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Anyone here ride mountain bikes?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Fireman1291, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Fireman1291

    Fireman1291 Firefighter/EMT

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    We have some decent singletrack trails down here in FL and I just introduced some newbs to it this week. The video is hillarious.:rofl:

    Im in the green shirt. The others just got into it and work with me at my dept. Enjoy

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxuV__jtE-Q"]Tutorial: How to hit trees with your mountain bike - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    ride? yes. Ride like you on anything other than a bike path, not currently.
     

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    Zell IrregularMember

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    Nice ride. Looks like a fairly technical trail. Going down is always fun. It's the going up part that I always dread.
     
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    harlenm Millennium Member

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    I used to, but not any more. I have a Canondale Raven 900sx sitting in my basement.

    I'd actually like to sell it and get a hardtail, but I don't think it's worth too much.

    Edit, I actually have a nice scar on my chin from going over the handlebars. The funny thing is that I went down at 1mph on a perfectly flat section of trail. Just turned around to check on my wife(girlfriend at the time) and went right over. Needed a bunch of stiches.
     
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  5. Fireman1291

    Fireman1291 Firefighter/EMT

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    You guys should get into it again. I go through phases where I wont ride for a couple months and then BAM I go ride and I'm hooked again.
     
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    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    Wow, never would have guessed there were those type of trails in FLA.

    I lived in Cali for 10 years, did a bunch of mountain biking.
    I have a $3500 Santa Cruz Superlight (full suspension, all XTR) hanging on the wall never getting ridden. Okay, take that back.... rode it in Tsali National Forest (N.C.) last fall, but that was the first real MTB'ing I"ve done since 2002. sniff
     
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    I bought an old cannondale F700 to help me lose the extra pounds I'm totin' around. After I get in better shape I think I'd like to try some of that trail riding.
     
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    I have 2, crank-n-fails........ I'm mean Cannondale's which are collecting dust.
    Maybe its time to do some single track.....thanks for getting me thinking about it.
     
  9. Creatism

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    Looks like the trail I love in south Dallas. Awesome vid.


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  10. The Dying Gaul

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    Only around 100 miles per week.
     
  11. Creatism

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    It's been rainy and nasty here so I'm not riding as much as I'd like. On average I'd say 60-100 miles a week.


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    Great trail! I love single track, hard trail not to far from home and man it's tuff stuff especially at 43. Great video also!!
     
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    I just started riding again after 10 years off. Spent a small fortune getting my bike ready again.
    What trail was that? and what town is it located in?
     
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    I ride a little during the summer. Usually shorter, fun stuff. Not my vids, but this is one of my favorite rides... Gooseberry Mesa:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMuP4GXvn9I"]Mountain Biking the St. George, UT Area - Gooseberry Mesa, JEM Trail - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUkiGx3ZFBw"]Gooseberry Mountain Biking | St.George Utah - YouTube[/ame]


    I did do a longer ride last year... my longest and hardest ever. Managed to survive... barely. :rofl:

    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1361880
     
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    I got really into MTB starting this year. I would go every Saturday and Sunday, and during the week if I had the time off. But ever since I started working 6 days a week I stopped riding as much. I love it though, and South Florida does have some fun trails. I would like to try some trails in other states.
    -Joel.
     
  16. Gonzoso

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    I got back into biking in 2009.

    2010 I bought a road bike.

    2011 I did my first triathlon.

    2012- about a month ago I got a new mountain bike to replace my 2001 Marin Bobcat trail which was beaten and outdated.(It will be restored to glory this winter)

    My new whip, a 2012 Trek Cobia 29er. I'm in love.
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    Out riding.
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  17. SFCSMITH(RET)

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    Got to get back out.. the best riding around got closed down for a while, back open now.. need to check it out, and lose a few pounds while I am at it.

    Not Me: but the location I am talking about..

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97_BnozlDAw"]Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area Mountain Biking - YouTube[/ame]

    Me: Gary Fisher Sugar 1
    Her: Trek 8500 all XTR

    Escaping some rain..

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    We spend most of our time riding.. when we have time.. on our road tandem, Co Motion Robusta.
     
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  18. Fireman1291

    Fireman1291 Firefighter/EMT

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    That was Alafia River state park and we JUST rode Balm Boyete which is about 4 miles from the Alafia course. It was GREAT! Way more elevation and flowy trails. We took video so Ill edit a video in the next couple of days and upload.:wavey:
     
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    I wish we had trails like that. It's completely flat here (Brevard).