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Mountain Biking

Discussion in 'Fitness And Well-Being' started by Magic Mike, Feb 16, 2015.

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    Altered State

    Altered State Well-Known Member

    Went up a local hill today scouting for a way up a mountain
    The 2nd pit stop was right here

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    I came from the city in the background

    Thought I was about to crest the top.
    I was wrong it had much more to offer IMG_1051.JPG

    It was a good workout and the ride back down was a literal blast.
     
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    Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Well-Known Member

    I rode a Battery assist Mountain bike the other day. I like!
     
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    buzzardbreath

    buzzardbreath Well-Known Member

    I rode a trek with the motor. It was full suspension too, pretty damn fun, not to have to work.
     
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    Altered State

    Altered State Well-Known Member

    In preparation for summer riding swapped on the dirt t tread and hit some of the local trails. What blast it felt like riding with suction cups on.

    Before

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    After

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    The front tread bites in hard with a sharp squared outer edge

    The rears textured surface rides smooth and is good for dry summer conditions
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    Now the real fun begins !




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    buzzardbreath

    buzzardbreath Well-Known Member

    Not too many people can make that climb. I probably could. But my bike, like yours makes climbing a bit easier.
     
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    WinnyBoyBlue

    WinnyBoyBlue Active Member

    I've been looking into getting a mountain bike. I have been a BMX rider for about 8 years now, dominately street riding but can tear shit up at a park when the weather suits. I've taken my Custom Sunday bmx down to some tracks and man...it's not suited for it one bit ahaha. So much fun though, very very deadly.
     
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    WxMan

    WxMan Member

    Ah I guess I will wake this thread up....
    Been riding for nearly 20 years.
     

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    Colo MMJ

    Colo MMJ Well-Known Member


    Are you going to get a seat stem with a spring? New pedals are almost always a must. Great way to exercise. Bikes can make you feel like a kid again.
     
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    Colo MMJ

    Colo MMJ Well-Known Member

    I have a relative who is a heavy duty rider. She has heard too many stories of people falling off and hitting their head. In one case a death. It is amazing how many off us survived as kids with no helmets. I guess we were like cats when we rode bikes as kids.
     
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    Dr.Amber Trichome

    Dr.Amber Trichome Well-Known Member

    I dig ur skulls
     
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    WxMan

    WxMan Member

    SSOD = Singlespeed or Death
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member


    Feeling like a kid is the best feature. I’m 49 and suffering from long term illnesses but I managed to beat Mrs. mmg’s 25 year old brother up the long hill at a local track this summer.

    And he was on a 29er cross country bike with better gearing. My trail bike is better downhill but it could use a lower gear sometimes.

    Such great fun. We have skill and flow parks about an hour away I want to ride in the spring.

    In between river kayaking out other activity out here in the forest.

    Glad this thread got revived.
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    Some pics of my new salsa timberjack while exploring what the new trail geometry and 27.5 plus 2.8” tires can do. New air fork too.

    The answer is they can do a lot and a lot more comfortably.

    I bought an old Gary fisher marlin about 6 years ago when I was found to have high blood pressure like my family tends too. I upgraded it some and rode the hell out of it and this Salsa is my first new bike since childhood.

    I chose riding this instead of meds. They made me feel terrible. Pressure close to normal now. And 40 lbs lost.

    Overgrown dead end dirt road. Didn’t know it would dead end.
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    Cross country running park nearby. Can’t see the trail at the moment but it is pretty awesome. Rolling hills and turns with a few steep and long climbs and downhill fun. I help maintain the trails for the high school kids and we are allowed to ride.
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    Dr.Amber Trichome

    Dr.Amber Trichome Well-Known Member

    Thats so awesome MMG! those trails looks soft and forgiving, not like the trails out here full of holes, rocks and lots of mud..
    there are so many killer mountain bike trails in my area. In particular Oakridge Oregon.its nice to hear at 49 ,MichiganMedGrower, you are able to endure the brutal physical demands of mountain biking.
    Last summer, at mount ST Helens National park , while we were hiking I met some mountain bikers who were doing the Rim Trail. They had super cool bikes with wide wide tires made to handle that volcanic terrain. So cool! one of the riders was this super fit older women in her 50's riding with her daughter.. very bad ass.mad respect.
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member


    Thanks. I do suffer from congenital illness but ever since I lived in the ski area in Colorado I try to play advanced much as I can. I miss the mountains.
     
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    SSGrower

    SSGrower Well-Known Member

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    Colo MMJ

    Colo MMJ Well-Known Member

    Make sure to wear eye protection too. Very happy the riding helped you health. Awesome. :grin:
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member


    Can’t help it. I wear prescription glasses regardless. Ski goggles over them in winter if I actually ride below about 25 degrees.
     
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    GreenHighlander

    GreenHighlander Well-Known Member

    Been riding since training wheels (since last year :P)
    Was a bike courier for 2 years, raced cross country and downhill.
    Haven't been able to ride much the last couple of years due to my health. Miss the feeling of freedom.
    This is my downhill and CC rigs. Sadly dont get to use either much anymore.
    Cheers :)
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