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Old 08-17-19, 04:42 PM
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Giving up the ghost

I was humbled xs 10 today
took on a 25 mile mtb race In allamuchy nj
this is gods country of mtb in nj
i almost died
bike was the dog of the bunch most guys on 29s i was dying lacking skills just not fun
msybe time to sell and reboot
technical trails and i sux
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Old 08-17-19, 06:36 PM
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I've never been beat by a bike or fancy equipment. The times I've been bested were with motor, smarts or both.
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
I was humbled xs 10 today
took on a 25 mile mtb race In allamuchy nj
this is gods country of mtb in nj
i almost died
bike was the dog of the bunch most guys on 29s i was dying lacking skills just not fun
msybe time to sell and reboot
technical trails and i sux
Lol, Lucky's no joke at 25. I had planned for the 50 but I broke my ribs and finger a few times in the spring and called it for the season.

Mooch is not terrible for a normal XC race but an endurance distance can kick the crap out of you especially with yesterday's heat and humidity.

Where have you been riding to prep for the race and which bike did you take?
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Old 08-18-19, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by qclabrat View Post
Lol, Lucky's no joke at 25. I had planned for the 50 but I broke my ribs and finger a few times in the spring and called it for the season.

Mooch is not terrible for a normal XC race but an endurance distance can kick the crap out of you especially with yesterday's heat and humidity.

Where have you been riding to prep for the race and which bike did you take?
Hey
i have not ridden the area for many years
just road and gravel some mtb at kittatinny used my hard tail gary fisher 2008 ish tassajsra ok bike but heavy and i lost all my skills fell 6 times and lost power my strava suffer score was over 400
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Old 08-20-19, 06:44 AM
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You finished!

I just read that you completed a difficult race, fell 6 times and suffered a bunch, but you still finished. great job!
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Old 08-20-19, 07:17 AM
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Got the crap beat out of you, the ride was longer than you thought and you barely finished, your bike was under-gunned, and you crashed 6 times.....

The term for that is epic ride. Im jealous.

You have tasted the soul of mountain biking.
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Sold bike

some 15 year old was very excited to get the old Gary Fisher HT with new tires, chain, cassette and Thudbuster post
happy to see it go
1986-2019 good long time on mtb
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Old 08-25-19, 09:39 PM
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some 15 year old was very excited to get the old Gary Fisher HT with new tires, chain, cassette and Thudbuster post
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1986-2019 good long time on mtb
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you getting a replacement? Fall riding in NJ is about the best
6mile run was packed today and conditions were primo
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Old 08-26-19, 04:58 PM
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Buckaroo,
i sold it no desire yet to buy another but the fat bike just maybe the answer to my problems
fall rocks here in nwnj

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you getting a replacement? Fall riding in NJ is about the best
6mile run was packed today and conditions were primo
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Old 09-19-19, 04:15 PM
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Got the crap beat out of you, the ride was longer than you thought and you barely finished, your bike was under-gunned, and you crashed 6 times.....

The term for that is epic ride. Im jealous.

You have tasted the soul of mountain biking.
Best reply, right here.
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Old 09-19-19, 08:18 PM
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recently tried a new trail met my limit. still had fun though. even when i feel defeated I go back for more maybe i'm just a glutton for punishment.
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Old 09-20-19, 07:03 AM
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I could not keep up with intermediate girl riders with my KHS Alite 500 so i gave it to my son in law and got a Scott Spark 940, which is a full suspension 29 inch wheel bike. Now I am faster than the gals, and some of the guys. The new bikes make a BIG difference. I am over 65 so do not attempt the technical stuff the kids do, but i do love the single track trails. Don't give up - Adapt!!!
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