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    UBI - bikeschool.com?

    Does anyone have expirence with UBI? I have a few weeks of paid vacation time i need to use this summer. Looking to take there intro week long course. (http://www.bikeschool.com/intro.htm).

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    For $495, you could buy a pretty decent MTB for experimental purposes rather than spending it on a class. I bet you already know how to do most of that stuff anyway

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    Actualy, i just talked to my manager, and work would actualy pay for the class. I have 88hrs of paid time off, so the 2 week course would be a bit better. I think i'm going to go for it. I'll end up paying ~$300 for travel, rent and food... not too bad.

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    A few years ago, I received as a retirement gift the two week UBI course. It was terrific. The staff is superb. I'll use forever the things that I learned there. Don't pass it up. John

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    Good to know, did you have any prior technical knowledge before attending UBI?

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    Joe. Not much. I had been doing much of the maintenance work on my bikes, but I certainly wasn't a mechanic. John

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    UBI sounds like a great way to spend a vacation. Go for it!
    Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.

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    Joe,
    I took the 2 week course there a few years ago. I learned a few new things and few better ways to do some others. The staff is great. The town is great. The riding is great. You get the Idea right?
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    Thanks John & Kevin, this sounds like the course for me. I do simple maintence, and have no problems adjusting breaks, derailleurs, changing cassetts and cables... but i wouldnt dare work on anyone elses bike but my own.

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    Originally posted by Joe Gardner
    I do simple maintence, and have no problems adjusting breaks, derailleurs, changing cassetts and cables... but i wouldnt dare work on anyone elses bike but my own.
    Does this mean you're quitting your day, er, night job?
    I considered doing this a few years ago when I was unemployed. Let us know how you like the course.


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