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Old 07-16-07, 11:36 PM   #1
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1st time

I've been into cycling for about 4-5 years now. Started on a 03 gary fisher wahoo that i'd ride around town and on mups all the time./ the last few years i've been riding fixed and have neglected my other bikes. I am sad to say that having owned a mountain bike for almost 5 years I had never taken it "off-road" (pee gravel rails-to-trails excepted). This weekend I went camping in N. Wis and brought the ole GF along. I found out about some singletrack next to a state campground across the street. I thought it was just going to be a nice little offroad path through the woods---turned out to be a manicured trail with steep declines, jumps, low hanging branches, steep inclines, rocks, sand, fallen tree limbs, twists, turns---you name it.

All I have to say is what a fracking rush. I can't believe I had never done this before. Riding through the 4 mile loop, I couldnt decide at first whether I was scared to death or actually having fun. That and talk about a workout. My legs havent been that sore in a long time.

Anyway---I am now a convert and will be seeking out more trails this weekend.

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Old 07-17-07, 01:15 AM   #2
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beautiful. inspiring.
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wow your lucky having a trail like that to ride.
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I just got gooseflesh..

Tear it up, mate..
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It's just beginning... woo hahahaha (best evil laugh impression, that isn't very good at all).
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Congrats on enjoying the ride. You described perfectly what I love about riding trails.
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