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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 07-05-2006, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Who Rides Mountain Bikes On CLSB?

I'd like to get a count and a big group ride together sometime this summer. The sooner the better. I think the more people that come out the more fun it will be. We have a few good places to go in the area. Palos, Kettle, and Kalamazoo. My personal favorate is the later (Kalamazoo).

There was a lot of people talking about riding mountain bikes earlier in the year and I haven't noticed any discussion lately now that summer is here.

So, simple easy question, who rides mountain bikes single track dirt trail style?
I'm not talking about paved path boring bicycle riding, I'm talking about 180 beats per minute sweat your chode off, flying down huge hills, and climbing back up until you almost pass out on the dirt trail wear you helmet riding.

So yes or no? Who is game for this?

If yes, post up where you like to ride and when you are available.

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helllllll NO

let me know when you do a nice short easy paved route
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Yes, but not in a long time. I really want to soon but I'm short of time being a dad and all.

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i do i do, but currently my MB is not in riding condition, looking for another 1 at the moment. My usualy rides are the boring type, just to get some cardio to rid of the extra fat on me.

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helllllll NO

let me know when you do a nice short easy paved route
Hey Meech, Tell Nick I sent him a PM.

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In there like swimwear - Vcook can peddle a bit too
Alright then Girls lets go riding on Sunday then. I'm waiting for the lame excuse now why you can't go.

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Sunday, you want to drive to Kzoo? There are some good 2 tracks behind the Bud Dist plant out that way - The Kal-Haven trail is as much fun as drying paint - I do not have a bike rack to transport the bike so me driving in a car for 2 hrs to get to trails might be the deal breaker - I went to WMU so I know that area very well

What else is around here?

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Sunday, you want to drive to Kzoo? There are some good 2 tracks behind the Bud Dist plant out that way - The Kal-Haven trail is as much fun as drying paint - I do not have a bike rack to transport the bike so me driving in a car for 2 hrs to get to trails might be the deal breaker - I went to WMU so I know that area very well

What else is around here?
Kettle Morraine-it's about an hour and a half drive(just North of Lake Geneva).

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So Kettle it is. I have a truck with a cap and Rachel has a car with a bike rack incase we have anymore straggling souls without transportation.

No hungover, I slept in excuses either people!

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This Sunday I plan to be hungover, and sleep in.

I'm not in shape for Kettle. I don't see how my having a grabber in the middle of the woods is going to add to anyone's riding experience.

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This Sunday I plan to be hungover, and sleep in.

I'm not in shape for Kettle. I don't see how my having a grabber in the middle of the woods is going to add to anyone's riding experience.
Patrick, it would be worth the trip for you to come up hungover and not be able to make it up the first hill just for my enjoyment. I will make sure there are warm beers left over for you to drink when you get back to the truck.

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No can do this Sunday Bro - Gots ladies flying in for a weekend of boating.

Bikinis and boating come before puking and gasping for Breath

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No can do this Sunday Bro - Gots ladies flying in for a weekend of boating.

Bikinis and boating come before puking and gasping for Breath
Decent excuse

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Would be fun, but I doubt my knee can take the Kettle anymore. Last ride on the bike my knee felt like exploding after about 2 miles.
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I do want to ride bro, for sure - With my recent plunge into the "single" life again, alot of my weekends will be spent on the boat or flying out - Both boast a 98% ROI and I am working on making up the other 2% by seasons end.

I get all edgy and shit if I don't clean the pipes at least twice a week - The 5 knuckle shuffle gets old real quick

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I have a mountain bike. I ride it too!

Nick, I'd love to join you guys, and I can even hold 2 bikes in my Xterra... but I'm flying to Albuquerque on Friday to go visit the fam.

Who'd be interested in getting together for a ride on a weekday?

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How crazy are you guys with the mtn bikes? I used to ride back in college but the gut has gotten the better of me....... thinking of getting back into it.... doing the L.A.T.E. Ride this year...
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I'm not crazy at all. I'm the slowest out there on the trails, but I tend to catch up going uphill.

Never a bad time to climb... unless the weather is really horrible, and then you climb inside!

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I got a nice shiny bike just sitting in the garage Just need to break my ass into riding longer is all now


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yeah dude, you need to come out and ride with us eventually.

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Yea I need to get myself broken in. the last time I think i made a whole 2-3 miles


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Yea I need to get myself broken in. the last time I think i made a whole 2-3 miles
This is the guy that I have been waiting to post.

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I would bro, but damn I would slow yas way the fuck down I need to start riding so I can join yas soon though


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I would bro, but damn I would slow yas way the fuck down I need to start riding so I can join yas soon though

Don't worry about slowing them down. I ride much slower than Nick and he just waits for me at the intersections. Eventually (after 7 miles or so) he starts to get tired and I keep up.

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yea and after 2-3 miles yas will find me laying on the ground about to die


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