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The mountain bike section has been quiet for quite some time.... Are all my fellow mtb'ers out tearing up the trails? What type of mtbing do you do and favorite types of trails to ride....?
 

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Nice that's what I do daily maybe throwing some challenge in there every once in a while
 

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I tend to do all of my mountain biking, on mountain bike trails.
meaning - no paved roads or paths, no greenways or sidewalks; I need trails, dirt, roots, rocks, switchbacks, burms etc..
I don't have much in the local area that isn't quite lame, I have to travel 30 minutes to an hour and a half to ride the sweet rails, we try to camp every other weekend near the trails and make a weekend event out of it. I ride the lame local trails atleast 2 to 3 nights a week.

I have found this forum to be very interesting... seems mostly to be aged roadies, with a dab of MTB'ers, a pinch of recumbent enthusiasts, and even some unicyclists(rolls eyes)
we do need some more MTB action here though. (well, we don't NEED it, but I sure would welcome it)
 

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Agreed, and no offense to any of those riders, we share lots of general bike knowledge but the mtb'ers are a different breed!
 

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I'm primarily a roadie, but love me some single track on the mountain bike. I prefer the intermediate level trails, and luckily Atlanta has a lot of mountain bike trails. I think each type of riding complements the other.
 

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Single track. the most difficult I have done is Freedom Park ( some irony in that name :D) it's intermediate and I can't imagine doing more. I am brand new to MTB and just started over the winter. At one point I considered selling my road bike...but naaa.

I've ridden all of these and am lucky enough to have one close to home that kicks my arse as bad or worse than these listed below but because it's mutli-use it doesn't rate as a single track. Everyone that has come and ridden it with me agrees it's kinda tough.

I have not ridden Indian river in Chesapeake, to far and to much traffic to get there.

EVMA Trails

Beaverdam park

I'm riding an old heavy 26er (Specialized Rockhopper )that I get waxed by the guys on 29ers but I have differnt goals for riding MTB. I do love it though and hope to have a new hardtail 29er someday. I rode a FS 29er and didn't like the feel. I'm sure if I owned one and had a real chance to set it up it might be different. I liked the feel of the hardtail 29er i got to ride :D

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Oh and I'm officially one of those "aged" riders and have to laugh....as the last few MTB rides I managed to leave the youngins heaving on the trial wondering what happened to them :) Not to say I don't get my back side handed to me from the more experienced riders but I laugh every time I think about the youngins that are out to show me how it's done :D
 

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Oh and I'm officially one of those "aged" riders and have to laugh....as the last few MTB rides I managed to leave the youngins heaving on the trial wondering what happened to them :) Not to say I don't get my back side handed to me from the more experienced riders but I laugh every time I think about the youngins that are out to show me how it's done :D
Rola, that's what I was talking about riding both road and MTB complementing each other. I've started looking for a training program for the FG50 and all of the ultra endurance plans I've seen say to go get a road bike and start putting down miles :)

Took me about 100 miles to get used to the 29er. Initially it felt a little like a clown bike but now it's just normal.
 

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Rola, that's what I was talking about riding both road and MTB complementing each other. I've started looking for a training program for the FG50 and all of the ultra endurance plans I've seen say to go get a road bike and start putting down miles :)

Took me about 100 miles to get used to the 29er. Initially it felt a little like a clown bike but now it's just normal.
Poolie, I'm about 99.9% sure Iwould have an epic fail on th FG50. That change in elevation scares me and I'm not to proud to admit it!

BUT, I'm also of the mind I would rather try and fail than sit here and post and not try at all! Get them milezzzzz :D
 

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Poolie, I'm about 99.9% sure Iwould have an epic fail on th FG50. That change in elevation scares me and I'm not to proud to admit it!

BUT, I'm also of the mind I would rather try and fail than sit here and post and not try at all! Get them milezzzzz :D
With $90 on the line there's only two things that will stop me from trying. 1) Rain 2) my lower back throwing up on me.

The elevation climb scares the crap out of me. This past weekend I got a taste of what's to come and this race will be one of the hardest things physically I've ever done.
 

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Xc because my insurance rates are too high for FR!
 

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Integrate! Being the exercise specialist I'm sure you could rehab your way back after a freeride!!!
 

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A person who is perfect in biking can do mountain biking but at the same time it is risky also. While doing mountain biking one should wear the safety equipments like helmets, knee pads and so on.
 

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I am about 15 minutes from Palo Duro Canyon here in Texas and get down there every weekend, if not a time or two during the week.
Also have wildcat BLuff to ride at.

Palo Duro Canyon is pretty Intermediate, but can also be Beginner in a few spots. Some decent climbs but nothing to crazy,
Although they are building a nice climbing trail that should be pretty challenging...
Most trails are singletrack, but a few spots are a bit wider....

Wildcat bluff is pretty much all single track, with long gradual climbs with switchbacks, and the trail has mostly loose rock, which can make it a little more technical than it should be.

I also get up to Angelfire once or twice a year for their downhill park.
Pretty nice trails there from beginner to advanced...
 

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A missryan congrats on getting out of middle school....?



Chump man that sounds like you have some awesome locale and turf.
 

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Integrate! Being the exercise specialist I'm sure you could rehab your way back after a freeride!!!

It is more the "back" Al is worried about :D
 
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