View Full Version : MTB... mountain biking... anyone?


wsmac
09-27-10, 01:04 AM
I bought a bike about four months ago from someone I know, fixed it up to my needs and have been mountain biking ever since.

I love it! Nothing SCREAMS HYPERFOCUS like jamming down steep singletrack with sharp switchbacks, rock, trees, and creeks.

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Look Prairie-Thornton Trail... Southern Humboldt California
See that valley down below? That's how far down we started at just over 2 hours before this picture, and that's where we'll wind up in less than 1.:eek:


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Rocky singletrack, Mt. Ashland, Oregon

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My ride up the mountain.. Ashland Mountain Adventures... Bill and Sue are incredibly cool folks. I've been up there twice now just to ride down the mountain.

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Down and Dirty... back in the city of Ashland after the ride down Mt. Ashland.
Of course... I intentionally crashed just to dirty up the 'ole jersey so I could look PRO! LOL

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My ride... Sette Frame, Marzocchi 55 forks, Juicy5 brakes, and now she sports a Crank Brothers Joplin seatpost - easy up... easy down!:D

AND...... my newest ride.... Little CHUMBA!
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29'er

RedHairedWitch
09-27-10, 11:32 AM
*waves*

I love MTBiking!

wsmac
09-27-10, 07:22 PM
*waves*

I love MTBiking!

*waves* back!

Just rode the Look Prairie-Thornton trail today... 2 hrs and 15 minutes as opposed to 3 hrs with my friend last time. This time I rode alone.
But now I'm tired and I still have 6 1/2 hrs here at work to go.:(

I'll do an easier ride tomorrow.. my day off:D

Canada has some really nice trails... reminds me of Alaska

Rebelyell
09-27-10, 07:41 PM
I use to ride,had a HARO full suspension 21 speed.I lost interest had no 1 to ever ride w and then developed painful heel spurs and foot problems and that was the nail in the coffin plus bike has no glide,went riding w a couple co workers and bike is so heavy I was lagging behind,got so teed off threw helmet at a tree cracked that and was 2 seconds from throwing my 2000 dollar bike into the canal and walking away.

wsmac
09-27-10, 08:42 PM
I had a Haro with no suspension back in the day and yes.. they do seem to be heavy bikes... at least mine was.

Sorry to hear about the injuries.
I've got a couple of my own but not serious enough to stop me yet.

Do you swim? I like doing that when I can't do impact sports.

Rebelyell
09-27-10, 09:07 PM
yeah I swim,jet ski and quad and dual sport,if I can only get my 09 aprilia rxv 450 running right.When Im 1 w my PWc or bike I feel like Im next to God and Im free and I could throw my medicine out to the deep blue river gods because I feel so Euphoric.You;ll never see a motorcycle parked outside of a shrinks office,who ever said that aint that the truth

wsmac
09-27-10, 09:35 PM
You;ll never see a motorcycle parked outside of a shrinks office,who ever said that aint that the truth

Back when I had my Harley (before they became Harley Yuppie Davidson ;)) I was able to work a split shift. This enabled me to come in early to work, leave for the whole middle of the day, then return later that evening to finish my shift.

Most times, all I did was ride... West Texas and East New Mexico

Rebelyell
09-27-10, 09:40 PM
What I ride a sporty 883 w drag pipes and leather saddle bags.

wsmac
09-27-10, 11:15 PM
I'm currently trying to sell an '81 Sporty 1100 :D

wsmac
10-08-10, 03:21 PM
I finally got CHUMBA back yesterday! I'm going out riding soon hopefully, before work... heck... I'll ride to work! It's not mountain biking, but I want to RIDE THIS BIKE finally.

Hopefully I can get to Ashland next week or the week after.
I just went on the Ossagon Trail loop North of where I live...
http://northcoastbikerides.blogspot.com/search/label/Ossagon%20Trail
That took me 2 1/2 hrs Wednesday. Next time I'll slow it down though... beautiful scenery and lots of Elk.

wsmac
04-17-11, 11:14 PM
Been a while... anyone mountainbiking?
Anyone go to Sea Otter this year? I missed it :(

I've been trying to ride as much as I can with my right clavicle loosey-goosey
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/748/rtshoulderxray.jpg
The arrow pointing at the open black space shows the gap created when I blew my AC & CC ligaments.
The other arrow just points to my clavicle. I have a nice 'step' up to my right shoulder.
http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/1065/marksclavicle.jpg

Gonna get it fixed this Wednesday... OH YEAH! Then it's just another 6 weeks for healing until I can ride again (I hope!) :D

RedHairedWitch
04-17-11, 11:17 PM
I'm waiting for my next pay cheque then its time for a tune up and to start riding. Yay!

wsmac
04-17-11, 11:21 PM
I'm waiting for my next pay cheque then its time for a tune up and to start riding. Yay!
That's cool!
Where I live, we are in our rainy season still, but I can ride off-road as long as I can find places that aren't too muddy. I ride trails in the redwood forests now because they are usually in better shape than the others.

Canada has some really awesome country for riding in.
For the really serious downhillers (more advanced than me) there's Whistler, the North Shore, Kamloops, and others.

Blueranne
04-17-11, 11:34 PM
My uncle is trying to talk me into training for LOTOJA. This is really intimidating to me but, he seems to think I can do it... We will see I guess.

Check it out.

http://www.lotojaclassic.com/NoFlash.html

anonymouslyadd
04-17-11, 11:55 PM
My uncle is trying to talk me into training for LOTOJA. This is really intimidating to me but, he seems to think I can do it... We will see I guess.

Check it out.

http://www.lotojaclassic.com/NoFlash.html

That would be wonderful.

wsmac
04-18-11, 03:12 AM
29th Annual? Far out!
Sounds like one helluva ride!
I've been living at sea level since '96 and I feel it anytime I reach 2,000 ft.
That's sad :(
Can't imagine being able to make that ride... if you do it... keep us up to date on it.

My uncle is trying to talk me into training for LOTOJA. This is really intimidating to me but, he seems to think I can do it... We will see I guess.

Check it out.

http://www.lotojaclassic.com/NoFlash.html

stef
04-18-11, 05:00 AM
*looks up from picnic and novel, waves at mountain bikers tearing down the hill*

Blueranne
04-18-11, 09:19 AM
*looks up from picnic and novel, waves at mountain bikers tearing down the hill*

A picnic in Paris... Stef GTH! ;) LOL

stef
04-18-11, 09:56 AM
A picnic in Paris... Stef GTH! ;) LOL

GTH - ?
actually I was picturing the scenery of the mountain biking...
goodness, it would be a perfect day for a picnic here though! but I'm at work.

danelady
04-18-11, 10:55 AM
I watched some extreme mountain biking competition on TV recently. Whoa,it looked like they were trying to ride down the Grand Canyon! I was squirming just watching it!

Blueranne
04-18-11, 01:57 PM
GTH - ?
actually I was picturing the scenery of the mountain biking...
goodness, it would be a perfect day for a picnic here though! but I'm at work.

:) I'm just jealous of your location.

wsmac
04-18-11, 02:34 PM
I watched some extreme mountain biking competition on TV recently. Whoa,it looked like they were trying to ride down the Grand Canyon! I was squirming just watching it!

My guess is that you were watching video of the Red Bull Rampage out in Moab, Utah. That is definitely EXTREME! They call it Freeriding.

The only time I do anything that extreme on my mountain bike is when I don't watch where I'm going, ride too fast to stop or make a turn, then huck off something I just know is going to kill me :eek:
Luckily... I haven't killed me yet!:p
(and truth be told... I haven't hucked off anything over 10ft in height for sure)

wsmac
04-18-11, 02:36 PM
*looks up from picnic and novel, waves at mountain bikers tearing down the hill*

If I'm ever in France mtb'ing and I see you picnicking, I'll be sure to slow down and wave back (course, I'll probably crash trying to ride 1-handed, but I'll make it spectacular for your viewing pleasure Stef. lol)

stef
04-19-11, 03:37 AM
:) I'm just jealous of your location.

but I still don't know what "GTH" means!

Blueranne
04-19-11, 07:30 AM
but I still don't know what "GTH" means!

Stef, I just PMed you. :) peace!

Rebelyell
04-19-11, 06:15 PM
I ride an 01 Haro mountain bike w full suspension and disc brakes:)More of a downhiller,as you have to pedal like a maniac to keep any forward momentum and as soon a sI let off to coast the bike slows down an stops like a rock.

wsmac
04-20-11, 02:19 AM
9 hours until my surgery!

I'm going to get one last mtb ride in before I report to the hospital at 0630... hehehe...
one last muddy mountainbike ride in Rohner Park,
in the dark around 0530(with headlights of course ;)),
then ride to the hospital, shower off and slip into one of those gowns that open up in the back...

or is it the front?:eek:

Heck, I only work in a hospital... I don't normally have to wear the darn things!:p

Blueranne
04-20-11, 09:29 AM
wsmac, I hope the surgery goes well! :)

sicunder
06-03-13, 06:08 PM
i wish i was in mountainous area. gym biing is death to a adhd guy.

Drewbacca
06-11-13, 11:34 AM
i wish i was in mountainous area. gym biing is death to a adhd guy.

You don't need mountains in order to get out of the gym.

Since this is a mtb thread, may I suggest searching for an indoor mtb park? They are a relatively new thing in the US and I have no idea if they are being built in other countries... if not, maybe you can find a group of like-minded individuals and start to get something off the ground.

proileri
06-25-13, 03:13 PM
You don't need mountains in order to get out of the gym.


True. I live in one of the flattest regions in whole Europe, and there's tons of trails around here. There's bound to be some parks, empty lots, whatever even around populous areas - just try to spot some MTBer-looking guys and ask them where to go.