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They cancelled my surgery. They said I need a full shoulder replacement and I said no. I'll see if I can get a few more miles out of it. Made another Chino Vid Friday while it's blooming. Am I the only one still riding?

 

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I just rode Chino Hills today. I’m getting back into it and my 67 year old dad is kicking my ass up and down the hill. It’s amazing how green it is out there!
I get smoked by older guys once in a while. And they aren't on ebikes. Does your Dad ride often? I think some of Raptor Ridge and will be impassable in another month. What areas did you ride?
 

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I get smoked by older guys once in a while. And they aren't on ebikes. Does your Dad ride often? I think some of Raptor Ridge and will be impassable in another month. What areas did you ride?
My dad rides 1-2x per week, most times starting from Rimcrest and working his way around. He also rides Santiago Oaks quite a bit.

For me, I normally ride Telegraph (still working on getting back into it). When I lived in South County, I was riding Aliso Woods a lot but haven’t done that in awhile.
 

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My dad rides 1-2x per week, most times starting from Rimcrest and working his way around. He also rides Santiago Oaks quite a bit.

For me, I normally ride Telegraph (still working on getting back into it). When I lived in South County, I was riding Aliso Woods a lot but haven’t done that in awhile.
I ride Oaks 3xs a week. It was the best kept secret. Now it’s packed.
 

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Still riding but it’s been so damn windy here it’ll blow you off the bike. Did get in 14 miles yesterday and 11 miles today.👍🏻
 

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My son just picked this up last week. Damn who knew how much these F’rs cost. And he’s on the low side from what I hear.
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Nice Giant! Yeah, these bikes can get spendy. Nothing the average riverdaver can't handle. :)
Handle it or not. I don’t even want to ride it. Just because of the you break it , you fix it rule. Lol.


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Nice Giant! Yeah, these bikes can get spendy. Nothing the average riverdaver can't handle. :)
I looked into getting one but when it came time to fork over $4,000 I changed my mind. Too rich for my blood


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I looked into getting one but when it came time to fork over $4,000 I changed my mind. Too rich for my blood


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Mine too. I just find sort of baffling Let alone 4-5 k on a bike. people will spend 10+ k. . Hey I’m happy he’s in a place to afford it - but damn. I don’t think I could ever spend that for something I have to peddle. Lmao.


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I looked into getting one but when it came time to fork over $4,000 I changed my mind. Too rich for my blood


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You can get a good full suspension bike for half that.
 

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Great to see everyones still riding! I have been getting back to riding a few times each week, I kind of turned into a bitch over winter with the cold weather and wind I didnt ride much.

Its crazy how long it takes to build up your endurance and how fast you can loose it!

So I have question for you guys that ride a bunch. I notice some days, I am on the struggle bus...and by struggle bus I mean I ride a few of these trails locally and within 15 minutes of peddling I feel like I am short on breath or my heart is going to pop out my chest and my legs are burning. Other days I can ride the same section and it just flows and its not a struggle.

I notice on some rides that I have a few moments where I just feel like an out of shape clown on 2 wheels but then 30- 40 minutes into the ride everything clicks and your flowing and not breathing heavy, not struggling and legs feel good climbing etc.. Its kind of like your body is warmed up and working properly. I am assuming we all have our moments, but is this normal? And if its normal, what can you do to get warmed up sooner to avoid the struggle bus?
 

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Great to see everyones still riding! I have been getting back to riding a few times each week, I kind of turned into a bitch over winter with the cold weather and wind I didnt ride much.

Its crazy how long it takes to build up your endurance and how fast you can loose it!

So I have question for you guys that ride a bunch. I notice some days, I am on the struggle bus...and by struggle bus I mean I ride a few of these trails locally and within 15 minutes of peddling I feel like I am short on breath or my heart is going to pop out my chest and my legs are burning. Other days I can ride the same section and it just flows and its not a struggle.

I notice on some rides that I have a few moments where I just feel like an out of shape clown on 2 wheels but then 30- 40 minutes into the ride everything clicks and your flowing and not breathing heavy, not struggling and legs feel good climbing etc.. Its kind of like your body is warmed up and working properly. I am assuming we all have our moments, but is this normal? And if its normal, what can you do to get warmed up sooner to avoid the struggle bus?
I’m no expert so keep that in mind, but for me (and we’re all different) I can’t miss rides or I pay for it dearly. I’m talking about difficult “sufferfest” climbs. If I don’t put in the work on a regular basis my wind and leg strength quickly goes away. It’s all about hitting it consistently and making it hurt (yes, thats what she said).

Like anything else, putting in the time pays off in dividends. It’s beneficial for both fitness and technical skill coming down.

Obviously diet plays a part as well as hydration, but that goes without saying.

Now, to your point, I’ve trained at length for months at a time where I was doing everything right and eating well and still had the occasional weak day. My legs would hit a level of fatigue almost immediately and I knew my times would be shit or sometimes my legs would outpace my wind. I don’t know why that happens so I just pass it off as old age and keep on truckin. 😊
 
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I picked up a couple of Bulls Ebikes for me and my wife and my son rides a fantic. We ride every weekend. It has been the first real bonding experience for me and my son. Its expensive, but the hours of enjoyment finding new trails to ride and just being outside has been great for my family. I worked so much last year that I really felt like I was letting my family down because of always being at work. The bikes have brought us together. I have also been geeking out on these electric motorcycles. Sur ron x and Segway X260. Me and my boy will ride 15 to 20 miles on bikes and then ride 20 + miles on the surron/segway. I have found so many new trails near my house that i never knew existed!
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it’s all about seat time. Multiple rides a week

1x=no progress
2x=little progress
3x=maintaining
4x=progress
5x’s a week you will get strong quickly, but down side, you lose your fitness quicker!
 

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it’s all about seat time. Multiple rides a week

1x=no progress
2x=little progress
3x=maintaining
4x=progress
5x’s a week you will get strong quickly, but down side, you lose your fitness quicker!
Damn, that's depressing, but I think it's correct, especially for an old guy like me. My problem is I have too many things I want to do, so no way can I regularly ride several times a week. More like a few times a month. So I'm in a constant state of patheticness, even though I've been riding for over 10 years now. Oh well, at least I can still do it. Did an 18 miler on Sunday, granted mostly flatish trails, but still managed to clean a few steep climbs and hit some single track.
 

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Damn, that's depressing, but I think it's correct, especially for an old guy like me. My problem is I have too many things I want to do, so no way can I regularly ride several times a week. More like a few times a month. So I'm in a constant state of patheticness, even though I've been riding for over 10 years now. Oh well, at least I can still do it. Did an 18 miler on Sunday, granted mostly flatish trails, but still managed to clean a few steep climbs and hit some single track.
Once you get in the zone, and see progress it becomes fun. Plus you feel great which doesn't hurt. The more fit you are the more fun mtn biking becomes plus it carries over to other activities.
 

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Damn, that's depressing, but I think it's correct, especially for an old guy like me. My problem is I have too many things I want to do, so no way can I regularly ride several times a week. More like a few times a month. So I'm in a constant state of patheticness, even though I've been riding for over 10 years now. Oh well, at least I can still do it. Did an 18 miler on Sunday, granted mostly flatish trails, but still managed to clean a few steep climbs and hit some single track.
Agree with Sharp Shooter. Get addicted to the challenge. The fitness and enjoyment will follow!
 

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The wife has wanted to get into some bicycles for a while. I guess I waited too long because now every place is out of stock of just about everything under $2k. We hit up a local bike shop last week to get an idea of what is out there and the wife liked the Trek Marlin 6, so I picked it up for her for Mother's Day. Nothing available in my size though. Used Trek Marlin 6/7's go within hours around here. I found one yesterday, responded within 2 hrs of the ad being placed and still got beat out. At least she has one now...
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The wife has wanted to get into some bicycles for a while. I guess I waited too long because now every place is out of stock of just about everything under $2k. We hit up a local bike shop last week to get an idea of what is out there and the wife liked the Trek Marlin 6, so I picked it up for her for Mother's Day. Nothing available in my size though. Used Trek Marlin 6/7's go within hours around here. I found one yesterday, responded within 2 hrs of the ad being placed and still got beat out. At least she has one now...
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New and used bikes are selling like hot cakes!

I bought my 6 year old a new 20" Specialized MTB on Sunday as a present for her birthday in a few weeks. I call the bike shop religiously a few times each week to see what may or may have not shown up. Sunday was my day, they had 5 new 20" kids bikes show up. 4 of the 5 were claimed for and I was able to score the 5th one. I know it has been said before but the local bike shops say this pandemic has been better than any Christmas with all of the bikes they are selling.
 

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I just bought a giant reign last weekend. I haven't rode since I sold my giant glory last summer. I'm definitely out of shape but am excited to get back into riding.
 

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ride or die.
at least 3/4 days a week
el prieto trying to beak the 8 minute mark
haines jump line one of my favs.
sunset
rocky peak= undertow, grudge, g-spot
vahalla and scots
my usual go to rides
 
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ride or die.
at least 3/4 days a week
el prieto trying to beak the 8 minute mark
haines jump line one of my favs.
sunset
rocky peak= undertow, grudge, g-spot
vahalla and scots
my usual go to rides
I rode El P once and it took me 15 minutes. Not good. 😂
 

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I rode El P once and it took me 15 minutes. Not good. 😂
I just run out oxygen, towards the end. So I don't have , anything left to give , but hang on let off , the brakes
My fastest time is 8:11 . But always in the 8:20/8:45 range .
Doing it over a 100 times . Helps lol
 

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I just run out oxygen, towards the end. So I don't have , anything left to give , but hang on let off , the brakes
My fastest time is 8:11 . But always in the 8:20/8:45 range .
Doing it over a 100 times . Helps lol
That seems fast. I'd need to memorize it before hanging it out. It's a little far or I would put more laps in there. 👍
 

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Need some input from the MTB guys around here.

Looks like the rear cassette on my bike is pretty hammered and eventually needs to be replaced.

My bike is currently a 10 speed, is it worth while to upgrade to a 12 speed and also change out the front chain ring to an oval?
 

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Need some input from the MTB guys around here.

Looks like the rear cassette on my bike is pretty hammered and eventually needs to be replaced.

My bike is currently a 10 speed, is it worth while to upgrade to a 12 speed and also change out the front chain ring to an oval?
Go to 12 speed and no oval. Oval screws up your spin. If your go to 12 speed, make sure it’s compatible with all your drivetrain.
 

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Well, the wife was pushing me to get a bike just to ride with her, even though there were no new ones available. I've been looking for something used for a few weeks, but nothing in my size, in my area. Finally grabbed this 2016 Trek Marlin 6 yesterday for $525. It doesn't have a lockout front fork and has the older 3x8 gearset, but it will do until a new one comes along.

I have to say that is one uncomfortable seat though. I need something different ASAP.

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Well, the wife was pushing me to get a bike just to ride with her, even though there were no new ones available. I've been looking for something used for a few weeks, but nothing in my size, in my area. Finally grabbed this 2016 Trek Marlin 6 yesterday for $525. It doesn't have a lockout front fork and has the older 3x8 gearset, but it will do until a new one comes along.

I have to say that is one uncomfortable seat though. I need something different ASAP.
If you're serious about riding as in multiple times per week 5+ miles, go with a quality seat (lightweight gel) and padded shorts. If you're only going to cruise around the neighborhoods a big heavy beach cruiser seat might work for you.

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Gotta get mine out on the trails here in az.Seen some cool places to ride but ive only been riding around the neighborhood lately.
 

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I mixed things up a bit and took a new trail this morning. I usually ride 8-9 miles each morning, pushed a little harder and took a new trail. It was a steep, slippery, rocky bitch.

Camarilio grade in the background

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