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    I rode my bike this weekend, in the woods. (pics!)

    I don't ride my mtn. bike much. got out this weekend and checked out a forrest I'd never been to before.

    some pics....


    my friend rides her mtn. bike on the road mostly. this was her third trip into the woods.


    rounding the corner...


    rain made the ferns REALLY wet.


    front wheel off the ground!


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    looks niiice

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    Looks like you had fun.
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    Some nice trails.

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    Hey! What trails are those? It looks a bit like Big Finn Hill or The Beav.
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    Man I would like to ride some where like that. Its all desert mountain with small bushes and cacti everywhere on my local trails. They're fun but the sun beats down hard with trees to provide shade. Hopefully a couple of friends and I can make it out to a near by forrest and ride there for a weekend.
    Looks like fun.

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    Beware the stinging nettles! Check out this thread for my review of some trails (The Beav) close to me.
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    those trails are at Banner Forrest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pnj
    those trails are at Banner Forrest.
    Okay. I've heard of them but never been there. It's over by Gig Harbor right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by khuon
    Okay. I've heard of them but never been there. It's over by Gig Harbor right?
    yep.
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    Sure would be nice to ride some where that the foliage is green With trails like that I am surprised you and your friend(wink, wink, nudge, nudge ) do not ride there more often. Looks like a nice easy ride that can be fun for even the more experienced rider.


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    Some sweet looking trails, very nice forest to be riding in. I'd love to get out to Wash. and Oregon to do some trail riding.

    Looks like you have some pretty beefy tires on your bike, not a lot of frame clearance for mud, but it looks like you don't get as much mud as us east coasters do. Or maybe you do, who am I to say . Thanks for the pics.

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    I LOVE TREES....man the pnw rocks. Thanks for the pics. I can't wait to ride in 38minutes.

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    Freakin rub it in maelstrom

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    Great lookin' place... Looks alot like Pisgah Forest where I ride.

    We have one place that I call "Fern Valley". It is literally covered with huge ferns completely layering the forest floor.... Awesome! Love those "Yearling" hemlocks regenerating the forest too! Can anyone tell that I'm a Sierra Club member yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skunkty14
    Some sweet looking trails, very nice forest to be riding in. I'd love to get out to Wash. and Oregon to do some trail riding.

    Looks like you have some pretty beefy tires on your bike, not a lot of frame clearance for mud, but it looks like you don't get as much mud as us east coasters do. Or maybe you do, who am I to say . Thanks for the pics.
    2.4 or something is my tire size. the frame is a Diamond Back Sorrento. it came from a sub $300.00 bike. I actually have some pretty good clearance in the back. I don't have a problem with mud, but then again, I only ride mtn. bikes about 4 or 5 times a year......
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    what the....

    I think I saw an EWOK hiding behind one of those trees!

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    Wow perfect looking forest. Looks like a sweet ride

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    Loovely forest, which country is this, may I know? Envied you guys with such nice places to ride. Just out of curiousity, does XC bikes without any suspension, handle such trails well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kttan2
    Loovely forest, which country is this, may I know? Envied you guys with such nice places to ride. Just out of curiousity, does XC bikes without any suspension, handle such trails well?
    It's in the state of Washington, USA. The forest is in the Seattle area. Actually it's closer "roadwise" to Tacoma although geographically it's probably closer to Seattle proper. There's a large body of water in the way. As for a non-suspension bike in these types of trails: they actually handle "better" (track straighter and tighter) but the ride might not be as nice. I tend to think this is true for any trail as long as you pick good lines on a full rigid.
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    Cool, thanks Khuon. If I have the spare cash, I would like to visit places like this on a holiday, really relaxing the fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kttan2
    Cool, thanks Khuon. If I have the spare cash, I would like to visit places like this on a holiday, really relaxing the fun.
    Yes, yes you should.


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