View Full Version : mountain bikers on the planet?

04-13-2008, 09:20 AM
if so, what do you ride, and what kind of riding/where do you ride?

04-13-2008, 09:36 AM
About 14 tears ago, I took up the hobby, got my hands on a nice Park Pre. I've modded it over the years, planning on spending more time on my bike now.

Thing is, I gave up golf to take up mountain biking, and I still hit the same number of trees.

04-13-2008, 09:37 AM
if so, what do you ride, and what kind of riding/where do you ride?

I had a GT Timberline but I sold it and need to get a new one. I normally ride the trails at Shawnee Mission Park.

04-13-2008, 09:38 AM
Road rider myself, but I do have a Stumpjumper for cruising around with the wife and kids.

04-13-2008, 10:36 AM
I ride year round mostly in the Stony Creek Area outside of Harrisburg. Miles and miles of state game land that I've only seen probably 1/2 of after living here for five years. Stony Creek runs through the valley as well which has some decent fly fishing if you have one of those 4 or 5 piece rods you can strap to your back.

My ride is a GT I-Drive. Bought the 3.0 version about 3 years ago and never found anything that climbed or rode quiet as well. The only thing I would recommend is replacing the front shocks with better ones if you're going to be on extreme terrain. I've bottomed stock shocks out a couple times before replacing them with Z1 forks. Your wrists will thank you.


Al Bundy
04-13-2008, 10:39 AM
I ride a Trek and I ride over on the trails between Red Bridge and Blue Ridge right behind Holmes.

04-13-2008, 10:45 AM
I have an Avent Jibster, it's an aggressive hardtail. I mainly freeride, do some CC on it and I also race it in Cruiser class occasionally at the BMX track. If we had some slalom and/or any 4x races around here I would be there in a heartbeat!!!


Me on my Cruiser take at the local race yesterday:

My little guy kicked ASS yesterday!

I often put different rims with wider knobby tires on the kids bikes and take them to the trails. I love the looks my 6-yr-old gets from other MTBers when he is flying down the trails!

headsnap, more comfortable on two wheels than two feet...

04-13-2008, 10:51 AM
where's the motor?

04-13-2008, 11:21 AM
You bastards hog the mountain roads too
it must be tempting to run you off the side

04-13-2008, 01:00 PM
A first generation mountain bike. It really is a hybrid with 26 inch wheels. I don't jump and race. Lots of off pavement riding. The thing will go anywhere. I also road bike. It's all about the exercise. I'm getting shit for losing weight. The people I work with have never seen what I weighed 25-30 years ago. I've literally turned back the clock. Excluding the hair. Oh well.

04-13-2008, 02:52 PM
I mostly ride @ Smithville Lake, Blue River, and Landahl Park. I ride an Iron Horse Azure.