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    Mountain Biking?

    Any mountain bikers here? I used to ride back in college and for a few years after college, but I sort of got away from it recently. I'm thinking about dusting off the old Trek 930 and getting out again this spring. Anyone know of any good trails in the Waterbury/Litchfield County, CT area?

    Any interest in a mountain bike forum here?

    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Wow Greg, just what I was to write to you in a pm in a few minutes to discuss this very subject.

    I can't cycle because of my bad knees, but to compliment your site, I think it is a winning subject. I receive "Granite Sports" which has many canoeing, biking, running, swimming, etc. "Triathlon events" that are well established and are super entrant/spectator sports.

    Yes, I'm very much for all outdoor sports/events as stated above. How do others feel about this, this could include many New England run, bike, swim events. There are 2-3 great ones each month!

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    I off-road but not mountain. In other words, I love cycling through the woods, especially on old railroad grades, but you won't find me riding up Tecumseh!

    I was just looking at topo maps for the area around my parents - seems the "Southern New England Trunkline Trail" isn't far from them, as is an even older grade in the area, which seems to have been obliterated in many areas. Next time I visit, the bike's coming with me...
    Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face. - Dave Barry
    Waterville 11/30; Loon 12/7; Cannon 12/13, 1/17, 2/23; Sugarloaf 12/20, 21-22; Bretton Woods 1/3; Jay Peak 1/24-25; Heavenly 2/9; Squaw Valley 2/10-2/11; Wachusett 3/3; Sunday River 3/7-8

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    Just two posts and there is interest already. Any more cyclists out there that wish to share their thoughts. C'mon, we have seen 1000's on cycles everywhere during the year.
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    I'm not too much of a die-hard cyclist but I do enjoy a ride through the woods. I think you miss too much if you are pedaling through the woods. I enjoy the Franconia Notch Bike path and have ridden it many times but thats the most you'll get out of me. I'd rather take a lazy stroll through the woods and if I really need to get my heart pumping, I'll just watch some hockey.

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    I'm not into mountain biking, but I am doing triathlons. I just did one yesterday (actually a duathlon) in Sutton MA which was 3.1M run/10M bike/3.1M run. Came in first in my age bracket (55-59), but then there were only 3 of us in that division!

    I've got a summers worth of events planned including the Mooseman at Waterville Valley in June (the "road version) and the 1/2 Ironman in August. Also traveling out to Ohio in May to do one...it's a mini vacation for me.

    Hope I can fit some hiking in on the alternating days and weekends!

    Max
    "Never take no cut-offs, and hurry along as fast as you can." Virginia Reed, Donner party survivor

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    I mountain bike too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentCal
    I'm not too much of a die-hard cyclist but I do enjoy a ride through the woods. I think you miss too much if you are pedaling through the woods... I'd rather take a lazy stroll through the woods and if I really need to get my heart pumping...
    I used to bike a lot (stopped after living in florida in 1997 and using it as my primary form of transport). I'd agree that I missed a lot of beauty as I went to-and-fro... kinda hard to 'watch where you're going' when you're looking at the woods around you...

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    Max-

    A win is a win no matter the age bracket. To quote Yogi Berra, “Winning is Winning”.

    I have been doing some “adventure racing” in the last couple of years. Biking, hiking, orienteering, kayaking, and a wide variety of outdoor disciplines (depending on race).

    Been sticking to “sprint” type races 12/24 hour variety. If you like the triathlons---you may like these. Always looking for good teammates like yourself. And others if interested.

    Doing this one in May.
    http://www.genesisadventures.com/v2/...ursponsors.htm
    Shoot me an email if anyone is interested.

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    The clouds blew away, the sun came out, the air warmed up, and I snuck out of work early to hop on the bike for the first time this spring. Besides scouting out portions of my commute to work along the Minuteman Bikeway and the Lower Vine Brook Bikeway, I went out the Reformatory Branch, which is an unpaved grade past the Bedford end of the Minuteman going towards Concord. It's a beautiful trail, similar to its counterpart, the old Narrow Gauge going up to Billerica, but just a few miles in I hit an impassable set of puddles. 13.8 miles for the day. Bring on the weekend and the good weather!
    Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face. - Dave Barry
    Waterville 11/30; Loon 12/7; Cannon 12/13, 1/17, 2/23; Sugarloaf 12/20, 21-22; Bretton Woods 1/3; Jay Peak 1/24-25; Heavenly 2/9; Squaw Valley 2/10-2/11; Wachusett 3/3; Sunday River 3/7-8

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