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    Some how I lost my passion.

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    I've been riding and racing mtb's since 1994 and the first time my tires hit the single track I knew I had found my passion. I found out very quickly that I had a little bit of talent in mtb'ing. I had been riding for about 3 months and I was dropping everyone on the trails. All the local riders told me that I should start racing, and so I did. I won every race that I entered that year and that includes my first expert race. In 97 and 98 I was on the southeastern diamondback racing team and every month it was like christmas. I would come home from work and I would have boxes full of swag on the door step, It was great, but of course all good things must come to and end. Diamondback folded and so did the team. Mtb. racing had started to slow down and all my buddys and ex team mates started to race on the road so after about 2 years of still racing mtb's I gave in and moved to the road. I've had great success on the road in in 2003 and 2004 I rarely lost a sprint finish and have had alot of double wins for the weekend(wining the RR and the crit) but this year I've had no fun on the road what so ever. My wife and kids stopped coming to races because there was nothing for them to do. No park, no lakes, no play grounds, no trails and no camping. So it hit me this weekend that I had lost my passion and It's time to go back to what got me in to cycling in the first place MOUNTAIN BIKING. I want to rip through the trail at break neck speed jumping roots,logs, rocks, flying down the decents and hear the sound of my tires on the trail all of which you can't experience on the road. I just want to ride my mtb and have my wife and kids go with me when I do go to a race.
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    welcome back........

    To the fold Brother!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gearless
    To the fold Brother!!!
    Thanks. I'm heading out to the trail right now.
    I'm poor, broke,busted,disgusted and can't be trusted!




    Every man belieives in something and I believe I'll have one more beer.

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