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Old 05-31-2009, 11:46 PM   #1
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who wants to Mountain bike in the NWIC?

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Old 06-01-2009, 12:41 AM   #2
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I will be working so all of you should stay away from my work so I don't have to work on your bikes. You and I need to talk so I can get your bike tuned to stage 2
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:09 AM   #3
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Sounds like fun, but I probably couldn't keep up as I haven't ridden in ages.
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:17 AM   #4
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monroe is too far of a commitment for me right now. maybe later in the summer. is there a good mix of terrain up that way? I haven't done much riding on my bike yet and still trying to gain some confidence on it again.

hoping to put together a get together at Colonade some evening after work.

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Old 06-01-2009, 10:00 AM   #5
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monroe is too far of a commitment for me right now. maybe later in the summer. is there a good mix of terrain up that way? I haven't done much riding on my bike yet and still trying to gain some confidence on it again.

hoping to put together a get together at Colonade some evening after work.

-joel
Yeah, there is a good variety of terrain. Hills, singletrack, streams to cross, waterfalls, open area, wooded trails. Hardly anyone out there either. Some great riding out by you next to the round about at the end of Hwy 203 and Falls city. Been out there a couple times.

If Sunday works better that would be fine for anyone interested. Conditioning is no biggie. Just out to have fun!
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:11 PM   #6
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Yeah, there is a good variety of terrain. Hills, singletrack, streams to cross, waterfalls, open area, wooded trails. Hardly anyone out there either. Some great riding out by you next to the round about at the end of Hwy 203 and Falls city. Been out there a couple times.

If Sunday works better that would be fine for anyone interested. Conditioning is no biggie. Just out to have fun!
Are you talking about tokul? someone mentioned that to me the other day.

i'm just trying to get some skills down over at the park in my neighborhood. need just get out there and ride though.

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Old 06-01-2009, 11:38 PM   #7
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Are you talking about tokul? someone mentioned that to me the other day.

i'm just trying to get some skills down over at the park in my neighborhood. need just get out there and ride though.

-joel

I think that is the place. Good spot to ride with varied terrain for beginners to experts. Nice terrain park too.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:35 AM   #8
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I bought a mountain bike on Friday and probably road it 20 miles this weekend (thats a lot for me, I haven't ridden a bike further than a mile or two since I was 14). Its a lot more fun than I thought it was going to be...but I'm too far up north to ride with you guys, plus I suck at riding.

Does anything know of a good mountain bike forum/review site? The bike I bought came carzy aggressive wide mud tires on it that don't get any traction in gravel, I need some good hybrid tires but know nothing about bicycles.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:50 AM   #9
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I bought a mountain bike on Friday and probably road it 20 miles this weekend (thats a lot for me, I haven't ridden a bike further than a mile or two since I was 14). Its a lot more fun than I thought it was going to be...but I'm too far up north to ride with you guys, plus I suck at riding.

Does anything know of a good mountain bike forum/review site? The bike I bought came carzy aggressive wide mud tires on it that don't get any traction in gravel, I need some good hybrid tires but know nothing about bicycles.

Where are you at? Which bike did you buy? What size tires?
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:36 PM   #10
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Where are you at? Which bike did you buy? What size tires?
I'm up in B'ham. I got a 2006 Gary Fisher hardtail with a 4" travel front shock that can be locked out. I don't remember the model but it is an aluminum frame and pretty nice (I think it was around $600-800 new). Tire size is 26", I think my boss is going to give me the factory tires off his super nice full suspension specialized (he replaced them with street tires).

I have already bought a couple things for the bike... Its nice coming from modding a car to modding a bike, instead of spending $200-1000+ for parts I'm spending $15-40, lol. If I have time tonight I'm going to find some bar ends online.
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:20 PM   #11
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Where is a good place online to read up on the good trails in Western Washington?
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:31 PM   #12
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I have a book that shows all the trail heads in the puget sound area, I will try to remember to post the title when I get home.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:35 PM   #13
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I'm up in B'ham. I got a 2006 Gary Fisher hardtail with a 4" travel front shock that can be locked out. I don't remember the model but it is an aluminum frame and pretty nice (I think it was around $600-800 new). Tire size is 26", I think my boss is going to give me the factory tires off his super nice full suspension specialized (he replaced them with street tires).

I have already bought a couple things for the bike... Its nice coming from modding a car to modding a bike, instead of spending $200-1000+ for parts I'm spending $15-40, lol. If I have time tonight I'm going to find some bar ends online.
im up in bellingham too, pm me if you ever want to go ride!!!
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:33 PM   #14
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I bought a mountain bike on Friday and probably road it 20 miles this weekend (thats a lot for me, I haven't ridden a bike further than a mile or two since I was 14). Its a lot more fun than I thought it was going to be...but I'm too far up north to ride with you guys, plus I suck at riding.

Does anything know of a good mountain bike forum/review site? The bike I bought came carzy aggressive wide mud tires on it that don't get any traction in gravel, I need some good hybrid tires but know nothing about bicycles.

what kind of riding do you do?
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:50 AM   #15
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Down to go but the bike needs a tune badly...

Anyone have any recommendations on where to go and get it tuned at?
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:54 AM   #16
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:17 PM   #17
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Down to go but the bike needs a tune badly...

Anyone have any recommendations on where to go and get it tuned at?

PM NickLipert. He does great work
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:54 PM   #18
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I need to get a rack for my new car so i can toss the bike on and start going out again.
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:22 PM   #19
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i'd be down but there is a rallitek garage sale car show thing goin on that day i think...?
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:41 PM   #20
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Actually I'm thinking to buy a decent mountain bike with the price range of $500-$650. I found one for $650 at Performance Bicycle with full suspension, disk brakes with hydraulic. Any recommendation on which bike and where to buy it? I live in Auburn.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:05 PM   #21
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Actually I'm thinking to buy a decent mountain bike with the price range of $500-$650. I found one for $650 at Performance Bicycle with full suspension, disk brakes with hydraulic. Any recommendation on which bike and where to buy it? I live in Auburn.
In that price range I would suggest a hardtail. All the bike manufacturers jumped on the full suspension wagon years ago but to get the costs down on those entry level models they put really lousy components on them. A hardtail in the same price range will have better brakes, better shifters etc. This matters as pieces wear. You'll have a much better ride on a bike that works well compared to a full suspension bike that won't shift and breaks. My 02 cents.

Also, CRAIGSLIST, as usual is a great place to find slightly used, higher end equipment at a good savings.
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:26 PM   #22
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I agree, I would love to go for a ride but Monroe is a bit far for me as well.

Do want to head up to Capitol Forest one of these days, if anyone nearby is interested in joining us for a ride. Just got a sweet hitch rack setup on the wagon so we are good to go

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Actually I'm thinking to buy a decent mountain bike with the price range of $500-$650. I found one for $650 at Performance Bicycle with full suspension, disk brakes with hydraulic. Any recommendation on which bike and where to buy it? I live in Auburn.
It may be a a bit out of your price range, but I picked up an '08 Giant Yukon FX full suspension bike a few weeks back for ~$750. I love it so far. If you can find an '08 still sitting around at a shop around you, you may be able to score an even better deal. (The '09s went up to $850 IIRC). Review of the bike:

http://reviews.mtbr.com/blog/giant-yukon-fx/
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:58 PM   #23
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All that want to ride this weekend speak up. I would like to go somewhere out of the way a little so my dog can go too.
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:13 PM   #24
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Actually I'm thinking to buy a decent mountain bike with the price range of $500-$650. I found one for $650 at Performance Bicycle with full suspension, disk brakes with hydraulic. Any recommendation on which bike and where to buy it? I live in Auburn.
For $650 you can not get a decent full suspension bike. For that price point, get a hardtail, seriously.

Im interested in freeride and downhilling, so if any kind of trip for that gets put together, let me know
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:29 PM   #25
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I'll ride Sat morning. The earlier the better. Post up the trail and meeting time.
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