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Old 02-18-09, 09:30 PM   #1
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My new MTB (pic)

Yea!!!! I finally got my new MTB home. It's a GT Avalanche 2.0 Disc. So far I really like it,not too bad for an entry level bike.

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Sweet!
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Yea!! Another one slows down and gets ready for a bumpy ride

Nice Bike. I got my GT Peace 9R a few weeks ago and so far am very happy (except for the two broken ribs) GT is using some primo parts on the bikes now.

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Old 02-18-09, 10:16 PM   #4
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Yea!!!! I finally got my new MTB home. It's a GT Avalanche 2.0 Disc. So far I really like it,not too bad for an entry level bike.
So, are you gonna change your name to 1bluegt?
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Old 02-18-09, 10:27 PM   #5
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Hmmm never thought about that... maybe 1bikepoordude?
I have'nt been on a Mt bike in a while, sure different than my road bike! Planning on some commuting and cow-trailing with it, nothing too rad for this old bod here.
I think I'll go stare at her for a while Gonna wait till tomorrow to introduce her to my Trek!
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Nice bike, where in Eastern Wa are you located.....oh, and go ride the hell out of it
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Old 02-18-09, 10:30 PM   #7
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I'm between Moses Lake and Othello, lots of trails out in the potholes, (and rattlesnakes)
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LOL, at least we don't have to deal with rattlers on this side of the mountains
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Old 02-18-09, 11:01 PM   #9
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The rattlers really aren't a problem this time of year for us, either. It won't be much longer though, and they will be 'in full bloom' so to say.

My most memorable 'encounter' was screaming down a mountain late one spring and stumbling upon a momma bear with a couple of cubs near my path. I couldn't stop in time at the speed I was going, so I just kept going and hoped for the best. Fortunately I wasn't perceived as a threat.
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LOL, can you imagine what the bears must have been thinking....hey Booboo, where is the picinic baskit
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Ummm... that WAS the picnic basket Yogi, the Ranger calls it a fat belly!
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Nice, like the color, a bit different!
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Since all my bikes are either blue or silver, what's not to like about a blue and silver bike. Very cool. Now go out and ride it and tell us how it went. Have fun!
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That there is a fine lookin' bike my friend! I love those frames. Ride that sucka!!
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That is a nice bike. I used to go east of the mountains to hunt and ride motorcyces a lot, when I was a youngin. Lots of nice country out there.
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Thanks for all the input folks! Just got back from a little ride, (COLD) need to adjust the brakes a bit, way too soft, other than that we're good!
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