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    I got the 'New Bike/Muddy Trail' blues

    Picked up my new 08 GF HiFi almost two weeks ago and it hasn't seen singletrack yet. Here's hoping White Clay & Middle Run are rideable this weekend!!

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    it's so...pristine. heres to mud, which mine is covered in right now.
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    No what you mean,
    I started out early Monday morning on a frozen trail but could'nt get out before it thawed.
    Actually had to push the last mile with back tire locked up in CLAY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird
    No what you mean,
    I started out early Monday morning on a frozen trail but could'nt get out before it thawed.
    Actually had to push the last mile with back tire locked up in CLAY.

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    If your bike is that muddy, you should have NOT been riding the trails, it people like you that give mountain biking a bad name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinker
    Picked up my new 08 GF HiFi almost two weeks ago and it hasn't seen singletrack yet. Here's hoping White Clay & Middle Run are rideable this weekend!!

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    Nice looking ride! I did a test ride on a HiFi last spring and I was really impressed! It is on the short list for my next full squish XC bike.

    I know what you mean though, I picked up a used Redline Monocog SS rigid 29er in december and between work and crummy trail conditions I have only gotten out two or thre times on it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird
    No what you mean,
    I started out early Monday morning on a frozen trail but could'nt get out before it thawed.
    Actually had to push the last mile with back tire locked up in CLAY.

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    WTF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cb4photo
    If your bike is that muddy, you should have NOT been riding the trails, it people like you that give mountain biking a bad name.
    Its people like you that run your pie hole without details that give forums a bad name.

    This was a home-made trail on a friends 464ac. track of mtn land in which we do all the maintenance.
    We also maintain several GWNF trails in two counties,most recently a 8mi stretch in western rockingham cty where it took three of us each with chain saws 9hrs of labor.
    It did help though having racks on our bikes to haul the saws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird
    No what you mean,
    I started out early Monday morning on a frozen trail but could'nt get out before it thawed.
    Actually had to push the last mile with back tire locked up in CLAY.

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    Mine looked like that after hitting some fire roads. good ol' bland county clay/mud. when you start going downhill that stuff hurts coming off.
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    Is it really necessary to quote photos on a small thread like this?

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    And is it really necessary to criticize some guy for having a whole boat load of mud on his bike without having details. How do you know if it's sacred mud or just plain old dirt bike trail mud without finding out the details? People need to relax about seeing mud. Seriously, it's getting out of hand. I raced in a thunderstorm this year. There was mud, LOTS of it. Not all dirt is a sacred dirt.

    I wonder how many of you that complain about dirt trails complain so much about farms that get paved over? I'll take trail changes and "destruction" over paved dirt anyday.

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    Mud is one of the main reasons I started mountain biking. I also perform trail maintenance, trail building, MTB advocacy . . . .

    But, in reality, some places you can ride in the mud without hastle and others you can't. I am just really glad I live in a place where, by and large, it's ok.

    And to hell with mud, get that new bike dirty as hell. You also need to give it it's first scratch.

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