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Old 10-25-2001, 05:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've read what kind of bikes you guys ride and I hear some of the locals mention some fun trails but my question is do any of you actually ride?fun or fitness?weekly miles? Downhill runs don't count in my book because you don't really have to be fit .I have slacked for the last year but i'm finally getting back into it and I'm up to 150 weekly miles but my goal is 250-300 miles a week,keep in mind that this are mostly road miles but i try and do at least one off road ride a week of about 30-40 miles
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Old 10-25-2001, 07:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Counting miles are for roadies <IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

Downhill counts if you ride to the top.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by ken851:
[QB]Counting miles are for roadies <IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

Hey Kenny,rides around Golden Gate Park don't count either <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> tha't is barely enough to warm up <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
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Yeah, I know GG Park is just a warm-up. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

Been doing some running at Kezar...
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Old 10-25-2001, 09:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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QUOTE]Originally posted by ken851:
Been doing some running at Kezar...[/QB][/QUOTE]

<IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0"> my wife runs all the way to Ocean Beach ,along the beach to Sloat and back <IMG SRC="smilies/maggie.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0">
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Old 10-25-2001, 10:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You boys need to get out of the city more <IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0"> and I need to ride more. To much work and the Ritchey is gathering dust. <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0">

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Old 10-25-2001, 10:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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don't have to be in good shape to downhill? you have to be in damn good shape to ride downhill... it's all or none for the full run. you don't get a rest you just hammer till it's over. 8 gears as opposed to 27? 50-60# bikes compared to 20# bikes... only people that have never riden dh say this. it's a myth. it's not easy keeping the pigs up to speed for the full run. i think your thinking of "freeriders" <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> now those are some out of shape pigs. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> imho downhill is much more demanding than crosscountry and the freeriding. also if they're isn't a chair lift your riding or pushing that beast to the top... for each and every 6 minute run.
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Yea I ride. At least 10 off road miles each time I go out. It used to be 3 times a week. But work schedule fawked that all up.

I know Iknow only 10 miles?
When you ride where I ride. youll understand. Our MT bike trails are some of the best singletrack in the USA. And I can back that up with BIKE mag. They said so not me. So if you think you can hang. BRING IT AWWN. We have about 30 miles of singletrack in our local small park. Our trails wind around/up/down/over/under (tunnel) creeks/streams/roads. You name it we got it.
Storm damage is always fun too.
Trees fall down and you have to hammer over them cranks leave cool marks in fresh down trees.
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Do you have any real hills?From what i've seen east coasters can't climb worth shit <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Its one of those things :east has nice single track and the west has the long brutal climbs
For example,most europians pros including Lance Armstrong did'nt fininsh the San Francisco Grand Prix because they could'nt handle the hills even with a litle EPO help

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<IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> i got about 30 miles worth of killer single trac just up the street from my house. kicks ass to live a 1/2 mile from annadel state park... no ski lifts though... that would be a definate upgrade for the place.
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<STRONG>Do you have any real hills?From what i've seen east coasters can't climb worth shit <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Its one of those things :east has nice single track and the west has the long brutal climbs</STRONG>
Yep, I have to agree our hill climbs are straight up and down and usually only momentum can get you up. dont forget we dont have any traction like you do. Its all mud here. But I think our longest climb measured out to be 1 1/2 miles.
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Poppy,
We'll have to get together and ride Annadel sometime....when I'm not working <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> I've been riding there for about 14 years!!!
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i'm in! i've been riding there for about 8 years now. when i was really into it i was there every single day of the week. it was worse than my 4x4 addiction <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
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I don't dig the long distance thing.
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<STRONG>QUOTE]Originally posted by ken851:
Been doing some running at Kezar...</STRONG>
<IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0"> my wife runs all the way to Ocean Beach ,along the beach to Sloat and back <IMG SRC="smilies/maggie.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0">[/QB][/QUOTE]
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<STRONG> And I can back that up with BIKE mag. They said so not me. So if you think you can hang. BRING IT AWWN. </STRONG>
LOL <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> That means it must be soo....

I don't ride as much as I did before kids (100 miles all dirt a week) and now I'm happy if I can go for a ride with my daughter on the allycat <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">


But is it really about HOW many miles?? I aways thought it was about the "fun Factor" <IMG SRC="smilies/clown.gif" border="0">
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All right speedy. Let's meet at Skegg's durning the week <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
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<STRONG>All right speedy. Let's meet at Skegg's durning the week <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
How about next weekend? oh I forgot your a very busy person,(riding during the week and wheeling on the weekends) <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
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<STRONG> LOL <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> That means it must be soo....

I don't ride as much as I did before kids (100 miles all dirt a week) and now I'm happy if I can go for a ride with my daughter on the allycat <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">


But is it really about HOW many miles?? I aways thought it was about the "fun Factor" <IMG SRC="smilies/clown.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Good one. You got me. <IMG SRC="smilies/jester.gif" border="0">

No, Really, our trails rule. There are no rocks. All mud/trees/and hills.
for the most part there is not much traction. And good friends of mine went ot moab to check out the rocks there and they said that the traction was unreal. They had absolutely no problem climbing angles that we could only dream about back here.

They said that after the first day, they were bored.
Most of our tree crossings are 2 feet off the ground and we have to build ramps out of other down trees to get over them.
One thing we have is the abilty to crest objects. I think thats my favorite part.

And as for the fun factor. Thats the only reason I ride. Keeping in shape is just a fringe benifit.

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<STRONG>Good one. You got me. <IMG SRC="smilies/jester.gif" border="0">

No, Really, our trails rule. There are no rocks. All mud/trees/and hills.

RIDE ON!</STRONG>
<IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> no really... MY trails RULE <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> LOL

where you at anyhow???


What day during the week at Skaggs?? Wednesday is halloween... tuesday?? I think I can make it tues If the "fun factor" is practiced <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> climbing isnt my fav part.....
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Daum... this map is so old <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
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<STRONG>Do you have any real hills?From what i've seen east coasters can't climb worth shit <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Its one of those things :east has nice single track and the west has the long brutal climbs
For example,most europians pros including Lance Armstrong did'nt fininsh the San Francisco Grand Prix because they could'nt handle the hills even with a litle EPO help

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Psst.... Leonel... you don't know what you're fawking talking about. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

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Yeah I'm back!! Spain was cool, but I still enjoy Italy the most. Watched the Tour of Lombardy live last week. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Ready to ride - gotta do something about all those meals I've enjoyed. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

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<STRONG>Yeah I'm back!! Spain was cool, but I still enjoy Italy the most. Watched the Tour of Lombardy live last week. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Ready to ride - gotta do something about all those meals I've enjoyed. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

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Let's hook up for a ride soon. I'm getting health insurence the 1st of Nov. so i'll be good to go <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
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<STRONG>Let's hook up for a ride soon. I'm getting health insurence the 1st of Nov. so i'll be good to go <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Sure. As long as you a) promise to show up ready to ride this time, and b) don't make it a lot talk - if you want to ride, we'll ride. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/trooper.gif" border="0">

I'm free almost every day. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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