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This is why I prefer mountain biking

Old 12-16-14, 08:04 AM
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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.
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Old 12-16-14, 09:30 AM
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Way out of my league. I ride multitrack trails.
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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
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Originally Posted by Gerryattrick View Post
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

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That is one nice ride...spectacular scenery. But if you do that you miss the diesel exhaust and getting chased by dogs and...
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Looks like great riding!
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I just got back a bit ago from my after work mtn biking area..... That looks like a much nicer place to ride.
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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.
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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.

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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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