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post #11 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 08:25 AM
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Yo, right here. We have over 500 miles of singletrack starting adjacent to my neighborhood.
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We have a great local organization in the NE Ohio area called CAMBA. I race recreationally at West Branch state park, vultures knob as well as 3 or 4 other trails.

You cant forget Rays Indoor Mountain Bike park for those days In the winter when you can't board. I'd post a link buts it a big pain to do that from my phone.
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I used to be into it way more, but recently (the past year or 2) my Iron Horse SGS has been sitting in the corner of my living room, not getting the downhill love it should (and my rigid frame Diamond Back sits next to it). I'm considering selling the Iron Horse, but maybe this thread will keep me from doing that...

I used to ride 75+ miles every Sunday & about 20/day as a commute

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I do it for fun and rec but not a major hobby. Have a g fisher 29er. Some of the guys I work with are hardcore into biking... They did white rim in Moab last Saturday in a single day. 106 miles, fuck that.... This is a kinda normal thing for them. They regularly do street rides over 100 miles up here also and when I say regularly I mean like 4 days a week in summer..... One does 80 miles round trip just as his work commute daily.

These dudes are fucking nuts about cycling up here.
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Holy shit, I just made my first really short ride to the gym on the way to work. 5 miles up 5-7% grade and I think I blacked out for half the ride. Last summer it was nothing. Guess its my first real cardio in 3 months though....
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I'm not heavy into to it but I bike a lot for fun. Was looking to upgrade all my equipment this year and actually go downhill as some of the resorts this year but I'm deploying so it just looks like I'm doing trail riding until I ship out.
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Hell, I do both in the same day. Plus once winter fully kicks down I have the choice of about 4-5 trailheads within 30 minutes, and Moab within an hour and a half. It is nice to live in a place were both my summer and winter sports nicely meld into each other.
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Hell, I do both in the same day. Plus once winter fully kicks down I have the choice of about 4-5 trailheads within 30 minutes, and Moab within an hour and a half. It is nice to live in a place were both my summer and winter sports nicely meld into each other.
Hear, hear! I went skiing yesterday morning, trail running yesterday afternoon, mountain biking this morning.
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I do it for fun and rec but not a major hobby. Have a g fisher 29er. Some of the guys I work with are hardcore into biking... They did white rim in Moab last Saturday in a single day. 106 miles, fuck that.... This is a kinda normal thing for them. They regularly do street rides over 100 miles up here also and when I say regularly I mean like 4 days a week in summer..... One does 80 miles round trip just as his work commute daily.

These dudes are fucking nuts about cycling up here.


I used to be one of those people. It's crazy how fast your fitness leaves. I used to race bikes, both on the road and in the velodrome. I used to ride my road bike up to the local ski resorts in the summer. It was nothing to ride a 100 or so miles with 7-10k feet of climbing on a saturday morning...sigh. I was in such good shape. I probably couldn't do my old "easy sunday recovery ride" these days. Sigh. I quit because I got burned out on racing and training and the whole roadie scene.

I've been off my road bike for 6 months but ride around town on my cheap mtb. I'm kinda scared to get back on one of them. It's hard to dial it back when you're used to being able to crush it I'd prefer to mtb to get away from cars but I'd need a new mtb to do any serious trail riding. My bike now can handle fire roads and moderate single track but it's 35 pounds and makes a lot of bad noises
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not super in to it, but I have been MTBing for 15 years or so. I don't get out on the trails nearly as much as I get out on the slopes in the winter, though... This year looking to buy a new bike, torn between a sweet looking long-travel (140mm) hardtail 26er or trying to frankenbike a long-travel 29er for a few hundred bucks more...


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