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Old 03-17-06, 07:24 AM   #1
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My bike is tuned, I'm ready to rock

I have been working for about 2-3 weeks to get my bike in an excellent state of tune. I got my bearings all overhauled, straightened my bent derailleur hanger, cleaned and overhauled my brakes. I am so giddy and eager to get out and ride, especially since the weather is warming up.

I know many of you are the same way, and spring is a tough time for mountain bikers in my area, because the trails are sloppy and the urge to ride is so strong. Please, please for the sake of our sport wait until the trails are dry and mud free to ride. People who ride on wet, sloppy trails give all of us a bad name, which leads to a snowball effect that can close trails. It has been a plague on Cleveland MTBers for a long time. So, remeber, GOOD THINGS TO THOSE WHO WAIT!!
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Old 03-17-06, 07:29 AM   #2
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That's partly why im waiting a little bit longer to pick up my bike. The temptation would kill me!

Where abouts in cleveland are you?
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I know many of you are the same way, and spring is a tough time for mountain bikers in my area, because the trails are sloppy and the urge to ride is so strong. Please, please for the sake of our sport wait until the trails are dry and mud free to ride. People who ride on wet, sloppy trails give all of us a bad name, which leads to a snowball effect that can close trails. It has been a plague on Cleveland MTBers for a long time. So, remeber, GOOD THINGS TO THOSE WHO WAIT!!
Yup, another reason to own a roadie. Either that or throw some slicks on the mountain bike. Once the trails dry up there will be plenty of time to ride plus you will have a bunch of base miles in so you won't be exhausted 30 minutes into the ride.
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Old 03-17-06, 10:55 AM   #4
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That's partly why im waiting a little bit longer to pick up my bike. The temptation would kill me!

Where abouts in cleveland are you?
East side, Mentor.

I threw some slicks on my MTB, but with a 32x18 I can only average 13 mph on the road. A little frustrating, but not nearly as frustrating as watching TV
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straightened my bent derailleur hanger

If you're riding SS, why did you have to straighten that?
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East side, Mentor.

I threw some slicks on my MTB, but with a 32x18 I can only average 13 mph on the road. A little frustrating, but not nearly as frustrating as watching TV
Dang, homie, I grew up there.

Lived on Meister Rd near the Headlands.

We didn't have mountain bikes back then. We had to ride what we could get. blah, blah, old guy mumbling....

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Old 03-17-06, 11:36 PM   #7
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Never, I have an SS conversion. Ronsonic, my brother bid for a house on Meister, right at the end of the street. Didn't get it, but my family and I live real close to that, on West Heisley.
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Ah im a west sider. Lakewood. So not too far west i spose.
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Muddy trails is why I'm glad the trails are still frozen here...........for now.
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You guys are from Cleveland and are daydreaming about dry trails? I'm in NC and daydreaming about Phil Savage's latest acquisitions come September!!

Then, maybe me being in NC where the trails aren't sloppy right now helps.
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Cant think passed baseball season.

Lower feild box seats behind the indians dugout here
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Lower feild box seats behind the indians dugout here
I can see that. I'm pretty pumped for the Tribe season this year too. With 2005's last week collapse I've been looking forward to '06 to see if they can't finish the job. I'm by far a bigger Browns fan, but I have Indians season and biking to get me thru to the NFL and hunting season.
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Cant get into American football....too much AFL and rugby growing up. Baseball however, i love. Im quite the fanatic. Opening day tickets are on my fridge
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