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Old 07-23-03, 06:58 AM   #1
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Newbie from Illinois

Brand new mountain bike rider....
I just bought a used '2000 Schwinn Moab. I don't know a lot about bikes yet, but after reading the posts I think my bike has a decent set-up....Psylo fork, XTR R/D, and LX everywhere else.
I had a Schwinn Mesa about 6 years ago, but used just as a street bike mostly. Now I see how much more fun the dirt is......
(If I could only get in shape faster)
I'm sure I'll have a lot of dumb questiions,
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Welcome to the forums, Kevin. Always good to have another member from Northern Illinois. Your new mountain bike is certainly a worthy steed. Ain't dirt fun?
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Old 07-23-03, 07:49 AM   #3
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Dixon?
Do you ever ride at Rockcut? I'm looking for a good trail map...
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Get this book:

"Bicycle Trails of Illinois, 3rd Edition", an American Bike Trails Publication.

This may help your quest- they provide the names and locations of trails, plus maps of the trails.

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Thanks...I'll check it out
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I like the quote. I feel the same way, i have a Mesa thats about 4 years old.
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Just wanted to add another new rider......
5 yr old Emily just did her first real ride on the path.....
7.4 miles on a 16" with training wheels...
I think I just made a biker for life.....nothing but smiles and wanting to do it again.....
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