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Any mountain bikers here? Or just roadies?Just checking.<img alt="dontknow.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/dontknow.gif">
 

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Long time mountain biker here, though I never raced. At least not yet. JRoden was on the racing circuit for a while.
 

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I ride a MTB. Poorly. I've done one XTERRA and am planning another for this summer. I still wouldn't call what I do racing though.
 

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My mountain bike gets more riding time than my tri bike. I do it for the challenge of improving my technical riding skills (and there is lot's to improve!), plus it seems safer riding after dark on the trails than on the road, like I often have to do. I like to do epic/endurance events; last year I did a 24hr solo and a 100k ride. I don't do any short course racing.
 

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So are we gonna talk mountain biking, or did you just come in here to tease us? From your avatar, you appear to be a downhiller.<br><br>
post edited because I made an a$$ of myself.
 

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How many glasses of wine did you have before writing that?Actually I'm more of a cross country, technical trail rider.I do mostly 20-50 mile events.
 

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Ooops! Wasn't drunk, just trying (poorly) to poke fun at the mild undercurrent of rivalry between downhillers and XC riders. I ride cross-country, too, so hopefully we can be friends. My bad.
 

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I ride mostly in the Pacific NW, of course, but have ridden a good portion of the areas within a 12-hour drive. Sun Valley, Tahoe, Moab, St. George, Ogden, etc. Still lots of places I need to visit, though.
 

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I mostly ride eastern PA which is very rocky and rooty so it tends to be alot of technical single track.I went to the Vermont 50 this past fall and found it was a lot more up than down.I cramped up around mile 14 but hung out at one of the aid stations and consumed lots of salt and was able to finish.I plan on doing the "Wild 100" in W Virginia this year which will be my first 100.<img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif">
 

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Wow, I just looked this up and it looks like a blast! I love how they hand you the map just minutes before the race start. I'd be totally into something like this (maybe a shorter version to start) if I didn't live 3,500 miles away. Wonder if there's one around here...where do you find out about these types of races?
 

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I think someone on MTBR.com told me about it.It's supposed to be a well run event and some good technical riding.
 

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I'm actually further east than State.I do most of my riding at French Creek State Park.Very rocky, alot of climbing, "But not like Vermont", it's a great place for epic rides.
 

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I race around Bradford sometimes and have done the God's Country (both the MTB and running marathon) races near Coudersport
 

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I'm on my MTB every Friday morning. I love it...I'd ride it more but I'm already streached thin enough between my the kids, work and Tri training.
 
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