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Old 11-14-10, 04:20 PM   #1
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I may have to pick up a DH bike...

i may be going to Moody Bible Institute in Spokane WA.


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going to washington? cool. you might also need an uphill bike from what i've heard.
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You're going to Washington and need a Downhill bike?

Go here and Doug will take good care of you: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...EDUCED-PRICE**
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^^ Thank, santiago, Reduced further - - I want to get it sold. If you do end up going to MBI, there are a few of us who can hook you up with some good rides - -DH, XC, whatever. Lots of opportunities here.
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Awesome! That sounds great. Honestly I can't wait, but it won't be til sometime in early january. will you still have some nice stuff?
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Also, is there good riding in Spokane?
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I heard the Next Power X is a pretty good DH bike. You should check it out.
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I heard the Next Power X is a pretty good DH bike. You should check it out.
Haha nice Dude that's what I hear! For some reason my lbs doesn't have em?
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Also, is there good riding in Spokane?
There is a lot of good riding in Spokane (and just outside Spokane too). The best part is that a lot of it you don't even need a car to get to. There are trailheads inside the city limits (some just out of the downtown core) that you can ride to and then ride. And there are a few shops here that host weekly rides at various locations, so you can quickly get plugged in with other people to ride with and learn the trail systems.
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That is insane! When you said "you won't even need a car" my ears perked! I'm coming from atlanta and that's a 38 hour tho one way with nothing else on the road. I'm very excited and its pretty much a definate that I will be going to mbi this spring. also, about how far is the campus from the trail heads?
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and how far are you from spokane?
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Dang, I may have to relocate to Spokane.
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about how far is the campus from the trail heads?
Here are a couple of examples: from the campus to west end (accessed from the parking lot of one of the municipal golf courses) of the Beacon Hill trail network = 3.5 miles

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...38a00421eb43b7

Or from campus west and south through downtown to the South Hill bluffs = 3.5 miles, over half of which can be car-free going on the Centennial trail, which runs through the Gonzaga U. campus (just south of where you'll be).

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=4157869

Or you can keep going west another mile or less out the Cent. Trail to connect into the Riverside State Park trail network.

To answer your other question, I live 25 mi outside Spokane but I commute to Spokane for work every day.
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Man! I am very excited! Just got off the phone with them and its 100%! Sell me a sick rig man! I will be on the trails every day after classes!
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Hey D i was looking on the Spokane Craigslist and are those prices fairly cheap for DH bikes? here in Atl the prices are about 2x that for the same or worse stuff.
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You really need to look close when buying Dh/ FR stuff. Not everyone takes care of there equipment like Never and D.
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Pretty typical. With a local DH hill plus two lift-access parks inside 1½ hrs drive, there are a lot of DH riders here. Keep in mind a lot of that hardware is old; but Sundays are common as water.
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Pretty typical. With a local DH hill plus two lift-access parks inside 1½ hrs drive, there are a lot of DH riders here. Keep in mind a lot of that hardware is old; but Sundays are common as water.
if i dont get my bike from you, i may have to bring you along when i get it. ill have the pro inspect it.
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You really need to look close when buying Dh/ FR stuff. Not everyone takes care of there equipment like Never and D.
Hey, who is making up lies about me taking care of my bikes?
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if i dont get my bike from you, i may have to bring you along when i get it. ill have the pro inspect it.
To do that, D charges a nominal $800 fee. But don't worry, his pro inspection service includes a Transition Blindside frame gently used by the smoothest old guy to ever straddle a DH rig.
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To do that, D charges a nominal $800 fee. But don't worry, his pro inspection service includes a Transition Blindside frame gently used by the smoothest old guy to ever straddle a DH rig.
so your saying there should be no other option and it would be ridiculous for me to turn that offer away?
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No, it's just D's fee and the free gift he provides to all of his customers.
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Well then I think ut would be offensive to him if I turned down his services.
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Doug is full of crap - no riding here - I think everyone drives cars, legal driving age is 4, Ithink it is illegal to ride bikes here.......

Really this is a great place to ride (Road, dirt, wood, etc) - let us know know when you get here.....between Doug and my LBS connections we can hook you up with a demo or 2.
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