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tried this new sport... called "mountain biking"

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jacksonpt, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    I've had this bike sitting in my garage for a while now, never really knew what it was for. Got talking to a buddy late last week and he told me it was for mountain biking - basically riding a bike off-road. I did some research on the interweb and though it looked fun.

    So Saturday morning I got together with a few guys and tried it out. Had a good time, but it was really hard. I went down more than a few times, twice pretty hard, but fortunately the bike didn't even blink. I think I need to ride more often and get into better shape... I think it would be even more fun if I could ride up hills rather than walk up them.

    A few pictures from the ride (the first few pics I took, the last couple were taken buy one of the other guys on the ride)...













     

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  2. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    I love fall riding. Cool shots. Glad to hear your back in the saddle (que aerosmith...)
     
  3. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Nice pics Jackson. Road bike retired for the winter?
     
  4. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    Not officially, at least not yet. Once the roads get crappy and they start putting salt down, I'm not sure what I'll do. I want to keep riding, but not sure I want to subject my bike to that winter road crap (ice, slush, salt, grime).
     
  5. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Looks like fun! One day, I'd like to try this mountain biking fad again.
     
  6. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    congrats on being re-aquainted with your bike Jackson
     
  7. Mike B.

    Mike B. Turbo Monkey

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    Nice pics Jackson. Chenango Valley SP? Can't imagine too many places outside of there were safe to ride this weekend.
     
  8. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    Yea, it was CVSP - was goign to ride Oakley Corners, but thought CV would be drier.
     
  9. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    looks like fun....maybe even something i would enjoy doing
     
  10. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    I haven't ridden a mountain bicycle since Nov. 6th and can't remember the last time I actually pedaled one uphill. :( Riding SS this Thurs. for the first time should be a real wakeup call. :dead: