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Old 11-28-04, 09:25 AM   #1
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U.S. Navy says hello

Good day, everyone. My name's Mike. I'm an Electronics Technician First Class in the U.S. Navy. I'm a submariner on most days but I'm going through a maintenance school in King's Bay, Georgia right now, which is a nice break.

Got into mountain biking about three months ago and I've been bitten by the bug. I just can't get enough of it. When I'm not riding I'm online researching bikes, parts and techniques.

I'm currently riding a Trek 4300, which I've pretty much pushed it to its limits. Pretty sad considering I'm in southeast Georgia where there are no real trails. I could just imagine what would happen if I should be stationed in Washington. It's sitting in storage right now because I broke a spoke and bent the wheel on my last outing. I'm trying to decide if I should keep the 4300 and upgrade the parts or purchase a newer, more capable bike.

If anyone cares, I ride in Hanna Park or if I don't feel like driving 45 minutes, Fort Clinch.

Anyway, enough rambling, just wanted to say hello.
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Old 11-28-04, 10:47 AM   #2
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Well... you could get stationed in Vicenza and really get some good quality riding in... forget about Washington!

Anyway, welcome, and I hope to see you posting soon!

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Old 11-28-04, 11:07 AM   #3
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Retired USAF member welcomes you to the forums! I'm a roadie who has tried and enjoyed the MTB scene, I just haven't talked the better-half into letting me purcahse one yet. With all the dirt roads around these parts, a MTB tandem just might be the ticket.
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Old 11-28-04, 11:17 AM   #4
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sitting in storage right now because I broke a spoke and bent the wheel on my last outing. I'm trying to decide if I should keep the 4300 and upgrade the parts or purchase a newer, more capable bike.
I buy a new bike every time I break a spoke. Unfortunately, the missus is finally on to me; after the third spoke, I was relegated to the garage. As much as I like being with my bikes, I think I'm going to check the tension on the rest of the spokes.
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