Hi all you mad ones !
Can anybody tell me the fixure date for the MTB Mayhem 24hr event
in the UK in 2001.
Most make it next year !!!
Merry Xmas all you MTBers.
For Immediate Release: December 11, 2000
Contact: IMBA, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 303-545-9011
IMBA Issues Action AlertBLM Plan Could Restrict Mountain Biking
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has released a draft plan that will
govern how off-highway vehicles can be used on BLM-managed public
land. The International Mountain Bicycling Association is concerned
that the plan groups mountain bikes with motorized vehicles despite the
different impacts of the activities.
IMBA is against grouping mountain bikes with motorized vehicles because it
could lead to severe and unwarranted restriction of bicycle access. The
physical and social impacts of bicycle use are clearly less than that of
motorized use and IMBA believes bicycles should be managed separately.
"We're disappointed the BLM has chosen this route," said IMBA executive
director Tim Blumenthal. "We have worked as partners with the BLM for a
decade to carefully manage mountain biking. This plan is not consistent with
The Draft National Off-Highway Vehicle Management Strategy was released Dec.
4 for public comment.
IMBA is encouraging mountain bikers to submit comments on the plan before
the Jan. 3, 2001 deadline. The BLM has said it will finalize the strategy by
Jan. 19, 2001 the last day of the Clinton Administration.
IMBA suggests the following points be included in comment letters:
* Bicycling should be managed separately from motorized recreation. Explain
from your personal experience the fundamental differences between bicycling
and motorized recreation.
* IMBA believes that bicycling should be grouped with other nonmotorized
recreation forms, such as hiking and horseback riding, in the management
guidelines for public lands. We agree that bicycling and all forms of
recreation need management. We will be happy to work with BLM to improve the
management of bicycling on the public lands, and we encourage the agency to
develop a bicycling strategy, or a nonmotorized recreation strategy, to
complement its OHV strategy.
* The BLM did not sufficiently inform the public that bicycles would be
included in the plan during the initial comment period. Because of this,
many bicyclists did not comment. The deadline for additional public
comment, Jan. 3, 2001, is too soon for cyclists to adequately review the
plan and submit comments.
* More than 10 million Americans enjoy mountain biking. BLM decisions made
today about mountain biking will impact our activity for years to come. Our
sport is big enough to warrant its own management plan.
* The BLM, mountain bikers and the International Mountain Bicycling
Association have a long, positive history of cooperation that began in the
late 1980s and includes several formal agreements and joint projects. This
controversial plan to group mountain bikes with motorized vehicles could
harm this relationship.
* The BLM plan fundamentally differs from a recently signed Memorandum of
Understanding between the U.S. Forest Service and IMBA, the Forest Service
pledged that it shall "Encourage the management of mountain bike use as
distinct from motorized activities when developing agency policy, forest
management plans, and travel management rules."
Send your letter by mail, email, or fax to:
BLM OHV Strategy Comments
U.S. Department of the Interior, BLM
1849 C ST N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20240
View the BLM Draft National Off-Highway Vehicle Management Strategy at
NEMBA Auctions Ned Overend’s Race Bike
Charles Gleason of Greenwood, Delaware made the winning bid of $965 for Ned
Overend’s 1992 Championship M2 Race bike. Gleason, a 54 year old mountain
bike enthusiast, is a huge fan of Ned Overend and of Specialized Bicycles in
general. Not only does Gleason own three Specialized Bicycles, but even has
a Specialized logo tattooed on his left ankle! He’s been riding for many
years, but has re-kindled his enthusiasm with the purchase of his most
recent Specialized dual suspension bike, a Rockhopper A1 Comp. He is
thrilled to own such a great momento of mountain bike racing, and had
expected the bidding to go to more that a couple of thousand dollars.
The auction benefits the trail advocacy programs of the New England Mountain
Bike Association, an organization with a membership of more than 2600 riders
and 14 chapters around New England. To learn more, visit
http://www.nemba.org. NEMBA thanks Ned and Specialized for helping make the
trails a better place for cyclists.
IMBA Reaffirms Support for Forest Service Roadless Initiative
BOULDER, CO The International Mountain Bicycling Association today
reiterated its support for the U.S. Forest Service's Roadless Areas
Conservation Initiative, which will preserve 49 million acres of U.S. public
land. "This is good for the forest and good for mountain bicycling, too,"
said IMBA executive director Tim Blumenthal.
Earlier this week the U.S. Forest Service released a Final Environmental
Impact Statement for the proposal, which leaves decisions about trail use to
local national forests. "We're pleased that the plan does not prescribe
national rules or guidelines for recreation," said Blumenthal. "We continue
to believe that travel management decisions should be made by local national
Gary Sprung, national policy consultant for IMBA, said, "Roadless areas are
important to mountain bikers because they are undisturbed and natural and
because they often include narrow, singletrack trails that off-road
"We know there will be future debates about designating Roadless Areas as
Wilderness, which excludes bicycling," Sprung continued. "But this current
decision protects pristine landscapes and allows quiet, human-powered
bicycling on singletrack trails."
During the initial public comment period in the fall of 1999, IMBA supported
the basic concept of the Roadless Initiative. The group's formal comments
stated, "IMBA recognizes that all types of forest uses, including
recreation, have ecological impacts. IMBA agrees with the Forest Service
statement that roads and activities associated with roads cause ecological
problemsŠ. Roads are typically built to support logging, mining and other
industrial activities, or to access inholdings. These activities can degrade
the quality of mountain bicycling experiences, discouraging visitation and
The Roadless Initiative's effects on logging have made the proposal highly
controversial. IMBA has no formal position on the appropriate level of
logging, if any, within Roadless Areas and is focused on the Initiative's
Pete WebberMembership Director
International Mountain Bicycling Association
PO Box 7578, Boulder CO 80306
ph: 303-545-9011 x 112, fax: 303-545-9026
email: email@example.com, web: http://www.imba.com
Merlin Renews Sponsorship of the Merlin/NEMBA Trail Maintenance Series for
Though Merlin Metalworks has re-located south of the border to Chattanooga,
Tennessee, the company will continue to support its New England roots by
continuing its sponsorship of the Merlin/NEMBA Trail Maintenance Series.
Managed and promoted as a race series, volunteers are entered into an
end-of-the-season raffle for a Merlin titanium mountain bike frame. The more
trail maintenance events attended, the greater the chances of winning the
coveted titanium bicycle. In addition, a special raffle is held for those
who attended three events or more. The prize: Merlin’s new dual suspension
mountain bike frameset, the Extra Fat.
The Merlin/NEMBA Series has grown each year since its inception in 1996, and
currently boasts 53 separate events in Massachusetts and Rhode Island which
cover 23 different parks, making it the largest trail maintenance series in
the world. Merlin’s donations have also made it possible for NEMBA to gain
access to over $47,000 of grant money allocated through TEA-21, with an
additional $8500 budgeted for the 2001 season.
“From the start, Merlin realized that mountain bike sales are related to
trail access,” comments Philip Keyes, NEMBA’s executive director. “The
company also realizes that individuals who care enough to give back to the
trails also care about the type of bikes that they ride, and they want the
best.” According to Merlin Marketing Director, Herbert Krabel, “The design,
strength and artistry of Merlin’s bikes grew out of riding New England’s
rooty, tight singletrack, and we believe in the importance of trail access
for public enjoyment.”
The New England Mountain Bike Association has 14 chapters and more than 2600
members throughout New England. Its mission is to promote responsible
mountain biking and to protect and preserve New England trails and open
spaces. The group also leads about 1000 recreational rides, holds mountain
bike festivals, organizes trips and has bicycle patrols in many parks.
Contact NEMBA at www.nemba.org or 800-57-NEMBA.
Arson in Vietnam (Updated ! 08/06/99)
The Milford Fire Department needs help to catch those responsible for setting fires along the trails known as Vietnam in Milford, Massachusetts. More than 65 fires have been set since May, and sometimes multiple fires have been set in a single day. Anyone who has knowledge or sees anything suspicious is urged to call Deputy Chief John Touhey at 508-473-1214. There is an up to $5000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the arsonists, so call the State Police's Arson hotline at 800-682-9229 if you have any leads.
According to one report by a mountain biker on July 15th, he and a friend put out a small fire along one of the trails using water from their hydration packs. They noticed large sneaker prints (size 11-12) all around the fire, and they followed the footprints up to the cell towers and then down the powerlines to Rte. 85.
Because mountain bikers cover so much ground so quickly and! quietly, we are in a good position to help put a stop to this. However, please DO NOT APPROACH anyone who you believe suspicious. Call the authorities. This person (or persons) should be regarded as very dangerous.
I've got a tip I just learned today, don't go blazing any new trails through the woods in hunting season. I bumped into a couple of hunters on a four wheeler, they kept lecturing about us making alot of noise and scaring the deer away and how lucky we were not to be shot. I wasn't about to call them on that making too much noise thing, cause they had guns and they looked like crazy rednecks, and I had no idea that it was hunting season, but we were pretty safe in our brightly colored outfits. Kind of an interesting story... Cole
We agree with your analysis. Please watch out for the muzzleheads, bow brains, deer destroyers, rifle rats, and other assorted sharpshooters during THE SEASON. Please check with your local rangers and officials, look for postings, and be aware of season dates. Wear brightly colored clothes, make some noise, and steer clear of the hunt heads. Please respect their rights to hunt and use the woods. Don't be nasty, remember they have weapons and you don't!
I would like to see if you would list the Road Apple Rally in your list of bike trails and festival. The Road Apple Rally is the oldest running mountain bike race in the world. This year was our 20th. We were racing before there were any mountain bikes in production and before NORBA. This was the first race that Ned Overend, John Tomac, Greg Herbold and others pros did before they were famous. This year was the last race John Tomac did as a pro, since he is now retired. Our site www.roadapplerally.com has more of our history. Thanks Dan
Thought you might enjoy this picture. We love these bottles! The liquid comes out so much easier than the others you have to suck on. We could use a few more. I had the Shimano hydraulic disc brakes installed a few weeks ago and I love them. I'm sure I'll appreciate them even more when our rainy season begins in December. We had quite an adventure this weekend. Not one I'd like to repeat. Check it out at:
Greetings fellow hammerheads:
The remainder of our 2000 season is now fully booked, so we have
started to plan for next year already. What a year! After focusing on
2 trips for the last 4 years, we decided to add a new trip, the
best-of-B.C. singletrack feast, to our schedule. Starting small, with
only 2 departures, we were overwhelmed by the response and had to
add 3 more departures. It was a great success! - thanks to everyone
who joined us this year and a hearty invitation to everyone who
We have now posted 2001 dates on our website - please visit
http://www.ferniefattire.com to find out when our trips are departing.
Save 15% off the cost of your 2001 trip by booking online at
http://www.ferniefattire.com/reservations.htm by Dec. 15, 2000.
Photos from the 2000 season should be posted soon. Anyone who
joined us this year, please feel free to send us copies of your photos
or scans via e-mail.
Aloha and happy trails, everyone!
Mike Brcic, President,
Fernie Fat-Tire Adventures
Box 2037, Fernie, BC, Canada V0B 1M0
READ BELOW FOR DESCRIPTION OF OUR EVENT. WE ARE TRYING TO CONTACT ALL OF THE
PA MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUBS WE CAN. WE'D LIKE TO TALK ABOUT DEVELOPING A
STATEWIDE MB ORGANIZATION. PLEASE TRY TO MAKE THE "BASH" IF POSSIBLE. PLEASE
FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO ALL POSSIBLY INTERESTEDE PARTIES. THANKS, AND HOPE
TO SEE YOU AT THE "BASH"
TICKETS FOR THE "BASH" ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING BIKE SHOPS:
BUSHEY'S CYCLING AND FITNESS
IN GEAR CYCLING AND FITNESS
HOLME'S CYCLING AND FITNESS
BLACK CREEK BIKE SHOP
WORLD CUP SKI & CYCLE
MOUNTAISIDE SKI & SPORTS
ALSO, IF YOU WANT TO PURCHASE TICKETS BY MAIL, SEND CHECK OR MONEY ORDER FOR
$ 15.00 TO:
RATTLING CREEK SINGLETRACKERS
817 EAST MAIN STREET
LYKENS, PA 17048
FOR THOSE WHO PAY IN ADVANCE, YOU CAN PICK YOUR TICKETS UP AT THE GATE AT
THE TIME OF ARRIVAL. REMEMBER, IF YOU DON'T PAY OR GET TICKETS IN ADVANCE,
THEY'RE $ 20.00 AT THE GATE.
1ST ANNUAL MOUNTAIN BIKE BASH
SEPTEMBER 8-10 AT CAMP MUCKLERATZ SE OF ELIZABETHVILLE, PA
HOSTED BY THE RATTLING CREEK SINGLETRACKERS
GATES OPEN AT 3:00 PM FRIDAY
TICKETS $15.00 IN ADVANCE $ 20.00 AT GATE
FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT CAMPING WITH SHOWERS & FACILITIES
PLENTY OF SHWAG (FREE STUFF!!!) PROVIDED BY OUR GRACIOUS SPONSORS
FRIDAY NIGHT GROUP RIDE (BRING THOSE LIGHTS!!!)
SATURDAY GROUP RIDES (RIDES ON OUR EPIC SINGLETRACK & ALTERNATIVE
SNOWMOBILE TRAIL RIDES FOR YOU NOT SO TECHNO TREADHEADS)
APPROXIMATELY 40 MILES OF GRASSY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS & DIRT ROADS
15 MILES OF SUWHEEEET SINGLETRACK SOME TWISTY SOME FAST & SOME TECHNICAL
WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT?
SATURDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT ( ROB YOST COVERING ROCK' N' ROLL FROM JIM
CROCE TO METALLICA / HOW'S THAT FOR DIVERSITY?)
PLENTY OF PRIZES!!!
EXTRA PRIZE DRAWING FOR ALL TRAILWORK VOLUNTEERS ON SUNDAY!!!
THIS IS A B.Y.O.B. EVENT
FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE AT AN ADDITIONAL COST.
CHECK OUT OUR FLYER AT THE FOLLOWING BIKE SHOPS
THESE SHOPS ARE ALSO SOME OF OUR SPONSORS
BUSHEY'S CYCLING AND FITNESS
IN GEAR CYCLING AND FITNESS
HOLME'S CYCLING AND FITNESS
BLACK CREEK BIKE SHOP
WORLD CUP SKI & CYCLE
MOUNTAISIDE SKI & SPORTS
322 WEST TO 225 NORTH ( HALIFAX EXIT )
PROCEED ON 225 NORTH THROUGH HALIFAX APPROXIMATELY 8 MILES
GO UP ELIZABETHVILLE MOUNTAIN PAST McDONALD'S SIGN TO TOP OF MOUNTAIN
TURN RIGHT ONTO QUARRY ROAD ( LOOK FOR MOUNTAIN BIKE BASH SIGNS)
PROCEED TO SPLIT, GO RIGHT ONTO WHITE OAK ROAD
PROCEED PAST DCNR SHED & LOOK FOR CAMP MUCLERATZ SIGN ON LEFT
I-81 SOUTH TO TOWER CITY/POTTSVILLE EXIT (209 SOUTH)
PROCEED ON 209 SOUTH THROUGH TOWER CITY & LYKENS TO ELIZABETHVILLE
TURN LEFT AT RED LIGHT IN CENTER OF TOWN ( WASHINGTON HOTEL ON RIGHT)
PROCEED UP TO TOP OF ELIZABETHVILLE MOUNTAIN
TURN LEFT ONTO QUARRY ROAD AFTER QUARRY ENTRANCE ( LOOK FOR MOUNTAIN BIKE
PROCEED TO SPLIT, GO RIGHT ONTO WHITE OAK ROAD
PROCEED PAST DCNR SHED & LOOK FOR CAMP MUCLERATZ SIGN ON LEFT
FOR MORE INFO CALL (717) 810-2280 OR E-MAIL RCST1@YAHOO.COM
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!
Keith Whitcomb, Secretary
Rattling Creek Singletrackers
Hey Thanks MaNiMaL. That's unbelievable! I'm 47 years old and although I used to ride the pavement many years ago I just got the Fuji 10 speed back out of the shed this spring. After a good cleaning and a little maintenance I'm riding once again. I'm just about to pick up my first mountain bike, it's a new leftover 2000 Diamondback XR1. I know I over spent being it's my first MT bike but, I couldn't resist the deal $889.00. Just found your site the same day I played the contest. Great Site!! I know it will help me tremendously with the in's and out's of trail riding. Or should I say up's and endos.
Keep the great info. coming on Web Mountain Bike. I need all the help I can get.
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Squad in 2000 "Team CRCA Keith Haring Foundation"
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We are seeking top notch expert class mtn bike racers on the east coast for a
decent expert squad next year. downhill and XC.
We have excellent suport from Sugoi and many more very good brands.
We can supply riders with lots of benefits they need to race minus cash for
right now. If you know interested parties have them contact me, thanks
A note of thanks for the samples you sent. The Choc. Nut Clif Bar not
only does the job but about the best tasting energy bar i've ever put
between my pearly whites. I'll be ordering in the near future, as quick
as I get lower on the 48 Power Bars I purchased recently, if I could
explain it to the wife i'd pitch em and make the switch immediately, but
alas she has no sense of humor when it comes to waste. I'll slip one to
the dog now and then and make quick work of em, the Clif Bar is superior
to anything on the Market, you must stop, get off the Bike, and savor
this thing. The only problem i'll have is not using em as a midnight
With regards to the website:
1. I think you have approached it in the right way - keep it relatively
simple, and consequently the response (click) time is excellent.
Unfortunately, it only takes a first time user a 20 or 30 second wait on a
click to go to another site (bikeonline.com unfortunately).
2. If you get a faster connection (I don't know what you are using, but DSL
is the best at the moment), you could put more graphics on if you wanted.
3. From both a work aspect and studying (an MBA at the moment), Customer
Relationship Management is key - you have that very well covered at the
moment. What you might think about is that word will get around about your
excellent service - if you start to get larger volumes of people visiting
the site, and purchasing, how are you going to deal with that? You will need
faster servers and connections, and you will need to organize data so that
you can utilize it easily, and continue to give great service (You won't be
able to remember everybody you deal with anymore).
The key to these things is to prepare for them in advance - if service
levels go down, you may alienate existing customers, and drive away new
There is also a correlation that if you give good service, that you need not
be the cheapest in the market. You are not necessarily competing with
bikeonline, which is a pile'em high, sell 'em cheap, no service philosophy.
I guess, after all this speel, the crux is keep doing what you are doing -
just prepare now for the increase in demand that I am sure you will get!
And, if you need anything, I would be pleased to help any way I can.
Hope I have not bored you to tears with this!
Thank you for your kind comments. You are "Ride On" with your analysis. When Webmountainbike becomes famous, and a bustling e-commerce site, we will remember that you warned us. In the mean time, I guess we'll have to keep riding our mountainbikes while we still have the time to do it...
Hey I just though i would let you know that I am doing a marathon and if
you wouldn't mind give me some hint on how to ride +50 miles in a day.
I have done several rides between 100 and 200 miles, and they required about 50 miles a day for 2 and 4 days respectively. On the 4 day ride, I got a little saddle sore on the third day after about 150 miles. You will easily be able to ride +50 miles in a day, but you need to prepare by riding before-hand and ramping up the miles.
Start about a week ahead of time and do a couple of 20-25 mile days, with a break day in between. If you can do 25 miles, and then take a rest day or two, you will be able to do 50 in a day. You will be "pumped up" on your ride day, just take it slow in the beginning and don't burn out early. Stay hydrated (cytomax), keep up your electrolytes, and bring plenty of food and fuel.
Let me know some more details>> is it a race, what is the terrain like, how many riders, do you have a partner, where is it, etc... I can give you some more tips. Carry a Tylenol or Motrin in case you get any pain anywhere. Make sure you have some clif or energy bars. Get a good night's sleep two nights before the day of the marathon, as the night before you may be too excited to sleep well.
If you believe you can do it, YOU CAN!
Good Luck! Let me know how it goes. You will feel great afterwards, and be proud of your accomplishment!
If you need any nutrition stuff, you can check out our store. These items will help you stay energized, and we use them on all of our rides.
Web Mountain Bike Store
Ride On ~~MaNiMaL~~
Yup I did get the bottom bracket out but it took to cooperation of the
local bike shop to do it. I guess what happend was, the previous owner did
not take such good care of the bike (which happens to be a Marin) and the
threads of the bottom bracket fused with the bike frame. So the guys at the
bike store told me the only solution was to torch it out, so I was like
alright (because as of this point it was pretty much a last resort) and a
few days later I had it out and my new 00' Shimano XT crank set was
installed (and let me tell you that it is awsome) well I hope that you had a
good vacation and thanks for responding I had wrote others and you were the
only one who wrote back I will tell others if they ever have questions where
to go. Oh and if you have a couple of water bottles you dont want I would be
gald to take them for you
Been riding daily for 12 weeks now and i'm hooked. Your site is really a
wealth of information for a 56 yr old kid such as myself. You don't make
me want to buy anything, since I already want that, but make me want to
get out and ride and learn more about this mountain biking experience.
Being from the flats of NW Kansas, i'm forced to do the country roads
and the wheat stubble, yet am only 4 hrs from Boulder, CO. and will be
heading in that direction in the near future. Really appreciate the
information you provide, and you've become my source for getting
information, motivation and inspiration. Thanks for making me feel 25
yrs. younger and keep it up.
Have you seen an all-wheel-drive or front-wheel-drive bike without using
chain or cable mechanism for its drive train? What if there is?
Sorry it took awhile to rsvp, we were away on vacation...
We agree that a bike without a chain would be awesome, but we are not familiar with any moutainbikes without a chain drive. Also, I don't think there are mountain bikes with front wheel drive that are any good yet...
Our mechanic is experimenting with a road bike and cable-less shifting. There is a receiver on the rear derailleur and a transmitter on the handle bar. If you want more info on this, please let us know. So far, it is not yet perfected for mountain biking and he is checking it out on his road bike.... ~~MaNiMaL~~
I enjoyed your page and the comments that were contained there in. What I
enjoyed most was the lack of presence from advertising. In a day and age
when every piece of publication is scoured with ads, it is refreshing to see
and read a page that is pure!
rippin' it up in MD
I must compliment you on the design of your water bottle. The soft
silicone stopper/mouthpiece is much more comfortable than the standard
water bottles I have been using. My Webmountainbike bottle is now quite
scratched and battle scarred from riding trails here on Oahu, Hawaii. I'm still
working on those trail reports for your web site. Best from Paradise.
I got your package today and it was the BEST thing I got in the mail this week.
I totally needed a new water bottle. I hate to buy them. I usually get
them for free from bike shows and other places, but I have not gotten a new
one in two years.
Thank you for the snack, drink mixes and the water bottle.
You the MAN!
I cannot wait to try the webmountainbike margarita.
If you need any web advise or computer questions in general please feel
free to drop me a line any time.
Came across your site while searching for information on the WV fat tire
festival. I'm totally new to riding, had to try after being bugged to do it
by my climbing partners for the past three years. Now I'm totally hooked,
wondering why I didn't start earlier. I ride mainly at Little Bennett,
Schaeffer, and up at the Watershed. Will be riding at Snowshoe this
weekend. Here's to a sunny weekend!
PS Great site! Keep up the good work. Maybe a section on trip reports?
I'm sure your readers would love to submit some.
Hope you have a great time at Snowshoe! I have ridden the mountain many times on ski's and a snowboard, but only biked a few days there - near Elk River Touring. Last time I was there, it was after riding the Greenbriar River Trail from Cass to Covington. Stop by at Greenbank observatory if you get the time to see the world's largest radio telescope.
You can look for us at Little Bennet, Schaeffer, and certainly our favorite the "Catoctin Hiking Trail" in the watershed. We ride at these places all the time, just look for the "Webmountainbike" teal safari van, and you can be sure the "Wrecking Crew" is nearby. Say Hello if you see us...
Please let us know if you would like to do a "trip report" on your visit to Snowshoe. We would love to have it on our site... ~~MaNiMaL~~
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hey dr.stan, thanks for the cool swag. i'll give the glue-less pathches a
run but we've got these things called bull needles out here and they are
straight from hell!! 2 flats in a day is common and if you can't repair a
flat quickly, you get left to ride w/ the minnesota people. sedona and
flagstaff are just up the road and the riding atmosphere is world-class!!
i'll send some pics as soon as i can get my girl to show me how, you know, i
gather & she's smart. still no thought on the zen master, i hate those
things. hell, half the time its ALL a blur. the zen-master of flagstaff is a
guy called Cosmic Ray , check out his website www.mountainbikingarizona.com
& the guys at www.mountainbikeheaven.com are cool, too. hey man, i dig yer
website and i'll keep in touch. later, jimmy
Love the page. Question, I am about to buy a 97 VW edition Trek in good condition, it's a GT5600, any idea what it's worth, I'm afraid I'm gonna waste a few of my hard earned bucks on a dog. Any reply will be greatly apprieciated. E-mail me at Oldsock@netzero.net .
Puzzled in PA
If you provide additional info we can help you more. Does it have any suspension? What type? What are the bike components? - LX, XT, STX (if Shimano.) Let us know about the hubs, shifters, derailleurs, rims, fork, etc... Also, how much do you have to pay for it?
Let us know and we'll get back to you ASAP! ~~MaNiMaL~~
Hey. I really like your site. It's really cool. I just started mountain
biking a year or so ago. I did it about once about every week or two weeks.
Come fall I was really into it. I've only biked with a few people and
they think they are the Gods of muntain biking. They don't tell me any basic
tips or anything. So could you put up on your websites basic tips. Like
how to go downhill. How to bunny hop. How you should keep you seat when you
read, etc. I think that would be great.
We will include a section on the basics for new riders, and we think you have an excellent idea!! Thank You!!
Your message will be posted on our message board if that's o.k. with you, and we will let you know when the new page is up, and you can help us to add to it or modify it. You can expect a link of our new section sent to you fairly soon, and then you could give us some feedback.
Your comments and suggestions have earned you some free gear. Just let us know your address and we will send it out to you... ~~~MaNiMaL~~