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Old 03-22-07, 06:39 PM
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i just got my '07 rockhopper disc in from my bike shop. i dont have the usb cord for my digi cam so i cant post pictures right now but its in satin black swoosh, and i love it. i literally can lift it with one finger its so light. i can;t find any riding where i live besides around my block because of the snow. anyone know of any Connecticut or southern Mass trails with no snow on them???
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Old 03-22-07, 07:49 PM
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you must have some strong fingers
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maybe he busts out gnarly one finger pocket pull ups every night. who knows. sounds like a sweet bike. Hope winter eases up on you new england folks soon. happy trails!
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Old 03-22-07, 08:36 PM
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two if im tired
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Finger Pulls ups.
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Old 03-23-07, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by phishalot21
i just got my '07 rockhopper disc in from my bike shop. i dont have the usb cord for my digi cam so i cant post pictures right now but its in satin black swoosh, and i love it. i literally can lift it with one finger its so light. i can;t find any riding where i live besides around my block because of the snow. anyone know of any Connecticut or southern Mass trails with no snow on them???
I'm in CT, but haven't gotten on any trails yet this season. That said, Case Mountain near Manchester tends to dry out quickly, but I live at the other end of the state and haven't been up there in a few months. Not sure if it is ridable yet. Aside from that, you can try the West Hartford Reservior. There are a lot of options there, from paved to fire road to singletrack. Nothing too challenging. Again, I haven't been up there yet this season, so no guarantees that it's not all snow covered.

[Edit] One finger curls with 50 - 60 lbs. works better than one finger pull ups.
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Old 03-23-07, 07:45 AM
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thanks for the advice. i live in willimantic at school but im in manchester on the weekends/vacations. case mountain is down the road from here and i havent been there because all the reviews say its not worth it if you're just starting out cause of the difficulty level but i also heard that it does dry fast. gay city state park in Hebron is a good place for me to practice but still it's covered in snow. ill have to look up the west hartford reservior. that's not too far from me
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Originally Posted by phishalot21
thanks for the advice. i live in willimantic at school but im in manchester on the weekends/vacations. case mountain is down the road from here and i havent been there because all the reviews say its not worth it if you're just starting out cause of the difficulty level but i also heard that it does dry fast. gay city state park in Hebron is a good place for me to practice but still it's covered in snow. ill have to look up the west hartford reservior. that's not too far from me
If you grab the right trail up Case, it's not too bad. I think we usually hit the yellow trail to the gray to the pink which brings you to the summit. It's got some technical spots, but overall it's not bad. It's just that you are climbing for most of it. Once on the top, if you take the pink down (don't split back to gray/yellow), it brings you down a pretty sweet downhill, though technical at spots. That spills you out on the other side of the mountain. If I recall, the blue trail gets a bit gnarly (for CT riding) at spots with a drop or two, but again, much of it is ridable.
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Old 03-23-07, 08:52 AM
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great im gonna go take a ride and check it out right now thanks
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Old 03-23-07, 10:19 AM
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case is no good, about 2-3inches of show throughout most of the mountain. waste of time.
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Actually, there's a good lesson in braking to be had by riding down a hill on snow and ice.
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Originally Posted by phishalot21
gay city state park in Hebron is a good place for me to practice ...
Just be careful wearing any lycra up there. Stick with loose baggy freeride type clothing. And maybe some appropriately placed armor
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Originally Posted by Curt Kurt
Just be careful wearing any lycra up there. Stick with loose baggy freeride type clothing. And maybe some appropriately placed armor
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