New here so I thought I'd drop a line and say howdy to the boards. Just bought an older (2000) MTB from a friend and just trying to learn the ropes here so I at least have SOME idea of what I'm doing out on the trails here in Mid MO. Great site and seems like there's a lot of knowledgeable people here to learn from. Any newbie tips, tricks, secrets, suggestions, etc are more than welcome. I'll post some pics of the bike as soon as my camera batt. is charged up for all who are interested. See ya around!