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Old 07-12-10, 02:01 PM   #1
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Well it's official

I am so addicted to biking that going without a bike for 1-2 days = withdrawl. Seriously considering either a backup bike or rebuilding the Specialized Rockhopper that has a broken shock and fork.
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Old 07-12-10, 02:26 PM   #2
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What happened to your bike? I had the same deal a few months ago when my friend first got me into mountain biking. The withdrawals faded as the weather got hot & all job prospects fell through, leaving me with 95 degree 90% humidity weather on a daily basis & no money to drive to the nearest trails. Every time I manage to get out there, I don't want to leave & the withdrawals start all over as soon as I do.
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Old 07-12-10, 02:40 PM   #3
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Nothing really, the derailleur got snagged on a rock and snapped after trying to bend it back. Could be worse!
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Old 07-12-10, 05:49 PM   #4
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You'll reach a point where your body starts hurtin' and the day off will be nice.
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I started out today and quickly realized the rear axle was loose providing side to side movement of the wheel. I don't have a cassette tool to get the cassette off and tighten the locknuts - so back to the car and into the shop (16 miles) I went. By the time they get it tightened I don't have time to head back up to the hills and ride before needing to be home because the wife has a bunch of people coming over tonight and I have kid duty.

To top it off, I'm out of town the next three days - the withdrawals have definitely started.
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nooooooo, that sucks. i cant imagine having to drive 16 miles to get to good trails ! it may happen soon though, cringgge
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You'll reach a point where your body starts hurtin' and the day off will be nice.
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nooooooo, that sucks. i cant imagine having to drive 16 miles to get to good trails ! it may happen soon though, cringgge
Hahahahaha. There's good trails in the "area" but by the area I mean within 1 hour any direction.

It's worth it, though. I enjoy listening to music to get me amped up on the way there, and then blaring Pink Floyd on the way home. It's such a way to get in the mood/relax after a good ride.
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true!
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My buddies find it easy to get me out to do things on rainy days, but hard on nice sunny days. They don't know where I go on the nice days .
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