I need a summer hobby.


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    I need a summer hobby.

    Other than grilling and drinking that is. Looking for a bike recommendation and I know nothing about bikes. Goal is to start riding near home on a combination of poorly paved roads, dirt roads, abandoned roads and mellow trails. Pawtuckaway and possibly Bear Brook will be the extent of the trials; not interested in lift served. Also do not want to spend a fortune, max in the $1000 range.

    What is the best way to do this on a budget? Any recommended shops in southern NH?
    The true happiness of a man can be found in the mastery of his passions.

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    Sounds like you need a Cyclocross bike.
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    A decent hardtail will handle most of bear brook. Consider buying used. Looking for a bike with an air front shock and hydro break. Deore or better imo. Buying something slightly used will save a shipload of money and usually gets you into a better bike.

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    Plenty of state parks etc in the Seacoast, NH / North Shore, MA area with great trail riding. Check out NEMBA (New England Mt Biking Association) and follow their facebook page for group rides etc. Exeter, Messebeisic, Willowdale, Harold Parker are all options and there are many more.

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