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Old 12-27-2011, 08:30 AM   #11
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For a real challenge, head out to the high mountains in Colorado. Those "hills" really seperate the men from the boys!
And most of the time, you will have the place all to your own, and the scenery is unmatched.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:34 AM   #12
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No more technical mtn biking for this ol' guy, but still enjoy some of the easier single track and double track trails in the Blue Ridge, Massanutten, and Shenandoah mountains in western Virginia. I have a Trek single sprung bike.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:14 PM   #13
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Getting too old for much more than high desert fire roads and game trails. But I do enjoy a nice ride in the woods when I can.
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No more technical mtn biking for this ol' guy, but still enjoy some of the easier single track and double track trails in the Blue Ridge, Massanutten, and Shenandoah mountains in western Virginia. I have a Trek single sprung bike.
yea donn and mtnguy,
mountain biking does take a toll on one as they get older.
I'm fighting it for as long as I can.
But with my stupid work schedule, I can't get off long enough on the weekends to camp and mtn bike.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:33 PM   #14
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currently have a f/s K2 Razorback xc bike, a Giant VT-2 all mountain bike, a K2 4000 f/s buddy bike, a commuter bike and a road bike.
built the xc bike and the road bike myself with a little help from the bike shop in setting up the shifting.
My main XC is a 19.5" Haro V4 Hartail, that I built up from the frame/fork.
I then have an extra 19" Trek 4500 Hardtail and an older 17.5" f/s Trek Fuel 70.
My son's bike is a 19" Specialized Rockhopper.
Then his 1/2 brother rides he's older 13" Trek 4300.
My daughter has my 1st mtn bike, a Trek 4300, then her husbands bike is a Trek 3700.

I'm old school and our mtn bikes are 8 speed with rim brakes.
I do the maintenance on all those bikes and the parts capability really helps in keeping in good riding condition.

Here is my 2006 Haro V4


here are a couple of my older ride reports that I posted on MTBR.com from some of our favorite area trails.
Raccoon Mtn Trails in Chattanooga, TN
Raccoon Mtn ride report with pics - Mountain Bike Review

Munny Sokol, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Munny Sokol ride report 2/16/08 - Mountain Bike Review
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:30 PM   #15
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Hey Guys, I am a Specialized man myself. We sponsor with our cabins and chocolate business the SERC Series with Gone Riding and the Rocky Racoon, 12 Hours of Tsali, and a few of their XTera events. Last year on the 12 Hours of Tsali my nephew crashed on the first lap breaking his shoulder in 4 places. We went from 9th to18th and instead of our 4 person team we ran a 3 person team. We battled back to 10th place when it was all said and done. The 2 weeks later discovered a massive cyst in my right knee and battled physical therapy for months before having surgery in November. We hope to be back at the 12 Hours of Tsali come May. It really stinks being off the bike for 9 months. My cardio is in the tank but working on it. I plan on coming over to race the Rocky Racoon this year! I am not good enough yet to podium, just good enough to be a middle of the packer.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:54 PM   #16
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I'm lucky enough to have LOTS of great single track within a few mins of my house though it seems I have too many hobbies as I don't get to ride nearly enough. Been riding a Kona Kula Deluxe for a few years now but looking forward to upgrading to a HeiHei 100 very soon. I put about 25 miles on one during a demo and was sold.

If ever around the Palouse and looking for a great ride check out this link: MAMBA - Moscow Area Mountain Bike Association
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:23 PM   #17
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SmokyRoo, that's cool!
I might be heading to Raccoon Mtn in March. 1st stopping by Cheaha State Park to check out the "Cheaha Exress" and then decide from there if we stay or go to RM.

Thanks for your sponsorships in those races.
I helping and sponsoring the 3rd Annual Skool Of Hard Nox 50 Endurance Race
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:27 PM   #18
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I'm lucky enough to have LOTS of great single track within a few mins of my house
If ever around the Palouse and looking for a great ride check out this link: MAMBA - Moscow Area Mountain Bike Association
Your lucky! For me the nearest mtb trails here are over an hour away
Found and "liked" the MAMBA FB Page.
I'll be sure and check them out if I ever get that far west
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