What kind of trail did you ride today?

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking' started by cbman, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. cbman

    cbman gnar! gnar! gnar!

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    Personally, I love mudding with my bike. Not puddles, but huge, deep, up-to-the-forks mud. So tell us your favorite type of trail, and while you're at it, throw in the type of trail you conquered today on your mountain rig.
     
  2. tajcrews

    tajcrews New Member

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    Gotta say i hate mud. Too much clean up and maintenance involved for me. I love rocky, rooty, technical stuff. Really like log crossings and such.
     

  3. Doc

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    Yup I must agree, im not a mud person at all. I prefer the more technical stuff :D
     
  4. zahgurim

    zahgurim zero the hero

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    I worked for two hours yesterday morning, then rocked out 100km on the light poofterbike in and around Seoul. :)

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  5. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    I'm not a fan of mud and only ride in it if I'm racing. Also, riding in muddy conditions is really bad for the trails.

    I love rocks. Rock gardens are my playground.:)
     
  6. mothra

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    I would be too afraid to mess up a trail I made if it was really muddy, then again old motocross trails can be good cause most of the dirt is packed harder I guess...
     
  7. bootht99

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    i went about 20km today with my school in riding mountain national park, only 8 kids went. just small hills, grass trail (worn down from tires, that was kinda nice), mud pits from washouts (really fun just to fly through them), and roots and rocks. it was nice and easy, you could get going at a pretty good pace. we averaged 14km/h overall, and 25km/h on downhill sections.

    at first everyone didn't want to bike through the mud, but me and my bestfriend would just fly by them. we got covered. then everyone started doing it, a couple kids went OTB. that was too funny! my best friend did it and landed mud. his whole arm went straight into the mud, we had to pull him out. this one kid did it like 3 times, he was just covered. haha.

    we went to grey owl's cabin (archey baleny is his real name) and beaver lodge lake. the cabin stunk like mouse crap, and the lake was a slough. i tried walking into to it to swim and clean up, but sank up to my waist in mud. it was like quick sand, people had to pull me out, if i didn't i'd be up to my neck. the "lake" sucked, so we went down another trail to a lake to swim and clean up. it took us like 2.5 hrs on the trail (not including the lakes), but we stopped for slow kids alot.

    i liked it alot, and me and my friends are planning a trip so that we'd bike all day, then camp the night. every night would be at a different site.
     
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  8. Conway.T

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    Nice pics, zahgurim!
     
  9. cbman

    cbman gnar! gnar! gnar!

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    Taking the bike apart and cleaning it for like 2 hours is my favorite part-- I must be odd:)
     
  10. TxJeeper

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    Like when in my Jeep I prefer the more technical stuff than running full speed through the mud but that's just me
     
  11. bantam700

    bantam700 New Member

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    I rode a very technical and rocky trail yesterday, not the sort of thing a roadie on a single speed hardtail should be riding on.
     
  12. MaggieMae

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    No trails today, it's about to come a turd floater!
     
  13. cbman

    cbman gnar! gnar! gnar!

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    Road some awesome mountain trails yesterday!
     

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  14. TRAILBLAZER86

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    More or less I go to the Brushy Creek Trails, actually it's a trail that links four other parks together. It's more of a concrete/dirt trails. I would say 60% is dirt and 40% is concrete I like the changes in terrain and consistency, so I always want to keep a average speed goal. I guess I'm a XC/ freeride type. Me and father will go every other day and tackle that sucker. I also ride the streets, sidewalks, and greenbelts, back trails, anything with dirt and rocks, not boulders. Not that jumping off a cliff and not knowing what's down there. But I do like steep downhills and uphills. From time to time I like to do sprints if I don't hit the trails.
     

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  15. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    It's been overcast with light showers in Austin so I haven't rode in in a couple of days but I got out this morning and went nuts in the puddles. Almost slipped of my seat hitting them to hard. I picked up a mountain bike from a garage sale over the weekend so I was using that instead of my Raleigh, It's more fun to run over things on a mountain bike! I haven't had one since I was a kid, but I think I'm gonna hit the green belt this weekend if the weather hold out.
     
  16. TRAILBLAZER86

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    We FINALLY got some rain earlier today, it let up afterwards. But it was too wet to hit the trails. So I rode the streets today, speaking of kids. I ran into a swarm of neighborhood juvenile bikers. They always want to race me.:rolleyes: It feels like I'm being stalked by these little critters in my own neighborhood.:D
     

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  17. hophead

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    Did our weekly ride at Schaeffer Farm last night. Kinda of a small turn out due to the threat of rain. We only had 7 people show up. Usally we have two or three times that many.

    We kicked off at 6:00. It was a great ride and only around 65 degrees, so I rode with only a water bottle. The rain never came, but it's here in full force this morning. Post ride, we hit Dogfish Head ale house as usual for some deeeeelicious IPA's and grub.

    Starting next Thursday, we're bumping the time to 7:00 and starting this seasons night rides.
     
  18. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    Haha, kids are great aren't they. Next time they challenge you do it then move at your own pace. If you lose problem solved. If you win you've proved your alpha male status and they should bend to your will. Dominate and oppress those hooligans! Kids need direction.
     
  19. TRAILBLAZER86

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    LOL Yah they are not too bad, I have raced the two of them before on several occasions, and they are aware of my pace. But that day I went out to ride I was caught off guard when I saw six of them riding all clump together. It seems my bike addiction might have started a cycling epidemic, at least I made a positive impact I guess right?
     
  20. cbman

    cbman gnar! gnar! gnar!

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    Rode more mountain trails-- pretty sweet
     

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