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ST mountain biking

Post by dirtygrunt » Mon May 29, 2017 6:45 am

I did a little ST on the mtn bike the other day and holy crap what a work out.
Mud, rocks, roots, deep mud, rocks, roots, and hills. Good cross training :deal:
Lot of similarities with moto riding.

All I really learned was- I think I need a new mtn bike and to carry more water.
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Re: ST mountain biking

Post by Rut Row » Mon May 29, 2017 6:59 am

I'd need an EMT to ride along :dry:
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Re: ST mountain biking

Post by Stinson » Tue May 30, 2017 1:58 pm

dirtygrunt wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 6:45 am
I did a little ST on the mtn bike the other day and holy crap what a work out.
Mud, rocks, roots, deep mud, rocks, roots, and hills. Good cross training :deal:
Lot of similarities with moto riding.

All I really learned was- I think I need a new mtn bike and to carry more water.
Where did you ride? I do a lot of mountain biking since that is the easiest way to get my ST fix. A newer full suspension bike goes a long way. The mountain bikes have really come pretty far in the last 10 years.

I mainly ride up at the Frederick Water shed. It is a great workout.

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Re: ST mountain biking

Post by BigBird » Tue May 30, 2017 2:18 pm

If you're an OFG (Old Fat Guy) like me a Bosch eMTB makes it MUCH easier :loveit:
Unfortunately it doesn't help with the FEAR FACTOR of riding all the extreme technical stuff that the guys I ride with like! :shrug:
I walk some of it (even though I might be able to do it) because the consequences of failure are HIGH!
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Re: ST mountain biking

Post by dirtygrunt » Tue May 30, 2017 3:28 pm

BigBird wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 2:18 pm
If you're an OFG (Old Fat Guy) like me a Bosch eMTB makes it MUCH easier :loveit:
Unfortunately it doesn't help with the FEAR FACTOR of riding all the extreme technical stuff that the guys I ride with like! :shrug:
I walk some of it (even though I might be able to do it) because the consequences of failure are HIGH!
Crazy electric MTBs :lol2:
I had to walk a little, but my MTB weighs less than my FR so picking it up was easier.
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Re: ST mountain biking

Post by dirtygrunt » Tue May 30, 2017 3:30 pm

Stinson wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 1:58 pm
dirtygrunt wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 6:45 am
I did a little ST on the mtn bike the other day and holy crap what a work out.
Mud, rocks, roots, deep mud, rocks, roots, and hills. Good cross training :deal:
Lot of similarities with moto riding.

All I really learned was- I think I need a new mtn bike and to carry more water.
Where did you ride? I do a lot of mountain biking since that is the easiest way to get my ST fix. A newer full suspension bike goes a long way. The mountain bikes have really come pretty far in the last 10 years.

I mainly ride up at the Frederick Water shed. It is a great workout.
We were camping at Pinchot SP in PA. Suspension and brakes would be nice. My MTB is about......12 years old :shrug: Forks have some springs, but that's it.
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Re: ST mountain biking

Post by anotherguy » Tue May 30, 2017 3:35 pm

Been considering a fatbike for awhile now. Riding on the road has become.......ahhhh................well let's just say less friendly than it used to be. I prefer it to off road cycling (knees) but adverse to becoming some drunken anal portal's F350 hood ornament even more.

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