, I have to work, trying to take off some....... May can meet up with you.

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    Former Baman here. I was in Gadsden when I started riding, so I used to hit Iron Legs, Cheaha and the occasional trip to Oak Mt. The regular ride, if you know Gadsden, was on top of Shinbone Ridge just off of downtown, on the eroded logging road.

    The ride I was thinking of yesterday was that thing that used to run from Cherokee Rock Village on down the top of Lookout Mountain into Gadsden. Is any of that still ridable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxr-racer
    let me know, I have to work, trying to take off some....... May can meet up with you.
    ok, let me look at thecalendar and I'll PM you
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    Quote Originally Posted by AL29er
    I guess I am now on the Bama roster. Huntsville local. Sorba Huntsville member.
    ROLL TIDE biatch!!!

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    Birmingham area rider here on a Titus Moto-Lite. Live in Alabaster about 20min from Oak Mountain, so I generally get in a couple of laps a week there. Always looking forward to a ride, so anyone wanting to hit up Oak feel free to PM me.

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    Om

    I haven't ridden out at Oak Mountain in a couple of months due to work schedules. I have gotten a few rides in at Trussville lately and am looking forward to hitting Oak Mtn during the Holidays.

    I think that every day (except Christmas) between now and New Year's will see a lot of riders out there. I am going to get an early ride in tomorrow, and then ride Thurs, and Friday before heading down to Destin for the New Year's.

    I hope everyone has a safe and happy Holiday season. Ride on!
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    I'm in Creola, That’s 20 miles north of Mobile. I ride the local trails along with Oak Mountain, Mt. Cheha and over in Ga. My main ride is a stock Giant Trance and I am in the process of rebuilding my 2003 Stumpjumper FSR into a single speed with a 650B wheel and tire up front.

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    Any trails around Creola?

    I spent a good bit of time in the Mobile area - was working in Leroy south of Jackson for most of the fall. I know where the 'Bogue is...but never rode out there. Anything around Creola?

    By the way. the stumpy looks new in that shot....
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    Another LA boy here. Mobile, Al that is. Ride a 1fg 29er. One is all you need!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LandSpeeder
    Representing Auburn, AL... I guess. I was born and raised in South AL, but have lived in FL and Seattle for a few years. Now back in Auburn for the last 3 years.

    I just got back into biking after a 3 year hiatus. I started back in 1990. I have yet ride the bike I just bought since I received it yesterday....
    2001 Intense Tracer - all XTR, Marzocchi, Hayes Hydraulics, Paul/Sun wheelset

    So since the weather will be nice, i hope to ride the Swayback Trail on Saturday. I've never ridden this Trail because I left Alabama in late 97 and the Swayback was just talk at that point. Who's with me?
    Holy crap. this thread is still around...
    So I bought this Intense December '05 and it was too big. The next month I met my now fiance, and decided to sell the Intense and buy us both entry level bikes... it never happened. Until now. Last night I just bought her an '05 Specialized HardRock Comp disc for a whopping $150. It was purchased and then stored, it is basically brand new and I saved $500!
    Anyway, I'm looking for a bike too. I need it to be less than $400 right now, I've found some good deals on some older bikes from back in my day (1990-2003) but I also like the looks and components on the Raleigh Mojave 8.0
    Is anyone selling a bike locally? I need a medium.
    I'm still in Auburn
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    Quote Originally Posted by LandSpeeder
    Holy crap. this thread is still around...
    So I bought this Intense December '05 and it was too big. The next month I met my now fiance, and decided to sell the Intense and buy us both entry level bikes... it never happened. Until now. Last night I just bought her an '05 Specialized HardRock Comp disc for a whopping $150. It was purchased and then stored, it is basically brand new and I saved $500!
    Anyway, I'm looking for a bike too. I need it to be less than $400 right now, I've found some good deals on some older bikes from back in my day (1990-2003) but I also like the looks and components on the Raleigh Mojave 8.0
    Is anyone selling a bike locally? I need a medium.
    I'm still in Auburn
    Cycle Escape in Montgomery (where I live) has a LOT of Mojave 5.0s, 8.0s, etc on the floor right now for reasonable prices. They also have some Haro models that look really good for the $$. It's worth the 45 mile drive to check them out.
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    The nearest trails to Creola is the ‘Bogue

    I had just striped the Stumpy down to the frame cleaned it and built it up as a single speed. It is covered in mud as we speak.

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    Another from Huntsville here. I ride Monte Sano mostly, but occasionally stray over to Chattanooga.

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    Nice Bikes, how you like the Titus?

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    Thanks! Love the Titus. Plush ride, light, no pedal bob, and sexy welds!

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    Just wanted to be at the top over the GA riders thread.

    I also ride a Titus... Love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LandSpeeder
    Anyway, I'm looking for a bike too. I need it to be less than $400 right now, I've found some good deals on some older bikes from back in my day (1990-2003) but I also like the looks and components on the Raleigh Mojave 8.0
    Is anyone selling a bike locally? I need a medium.
    I'm still in Auburn
    Found myself an '05 Gary Fisher Tassajara, the only thing it doesn't have is disc brakes but I believe a friend is hooking me up with some... Jason, you reading this?
    This bike was used very lightly. My first Fisher!
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    LandSpeeder: Good find. You'll have to get out on Pleasant Hill and break it in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLightGo
    LandSpeeder: Good find. You'll have to get out on Pleasant Hill and break it in!
    Yes! Heading out there in an hour actually!
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    Just moved back to Mobile after a 5 year hiatus...just rode at the 'bouge yesterday.

    I have an '06 Gary Fisher Kaitai. Only thing I have changed is the saddle, went to a Specialized Phenom, which I love.

    Didn't see anyone out yesterday, might head out this weekend, hope to meet some people and catch a few less spiders .

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    ridden monte sano so much im about bored of it

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    Bump!

    In the Troy, AL area here out in BFE. Long drive for me to all the AL dirt but I typically ride SOMEWHERE in AL on the weekend. Usually Swayback or Oak Mtn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cartecs3
    Bump!

    In the Troy, AL area here out in BFE. Long drive for me to all the AL dirt but I typically ride SOMEWHERE in AL on the weekend. Usually Swayback or Oak Mtn.
    Drove through Troy on Saturday heading to Andalusia (inlaws).

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    I'm from Huntsville. Ride mostly Monte Sano. Been out to Hurricane Creek once. Ride a red 2007 Gary Fisher HiFi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LandSpeeder
    Holy crap. this thread is still around...
    So I bought this Intense December '05 and it was too big. The next month I met my now fiance, and decided to sell the Intense and buy us both entry level bikes... it never happened. Until now. Last night I just bought her an '05 Specialized HardRock Comp disc for a whopping $150. It was purchased and then stored, it is basically brand new and I saved $500!
    Anyway, I'm looking for a bike too. I need it to be less than $400 right now, I've found some good deals on some older bikes from back in my day (1990-2003) but I also like the looks and components on the Raleigh Mojave 8.0
    Is anyone selling a bike locally? I need a medium.
    I'm still in Auburn
    Ha, hey Eric, It's Walker (TJKRAWLER may ring more of a bell). I never would have thought that there would have been two Intense bikes in Auburn at the same time, let alone two 2001 Intense Tracers and both belonging to two off-roaders. I've since handed my Tracer to my mom and I have a Titus Motolite for xc and an Intense Socom for downhill. I'm back in Huntsville now for the time being though... Monte Sano makes me dread my time spent in Auburn... devoid of any decent trail riding.

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