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    What's the one thing you need to know about mountain biking?

    If you were going to tell someone who was going to start mountain biking (not me) just one thing, what would it be? What would be the most important advice you could impart?

    Mine would be "Use bugspray"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeks View Post
    If you were going to tell someone who was going to start mountain biking (not me) just one thing, what would it be? What would be the most important advice you could impart?

    Mine would be "Use bugspray"
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    Carry a spare tube, and a pump!

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    Wear a helmet.

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    go faster for more control over roots and rocks

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    Wear eye protection. I say that from experience.



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    ride within your abilities, stupid hurts

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    You will fall

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    Location, location, location...

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    bring lots of water.... infact, get a camelbak or something like it

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    Just pin it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zumba View Post
    When descending, try your best to keep your pedals/cranks at the 9 o'clock (left) and 10 o'clock (right) positions.
    I can do 9 and 3 together and 10 and 4 together.

    How do you do 9 and 10 together?

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne View Post
    I can do 9 and 3 together and 10 and 4 together.

    How do you do 9 and 10 together?
    ISIS bottom bracket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne View Post
    I can do 9 and 3 together and 10 and 4 together.

    How do you do 9 and 10 together?
    Ignore Zumba. He's been thinking he's Pete lately, only he has no idea what he's talking about.
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    Trees don't move no matter how much you yell at them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeks View Post
    If you were going to tell someone who was going to start mountain biking (not me) just one thing, what would it be? What would be the most important advice you could impart?

    Mine would be "Use bugspray"
    i would teach them to lift there front wheel, because the rear wheel will follow. Therefore they will be able to get over anything they will find on a beginner trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zumba View Post
    Ignore Crankshaft. He's the reason why Colin McRae died.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zumba View Post
    Killer.
    Oooh! Yay! A pissing contest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin View Post
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    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Calculate the H-factor of your bike. This is your weight in pounds divided by the bike cost in dollars. If it's over 2.5, you should not even hop it off a curb.

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    Wal-Mart bikes are the best
    Live to ride, Ride to live

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    Calculate the H-factor of your bike. This is your weight in pounds divided by the bike cost in dollars. If it's over 2.5, you should not even hop it off a curb.
    ???

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    You have more control than you think.

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