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Old 02-23-06, 07:15 PM   #1
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Hey everyone

I decided to sign up for my college's mountain biking class somewhat wondering if they would provide the bikes, but secretly hoping I would have to buy my own So, after pouring over this forum, mbtr, and my resident floor bike fanatics, I ended up with my '05 Giant Rincon.



I dont have any pictures of my own because I'm not about to inflict my camera phone on you, but it looks great. This has been my first real mountain biking experience and its a blast. We ride around the trails at the lake here once a week for a few hours in class. Its mostly flat with some quick up and downs. I also use it for the campus commute and went down my first set of stairs today. Got some funny looks, but oh, it was worth it. Thanks for helping me into this new addiction and I hope to see you on the trails.
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Awesome man...I love to here about someone new coming into this sport thats thats what it is...an addiction!
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cool! congratulations man!

you guys have a class for mountain biking? that is really neat. id like to take a class or something like that. learn a few things. very cool.

the first time i did stairs i got a few funny glances too, must have been that horrified look on my face.
have fun with your new bike man.
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Old 02-23-06, 08:26 PM   #4
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Woo Hoo! Congrats!
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Nice
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Gratz Biking Is So Fun!!!
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I loved my rincon. For 5 years, and then it got stolen. Which sucked. Though I ended up more serious into it later. Anyway keep riding.
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Welcome to the forums!!

i hope you get an A...at least for effort anyway

we need a phone photo of you doing stairs with people in the background giving you the evil eye
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The class is great. For the first 30 minutes or so the teacher goes over skills such as maintenance, going downhill, balance, bike parts and the like. For the next hour and a half, we ride. There is about 9-10 miles in the loop we do here, there is another 9ish mile loop but I hear its full of mesquite and punctured tubes.

After the stairs I rode up a hill on the side of a building to the sidewalk up there. Then I went back down. Random guy walking by just looked at me kinda confused.
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