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    Beginner Here! Any Advice Appreciated

    Hi everyone! I've always wanted to buy a bike and ride the trails. FInally shelled out the cash and bought a Kona Manomano. I'm gonna start with a "beginners" trail nearby.

    Just wanted to say Hi and maybe get some tips from more experienced riders that can help me avoid some beginners pitfalls. Thanks!

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    NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS! a2psyklnut's Avatar
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    Glad to see another newbie mtn. biker. BTW, welcome to the forums. Good choice of bikes and keep up posted on how you do on the trails.

    L8R
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    Welcome to the sport. The only advice I have is ride often and ride the hills, that's where it all happens.
    Achieve your goals: Attitude is everything:

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    Good luck to you, Angel! Just keep riding. It's amazing how good you get by simple riding, riding, riding. And don't be afraid to challenge yourself.

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    Welcome to the sport. Its great fun and a great sport. (Besides you can do all sorts of crazy stuff like dropping 6 foot cliffs and so on). As for your bike. I dont think it can get better. KONA RULES. Remember that!

    Freerider
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    I am new to the sport aswell and this placce is great to pick stuff up and ask the most stupid questions in the world. Where you from anyway. Let me know.
    "If a man does his best, what else is there?"

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    Welcome to the bike forum Angel, nice to hear from another cyclist

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    The only real advice i can give is ride as much as you can! Don't be afriad to ask dumb questions (we ask some).

    good luck on your rides!

    Jared
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