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Old 10-16-06, 09:29 AM   #1
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Went Mountain Biking and Loved it

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I went mountain biking at Bass creek and loved it. I looked for the thread on how to bunny hop I looked silly pushing my bike over obstacales (sp) and couldn't find the thread it must be my mental issues. Are you considered a puss if you portage your bike over mud puddles my entire front wheel sank down in a puddle.I had to spend an hour to clean the bike

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Hello All,

I went mountain biking at Bass creek and loved it. I looked for the thread on how to bunny hop I looked silly pushing my bike over obstacales (sp) and couldn't find the thread it must be my mental issues. Are you considered a puss if you portage your bike over mud puddles my entire front wheel sank down in a puddle.I had to spend an hour to clean the bike
We all walk or portage our bikes at times, At least you were out there doing it! PS. Leave some mud on the bike or it will be unhappy.
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Hello All,

I went mountain biking at Bass creek and loved it. I looked for the thread on how to bunny hop I looked silly pushing my bike over obstacales (sp) and couldn't find the thread it must be my mental issues. Are you considered a puss if you portage your bike over mud puddles my entire front wheel sank down in a puddle.I had to spend an hour to clean the bike
Well, I can guarantee you I looked sillier when I hit the silt in a stream at full speed, the shock and tire sank into the silt and I took flying lessons over the bars. My neck still hurts one month later.
No, I've never heard another MTBer make any wise cracks about someone carrying their bike over an obstacle, except when teasing a freind. IMHO, we all know each of us has different limits and those limits are respected.
EDIT: I like to leave mud on my bike, it's sort of an honor symbol. But I always make sure my cable guides are free of debris. I learned that one the hard way after I experienced chain suck three times on one ride due to a jammed cable.
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Old 10-16-06, 02:26 PM   #4
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I found the thread it is a sticky
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I probally looked silly on my bike it has full suspension and front shock IMO it seems kinda stupid I would like to get a hard tail frame no money at this point though
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Anyone that makes fun of you isnt worth worrying about.

Everyone has dismounted and carried thier bike at some point. EVERYONE.

Good on ya for getting out there, welcome to the addiction
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you think full suspension bikes look silly? I dont get it?
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I don't think that full suspenion bike looks silly I just say for the trail I am riding it looks silly and with the headshok on it IMHO with a head shok and rear suspension it seems they cancel each other out
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Just blast therw through the puddles, its loads of fun!
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awesome! just zoom through the mud like the bike was made to do! just do a post ride clean up.
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