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Old 04-07-01, 05:14 AM   #1
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Hey guys!!!

My names Mel and I just thought that I'd intro myself to you all!!!

I've been MTB-ing with Cannondales for bout 2 years! I race, I ride...I go nuts!! It's wicked!!!

So come and chat to me! I look forward to it!!

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Old 04-07-01, 05:31 AM   #2
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OY! Gooday chic! Glad to have you here and welcome to the dirty world of MTB.
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Old 04-07-01, 08:36 AM   #3
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Welcome from another cannondale rider,
cannondale rules! ? well as far as i am conserned.

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Old 04-08-01, 12:12 AM   #4
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Welcome to the Club Mel. I'm also a C-dale rider. It's good to know that there are other cannondale riders in this forum. I tend to take some abuse for my choice of bikes here in San Francisco.

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Old 04-08-01, 01:36 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forums Mel.

Im a soon to be cannondale rider, i think....
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Old 04-08-01, 05:48 AM   #6
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Hey this is cool!
there are heaps of C'dale freaks out there!!!!


SO what do you guys ride????????

Where bouts do you ride???

I'm from Australia so there are zillions of bush tracks to pick from! It's wicked!!!!!!
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Old 04-08-01, 05:44 PM   #7
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Joe, join the Cannondale club. You won't regret it. What model are you looking at?

Mel,

I ride a Raven 2000sl with Magura disks. I've had the bike for almost two years and I couldn't be happier with it. Here is a simple homepage that I have which shows my bike:

http://members.aol.com/atlcitizen/index.html


Currently I live in San Francisco. There are a lot of trails in the Bay Area, unfortunately because of all the trail conflict here, there isn't as much singletrack as I'd like. Fortunately I can head to the Mountains of N. California for some great riding with scenic views.


What's the riding like in Australia?

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Old 04-08-01, 05:47 PM   #8
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Hey Mel! I ride in the second largest state in the US the first in the continental US, Tx. The little red house button at the bottom of this post box is a link to my homepage. If you click on pics you will see what I ride and what it looks like here where I ride. Under the MTB section here is a section called MTB photos that shows what some of the members here ride.
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Hi Mel

Cannondales! Is that some kind of horse?

Marin rules!!!
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Hi Mel...

Looking forward to chatting to you soon...by the way...Treks rule....it's obvious!!!

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gnein.......bonjour mel.....gnein






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i once say a purple bear....i was scared for a second, but then i woke up and all was fine
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Cool web sites guys!!!!
They are wicked pics actually!!! I've got a few laying around! Maybe I'll have to get my act into gear and get you some!!!!

Australian riding is great! I mean I haven't riden any where else so I can't compare (I will one day tho) but yeah...just so much room to go everywhere and everywhere!!!!
I ride everyday, find tracks make tracks!!! It's cool!!

I have an old cannondale F500 (red)
and also a Volvo cannondale! (blue and yellow) Light as **** it is!!! Hutchie's, dic's, the lot
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Im one of those people who do every thing the hard way still ride rigid XC.!
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You have 8 inches of travel in your legs so need for shocks anyway!


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Hi, welcome to the forums. I ride a Trek 4500 MTB, but I do have a C'dale road bike!
You can find some shots of typical Canadian trails here:
http://www.birchclub.com/
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Steve, Madsnake...are both of you retrogrouches? There is nothing wrong with a little bit of suspension. I went from a Hardtail to a F.S. bike and couldn't be happier.
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Just a tightwad: one day I'll spring for front suspension. :-)
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Hey Mel,

Greetings from the Sunshine State. Oh, I mean relatively flat state. I guess someone needs to start a Cannondale Club or something. I ride a F2000sx. It's the one with the stars and stripes fade, no offense, but I love the paint scheme and I'm a proud American!

Believe it or not there is some great riding in Florida. Of course it consists of old Phosphate mines that have been abandoned for decades and are now all grown over. Pretty technical stuff, steep drops and although the climbs aren't long, they're steep.

Come visit and I'll take you for a ride!!

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Hey Madsnake, it's time for some suspension. I think you'll enjoy your ride a lot more.

One good thing about being on a rigid bike is that it teaches you how to be a smooth rider. When you get on a suspension bike you'll have great handling skills.
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