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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?

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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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    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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