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    Quote Originally Posted by rueler View Post
    JohnnyPoach definitely supplied enough entertainment to keep me laughing through the weekend. I forgot how nutz he is!! I thought his fork was going to explode on those smaller rock drops...and he kept asking for more.
    Johnny's good for a once-a-month ride. You appreciate him more in limited doses. The funny thing is that POS he rode tonight isn't the biggest piece of crap he's ridden this season:







    Put the sound up. The commentary is classic.
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    some of the climbs you guys were able to make are unimaginable to me. Greg has this stuff down. very impressed. At one point, i dont think my breathing came back to normal for like 20 minutes. Thought my lungs were on fire. I'll be honest, i kinda thought it was gonna be easier. but the downhills and the couple of jumps and the random obstacles do make it worthwhile. I'd like to try some more of those boulders Greg climbed up and rode down. I kinda whiffed the one i did try.

    Funny, i expected to get banged up pretty bad after i realized you werent giving me a beginner introduction. I did clip 3 or 4 trees with each shoulder but all in all, i came out pretty clean.

    Rueller, watching you come to a complete stop in the mud, then move forward and power up that steep, rocky incline was crazy. I think i dropped an f-bomb but it was impressive.

    again, much thanks for ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2knees View Post
    some of the climbs you guys were able to make are unimaginable to me. Greg has this stuff down. very impressed. At one point, i dont think my breathing came back to normal for like 20 minutes. Thought my lungs were on fire. I'll be honest, i kinda thought it was gonna be easier. but the downhills and the couple of jumps and the random obstacles do make it worthwhile. I'd like to try some more of those boulders Greg climbed up and rode down. I kinda whiffed the one i did try.

    Funny, i expected to get banged up pretty bad after i realized you werent giving me a beginner introduction. I did clip 3 or 4 trees with each shoulder but all in all, i came out pretty clean.

    Rueller, watching you come to a complete stop in the mud, then move forward and power up that steep, rocky incline was crazy. I think i dropped an f-bomb but it was impressive.

    again, much thanks for ride.
    it's all about home court advantage...I got lucky!! and I know that spot really well.

    You gotta get out with these guys on a less techy trail ride...WH res. would be fun for you since you're into the downhills. If you ride the loop from the MDC lot clockwise you have about 3 miles of gradual climbing at the start followed by 9 or so miles of awesome roller coastery trails that are mostly descending miles. Fun place to play around at...and it rides faster than Burlington ever will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2knees View Post
    some of the climbs you guys were able to make are unimaginable to me. Greg has this stuff down. very impressed. At one point, i dont think my breathing came back to normal for like 20 minutes. Thought my lungs were on fire. I'll be honest, i kinda thought it was gonna be easier. but the downhills and the couple of jumps and the random obstacles do make it worthwhile. I'd like to try some more of those boulders Greg climbed up and rode down. I kinda whiffed the one i did try.

    Funny, i expected to get banged up pretty bad after i realized you werent giving me a beginner introduction. I did clip 3 or 4 trees with each shoulder but all in all, i came out pretty clean.

    Rueller, watching you come to a complete stop in the mud, then move forward and power up that steep, rocky incline was crazy. I think i dropped an f-bomb but it was impressive.

    again, much thanks for ride.
    Yeah, just riding a bike through the woods. Piece of cake, riiiiiight?

    Thanks for the kind words. I've really fallen in love with MTB and things I enjoy I try to do as best as I can. My biggest limitation is having balls. I think back to June and there are things I never would have tried back then that I see you, Chris and Gary (gmcunni) attempt. Maintaining speed and "going for it" is such a huge part of MTB. It still amazes me the gnarly terrain you can get over on a bike if you just try.

    The endurance comes with just doing it. I've logged probably 250 miles this summer. I'm at the point now where I look forward to the climbs, especially more technical ones. When my legs are screaming I just keep pushing it and only walk if I wreck or step out because I ran out of gas. I figure each time I'm breathing heavy, I'm building wind and endurance and that not only makes me a stronger rider, but will put me in better ski shape which is why I started this in the first place. In the past, from late April to mid November, I really did no exercise. I'm anxious to see if/how the MTBing I did this summer helps once the ski season rolls around.
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Trust me when I tell you that it will help you immensely!!

    Unfortunately, skiing all winter does absolutely NOTHING for your biking fitness. When you get back on the saddle next spring, your lungs and legs will need a "few" rides to get back to form.

  6. #16
    Nice riding with ya guys....Good meeting ya scott!!! Those trails really kicked my ass..That sucked busting up 2 derailers within an hour... Greg you are riding like a FN mad man!!!!! Good to see ya come out with us 2knees!!!! WTG hitting all those drops and kickers!! Jonnypoach....fix up that trek or get a new bike your gonna kill yourself bro!!

    steve

  7. #17
    dropped the bike off at 10am just as the lbs was opening. he might be able to get it back to me by tomorrow night. fingers crossed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grassi21 View Post
    dropped the bike off at 10am just as the lbs was opening. he might be able to get it back to me by tomorrow night. fingers crossed.
    they got my derailleur fixed very quickly. if you get it back you thinking of joining Sunday AM in Trumbull?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2knees View Post
    I'll be honest, i kinda thought it was gonna be easier.

    ...after i realized you werent giving me a beginner introduction.
    Too funny. At what point did you realize it wasn't a "beginner introduction"? How you feeling today, BTW?

    You should give it another try. We'll ride out of Lamson corner next time and hit some of that stuff. More twisty, flowy singletrack. Less climbing...
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Too funny. At what point did you realize it wasn't a "beginner introduction"? How you feeling today, BTW?

    You should give it another try. We'll ride out of Lamson corner next time and hit some of that stuff. More twisty, flowy singletrack. Less climbing...

    It took me about 1/2 way up the first big climb to figure it out.

    I loved the whole thing, and i wouldnt be against doing that same area or loop again, i'm just probably going to start walking the uphills sooner. I was trying to keep up with you as best as i could at first and wasn't being realistic with myself. When i started to see white spots and and had to turn around to pick up the lung that flew out of my mouth, i knew it was hopeless.

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