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    Fellow Frogger! dave from bendigo's Avatar
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    I just bought a new mtn bike

    Just letting everyone know I am now back into mountain biking, today I bought a 2nd hand GT 99 mdl for a bargain $200, rrp was $999 and it is alloy, has good parts and in very neat condition, I'd forgotten how fun mtn biking was, subsequently less is spent on fuel now and I am riding everywhere, Cheers , Dave P.S it is red

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    Sounds like a good deal. I only got back into mountain biking about 6 months ago and like you I'd forgotten just how much fun it is. Singletrack riding is more fun than you can ever legally have in a car and safer too in my opinion.

    Have you checked out the forum at the website:

    <a href="http://www.26inches.com" target="_blank">www.26inches.com</a>

    The forum hasn't really taken off yet in my opinion but hopefully it will soon. I've been having a good discussion there with some others about riding in restricted zones (in the Blue Mountains) and it's been interesting. My sign on there is "Davo".

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    all that involves exerting oneself doesn't it ??

    i'm exhausted reading a thread about push bikes let alone ride one lol

    sounds like a great buy though
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    I used to do an 8km run over Razorback Mtn everyday.

    Compared to that mountainbiking is a total bludge no matter how far, how steep or how tired I am. There's so many tiny little leg rest periods you get when riding that you don't get when running. I guess the fun factor also makes it easier to ignore the pain (something which long distance runners intrinsically do, but it's so much easier on a bike).

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    I used to race Cross Country Mountain Bikes..

    Was very fun, and very good exercise... Went to Nationals once, and raced in the national series another time on the olympic course out at fairfield city farm. The Date for that event was exactly 1 year till the MTB races at the olympics..

    But i had an accident on the road, cracked my helmet, and said i had to get another before i raced again. don't know if it subconsiously freaked me out, cause i never bought another helmet, so i never raced again. i ended up buiying a bmx, and started riding street and park..
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    I'm an avid cyclist. Last summer I did 3 centuries. When I was in Australia I cycled a total of about 400kms. Intrestingly enough I can't change a flat and I ride 50 miles every other day in the summer......I carry a cell phone and cash.

    The hardest thing about cycling is motorists. Even in Australia I found motorists will scream and honk at you, throw things at you and curse for no reason, unbelievable.

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    Hi Yeah,

    At my back fence is Buyna forest and is full of single tracks and some technical stuff mixed in. I ride a 02 Specialist FSR Comp (red & black) and I really enjoy it takes out so much stress and is the most fun you can have on two wheels!

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    Your right on there nick.... it's great to get out in "Fresh Air" and get the blood flowing, andrenalin racing, and the lactic acid in your legs..
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    HA!!

    my bloody clutch cable let go this morning, so i had no choice but to ride to work!!!!



    i Also have just re-discovered mountain biking, i just spent 4 days last week riding around jervis bay area on my brand new bike. tooo much fun!!
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    Mountain biking is great fun, except when hydraulic brakes fail

    Come to think of it i've knackered my suspension fork a bit too and it could really do with a rebuild. It's a hydropneumatic shock, hmm, coming to grips with all of these hydraulic failures would make me a perfect candidate for a owner

    On the traffic front, I generally have no problems at all.. I've ridden about 7000km so far this year (mostly road riding), and have had only a handful of morons honk or scream or whatever. Though I do make a very conscious effort to abide by the rules be as courteous as possible.. let's not turn this into another of those threads, now
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    How's the riding Dave ???

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