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Old 12-04-2007, 08:54 PM   #7606
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Damn nice riding area Oly. Where is that?
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:12 PM   #7607
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I stole away for a local trial ride today.







OMG.. I wanna go i wanna go i wanna go... that looks so much like the trails back in Ga - the ONLY thing I miss about Ga....
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:03 AM   #7608
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OMG.. I wanna go i wanna go i wanna go... that looks so much like the trails back in Ga - the ONLY thing I miss about Ga....
Hie thee to CA there young lady!

I'm sure there's LOTS of trails that you can bomb down (and climb up!) where Oly is.



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Old 12-05-2007, 09:49 AM   #7609
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OMG.. I wanna go i wanna go i wanna go... that looks so much like the trails back in Ga - the ONLY thing I miss about Ga....
Come on, let's go. Winter is the trail riding season here.
Soon all the grass will be green.
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:59 AM   #7610
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Come on, let's go. Winter is the trail riding season here.
Soon all the grass will be green.
I hate you.

Every year around this time it's the same thing for me: The first snow falls, and for a few days there's a honeymoon period where everything is blanketed in white and it's pretty and charming. And pretty novel, to this Florida boy. Then I get sick of it and contemplate moving to California.

This year the honeymoon period lasted about 30 minutes. It snowed on sunday night, and as I struggled to walk to the subway station on monday morning without slipping falling on my ass or getting my feet soaked in a deep puddle of icewater, I felt nothing but despair. If I'm lucky, there'll only be another 4 months of this.

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Old 12-05-2007, 03:56 PM   #7611
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Are there a lot of public trails like this around the country?

Where I live, it is tough enough to find dirt bike riding areas, and the state parks don't allow bikes on hiking paths.
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Old 12-05-2007, 04:19 PM   #7612
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Are there a lot of public trails like this around the country?

Where I live, it is tough enough to find dirt bike riding areas, and the state parks don't allow bikes on hiking paths.
Buy a mtn bike and call me. I'll show you the good trails here.
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:23 PM   #7613
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Mtn Bike Advice Needed

Once an avid biker but out of touch with whats out there today...and shocked at the prices. My son took my beloved MB2 away to school and now it's about trashed. What would you recommend for a replacement. I ride trails, improved and rough, and would like at least front suspension. Want to keep the price around $400.00 or so. May buy two as the bike-trasher has been turned-on to Mtn bike racing and wants to try it.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:17 PM   #7614
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Buy a mtn bike and call me. I'll show you the good trails here.
Are there decent trails in Omaha? I like to ride dirt bikes, and ended up paying for a membership in a 160 acre property about 35 miles from me, as the public trail system has been taken over by quads.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:20 PM   #7615
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Once an avid biker but out of touch with whats out there today...and shocked at the prices. My son took my beloved MB2 away to school and now it's about trashed. What would you recommend for a replacement. I ride trails, improved and rough, and would like at least front suspension. Want to keep the price around $400.00 or so. May buy two as the bike-trasher has been turned-on to Mtn bike racing and wants to try it.
It would depend upon what your LBS has and what size you are. You can find mountain bikes on our local craigslist.org every week. $100 - $4500, it just depends upon who is selling what.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:20 PM   #7616
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Are there a lot of public trails like this around the country?
Sure seems like it, to me. There are dozens of trail systems within an hour's drive of where I live that welcome mountain bikes. And in the last two months we've done a couple of 3000+ mile road trips for family events (a wedding, and Thanksgiving). We've taken along mountain bikes and found trails worth riding nearly everywhere we've been -- Western NC, all over Michigan, and even north Florida, where there's nothing remotely resembling a mountain.

I find http://trails.mtbr.com to be a pretty good resource for finding trails. But I have to read the reviews a little carefully -- a lot of the reviewers appreciate super-technical stuff more than I do.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:36 PM   #7617
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Hey fifth,

Do you ride the trails in Omaha? Like Chalco Hills area????
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:53 PM   #7618
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I find http://trails.mtbr.com to be a pretty good resource for finding trails. But I have to read the reviews a little carefully -- a lot of the reviewers appreciate super-technical stuff more than I do.
Thanks for that site.
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:09 PM   #7619
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I find http://trails.mtbr.com to be a pretty good resource for finding trails. But I have to read the reviews a little carefully -- a lot of the reviewers appreciate super-technical stuff more than I do.
Thanks for the link. The few that were familiar to me locally, were limestone railroad trails, that I go on my road bike with. I will probably try to find a project (read cheap) bike to either work into a cross bike, or look for a mountain bike to find some of the trails in our area.
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:43 PM   #7620
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Every year around this time it's the same thing for me: The first snow falls, and for a few days there's a honeymoon period where everything is blanketed in white and it's pretty and charming. And pretty novel, to this Florida boy. Then I get sick of it and contemplate moving to California.

This year the honeymoon period lasted about 30 minutes. It snowed on sunday night, and as I struggled to walk to the subway station on monday morning without slipping falling on my ass or getting my feet soaked in a deep puddle of icewater, I felt nothing but despair. If I'm lucky, there'll only be another 4 months of this.

You gotta get on the other side of this.

It's training season.

get yourself a Honda Fiddy, and re-learn how to slide, catch, and basically tear ass around when the snow flies. It's a flippin hoot, and how far ya gonna fall, 8, maybe 10 inches tops?

Then, when the weather breaks, you're geared to go on your big dogs.
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