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Old 09-28-07, 11:17 AM
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What's the one thing you need to know about mountain biking?

If you were going to tell someone who was going to start mountain biking (not me) just one thing, what would it be? What would be the most important advice you could impart?

Mine would be "Use bugspray"
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If you were going to tell someone who was going to start mountain biking (not me) just one thing, what would it be? What would be the most important advice you could impart?

Mine would be "Use bugspray"
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When descending, try your best to keep your pedals/cranks at the 9 o'clock (left) and 10 o'clock (right) positions.
I can do 9 and 3 together and 10 and 4 together.

How do you do 9 and 10 together?
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Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne View Post
I can do 9 and 3 together and 10 and 4 together.

How do you do 9 and 10 together?
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Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne View Post
I can do 9 and 3 together and 10 and 4 together.

How do you do 9 and 10 together?
Ignore Zumba. He's been thinking he's Pete lately, only he has no idea what he's talking about.
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Originally Posted by Weeks View Post
If you were going to tell someone who was going to start mountain biking (not me) just one thing, what would it be? What would be the most important advice you could impart?

Mine would be "Use bugspray"
i would teach them to lift there front wheel, because the rear wheel will follow. Therefore they will be able to get over anything they will find on a beginner trail.
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Ignore Crankshaft. He's the reason why Colin McRae died.
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Calculate the H-factor of your bike. This is your weight in pounds divided by the bike cost in dollars. If it's over 2.5, you should not even hop it off a curb.
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Calculate the H-factor of your bike. This is your weight in pounds divided by the bike cost in dollars. If it's over 2.5, you should not even hop it off a curb.
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