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Gerryattrick 12-16-14 08:04 AM

This is why I prefer mountain biking
 
The joy in mountain biking....

Video: Fall in Colorado's Elk Mountains - Pinkbike

If I could ride like that I'd enjoy it even more.

John E 12-16-14 09:30 AM

Way out of my league. :) I ride multitrack trails.

rumrunn6 12-16-14 09:45 AM

gorgeous. those birch trees remind me of the horseback gunfight scene toward the end of True Grit

Where Was True Grit Filmed? | Garrett On The Road

badger1 12-16-14 10:20 AM


Originally Posted by Gerryattrick (Post 17392724)
The joy in mountain biking....

Video: Fall in Colorado's Elk Mountains - Pinkbike

If I could ride like that I'd enjoy it even more.

Yep! Here's the riding -- quite literally out the door and up onto the trails -- where I grew up (Southwest Vancouver Island).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp9HvUy9ZSI

Conditions permitting I'll be back there (retirement) in a few years. Country/back-road riding and mountainbiking at their best, all in a geographically compact but diverse package. Admittedly, this (not the above) is and will be much more my 'thing' now (this clip is about 10 minutes from home):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M62USrDXrho

K100Fran 12-16-14 02:46 PM

That is one nice ride...spectacular scenery. But if you do that you miss the diesel exhaust and getting chased by dogs and...

TallTravel 12-16-14 02:51 PM

Looks like great riding!

Wileyrat 12-16-14 07:03 PM

I just got back a bit ago from my after work mtn biking area..... That looks like a much nicer place to ride.

Captlink 12-18-14 08:30 AM

You must enjoy it more than what you can't do or see.I bought my first mountain bike so I could still hunt.The walk into the woods was just to much.

Rick@OCRR 12-18-14 08:59 AM

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I like mountain bike riding as a refreshing change from the road but my off-road skill level is not very advanced! I ride mostly Jeep trails and double-track; crash a lot whenever I try single track :(.

My bike has front suspension/hard-tail back end and dates from '98 so rather ancient by mountain bike standards. Still, all good fun and a completely different set of challenges as compard to road ridiing.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=423622Rick / OCRR

John E 12-18-14 11:11 AM

My mountain biking sounds about like Rick's. My mountain bike does not have any suspension, although I am refurbishing an old hardtail Trek with front suspension.


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