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Old 10-05-03, 10:46 AM   #1
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hey all im new to it all

hey all i been biking (properly) for about 3 - 4 weeks and i have tried everything (street, dirt, vert, flatland the lot of it) but it wasnt until today that i tried mountain bikeing and now i absolutley love it !
i started off with a roughly smooth but dam steep long bit off grass and went down that for a while
then i moved on to down a steep hill in the woods with rocks andcrap on the ground and it was dam sdcary but very fun
then i tried this reallly long really steep rock path all was going well untill about halfway down i hit this rock that was a bit bigger than the rest but i hadnt seen it and so i wasnt expecting it and it jolted me real bad, my feet came off the pedels and so (natural human reaction i spose) i slamed on the back brakes.
normally this would have been fine but the new bike i got the tyres had hardly any grip on them at all so the bike slid round from under me and i went flying
i got gashed up pretty bad but it was all round fun and now i am sticking with mountain bikeing (and gettin some new tyres !! )

dont ask why i said all of this it was just my way of saying hi to every 1 hear.
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Welcome to the board! And yes, mountain biking is the BEST. Post a pic of your ride with the war marks on it.
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Old 10-05-03, 10:56 AM   #3
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hey, welcome to bike forums! sounds like you had a fun ride! heh.
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Old 10-05-03, 10:58 AM   #4
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Sounds like you have had a great time. Any pics? You have found the right forum for any bike discusion, you goning to love it here!
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yea it was fun i didnt have my camera with me but next time i go ill take it with me.
also before x-mas i am hoping to get a vidio recorder so ican film me and mated riding and post it hear


oh yea and i have been practising for about the last 20 mins and i can do that thiing where you hop up stairs (not bunny hop) but where you hop up the front/back tyre then the other tyre and do that up the stairs. i can do it on anything up to about 2 inches high from a standstill and about 1 ft high not standing still
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Old 10-05-03, 11:21 AM   #6
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If you thinking about recording the rides, have you looked at specially designed cameras to fit on your helmet? Here is the link if you are interested….>>>> http://shop.viosport.com/
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sweet !

thanks i didnt think of that (i was thinking of some 2 holdong it while i go past them)
might have to get that 4 x-mas maybe
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Nice, and welcome to the forums.
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