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    Part of the furniture math2p14's Avatar
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    First ride after 4 months.

    Hi all,

    Today i had my first proper ride after 4 months. (June..). Given a hectic and tiresome summer with research papers and moving to a new city i was out of biking for 4 months. Unfortunately i showed up for a ride today at the university MTB club, so the guys there put me through a 5 hour intense ride with loads of ups and downs, i spilled blood (j/k) on the uphills but i really enjoyed DH through twisty and super narrow singletrack, given the new city though, the terrain was different again!!!! this time i went through 100% loose terrain with small rocks causing me to loose balance on several occasions, luckiliy i didnt crash... Anyhow some (most) of the singletrack was so narrow that my legs and arms swiped through loads of vegetation.... Finally the torture is over and i am recovering in front of my PC. I guess that after a month i will regain both my fitness and my skills as i was afraid to go flat out on DH (new trail and 4 months out of riding....lost me my skills for a bit ). Thats all, oh and something else...i got numbness....new Flite Ti saddle, no cycling shorts, first ride...bad combo. Plus i am a bit tired of my HT it really blows my back a lot... thus i am looking at getting an Enduro Sworks light FR frame .

    Cheers everyone.
    Yannis.
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    Where the skid marks stop...the tree begins....:D:D:D:D:D

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    How about fitness?

    I have been out almost four months due to an injury.
    I found I was somewhat stressed on the hills, but had not lost so much fitness, that I could not do it.
    A month to get back to normal? Hope so, as for me, I gained about 15 pounds.

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    Part of the furniture math2p14's Avatar
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    hehe, i didnt gain any pounds since i failed to loose any while i was riding last year. I hope to be fit and slim by the end of this year.
    Where the skid marks stop...the tree begins....:D:D:D:D:D

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    Congrats on the good ride. Sounds like a blast

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